Currituck County
NC

Board Agenda

Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Section 10-66 of the Currituck County Code of Ordinances to Clarify Required Tire Air Pressure for Motor Vehicles Operating on the County’s Ocean Beach

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Category:BOC Ordinance

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  2. Ordinance Amending Section 10-66 Air Down Tires 100217 (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)

Meeting History

Oct 16, 2017 6:00 PM Video Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting
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County Attorney, Ike McRee, referred to the original ordinance and reviewed the proposed changes which will now capture the proper pressures for various vehicle weights and types of vehicles.

Chairman Hanig asked that the effective date be modified to allow time to provide information to the public for air down and air up locations. When asked, Mr. McRee clarified the county has no legal requirement to provide air stations. After discussion, Commissioner White moved to approve with the addition of Part 3 that the ordinance take effect May 1, 2018. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Beaumont and carried unanimously.

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CURRITUCK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AMENDING SECTION 10-66 OF THE CURRITUCK COUNTY CODE SECTION REGULATING MOTOR VEHICLE TIRE PRESSURE ON THE COUNTY’S BEACH STRAND OR FORESHORE TO ADD CLARIFYING LANGUAGE

WHEREAS, pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. §153A-121 a county may by ordinance define, regulate, prohibit, or abate acts, omissions, or conditions detrimental to the health, safety, or welfare of its citizens and the peace and dignity of the county; and

WHEREAS, driving on sand with improperly inflated tires can lead to greater chance of sinking into the sand and rutting of the beach strand and foreshore; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 1 of Chapter 875 of the 1985 Session Laws the county may by ordinance regulate, restrict, and prohibit the use of dune or beach buggies, jeeps, motorcycles, cars, trucks, or any other form of power-driven vehicle specified by the county’s governing board on the foreshore, beach strand and barrier dune system; and

WHEREAS, on May 15, 2017 the Board of Commissioner adopted an ordinance amending the Currituck County Code of Ordinances to regulate tire pressure for motor vehicles operating on the county’s beach strand or foreshore and it is necessary to modify the ordinance to add clarifying language.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Commissioners for the County of Currituck, North Carolina as follows:

PART I. Section 10-66 of The Code of Ordinances, Currituck County, North Carolina is amended to read as follows:

Sec. 10-66. Motor vehicle tire pressure.

No person shall drive or operate a motor vehicle on the beach strand or foreshore with tires containing air pressure exceeding the following pounds per square inch (p.s.i.):

(a) 20 p.s.i. for motor vehicles weighing less than three-quarters of a ton with curb weight of less than 5,000 pounds.; or

(b) 30 p.s.i. for motor vehicles weighing between three-quarters of a ton and one ton.

(b) Motor vehicles weighing more than one ton shall maintain tire p.s.i. not greater than that required for safe travel for motor vehicles with curb weight greater than 5,000 pounds.

PART II. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.

PART III. This ordinance is effective May 1, 2018.

ADOPTED this 16th day of October, 2017.

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