Currituck County
NC

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An Ordinance of the Currituck County Board of Commissioners Amending Chapter 10 of the Currituck County Code of Ordinances to Prohibit Aircraft on County Beaches

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Category:BOC Ordinance

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Meeting History

Mar 20, 2017 6:00 PM Video Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting
draft Draft

Attorney McRee reviewed the ordinance with the Board. The amendment was put in place as a result of reports from a Sheriff's deputy who said multiple landings and take-offs had taken place on the beach. He reviewed the amendment and exceptions with the Board.

After review, Commissioner Beaumont moved to amend the ordinance to include prohibiting the landing of aircraft on the northern beaches. The motion was seconded by Commissioner White and carried unanimously.

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CURRITUCK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AMENDING CHAPTER 10 OF THE CURRITUCK COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES TO PROHIBIT AIRCRAFT ON COUNTY BEACHES

WHEREAS, pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. ยง153A-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;

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners for the County of Currituck finds that the landing and takeoff of aircraft from the county beaches is not conducive to the recreational use of the county beaches and use of motor vehicles on portions of the county beach that are public vehicular areas and would be detrimental to the ability of persons to freely and safely enjoy the public beach.

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

PART I. The Code of Ordinances, Currituck County, North Carolina is amended by adding a new Section 10-65 to Chapter 10 of the Code of Ordinances to read as follows:

Sec. 10-65. Aircraft prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to voluntarily bring, land or cause to descend or alight, ascend or take off on or from the beach strand or foreshore any fixed-wing or rotary-wing aircraft. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the landing or takeoff of fixed-wing or rotary-wing aircraft for the purpose of transporting injured or critically ill patients or landing because of an in-flight emergency.

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 All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.

PART III. This ordinance is effective upon adoption.

ADOPTED this 20th day of March, 2017

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