Agendas and Minutes

July 22, 2002 

Planning Board

Town of Emerald Isle 
Planning Board 
Regular Meeting 
Monday, July 22, 2002
7:00 P.M. - Town Hall

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval of Minutes of Regular Meeting of May 28, 2002
  4. Report from Town Manager – Frank Rush
  5. Report from Building Inspector – James W. Taylor, Director
  6. Bell Cove Village, 8-lot subdivision, Block 42,   Corner of Coast Guard Road and Emerald Drive (Hwy 58). – Alan Bell, John McLean
    (Approved Bell Cove Village Preliminary Plat and Stormwater Plan - Unanimous Vote)
  7. Consideration of Electrical/Electronic Panel Assembly to be added to the Permitted/Special Use Table as a Permitted or Special Use. – Frank Rush 
    (Denied a proposed ordinance amendment that would allow electronic/electrical panel assembly as a special use in B2 and B3 - 3-2 Vote)
  8. Island Automation, Inc. for Special Use for Electrical/Electronic Panel Assembly – Jeff Meier, President
    (Did not consider special use permit application from Island Automation because the proposed ordinance amendment was denied)
  9. Discussion – Residential Building Heights/Height-Associated Setbacks - Carol Angus, Jim Taylor and Frank Rush
    (Referred back to an ad-hoc subcommittee a proposed ordinance amendment to amend the definition of a story and remove additional setbacks related to the number of stories. The subcommittee will meet again on Tuesday, July 30 at 10:00 am to discuss in more detail)
  10. Discussion – Planning Board Priorities – Chairman Almeida and Frank Rush 
    (Reviewed the draft list of priorities and added the following additional items for consideration in determining priorities: redevelopment of large mobile home tracts, implementation of JLUS recommendations) 
    (The Planning Board agreed in concept to staff's suggestion of an earlier deadline for applicants submitting items for Planning Board meetings. Staff indicated that it will likely establish a new deadline that is on the last day of the month preceding the Planning Board meeting. This would essentially result in a 3-4 week advance submission, which is still later than some other municipalities)

Comments from Members 

Posted by The Town of Emerald Isle 07/22/2002

July 16, 2002 

Special Meeting - Board of Commissioners & Planning Board
Posted by The Town of Emerald Isle 07/16/2002

July 10, 2002 

Board of Adjustment

Action Agenda
Town of Emerald Isle 
Regular Meeting of Board of Adjustment 
Wednesday, July 10, 2002
9:00 AM - Town Hall

Call to Order 
Roll Call 
Approval of Minutes of Regular Meeting of March 13, 2002


#02-11, Variance requested by Pressley Barrett, Jr., to encroach 6’ into side setback at 301 Bogue Inlet Drive, Block 35, Lot 1 & portion of Lot 2 to allow for construction of a ramp for an electric wheelchair.
(Variance granted unanimously)


Posted by The Town of Emerald Isle 07/10/2002

July 9, 2002 

Board of Commissioners

Action Agenda
TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2002 

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Adoption of Agenda 
    (Approved 5-0 vote)
  5. Consent Agenda
    1. Minutes of Regular Meeting – June 11, 2002
    2. Minutes of Special Meeting – April 29, 2002
    3. Minutes of Special Meeting – June 10, 2002 
      (Approved 5-0 vote)
    4. Tax Refunds / Releases
    5. Resolution Authorizing Final CAMA Grant Application – Lee Street / Seagull Drive Public Access Walkways 
      (Approved 4-1 vote - Marks Opposed - Eckhardt, Farmer, McElraft, Messer For)
  6. Public Comment
  7. Rezoning Request – Property Located Near Bogue Inlet Drive and NC 58 – R-2 to B-3 (2nd Reading)
    1. Public Hearing
    2. Consideration of Rezoning Request 
      (Approved 4-1 vote - Farmer Opposed - Eckhardt, Messer, Marks, McElraft For)
  8. Ordinance Amending Chapter 18 – Subdivisions - Regarding Final Plat Approval (2nd Reading) 
    (Approved 3-2 vote - McElraft, Messer Opposed - Eckhardt, Farmer, Marks For)
  9. Ordinance Amending Chapter 19 – Zoning – To Correct an Error Restricting the Number of Stories For Single-Family and Duplex Residential Uses
    1. Public Hearing
    2. Consideration of Ordinance 
      (Discussed & Tabled 5-0 vote)
  10. Ordinance Amending Chapter 5 – Beach and Shore Regulations – To Regulate Beach Bulldozing Activities 
    (Approved 5-0 vote)
  11. Resolution Authorizing Contract With Benchmark, Inc. for Planning and Zoning Services 
    (Approved 5-0 vote)
  12. Discussion - Ordinance Amending Chapter 18 – Subdivisions - Regarding Sketch Design Plans and Other Miscellaneous Amendments 
    (Discussed - No Action)
  13. Discussion - Ordinance Amending Chapter 19 – Zoning – To Allow Dog Grooming as a Special Use in the B-2 and B-3 Zones 
    (Discussed - No Action)
  14. Resolution Authorizing Contract with Barry Johnson Consulting Services 
    (Approved 5-0 vote)
  15. Appointment of New Planning Board Member 
    (Appointed to Planning Board  -  Richard Brauns) 
    (Appointed to Board of Adjustment  - Kathie Koren)
  16. Comments from Town Clerk, Town Attorney, and Town Manager
  17. Comments from Board of Commissioners and Mayor
  18. Adjourn
Posted by The Town of Emerald Isle 07/09/2002

