LGC Tabled BHITA Bond Financing Application, Seeks Answers, Transparency, and Wants Parties to Work Together

The Local Government Commission (LGC) at its May 4, 2021 meeting discussed the Bald Head Island Transportation Authority’s proposed $56,144,303.30 revenue bond financing to purchase the Transportation Assets of Bald Head Island Limited and operate the Authority.  LGC staff recommended denial of the application because of concerns with the asset appraisals.  Some LGC members stated … Continued

Next Tuesday’s LGC Meeting on BHITA Application for $56,144,303.30 Financing

The Local Government Commission (LGC) at its May 4, 2021 meeting will be considering Bald Head Island Transportation Authority’s $56,144,303.30 revenue bond financing to purchase the Transportation Assets of Bald Head Island Limited and operate the Authority.  The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m.  and will be available online.  Online attendees must register in advance HERE … Continued

Arbor Day celebration, COVID-19, cell tower update, and more

Key information: Arbor Day is tomorrow, sneak peak of the Village’s virtual celebration Doorbell installed at Public Safety Building for after-hours use New cell tower update Village officials meet with D.C. delegation members Village Hall will be closed from 11-2 on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Drone flights for beach vitex starting mid-May An update from … Continued

NC Utilities Commission issues order allowing the motion to restore full ferry vessel capacity limit

The NC Utilities Commission has issued an ORDER allowing the motion filed by Bald Head Island Transportation, Inc. to resume ferry operations at full capacity but otherwise maintain operating policies in response to COVID-19. The Village sent THIS LETTER to the North Carolina Utilities Commission last week in support of Bald Head Island Transportation Inc.’s … Continued

Statement from Mayor Sayre Regarding the BHI Transportation System

To explain the present situation of the sale of Bald Head Transportation, a good place to start is the legislation that created the statute that in turn created the Bald Head Island Transportation Authority. The legislation was largely the brainchild of the Seller, Bald Head Island Transportation/Bald Head Island Limited. The Authority concept was essentially … Continued

Sand placement completed, Duke Energy siren, volunteer opportunity, and more.

Key information: Great Lakes Dredge and Dock finished pumping sand on 4/6, demobilization continues Duke Energy siren test to take place next Wednesday, 4/14 Barge service suspended again today through Wednesday, 4/14 NC Dept. of Environmental Quality is seeking volunteers to serve on the Bald Head Woods Reserve Advisory Committee Crown Castle is planning to … Continued

Village sends letter of support to NCUC for ferries to run at full capacity

The Village sent THIS LETTER to the NC Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) in support of Bald Head Island Transportation Inc.’s MOTION to resume ferry operations at full capacity. In the letter, Mayor Sayre indicated that the increase in ferry usage from seasonal visitors has already caused extremely long lines and bumped passengers.  He explained that in addition to vacation travel and tourism, the capacity limit has burdened … Continued

Barge to run tomorrow, road closures, Village offices closed

Key information: BHI barge will run tomorrow, limited ICE vehicle traffic has been authorized Road closures near the Village Chapel this Sunday Village offices and the IPC/PO will be closed tomorrow in observance of Good Friday Barge – The barge will be running tomorrow which is also a Village holiday. The Village has authorized ICE … Continued

Phone service disruption, COVID-19 update

Key information: AT&T/Bell South service disruption planned for Thursday, April 1st North Carolina continues to ease COVID-19 restrictions and announces accelerated timeline for Group 4 and 5 REMINDERS: Contractor Services Project, Wilmington Harbor Maintenance Dredging Project update, Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) survey, golf cart registration enforcement, Village offices will be closed on April 2, 2021 … Continued

Transportation System Acquisition Update

As reported last week, at the March 19, 2021 Village Council Meeting, Mayor Sayre made the following statement on behalf of the Village Council, “After much consideration and public input, the Village Council is unanimously committed to pursuing the Village’s acquisition of the transportation system.  The Village will send a letter to the State Treasurer … Continued