03 – Town Meeting

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“Unofficial” Minutes & Comments


BOC’s Special Meeting 03/11/20

Board of Commissioners’ Agenda Packet » click here NA

Audio Recording » click here


1. Discussion and Possible Action on Setting 2020 Board of Commissioners’ Objectives

Minutes –
Commissioner Kwiatkowski explained the process. The Board put their proposed objectives into each of the five categories – Financial / Budget, Long-Term Plans, Ordinance Related, Policies / Procedures / Resolutions and Advocacy. The Board discussed how to move forward and the next steps. Commissioners Tyner and Kwiatkowski will work with Town Clerk Finnell to prepare a list from the proposed objectives.

Previously reported – April 2019
Policies / Procedures / Resolutions
13 Address Ocean Blvd water retention issues

13 Improve Community Rating Score
Long Range Planning
12 Initiate Stage IT Sewer Pump Station Upgrade

12 Fully support IBPB and implement strategy
11 Make a decision on the second water tower
11 Approve and fund an appropriate near-term beach re-nourishment project
11 Review proposed Land Use Plan and approve an appropriate final document
Ordinances
15 Trash related decisions

13 Ensure clear enforcement procedures are in place as appropriate
12 Control of large homes
Advocacy
15 Promptly address any activity/support and funding requests that result from Poyner Spruill advocacy efforts for short- and long-term coordination with state, county and federal groups

15 Define sand fund strategies and supporting documents for starting various levels of government advocacy
15 Become more involved in coastal advocacy groups
14 Increase participation in NCLM to secure support on objectives most relevant to THB
12 Increase involvement in regional planning with other coastal communities
Additional Policies / Procedure / Resolutions Objectives
10 Prioritize Brunswick Avenue road repair

10 Cross train finance staff
10 Improve communication among alerted officials
10 Use pre and post beach sand data to conclude a crisis point
10 Establish a communication plan and website
10 Get more general public involvement

2. Executive Session Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 143-318.11(a)(6) To Discuss a Personnel Matter

No decision was made – No action taken


BOC’s Regular Meeting 03/17/20

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Board of Commissioners’ Amended Agenda » click here  

Due to coronavirus concerns the agenda was amended.


Audio Recording
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1. Public Comments on Agenda Items

There were no comments


2. Discussion and Possible Approval of Ordinance 20-05, An Ordinance Amending Ordinance 19-10, The Revenues and Appropriations Ordinance for Fiscal Year 2019 – 2020 (Amendment No. 10) – Town Manager Hewett

Agenda Packet –
The attached budget amendment is a zero-sum adjustment totaling $296,264 and requires no additional appropriations to provide for the following actions:

    1. Proposed Martin Starnes audit contract @ $23,000
    2. Replacement of 2 AC units @ $24,000
    3. Genset replacement @ $209,818
    4. Legal fees @ $18,042
    5. Current shortfall in the New Town Hall operations and maintenance line @ $21,404

The actions are enabled by recognizing $296,264 in reimbursements received for the BPART Fund to date (but not budgeted for) of $177,437 from Hurricane Irene,$97,073 from Brunswick County for the Lockwood Folly Inlet Crossing Navigation Maintenance Project and $21,754 from the NC Division of Water Resources for hurricane damage surveys.

Recognition of the $296,264 in BPART revenues allows for a corresponding decrease in the transfer of an equal amount from the General Fund and corresponding increase in the General Fund’s Governing Body Professional Services and New Town Hall Ops Mx and Repair Expense line items to provide for the actions above.

Update –
These funds are unbudgeted, they are reimbursement funds received and is a zero-sum adjustment. No additional appropriations are required to cover listed expenses. Most of the discussion was to clarify that they were not approving these expenses. This is simply an allocation of funds not an appropriation. Town Manager still needs authorization before funds can be spent.

Moved funds of $296,264
From Revenue account #50.0397.0000 to Expense account#10.0410.9500

A decision was made – Approved unanimously


3. Discussion and Possible Award of Contract for Roadway Work – Shane Lippard, Right Angle Engineering (Public Works Director Clemmons)

Agenda Packet –
Three bids were received yesterday. Apparent low bidder was Highland Paving at $111,250. They have completed work for the Town in the past and we have had them on other projects as well. We recommend award to Highland Paving for the Brunswick Avenue work.

