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2017-08-14 - Hazards in surf zone north of Army Pier
Author: Town of Duck (Announcement Made over Email) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory Field Research Facility (FRF) has put out a notice that swimming and surfing is prohibited on the north end of the FRF property (1261 Duck Rd) to avoid a hazardous area used for research. Research instruments are mounted on 20ft-long steel pipes that are jetted into the seafloor and 3-6 ft of the pipe still protrudes from the seafloor. The pipes may even stick out of the water on very low tides. While the pipes provide stable platforms for measurements, they create an extreme hazard to swimmers and surfers and the area should be avoided. Click here for more information.
2017-07-03 - CDA Board Meeting to discuss approved town of duck ordinance amendments
CDA Board Officers & Members held a conference call this evening to discuss options for replacing the community's three beach access ramps & stairs in light of the Town of Duck's recently approved amendment for ordinance related to Beach front walkways / access.
The general consensus by the Board was to adopt a "wait and see" attitude before deciding on any access point improvements. This allows the Board to monitor our newly renovated dune line & see how it changes over the next few months before rendering a final verdict.
2017-05-15 - cda board meeting to discuss proposed town of duck ordinance amendments
Author: Andrew Blunck
CDA Board Officers & Members held a conference call this evening to discuss the Town of Duck's proposed amendments for ordinances related to:
Beach front property setbacks; and
Beach front walkways / access
These proposed amendments are planned to be discussed during a meeting held by the Town this week. The Board will have members present at the meeting to provide feedback on the proposed amendments. While no conclusions have been drawn by the Board, the general sentiment is that we would prefer the amendments to be placed on hold until at least Fall 2017 or Spring 2018.
CDA Board Officers & Members held a conference call this evening in preparation for this year's Annual Meeting. Items discussed included a review of the 2017 Budget as well as the Agenda for the Annual Meeting.
All owners are invited to attend the Annual Meeting on April 15, 2017 at Sunset Grille beginning at 9am!
2017-03-06 - Town of duck planning board meeting
Author: Andrew Blunck
The Town of Duck Planning Board has, according to the Town Newsletter, scheduled it's meeting for "Wednesday, March 6, 2017" while the Meeting Agenda lists "Wednesday, March 8, 2017." Obviously a minor mistake was made in what was published. We have notified the Town & are requesting additional information on the correct meeting date. For the sake of argument, the meeting agenda can be found here.
2017-03-06 - town of duck spring bulk pick-up scheduled
Author: Andrew Blunck
The Town of Duck has scheduled this Spring's Bulk Pick Up day for April 21, 2017. Full details can be found here. The Community Calendar has been updated with this information as well.
2017-02-19 - updates added for beach nourishment project
Author: Andrew Blunck
Our Vice President, Tom Dorsey attended the Town of Duck's annual Retreat & took notes on the information available in that meeting related to the upcoming Beach Nourishment Project. Details are posted on the Erosion Updates page here.
2017-02-06 - welcome to the new site!
Author: Andrew Blunck Welcome to the new and improved website for the Carolina Dunes Association!
We have migrated all content from the previous website into this new site, including historical community updates and documents.
A backup of the previous site has been created. If you discover any data that failed to be migrated from the previous site, please notify me so I can move it over! Enjoy!
2017-01-16 - beach nourishment project update
Author: Andrew Blunck The Town of Duck has released an updated schedule for the commencement of the Beach Nourishment Project. The barge intended to be used on the Town of Duck portion of the Nourishment Project is currently undergoing maintenance. This is delaying its use on a separate project that was scheduled to occur prior to the Town of Duck Beach Nourishment Project.
As a result, the contractor is pushing back the date the Nourishment Project will begin from April 1, to now beginning sometime in mid to late May. Completion of the project has additionally been pushed back by an identical amount of time, now in the mid to late July time range. Full details can be found on the Town of Duck website here.
2016-12-17 - beach nourishment project update
Author: Andrew Blunck The Town of Duck has provided the Association a Quick Facts document related to the Beach Nourishment Project scheduled to begin in April 2017. Additional details can be found under the Beach Nourishment Project!
2016-11-19 - website migration
Author: Andrew Blunck An effort was started to migrate the existing Carolina Dunes website to a new framework that would be more easily maintained, and facilitate easier creation of content. The initial goal of this project is to migrate all existing data from the old website into the new framework. Once the data has been fully migrated, the new site will be reviewed with an eye towards consolidating content in an effort to make the site flow more intuitively.
2015-12 - status update on duck's pedestrian plan
Author: Ron Blunck Recently, the Town provided a status update regarding their plan to upgrade the Town's pedestrian walkways. Click here to view the update.
Please note two items:
Many street cross-walks on NC 12 will be improved. The status update includes a description of the improvements. Funding for some of these improvements is budgeted. The cross-walks in Carolina Dunes are included in the plan, but funding for the improvements in Carolina Dunes has not been budgeted.
The Town would like owner feedback on the planned cross-walk improvements. Please send your comments to the Duck Community Development Director, Joe Heard. He can be contacted via phone at (252) 255-1234 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015-12 cda christmas decorations
Author: Ron Blunck Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to All
2015-11 - mid currituck bridge status
Author: Ron Blunck NC Governor McCrory has taken action to accelerate the Mid-Currituck Bridge project by two years. Listed here is a status update recently provided by the Town.
2015-10 - beach nourishment status update
Author: Ron Blunck A beach nourishment status and update from the Town of Duck was recently provided. A summary of the report, including a schedule of key milestone dates, is presented below.
2015-09 - regular and bulk trash schedules
Author: Ron Blunck Off-season solid waste collections revert back to Mondays only beginning October 1st.
Off-season recycle collections revert back to 1st and 3rd Mondays beginning November 1st.
2015-05 - vandalized street signs
Author: Ron Blunck Recently, many of the green street signs were unfortunately vandalized. This was reported to the Town, and they replaced the signs.
2012-10 - NC Insurance rate bureau rate increase application
Author: Ron Blunck Recently you may have received a notice regarding an application the NC Insurance Rate Bureau filed with the NC Dept of Insurance (NC DOI) to get approval to raise the homeowner insurance rates for properties in coastal areas by 30%. Some insurance companies, but not all, use Bureau rates. You may want to ask your individual insurance agent if your insurance company uses the Bureau rates. This increase might apply to you and would be huge by any standard if it does.
2012-09 - fall bulk pick-up scheduled for october 12, 2012
Author: Ron Blunck The Town of Duck has set the date for their Fall bulk waste collection. It is Friday, October 12th. On that day, no later than 5:00 a.m., please leave bulk waste out by the curb for collection
2012-09 residential solid waste pick-up and recycling schedule changes
Author: Ron Blunck Beginning Oct 1, 2012 and extending until April 30, 2013, Duck's residential solid waste pick-up schedule will return