Holden Beach Property Owners Association

Representing the property owners of Holden Beach, NC

September 27, 2022
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Commissioners’ Meeting Follow Up




TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2022 – 5:00 P.M.

Click here for the meeting packet.

Click here to listen to the audio of the meeting.


PUBLIC HEARING: Board of Commissioners’ Intent to Permanently Close a Portion of Carolina Avenue from its Intersection with Jordan Boulevard to its Intersection with Quinton Street

Public Comments:

Member of the public: Didn’t see the need to take away a road to make more parking.
Jim Bauer: Closing the street could make it more difficult for emergency services.
Mike Felmly: Opposed to closing the street because it may devalue neighboring property values and increase difficulties for emergency services.  Should be part of a capital improvement program.


1.    Invocation

2.    Call to Order/ Welcome

3.    Pledge of Allegiance

4.    Agenda Approval Approved unanimously.

5.    Approval of Minutes Approved unanimously.

a. Minutes of the Public Hearing/Regular Meeting of August 16, 2022

6.    Public Comments on Agenda Items
Jim Bauer, 329 OBW: Wanted to discuss the Pier Grant, which was not on the agenda.
Martha Myers, Bolivia, NC:  Support for beach mats for the handicapped.
Mike Felmley:  Opposed to paid parking and closing street to add more parking.
7.    Status Update and Additional Work Needed for Corps’ Coastal Storm Risk Management Study – Colonel Bennett (Assistant Town Manager Ferguson)   Heard a report on the Corps project.  Additional $1,250,000 needed for expanded scope and additional 11 months.  Town Manager will draft a letter of Intent for the Corps to be discussed at the Special Meeting.

8.    Police Report – Chief Dixon  Typical summer month (August).  Number of incidents declined.  Otto Connect is handling parking issues, freeing them up for other duties.  It is Child Passenger Safety week.  Children under two years should be in rear facing car seat – including in Low Speed Vehicle.  October 1st is Run HB.  Highpoint St. to Dunescape to LouLou’s Restaurant will be down to a single lane, including the bridge.   October 8 is Cycle NC and the bridge won’t be closed.  Oct. 29-30 is Festival by the Sea.  The Department is still down two employees.  He has created a video on Low Speed Vehicles and safety.

9.    Inspections Department Report – Inspections Director Evans There are 51 active permits for new construction, 418 other permits, 30 waiting to be picked up.  One structure, 191 OBW, has been condemned and will be demolished.

10. Discussion and Possible Action on Statements of Qualifications Received for Block Q and the Pier Properties – Town Manager Hewett Town Manager prepared a score sheet for the bids.  They will add this topic to the agenda for the Special Meeting, September 28.

11. Discussion and Possible Action on Ordinance 22-20, An Order Closing Carolina Avenue from its Intersection with Jordan Boulevard to its Intersection with Quinton Street – Town Clerk Finnell No action taken at this time.  Commissioners concerned about closing the street without any pending development on the property.   

12. Discussion and Possible Scheduling of a Date to Hold a Special Meeting to Interview Potential Candidates to Fill the Vacancy on the Board of Commissioners and to Select a New Member to Fill the Vacancy – Town Clerk Finnell  Meeting set for September 28 at 5:30PM.

13. Discussion and Possible Action on Potential Funding Options Presented by Brunswick County for Biosolids Disposal – Public Works Director Clemmons The County is upgrading the sewer disposal facility.  Option 2B was selected unanimously as the best option for us, an increase of $36,399/yr for 20 years.  However, the County can pick whichever option they want.

14. Discussion and Possible Direction on Establishing a Stormwater Management Program – Public Works Director Clemmons Motion to create an RFQ for an engineering firm to create a master plan for stormwater management for the Commissioners to review.  Approved unanimously.

15. Discussion and Possible Action on Encroachment Agreement between the Town and Jerry Fairchild (222 Ocean Boulevard East) – Inspections Director Evans Approved unanimously.