Previously reported – November 2015
Streets Condition Survey Report is a planning document. We have a total of 12.8 paved asphalt roadways with @40% of the roads in need of maintenance. Subject streets are Class A (low volume) roads the cost estimate is for pavement repair only, with the costs being variable. The total estimated costs are a whopping $1,200,000.
Surface evaluation was done rating each street and prioritizing the work that needs to be done. Recommended we address it with a ten-year game plan, budgeting accordingly, tackling it on a yearly basis. Understandably we can expect our streets to continue to degrade while costs will continue to go up.

Brunswick Avenue West Paving
Previously reported – October 2018
Project is for Brunswick Avenue West only. You read that right, from Rothschild to High Point is all we are talking about. If you have ever driven down the street, you know that settlement has occurred, and the pavement is wavy making for a roller coaster type ride. The game plan is to utilize wedging for the low areas and then a layer of asphalt over the top of the entire road. Discussion was whether to go all in or do a test segment. The approach they agreed to is to do the worst areas only in the first year. Engineers Preliminary Construction Cost Estimate $255,194. In 2015 the Board implemented a tax increase of $.010 that would generate approximately $115,000 annually for infrastructure, specifically street paving and maintenance. With no additional funds being allocated they could do a little less than half of the project in 2020.

Previously reported – January 2020
Brunswick Avenue West paving work will be started after Easter and should be completed before Memorial Day.

Update –
In 2015 the Board implemented a tax increase of $.010 specifically for street paving and maintenance. The penny worth of tax revenue earmarked for paving is money that is already in the budget. Right Angle Engineering reviewed the bids and recommended Highland Paving. Commissioner Murdock pointed out a number of discrepancies with the bids, too many differences and that we weren’t comparing apples to apples. At that point, they all joined the fray! Town Manager Hewitt said that they were not required to accept the recommendation or the lowest bid as long as they select a vendor that was responsive to the bid request. After some discussion, Town Clerk Finnell said that the vendor selected signs a contract that ensures that all items requested are included in their work. They then accepted the recommendation for Highland Paving who has done satisfactory work for the Town before.

A decision was made – Approved unanimously

All of the Commissioners appeared to have done their homework. They were prepared and familiar with the material being presented. I liked the engaged discussion, that they turned over stones and asked questions before accepting the recommendation. No rubber stamp of approval here! Kudos!


4. Discussion and Possible Action on Alternative Selection for Generator Placement at Town Hall – Shane Lippard, Right Angle Engineering (Town Manager Hewett)

Agenda Packet –
Preliminary Engineering Report for Standby Diesel Generator Relocation

Presented with three (3) options as follows:
#1 Near water tank area – 550 feet away $245,650
#2 In the triangle town property – 100 feet away $134,010
#3 At existing location with sound absorbing enclosure $197,400

Genset
Previously reported – September 2019
Town Hall genset is history
Discussing options – repair cost / noise level / location are all issues being considered

Previously reported – January 2020
Returned rental to vendor, no budget allocation for backup power generator
Right Angle working on proposal for a permanent solution

A generator set, also known as a genset, is the combination of an electrical generator and an engine mounted together to form a single piece of equipment that produces electrical power. … Generation sets are used in sites that are not connected to the power grid or to supply emergency power when the grid fails.

Editor’s Note –
Why does the Town Hall need a genset?
Don’t we have a genset at the EOC?
Isn’t the EOC where they would be for long term outages like storm events?
These things are not cheap, and we rarely have power outages.

Update –
Town Manager Hewett presented the three options.

Commissioner Murdock took the point and made a very convincing fact-based case that none of these options made sense.

He asked the following questions:
. 1)
Why do we even need a generator for the Town Hall?
.     • THB has
required a power source for less than six (6) hours over the last ten (10) years excluding two (2) storm events
. 2) Why is Town Hall considered a critical facility?
.     • W
e have an Emergency Operation Center that already has a generator
. 3)
If we do require a generator, then why do we need a permanent unit?
.     •
Unit costs a ton of money and we can rent a unit when we need one
. 4)
Why do we need a 300-kilowatt unit?
.     •
BEMC says that a unit a fraction of that size will suffice

Commissioner Sullivan pointed out that there is an exception in our noise ordinance that the government is exempt which represents a $100,000 difference in the cost if we don’t need a sound absorbing enclosure. The Board agreed that the Town Manager needs to do additional legwork and they tasked him with five action items. Everyone recognized the need to be prepared but were not ready to spend a couple hundred thousand without exploring other options.

