The Dare County
Board of Commissioners (BOC) covered a wide range of Hatteras Island and Outer
Banks-related issues at their May 7 meeting in Manteo.
pertained to the island and / or the local community included the
Lease with Port Human Services for Property in Hatteras
Commissioners approved a three year lease agreement with
Port Human Services for property located at 57635 NC 12 in Hatteras Village,
formerly the Hatteras Medical Center. Port Human Services plans to begin
offering services at the facility as early as this summer.
Commissioners Support Efforts to Increase Dredging
The Board approved a resolution presented by Commissioner
Jim Tobin in support of the State’s efforts to increase dredging in Dare County
and adjacent waterways. Tobin reported that he has recently traveled to Raleigh
to discuss the acquisition of a dredge under a public/private partnership. The
resolution provides assurances that the Dare County Board of Commissioners are
committed to providing County funds for dredging.
Board Requests State Funding for NC’s Coastal Storm
Damage Mitigation Fund
The Board approved a resolution asking the North Carolina
General Assembly to fund the Coastal Storm Damage Mitigation Fund. The fund was
created by the General Assembly during 2017, however, the Legislature has not
yet allocated a funding source. It was noted that the Coastal Storm Damage
Mitigation Fund would match local dollars on a cost-shared basis thus allowing
beach nourishment funds to be effectively leveraged for maximum benefit.
Board Approves Filing of Opioid Lawsuit
The Board of Commissioners approved the filing of a civil
complaint that was prepared by the consortium of law firms that the County
selected on April 3 to pursue civil remedies against those responsible for the
opioid crisis. To read the complaint, click here.
Katherine Schuster Recognized for Achievement
Chairman Bob Woodard presented a Certificate of Appreciation
from the Board of Commissioners to Katherine Schuster, a First Flight High
School student who recently won the National Drive, Chip and Putt Championship
in Augusta, bringing honor to her family, her school and to everyone in Dare
County. Chairman Woodard commended Schuster for her strength of character in
overcoming adversity to win the championship and described it as a momentous
achievement that will serve as an inspiration and encouragement for everyone
pursuing a dream.
Adult Day Care Overview
Kaye White, Dare County Delegate to the NC Senior Tar Heel
Legislature, and Public Health Director Sheila Davies gave a report on the need
for Adult Day Care Centers in Dare County. They outlined possible Adult Day
Care models and provided statistics about those who use these facilities.
Information was provided about funding sources and it was noted that the
national average rate for Adult Day Care Centers is $61 per day. The
results of a needs survey were also presented to the Board of Commissioners.
Commissioner Rob Ross requested specific information regarding what it would
take to make an adult day care facility a reality here in Dare County. Once
necessary data is collected, Commissioner Ross will meet with the County
Manager and Finance Director to discuss further.
Three Public Hearings Scheduled for May 21
Two of the three public hearings set by the Board pertain to
Roanoke Island zoning requests -
public hearing is for a zoning text amendment request submitted by the
Roanoke Shores Homeowners Association to amend the RS-8 District
regulations to add non-conforming language specific to property at 117 Old
NC 345. The requested language change would allow all 21 condominium
units now located on the property to be rebuilt if damage was sustained in
excess of 50% of its value.
second public hearing pertains to a zoning map amendment submitted by J.D.
Johnson to rezone lots 2, 3, and 4 of the George Mann Subdivision from its
current classification of Baumtown Traditional to Highway 345 Business.
addition, a public hearing was set to receive comments regarding a
proposed water system development fee. Legislation passed by the General
Assembly last year requires a calculation of the system development fee,
formerly known as the impact fee for a local government water
May 20 - 26 Proclaimed Emergency Medical Services Week
In recognition of the emergency medical services teams that
are ready to provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven
days a week, the Board proclaimed May 20 - 26, 2018 as Emergency Medical Services Week
in Dare County.
Support for Kitty Hawk Trails Grant Application
Commissioners approved a request from the Town of Kitty Hawk
for a letter of support for their grant application to the North Carolina
Division of Parks & Recreation for two trail connections to the existing
1.8 mile Birch Lane Trail in the Kitty Hawk Woods Preserve.
Report From Outer Banks Sporting Events
Race Director Jenny Ash outlined the mission of Outer Banks Sporting Events
(OBSE) and provided statistics related to its 2017 events. They
reported that the 2017 economic impact for Dare County is estimated at $8.4
million. It was noted that since 2010, OBSE has generated over a million
dollars for each of its founding charities.
Next Meeting of the Board of Commissioners
The Board of Commissioners’ next regular meeting is
scheduled for Monday, May 21 at 6:00 p.m. For more information about the Dare
County Board of Commissioners, including full agenda packets and the video of
entire meetings, visit darenc.com/boc.