16. Discussion and Possible Action on Jordan Boulevard Restrooms – Commissioner Kwiatkowski No action taken.

17. Inlet Hazard Area Situation Update from Town Staff – Commissioner Kwiatkowski Inspector Evans gave an update on the new Inlet Hazard Areas.  The CRC has approved the new boundaries. 

18. Discussion and Possible Action on Planning for Dry Sand Placement of Mats and Discussion of Potential Residential Use for Walkways – Commissioner Kwiatkowski CRC is reviewing allowing beach mats on the dry sand with agreements from wildlife agencies. Motion to have staff begin planning for dry sand placement of mats and placement of mats parallel to the water for handicapped individuals.  Approved unanimously.

19. Discussion and Possible Approval of Ordinance 22-21, An Ordinance Enacting and Adopting a Supplement to the Code of Ordinances of the Town of Holden Beach, North Carolina (Supplement 17) – Town Clerk Finnell Approved unanimously.

20. Discussion and Possible Approval of Resolution 22-08, Resolution Approving Truist Signature Card – Town Clerk Finnell Approved unanimously.

21. Discussion and Possible Action on Ordinance 22-22, An Ordinance Amending Ordinance 2214, The Revenues and Appropriations Ordinance for Fiscal Year 2022 – 2023 (Amendment No. 1) – Budget & Fiscal Analyst McRainey Approved unanimously.

22. Public Comments on General Items Martha Myers, Bolivia, Why is there a handicap mat at the access stairs at Ave D.?  Answer:  It was not placed for wheelchairs, but for others, as a demonstration project.

23. Town Manager’s Report Paid Parking has brought in $417,577, incurred $50,863 in expenses for a net income of $366,714 since starting in May.  The FEMA beach nourishment project is pending close out.  The interest on the bonds will be covered.  Sand compatibility was not as expected and will be monitored for two years.  Grants for the Pier and for the access parcel adjacent to the pier are pending.  Expect to accept the grants at the October meeting.

24. Mayor’s Comments It’s hurricane season, have a plan.  The beach is in excellent condition.  Traffic on the island has slowed down considerably in the last month.

25. Board of Commissioners’ Comments

  • Commissioner Smith:  Thanks to all who came out and those that applied for the vacancy.  Thanks to the Police Department for the LSV safety video.  Be prepared for hurricanes!
  • Commissioner Dyer:  Asked about the shark tournament.  She emphasized that there is no plan for the pier or Block Q yet – everything is in the planning stages.
  • Commissioner Murdock:  Thanks to all who came out and listened online.  The island is growing.  The plans for Block Q and the Pier are not solidified.  Block Q may not be for parking, could also be green space, still working on a plan.
  • Commissioner Kwiatkowski: Encouraged people to hang around until the end of the meeting and bring up questions, concerns and comments during the second public comment period of each meeting.  She thanked Mr. Clemmons for his work on the Stormwater Master Plan.

26. Closed Session Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 143-318.11(a)(6), Personnel (Commissioner Murdock), North Carolina General Statute 143-318.11(a)(3), Consult with the Attorney (Town Manager Hewett) and North Carolina General Statute 143-318.11(a)(1), To Prevent the Disclosure of Privileged Information (Town Clerk Finnell)

27. Adjournment

August 30, 2022
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Membership Meeting

Join us for the Holden Beach Property Owners Annual General Meeting!

This Saturday, September 3, 10:00am at the Chapel!

Get an update on what is happening at Holden Beach.  There is a lot going on!  The Pier, Paid Parking, Bike Lanes, and other topics will be covered.

Learn what the organization has been up to, and network with your fellow members. 

Elections to the Board will be held. 

If you can’t join us in person we will be using Zoom.  Here is the meeting link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2513296660

July 25, 2022
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It’s Parks and Rec Month in Holden Beach!

Bridgeview Park when it first opened.  Since this photo was taken a Picnic Shelter, Transient Boat Dock, and a Splash Pad have been added.

