Bald Head Association Bald Head Island’s Largest Property Owners’ Association

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2021 News

6/6/21 Port City Daily Article ~ Oak Island to oppose bill that would strip local governments' power to regulate tree removal
NC House Bill 496
Brunswick County Issues Stage I - Water Conservation Alert (5/21/21)
BHI Ferries Resume Full Capacity April 13, 2021
BHA Welcomes New Board Member Jennifer Lucas


BHI Transportation Authority (BHITA) News:

8/10/1999 Right of First Refusal Agreement (BHI Transportation, Village of BHI and BHI Limited)
6/4/21 Wilmington Star News Article
6/1/21 LGC (Local Government Commission) meeting link (Note: BHITA discussio begins at 1:56:20)
5/27/21 Village of BHI Letter to Edmundson (supplemental to 5/3/21 letter)
5/27/21 Village of BHI Letter to Susan Rabon (BHITA) in response to BHITA Chair Susan Rabon's 5/20/21 letter
5/21/21 Village Memorandum to LGC (Local Government Commission)
BHITA Special Meeting Notice for May 27, 2021
5/20/21 Letter from BHITA Chair Susan Rabon to Village Mayor Andy Sayre
Recorded 5/4/21 LGC (Local Government Commission) meeting (Note: BHITA discussion begins at 2:57:30 and lasts through 4:18:20)
StarNews 5/6/21 Article
BHITA Meeting Schedule Resolution (5/4/21)
5/4/21 LGC (Local Government Commission) meeting link, meeting agenda and audio recording for May 4, 2021, 1:30pm
5/4/21 Village of BHI Mayor Sayre's Statement to the LGC on 5/4/21
5/3/21 Village of BHI Response to Edmundson 4/20/21 Letter
5/2/21 Village of BHI Response to BHITA 4/30/21 Letter
4/30/21 BHITA Letter to Auditor Wood (April 30, 2021)
4/30/21 BHITA Response to Village Letter of April 23, 2021
4/26/21 Citizen Letter to NC State Auditor
4/23/21 Village Letter to NC Department of State Treasurer re: BHITA Application for Revenue Bond Financing
4/20/21 LGC Letter to Village of BHI
BHITA 4/21/21 Meeting Agenda
April 14, 2021 State Port Pilot Article
Port City Daily 4/14/21 Article
Statement from Mayor Sayre regarding the BHI Transportation System (4/10/21)
On April 8, 2021, the City of Southport's Board of Aldermen unanimously passed a resolution in support of the Bald Head Island Transportation Authority purchasing the BHI ferry system.
April 7, 2021 State Port Pilot Article
On April 5, 2021, the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the "Resolution of support for the acquisition of the BHI Ferry Transportation System by the BHI Transportation Authority."
Brunswick County — Resolution (4/5/21)
Brunswick County — Action Agenda (4/5/21)
Brunswick County — Regular Meeting Agenda (4/5/21)
Port City Daily 3/29/21 Article
Village of BHI's FAQs (3/29/21)
Letter from BHI Limited/BHI Transportation to the Local Government Commission (LGC) NC Department of State Treasurer (3/26/21)
Village of BHI Letter to the Local Government Commission (LGC) NC Department of State Treasurer (3/22/21)
Port City Daily 3/14/21 Article
BHITA Questions & Answers (2/26/21)
Q&A Exhibits:

Exhibit A — Credit Presentation
Exhibit B — Composite List of Questions
Exhibit C — Feasibility Study
Exhibit D — Kopco Vessel Surveys
Exhibit E — Moffatt & Nichol Report
Exhibit F — Earl Worsley Appraisal: 1) Bald Head Island & 2) Deep Point
Exhibit G — SM&E Environmental Reports: 1) BHI Ferry Terminal & 2) Deep Point Marina
Exhibit H — Operations and Transition Services Agreement
Exhibit I — Deep Point Map
Exhibit J — Bald Head Island Map



BHITA 2/17/21 Public Hearing Recording ~ Copy/paste passcode: Xe%fc92u 
BHITA Public Hearing Presentation (2/17/21)


