Currituck County
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PB 17-10 Currituck County Text Amendment:

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Planning Board Recommendation - November 14, 2017

 

Mr. McColley motioned to recommend conditional approval by changing "one trailer" to "one boat trailer". Mr. O'Brien seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously.

 

RESULT: RECOMMENDED APPROVAL [UNANIMOUS] Next: 12/4/2017 6:00 PM

 

AYES: Carol Bell, Chairman, C. Shay Ballance, Board Member, John McColley, Board

Member, Jeff O'Brien, Board Member, J. Timothy Thomas, Board Member

ABSENT: Fred Whiteman, Vice Chairman, Steven Craddock, Board Member, Jane

Overstreet, Board Member

 

Meeting History

Nov 14, 2017 7:00 PM Video Planning Board Regular Meeting
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Planner I, Jason Litteral presented the staff report for the text amendment submitted by the Currituck County Planning and Community Development Department intended to clarify and revise miscellaneous sections of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) as it relates to parking of up to two vehicles and one trailer in the Single Family Remote (SFR) zoning district on lots where no principal use has been established and revisions to the definition of Addition.

Ms. LoCicero clarified to the board that parking is an accessory use in the four wheel drive area.

Chairman Bell asked if any board members had questions. With no questions noted, Chairman Bell asked for a motion. Mr. McColley motioned to recommend conditional approval by changing "one trailer" to "one boat trailer". Mr. O'Brien seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously.

RESULT:RECOMMENDED APPROVAL [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Carol Bell, C. Shay Ballance, John McColley, Jeff O'Brien, J. Timothy Thomas
ABSENT:Fred Whiteman, Steven Craddock, Jane Overstreet
Dec 4, 2017 6:00 PM Video Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting
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Laurie LoCicero reviewed the proposed text amendment changing the county's Unified Development Ordinance to allow parking of a limited number of vehicles on vacant lots in the Corolla off-road area. The Planning Board approved the text amendment and modified the language to also allow a boat trailer. Ms. LoCicero responded to Board questions, after which Chairman Hanig opened the Public Hearing.

No one was signed up nor wished to speak. The Chairman closed the public hearing.

Commissioner White moved to approve PB 17-10 because it is consistent with the land use plan's goal to preserve the traffic carrying capacity of the existing roadways, goal #8 of the Land Use Plan and Development Goals, by encouraging alternative transportation to the off-road area by allowing Knotts Island and Mainland residents to store vehicles on vacant lots to be able to recreate on the off-road area after arriving by boat. It is also reasonable and in the public interest because it continues an historic practice in the off-road area of storing a vehicle on a vacant lot for property owners who do not live in the off-road area and be able to recreate in the off-road area. In addition, change language in Item E to remove the two vehicle designation and allow for the storage of vehicles that are properly licensed and registered and to allow for one boat trailer or a utility trailer up to 16 foot in length.

The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hall and passed unanimously.

To: Board of Commissioners

From: Planning Staff

Date: December 4, 2017

Subject: PB 17-10 Currituck County - Text Amendment

The enclosed text amendment submitted by the Currituck County Planning and Community Development Department is intended to clarify and revise sections of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) as it relates to:

Item 1 Parking of up to two vehicles and one trailer in the Single Family Remote (SFR) zoning district on lots where no principal use has been established.

The Unified Development Ordinance prohibits accessory uses on a property where no principle use has been established. Ordinance section 2.3.3.C. allows for certain exemptions to this rule including water dependent structures, a single storage shed for lot upkeep, ponds, borrow pits, etc. This text amendment proposes to add parking or storage of up to two licensed and registered vehicles and one trailer in the SFR zoning district to the list of exemptions.

Parking of vehicles on vacant lots in the SFR district has been common practice historically. The vehicles provide transportation for people accessing properties by boat in the SFR district.

The planning board has recommended approval of the text amendment with a condition that the exemption specifies one boat trailer, further clarifying the intended use of the trailer, and perhaps preventing misinterpretation or misuse of the exemption.

Planning Board Recommendation - November 14, 2017

RESULT: RECOMMENDED APPROVAL [UNANIMOUS] Next: 12/4/2017 6:00 PM

AYES: Carol Bell, Chairman, C. Shay Ballance, Board Member, John McColley, Board

Member, Jeff O'Brien, Board Member, J. Timothy Thomas, Board Member

ABSENT: Fred Whiteman, Vice Chairman, Steven Craddock, Board Member, Jane

Overstreet, Board Member

Planner I, Jason Litteral presented the staff report for the text amendment submitted by the Currituck County Planning and Community Development Department intended to clarify and revise miscellaneous sections of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) as it relates to parking of up to two vehicles and one trailer in the Single Family Remote (SFR) zoning district on lots where no principal use has been established

Ms. LoCicero clarified to the board that parking is an accessory use in the four wheel drive area.

Chairman Bell asked if any board members had questions. With no questions noted, Chairman Bell asked for a motion. Mr. McColley motioned to recommend conditional approval by changing "one trailer" to "one boat trailer". Mr. O'Brien seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously.

PB 17-10

CURRITUCK COUNTY

Amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance Chapter 4 Use Standards.

BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Commissioners of the County of Currituck, North Carolina that the Unified Development Ordinance of the County of Currituck be amended as follows:

Item 1: That Chapter 4, Use Standards, is amended by adding the following underlined language and deleting the struck-through language:

4.3.2 General Standards and Limitations

B.

C. Approval of Accessory Uses and Structures

(1) Except for piers, docks, boat houses, boat lifts, dune decks or beach access ways, a single storage shed (for the upkeep of a lot), ponds or borrow pits, and community agriculture, the following no accessory use shall be located on a lot prior to development of an associated principal use.

a) Piers, docks, boathouses, boat lifts, dune decks or beach accessways;

b) A single storage shed (for upkeep of a lot);

c) Ponds or borrow pits;

d) Community agriculture; or

e) Parking or storage of up to two licensed and registered vehicles and one trailer in the SFR zoning district, provided the use does not constitute “Parking of Heavy Trucks, or Trailers” as regulated in Section 4.3.3.S.

Item 3: The provisions of this Ordinance are severable and if any of its provisions or any sentence, clause, or paragraph or the application thereof to any person or circumstance shall be held unconstitutional or violative of the Laws of the State of North Carolina by any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court shall not affect or impair any of the remaining provisions which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application.

Item 4: This ordinance amendment shall be in effect from and after the day of , 2017.

Board of Commissioners’ Chairman

Attest:

Leeann Walton

Clerk to the Board

RESULT:APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Bob White, Commissioner
SECONDER:Mike D. Hall, Commissioner
AYES:Bobby Hanig, Mike H. Payment, Paul M. Beaumont, Mary "Kitty" Etheridge, Marion Gilbert, Mike D. Hall, Bob White