August 23, 2018
Highlights from the August 20 BOC Meeting
Dare County Board of Commissioners (BOC) covered a number of Outer
Banks-related issues and achievements at their August 20 meeting in
Topics which pertained to the island and / or the local community included the following.
Updates Made to Two Ordinances Following Public Hearings
Following a public hearing to receive public input, language regarding
open air camping was updated to make it consistent with the current
zoning ordinance. These revisions still allow property owners and their
families to camp on their own property in the unincorporated areas of
the county. In addition, golf carts will be allowed to operate on
specific streets in the village of Buxton. An addition was made to
specify that golf carts may not be used along, or to cross, Highway
Board Continues to Address Stormwater Issues
Chairman Woodard reported on the meeting held earlier in the day to
discuss stormwater issues in the unincorporated areas of Dare County.
Board members and staff reviewed recent pumping efforts on Roanoke
Island and data from NCDOT, and identified problem areas throughout the
county. Short and long term goals were established and the public was
provided an opportunity to share their thoughts and concerns. A follow
up meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 1 at 1:00 p.m.
Update on the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary
National Marine Sanctuary Superintendent Dave Alberg provided an update
about activities planned by the agency, including an Education and
Communication Summit that NOAA will hold next month at Jennette’s Pier
in Nags Head.
Next Meeting of the Board of Commissioners
The Board of Commissioners’ next regular meeting is scheduled for
Tuesday, September 4 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 darenc.com/boc.