Temporary Conversion to Chlorine

 Beginning March 13 and continuing until April 17, The Town of Ayden will temporarily change the disinfectant used in the water treatment process.  The Town of Ayden, will be using chlorine rather than chloramines during this five-week period.

Since March 2009, The Town of Ayden has used chloramines, a mixture of chlorine and ammonia, as the disinfectant in its water treatment process.  “Chloramines are an effective disinfectant and also reduce the level of byproducts that are regulated by the US Environmental Protection Agency.”  “State drinking water guidelines recommend that water systems using chloramines periodically switch back to free chlorine (chlorine alone) for a minimum of four weeks.  This brief, scheduled change in disinfectant is a standard water treatment practice to keep water mains clean and free of potentially harmful bacteria throughout the year.”

During the temporary switch to free chlorine, customers may notice a slight change in the taste or smell of their tap water.  The mild chlorine taste and smell is normal and poses no health risk.  Most customers will not need to take any precautions, as the water remains safe to drink, and is treated according to both state and federal standards.  People and businesses that normally take special precautions to remove chloramines from tap water, such as dialysis centers, medical facilities, and aquatic pet owners, should continue to take the same precautions during the temporary switch from chloramines to free chlorine.

If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact James Proctor at 252-253-9938

The Citizens Police Academy will provide an opportunity for the citizens of Ayden to come together with the Ayden Police Department and explore issues and concerns that exist in the community. We would like to give our citizens a greater knowledge and understanding of the challenges faced within the law enforcement community as well as enhance our department’s ability to serve the community.

The Academy is a six-week program that will begin on Thursday, May 11th, 2017. Classes will be held weekly on Thursday evenings from 7-9pm. The program will utilize lecture, PowerPoint presentations, and hands on experiences. Applicants must be at least 16 years old and persons under 18 years old must have parent consent.

If you are interested in signing up for the Academy, please contact Officer Clark at (252) 481-5834 or jclark@ayden.com.

Applications can also be downloaded from the Town of Ayden website or picked up in person at the Police Department.

Application for Citizens Academy

Town of Ayden Board Vacancies

The Town of Ayden Governing Board is seeking to fill a vacancy on the Arts and Recreation Commission.  The Commission, which is an advisory board to the Ayden Governing Board, concerning arts, parks, and recreation, meets monthly on the fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Ayden Community Center (4354 S. Lee Street).

The Town of Ayden Governing Board is seeking to fill a vacancy on the Ayden Planning Board.  The Planning Board is an advisory board that provides recommendations on land use and development related issues and applications to the Town of Ayden’s Governing Board. The Planning Board meets monthly on the third Monday at 7:00 p.m. at the Ayden Town Hall, 4144 West Avenue, in the second floor board room.

Unless the vacancy is posted as “ETJ” (extra-territorial jurisdiction), you must live within the Town’s corporate limits to serve on a Town Board or Commission.

Applications must be received by Wednesday, March 29th to be considered for appointment at the April 10th Board meeting.

Applications are available at www.ayden.com and also at Ayden Town Hall.  All applications should be delivered to:  Sarah Radcliff, Town Clerk, 4144 West Avenue.

Click here to print an application. You may also pick up an application at Ayden Town Hall.  All applications should be delivered to Sarah Radcliff, Town Clerk, 4144 West Avenue; Ayden, NC 28513.

 2016 Town of Ayden Water Quality Report (CCR) available for viewing here.


Random Acts of Kindness


The Town of Ayden Governing Board approved the Random Acts of Kindness program at their October 24th board meeting. The purpose of this program is to foster stronger community relations through random acts of kindness. The components of the program are as follows:

*To qualify for the monthly "Random Act of Kindness Award" the name and a brief account of their act of kindness must be submitted by someone other than themselves to the Town Manager in writing.
*The winner will be chosen by a vote of the Board of Commissioners.
*The town will submit a picture and brief bio to local newspaper on the recipient's perspective regarding the improvement of community relations.
*Honoree’s name and deed will be mentioned in the town's monthly newsletter and their picture will be included on our website for one month.
*This will qualify them as a contestant to receive the annual "Random Act of Kindness Award" which will be chosen through Ayden's Board of Commissioners and Chamber of Commerce.
*Ask Ayden-Grifton High School to announce the person's name and deed at our high school ball games. 
To nominate someone for a Random Act of Kindness, fill out the form below and turn it in to the Town Manager's office.  
Nomination Form 

Town of Ayden Featured On National T.V.

The Town of Ayden is proud to announce that it has been featured on national television on The Discovery Channel. The Town appeared on Viewpoints with Terry Bradshaw and is recognized as being "One of America's Best Small Communities to Raise a Family."

Ayden officials had previously been contacted by United States Media Television, Inc., a television show production company based in Florida, about being featured in a short documentary about the Town and its charming qualities. The segment featuring the Town appeared on the Discovery Channel on August 2, 2013 and will continue to appear throughout 15 major markets across the southeast and Atlantic of the United States.

Below is the segment featuring the Town of Ayden. It can be viewed via the Town's website or via YouTube. READ MORE >>