The Holden Beach Parks and Rec Advisory Board asked HBPOA to share the following information with our members.  We hope you can participate!

National Park & Recreation Month

Join us in celebrating National Park and Recreation Month with some special activities highlighting all that Holden Beach has to offer. Participants in each activity will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win fun prizes.

Holden Beach BINGO

Embark on an adventure around the island with our special Holden Beach bingo sheets. To participate, complete activities on the sheet to try to get a bingo and be sure to take a picture of each activity. Once you get a bingo, send your completed bingo sheet as well as your photos of each activity to [email protected]. Submissions are due by Thursday, July 28th to be entered into the prize drawing taking place on Friday, July 29th.

Photo Contest

Help us capture the beauty of our local parks by entering our photo contest. To participate, take a picture of your favorite park and send it to [email protected]. Please submit your photos by Thursday, July 28th and a winner for the best photo will be chosen on Friday, July 29th.

July 25, 2022
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July Commissioners’ Meeting

Board of Commissioners’ Meeting Agenda

July 2022




1.    Invocation

2.    Call to Order/ Welcome

3.    Pledge of Allegiance

4.    Agenda Approval Added 7A  (budget amendment) and 23A (a closed session to consult with the attorney).  Approved as amended.

5.    Approval of Minutes All approved.

a.     Minutes of the Special Meeting of May 31, 2022
b.     Minutes of the Special Meeting of June 10, 2022
c.     Minutes of the Regular Meeting of June 21, 2022

6.    Public Comments on Agenda Items

      • James Bauer, 329 OBW, golf carts have many inherent dangers.  Besides the obvious problems, the lithium ion batteries are extremely dangerous due to the flammability.
      • Tracey Thomas, 109 Frigate, discussed the concerns about lowering the speed limit on OBW during the offseason.  She quoted from the NCDOT study that determined the speed limit is currently correct.
      • Other letters are online.

7.    Discussion and Possible Action on National Park & Recreation Month Proclamation – Assistant Town Manager Ferguson Approved unanimously.

8.    Discussion and Possible Setting of Public Hearing for NC Public Beach and Coastal Waterfront Access Grant Application – Assistant Town Manager Ferguson Grant application for Hatteras ramp and walkway on the 50’ access parcel at the Pier. Voted unanimously to set a Public Hearing prior to the August Regular Meeting.

9.    Police Report – Chief Dixon  Two officers short, not much to report on.  Be ready for storms. 

10. Discussion and Possible Action on Golf Cart Violation Reporting Tasker – Mayor Pro Tem Smith and Commissioner Kwiatkowski Follow up on a previous request to get a monthly report on golf cart violations. Police Chief concerned about discrimination. Police Department says they can’t provide the data.  The PD agreed to provide a report.

11. Discussion and Possible Action on Speed Limit on Ocean Boulevard – Commissioner Dyer Concerned about the 45 MPH on OBW in the offseason.  After Bike Lanes are put in it will become more dangerous.  Motion to keep the speed limit 35 MPH year-round, passed 3-1 with Commissioner Smith voting to keep the current practice of changing limit to 45 MPH in the offseason.  The actual ordinance change will be brought back next month for approval.

12. Inspections Department Report – Inspections Director Evans  Gave report on department’s activities.  Growth continues.

13. Discussion and Possible Action on Ordinance 22-17, An Ordinance Amending Town of Holden Beach Code of Ordinances, Chapter 112: Peddlers – Inspections Director Evans Voted unanimously to allow sales on the strand from 10AM – 6PM, April 1 to November 1.  A brick-and-mortar store on the island is required.  Ordinance to be sent to the Town Attorney for review and pending no issues go into effect August 1.

a.     Fee Schedule Revision Fee was revised to add $250 for a license and $1000 per cart, for up to five carts

14. Discussion and Possible Action on Status Update for Wetland Delineation of Marsh and 800 Block Lots – Inspections Director Evans Delineation revealed nine parking spots on Sailfish, four on Sand Dollar, none on Scotch Bonnet. There is room to add a lot in the 800 Block and some spots in the 700 Block, with possible additional spots for golf carts.  No action taken.  Bulkheading is needed and desired, but funds are not available.  

