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May 1 BOC Meeting Highlights

Post Date:05/03/2017 4:33 p.m.


Jim Tobin Sworn in as District One County Commissioner

Jim Tobin of Manns Harbor was sworn in as District One County Commissioner, replacing Margarette Umphlett who resigned at the end of March.   

Update From NCDOT Regarding Colington Road Project

Gary Lovering with NCDOT provided an update regarding the Colington Road construction project scheduled for 2018. Lovering reported that the work will improve safety and reduce roadway flooding. He also assured Commissioners that the cemetery will not be impacted. Potential Impacts on businesses and residents will be discussed in public meetings that will be held this summer.

Supporting Working Watermen

Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution in opposition to House Bill 867 which is known as the Coastal Fisheries Conservation and Economic Development Act of 2017. Commissioners believe strongly this legislation, if passed, would have a devastating impact on commercial fishermen.

Funding Committed for Maintenance of Beach Nourishment Project

Following a presentation from Nags Head Mayor Bob Edwards and Manager Cliff Ogburn, the Dare County Board of Commissioners agreed to pay for half - up to $13 million - for the costs of maintaining the Town’s 10 mile beach nourishment project that was originally constructed in 2011. Funds will come from the shoreline management fund which is funded by occupancy tax collected specifically for beach nourishment projects.

Proclamation Honoring David Weaver

Manteo High School student David Weaver was honored for his heroic actions last fall after witnessing a single vehicle accident where a car was submerged in a canal in approximately four feet of water. David took immediate action in the face of danger and demonstrated selfless and heroic actions to ensure that another individual has the best chance of surviving a life threatening emergency.  The person he helped rescue was present to join in honoring the courageous student.

Other Proclamations

Several proclamations were adopted unanimously by the Board of Commissioners

  • May 7 through 13 is Hurricane Preparedness Week

  • May 21 through May 27 is designated Emergency Medical Services Week

  • May 14 through June 18 is proclaimed Vulnerable Adult and Elder Abuse Awareness Months

  • May is also proclaimed Older Americans Month

Next Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

The Board of Commissioners’ next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 15 at 5:00 p.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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