Friday, September 21, 2007

Dare BOC Hold Workshop on Roanoke Island Water System

Sept. 18 – Dare Commissioners held a workshop to discuss the Roanoke Island Water Expansion Project public hearings that were held this summer. They scheduled the workshop to determine how the Board should proceed on the matter. Many people attended the public meeting and expressed opposition to the project. Since then, several residents of Roanoke Island have contacted board members in support of the project.

After much debate on how to move forward, County Attorney Bobby Outten was directed to explore what can and cannot be done in a nonbinding referendum. Dave Clawson, the Finance Officer, was asked to again try to explore and look at all of the different scenarios for financing the system. Another workshop will be scheduled tentatively for November 5.

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