Dare County Board of Commissioners (BOC) covered a number of Outer
Banks-related issues and achievements at their October 15 meeting in
Topics which pertained to the island and / or the local community included the following.
Board Approves Zoning Amendments to Facilitate Year-Round Housing
Following a public hearing at which 10 citizens
spoke about the need for year-round workforce housing, the Board
of Commissioners approved proposed zoning amendments involving minimum
lot sizes for duplex structures, multi-family dwelling density,
accessory dwelling units and cluster lots that were developed to
facilitate the development of year-round residential structures in
specific zoning districts in unincorporated Dare County. Planning
Director Donna Creef and the Planning Board received a round of
applause for their efforts in bringing forward creative ways that will
provide flexibility to allow the private sector to increase housing
opportunities for year-round residents.
Funding for Chicamacomico Historical Association
The Board approved a Restricted Fund spending
request from the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau awarding $70,000 for a
Natural, Historic & Cultural Grant to the Chicamacomico Historical
Association to purchase land adjacent to the Chicamacomico Lifesaving
Report on the Dare County Center Nutrition Program
Commissioner Rob Ross provided a report on the
Dare County Center Nutrition Program that provides hot meals on a daily
basis to older adults in our community, which in some cases is the only
regular, nutritious meal that some receive. Commissioner Ross
read a letter from the Dare County Center Director thanking the Board
of Commissioners for their support of the Nutrition Program. He also
shared comments from participants in the program expressing their
gratitude for the healthy meals they receive.
October Proclaimed Long-Term Care Residents’ Rights Month
Commissioner Jim Tobin, on behalf of the
Community Advisory Committee, presented a proclamation establishing
October 2018 as National Long-Term Care Residents’ Rights Month.
It was noted that the Community Advisory Committee members serve as
advocates for the residents of long-term care facilities in Dare
County. Commissioner Tobin serves as Chairman of the local committee
and encouraged citizens to visit the long-term care facilities in Dare
County and spend time with the residents.
Next Meeting of the Board of Commissioners
The Board of Commissioners’ next regular meeting
is scheduled for Monday, November 5 at 9:00 a.m. For more information
about the Dare County Board of Commissioners, including full agenda
packets and meeting videos, visit darenc.com/boc.