August 23, 2018

Highlights from the August 20 BOC Meeting

The Dare County Board of Commissioners (BOC) covered a number of Outer Banks-related issues and achievements at their August 20 meeting in Manteo.

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 12.   

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

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