2021 BHITA Meeting Schedule and Links
Village of BHI Mayor Sayre — Presentation comments at BHA's Annual Meeting (1/30/2021)
BHI Limited — Joyce Fulton's presentation comments at BHA's Annual Meeting (1/30/2021)

BHITA Documents  (Note: Some documents may be drafts that will be updated as warranted):

BHITA FAQs (1/19/2021)
Preliminary Official Statement — BHITA 2020 Revenue Bonds
BHITA APA Exhibits January 2021
BHITA — LGC Presentation (12/1/2020)
BHITA Cash Flow Projections (12/27/2020)
BHITA Option to Purchase Agreement
Deep Point Marina — Tract 1 — Subdivision Preliminary
BHITA Credit Presentation
BHITA 2021 Bond Feasibility
S&P Global Media Release (1/13/2021)
S&P Global Rationale (1/13/2021)
Letter from Susan Rabon, Chair of BHITA, to Treasurer Folwell (1/5/2021)
BHITA — Chronology of Important Meetings and Events
BHITA Credit Presentation (Provided 1/7/2021)


BHITA Correspondence:
For additional correspondence between the BHITA Chair, Treasurer Folwell, the LGC, the Village of BHI, the BHI Club and BHI citizens, click HERE.

BHITA Meeting Minutes:
December 16, 2020
December 8, 2020
November 18, 2020

Island Report BHITA Articles:

March 2021
February 2021

 

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2020 News


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & Resources 



BHI Transportation Authority (BHITA) News: 

Notice for Amended Meeting Schedule FY2021
NC Department of Treasurer press release (12/23/2020)
Village of BHI — Village Council's Response to BHITA Activities (12/15/2020)
Port City Daily 12/12/2020 Article: "Inside the three-year, unique, $47 million private-public Bald Head Island ferry transaction"
Presentation to Local Government Commission (LGC), as presented by the Village of BHI at the 12/9/2020 regular meeting



BHA Design Guidelines Draft Revision — 25th Edition
The BHA Board of Directors has reviewed the draft changes (highlighted in yellow) of the Design Guidelines that were recommended by the ARC Committee and BHA staff and will consider it for approval at the December 11th Board meeting. The approved final version of the Design Guidelines will be effective for NEW submittals reviewed after January 1, 2021. The BHA Board requests feedback from its members. For any questions and comments, contact Karen Mosteller, ARC Coordinator, at 910-457-4676, ext. 22 or Karen@BaldHeadAssociation.com 


BHA’s Community Wide Standards and Evaluations
The BHA Board is seeking feedback from members through November 2020  about a change in BHA's philosophy contained in the revised draft of the Community Wide Standards (CWS). Read the October Island Report article HERE. Read the current CWS document HERE. Click HERE to read the draft of the revised CWS document, including the CWS Compliance Procedure Diagram, with a change to the final paragraph.


Old Baldy announces new plans for the 2020 July 4th Golf Cart Parade (held July 3rd, beginning at 10:00am). The parade will be held "in reverse." Click HERE for more information (click on Golf Cart Parade information link).

NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Predicts Busy 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season


BHI Limited Sells Residential Real Estate and Property Management Businesses To Intracoastal Realty Corporation
BHI Public Safety Director Steps Down

US Census 2020


BHI Transportation Authority (BHITA):

BHITA Meeting Update Regular and Special Meetings Update — December 2020 (coming soon)

BHITA Meeting Update — November 2020
BHITA Meeting Update — October 2020
BHITA Meeting Update — September 2020
BHITA Meeting Update — August 2020
BHITA Meeting Update — July 2020
BHITA Meeting Update — June 2020
June 17, 2020 BHITA Meeting Agenda
June 17, 2020 BHITA Special Meeting Notice
BHITA Meeting Update — May 2020
BHITA Meetings Temporarily Canceled (May 2020)
BHITA March Update
March 18, 2020 —  Meeting agenda Financials February 2020 meeting minutes draft
January and February 2020 Meeting Updates


BHITA Documents:
BHITA 2020 Annual Report of Activities, Holdings and Finances
February 19, 2020 Meeting Agenda
January 31, 2020 Financials
Request for Qualifications for Underwriter