No decision was made – No action taken

You have to ask: why didn’t our Town manager ask any of these questions? Very impressed with Commissioner Murdock who was really prepared and challenged the proposed action. Kudos!


5. Discussion and Possible Action on Ordinance 20-06, An Ordinance Amending the Holden Beach Code of Ordinances, Section 30.05: Mayor Pro Tempore (Executive Secretary) – Town Clerk Finnell

Agenda Packet –
Ordinance 20-06. An Ordinance Amending the Holden Beach Code of Ordinances, Section 30.05: Mayor Pro Tempore removes the Executive Secretary position as discussed by the Board at their February meeting.

Staff recommends approval of Ordinance 20-06.

Previously reported – February 2020
Agenda Packet –
An Executive Secretary position with overarching control of meeting agendas is not necessary.

First, the duties of the executive secretary as detailed in Town Ordinance appear in conflict with how a special meeting is called, whereby any 2 commissioners, the mayor or the Mayor Pro Tem have the right to call the meeting (and define the agenda) with no input required from an additional commissioner. Second, the executive secretary is not the party collecting supporting materials or creating the ultimate agenda -those are done by the Town Clerk. If an individual Commissioner finds an item, he or she designated for a specific meeting does not appear on an agenda for reasons unknown, he or she should say so at the meeting and request it be added to the agenda. Third, all Board members, not only one, should equally receive the support of the Town Clerk and Town Manager and be able to receive legal interpretation from the Town Attorney as appropriate for items they place on the agenda.

While it may suit the Board of Commissioners to designate an individual Commissioner to be responsible for scheduling certain BOC activities and organizing the notes on certain topics, this can be done by Board agreement each year. If the Board prefers to have an individual Commissioner as a first contact for the Town Clerk on draft BOCM agenda questions, the Board can so specify.

Holden Beach Code of Ordinances
§30.05 MAYOR PRO TEMPORE.

. (C) The Executive Secretary shall be responsible for: (1) creating the agenda for each regular and special meeting of the BOG, and (2) assembling all supporting agenda package materials, in consultation with the Mayor, other members of the BOC and the Town Manager and Town Attorney, as applicable. The Executive Secretary shall timely deliver the same to the Town Clerk for copying, delivery and publication in accordance with these ordinances and the Rules of Procedure provided for herein. The Town Clerk and Town Manager shall provide logistical and advisory support to the Executive Secretary in performing these functions and the Town Attorney shall provide legal interpretation or support as requested by the Executive Secretary. No notice of any regular or special meeting of the BOC, nor any agenda or agenda package materials with respect thereto shall be delivered or published by the Town Clerk without the express prior authorization of the Executive Secretary.

Apparently, we are the only municipality that has this position. The position is not necessary, and things would run better without it. Patty recommended striking the position and removing it from §30.05. Once again, this was only just a discussion and no action was taken.

No decision was made – No action taken

Update
No discussion, they just voted to eliminate the position.

A decision was made – Approved unanimously


6. Recommendation by Audit Committee for Selection of Audit Firm to Perform 2019 – 2020 Audit, Action by Board of Commissioners on Recommended Audit Firm and Direction to Town Manager to Finalize the Contract – Commissioner Tyner

Agenda Packet –
The Town of Holden Beach Audit Committee recommends the firm of Martin-Starnes and Associates, CPA’s be selected to perform the 2019-2020 financial and compliance examination of the Town’s financial reports. Additionally, it is recommended the Town Manager be given authority to finalize the contracts with Martin­ Starnes as priced in their services proposal.

Audit Proposal Martin Starnes

Previously reported – February 2020
Agenda Packet –
Motion:
Board of Commissioners directs the Town Manager to solicit bids for audit services for the 2019-2020 audit. The solicitation for bids should be distributed on February 14, 2020 and responses should be due by February 28, 2020.

Issue:
Solicitation of bids request for proposals for Audit Services

Request to:
Town Manager

Motion:
Board of Commissioners request the Town Manager solicit bids for audit services for the fiscal year 2019-2020 audit.

Action Requested:
Distribute proposal and solicit bids for audit services for fiscal year 2019-2020 audit.

