Dare County Board of Commissioners (BOC) covered a series of Outer
Banks-related issues and achievements at their July 16 meeting in
Topics which pertained to the island and / or the local community included the following.
Support for Multiuse Paths and Tram System in Hatteras Village
a presentation from Planning Director Donna Creef, Commissioners passed
a resolution in support of a grant opportunity for pedestrian and tram
facilities related to the passenger ferry service that NCDOT plans to
operate between Hatteras Village and Ocracoke Island. If awarded, the
grant funds would be used to construct multiuse paths along NC Highway
12 and Eagle Pass Road in Hatteras Village and also to implement a tram
system similar to what is planned for Ocracoke Village. No local
matching funds are required.
Pre-Event Contract for Disaster Debris Recovery
recommendation from the selection committee that reviewed and evaluated
four disaster debris management proposals, Commissioners approved
Southern Disaster Recovery as the primary contractor and Crowder Gulf
as the secondary contractor. The recommendation was based on the “Best
Value” selection criteria outlined by FEMA and adheres to procurement
laws that went into effect July 1.
Agreement for Professional Services Associated with the New Dredge
approved an agreement with APTIM Coastal Planning and Engineering of
North Carolina for environmental and engineering services associated
with obtaining the permits that will be needed for the new dredge that
is planned for Dare County. The North Carolina Legislature
recently approved providing funds for a public/private partnership for
a dredge capable of maintaining shallow draft navigation channels.
Certificates of Appreciation Presented to Joe & Ann Lamb and John’s Drive-In
behalf of the Board, Chairman Bob Woodard presented certificates of
appreciation to two local businesses for their service and dedication
to the Outer Banks.
and Ann Lamb were recognized as the visionary founders of Joe Lamb, Jr.
and Associates which has provided an exemplary level of service to
their clients, employees and the community for over 50 years.
Tice, Jr., Mona and Tina of John’s Drive-In were saluted for their
family business that was started by their parents over 40 years ago and
has become a landmark Outer Banks institution serving outstanding food
and cherished memories for countless families.
Next Meeting of the Board of Commissioners
Board of Commissioners’ next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday,
August 6 at 9 a.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.