Nags Head FY 2025 budget earmarks nearly $5M for drainage, waterline and resurfacing improvements

By on June 21, 2024

On June 21, the Town of Nags Head reported some of the key elements of its Fiscal Year 2025 budget, which at $41,165,408 represents a 9% increase over the FY 2024 budget and is by far the largest budget of any of Dare County’s six municipalities. (KDH’s proposed FY 2025 budget of almost $27 million is a distant second.)

According to the June 21 release, the new Nags Head budget contains no changes to the ad valorem tax rate (currently .33 cents per $100 of valuation), the municipal service district, or town-wide beach nourishment tax rates, or the water rates. The budget was passed by the Dare County Commissioners on June 5.

The FY 2025 budget highlights include:

  • Grant-funded improvements to the South Virginia Dare Trail multi-use path. ($650,000)
  • Drainage, waterline, and resurfacing improvements throughout town. ($4,807,763)
      • Using Golden LEAF grant funds, the Town will conduct drainage system upgrades along South Memorial Avenue. In conjunction with that project, though not part of the grant funding, the Town will pave sections of South Memorial Avenue, as well as several side streets. ($791,852 general fund portion).
      • A nearly $3 million North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality grant was awarded for two stormwater projects in south Nags Head. The first project, between Hargrove Street and Tides Drive, is included in the budget. An innovative, nature-based solution to reduce the frequency, depth, and duration of flooding along a half mile stretch of South Old Oregon Inlet Road, will be installed.
      • Waterline replacements between Eighth Street and Driftwood Street are included and budgeted at $501,500.
  • Five-year capital improvements for sidewalk enhancements starting with West Baymeadow Drive and West Windjammer Drive. ($271,300)
  • Beach and Public Beach Access – Continue planning for the next beach nourishment project, which is scheduled for the summer of 2027. Vegetative sprigging, sand fencing, and other stabilization measures will be completed with the project. Replacement of the dune walkovers at the Holden and Juncos Streets accesses is also included. ($384,380)
  • The budget also includes a 4% cost-of living-adjustment for town employees as well as an additional 1% budgeted for a new performance-based merit program.

The budget can be viewed at



Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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