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Coronavirus (COVID-19) News Updates

Bald Head Association COVID-19 Updates:
March 16, 2020

BHA Staff Contacts

ARC Meetings (Architectural Review Committee) Go Virtual During COVID-19!
Karen Mosteller, ARC Coordinator, and Tiffany Williams, BHA Board Liaison, show how ARC meetings continue virtually for BHA members during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click the headline for the photo of the safe-distancing setup by Carol Collins, ARC Associate.

BHI Organization Updates:

Village Post Office & Island Package Center (IPC) — to limit contact, pick up mail at PO Boxes outside of IPC hours (9am-4pm Monday-Saturday). For package pickups, stay in your golf cart (keeping a minimum of 6 feet from others) and line up in order on Lighthouse Wynd and move up as the line progresses, with your PO Box number clearly written in large numbers and displayed on the front windshield. Staff will deliver packages to golf carts. Click HERE for more information in the Village's Voice. Click HERE for the Village's Voice clarification.

Old Baldy — closed to the public. Click HERE for website. Click HERE for YouTube channel.

Village Chapel of BHI — chapel services suspended through April 30. Officials are evaluating options for serving patrons in other ways. Easter services will be recorded, with links posted online and sent via email.  Click HERE for Facebook page.  

BHI Conservancy — all buildings are closed to the public, including Fleming Educational Classroom and Turtle Central Gift Shop. All in-person educational programs are canceled through April 30. Click HERE for website. Click HERE for YouTube channel.

BHI Club — lunch and dinner take-out services available at Horizons every day from 11:30am-8:00pm, with curb-side delivery to your golf cart for call-ahead orders. Call 910-294-8099, 910-363-0939 or 910-477-5022. Home lunch and dinner delivery available beginning Friday, March 20, 2020. Member cards, credit and debit cards are accepted; no cash. All scheduled social events, club events and gatherings of 10 or more people are canceled or postponed for a minimum of 30 days, with updates forthcoming. Details will be released on special take-out menus for the Easter holiday. The fitness department is closed until further notice. For questions, email HERE . For website, click HERE .

Shoals Club — closing through the beginning of April. Visit website HERE .

Cary Cart Company — temporarily suspended operations for all locations, effective immediately. Click  HERE for Facebook page notice.

Maritime Market — the market is open, the dining room is closed. A wide selection of "grab & go" items are available in the market (deli side in the hot box). Order ahead for menu items HERE. The Market receives routine shipments daily and larger shipments on certain days of the week. Call for special requests. Grocery home delivery is available by calling 910-457-7450 or visiting the website HERE . Market hours are 8am-6pm daily.

Delphina Coastal Cuisine & Sandpiper Coffee — closed temporarily until further notice. Click  HERE for Facebook link.

Nonie Doodle — closed for 1-2 weeks, if not longer. Click  HERE for notice.

The Island Retreat & Spa — all services are suspended for 2 weeks. Shop online HERE .


Bald Head Island Ferry Announcements —
  Click HERE


Sign up for Village's Voice Announcements —  
Click HERE
Village of BHI — FAQ
Village of BHI — FAQ

Village's Voice Issues:

Click HERE for the Village of BHI website, then select the "Village's Voice" top menu.

April 2, 2020 Clarification On Mail & Packages
April 2, 2020 — COVID-19 Update and Receiving Mail & Packages During COVID-19 Event / Important Messages from Post Office & IPC
March 31, 2020
March 30, 2020
March 28 2020
March 27, 2020
March 26, 2020
March 25, 2020
March 24, 2020
March 23, 2020
March 22, 2020
March 20, 2020
March 19, 2020  — Voluntary Evacuation / Click  HERE for Proclamation of State of Emergency
March 18, 2020
March 16, 2020
March 14, 2020
March 13, 2020
March 10, 2020

Additional Resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS)
NCDHHS — COVID-19 Case Count in North Carolina
Brunswick County Public Health — COVID-19 call line and email Monday-Friday 9am-5pm: 910-253-2339 /  /news
NC Public Health — questions for after hours and weekends: 1-866-462-3821

Brunswick County, NC COVID-19 Updates:

April 8 2020 Update
April 7, 2020 Update
April 6, 2020 Update
April 5, 2020 Update
April 4, 2020 Update
April 3, 2020 Update
April 2, 2020 Update
April 1, 2020 Update
March 31, 2020 Update

March 31, 2020 Update — Enhanced Benefits for Food Access
March 31, 2020 Update — Accepting PPE Donations
March 30, 2020 Update
March 29, 2020 Update
March 28, 2020 Update
March 27, 2020 Update
March 26, 2020 Update
March 25, 2020 Update
March 24, 2020 Update
March 23, 2020 Update

March 22, 2020 Update
March 21, 2020 Update
March 20, 2020 Update
March 19, 2020 Update
March 18, 2020 Update
March 17, 2020 Update


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 March Update
March 18, 2020 —  Meeting agenda Financials February 2020 meeting minutes draft
January and February 2020 Meeting Updates

BHITA Documents:
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

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 /news . 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


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


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

10/22/18:  Marine Debris Biodegradation Time Line

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 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