Willo’s Legislative Briefing

Legislative Briefing ~ 10.18.17

Dare League of Women Voters – Election and Candidate Forum Info

Over the last 2 weeks the Dare County League of Women Voters held Candidate Forums in four Dare County municipalities. Three of the forums were videotaped and can be viewed on YouTube:
Kill Devil Hills
Nags Head
Southern Shores
The Town of Manteo does not have videotaping capabilities.

The Forums are also being aired on the Dare County Government Channel on Cable TV:

Kill Devil Hills:
Thursday, October 19 at 9 pm
Thursday, October 26 at 2 pm and 9 pm
Thursday, November 2 at 9 pm
Southern Shores:
Friday, October 20 at 9 pm
Friday, October 27 at 2 pm and 9 pm
Friday, November 3 at 9 pm
Nags Head:
Sunday, October 22 at 9 pm
Sunday, October 29 at 2 pm and 9 pm
Sunday, November 5 at 9 pm

Also, once the programs are finalized for airing, they will be available on the Dare County website.

Early Voting begins this Thursday, October 19th and runs through Saturday, November 4th at the Manteo Board of Elections Office and the Kill Devil Hills Meeting Room. The early voting process allows registered voters to appear in person at one of the designated locations to vote prior to Election Day. In Manteo Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, November 4th from 8:30 a.m. to noon; KDH early voting hours, Mon – Fri 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The full schedule is posted here.

Town/County Updates

Currituck County – – Reminder: The Planning and Community Development Department will hold one more training class to teach citizens how to use the online permit system. The final “Citizen Self Service” class will be held on Tuesday, October 24th, 10 a.m. at the Corolla Library
Attendees will learn how to register an account; apply for online permits; upload documents; search existing permits; view inspection results and plan review results; pay for permits, utility bills, and taxes.
For more information, contact Bill Newns at (252) 232-6023 or bill.newns@currituckcountync.gov.

The Planning Board and the Land Use Plan Steering Committee will meet on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at 2:30 PM in a joint work session with the Board of Commissioners. The meeting will be held in the Elizabeth P. Sanderlin Auditorium at the NC Cooperative Extension – Currituck County Center, 120 Community Way, Barco, NC. The purpose of the meeting is for board members to review the draft plan for Imagine Currituck, Land Use Plan.

Dare County– “More to Love” Kitty Hawk and Buxton beach nourishment update.

Duck– Barnhill Contracting will begin limited tree and vegetation removal on October 23rd in preparation for construction of Phase I of bicycle and pedestrian improvements in Duck Village. The bulk of the Phase I construction will take place over the late-Fall/Winter months, with an expected completion date sometime in late-April/early-May 2018.
The Phase I of the project is located along the east side of Duck Road between the existing Duck Trail north of Four Seasons Lane and Duck Deli. Planned improvements during this phase of the project include a dedicated bike lane, landscaped strip, and sidewalk along the east side of Duck Road. This phase will also involve utility relocation, installation/enhancement of reflective crosswalks over Duck Road, installation of a gateway median south of Duck Village, and installation of a pedestrian island/median in the crosswalk at Sunset Grille north of Duck Village.

Southern Shores – The Planning Board met on Monday to consider zoning ordinance text amendments on living space in detached accessory structures. Town Council referred the items back to the Planning Board for clarification. The Planning Board cleaned up the language to allow living space in accessory structures that could include cooking or sleeping facilities but not both.

Kitty Hawk– The Planning Board met last week to consider an application for a zoning ordinance text amendment that would allow one accessory dwelling unit – attached or detached – per residential lot. The Board tabled any action and will be discussing the issue at a meeting scheduled for October 26th at 6 pm at Town Hall.

Kill Devil Hills – The Planning Board meets this week and will be reviewing a site plan for a proposed laundry/storage facility to be located at 308 S. Virginia Dare Trail in the commercial zone and 405 S. Virginia Dare Trail in the ocean impact residential zone.

Next Wednesday, October 25th, the Board of Commissioners will be holding a public forum at 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall to give residents and business owners in the Town an opportunity to provide input and discuss any items of concern.

Nags Head– The Planning Board meets this week and will be discussing amendments to the Town’s stormwater ordinance.

Manteo – The Town is seeking input as they begin the process to update the Town’s Land Use Plan. The Plan is a guide the Town uses for making decisions regarding growth and development, and input from residents, property owners and business owners are invaluable in planning for the future. Moving forward, the Town will be exploring potential options for the use of a number of properties in and around Town. By submitting your responses, the Town will be better equipped to assess needs and make decisions accordingly.
You can complete the survey online here.

In the News

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Federal Court Consolidates Hatteras Power Outage Lawsuits

For the first time in 45 years, hunting alligators could become legal in North Carolina

Buxton Beach Nourishment Update

Kill Devil Hills to Replace Landmark

Kitty Hawk Town Manager’s October Newsletter

KDH Oceanside Townhouse Project Given Approval

Number of Flood Policies Dropped in Texas Prior to Hurricane Harvey

Nags Head Mayor ProTem Joins Resort Community Board

Upcoming Meetings

Wednesday, October 25
5:30 p.m. – Kill Devil Hills Public Forum

Thursday, October 26
6:00 p.m. – Kitty Hawk Planning Board

Tuesday, October 31
3:00 p.m. – OBHBA Board of Directors

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