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Surf City Governmental Update October 16, 2020

Town Manager/Administration

As election season is upon us, I wanted to make sure you're aware of your One Stop voting locations in both Pender and Onslow Counties:

Pender County Early Voting Locations and Times
Onslow County Early Voting Locations and Times

Employee Recognition

This month we'd like to recognize another special Surf City employee. Firefighter Phillip Brown pitched an idea to the Surf City Firefighter’s Auxiliary to do a Boater’s Poker Run as a fund raiser. His idea quickly turned into a viable event. The initial expectations were low but the belief was that we could build on the first year and really do well in subsequent years. Subsequent years were not needed, as this event surpassed all our expectations and sold out on the first year. Philip’s leadership and direction throughout the event resulted in a very positive outcome. The boating community in Surf City and the surrounding area have been raving about the event and already pledging to participate next year. The event raised over $4,800 for the Surf City Fire Department to enhance its service delivery.

It continues to be my pleasure to serve the Town and it's residents, if there's anything I can do for you please reach out! -Kyle Breuer, Town Manager kbreuer@surfcitync.gov

Vegetative Debris Pickup November 2020:

Beginning Monday, November 16th contractors will begin a vegetative debris pickup. Vegetative debris can not be any longer than 4’ in length and 6" in diameter. Bagged leaves must be placed in recyclable bags, not plastic bags. Please place all items in the right-of-way before November 16th. Debris must be at least three feet from fire hydrants, mailboxes, parked cars, light poles and intersections. Piles must not block storm drains or driveways. This is NOT a bulk item pickup, do not place trash, building materials, furniture or mattresses out.

The Town is currently soliciting interested firms/companies for vegetative debris pickup for 2021, interested individuals may find the Request for Proposals on the Town's website here.

Advisory Boards:

If you are interested in volunteering for an advisory board or committee, please complete the application below and email it to clerk@townofsurfcity.com

Application: http://www.surfcitync.gov/2282/Advisory-Committees

Wednesday, November 4th Council Meeting: To leave a public comment for the November 4th Council meeting, please call 910-338-5510 and leave a voicemail. Everyone will be provided a three-minute opportunity to record their comment. Comments will be played back at the November 4th council meeting using an electronic platform. Each comment is considered a public record.

Watch the Council Meeting Live at: www.youtube.com/townofsurfcity

Federal/USACE Project

The Town remains in constant contact with the US Army Corps of Engineers on the Federal Beach Nourishment Project. We remain positioned to move forward as soon as we get the "green light". The Corps is specifically working with North Topsail Beach to respond to questions regarding the Project Partnership Agreement and it's effect on their situation. It's our hope that we can collectively get these matters resolved and move forward with the project. A critical and time/cost savings approach that the Corps is currently working on is to expand the environmental window to place sand on the beach year round. This allows a contract to be awarded and reduce mobilization costs to a single contractor. We should have final word on the path moving forward by the end of the first week in October. An important takeaway is that the Town of Surf City is moving forward with this project and has communicated that to the Corps.

The federal project is estimated to add an additional 13 million cubic yards of sand to the beach, build a new dune that is projected to be 25’ wide and 14’ high and widen the beach with a 6’ high and 300’ wide berm. Oceanfront citizens should have already turned in the perpetual easements. If you have not received your oceanfront easement please contact clerk@surfcitync.gov or 910-328-4131x106. This is NOT the same easement that was previously signed in 2019. This is a new easement required by USACE for the new beach nourishment project.

Aerial plat maps for each oceanfront parcel have been loaded online. Oceanfront owners can view their property by using the link below, open the Key to find the corresponding map to your property: http://www.surfcitync.gov/2235/Beach-Nourishment

Easement Example
Typical Dune Profile

CENSUS

The Census count officially closed October 15th. Although response rates were low, housing units were accounted for. As preliminary information becomes available we'll pass that along. If you completed the Census, thank you, as this is important for you and our community!

COVID-19

The Town remains under a State of Emergency, however, all local restrictions have been lifted. Please adhere to the Governor's Executive Orders, as amended.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services hosts various resources on the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic. I would urge you to review the information contained here.

Town Hall Update

Surf City Municipal Complex
Project Schedule

Eastern Insulation began spray foam insulation on the Police Station side this past week. Next week they will begin insulating the Town Hall side while PME rough-ins begin on the Police Station side.

Foxhill Construction continues to apply weather barrier to the exterior of the Town Hall side while Highland Roofing finished install of peel + stick roof underlayment.

