Holden Beach Property Owners Association

Representing the property owners of Holden Beach, NC

March 25, 2017
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March Board of Commissioners’ Update

March meeting highlights included a new beach walkway ordinance, inlet concerns and a new contract for the Town Manager with a 39% raise and a severance package.

Click here for a short summary of the results of the meeting.  You can now listen to an audio recording of the meeting. Click here to listen.

If you have not yet paid your 2017 Membership Dues you may do so by:

  • Clicking here to pay with PayPal undefined
  • By going to our website here
  • By mailing a check to PO Box 376, Supply, NC 28462.

Dues are $15 per year and you are welcome to pay more than one year at a time.
As always, feel free to email us at hbpoa@hotmail.com with your comments and questions and we will get back to you.

March 19, 2017
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March Commissioners’ Meeting

Here is the agenda for the March Board of Commissioners’ Meeting.  Highlights include a discussion about Beach Ambassadors, new rules for beach walkways, and a change to the way hurricane stickers are handled.

You can now review the whole meeting packet online here. The packet contains the agenda and background information on each agenda item.

As always, you can drop us an email at hbpoa@hotmail.com if you would like for us to ask a question or speak on your behalf at the meeting.

March 6, 2017
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Eastern Reach Renourishment

As a result of dredging the Lockwood Folly Inlet, Holden Beach is getting even more sand!  The new project is being called the “Eastern Reach” and will place approximately 130,000 cubic yards of sand from 240 OBE down to the last oceanfront house Amazing Grace.  This new project meets up with where the Central Reach started, meaning the whole beach strand as far west as 781 OBW will have been nourished.

Click here for a video!

 

March 4, 2017
by HBPOA
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Congressman David Rouzer Visits

Congressman David Rouzer

Congressman David Rouzer will host a 7th District Town Hall from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, March 6, to hear his constituents’ concerns.  The meeting will be at Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium, 150 College Road NE, Bolivia. 

HBPOA Board members will be there to discuss the delay in Flood Map implementation.  The new maps will benefit 92% of property owners on Holden Beach.  Please come join us and lend your support!

February 27, 2017
by HBPOA
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Central Reach Project Continues West of the Pier

We hope everyone is receiving the daily updates on the Central Reach Renourishment Project from the Town.  We wanted to share a few photos of what the project looks like from above.  This project is placing 1,300,000 cubic yards of beach quality sand from 240 OBE to 781 OBW, a total of over four miles.  The cost is approximately $15 million, paid for with BPART funds and increased property taxes for paying off 10-year Special Obligation Bonds.

In addition, at their last meeting, the Board of Commissioners approved the “Eastern Reach” project to place an additional 120,000 cubic yards of sand dredged from the Lockwood Folly Inlet on the east end from 240 OBE (where the Central Reach Project started), to Amazing Grace (the last oceanfront home on the east end of the island.  The cost to the Town will be only $76,000 for these 120,000 cubic yards of sand.

Combined, these two projects will renourish the beach strand from the east end to 781 OBW – basically, the entire length of the island that was in need of sand. Both of these projects will be complete this spring, so we will have a fantastic beach strand this summer! 

 

February 25, 2017
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February Commissioners’ Meeting Update

HBPOA Board Member Mike Sullivan addressed the Board of Commissioners regarding the flood map situation.

Click here for a short summary of the results of Tuesday night’s Board of Commissioners’ meeting.

You can now listen to an audio recording of the meeting.  Click here to listen.

HBPOA spoke at the meeting regarding the delay in implementing the new flood maps.  Implementation of the new maps will bring substantial savings to 92% of the island’s properties.  Working with the Board of Commissioners led to the adoption of Resolution 17-01.   Watch our website, HoldenBeachPOA.com, for more information as we continue to work on this issue.

As always, feel free to email us at hbpoa@hotmail.com with comments and questions and we will get back to you.

February 17, 2017
by HBPOA
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February Commissioners’ Meeting Agenda

Here is the agenda for the February Board of Commissioners’ Meeting.  Highlights include an update on Flood Insurance, peddling Italian ice on the strand, dredging the inlet and adding more sand, and shark fishing.  

Please note that the HBPOA has requested a spot on the agenda to discuss approval of the new flood maps.

You can now review the whole meeting packet online here. The packet contains the agenda and background information on each agenda item.

As always, you can drop us an email at hbpoa@hotmail.com if you would like for us to ask a question or speak on your behalf at the meeting.

January 15, 2017
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January Commissioners’ Meeting

Here is the agenda for the January Board of Commissioners’ Meeting.  Highlights include an update to the canal dredging plan, the Large Structure Report from P&Z and discussion about a change to the frontal dune ordinance.

You can now review the whole meeting packet online here. The packet contains the agenda and background information on each agenda item.

In addition, the Commissioners have scheduled a Budget Workshop for January 23rd.  Click here for the agenda.

As always, you can drop us an email at hbpoa@hotmail.com if you would like for us to ask a question or speak on your behalf at the meeting.

January 15, 2017
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Central Reach Headed West

The Central Reach beach renourishment project continues to make excellent progress down the strand.  The eastern leg is complete (down to 240 OBE) and now the western leg is beginning.   These photos were taken Friday, January 13, 2017.

 

This photo shows the current project area. The pipe comes from the transfer station 5000 feet offshore. Sand is pumped in a slurry through the pipe which now makes a turn and goes west. The pipe splits into two sections for different areas of the beach. Bulldozers are used to smooth and place the sand.

 

This shot is from the Lockwood Folly Inlet looking west. The nourishment project can be seen in the background.

This shows the easternmost end of the project and where it tapers off. Note the people in the foreground for perspective.

 

January 6, 2017
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Central Reach is Happening!

The long awaited Central Reach beach renourishment project has commenced.  Two dredges, the RN Weeks and the B.E. Lindholm are working 24/7 (weather permitting) to deliver sand to the beach.  The boats are alternating mining sand at the site off the west end of Oak Island and delivering it to a transfer station 5000 feet off the beach.  The sand is then pumped onto the beach via large pipes and put in place with bulldozers.  The photos and videos below show the nourishment adding 80′ – 100′ of sand to the beach.

The crews are currently working to add sand east to 240 OBE and then start to move west, going as far as 780 OBW, approximately 4.1 miles overall.

You can watch YouTube drone video flying west over the project here and moving east here (yes, that is a pelican fly-by).

You can track the dredge boats in real time here.  You can also see the shrimp boat Miss Adrianne working near the mining site.  This boat is used to scare turtles away from the intake.

For more information on the Central Reach project check out our Central Reach page.