At its June meeting, the CRC:
- Adopted a permanent rule to designate a section of ocean shoreline on Hatteras Island as unvegetated beach area. This is an area that was damaged by Hurricane Isabel in September 2003. The unvegetated beach area designation will re-establish a development setback line that will be used to determine where structures can be (re)built. The rule was adopted with an amendment to reference the correct orthophotography used to calculate the unvegetated beach area.
- Adopted a permanent rule to clarify (a)(5) of 7H.0306 such that the enclosure of existing roof-covered porches in the Ocean Hazard Area of Environmental Concern will only be permitted landward of the first line of stable, natural vegetation.
- Adopted a permanent rule to create a general permit for wetland, stream and/or buffer mitigation activities conducted through the N.C. Ecosystem Enhancement Program or the N.C. Wetland Restoration Program.
- Voted to send to public hearing a proposed amendment to the general permit for the Construction of Bulkheads and the Placement of Riprap for Shoreline Protection in Estuarine and Public Trust Waters and Ocean Hazard Areas. The proposed amendment would allow riprap to extend a maximum of 10 feet in front of existing bulkheads, while the current rule allows for placement of riprap to a maximum of five feet only.
- On the recommendation of the Planning and Special Issues Subcommittee, the commission voted to certify a Land Use Plan Amendment for the Town of Nags Head.
- Denied a variance to John and Myra Ladd-Bone of Dare County, who sought relief from the commission’s ocean hazard area rules in order to build a second swimming pool and deck on their property in Nags Head.
- Granted a variance to David Riso of Currituck County, who sought relief from the commission’s ocean hazard area rules in order to replace and relocate a septic system to an area located within a frontal dune. The variance is granted with the condition that the property owner obtains a permit from the county for this location.
- Granted a variance to John Wilson of Currituck County, who sought relief from the commission’s ocean hazard area rules in order to replace and relocate a septic system to an area located within a frontal dune. The variance is granted with the condition that the property owner obtains a permit from the county for this location.
- Granted a variance to Frank and Anne Harrington of Brunswick County, who sought relief from the commission’s shoreline buffer rules in order to build an addition onto their residence in Ocean Isle Beach. The proposed addition would encroach into the 30-foot buffer. The Harringtons will address buffer issues by installing an engineer-designed stormwater system that will be installed before occupancy, and will be maintained by future owners pursuant to a recorded maintenance agreement.
- Granted a variance to Lee Crouch Jr. of New Hanover County, who sought relief from the “one-quarter rule” for piers in order to construct a pier, floating dock and other related structures adjacent to Masonboro Sound. This rule limits the length of piers to one-fourth of the width of the water body. The variance allows the pier to extend across 35 percent of the waterway.
CRC actions from 2004:January |April
CRC actions from 2003:January |April |July |October
CRC Actions from 2002:January and February|April |July |October