April 19, 2016
Hatteras islanders can comment during
board meetings via remote video link
May 2, a remote video link at the Fessenden Center in Buxton will
enable Hatteras Island citizens to address Dare County Commissioners
during public comment periods and public hearings, and also view County
Commissioner meetings live without traveling to Manteo.
Prior to each regularly scheduled meeting, the activity room at the
Fessenden Center will be set up with chairs and a large monitor at the
front of the room. Fessenden Center staff will greet attendees and
invite them to sign in to speak.
Public comments from Buxton will be part of the official minutes and
recorded as part of the video that is available for viewing a few days
later on the Government Channel and online at darenc.com.
“We are happy to provide this service for our Hatteras Island citizens
who have previously had to travel up to an hour and a half each way to
reach Manteo for a meeting,” said Bob Woodard, Chairman of the Dare
County Board of Commissioners. “This Board is committed to finding ways
to encourage and keep all Dare County citizens involved in their local
Earlier this year, the Dare County Commissioners held a town hall
meeting in Buxton with over 200 people attending to express opinions
and concerns about issues ranging from beach nourishment and inlet
maintenance to health concerns.
In addition, the Dare County Board of Commissioners will hold their May
16 meeting at the Fessenden Center to provide easy access for citizens
wishing to speak about the proposed, recently expanded service district
for the Buxton Beach Nourishment Project.
The May 16 meeting begins at 5 p.m. with the public hearing for the service district scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Dorothy Hester at 252-475-5903.