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Hurricane Prep Message #3

Scott Sherrill - Friday, June 12, 2015

Happy Hurricane Season Everyone,

          In the past, Pine Knoll Shores has used a siren system to notify citizens of emergency situations. In this world of internet, email and cell phones, a siren system seems to be antiquated, and we have decided we can get alerts to the residents more efficiently through the county’s CodeRED emergency notification system. The switch over will be effective with the 2015 hurricane season, beginning on June 1.

          CodeRED is a communication service that allows Carteret County Emergency Services (CCES) to quickly notify residents and visitors about emergency and health situations. Emergency notifications or health alerts can be sent out via landline, cellular phone, text message or email, and can be customized to send messages only to specific neighborhoods or to the entire county. It is important to note that the CodeRED alert system is activated only in the event of a natural or man-made disaster or emergency.

          Pine Knoll Shores has negotiated an agreement with CCES to send out town-specific alerts in addition to county-wide notifications. A Pine Knoll Shores-only notification would go out at the request of PKS Emergency Management personnel.

          CodeRED is an efficient system for alerting large numbers of people in a short period of time. All residents are encouraged to register with CodeRED if they have not already done so. Simply go to the county’s website at carteretcountync.gov and click on “Emergency Notifications” under CodeRED. If you do not have access to a computer, you can contact CCES by phone at 252-222-5841. Registration is free and you will not be charged for notifications.

          If you have questions related to CodeRED, please contact CCES at the above number or contact Fire Chief Jason Baker at 247-2268, ext. 30, via email at jbaker@townofpks.com, or stop by the Public Safety Building.

Brian Kramer

Town Manager

Pine Knoll Shores, NC

Office--(252)-247-4353

FY 2015-2016 Budget Available for Inspection

Scott Sherrill - Friday, May 29, 2015

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

          The proposed budget for FY 2015-2016 for the Town of Pine Knoll Shores has been presented to the Board of Commissioners and is available for inspection in the Town Hall Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Bogue Banks Library during regular hours, and on the Town’s website.

 

              The Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 10 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, on the proposed budget in the Pine Knoll Shores Town Hall Board Room, 100 Municipal Circle, for the purpose of receiving comments on the proposed budget.  Persons wishing to be heard are invited to make written or oral comments. 

Draft Budget

Hurricane Prep Message #2

Scott Sherrill - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

 

One of the most important items of business for storm readiness in PKS is communications.  The best storm plan in the world is not worth the paper it is printed on if we do not have a reliable mechanism to get the word out.  This message presents 5 items related to communications that are important when it comes to Emergency Management in Pine Knoll Shores.

 

1.      Use the Town email system--The best way to immediately get the word on PKS-specific information related to storms/emergency management is via this email system.  So if you are reading this and you regularly get Town emails, you will receive information on:

 

·      Weather information

·      emergency declarations

·      bridge conditions

·      curfews

·      power outages

·      re-entry into Town

·      road conditions

·      Vegetation Cleanup 

 

2.      Visit the Town Facebook Page- every message passed in the areas mentioned in 1. above is also posted on the Town’s Facebook Page: Facebook.com/townofpineknollshores  In the event that Town Hall loses its internet connection and cannot send emails (as we did during our most recent major storm), we will use a wifi hotspot and post our messages directly to Facebook.  Reminder—you do not need a Facebook account to view these messages…just enter the link shown earlier in your browser.

 

3.     Sign up for Code Red- We have decided to abandon our siren system in town.  A much better way for everyone to be immediately notified of an important event or an emergency is to sign up for CodeRed, which will call a home phone or cell phone (or both).  You have to go the County website to enroll in CodeRed: www.carteretcountync.gov                                                     cid:image001.jpg@01D09222.02102420

 

4.     Have an AM Radio so you can listen in on 1610, the PKS Town Radio Station- The Town has a 5-watt radio station which will broadcast emergency messages.  The same messages which go out on email and are posted on Facebook are also broadcast on 1610 AM, so in the event your home has no phone/power/internet capability, you can still get the word.

 

5.     Call Town Hall to get the latest word prior to driving to PKS after a storm event-  The same messages which are sent out on email, posted on Facebook, and broadcast on 1610 AM are also read on our message machine at Town Hall when we actually encounter a hurricane event.  It’s a good idea to call and check out the status in Town before driving here from several hours inland only to be turned around.  Call 252-247-4353. 

                                        

2015 Hurricane Message #1

Scott Sherrill - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hurricane Season starts on 1 June. The staff of Pine Knoll Shores has compiled a list of useful information to help us all prepare for what we hope is a nice long summer of calm weather. We care about our citizens and want everyone to be prepared.

Below are useful links for storm preparation.

www.nhc.noaa.gov.  This is the National Weather Center which has Doppler radar, hurricane tracking, etc. I would encourage you to visit this website and save it under your favorites.

www.ready.gov/natural-disasters. This is a FEMA website with information on how to get prepared for storms. It has information such as evacuation plans, and putting together hurricane preparedness kits. I would encourage you to visit the website and save it to your favorites as well.

www.carteretcountync.gov. This is the county website, on the main page go to Services at the top. This will bring you to a page with different departments, forms, services, etc. offered by the county. In the first column you will see Emergency Services, click on it and it will bring up the emergency services page with a contact heading and an important information heading to your right.