June 24, 2002 

Planning Board

Action Agenda
Town of Emerald Isle 
Regular Planning Board Meeting 
Monday, June 24, 2002
7:00 P.M. - Town Hall

Call to Order 
Roll Call 
Report from Town Manager, Frank A. Rush 
Report from Building Inspections – James W. Taylor, Director

  1. Consideration and possible recommendation for Special Uses to be added to Permitted and Special Use Table, Chapter 19, 19-81 through 100 – Carol Angus, Zoning Official.
    1. To allow dog grooming in B-3 (Commercial Zoning) as a Special Use with specific Conditions – Carol Angus 
      (Recommended approval of an ordinance amendment to allow dog grooming as a special use in the B-2 and B-3 zones - 4-1 vote)
    2. To allow assembly of products within a structure in B-2 and B-3 (Commercial Zoning) with specific conditions. – Carol Angus 
      (Denied a proposed ordinance amendment to allow "assembly of product" as a special use in B-3 zone. 5-0 vote. The Planning Board did express an interest in drafting an ordinance to accommodate a specific, low-impact request from Island Automation that involves engineering/design work with assembly of electronic panels as an ancillary use. Staff and Planning Board members will consider specific language and present a recommendation at the July Planning Board meeting)
  2. Special Use Permit Application – To allow assembly of products within a structure in B-2 and B-3 (Commercial Zoning) with specific conditions – Jeff Meier 
    (Denied the actual special use permit application submitted in conjunction with the ordinance amendment in item 2 above. 5-0 vote.)
  3. Preliminary Plat - Bell Cove 8-lot Commercial Subdivision – Ronnie O Watson, Alan Bell 
    (Agreed to discuss Bell Cove Preliminary Plat (Reed Drive Commercial Park, renamed) informally at the Map Review Committee meeting on Wednesday. Because the applicant did not include a storm water plan, the Planning Board decided not to have a formal review on Wednesday, which means the applicant will have to begin the process over again in July or later. 5-0 vote)
  4. Discussion – Potential Amendment to Zoning Ordinance Regarding Additional Setbacks in Residential Zones Associated with # of stories – Carol Angus / Frank Rush 
    (Assigned the study of single family residential building heights (re: limit on number of stories) and associated additional side and rear yard setbacks to a subcommittee to report back at the July meeting. 5-0 vote)
  5. Discussion of possible reconfiguration of Hwy 58, Coast Guard Road – Chairman Almeida 
    (Recommended that the Town request that NCDOT review previous completed traffic studies and re-evaluate the need for intersection improvements at Coast Guard Road and NC 58. Potential improvements might include different signal patterns, additional turn lanes, road widening, etc. 5-0 vote)
  6. Recommendation of Revision of the Subdivision Ordinance, Chapter 18 - Art Daniel 
    (Recommended approval of proposed subdivision ordinance amendments. Informed the Planning Board that this would be a discussion item in July, with formal consideration by the Town Board in August. 5-0 vote)
  7. Update on Farrington Rezoning Request, Dunes and Vegetation Ordinance – Frank Rush 
    (Discussed several items to bring up at the Institute of Govt. planning and zoning workshop, including mixed use development, conditional use zoning districts, and architectural review boards)
  8. Priorities for Planning Board – Chairman Almeida and Frank A Rush. 
    (Initiated discussion on identifying priorities. Chairman Almeida asked the members to think about their priorities after the Institute of Government workshop)
Posted by The Town of Emerald Isle 06/24/2002
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