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									Town of Kitty Hawk \ 101 Veteran’s Memorial Drive PO Box 549 Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Phone (252) 261-3552 Fax (252) 261-7900 www.townofkittyhawk.org Email: info@kittyhawktown.net

Manager’s Newsletter
Volume V, Issue 23 – November 14, 2008
The Town of Kitty Hawk’s newsletter is authored and prepared by the Town Manager’s Office every other Friday and sent electronically to anyone who wants to receive it. Paper copies of the newsletter are available at Town Hall. The newsletter does not present or represent opinions of the Town Council. Town Council Members Mayor Clifton Perry Mayor Pro Tempore Gary Perry Councilman Ervin Bateman Councilman Richard Reid Councilwoman Emilie Klutz (252) 261-2412 (252) 261-5332 (252) 261-6892 (252) 261-1979 (252) 261-5878 Town Manager John Stockton (252) 261-3552 Town Attorney Steve Michael (252) 261-2126 jstockton@kittyhawktown.net info@kittyhawktown.net gperry@kittyhawktown.net info@kittyhawktown.net rreid@kittyhawktown.net eklutz@kittyhawktown.net

In this issue: Highlights from Town Council Meeting – November 3, 2008 Kitty Hawk Fire Department – October 2008 Kitty Hawk Fire Department Association’s 26th Annual Turkey Shoot Planning Board Meeting Summary – November 6, 2008 2008 Community Rating System October Building Permit Report Public Works – Free Mulch Decorating Town of Kitty Hawk Facilities for the Holiday Season 3rd Annual Outer Banks Marathon – Thank you Town Offices Closed Opportunities to Participate

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Highlights from Town Council Meeting – November 3, 2008
• • • • • Jeff Wiggins, Police Officer III, was recognized for 5 years of service with the Town of Kitty Hawk. Bob Stewart with Performance Engineering provided a status report on the Windgrass Circle Multi-Use Path Project. Council approved the acceptance of Heritage Day Festival Donations and In Kind Contributions from local businesses and individuals. Council adopted the 2009 Town Council Meeting Calendar. Council approved Professional Engineering Services for the Multi-Use Path Projects on US 158 and Bay Drive. The services will be provided by Performance Engineering for the preliminary coordination and planning, design, bidding, construction, and reimbursable expenses associated with the multi-use path project on US 158 between The Woods Road and Cypress Knee Road and the multi-use path project on Bay Drive. Presently construction is scheduled to commence in February 2009. There were three calls for public hearing for the December 1, 2008 Council Meeting o Text Amendment: Proposal to amend sections 20-1, 20-452, 20-455, 20-459 & 20-461 of the Town Code to permit and establish standards for the use of mobile vehicular signs. o Text Amendment: Proposal to amend sections 20-145 & 20-146 of the Town Code by adding “electric vehicle dealerships” as a conditional use in the VC1 and VC-2 zoning districts. o Text Amendment: Proposal to amend the definition of changeable copy sign 2

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in section 20-1 of the Town Code by reducing the number of times a sign can change to three (3) times daily. Joe Heard, Director of Planning and Inspections, gave a presentation on the N.C. Division of Water Quality Coastal Stormwater Rule Changes. Council approved to advertise for proposals from private firms to provide residential curbside recycling. Council approved Interlocal Shared Use Agreement for the Government and Education Cable Television Access Channels. John Stockton, Town Manager, reported on the N.C. Disposal Tax, available funds for sand fencing and planting, and on speed limit and warning signs installed on the Wright Memorial Bridge. Councilman Reid will present a Kitty Hawk Heritage slideshow before the Council Meeting on December 1, 2008.

Kitty Hawk Fire Department – October 2008
During the month of October, the Fire Department responded to 53 emergency calls for service. The breakdown is as follows: Automatic/Mutual Aid Grass Fire Emergency Medical (EMS) Vehicle Accident with Injuries Vehicle Accident with No Injuries Motor Vehicle/Pedestrian Accident Gasoline Spill Electrical Equipment Problem Power Line Down Service Call Assist Invalid Good Intent Call EMS Call – Party Transported by Non-Fire Agency Smoke Detector Activation, No Fire - Unintentional Dispatched and Cancelled Enroute 4 1 4 2 2 1 1 2 2 3 1 4 23 1 2

Burn Permits – Eleven (11) Burn Permits were issued during the month of October.