15. Discussion and Possible Approval of Resolution 22-07, Resolution of Intent to Permanently Close a Portion of Carolina Avenue – Town Clerk Finnell   Public Hearing set for immediately prior to September Regular Meeting.

16. Discussion and Possible Action on Statements of Qualifications Received for Block Q and the Pier Properties – Town Manager Hewett Only one bid was received.  Commissioners asked the Town Manager to send it out for bids again.

17. Discussion of Post & Rope Definitions and Other Considerations Related to Section 95.05 Streets Rights-of-Way and Determination of Next Steps – Commissioner Kwiatkowski Discussed forming a committee to review Post-n-Rope, but decided to ask the League of Municipalities about the liability issue of items in the rights-of-way.

18. Discussion and Possible Selection of Members to Serve on Town Boards – Town Clerk Finnell  Peggy Schiavone and Keith Smith were appointed to the Parks and Rec Board.   Richard Griffin was appointed to a regular position on the Board of Adjustment and Gerald Arnold and Rick McInturf will serve as Alternates.  John Cain was appointed to the regular position on the Planning and Zoning Board.   Mark Francis and Aldo Rovito were appointed to the alternate positions. 

19. Discussion and Possible Action on Monthly Financial Report Content – Commissioner Kwiatkowski Town Manager and Inspection Department will bring suggestions back about the appropriate level of detail to be put in place for September.

20. Public Comments on General Items

  • Talah Woods, a Supply resident, concerned about the lack of lifeguards.
  • Keith Smith, Durham St. commented that regarding golf carts it is up to parents to keep children safe, not ordinances.

21. Town Manager’s Report

  • FEMA Project Special Obligation Bonds have rolled over to a new interest rate.  It has not been determined if interest is reimbursable.
  • Seagull street was paved.  The shared cost appears to be $2800 per 50’ lot for property owners on Seagull. 
  • The Town is still down five employees.
  • Enabling legislation for all paid parking revenue to be used as desired passed the NC General Assembly.  
  • Lift Station #1 (the one near the bridge) needs to be upfitted and have increased capacity.  It is not in the Capital Plan. 

22. Mayor’s Comments
The Mayor and Town Attorney prepared legal action regarding a proposed Shark Fishing Tournament.  The Town is not opposed to fishing from the beach but is opposed to shark fishing near swimmers.  The tournament has been postponed until October.  It is hurricane season, the Town is prepared.  The traffic on the weekends is better this year, kudos to the PD department for blocking left-hand turns as people come off the bridge.  The concerts are going well; crowd behavior has improved.

23. Board of Commissioners’ Comments

    • Commissioner Smith complimented the concerts and thanked the Board volunteers.  We need to do something about LSVs, contact him!  He recognized Gerald Brown’s passing. 
    • Commissioner Murdock also thanked the volunteers, he also recognized Gerald Brown and his family. 
    • Commissioner Dyer thanked the staff, volunteers, and remembered Gerald Brown. 
    • Commissioner Kwiatkowski recognized the volunteers.  She discussed the storm water issue and said it is a work in progress and also remembered Gerald.

23A. Added Agenda item: Executive Session to consult with Town        Attorney.  No action taken.

24. Adjournment

Click here for the meeting packet and here for the audio of the meeting.

June 23, 2022
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June Commissioners’ Meeting

The Board of Commissioners met Tuesday, June 21.  The results of the meeting are below.

1.    Invocation

2.    Call to Order/ Welcome Commissioners Brown and Murdock were absent due to illness.  Commissioner Murdock participated for part of the meeting via phone.