Proposed Deadline:
Distribute Request for Proposal for Audit Services by February 14,2020 and set a deadline of February 28, 2020 for responses

§30.26 AUDIT COMMITTEE OF THE BOC.
(B) Powers and duties. The Audit Committee shall:
(3) Recommend to the BOC’s the selection of the independent external audit firm to conduct the annual external audit;

It is the Audit Committees responsibility to make the recommendation for an audit firm. However, it is the BOC’s that ultimately make the decision in selecting the audit firm. Town Manager stressed that fewer firms want to do municipal audits so we should have a sense of urgency about finding someone quickly.

A decision was made – Approved unanimously

Previously reported – February 2020
Agenda Packet –
Directive to:
Audit Committee

Issue and Action Requested:
Audit Committee recommendations made to the BOC of the firm to conduct the annual audit of the Town’s financial statements have not traditionally included much detail on the Audit Committee’s decision. An Audit Firm Selection Process should be developed and applied to select the recommended firm for the audit of the year ending June 30, 2020, with a presentation made to the BOC.

Background and Potential Implications:
Each year the Audit Committee recommends a firm to the BOC to conduct the annual audit of the Towns financial statements. Without a formal process, the recommended firm may not in the end be the best selection. Following a process including selection criteria to identify the best firm should enable a transparent, qualification-based evaluation of each firm and simplify the final selection.

Charge Questions:
None

Proposed Deadline:
March 17, 2020 BOCM for both the process/selection criteria and recommendation of the audit firm, with justification according to the new process.

Patty wants the Audit Committee to provide the Board with a description of the process as well as selection recommendation. Woody who is the Chair of the Committee basically said that he had no problem with the request. He worked in banking, where they evaluated vendors based on a set criterion and utilized a scorecard which he planned to do here in selecting an audit firm.

A decision was made – Approved unanimously

Update –
Town Manager was given the directive of solicitation of bids for audit service. Audit Committee was given two directives, develop selection process and make a recommendation to the Board. In addition, the Board wanted them to share the evaluation criteria used to determine the recommendation. Commissioner Tyner reviewed the seven (7) categories that were utilized in the selection process. Audit Committee clearly did their due diligence, they used a thorough and pragmatic approach to select auditor. As a bonus they were able to select an audit service that cost $6,000 less than it did last year. The Board accepted their recommendation even though it was not the lowest cost option. The Town Manager will now move forward in creating a contract with Martin Starnes.

A decision was made – Approved unanimously


7. Discussion and Possible Approval of Ordinance 20-08, An Ordinance Amending Ordinance 19-10, The Revenues and Appropriations Ordinance for Fiscal Year 2019 – 2020 (Amendment No. 11) – Assistant Town Manager Ferguson

Agenda Packet –
In a recent meeting with FEMA and the NC Department of Public Safety, Town staff executed project worksheets for Florence and Michael. This begins the grant reimbursement process and required monthly reporting. The BOC will need to adopt budgets for each storm in order to house their associated expenses and reimbursements. The proposed budget amendment will satisfy initial capital programming requirements.

Recommend Approval

Suggested Motion: Approval of Ordinance 20-08, an Ordinance Amending Ordinance I9-10, the Revenues and Appropriations Ordinance for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 (Amendment No. 11).

Update –
Housekeeping item, no discussion they just voted for the suggested motion.

Moved funds of $15,861,220
From Revenue account #50.0364.0000 to Expense account#50.0810.90119

Moved funds of $8,547,506
From Revenue account #50.0364.0200 to Expense account#50.0810.0120

A decision was made – Approved unanimously


8. Discussion and Possible Action on Resolution 20-02, Resolution Amending the Holden Beach Fee Schedule (Annual Recycling Fee) – Town Clerk Finnell

Agenda Packet –
We have received the updated processing fees assessed by Waste Industries for people who utilize the voluntary curbside recycling program. The monthly rate has increased by $0.77 per cart per month for biweekly recycling and $1.54 per cart per month for weekly recycling (June – September). This cost is tied to best negotiated agreements between Waste Industries and local processors.

The annual 2020 cost for people participating in the program will be $93.29 per bin. The fee schedule needs to be amended to reflect the new amount. Staff recommends the Board approve Resolution 20-02, Resolution Amending the Holden Beach Fee Schedule, if you wish to continue the curbside recycling program.

