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Town Operational Changes 5-26-20

 
Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2020
 
All municipal buildings (Town Hall, Police and Fire Departments) will be reopened to the public beginning Tuesday, May 26. We are STRONGLY ENCOURAGING that all Town business continue to be conducted electronically or by phone/mail/drop-box
 

TOWN OPERATIONAL INFORMATION & CORONOA VIRUS PREVENTION

Effective May 26th, 2020

 

The Town of Ocean Isle Beach is dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of our property owners, visitors, businesses, and staff in the face of the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. The Town is strongly encouraging “social distancing” as suggested by CDC. We will continue to monitor guidance from public health agencies and provide updated information as it is received.

 

Please continue to check our website, www.oibgov.com and Brunswick County’s website at https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/ for updated information.

 

Brunswick County Public Health Call Line and Email Information:

Individuals who have questions after hours or over the weekend are encouraged to call the North Carolina Public Health Call Line, which has public health professionals available 24 hours a day every day to answer questions: 1-866-462-3821

 

Effective May 26th, 2020 and continuing until further notice, government operations for the Town of Ocean Isle Beach will be modified in the following manner:

 

Town Hall

Town hall is open for normal operations, however we are recommending all Town Hall business be conducted via phone, email, fax, or other virtual means to the greatest extent possible.We will be adhering to social distancing protocols and recommending the wearing of face coverings to those entering our facilities.

We can be reached at 910-579-2166 or by email at [email protected].

 

Utility and Tax Payments

The Town is strongly encouraging “social distancing” so please make your utility payment, or tax payment online via the Town Website at www.oibgov.com. If you wish to pay by check, please mail it, or put it in the drop box located at 3 W. Third Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469.

 

New water/sewer service applications for renters or owners should be placed in the drop box, emailed or faxed. If you are a renter, you can pay your deposit by putting your check in the drop box located at 3 W. Third Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469 with your application. If you need to pay with a credit card you can do so by calling 910-579-2166. You can find the application online at https://www.oibgov.com/files/documents/Water-sewerApplicationforService1313115445012816AM.pdf

Email completed applications to [email protected] or fax the application to 910-579-8804.


We will continue to monitor guidance from public health agencies and provide updates on this policy moving forward.

 

We are strongly discouraging the use of cash at this time -- please see online payment options at www.oibgov.com for tax and utility payments. You may also mail your payments to 3 W. Third Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469 or use the outdoor drop box. The drop box is checked frequently throughout the day.

 

Meetings

The meetings of all appointed Town advisory boards and committees will be modified and/or canceled to reduce vulnerability of people and property of the Town of Ocean Isle Beach. Town staff will be in contact with these groups to outline meeting procedures going forward and will make that information public. Meetings of groups not affiliated with government operations are not permitted in Town buildings until further notice.

 

The next scheduled meeting for Board of Commissioners is May 26, 2020 at 9am for a Budget Workshop. The Meeting will be closed to public “in person” attendance in accordance with Governor’s Order restricting of indoor gatherings of 10 or more people. The Meeting will be live streamed on Facebook and Public Comments will be accepted prior to meeting via public submission to [email protected].

 

Building Inspections

Building Inspections Department is open. However, the Town staff requests that you submit your permit applications online through our Contractor Portal at https://www.oibgov.com/pview.aspx?id=20736&catid=563 or through email at [email protected], fax (910-579-2940), Town Hall drop box located at drop box at 3 W. Third Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469. Printable Permit applications can be found on the Town website at: https://www.oibgov.com/documents.aspx?categoryid=0&id=20700&catid=563

 

Once your permit application has been approved, you will be contacted by Town staff notifying you of the approval, the amount owed and the payment process; credit card payments will be made available.

 

Police and Fire Department

The Police Department and Fire Stations are open. However, Town staff requests all non-emergency business shall be conducted via phone, email, or other virtual means to the greatest extent possible.

 

If you have an emergency and need Police/Fire/EMS to respond to your home, call 911.

 

If you have business with the Police Department and need to contact someone there, please call 910- 579-4221 (Monday through Sunday), or email [email protected]. If you have an emergency and need police to respond to your home, call 911.

 

If you have business with the Fire Department and need to contact someone there, please call 910-579- 2804 (Monday to Sunday), or email [email protected]. If you have an emergency and need fire to respond to your home, call 911.


Park and Recreation Department

Effective Tuesday, March 17, the Town suspended Town-sponsored activities, including all activities and programs at Town Hall and the Community Center; the Community Center Restroom facilities are now open to the public. Ferry Landing Park will remain open at this time (Note: there are no restrooms available), though everyone is encouraged to practice “social distancing” as recommended by the CDC. All Pot Lucks are cancelled until further notice. All Recreation Department/Community Center questions may be directed to Recreation Director Hayley Burgess at [email protected].

 

Public Services (Water Maintenance, Sewer, Public Works and Stormwater)

Our staff will still be out working, making repairs, etc. If you need to report a leak or a problem in town, or want to check on progress of a repair or project, please email or call Town Hall at (910) 579-2166 or [email protected]. Normal hours of operation for this department are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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