Final Village of BHI Transportation Ordinance  — revised, approved version 10/15/2019


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2019 News


2019 BHA Annual Report

Coyote Education Session  12/6/2019

2019 Village of BHI Council Candidate Forum Recording

Village of BHI Transportation Ordinance Revision — BHA Member Survey —  Summary
Village of BHI Transportation Ordinance Revision — BHA Member Survey  —  Final Results

BHA Design Guidelines Draft Revision — 24th Edition
The BHA Board of Directors has reviewed the draft changes of the Design Guidelines that were recommended by the ARC Committees and BHA staff and will consider it for approval at the October 24th Board meeting. The approved final version of the Design Guidelines will be effective for NEW submittals reviewed after January 1, 2020. The BHA Board requests feedback from its members. For any questions and comments, contact Karen Mosteller, ARC Coordinator, at 910-457-4676, ext. 22 or Karen@BaldHeadAssociation.com . Members can also attend the meeting in person to share their feedback. The meeting is held upstairs in the Berne Conference Room at the Association Center (111 Lighthouse Wynd, Bald Head Island) at 2:00pm.


Brunswick County Board of Elections —  2019 Municipal Election

North Carolina House bill repealing the ability of local communities to institute bans on plastic bags,

on page 17  (Ratified NC House Bill 56, Session Law 2017-209, Section 19)


The Village of BHI's Hurricane Florence Task Force —  Final Report

The Village of BHI — Proposed Traffic and Vehicles Ordinance Changes (Chapter 28)
Draft of Revisions  (Version date 8/16/19)
Summary  (Version date 8/16/19)
Draft of Penalties


North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality — Recreational Water Quality Press Releases

NEW! Tree Approval Process Starting Point Is Modified, Making It Easier for Property Owners

Dead or Dying Redbay Tree Removal Procedure

Alleyways

BHA Survey  (February 2019)

Village of BHI 2019 Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project

Work in progress photos
Project scope


BHI Transportation Authority (BHITA) Updates:

BHITA 12/31/2019 Financials

BHITA December 18, 2019 Meeting:
1.  Agenda
2.  Minutes of November 20, 2019 Meeting
3.  Financials

BHITA 2019 Annual Report
BHITA Financial Statements Year Ended June 30, 2019
September 2019 Island Report Article
July 2019 Meeting —  BHA Island Report Article
June 2019 Meeting —  BHA Island Report Article
May 2019 Meeting —  BHA Island Report Article
April 2019 Meeting —  BHA Island Report Article
March 2019 Meeting —  BHA Island Report Article
February 2019 Meeting —  BHA Island Report Article

January 2019 Meeting —  BHA Island Report Article
January 16, 2019  Meeting Agenda
December 19, 2018  Meeting Minutes

 

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2018 News 


10/26/18:  Community Wide Standards (Approved by BHA Board 10/26/18)

10/26/18: BHI Transportation Authority —  HMS Consulting Reconaissance Report Draft

10/23/18:  Draft of revised BHA Common Area Policy (Unified Design Guidelines, Appendix F) for BHA Board of Directors' approval at upcoming board meeting

10/1/18:  Brunswick County Emergency Response Aerial Mosquito Spraying Begins This Week  (Including BHI)

Post-Hurricane Florence
State of Emergency Terminated  10/1/18, 6:00am

September 17, 2018 — Phase One (A) — Initial "Safety Sweep"

Click  HERE to view post-storm photos taken by EOC Team.
Click  HERE to view post-storm aerial video.

September 10, 2018 — Bald Head Island Under Mandatory Evacuation

Click HERE  to view the Village of BHI website, with emergency information and the latest Village's Voice articles from Village Manager Chris McCall.

Revised Flood Insurance Preliminary Map — Effective August 28, 2018.
 Check with your insurance agent to update your homeowners' insurance policy. With updated technology, many property owners on BHI should see reduced insurance rates. Click  HERE to view the preliminary map (change "effective" to "preliminary" in the upper-right drop-down box).