Fineline Construction knocked out the framing and sheathing of the storage shed after Superior Concrete poured the concrete pad

Superior Concrete poured the generator pad while Funston Company began curb install and stabilizing the retention pond

Progress Photos

Parks, Recreation, and Tourism

Programs and Events:

Surf City Explorers – The registration is open! Surf City Explorers Club has scheduled the next launch for October 12th-November 6th. Do not miss the flight because it is going to be out of this world. To register (CLICK HERE).

The goal of this program will be to provide a safe place for those kids (K-5) on the hybrid school format to complete virtual learning, participate in specialized recreation/athletic instruction, arts and crafts, environmental programs, wellness instruction, and much more. Our department hopes this will provide an opportunity for our local parents to continue working as well.

Remote Learning Grant – Our Recreation Program Staff, Alexa Matlock and Ashley Rhinehardt, along with the help of administrative staff worked hard to apply for a grant offered through the North Carolina Alliance of YMCA’s for our remote learning program “Surf City Explorers”. We are proud to announce their hard work paid off as we have been awarded $42,418 to help offset cost of this program. We are excited to continue to offer this program to our community.

Tot-time in the Park – We moved Tot-time to Soundside Park to allow for social distancing and to follow mass-gathering restrictions. It was a huge success as we had doughnuts, dancing, and crafts to entertain the participants. There are plans to do another one soon, stay tuned for the date.

Indoor Adult Volleyball – Registration is now open. The season is scheduled to kick-off on October 26th.

Fall Soccer – Our fall soccer leagues have successfully started. We are offering Youth Fall Soccer (Started September 19th) and Adult Fall Soccer (Started September 20th).

Pickleball – Come join us for a little pickleball on Tuesdays & Fridays at 9am starting Tuesday, September 22nd. This will be ladder format. It will be held on the tennis courts at the Surf City Community Center. For more information please call 910-328-4887.

Register for all of our programs online at https://surfcity.recdesk.com/Community/Home. For more information contact our Athletics staff at 910-328-4887.

Tennis Programs – The Town of Surf City is now offering two new tennis programs. Get your spot today by visiting https://surfcity.recdesk.com/Community/Program or contact us at 910-328-4887 for more information.

Halloween Events

Egg-Tober - TREAT yourself this Egg-Tober to our candy egg drop-off! Register online today (CLICK HERE).

Drive-In Movie – Re-Vampire your ride at this spook-tacular drive-in Halloween event for a chance to win a tricked out prize pack, followed by Hocus Pocus!

Wellness Classes – Staff are working with instructors to get some of the wellness classes back going in our outside venues. If you are interested in classes please reach out to staff at 910-328-4887, as the attendance has been down on the classes we have held. We want to continue to offer them as long as participation justifies it.

Beach Clean-Up – The Town of Surf City has teamed up with the Topsail Island Longboard Association for weekly beach clean-ups. We invite anyone to come join us on Mondays and Fridays at the Roland Public Beach Access (102 N Shore Drive) from 7:30-8:30a to enjoy a walk on the beach as we keep it clean. Dress accordingly.

Parks and Facilities

Playgrounds – All playgrounds have been reopened.

Soundside Park

Public Restrooms – All public restrooms have reopened.

Soundside Park – The boat ramp, shelters, boardwalk, fishing T, and the open space is available for use.

Nelva Albury Park – The shelter and parking are open for use.

Kenneth Batts Family Park – The shelter, basketball court, parking lot, and boardwalk are open for use.

Disc Golf Course – The disc golf course is open for use.

Memorial Bench Program – The Memorial Bench Program continues to be a great way for people to honor a loved one. The Town has received a lot of request for bench dedications in the last couple months. If you are interested in placing a bench in honor of a loved one call us at (910) 328-4887.

The Fitness Center reopened to the public on Wednesday, September 9th. It will be available on a limited basis (12 people at a time). Everyone entering the building will be required to have their temperature checked and must complete a brief questionnaire. It will only be available Monday-Friday (8a-1p and 1-5p) at this time. Once other programming becomes available, the fitness center hours will be expanded.

The dog park, tennis courts, and walking trails remain open for use.

The Community Center will be open to the public to get information and registration starting October 5th.

The gymnasium and rental rooms are still closed to the public.

Welcome Center – The Welcome Center is available for rentals Friday (after 5pm) to Sunday for your special occasion or business meeting. Current Executive Order No. 169 restrictions limit indoor capacity to 30 and outdoor to 50, so please plan accordingly.

