State coastal commission will meet on Sept. 27 and 28 in Wilmington

Raleigh, NC

The North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission will meet in Wilmington next week to provide new commissioners with an overview of the state’s coastal program, consider amendments to rules on erosion control and other coastal issues. 

The commission plans to meet Sept. 27 and 28 at the New Hanover County Government Center, 230 Government Drive in Wilmington. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. Sept. 27. The meeting is open to the public.

Items on the commission’s agenda include:

  • New commissioner orientation – An orientation session will be provided for new and current commissioners on the operating and variance procedures of the commission and an overview of the state’s coastal program.
  • Beach and inlet managementThe commission will hear presentations on Carolina Beach’s inlet maintenance project and consider a development line request by Kure Beach for the siting of oceanfront development.
  • Public access – Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington will present an evaluation of the state’s Public Beach and Coastal Waterfront Access Program.
  • Land use plans – The commission will consider an amendment to Swansboro’s land use plan.
  • Rule development –Amendments to rules will be discussed related to temporary erosion control, stormwater, single family residences, free standing moorings and development lines.
  • Shellfish aquaculture – Staff with the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will provide an overview of the state’s shellfish leasing program.

The Coastal Resources Advisory Council, a group that advises the state Coastal Resources Commission, will meet at 10 a.m. Sept. 27 at the New Hanover County Government Center, 230 Government Drive in Wilmington.

A full meeting agenda is posted online at: Times indicated on the agenda for individual items are subject to change.

The Coastal Resources Commission establishes policies for the state’s coastal management program and adopts
rules regarding coastal development in North Carolina.

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