Agendas and Minutes

September 23, 2002 

Planning Board Minutes

Action Agenda
Town of Emerald Isle 
Regular Planning Board Meeting 
Monday, September 23, 2002
7:00 P.M. - Town Hall

Roll Call
  1. Approval of Minutes of Regular Meeting August 26, 2002
  2. Report from Town Manager – Frank A. Rush, Town Manager
  3. Report from Building Inspector – James W. Taylor, Inspections Director
  4. Overview Regarding the Land Use Plan Update – William Farris, AICP 
    (Received a presentation from Bill Farris about the land use plan. The Planning Board then adopted a resolution asking for greater participation in the Land Use Plan Update)
  5. Sea Oats Village, Commercial Review – Larry Watson/John McLean/John Odom 
    (Recommended approval of the site plan for Sea Oats Village (near NC 58 and Bogue Inlet Drive), contingent upon clarification of fire access/sprinkler issues with the Fire Chief, and the elimination of one sign, as per Town Ordinances)
  6. Discussion regarding 3-story issue and/or delete additional setback requirement – Art Daniel, committee chairman 
    (Recommended approval of an ordinance amending the definition of a story and eliminating additional setbacks for stories greater than 2 or 3 stories. The recommended ordinance would allow an "attic story" in residential districts only. No changes are recommended to the absolute height limits or the number of stories in any zoning district)
  7. Election of Chairman of Planning Board 
    (Elected Art Daniel as Chairman to fill the remainder of Phil Almeida's term, which expires in January 02. An issue arose that highlighted our need to accurately determine the terms of the Chairman and Vice-Chairman)
    (Recommended that Art Daniel serve on the Land Use Plan Steering Committee. Ed Dowling was recommended as an alternate)
  8. Remarks by Chairman Almeida 
    (Phil Almeida made some parting comments)
  9. Comments of Members 
    (Art Daniel outlined his goals for his Chairman-ship)
Posted by The Town of Emerald Isle 09/23/2002

September 10, 2002 

Board of Commissioners


  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Adoption of Agenda 
    (Adopted with changes 5-0 vote)
  5. Public Announcements
  6. Proclamation – Patriot Day (September 11) – “A Day of Remembrance and Recognition”
  7. Presentation to Planning Board Chairman Phil Almeida
  8. Consent Agenda
    1. Minutes of Regular Meeting – August 13, 2002
    2. Minutes of Special Meeting – May 29, 2002
    3. Minutes of Special Meeting – May 30, 2002 
      (Approved with changes 5-0 vote)
  9. Public Comment
  10. Ordinance Amending Chapter 18 – Subdivisions - Regarding Sketch Design Plans and  Other Miscellaneous Amendments 
    (Approved by 3-2 vote Eckhardt, Farmer, Marks For, Messer, McElraft Opposed)
  11. Emerald Isle Land Use Plan (LUP)
    1. Resolution Authorizing Contract with William Farris for Preparation of the LUP 
      (Approved with amendment 3-2 vote, Eckhardt, Farmer, Marks For, McElraft, Messer Opposed)
    2. Approval of Steering Committee Composition and Appointment of Steering Committee Members
      (Approved 3-2 vote Eckhardt, Farmer, Marks For, McElraft, Messer Opposed)
  12. Eastern Phase – Beach Nourishment Project
    1. Resolution Authorizing Issuance of Bonds
    2. Update – Easement Acquisition / Potential Condemnations
  13. Presentation – Carteret County Economic Development Council
  14. Presentation – Distance Learning Opportunities 
    (No Action)
  15. Recommendations to USACE – Bogue Inlet Channel Realignment Project Delivery Team 
    (Approved with changes 3-2 vote Marks, McElraft, Messer For, Eckhardt, Farmer Opposed)
  16. Comments from Town Clerk, Town Attorney, and Town Manager
  17. Comments from Board of Commissioners and Mayor
  18. Closed Session - Attorney-Client Privilege, pursuant to NCGS 143-318.11 (a) (3)
  19. Adjourn
Posted by The Town of Emerald Isle 09/10/2002

August 26, 2002 

Planning Board

Action Agenda
Town of Emerald Isle 
Planning Board 
Monday, August 26, 2002 
7:00 P.M. – Town Hall

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval of Minutes of Regular Meeting of June 24, 2002
  4. Approval of Minutes of Regular Meeting of July 22, 2002
  5. Report from Town Manager – Frank Rush
  6. Report from Building Inspector – James Taylor, Director
  7. Commercial Review of Sea Oats Village – 2 Commercial Structures 8002 Emerald Dr. and 202 Bogue Inlet Dr., Blk 35 – Larry Watson 
    (Referred commercial site plan for Sea Oats Village to Map Review Committee on Wednesday. The Chairman noted that the level of detail in the architectural drawings was not sufficient for adequate review pursuant to Section 19-71 of the zoning ordinance, and the review on Wednesday will be an informal review to discuss issues highlighted in the staff's review of the project, and also to clarify Section 19-74.5 of the ordinance regarding building faces and building offsets.)
  8. Discussion Amendments to Zoning Ordinance Regarding Accessory Uses 
    (A discussion about amending the ordinance relative to accessory uses was tabled until the next Planning Board meeting.)
  9. Discussion and possible recommendation to amend Section 19-101, 102, 103, and 106 regarding the number of stories permitted; add definition of attic story; to delete the additional setback requirement for 3-story buildings - Frank Rush, Town Manager; James Taylor, Building Inspector; Michael Harvey, Planner 
    (An ordinance amending the zoning ordinance regarding building heights was tabled and referred back to a Planning Board subcommittee for further review.)
  10. Discussion of the proposal concerning development of new submission Requirements for Planning Board review of major projects – Frank Rush 
    (The Planning Board consented to the staff's planned revisions to the development review process and we informed them we'd implement that for the October Planning Board meeting (instead of the September meeting as originally anticipated.)
  11. Comments by Members 
    (The Dunes and Vegetation subcommittee will meet during the first week of September to consider additional amendments to the draft.)
  12. Adjourn
Posted by The Town of Emerald Isle 08/26/2002

August 21, 2002 

Board of Adjustment

Action Agenda
Town of Emerald Isle 
Regular Meeting of Board of Adjustment 
Wednesday, August 21, 2002 
9:00 AM - Town Hall

Call to Order 
Roll Call 
Approval of Minutes of Regular Meeting of  July 10, 2002


Variance request, # 02-12  Robert Clemmer requests a variance from section 19-103 to rebuild the existing front deck which currently encroaches 10’4” into the required 30’ front setback.  The deck is to be built with the same dimensions and to comply with current building code requirements.  The property is located at 118 W. Seaview Drive, Block 36, Lot 27, Emerald Isle, North Carolina. 
(Variance as amended granted by 4-1 vote)


Posted by The Town of Emerald Isle 08/21/2002

August 19, 2002 

Special Meeting - Board of Commissioners - Dunes & Vegetation
Posted by The Town of Emerald Isle 08/19/2002
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