In July 2017, the North Carolina General Assembly adopted legislation HB 436, which is now part of the 2017 Session Law, to implement system development fees for public water and sewer systems in the state. This bill requires local governments like Kill Devil Hills that provide water and sewer services to establish a cost-based justification for charging Water System Development Fees (SDF); this terminology will replace items known as “initial hook-up fees” or “impact fees.” Compliance with HB 436 must be in place by July 1, 2018. For more information, please visit:
The N.C. Department of Transportation has launched the department’s third annual customer survey. The purpose of the survey is to gauge how the department is performing in its effort to provide great customer service. Randomly selected citizens will receive a paper copy in the mail, but residents can also participate online by clicking the link below. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and the link is mobile-friendly. Participation can help NCDOT identify ways to make North Carolina transportation services safer, more efficient and customer focused.
The N.C. General Assembly requires the survey and the results will be used as the basis for measuring our performance in the area of customer service across the department. Survey responses must be received by March 31. The results will be available to the public on NCDOT.gov later in the summer.
(Above left: Mayor Sheila Davies joins Outer Banks representatives in Washington, DC to oppose offshore drilling)
At its recent meeting, the Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners reaffirmed its almost 30-year opposition to offshore oil drilling, and seismic testing. Noting the potential for devasting effects to the Outer Banks tourism industry and pristine shorelines, the resolution was passed unanimously. Other undertakings to oppose offshore drilling:
•Mayor Sheila Davies, along with representatives of the Outer Banks Tourism Board and Surfrider Foundation, traveled to Washington, D.C., on February 15 to meet with representatives of the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and Interior Department.
•Mayor Davies, along with other local leaders, met with N.C. Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Michael Regan in Kill Devil Hills to share their concerns about and opposition to offshore drilling.
•Members of the Board of Commissioners have joined other government officials and drilling opponents from the Outer Banks and other coastal communities in today’s “Rally to Raleigh,” to oppose offshore oil drilling.
Here’s how to get involved and share your thoughts on how offshore oil drilling could negatively affect the community:
•Tips for making Public Comments and to Submit Your Comment: Use the BOEM site for tips in making and submitting comments: https://www.boem.gov/National-Program-Comment/
The deadline for making public comments on the proposed federal changes that would permit offshore oil drilling is March 9, 2018. For more information or for updates, visit the Kill Devil Hills website at: http://www.kdhnc.com/786/Offshore-Oil-Drilling
Resolution Expressing Disappointment at the Repeal of the Plastic Bag Ban and Imploring Residents, Visitors, Businesses and Local Governments to Abide by the Spirit of the Ban and Voluntarily Refuse to Utilize Plastic Bags
Resolution Supporting HB 551/SB 595 Marsy's Law - In support of victim's rights
The Public Services Department will begin collection of APPROVED bulk trash items from IMPROVED properties within the Town of Kill Devil Hills on Monday, April 16, 2018 Monday, April 16, 2018. APPROVED items for collection may be placed in the street right-of way not sooner than Sunday, April 1, 2018 and not later than Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Here's a link to the entire 2018 Collection Schedule: KDH Collection Schedule
The KDH Board of Commissioners is seeking interested persons to serve on various Town boards and committees, including the following:
• Historic Landmarks Commission
• Planning Board
• Community Appearance Commission
To be considered for a Town board of committee, you must complete an application. You can get the application from the Administration Department, 102 Town Hall Drive, off Colington Road, by calling 449-5300, by mail/email.
To learn more about the various Town boards and committees, view the summary:
Board & Committee Descriptions
Submit an signed, completed application to the Town Clerk, which can be emailed to email@example.com OR mailed to Town Clerk, 102 Town Hall Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948.