GenX Testing in Carolina BeachOver the past month the New Hanover County community has heard a lot of talk about the presence of an unregulated compound called GenX in the surface water of the Cape Fear River Basin. The study conducted by the NC State University professors and reported by The Star News are based on surface water and not ground water tests. GenX has not been found in groundwater used by the Town of Carolina Beach. The Town of Carolina Beach receives all of its drinking water from the Pee Dee and Castle Hayne groundwater aquifers. Read More ›
Financial Transparency in Carolina Beach
Public Input Requested-Online Survey for NC Public Transportation Strategic Plan
This summer, the public is invited to participate in an online survey for the North Carolina Public Transportation Statewide Strategic Plan. The survey can be accessed at https://nctransitplan.metroquest.com/, and will be available until the end of July.
The N.C. Department of Transportation is developing the Public Transportation Statewide Strategic Plan to improve bus, rail, and paratransit services across the state by better matching transit services to the needs of North Carolinians. For more information, please visit https://www.ncdot.gov/nctransit/strategicplan/
GENX/DRINKING WATER INFORMATION
Over the past couple of weeks, the New Hanover County community has heard a lot of talk about the presence of an unregulated compound called GenX in the surface water of the Cape Fear River Basin. The study conducted by the NC State University professors and reported by The Star News are based on surface water and not ground water tests. GenX has not been found in groundwater. The Town of Carolina Beach receives all of its drinking water from the Pee Dee and Castle Hayne groundwater aquifers.
In the past, the Town of Carolina Beach has been part of many EPA authorized monitoring studies over the years in an effort to help identify and detect regulated and unregulated compounds in the Town’s water supply. In December 2014 and May 2015, the Town allowed our water to be tested by the EPA and Eurofins Eaton Analytical, Inc. for monitoring tests looking at 21 different types of chemicals, including those related to GenX. Only 1 of the 21 compounds, Strontium, resulted in a detection level at or above the testing level. Strontium is a naturally occurring element on the Periodic table and is present in most groundwater. GenX compounds were not detected in the Pee Dee or Castle Hayne groundwater aquifers used by the Town of Carolina Beach.
The Town of Carolina Beach drinking water continues to meet all state and federal drinking water standards and is safe to drink. For more information about the Town of Carolina Beach drinking water please review our Water Quality Report at http://www.carolinabeach.org/CCR2016.pdf.
Water quality swimming alert lifted for ocean–side site in New Hanover County
State recreational water quality officials lifted a water quality swimming alert at an ocean-side site in New Hanover County.Read More ›
2016 Water Quality Report Now AvailableThe 2016 Water Quality Report has been completed and is now available to view by CLICKING HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Operations at (910) 458-8291.
PEDESTRIAN PLAN SURVEY-YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED!
The Town of Carolina Beach was awarded a grant in 2016 for the development of a comprehensive pedestrian plan. The plan will serve as a decision making tool to assist Town leaders in prioritizing, funding, and implementing new projects. We really need your feedback. Please follow the below link to capture your important thoughts on the future of Carolina Beach:
Rail Realignment Activity and Progress Update
This study shows the benefits of a realignment of the existing heavy rail corridor that currently runs through the City of Wilmington to a safer, more direct route into and out of the Port of Wilmington and the creation of a public use right-of-way/greenway. CLICK HERE for more details.
Carolina Beach Lake Dredging Project
Beginning March 27th, the parking lot at the lake will be closed off , and the walking trail will be closed from west of the playground to 3rd street for the entire length of the project. CLICK HERE for a map of the areas affected by the closure. Other access points may close as the project continues.
TOWN IDENTIFICATION CARDSThe Town of Carolina Beach will be replacing the vehicle identification decal with Town Identification Card (TIC) in 2017. CLICK HERE for more details.
HAZWAGON COLLECTIONS IN CAROLINA BEACH
CAROLINA BEACH: Fridays at the Carolina Beach Mike Chappell Park (in the south side of the park across from the tennis courts), from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (this is a temporary location and the final location in Carolina Beach is to be determined)
Mondays at the Ogden Park ball fields, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Wednesdays at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
NCDOT Releases Draft 10-Year Transportation PlanThe N.C. Department of Transportation today releasedthe state’s draft 2018-2027 transportation plan, known as the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The plan is the department’s funding and construction schedule for transportation projects over the next 10 years.
The document lists more than 1,400 projects across all transportation modes and in every county throughout the state. The plan includes 61 safety projects and 376 interstate maintenance and bridge projects that are prioritized based on data from technical experts. A breakdown of the projects in the draft plan, as well as changes from the previous STIP, are available at NCDOT.gov/STI.
