December 21, 2018
Last Tuesday, the Board of Commissioners passed the new solid waste ordinance by a vote of 4-1 (Freer: No; Kwiatkowski, Sullivan, Fletcher, Butler: Yes). The revised ordinance no longer contains criminal penalties, but does still contain the following items that will affect all property owners:
- Trash containers must be street-side no earlier than 6:00 PM the evening before collection during the summer rental season, and no earlier than 48 hours before collection during the rest of the year
- All containers must be returned by 6:00 PM the day after collection
- The penalty is $50 per day
- For properties needing three or more containers (i.e., rental houses with five or more bedrooms) a recycling container can substitute for one of the trash containers
- The ordinance was effective the day after the meeting (i.e., last Wednesday)
Click here to view the new Solid Waste Ordinance 18-16. Click here to view the HBPOA statement made at the beginning of the meeting prior to the vote.
The Town plans to make arrangements for island-wide rollback services, but nothing new is currently in place. We assume that the rollback services are still in place for Ocean Blvd.
We will keep you informed of any new developments. We recommend you contact the commissioners directly regarding any questions or concerns.
December 14, 2018
The Town of Holden Beach Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday, December 18 for a Special Meeting at 10:00 AM and hold their regular monthly meeting at 7:00 PM.
The Special Meeting is about changes to how Solid Waste (trash and recyclables) are handled and how to charge for roll-outs and roll-backs. Click here for the Special Meeting Packet
HBPOA strongly encourages our members to read the proposed ordinance and Roll-back information included in the Special Meeting Packet and determine how these changes would apply to your situation. Note that there would be fines for rolling your cans out early or not rolling back in a timely manner. The current trash can roll-back along Ocean Boulevard is being eliminated and may be replaced with a new service, though that is still under discussion as is how to pay for the service. Other changes are also proposed.
Highlights at the evening regular meeting include a possible vote on the changes to the Solid Waste ordinance and implementing new roll -out and -back fees for trash cans, as well as hiring a lobbyist, and discussing the Lockwood Folly dredging issues. Click here for the meeting packet.
HBPOA will be at both meetings and an update of the changes will be included in the monthly Commissioners Meeting Summary. If you have questions or comments about the ordinance you may contact HBPOA at HBPOA@hotmail.com or the Commissioners by clicking here: Commissioner Contact Information
October 26, 2018
Membership Appreciation Breakfast
Saturday, October 27th
7:00 A.M. until 10:30 A.M.
HBPOA invites our members to attend the Annual Holden Beach Chapel Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, October 27, from 7:00 am until 10:30 am at the Holden Beach Chapel. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, bacon, fresh fruit, coffee and orange juice.
Each HBPOA member household that has paid 2018 membership dues will receive two free tickets at the breakfast. Additional tickets are available for purchase at the door. You can also take this opportunity to join HBPOA or renew your membership. We will have a table set up and you can check your membership status.
This is our Annual Member Appreciation Breakfast. We work in conjunction with the Men’s Fellowship at the Chapel by using this event and their time and talents in the kitchen to show our appreciation to our membership. Proceeds are used to purchase Thanksgiving turkeys for those less fortunate.
The Festival by the Sea is also this weekend. For the full schedule of events click here. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 27th!
October 20, 2018
The Town of Holden Beach Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday, October 23 for their regular monthly meeting. Highlights include possibly hiring a consultant for the Town, repaving West Brunswick Ave., building a second water tower, changing recycling and trash pick-up, modeling the Lockwood Folly Inlet, and the Sewer and Water Development Fee. Click here for the agenda and meeting packet.
August 30, 2018
June 4, 2018
Did you get the letter from the Town about the Public Hearing on adopting the Flood Maps? Homeowners have been waiting for these new maps since they were first presented in 2014 because 92% of the properties on the island will have a better flood rating. Many VE properties will even change to AE, resulting in lower flood insurance premiums when your policy renews after August 28! The public hearing is required by law for the Town to adopt the maps.
Check Your Property’s Flood Map Changes
You can check to see what the new flood maps for your property will be by clicking here. Zoom in to your property and you can determine what your current designation is. Click on your home and get all the details on the right side of your screen. Use the drop-down menu in the top right corner to change from Effective to Preliminary. This is what your new flood rating will be. Again, click your home to see the changes. Many properties go from a VE designation to AE – which will significantly lower insurance premiums. Most properties also have a lower Base Flood Elevation (BFE) which will also lower premiums.
Another factor for homeowners looking to do renovations is that the lower BFE will make this easier and less expensive.
May 19, 2018
May 5, 2018
The Town of Holden Beach Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday, May 8, for their regular monthly meeting. Highlights include discussion and possible action on creating an Assistant Town Manager position and filling the position with the Recreation and Shoreline Protection Manager, an update on the Sewer System Upgrades and scheduling dates for future meetings.
As always, you can drop us an email at email@example.com if you would like for us to ask a question or speak on your behalf at the meeting.
April 15, 2018
The Town of Holden Beach Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday, April 17, for their regular monthly meeting. Highlights include discussion and possible action on parking, an Inlet and Beach Protection Board and a presentation on the FEMA Flood Map adoption schedule. Also on the agenda is Resolution 18-02, which if approved, would revoke the terminal groin permit application and cease all further actions in pursuit of the terminal groin.
The HBPOA Board of Directors requested an extension to the comment period on the Terminal Groin Environmental Impact Statement. The comment period now expires on May 4, 2018. Comments should be submitted to Mr. Mickey Sugg, Wilmington Regulatory Field Office, 69 Darlington Avenue, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403, (910) 251-4811. For more information on the groin go to the HBPOA Terminal Groin page.
April 6, 2018
The Holden Beach Board of Commissioners will be looking carefully at the terminal groin at their meeting on Friday, April 6, at 7:00 PM. The agenda includes speakers in favor of and opposed to a terminal groin on the east end of the island. The packet for the meeting was released last night. HBPOA will be speaking and presenting information from the Easter Meeting where members voted to oppose the groin. For more information on the groin, including where you can download and read the Final Environmental Impact Statement click here.
The Commissioners will also meet Friday morning at 9:00 AM to discuss audit committee business, hear from the Town’s environmental attorney, Clark Wright, and review the revenue portion of the proposed FY 18-19 Town budget. You can click here to review the agenda and the meeting packet.