  • CodeRED is a telephone communication service that allows the county to quickly notify citizens and visitors about emergency and health situations. All are encouraged to register. There is a link to do so.
  • Carteret County operates shelters as a short term location for residents to go to escape the effects of a hurricane. The shelters are not intended to be used for the long term housing of persons and have not been stocked to provide this type of sheltering. Long term shelters; that provide cots and food, for persons displaced from their homes will be established after a storm has passed. Therefore, persons evacuating to one of the pre-hurricane shelters should bring the following supplies with them:
  1. Baby supplies
  2. Bedding (cot, lounge chair, blankets, and pillows)
  3. Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  4. Changes of clothing
  5. Cooler with ice
  6. Entertainment items (board games, deck of cards, and reading materials)
  7. Evacuees should bring adequate supplies to last two to four days.
  8. Food (non-cooking, non-refrigerated, and 2 day supply)
  9. Medications

  • Carteret General Hospital operates a shelter for persons with special medical needs at the Leon Mann Enrichment Center. This facility is located at 3820 Galantis St., Morehead City, NC. Persons wishing to use the special needs shelter must pre-register with Carteret County Emergency Services.  You can contact Carteret County Emergency Services at 252-222-5841.
  • Persons with small domesticated pets can shelter with their pet at the Newport Middle School. Pets will need to be preregistered by going to the following link: http://www.carteretcountync.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1285

There is also other useful information on the county website and contact information or you can contact Natalie Gibble at Pine Knoll Shores Public Safety, 252-247-2268. Again we want to stress to you the importance of being prepared and not waiting until a threat arises.

If you have not stopped by the Public Safety Building and obtained your re-entry pass, we would encourage you to do so as soon as possible. Do not wait until there is a threat of a storm. You will need to see Natalie Gibble to obtain your pass. Natalie is in the office Monday-Friday 8-4:30 and would be glad to assist you.  She is also at cc:    Reminder: There is a $25.00 fee for replacing a previously issued pass. If you have any questions regarding any of the information above, contact Natalie at 252-247-2268 ext.10.

May Shoreline Now Available!

Scott Sherrill - Monday, May 04, 2015

The May issue of the Shoreline is now available online!

Click here

Country Club of The Crystal Coast Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Chelsea Perry - Wednesday, March 11, 2015

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Country Club of The Crystal Coast and they have many events for members and the general public to participate and celebrate! 

  • “Tennis for the Ages,” a fun, mixed-doubles tournament to take place Friday, April 17, through Sunday, April 19. There are three age groups; teams will determine into which group they fall by adding the ages of the team players.
  • The “Original 9 Golf Tournament” will be held on Saturday, April 25. Played on the original nine holes of the course, this will be a four-person, nine-hole, handicapped, best-one-of-four-ball event.
  • The "Cross Country Par 3 Tournament" will be held Sunday, July 5. 

Any non-member who participates in any of the tournaments or the bridge party is invited to attend the member social functions, which will include the Presidents Ball on Saturday, August 1; the Adult Pool Party and Male Beauty Contest on Saturday, September 5; the Family Fun Day and Cookout on Sunday, September 6; and the Oyster Roast on Saturday, October 31.

We look forward to celebrating the County Club of The Crystal Coast's 40th Anniversary and hope to see you at these events! Click here for more information on the 40th Anniversary events.

March Happenings in Pine Knoll Shores

Bryan McCoury - Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Spring is quickly approaching and soon the beaches of Pine Knoll Shores will be bustling. Pine Knoll Shores is a great place to live and play. With attractions like the North Carolina Aquarium, the beautiful beaches and the Country Club, there is sure to be something for you and your family to enjoy! Take a look at these activities coming up in March:

Get Hooked Fishing School at the NC Aquarium - Saturday, March 21st 8am-4:30pm

Be ready for spring angling — sign up for Get Hooked Fishing School at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. The day-long course is packed with presentations from the pros on many topics and types of fishing. The day is filled with activity from registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. to the final wrap-up at 4:30 p.m. Participants enjoy up to five instructional sessions, a catered lunch, drawings for fishing gear and fishing giveaways. Agencies and businesses of interest to fishermen and boaters will be on hand also. Click here for more information

Otter Birthday Bash at the NC Aquarium - Saturday, March 28th 9am-5pm

Eno the otter is turning seven years old! And his roommates, Pungo and Neuse, are now the big one-o, as in 10. At the annual Otter Birthday Bash, celebrate the furry fun the otters have given Aquarium visitors over the years, as well as the conservation success story of their species. The River Otter exhibit and the birthday bash highlight the comeback of otters in North Carolina. They had all but disappeared from the state at one time due to over-hunting for their luxurious fur, and loss of habitat due to development and pollution. Thanks to conservation measures and reintroduction efforts, they once again inhabit waterways throughout the state. American river otters were once nearly extinct in North Carolina due to overharvesting, habitat destruction and pollution. Otter Birthday Bash activities are free with admission or membership. Click here fore more information.

Stay tuned for more events and happenings in Pine Knoll Shores!