We have taken the time off to make some great improvements to this building inside and out. Stay tuned as you will see the exterior transformation, which includes a $10k furniture package staff applied for and won for this facility.

To discuss your event options, call (910) 328-2716.

Surf City Welcome Center

Ordinance Reminder – Staff have been going out multiple times a week to remove unattended beach equipment between the hours of 10pm and 7am. Leaving beach equipment out on the beach overnight is against Town Ordinance (See Section II, Chapter 4, Sec. 4-12, Sec. 4-13, Sec. 4-14). The reason items cannot be left out on the beach overnight is:

1. It hinders Sea Turtles from nesting, if they encounter obstructions on the beach.

2. It hinders emergency vehicles from being able to move freely on the beach during the night, if needed.

3. High tides and storms may take the equipment into the ocean, which has a negative effect on wildlife and our environment.

4. High winds could blow the equipment into someone or their property.

Equipment picked up by staff during the hours of 10pm-7am are disposed of and not retrievable. Please make sure you do you part to follow this simple ordinance.

Maintenance and Streets

The crews have been working hard to keep our facilities and grounds safe. Please give them space when they are out and about so they can continue to complete these tasks in a safe manner.

We would like to welcome our new Facilities and Grounds Crew Leader, Chris Carter, to the team. We are excited to have him all the way from Guilford County Parks and Recreation.

Clean, clean, clean is the name of the game, and that is just what they do. Thank you so much for keeping Surf City a clean place to live and play.

Projects – The Beautification Committee completed the Mainland Fire Dept Project. Improvements include planting new trees and shrubs, installing landscape river rock, installing a memorial bench, and cleaning up some of the landscaping areas. Check out the results! The Committee will be working on Station 23 - Island Station on October 17th, stay tuned for the results.

The Surf City Beautification Committee congratulates Megabella Treasures for winning the Beautification Business of the Month award for October.

Megabella Treasures 418 N New River Dr

There are so many beautiful businesses in Surf City, who will be next? Nominate your favorite business by submitting the business name, a photo or two, and the address to beautification@surfcitync.gov. The Beautification Committee votes on the candidates the third Tuesday of the month.

The Surf City Beautification Committee congratulates Heather and Corey Giddens at 618 North Topsail Drive for winning the Beautification Home of the Month award for October. What a transformation!

Home of the Month

There are so many beautiful homes in Surf City, who will be next? Nominate your favorite home by submitting the property owner’s name, a photo or two, and the address to beautification@surfcitync.gov. The Beautification Committee votes on the candidates the third Tuesday of the month.

Police Department

Operational Updates: Call for Service: In the past couple of weeks the police department responded to a total of 165 calls for service. This number incorporates officer-initiated calls, such as traffic stops in addition to our traditional calls such as reported calls, crimes in progress, assist citizens, traffic accidents, warrant service, town ordinance violations, etc.

Patrol Division Highlights: The patrol division arrested four individuals during this reporting period. Two for driving while impaired, and two arrests for outstanding warrants. Also, they responded to seven traffic accidents. In addition, a total of two town ordinance violations were issued.

Please keep the family of Officer Jacob Hancher and the Myrtle Beach Police Department in your thoughts and prayers. Off. Hancher was killed in the line of duty on October 3, 2020 while responding to a domestic incident. Officer Fehling represented the Surf City Police Department at his funeral.

Weekly Crime Statistic Comparisons:

To receive weekly police stats, please follow this link: http://www.surfcitync.gov/2324/E-Watch

Investigations Division:

• 20-4213: Detectives assigned Obtaining Property by False Pretense case involving a purported Law Enforcement Officer stating money needed to be sent to avoid going to jail.

• 20-4190: Detectives assigned Recovered Stolen Vehicle that was reported stolen from Wilmington. Video footage was obtained and sent to Wilmington P.D.

• 20-4160: Detectives assigned a Forgery & Uttering report involving a payroll scam.

• 20-4152: Detectives assigned Breaking and Entering report involving suspect breaking into a residence and stealing medication. Warrants were obtained for Felony Breaking and Entering and Larceny

• 20-4112: Detectives assisted patrol with a missing person report. Person located and was fine.

• 20-4092: Detectives assigned Breaking and Entering report. Case pending.

• 20-4079: Detectives assigned Motor Vehicle Breaking and Entering. Suspects broke into an unsecured motor vehicle and stole property from the vehicle.

