NOTICE: PUBLIC INPUT MEETING ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN
BEAUFORT COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 8/30/17 4:30-6:00 PM

The Mid-East Commission wants your input on the Mid-East Region Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). This CEDS includes Beaufort, Bertie, Hertford, Martin, and Pitt Counties. The CEDS is designed and required to bring together the private and public sectors in creating a comprehensive and performance based plan to strengthen the regional economy. A CEDS is required for a region to be eligible for assistance through Economic Development Administration (EDA) programs. 

Join us for a public input meeting at Beaufort Community College in the Building 10 multi-purpose room on Wed. 8/30/17 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. The meeting will be informal. Drop by anytime during that timeframe. We value your opinion!

Notice of Public Meeting

The Food Commercialization Center Planning Committee will meet on Friday, August 25, at 2PM, at the Ayden Operations Center, located at 4061 N East Avenue, Ayden, NC. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the next steps for FCC organization and funding. 

Ayden Police Department's Elderly Watch Program

The Ayden Police Department along with the Ayden Community Policing Council care about our seniors and are bringing back our Elderly Watch Program. This program consists of volunteers from the Community Policing Council calling participants to check on them. Calls will be made between the hours of 10am and 4pm daily. This program is free of charge to seniors in our community. If you or a family member are interested in participating in this program, please fill out an application so that you can be added to the list. Applications can be downloaded below or picked up in person at the Ayden Police Department, 4144 West Avenue, Ayden, NC. All applications should be turned in to Officer Clark. For more information or questions, contact Officer Clark at (252) 481-5834. 

Elderly Watch Application

DRAFT 2018-2027 METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

The Draft 2018-2027 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) is available for public review and comment for 30 days. The TIP contains all transportation projects programmed for the upcoming seven-year period, including all regionally significant transportation projects regardless of funding source (such as transit, highway, rail, walkways, bicycle, enhancement projects, and etc.) within the MPO’s boundary. The MTIP is the Greenville Urban Area MPO portion of the Statewide TIP. This document is available for review at the Greenville Public Works Facility, 1500 Beatty Street. The document can be viewed via the Greenville Urban Area MPO web page under the Public Works Department of the City of Greenville’s web site (http://www.greenvillenc.gov/government/public-works/engineering; navigate to "Engineering", then "Greenville Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization". Written comments will be accepted for 30 days starting July 3rd, 2017, by mail to the Greenville Urban Area MPO, 1500 Beatty Street, Greenville, NC 27834; by fax at (252) 329-4535; or by e-mail at Rpurtle@greenvillenc.gov.

FY 2017-2018 Budget

Click here to view a copy of the budget for the FY 2017-2018 adopted by the Ayden Governing Board on June 12, 2017.

NOTICE TO UTILITY CUSTOMERS

To keep up with technology and to ensure that we continue to bill our customers for their usage as accurately and as efficiently as possible, the Town has made advancements to our utility billing system.  To prepare for the new system, while trying to keep our due dates the same, the time frame for data collection has been shortened.  As a result, customers may experience shorter service periods during the month of June and longer service periods during the month of July.  (A normal service period should be between 28 and 32 days.)   The shift in service period, in addition to the increased kilowatt usage during the summer months, may likely increase amounts due in July and August.  We ask that you prepare for the likelihood of larger utility bills during this time and we appreciate your patience during this transition period.  If you have any questions, please call Customer Service at (252) 481-5821, 481-5822 or 481-5823. Thank you.

 

 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 >>