Update –
No discussion, they voted to change fee schedule to reflect the higher cost for this service.

A decision was made – Approved unanimously

Waste Industries provides curbside recycling for Town properties that desire to participate in the service. Less than four hundred (400) households or @17% participate in the voluntary program. This is the only service that charges a user fee. To add insult to injury the Town assesses a $6.00 service charge to participants in the recycling program. To be perfectly clear, they process just one check annually.

 

 

So why the Vig?

 

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9. Public Comments on General Items

If you do not plan on attending the meeting, but would like to submit a comment you can email heather@hbtowhall.com or drop hand written comments off to the Town Hall drop box.

David read e-mail submitted by Dean Thomas a member of the IBPB – Coronavirus pandemic event, elsewhere they are curtailing visitors: Are we or should we do so too?

Editor’s Note –

Towns are restricting people at beaches and accesses along our coast in response to COVID-19.

Outer Banks closed to tourists due to coronavirus concerns
Citing concerns about the novel coronavirus, Dare County officials issued an emergency order banning visitors from North Carolina’s Outer Banks on Tuesday. In a statement from the Dare County Emergency Management Joint Information Center, officials said they will set up checkpoints at all entrances to the county. No visitors will be allowed access.

Bald Head Island issues voluntary evacuation of short-term rentals
Because of a public threat of COVID-19, the Village of Bald Head island has declared a State of Emergency. That means a voluntary evacuation is underway. The order means all short-term rentals will be discontinued. Those who own property on Bald Head Island are instructed to have all current renters, for a rental period of less than three months duration, and their invitees vacate the premises and leave the island by 2 p.m. on Sunday. Effective immediately, there will be no new rentals of any nature or duration allowed on the Island. Only property owners and residents, business owners and their respective employees and contractors, and municipal employees and contractors shall be admitted to the island after 6 p.m. on Thursday. These restrictions will remain in place through April 30.

Carteret County declares state of emergency, asks non-residents not to enter
Carteret County officials have issued a state of emergency and are asking anyone that doesn’t live, work or own property there not to enter the county.

Wrightsville Beach closes beaches for remainder of March

Carolina Beach was also closing its beaches, parking lots to the public 

NC towns shut down their beaches over coronavirus concerns: ‘Stay home’
A growing number of North Carolina’s popular coastal towns are trying to keep tourists off beaches in response to the coronavirus outbreak. This includes Wrightsville Beach, Surf City, Topsail Island and Emerald Isle, all of which are popular Spring Break destinations. “Stay home,” Nags Head officials said in a blunt Facebook post. “Avoid discretionary travel.” Wrightsville Beach and Surf City have closed all public access to their beaches, according to Facebook posts, while Emerald Isle suspended beach driving and is “discouraging tourist travel to the coast.”

Oak Island declares a State of Emergency and suspends rentals
Moments after the fifth and sixth COVID-19 case were identified in Brunswick County, The Town of Oak Island declared a state of emergency. On Saturday, the town also suspended “short term” rentals. All rental agencies and property owners that rent properties on Town of Oak Island are instructed to have all current renters, with a rental period of less than 3 months, vacate the rentals. They’ve also been instructed to leave the town no later than 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Effective immediately, there will be no new rental occupancies for less than 90 days allowed within the town. Town officials also urge that all travel be limited to essential travel, and that people limit groups to nor more than 10 people.

No discussion or response was made banning visitors. Now an influx of people is putting us at risk. I know that many members of the community are concerned. Towns are restricting people at beaches and accesses along our coast in response to COVID-19. Mayor Holden as the Emergency Coordinator probably is the person that makes that call. Presumably most of the older year-round residents would probably prefer that the island be closed too.

I was disappointed that they did not even bother to broach the subject.

From the Mayor’s Desk dated 03/21/20
The conference call meeting this morning with local, state and national officials discussed updates about the Coronavirus. There were no major changes from the last updates. The situation will probably change more in the next two or three days as progress is being made through more information being learned and shared on all levels. 

There are many rumors containing false information. Please be mindful of this and pay attention to official sources. 

The Town of Holden Beach is accessible and the bridge is open. The beach strand, accesses and public parking areas are open. The Town Hall Public Assembly is available only to the Holden Beach commissioners’ activities as may be determined. The staff is working and their duties are being performed. 

The Holden Beach Chapel is currently not holding worship services or any other activities on its campus until further notice. The renovations are ongoing and will be completed before the reopening. 

