Currituck County
NC

Planning Board Agenda

Consideration and Action: PB 17-08 Connect Currituck Pedestrian Master Plan

Information

Department:Planning & Community DevelopmentSponsors:
Category:PB Plan

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. CurrituckCounty_PedPlan_Final_1-9-18

Meeting History

Nov 14, 2017 7:00 PM Video Planning Board Regular Meeting
draft Draft

Planning and Community Development Director, Laurie LoCicero presented the Connect Currituck Pedestrian Master Plan. Mr. LoCicero said the plan would serve as a guiding document and blueprint for implementation and funding of pedestrian facilities in the county. Ms. LoCicero said she and Tammy Glave have been working on the plan since April 2017 and we would like to get this to the Board of Commissioners as soon as possible. The plan is waiting on final approval from NCDOT after a few minor revisions.

Chairman Bell asked about the cost of the project and Ms. LoCicero said approximately $18,000 with 30 percent of that funded by Currituck County and 70 percent funded by NCDOT. Ms. LoCicero said this plan will be a NCDOT approved plan which will allow us to get sidewalks and pedestrian crossings they are doing work in the county.

Chairman Bell asked for a motion. Mr. O'Brien motioned to approve the Connect Currituck Pedestrian Master Plan, Mr. McColley 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
Jan 16, 2018 6:00 PM Video Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting
draft Draft

Laurie LoCicero, Planning and Community Development Director, utilized a powerpoint and presented information on the Pedestrian Plan project. She highlighted benefits of having a county-wide pedestrian plan, citing improved economic, health, safety and mobility for residents. She reviewed the planning process which included gathering public input and utilizing a steering committee for development of the plan. Ms. LoCicero walked through specifics with Commissioners.

After review, Ms. LoCicero responded to questions and clarified certain pieces for the Board. Mr. Scanlon presented additional benefits related to infrastructure and transportation, such as scoring higher when applying for transportation grants, design integration opportunities related to future North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) road projects, and the ability to place conditions on developers in furtherance of the plan. He said the plan is a long-term vision over twenty or thirty years.

Commissioner Gilbert moved to approve and adopt PB 17-08 Connect Currituck Pedestrian Master Plan. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Payment and passed unanimously.

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