The Board of Commissioners (the “Board”) of the Town of Holden Beach, North Carolina (the “Town”) is considering entering into an installment financing contract (the “Contract”), in a principal amount not to exceed $3,300,000, under which the Town will make certain installment payments, in order to (a) pay the costs of purchasing property in the Town located at 441 Ocean Boulevard W., including the pier (the “Property”), and (b) pay the costs associated with entering into the Contract. The Town expects that acquiring the Property will permit the Town to carry out public functions that it is authorized by law to perform, including, without limitation, providing regional public beach access, public parking, recreation and access for beach nourishment and emergency operations. In connection with the Contract, the Town will grant a security interest in all or a portion of the real property comprising the Property, and improvements thereon, for the benefit of the financial institution providing the funds to the Town under the Contract.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Sections 160A-20 of the General Statutes of North Carolina, that on January 18, 2022 at 5:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as practicable, at the Town Hall Public Assembly, 110 Rothschild Street, Holden Beach, NC 28462, the Board will conduct a public hearing concerning the approval of the execution and delivery of the Contract as described above. All interested parties are invited to present comments at the public hearing on the Contract. Any person wishing to comment in writing should do so by submitting comments to Town Hall, 110 Rothschild Street, Holden Beach, NC 28462, Attention: Town Clerk, or email@example.com. Written comments must be submitted between the date of publication of this notice and 24 hours before the public hearing.
The Town Hall building is open for business. The Town encourages all members of the public to practice social distancing and conduct business by virtual means when possible. A drop box is located outside of the Public Assembly for the public's convenience. Town Hall staff can be reached at (910) 842-6488.
The Town of Holden Beach is located midway between Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC - about 40 minutes from each. The Town is situated on an Atlantic coastal barrier island, facing south onto the Long Bay region of Brunswick County.
With over eight miles of clean, sandy beaches and a year round moderate temperature, the island attracts many visitors who want to experience a unique, quiet, family oriented atmosphere. Holden Beach has a very small commercial area on the island. That point is considered by many as the key reason they keep coming back year after year. While there are limited commercial establishments on the island, everything one could desire is located within a short driving distance.
Boating, fishing and hiking the island are very popular activities. There are plenty of shells for those interested in shell hunting. There are over 125 superb golf courses located within an hour drive of the island. The island is a sea turtle habitat and during the hatching season (May - October) those who don't mind staying up late can witness one of nature's most interesting pleasures - watching hundreds of small sea turtles "boil" out of the sand and marching to the ocean.
There is no other North Carolina barrier island like Holden Beach, low commercial impact, hundreds of beautiful rental homes and a wholesome family oriented atmosphere.