• Detectives assisted Wilmington P.D. with a missing person case.

• Detective received training in Hemp vs. Marijuana Identification

Tips: Any criminal information or narcotic leads/tips from town employees or the general public are encouraged.

Department Updates:

Governors Crime Commission Grant: We are pleased to announce that the police department has been awarded a Mobile Data Project Grant for the Sum of $25,000. This grant will allow us to replace ten mobile data computers in our police vehicles.

Congratulations to Colby Strickland on his swearing in. We are excited for Officer Strickland to join our team.

Officer Colby Strickland

On behalf of the Surf City Police staff we would like to congratulate Sgt. Burke Bailey on his Sergeant promotion.

Sgt. Burke Bailey

Fire Department

Administrative Division

Chief Wilson has been working on the final details of the FEMA Grant for the diesel exhaust removal system for both fire stations. Contracts have been signed and equipment is on order. We are very excited to get this safety equipment installed in both fire stations.

The CAD project with the Pender County Sheriff’s Department is in its final stages of implementation. Chief Wilson has been working on a training program to deliver to the other county fire departments next week. The Surf City Fire Department has been using the system for several weeks now and having this information in the fire trucks as they respond to emergencies has been very beneficial.

Chief Wilson meet with Manger Kyle Breuer and Mayor Doug Medlin to discuss an annual giving program to support ocean rescue enhancements. The meeting was successful with some great ideas for future support. Stay tuned for some exciting opportunities to support the Surf City Ocean Rescue Program.

Chief Wilson has been finalizing the policy and process for the in-rank promotions for firefighters. This program was part of the career ladder approved this year. This is an excellent opportunity to recognize our firefighters that have longevity and continue to gain additional certifications.

The fire department has resumed the discussion with the United States Life Saving Association regarding the aquatic rescue response team certification. We are working with other agencies who possess this certification to bolster our own policies and procedures to match those required from USLA.

Chief Wilson participated in his first meeting with Eastern North Carolina Firefighter’s Association as a board member. The group’s major focus was on bringing on the new members and officers. They also discussed further schools, scholarships and awards.

The Pender County Fire Study has officially begun. The consultant from Fitch was down last week and began his station tours. Chief Wilson meet with him as part of the steering committee last week and then showed the group around both Surf City Fire Stations. While the Surf City Fire Department is not directly involved with the study (its major focus is on the Pender EMS and Fire and other county fire departments) it will provide some countywide benchmarks that could also benefit us.

The Surf City Firefighters’ Auxiliary has been really busy lately working to help enhance the service delivery of the fire department. They organized a Boater’s Poker Run a couple of weeks ago that was a great success. The event sold out and they are already getting commitments for next year. The Aux has been working with Chief Wilson to assist with the Ocean Rescue Annual Giving Program. They have also teamed up with local business Shuckin Shack for an event this Friday Night (Oct 16th). Proceeds from sales will be donated to the Auxiliary.

Fire Prevention – Community Risk Reduction Division

Chief Wilson and Chief Burton have been working with the Community Development Department to refine the fire code and permit fees system. They have also been working on a partnership with the Community Development’s software to streamline the permit process and ensure all applicable fees are being collected and tracked. We would like to thank Amy Kimes and Steve Padgett for their help with this.

Chief Burton has been busy with inspections and plan reviews. He has spent many hours on reviewing the construction plans for all the new developments in Surf City.

Firefighter Van Pelt has been working with an organization to complete a 3D virtual tour of the fire station. A similar product was just created to help market the police station. Our plan is to use this product as a public education tool, where people can tour the station online. This will allow more people to see what the inside of the fire station looks like. We will also enhance the tour (at a later date) to include educational videos in key areas such as; kitchen safety, exit drills, smoke alarms, etc.

Staff is working with parks and rec for another Reading with a Firefighter event.

Inspections Completed:

• Fire Safety Inspections – 13

• ALE Inspection – 2

• Fire Protection System – 5

• Hood Inspection – 1

• Knox Box – 4

• Re Inspections – 4

• Plan Reviews – 6

Operations Division

Staff have removed the ocean condition flags and the rescue buoys from the beach. We suspended this service during the off season. We will replace them again in the spring.

The fire department would like to congratulate Captain Junior Hall and Lieutenant Cary Chappell for completing their NC EMT Certification. This medical course is an extensive training course of more than 240 hours. We are proud of them and their accomplishment. Their new skills will benefit the citizens as we continue to provide fire, rescue and medical services to our community.

