Dare County Board of Commissioners (BOC) covered a series of Outer
Banks-related issues and achievements at their June 18 meeting in
Topics which pertained to the island and / or the local community included the following.
COA Task Force Presents Final Report
Island Commissioner Danny Couch, Chair of the COA Task Force, briefed
the Board on the public meetings that the Task Force conducted to
gather community input on curriculum ideas for the new College of the
Albemarle (COA) Dare County campus. He introduced Task Force
Members and summarized the public meetings where a wide range of
stakeholders provided extensive community input on curriculum
ideas. The findings of the Task Force, which will be presented to
the architects and planners designing the new Dare County campus, were
outlined for the Board. It was noted that the Task Force recommends
that the new facility be designed with a “Flex Space” concept so that
adaptations can easily and affordably be made as curriculum needs
change in the future.
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
Bob Woodard presented the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in
Financial Reporting to Finance Director David Clawson and honored
Assistant Director Sally DeFosse with the Award of Financial Reporting
Achievement. This is the 27th consecutive year Dare County has received
this prestigious designation from the Government Finance Officers
Association of the United States and Canada for the County’s
comprehensive annual financial report (or CAFR). He noted that this
award is a tribute to the County’s financial management practices and
carries weight with the bond rating companies, which helps taxpayers
when the County needs to obtain financing.
Highway 345 Text Amendment Approved
a public hearing, Commissioners approved a text amendment that
uncouples the construction of a telecommunications tower with a
principal or conditional use in the Highway 345 Zoning District. The
change was requested by Rick Loesch of East Carolina Radio and was
based on changing technologies and FCC regulations.
Dare County Delegate to the 2018 YouthVoice Conference
Fuselier, 4-H Extension Agent for Dare County, introduced Madison
Sawyer as the Dare County Delegate to the 2018 YouthVoice Conference to
be held this summer in conjunction with the North Carolina Association
of County Commissioners Annual Conference in Catawba County. Sawyer, a
rising senior at Manteo High School, will participate in sessions
developed for student leaders from throughout the state to gain a
better understanding of what county governments do and the role of
commissioners as the governing body for counties.
Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards
Webster, Board Member with the Outer Banks Community Foundation,
presented the 2018 Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards to the following:
- Mary Pendill – Dare County Center volunteer
- Sue Kelly – Guardian ad Litem volunteer
- Emily Gould – Friends of Youth volunteer
- Tiffany Wescott and volunteers with Coastal Family Church – for helping the Toy Drive at the Dare County Center
- Dare County Motorcycle Toy Run – volunteers helping underprivileged children
addition, a Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Gail Leonard in
recognition of the many ways she makes a difference in Dare County
through her volunteerism.
Next Meeting of the Board of Commissioners
The Board of Commissioners’ next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 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, visit darenc.com/boc.