Concern has been shared by some owners and residents about all of the non-residents and property owners that are visiting Holden Beach. Their concern and request is to close the bridge and island. Consideration by authorities at all levels are making decisions for different locations throughout the country. No two locations are the same. 

No immediate change of the status of Holden Beach is currently contemplated. 


10. Executive Session Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 143-318.11(a)(3), To Consult with the Town Attorney

No decision was made – No action taken


General Comments –

There were six (6) members of the community in attendance
.Coronavirus social distancing – only had public seating for ten (10) people

The White House recommended limitations on social gatherings of more than 10 people.

The recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is that Americans cancel or postpone events of 50-plus people for the next eight weeks.

Despite an amended agenda, they still managed to have a one hour and a half (1½) meeting.

The BOC’s next Regular Meeting is scheduled on the third Tuesday of the month, April 21st

Coronavirus Information
The Town Hall is currently open during normal business hours. All activities, with the exception of Board of Commissioners’ meetings, scheduled in the Town Hall Public Assembly and conference rooms and the Emergency Operations Center conference rooms are canceled until further notice. The Town encourages residents to follow social distancing protocols and to seek communication options like phone, email and other online resources to limit exposure to others.

Brunswick County has developed a dedicated webpage for community assistance. Click here to view their website. Remember to seek the most verified information from sources likes the CDC, NC DHHS and the county regarding the coronavirus. You can contact the Brunswick County Public Health Call Line at (910) 253-2339 Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. You can also email them at coronavirus@brunswickcountync.gov. The NC Public Health Call Line can be reached at 866-462-3821 (open 24/7).


Receipt of Inlet and Beach Protection Board Report
Previously reported –
Ordinance 18-02 established the Inlet and Beach Protection Board
The Ordinance requires a written report from this Board

Agenda Packet –
February IBPB Meeting Update

The Inlet and Beach Protection Board (IBPB) met February 27 and the following issues and topics were discussed and addressed:

Status of the Beach and Inlets: Staff provided an overview of current and future projects, efforts and conditions, and issues relative to the beach strand and inlets. A copy of the Assistant Town Manager’s Report to the IBPB is attached.

BOC Dune Directive: The Board reviewed the task sent to the IBPB from the February BOC Meeting regarding dune protection. Dune protection issues and possible approaches were discussed. Members will submit 5-10 ideas (with sources) by March 5. These will be compiled into a draft for the next IBPB meeting.

Other Updates:

      • Member Pearson distributed a memo on the February MOA Meeting including updates from the Corps of Engineers on planned shallow draft inlet work.

Meeting Updates:

    • Brunswick County Shoreline Protection: The next meeting will be March 18, 2020.
    • The next IBPB meeting will be March 19,2020.

Assistant Town Manager’s report to the IBPB

The following is the status of the beach, inlets, and issues:

    • Sand Search – Had to find a new surveying company. Hoping to get the permits finalized by the end of April.
    • AIWW Crossing Project – The project is complete. Pipe was off the beach on Monday of this week with a few remaining pieces of heavy equipment to be moved. The beach looks good. Plan to get sand fence and vegetation established as soon as possible. The Holden Beach Renourishment Association will assist with some of the cost for sand fence.
    • UNCW – They have obtained LWF and Shallotte Inlet satellite imagery for a number of years from the Corps. One graduate student is compiling them in GIS and will soon begin the coastal digitizing process. The inlet analysis portion of the project will take the longest and will likely continue at least through the end of March. They hope to provide preliminary results once the analysis is complete.

In regard to the vegetation portion of the project, they have obtained imagery of Holden Beach from 2018 and a separate graduate student is working on classifying the imagery. They will not be sampling vegetation on the ground until closer to the summer. ATM provided GIS data on the five management zones.

    • Received and signed project worksheets for Florence and Michael. Staff has submitted the first monthly report on each storm as required with worksheet approval.
    • Received $177,437.96 for Irene. We think this is the closeout for this storm, but we may have to finalize paperwork for another final inspection. We are still waiting on final payment for Matthew.
    • Met with new project manager for Dorian. Signed DOD (Damage Description and Dimensions)/ Scope/ Cost for Dorian regarding Cat G -Beach losses. Our coastal engineer is estimating$14,914,698 losses out to depth-of-closure

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