Chief Wilson, Captain Hall, Lieutenant Chappell and Firefighter Faison have been taking an enhanced marine operator’s course through the United States Coast Guard. They are halfway through the class and should finish their course work in the next couple of weeks.

Surf City Volunteers have given over 3,000 hours of service over that past three months. This accounts for volunteers pulling shifts at the fire stations and training. This is a huge benefit to our organization and community. Surf City Fire Department is thankful to have such dedicated volunteers to support the career staff.

Firefighters have completed 1,495 hours of training over the past three months.

Staff have been focusing on hose advancement, water supply, and ventilation training over the past few weeks.

30 Emergency Responses (10/01/2020 – 10/14/2020):

• Medical assist, assist EMS crew – 16

• Surf rescue – 1

• Boat Rescue – 1

• Service Call, other – 5

• False alarm – 1

• Authorized control burn – 1

• Dispatched & cancelled – 5

Information Technology

Service Requests

I am reviewing a new surveillance option for the new municipal complex. We will be evaluating a demo unit for potential acquisition and deployment.

Emergency Management

Since the last update, we have processed an additional 8 Key Card applications through the online request system. As hurricane season winds down, applications for Key Cards are also commensurately waning as well. Even when not in the “season” per se, you can still, and are encouraged to do so, apply for a Key Card at www.surfcitync.gov/KeyCard year-round if you need one.

With the Surf City Municipal Complex construction coming along, we have been working along with IT Department staff to prepare for the acquisition and installation of technology-related infrastructure that will be needed for daily operations. Items such as cable drops, lengths of run, and desired termination points are a few of the things taken into consideration when planning out a project of this caliber. We have been in contact with Monteith Construction staff and have conducted several walkthroughs of the site, verifying potential asset placement, and identifying areas where additional logistical support may be required.

Since the Municipal Complex will also serve as the primary Emergency Operations Center during disasters and other emergencies where its activation would prove beneficial, we have placed considerable focus on identifying routes to make the facility as optimally functional as possible, given the fact that it is a multi-purpose facility. With that, having visited the site on multiple occasions throughout the various stages of construction, we are identifying the potentialities of the structure, centering on projected capacity and capability, and will continue doing so throughout the remaining build out.

Work continues on the AM radio project. We have identified a new potential site for the antenna placement and will be working with our Utilities Department staff to identify logistical needs to continue moving the project forward. We have submitted the site plan to the vendor for their review to ensure that we get the requisite signal propagation from the proposed location. If the site proves viable, we will continue pushing forward. If not, we will reinitiate locating other suitable sites.

On the Tropics, our local impacts have been limited to rainfall associated with the remnants of Hurricane Delta. We still have a few weeks left in the “season”, so visit www.ready.gov/plan to find useful information on disaster planning for your household. Once you get that taken care of, visit www.ready.gov/kit for guidance on getting your disaster kit built out. Finally, head over to www.surfcitync.gov/codered and get signed up for CodeRED emergency alerts. Completing these three tasks could make the difference in keeping a bad situation from being exponentially worse.

Public Utilities

The Surf City Wastewater Treatment Plant is a Sequential Batch Reactor or (SBR) and has the capability of treating 1.5 million gallons a day. Surf City WWTP also utilizes 30 acres of storage ponds and 208 acres of solid set irrigation and is operated under a non-discharge permit.

The Water Treatment Plant produced on average six hundred and forty-two thousand gallons of water per day since September 30th. This is an eight percent increase over the same period last year.

The Collections and Distribution division completed two-hundred and seventeen work orders and forty-three locate request since September 30th, 2020. The Utility Department, in conjunction with outside contractors will begin water tank maintenance on October 26th, 2020. This work is expected to take four weeks. On September 30th, town staff conducted a field test to ensure safe pressures could be maintained during this maintenance. Pressures will reduce approximately twenty percent but will still be within state guidelines. However, if you have a pressure reliant fire alarm or sprinkler system, you may want to consult your monitoring company.

Utility staff in conjunction with NC Rural Water Association (RWA) will be performing leak detection of the entire water system from October 19th through October 27th. During this time, you may see uniformed town staff accompanied by plain clothes RWA staff members in and around the edge of the right of way performing this testing. This is a free service from the RWA and a much-needed tool in the utility industry.

Town Staff Performing Utility Repairs

Should anyone have any questions or concerns about Surf City utilities, please call Town Staff at 910-328-4131.