3.   Pledge of Allegiance

4.    Agenda Approval Voted unanimously to amend agenda to move items #10 and #17 up on the agenda.  Approved as amended.

5.    Approval of Minutes Minutes approved with the correction on May 20 Minutes to change “moral” to “morale”.
a.     Minutes of the Special Meeting of April 21, 2022
b.     Minutes of the Special Meeting of April 25, 2022
c.     Minutes of the Regular Meeting of May 17, 2022
d.     Minutes of the Special Meeting of May 20, 20226.   Public Comments on Agenda Items

Pat Cusak: Project Coordinator for Turtle Patrol.  In favor of lighting ordinance.  They lose hatchlings every year due to lighting on the beach. 

John Safelli: President of the Turtle Patrol, supports the lighting ordinance changes.

Ashley Royal: Agenda #14 Strong supporter of private business but not in favor of selling items on the beach strand.  It would be hard to turn away others who wanted to sell things or services.

Jeff Trombly: not in favor of flood lights.

Marti Arrowood: In favor of Sunset Slush pushcarts on the strand.

James Bauer:  Concerned about the Town’s finances. Regarding slushies on the beach, concerned about opening the door and where it stops.  Does not think it is a good idea.  Asked what is going on with the pier?  Is there any further information?

Additional Comment posted online.

6A.   Lighting Ordinance changes. Moved up Item Number 10, see below.

6B.   Paid Parking Ordinance changes moved up.  See item number 17 below.

7.    Police Report – Lieutenant Dilworth   Busy summer.  There was no train wreck as mentioned on the report.  Golf cart compliance is improving. Traffic has not required closing the left turn on the bridge. 

8.    Fire Department Update – Fire Chief Todd Call volume is increasing.  Average response time on the beach is 6:56 minutes this year, 7:22 minutes last year.  Three structure fires so far on the island this year.  The on-island station is staffed May 1 until hopefully end of September and is not staffed at night.

9.    Inspections Department Report – Inspections Director Evans Reviewed the presentation in the meeting packet.  The department is required by law and follows the processes prescribed by the State and the Town.  There are four people in the department.

10. Discussion and Possible Approval of Ordinance 22-13, An Ordinance Amending the Holden Beach Code of Ordinances, Chapter 92: Nuisances (Outside Lights) – Mayor Pro Tem Smith Motion to approve to be effective January 2023, approved unanimously.  Read the approved ordinance here to make sure you are in compliance.

11. Discussion and Possible Action on Town Landscaping Contract with Coastal Creations – Assistant Town Manager Ferguson Unanimously approved Option #2 to keep the status quo on the North side of bridge, no additional landscaping.

12. Discussion and Possible Approval of Ordinance 22-14, The Revenues and Appropriations Ordinance for Fiscal Year 2022 – 2023 – Town Manager Hewett This is the Budget for 2022-2023.  Approved unanimously.

13. Discussion and Possible Approval of Contract with the Department of Transportation for Bike Lanes on Ocean Boulevard – Town Manager Hewett  Approved unanimously.

14. Discussion and Possible Action on Request by Sunset Slush Classic Italian Ice to Utilize Vending Carts on the Beach Strand – Commissioner Dyer Owner made a presentation on their business. By consensus, Town staff will bring a proposed ordinance change to the next meeting.

15. Discussion and Possible Action on Status Update for Wetland Delineation of Marsh and 800 Block Lots – Commissioner Murdock Handled by Commissioner Kwiatkowski in Commissioner Murdock’s absence.  By consensus, the Staff will bring back a determination of how many golf carts and/or regular vehicles could potentially be parked along the marshes and in the 700 and 800 blocks. Bulkheading would be required.

16. Discussion and Possible Action on Ordinance 22-15, An Ordinance Amending Ordinance 2113, The Revenues and Appropriations Ordinance for Fiscal Year 2021 – 2022 (Amendment No. 18) – Town Manager Hewett Housekeeping budget amendment to recognize paid parking revenue and expenses.  To date, Paid Parking has had $166,749 in revenues and $37,412 in expenses.  Passed unanimously.

