Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Dare County - Cape Hatteras Negotiated Rule Making

Chairman Warren Judge updated Board members on the progress (or lack of) of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore negotiated rule-making meetings. He stated that at the last meeting there were conflicting positions presented from subcommittees which made things very difficult. The next meeting is scheduled for October 22nd and 23rd and there will be action items the agenda. A motion to have the meetings videotaped and aired on Channel 20 was voted down. Chairman Judge reported that he will continue to work on getting this passed.

Also at the Board of Commissioners meeting, the owner of the Cape Hatteras Motel in Buxton withdrew his request to hold a public hearing on making changes to the application of C-2 zoning regulations for multi-family structures. David Dawson wanted to build additional units that could be used as overnight accommodations or owned as condos. The amendment request was not supported by the Planning Board and County Attorney Bobby Outten explained that the individual units can be sold as hotel units but the use may not change to residential with the units being used as residences.

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