Call 911 — Feeding, Fishing, Harassing Alligators/Wildlife Anywhere on BHI, Including All Lagoons/Ponds and Wildlife Overlook
Click  HERE for August 2018 article.

BHI Village Updates
Increase of fines for those cited with underage driving. Click HERE . (July 2018)
Repeal of ordinance on Island-wide ban on mulch. Click HERE . (July 2018)
Approval of text amendment to regulate the use of fires for cooking, heating and recreational purposes. Click  HERE for the resolution. Click  HERE for the handout. (July 2018)
No-Wake Speed Zone throughout Bald Head Creek. Click  HERE for the bill, resolution and existing legislation. (July 2018)

BHI Ferry Transportation Authority (BHITA) Updates:
December 2018, click HERE .
October 2018, click HERE .
October 1, 2018 Annual Report, click HERE .
September 2018, click HERE .

August 2018, click HERE .
July 2018, click HERE .
June 2018, click HERE .
May 2018, click HERE .
April 2018, click HERE .
March 2018, click HERE .
February 2018, click HERE .

For BHI Village Manager's 2019 Budget Presentation, click
  HERE .


For the 2018 BHA Annual Report, click HERE .

 

2018 Annual Meeting Update

It was standing room only at BHA's 2018 Annual Meeting held January 27, 2018 at the Association Center. Property owners learned about BHA's progress toward goals during 2017 and also heard updates from other Island entities such as the Village of BHI, BHI Conservancy, BHI Limited and the BHI Club, among others.

For Amended and Restated BHA Unified Covenants as of January 2018, click HERE .

For UNIFIED DESIGN GUIDELINES, click HERE .

For Amended BHA Bylaws as of January 2018, click HERE .

ARC Section A will review all submittals except for submissions regarding projects in the following BHA PUD and multi-family communities: Cape Fear Station, Flora’s Bluff/Killegray Ridge, Ibis Roost, Keeper’s Landing, Lighthouse Landing, Royal James Landing, Sabal Palm Cottages, Sumner’s Crescent, Surfman’s Walk, The Hammocks, The Villas, Timbercreek. Click  HERE for 2018 schedule.
 

ARC Section B will review the submittals for the following BHA PUD and multi-family communities: Cape Fear Station, Flora’s Bluff/Killegray Ridge, Ibis Roost, Keeper’s Landing, Lighthouse Landing, Royal James Landing, Sabal Palm Cottages, Sumner’s Crescent, Surfman’s Walk, The Hammocks, The Villas, Timbercreek.   Click  HERE for 2018 schedule.
 

For the 2017 Annual Report in Digital form, c lick HERE .

BHA Member Survey Results

Bald Head Association recently surveyed its members to find out their perceptions about the organization’s communications and to receive feedback on several landscaping proposals. The Association emailed the link to an electronic survey in late July to approximately 1,500 property owners. Nearly 200 property owners responded, a response rate of 13%.

Overwhelmingly, members rated the Association’s communications vehicles positively. About three-fourths (74%) rated the Island Report as "above average" or "excellent." Similarly, 80% rated the weekly email and 44% rated the web site as above average or better.

Specific to residential landscaping policies, members were asked about a number of proposals designed to help protect the long-term ecology and beauty of Bald Head Island. Just over one-third (35%) preferred that only plantings native to the Island be utilized, while nearly half (49%) agreed that a ratio of native to BHI, native to North Carolina and exotics was appropriate. Nearly half (47%) supported the notion of prohibiting exotic plantings and more than half (54%) agreed that parameters for limited removal of understory vegetation should be established.

Many property owners also expressed their opinions on varying issues ranging from a renewed focus on native plantings and recycling to softening/hardening the Village’s Public Safety Department’s approach and better internet access. Other issues included less governmental involvement, limited commercialism, changing island demographics, costs of living on BHI, transportation options and fragmentation of decision making. PDF of 2016 Survey Results

Powerpoint of 2016 Survey Results



Audubon Presentations
Video: April 2016 Earthday Audubon Presentation
Powerpoint Audubon_Bird-Friendly_Communities_Bald_Head_Island_Aug2016


 

Bald Head Association 2019