Currituck commissioners urge drivers to exercise caution in school zones - The Coastland Times

Currituck commissioners met for a regular meeting on Tuesday, September 7th to pass several resolutions and approve a text change on drainage easements.

During the commissioners’ reports, Selina Jarvis urged residents to drive safely to school zones after the incident with an 11-year-old middle school student. The student was hit by a car and later died of the consequences. “I encourage people to slow down, pay attention, because we don’t want another tragedy that started the school year with.”

Commissioner Kevin McCord agreed, “If you drive too fast in a school zone in Currituck County,. . . I don’t care who you are, you get a ticket. “

McCord said speeding in a school zone is a $ 441 ticket. “Thirty people found out in two days,” he said.

A representative from The African American Experience of Northeast North Carolina presented the initiative and how the county can help to the board. The African American Experience of Northeast NC is a six-county initiative that spans northeast North Carolina and includes Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Pasquotank, and Perquimans.

“The African American Experience celebrates the contribution of African Americans and promotes a deeper understanding of the importance of the region’s cultural heritage,” reads the support decision approved by the commissioners.

A public hearing was held to amend the UDO to clarify that required maintenance access drainage easements must be devoted to the county to provide access to maintain drainage infrastructure and change the required easement width from 50 feet to 25 feet along key drainage features.

Commissioner Owen Etheridge questioned the change from 50 to 25 feet, but other commissioners advocated a reduced width. The motion was passed 6-1, with Owen Etheridge voting against.

Next, the commissioners passed a resolution against the NC General Assembly Appropriations Act because, according to the resolution, it “contains a law that, if passed, will reduce the authority of the county to pass guidelines that meet the needs of communities in the community Best reflect counties and reflect the values ​​of the county’s citizens ”. as expressed by a county zoning plan, land use regulations, and the actions of properly elected county boards.

On the second point of the new deal, the commissioners approved an updated employment contract for McRee that added $ 3,000 a month to his salary while serving as the interim city manager.

Most recently, the commissioners approved Liz Hodgis to fill a vacancy on the jury committee and discussed an appointment to the leisure committee and a time shift from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for the second monthly meeting, which takes place on the third Monday of each month .

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