Planning

Technical Review Committee members are working with design engineers and applicants on the below projects:

• Smith Dental location 2

• Tractor Supply Company

• Loggerhead Suites

• Waterside Amenity Site

• Bishop Creek Apartments

The October Planning Board meeting was cancelled. The following items have been submitted for the November Planning Board meeting:

• Register’s property rezoning

• Possible revision to Appendix B (Subdivision Regulations), Article VI. (Improvements required and minimum standards of Design), Section 7. (Streets). The approved preliminary plat for the Terraces has a proposed connection to existing Osier Drive in Dogwood Lakes. Residents of Dogwood Lakes have requested a review of the ordinance so that the interconnectivity is not required.

• Presentation by the Cape Fear Council of Governments (COG) -160D updates. North Carolina zoning related legislation has been revised to include the new Chapter 160D. This consolidates and clarifies the zoning code for both County and Municipal zoning. A legislative deadline of July 1, 2021 was given for revising Town Ordinances associated with zoning to align with the statutes. The COG will be presenting a revised zoning ordinance for Planning Board recommendation. The current changes are 160D related only. Additional changes to the zoning ordinance will be made after the update to the existing Land Use Plan.

The Planning Department currently has the following items for upcoming Council meetings:

• The three items from Planning Board will carry over to Council.

• Final Plat approval of Phase II of Waterside.

• Site plan approval of Loggerhead Suites.

Planning Staff has also provided an RFP for the Comprehensive Land Use Plan Update to the Town Manager for review. Once he has reviewed the document it will be posted for application. I am also working on an RFP for a pavement condition survey. Once completed this survey will provide a guideline for prioritization of maintenance/resurfacing of our existing Town streets.

If you would like to apply for any building, zoning or planning related permits or function, the applications can be found at: https://surfcitync.viewpointcloud.com/.

Community Development – GIS

The Community Development Department is excited to announce that Daphne Brown has joined our team as the part time GIS Analyst. Daphne is a recent graduate of Appalachian State University. She has recently completed an update to the Town’s zoning map shown below. She will continue to update this map with each zoning change. She is also working with the parking map associated with the beach nourishment project as well as an overall Town asset map.

Community Development (Code Enforcement)

During this period, code enforcement continued to systematically work through the town issuing warnings for violation on 6th and 7th St in the canals and a couple of second violations with (1) third violation on the second sweep of S. Shore Drive. Code enforcement continues to monitor for the placement of bulk items being put out late and has been creating complaints in order to track them and issuing verbal warnings in an effort to encourage voluntary co-operation. Compliance with the abatement letters has been good as only (7) of the Isaias debris piles remain as the Oct 21 deadline for abatement approaches. Code Enforcement is also enrolled PDR1: Development Ordinances through the UNC School of Government. This is the first module of a three-module course that reviews all stages of planning and development including enforcement of ordinances.

Building Inspections

Building Permit Activity

Finance

• Attended the Council retreat on Monday.

• Worked with Price to provide updates on the Capital funds related to Utilities.

• Reviewed the Debris Management plan prepared by James Horne. Paid close attention

• Edmunds support identified why the balance sheet did not balance for the past two years. I used go to assist for Edmunds support to fix the issue.

• Reached out to the Golden Leaf to be setup as the primary designee.

Was trained by Golden Leaf contact on how to fill out the required excel workbook.

Submitted the required quarterly update on the status of the Town Hall construction project.

Updated the project budget to reflect final budgeted numbers.

Requested an extension on the term of the grant to May 2021. The original expiration of the grants life for the project was October 3rd.

Provided minutes as documentation of Council approving the construction the new Town Hall.

Submitted a request for disbursement in the amount of $859,804.62. It required me to analyze each invoice to split out the work on the police portion of the project. This is due to the construction portion of the police side not being reimbursed from Golden Leaf funds. That construction is expected to be reimbursed from the sale of the Police property on the island.

• Reached out to NCEM to get myself setup as the primary designee on the website that give access on the status of projects related to hurricanes. She went over how move around in the site.

• Had myself updated as the primary designee on the FEMA Grants portal.

• Worked on tweaking the Capital Request Form for the upcoming FY 21/22 budget process. Also worked on the timeline for the FY 21/22 budget process.

• Had myself setup on the North Carolina Capital Management banking services site.

• Will be shifting to finishing the June 30 bank reconciliations for FY 19/20. Once complete, the auditors can finish the audit.

• Each week I am continuing to learn the software as well as a variety of other procedures.

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