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Kitty Hawk Fire Department Association’s Annual Turkey Shoot - Rescheduled for Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Kitty Hawk Fire Department Association will be holding its Annual Turkey Shoot on Saturday, November 22, 2008, at The Promenade in Kitty Hawk beginning at 9 a.m. The Ladies’ Auxiliary will again be cooking on site. Win a round for a turkey, ham, oysters, or 50/50. Win or lose, we know you’ll have a good time! Please contact Firefighter Bob Bent at 261-2666 for more information. 3

Planning Board Meeting Summary November 6, 2008
The Kitty Hawk Planning Board considered several text amendment proposals at its meeting on November 6th. First, Liberty Tax Service submitted a proposal to permit costumed wavers or mascots advertising business along N. Croatan Highway. In the past at other locations, Liberty Tax Service has used a person costumed as the Statue of Liberty in order to draw attention to its business during tax season. Town Attorney Steve Michael advised the Board that the costumed person is advertising a business and would be considered a sign under the Town’s ordinance. After thoroughly discussing the issue, the Planning Board voted unanimously to recommend approval of the proposed amendment, noting that the activities could not take place within the highway right-ofway and only between January 15th and April 15th. For its next item of business, the Planning Board recommended approval of an ordinance to revise and clarify standards for the continued use of nonconforming uses, structures, and properties. In general, the proposed amendments make it easier for a property or business owner to continue a nonconforming situation when disrupted by a catastrophe such as a hurricane or fire. Finally, the Planning Board considered a draft ordinance that would establish standards for the installation of wind turbines and other wind energy facilities in Kitty Hawk. After reviewing the proposed draft, the Board members sought clarification on several issues and asked the Planning staff to update the draft ordinance for consideration at the Board’s next meeting on December 4th.

2008 Community Rating System (CRS)
On November 6, 2008 the Town of Kitty Hawk received verification of the completion of the 2008 Community Rating System (CRS) recertification process and the Town remains in good standing in the CRS for the next year. The National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) was implemented in 1990 as a program for recognizing and encouraging community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP standards. The National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994 codified the Community Rating System in the NFIP. Under the CRS, flood insurance premium rates are adjusted to reflect the reduced flood risk resulting from community activities that meet the three goals of the CRS: reducing flood losses, facilitating an accurate insurance rating, and promoting the awareness of flood insurance. When a community participates in the CRS, everyone benefits, including those who don't live or own property in a floodplain. Even when there is no flooding, a community's public information and floodplain management efforts can improve the quality of life, protect 4

the environment, make people safer, and reduce insurance rates. To earn CRS credit, the Town Of Kitty Hawk does things like preserving open space in the floodplain, maintaining drainage systems, enforcing standards for safer new development, maintaining permits and elevation certificates, and informing property owners about flood hazards, flood insurance, and how to reduce flood damage. You may contact Maureen O’Shea at (252)261-3552 for more information about the CRS program in the Town of Kitty Hawk. General information about the CRS program may be obtained at: http://www.fema.gov/business/nfip/crs.shtm.

October Building Permit Report
The Town’s Planning and Inspections Department issued fifty (50) building permits totaling $1,640,189 in October 2008. Ten (10) commercial permits were issued valued at $344,965. Forty (40) residential building permits were issued valued at $1,295,224. The full report for October can be viewed at Monthly Building Permit Report.

Public Works – Free Mulch
The mulch has been stockpiled at the Recycling Center. This is free to Kitty Hawk residents on a first come basis. You will need to load up yourself.

Decorating the Town of Kitty Hawk for the Holiday Season
The Public Works Department is gearing up to get the Holiday Season underway for the Town. We will be decorating the Town Hall and other Town facilities on November 29th, 2008 starting at 8AM. If anyone would like to help in this seasonal tradition please contact Stephanie Burge, Public Works at 252-261-1367.

3rd Annual OBX Marathon – Thank you
The 3rd Annual Outer Banks Marathon concluded with HUGE success. The Town of Kitty Hawk showed its pride decorated in the color green. Thank you to Tina Tice, Peter Jaquiery, Stephanie Burge, Shawn Burge and Willie Midgett for expressing the color green throughout the Town. 5

Town Offices Closed
The Town of Kitty Hawk Administrative Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Opportunities to Participate
Town Council Meeting Monday, December 1, 2008 at 6 p.m. Planning Board Meeting Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 6 p.m.

(All Meetings to be held at Kitty Hawk Town Hall unless otherwise noted.)

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