The Dare County
Board of Commissioners (BOC) covered several Hatteras Island-related issues at
their March 19 meeting in Manteo.
pertained to the island and / or the local community included the
Public Hearing on Food Stands and Mobile Food
Eight citizens, all
in support, came forward to speak about the proposed set of zoning amendments
for food stands and mobile food units in unincorporated Dare County. Several of
the speakers currently operate local restaurants and expressed that, done
responsibly, food trucks would be a good addition.
hearing, the Board of Commissioners voted to adopt the full set of amendments
with one revision that eliminates the reference to restaurant affiliations.
Planning Director Donna Creef assured the Board that applicants hoping to be in
business this season would not encounter delays through the Planning Department
as long as their documentation is in order and meets the outlined requirements.
These amendments apply for the unincorporated areas of Dare County.
Mirlo Commemoration Day and Week Proclaimed
proclaimed August 16, 2018 as Mirlo Commemoration Day and August 13 - 17 Mirlo
Commemoration Week in recognition of the daring rescue that occurred in August
1918 when Captain John Allen and his crew rescued 42 seamen aboard the British
Tanker Mirlo after it was torpedoed by a German U-Boat. For more information
about plans for celebrating the Mirlo’s Centennial Celebration, visit www.chicamacomico.org.
Chairman Bob Woodard
provided information about two recent visits to Washington, DC to meet with
various representatives and White House staff members to discuss important and
pressing county issues. Vice Chairman Wally Overman provided detailed
information about a meeting with Senator Burr’s office that focused on
infrastructure needs in northeastern North Carolina and projects for
consideration as part of the $6 billion appropriation from the Bipartisan
Topics included the opioid epidemic and the need for regional
treatment facilities, the stabilization of Oregon Inlet, the need to fast track
permitting for dredging at Hatteras Inlet and replacement of the Alligator
Next Meeting of the Board of Commissioners
The Board of
Commissioners’ next regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 3 at 9:00
a.m. For more information about the Dare County Board of Commissioners,
including full agenda packets and the video of entire meetings, visit