17. Discussion and Possible Action on Addressing Paid Parking Issues Identified by the Town Police Department – Commissioner Kwiatkowski

a.     Ordinance 22-16, An Ordinance Amending the Holden Beach Code of Ordinances, Title VII: Traffic Code Amends where you can park from 2-5am.  Also adds additional signage clarifying parking.  Motion to approve signage unanimously approved.  Motion to adopt 22-16 which changes overnight parking.  Approved unanimously.

18. Discussion and Possible Setting of Date to Hold Interviews for Vacancies on Town Boards – Town Clerk Finnell The Board will hold interviews for Town Board vacancies prior to the July 19 Regular Meeting.  Agreed by consensus.

19. Discussion and Possible Action on Bonus Proposed by the Board – Town Manager Hewett Unanimously authorized a $750 bonus for staff to be paid this month.

20. Discussion and Possible Action on Updating Section 2. Administration and Maintenance of the Personnel Policy and Updated Salary Ranges – Town Clerk Finnell  Unanimously approved increased salary ranges.  Agreed to not automatically make increases, policy will stay as it is.

21. Discussion and Possible Action to Request that the Planning & Zoning Board Evaluate and Propose any Appropriate Changes to Ordinance 94.03, Frontal Dune Policy and Regulations, in Particular §94.03(C)(2) Regarding Walkway Policies that Limit Construction South of the Frontal Dune as Defined in §94.03(A) With the Exception of Property Owners with Lots that Have More Than 300 Feet from the Seaward Toe of the Frontal Dune to the Last Line of Natural Stable Vegetation and Also Advise the Board on the Suitability of Moving Portions of §94.03 to Chapter 157: Zoning Code – Commissioner Kwiatkowski Approved by consensus.

22. Public Comments on General Items

Ashley Royal:   Works with the Planning Department and feels they are doing their difficult job very well.  He does not support bulkheading to allow more paid parking.  Also encouraged them to move slowly to allow peddlers on the strand.

23. Town Manager’s Report Work on the FEMA Storm Damage Repair Project “Central Reach 2” is complete, hoping for a final inspection in July. Seagull St. paving should be starting at anytime.  The RFQ for engineering for the Pier and Block Q is out and due back June 24.  Food Trucks have started at the Pier but are struggling.  Some reservations have been made for the camper spaces the Town owns.  The CAMA grant reimbursement for the for the access parcel is expected next month.   

24. Mayor’s Comments  Concerts are going well.  Lieutenant Dilworth gave a  reminder that all fireworks are prohibited.  It isn’t just a ticket – it is a misdemeanor requiring an appearance in front of a judge.  Sparklers are the only thing allowed.  It is for fire control.  Be prepared for a hurricane.  Emergency access is needed at the far west end beyond the gate.  There has been a change in the rules for service dogs.  

25. Board of Commissioners’ Comments

Commissioner Smith:  Thanks to those who came to the meeting.  Thanks to the staff.  Please no fireworks.

Commissioner Dyer:  The 9-5 Dog ordinance is also for dogs’ safety.  They can burn paws, sunburn and dehydrate.  Work on the Pier so far looks great.

Commissioner Kwiatkowski:  Thanks to speakers and staff.  The Town is moving forward on Pier with a RFQ for a plan for the Pier and Block Q.

26. Adjournment


May 21, 2022
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Pier Underwater Due Diligence Report Completed

Taken from MidAtlantic Underwater Inspection Report May 2022.

MidAtlantic Engineering Partners released their report on the pier underwater inspection.  The inspection identified 91 piles with minor defects, 12 piles with moderate defects, 2 piles with major defects, and 14 piles with severe defects.  MidAtlantic estimated the recommended repairs to cost $116,000 including the performance of a pier-wide structural analysis for $32,000.

