- The barge is down indefinitely, please conserve waste and fuel.
- Solid waste pick-up may be delayed this week for some customers.
- A summary of the Village’s efforts to expand its wastewater treatment plant to meet build-out.
- Village Council Special Meeting Thursday, November 9, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.
- Village Chapel Thanksgiving Card Project, Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- The third annual Golf Cart Christmas Parade will take place on Friday, November 24, 2023, line-up begins at 3:30 p.m. at the Shoals Club.
- Angel Trees at BHI Chapel, Horizons Restaurant, and Shoals Club, gifts being collected through November 30, 2023.
- Annual change from chloramines to chlorine is currently underway.
- Municipal election day is tomorrow, Tuesday, November 7, 2023.
- Village offices will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2023, in observance of Veterans Day.
- The next regular Village Council meeting is on Friday, November 17, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.
- Village offices will be closed on November 23 and 24, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Barge is Down
Barge customers were notified by Bald Head Island Transportation, Inc. that the barge will not be running today, Monday, November 6, 2023. Repairs need to be made and the estimated time of completion of the repairs is unknown at this time. The barge office will notify customers (including the Village) as soon as they know the barge is safe to operate.
In the meantime, food, mail, toiletries, etc. will be transported to the island via ferry. What will not occur until the repairs are made is the hauling of waste off the island and fuel deliveries. The Village would like all Islanders to do what they can to conserve waste and fuel until further notice is given of the status of the barge service.
Due to space on the ferries, some packages may not make it to the island until barge service resumes.
Solid Waste Pick-Up
GFL (Green for Life) is one truck down this week, so there may be a delay in solid waste pickup for some customers. The truck that is down is currently stuck at Kinross Court and will be there until a suitable tow truck arrives via barge.
Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion
The Village is proactively working to be on target to start on its wastewater treatment plant expansion project well ahead of build-out with plans and permit applications completed by late summer/early fall 2024. A summary of this project has been prepared and posted to the Village Projects webpage and Utilities webpage. The summary gives additional background on what the Village’s service demands are, what the Village is required to do and when, what has been accomplished, and what is currently in the works.
Village Council Special Meeting
The Village Council will have an informational meeting on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to discuss the 2025 beach nourishment general obligation bond financing. Agenda HERE.
Thanksgiving Card Project
The Village Chapel Community Outreach team invites all to participate in a Thanksgiving Card project on Saturday, November 11 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Bald Head Association Center next to the chapel.
Come assemble a pre-designed handmade Thanksgiving greeting card for the homeless or displaced in Brunswick County. Bring $20 cash for food card inserts. Brunswick County Streetreach (BCSTR) will deliver the cards to someone in need during the week of Thanksgiving. For questions, contact Brandy Munroe at Brandy@BaldHeadIslandServices.com or 910-471-4433.
Golf Cart Christmas Parade
The island’s third annual Christmas Golf Cart Parade will take place on Friday, November 24, 2023. Line-up begins at 3:30 p.m. at the Shoals Club. The parade will start at 4:30 p.m. and will head down South Bald Head Wynd with the Department of Public Safety’s fire truck, Santa, and Mayor Quinn at the lead. The parade ends at the BHI Club. The entry fee is $20 (Venmo @christine-osborne-22). All proceeds benefit Brunswick Family Assistance. For questions, contact Christine Osborne or Joyce Nelson.
The Village Chapel Community Outreach team has brought back the Angel Tree program this year to help those in need in Brunswick County. Angel Trees will be located in the Village Chapel, Horizons, and the Shoals Club. Select a star from one of the three Angel Trees, complete the sign-up sheet, place it in the registration box next to the tree, and grant at least two wishes from the list inside your selected star. Bring the unwrapped gifts with the Angel List attached to 2E Merchants Row from Monday to Saturday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Gifts must be dropped off by November 30 to ensure Christmas delivery. For questions, contact Kristin (email@example.com) or Brandy (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Annual Change from Chloramines to Chlorine
The annual change from chloramines to chlorine is now underway and is expected to continue through early December 2023. Customers may notice some discoloration and the presence of sediment in your water. These conditions are not harmful and should be of short duration. For more information, view the full notice HERE.
Municipal election day is tomorrow, Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The election day polling site for BHI is located at The Brunswick Center at Southport 1513 N Howe St, Suite 1.
If you are voting absentee your hand-delivered ballot is due at the Board of Elections office by 5:00 p.m. tomorrow (11/7) or it must be postmarked on or before tomorrow (11/7), the mailed ballots are due by November 13, 2023.
Photo ID is now required when voting in person (see notice HERE). If voting absentee, a photocopy of an acceptable ID/Photo ID exception form must be returned with the ballot. The ballot also needs two witness signatures or a notary signature. Village Hall staff will assist with photocopies and notary services (8:30 to 3:30 M-F) for absentee voters for this municipal election.
Most answers to questions can be found on the Brunswick County Board of Elections website HERE. If you have questions, please direct them to Brunswick County Board of Elections at email@example.com or 910-253-2620.
Village offices will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2023, in observance of Veterans Day. This includes the Island Package Center and Post Office and Public Safety administration. The IPC/PO will be open on Saturday, November 11 at its normal hours (10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.).
Next Village Council Meeting
The next regular Village Council Meeting is scheduled for Friday, November 17, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. in the multi-purpose room in the Department of Public Safety (273 Edward Teach Ext.). The agenda will be posted HERE. Zoom information to listen-in remotely can be found HERE.
A public hearing will be held during this meeting on the Commercial Design Standards drafted by the Commercial Area Planning Taskforce. See the public notice for further details HERE. If you would like to receive public hearing notices, please contact Darcy Sperry at firstname.lastname@example.org and request to be added to the Village’s Sunshine List.
Village offices will be closed on November 23 and 24, for the Thanksgiving holiday. This includes the Island Package Center and Post Office and Public Safety administration.
The IPC/PO will have extended hours on Wednesday, November 22, and will be open from 10:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m. If you are expecting to have packages sent to the IPC/PO for your holiday celebration, we recommend that you order it as early as possible to ensure timely delivery, by November 9, is suggested.
BHI Transportation, Inc. has released the Thanksgiving ferry schedule. You can view it HERE.
If you have any questions about what you have read in this announcement or about any Village matter, please contact the Village’s Public Information Officer, Carin Faulkner at (910) 457-9700 ext. 1025 or email email@example.com.