2017 FREEMAN PARK ANNUAL PERMITSThe 2017 Freeman Park Annual permits are now on sale. The cost for an annual permit remains at $150 each, and may be purchased in person at the following locations:
- Carolina Beach Town Hall - Billing Department
1121 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM (910) 458-2999
- Town of Carolina Beach Parking Office
1204 N. Lake Park Blvd. Suite D Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9AM-5PM (910) 458-4614
- Island True Value Tackle & Hardware
801 N Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Hours: Monday-Sunday, 6AM-9PM (910) 458-3049
Annual permits may also be purchased online at https://freemanpark.clickandpark.com/ . Annual permits purchased online will arrive in the mail within 10 business days. Please note that a paper receipt from an online purchase is not valid at the gate and will not grant entry into Freeman Park. If you would like to pick up your annual permit in person and not receive it in the mail, you must call the Town of Carolina Beach Parking Office at 910-458-46143 at the time of purchase to make arrangements.
If you have any questions regarding the purchase of the 2017 Annual Freeman Park permits, please contact Town Hall at (910) 458-2999.
2016 Waste Water Report
The FY 2016 Annual Waste Water Treatment Works/Waste Water Collection system report for the Town of Carolina Beach will be available August 26, 2016. It may be viewed online by CLICKING HERE. Copies of the report will also be available by request. Please contact Bill Raymond, WWT Superintendent, at (910) 465-1946 to request a copy.
Boardwalk Construction Has Begun!
LOCAL POLICE OFFICERS RECOGNIZEDCorporal Donald Sacawicz and other local police officers were recently recognized on the Port City Heroes Facebook page.
CLICK HERE to see more information.
Check out the new Carolina Beach Videos!Check out the latest videos with information on Carolina Beach attractions, wildlife, and beach safety. CLICK HERE to view.
Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master PlanInput needed to gather data for 2017-2022 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan!
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Side Loader Trash Collectors Now in Use
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Carolina Beach Boardwalk Ranked #3 in America!The votes are in! Carolina Beach Boardwalk was voted for and ranked #3 in USA Today's survey of the best boardwalks in America!
CLICK HERE for more details!
Carolina Beach Ranked #4 in the Top 12 Anchorages!
Marinalife.com has rated Carolina Beach 4th out of 12 locations for cruising anchorage. Locations considered included areas up north in Massachusetts all the way down to Marsh Harbor in Great Abaco, Bahamas.Read More ›
Boardwalk Construction Video
Carolina Beach Awarded Pedestrian Planning Grant!
A group of eight municipalities, including Carolina Beach, and one county from across the state will receive assistance with bicycle and pedestrian planning, thanks to grants awarded this month by the N.C. Department of Transportation.
Carolina Beach Listed in Top 10 Smartest Cities in NCCarolina Beach has been named as one of 10 Smartest Cities in North Carolina! CLICK HERE for details.
Cape Fear Blvd. Project-Update
Several weeks ago Town Manager Michael Cramer and Operations Director Gil DuBois met with several citizens on Cape Fear Blvd to discuss the progress of the project and listen to citizen concerns.
Please CLICK HERE to read details of issues discussed, and updates to the project, including solutions to some of the problems encountered.
EVP Volleyball Special EventCarolina Beach was chosen to host one of the East Coast EVP Volleyball Tournaments last month. CLICK HERE to check out the video showing clips of the professional volleyball contestants.
Public Notice and Notice of Availability for Snow's CutPublic Notice for the Environmental Assessment of the land classification change of the Army Corp of Engineer's Property bordering Snow's Cut. Read More ›
Is Your Address Correct?
New Hanover County and the Town of Carolina Beach require all property owners to conspicuously post their address number on any house or building. In emergency situations, fire, police, and ambulance services can respond quicker when address numbers are correct and easily seen from the road.
CLICK HERE to view a database of Carolina Beach addresses. You can confirm that the number listed on your house is correct.
NCDOT Regional Activity Updates
The NCDOT has many upcoming projects that will affect Wilmington and the surrounding areas. These include the Wilmington By-Pass and a Draft Comprehensive State Rail Plan.
Final Decision Made for Island Greenway ProjectA decision has been made for the Island Greenway Project Plans! Read More ›
Carolina Beach Awarded Grant for Elevation of Residential StructuresThis past November the Town of Carolina Beach was awarded a project sub-grant, through the Flood Mitigation Assistance program, by FEMA. Read More ›
Town of Carolina Beach Launches App!
There really is an App for everything-including Carolina Beach!
Update-Waters of the US RulesThe US House approved a bill to stop the Waters of the US Rule Expansion! Read More ›
Snows Cut/US Army Corps of Engineers Information Session
On Monday, September 29, 2014, the US Army Corps of Engineers held a public information session concerning the Snow’s Cut area.
Representatives from the Corps were present to answer questions from the public and communicate details relating to current and future plans they have for Snow’s Cut. Carolina Beach’s Mayor and Council Members were also be in attendance.Read More ›