Dare County Board of Commissioners (BOC) covered a handful of issues
that affected Hatteras Islanders at their October 2 meeting in Manteo.
Topics which pertained to the island included the following.
Commissioners adopted a capital project ordinance
for grant funding received through the NC Department of Environmental
Quality for the repair, restoration and stabilization of the Salvo
Community Cemetery. The bidding process for engineering and
construction has begun and necessary permits will be acquired before
construction begins. This project is being coordinated with the
Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Civic Association.
Impacts from Hurricane Maria
Chairman Woodard opened the meeting and reviewed
the recent evacuation of Hatteras Island visitors due to Hurricane
Maria. He thanked NCDOT personnel who worked non-stop to get the
roads cleared of sand and water so the island could reopen to visitors
as quickly as possible. He also thanked personnel from the Sheriff’s
Office and the National Park Service who manned the checkpoint at
Oregon Inlet around the clock. All Commissioners expressed gratitude
and were thankful the storm passed offshore with minimal impacts to the
Appreciation Luncheon for Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative
Several Commissioners traveled to Hatteras Island
on September 25 to share lunch with the Cape Hatteras Electric
Cooperative staff and express appreciation for the Coop’s outstanding
work restoring power to Hatteras Island customers following the cut of
the underground transmission line that occurred in July during
construction of the new Bonner Bridge. As expressed by a visitor, Cape
Hatteras Electric Coop was a consistent beacon of light during the ups
and downs of the outage and this challenge showed the true character of
the people, organizations, companies and community.
Next Meeting of the Board of Commissioners
The Board of Commissioners’ next regular meeting
is scheduled for Monday, October 16 at 5 p.m. For more
information about the Dare County Board of Commissioners, including
full agenda packets and the video of entire meetings, visitdarenc.com/boc.