Video: Highlights from Dare commissioners July 16 meeting

By on July 18, 2018

Certificates of Appreciation Presented to Joe & Ann Lamb and John’s Drive-In
On behalf of the Board, Chairman Bob Woodard presented certificates of appreciation to two local businesses for their service and dedication to the Outer Banks.

Joe and Ann Lamb were recognized as the visionary founders of Joe Lamb, Jr. and Associates which has provided an exemplary level of service to their clients, employees and the community for over 50 years.

John Tice, Jr., Mona and Tina of John’s Drive-In were saluted for their family business that was started by their parents over 40 years ago and has become a landmark Outer Banks institution serving outstanding food and cherished memories for countless families.

Support for Multiuse Paths and Tram System in Hatteras Village
Following a presentation from Planning Director Donna Creef, Commissioners passed a resolution in support of a grant opportunity for pedestrian and tram facilities related to the passenger ferry service that NCDOT plans to operate between Hatteras Village and Ocracoke Island.

If awarded, the grant funds would be used to construct multiuse paths along N.C. 12 and Eagle Pass Road in Hatteras Village and also to implement a tram system similar to what is planned for Ocracoke Village.

No local matching funds are required.

Public Hearing Scheduled for Text Amendment for Colington Commercial Services Zoning District
Commissioners scheduled a public hearing for Monday, August 20 at 5:30 p.m. to receive input from citizens regarding a zoning amendment request from Jon Midgett Construction LLC to allow boat engine repair and boat maintenance as a permitted use in the Commercial Services (CS) zoning district located on Colington Road.

Pre-Event Contract for Disaster Debris Recovery
Upon recommendation from the selection committee that reviewed and evaluated four disaster debris management proposals, Commissioners approved Southern Disaster Recovery as the primary contractor and Crowder Gulf as the secondary contractor.

The recommendation was based on the “Best Value” selection criteria outlined by FEMA and adheres to procurement laws that went into effect July 1.

Agreement for Professional Services Associated with the New Dredge
Commissioners approved an agreement with APTIM Coastal Planning and Engineering of North Carolina for environmental and engineering services associated with obtaining the permits that will be needed for the new dredge that is planned for Dare County.

The North Carolina Legislature recently approved providing funds for a public/private partnership for a dredge capable of maintaining shallow draft navigation channels.

The Board of Commissioners’ next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 6 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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