At their Special Meeting on May 20th, the Town confirmed the $116,000 cost was in addition to the $500,000 to $750,000 in repair costs identified in the above-water pier due diligence inspection performed by ATM last year.

Click here for the Underwater Inspection ReportClick here for the above water due diligence report.

May 21, 2022
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Causeway Project Moves Ahead

The Grand Strand Area Transportation Study (GSATS) Metropolitan Planning Organization is requesting a consultant to study the Causeway and address concerns related to vehicular and pedestrian safety, curb‐cut spacing, right‐of‐way encroachments, and parking deficiencies.  This study will help guide road improvements and redevelopment along the one‐mile span of the causeway from Sabbath Home Road to the Intracoastal Waterway.

The Consultant will prepare a report that identifies the recommendations of the study, including maps, visual alternatives, descriptions of the project, detailed cost estimates, implementation schedule, and assignment of lead and supporting entities needed to complete the project.  Click here to read the Request for Letters of Interest.

April 29, 2022
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Paid Parking Coming Soon!

After months of discussion, Paid Parking will begin May 1 on Holden Beach.  The Town has placed information on its website about Paid Parking including rates, how to purchase a pass, and a chart of locations.  Click here to view it.

HBPOA has created  Parking Maps to show where paid parking is located, the number of spots, and the type of vehicles allowed.  As areas are being added and fine-tuned, always confirm with the Otto signs when parking.  We have also compiled information for property owners, Click here for tips for Property Owners.

April 29, 2022
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Inlet Hazard Areas

Proposed Inlet Hazard Area on West End.

Proposed Inlet Hazard Area on East End.

If you own property in one of the above yellow-shaded areas your property will most likely be in an Inlet Hazard Area.  The Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) is greatly expanding the size of these areas on Holden Beach.   For more information on this click here.

There is a final Public Hearing scheduled for May 3, 2022, at 11:00AM in the Brunswick County Government Complex – Council Chambers.  Click here for other Public Comment sessions.  You may also send written comments to the Division of Coastal Management, 400 Commerce Avenue, Morehead City, NC  28557  The Comment period closes June 17, 2022.  After the Public Hearings, the CRC will vote on whether to adopt the changes at their September 14-15 meeting.

This Public Hearing will be addressing these proposed changes:


15A NCAC 07H .0304 for public hearing

15A NCAC 07H .0306 for public hearing

15A NCAC 07H .0309 for public hearing

15A NCAC 07H .0310 for public hearing

OSBM Approved Fiscal Analysis 2019 IHA Update


April 25, 2022
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Bike Lanes Coming This Fall

Bike lanes are coming this fall to Holden Beach along with the road resurfacing of Ocean Blvd.  There will be a 5′ lane on each side of Ocean Blvd. from the gate on the west end to approximately the Chapel and the lanes will pick up again from approximately Castaways Restaurant to the end of McCray St.  The Town’s portion of the cost will be $723,393.

Certified packages containing the design drawings for the bike lanes have been mailed to approximately 140 property owners located in the Ocean Erodible Area of Environmental Concern.   The letters request these owners to respond within 30 days indicating if they have objections to the proposed project.

Since the design appears to impact every Ocean Blvd. property owner, the vast majority of whom did not receive packages from the Department of Transportation, we have posted the information from the package here.  This information shows the DOT letters, design template, locations of the proposed road centerline, bike lanes and drainage on each property, and various other forms and permits.

The design template shows seven additional feet of road surface on the south side of the road and three additional feet on the north side of the road.  The centerline of the road will be shifted south to allow for a five-foot bike lane on each side of the road.

The links below show the documents contained in the certified packet.

Bike Lane Design Drawings

Bike Lane Design Template

Letters from NCDOT


APPLICATION for Major Development

Type I or Il Categorical Exclusion Action Classification Form

Vicinity Map

Cultural Resources Programmatic Agreement Screening Checklist for Section 106