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COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

DARE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Dare County Administration Building

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954 Marshall C. Collins Dr., Manteo, NC

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

HOW WILL THESE DECISIONS IMPACT OUR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES?

AGENDA

5:00 PM CONVENE, PRAYER, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

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ITEM 1 Opening Remarks - Chairman's Update

ITEM 2 Public Comments

ITEM 3 Southern Shores Library Committee

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ITEM 4 Results of the 2020 Countywide Revaluation

ITEM 5 Dare Soil Water Conservation District Report

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ITEM 6 E911 CenturyLink Contract - Amendment to the Capital Project Ordinance and Budget Amendment for the E911 Fund

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ITEM 7 Avon Village Beach Nourishment Project Consulting Engineer Contract

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ITEM 8 Consent Agenda

1. Approval of Minutes 2. Statewide Mutual Aid Agreement 3. Water Department Budget Amendment 4. RECC/EOC Audio/Visual System Service Agreement with

CENERO 5. Audit Contract for FY 2020 6. Four-Year Computer Lease for Dare County Sheriff's Office 7. McGuireWoods Consulting Lobby Agreement 8. Tax Collector's Report
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ITEM 9 Commissioners' Business Manager's/Attorney's Business

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ADJOURN UNTIL 9:00 A.M. ON MARCH 2, 2020

PO Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954

COUNTY OF DARE

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Opening Remarks - Chairman's Update

Description Dare County Chairman Robert Woodard will make opening remarks.

Board Action Requested Informational Presentation

Item Presenter Chairman Robert Woodard

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Public Comments

Description The Board of Commissioners encourages citizen participation and provides time on the agenda at every regularly scheduled meeting for

Public Comments. This is an opportunity for anyone to speak directly to the entire Board of Commissioners for up to five minutes on any topic or item of concern.

Comments can be made at the Commissioners Meeting Room in Manteo or through an interactive video link at the Fessenden Center Annex in Buxton.

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Commissioners Meeting Room - Administration Building, 954 Marshall Collins Drive, Manteo Video Link - Fessenden Center Annex, 47017 Buxton Back Road,

Buxton
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Board Action Requested Hear Public Comments

Item Presenter Robert Outten, County Manager

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Southern Shores Library Committee

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Description The Town of Southern Shores has convened a Library Committee to examine the feasibility of opening a library branch in Southern Shores to

serve Northern Dare County.
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Board Action Requested Informational presentation.

Item Presenter Lilias Morrison, Member of Southern Shores Library Committee

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Results of the 2020 Countywide Revaluation

Description

Presentation of results of the countywide property revaluation effective January 1, 2020.

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Board Action Requested none

Item Presenter Greta Skeen, County Assessor Hosea Wilson, Assistant County Assessor

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Dare Soil Water Conservation District Report

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Description District Report on cost share programs, projects, outreach and district business.

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Board Action Requested None - informational presentation

Item Presenter Ann Daisey, Community Conservationist

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Dare Soil and Water

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Conservation District

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Report

District Mission Statement:

It is our mission to be a leader in the conservation of Dare County s soil and water. We collaborate, educate, fund and provide technical assistance

to protect these resources from
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degradation and to enhance our wetlands, habitats, fisheries, farmlands and private properties. Adopted 10/01/2019

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COST SHARE PROGRAMS

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5,000 assistance to 3 projects: Town of Duck rain garden Colington resident rain garden Kill Devil Hills resident rain garden

30,000 assistance to East Lake producer Land smoothing Cover crops

7,500 assistance to Roanoke Island producer Well pump Micro-irrigation

Division of Soil Water Conservation District Environmental Enhancement Grant:

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Town of Manteo 85,000 request for Town Commons permeable pavement Town of Nags Head 35,000 Soundside Road grassed swales 17

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STREAM DEBRIS REMOVAL

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East Lake/Highway 64

Project Update:

Remaining Work:

Southern beaches

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Hurricane Matthew: Stumpy Point

Dorian/Michael: Additional 30,000 requested

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ALLIGATOR WEED CONTROL:

EAST LAKE YEAR 3

2017: 5.5ac 2018: 2.0ac 2019: 2.45ac

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Outreach

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4H Outreach

Secotan Market Outreach

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Earth Fair Dowdy Park

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5th Grade Bookmark Contest

Manteo High School

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District Mission

Strategic Planning

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District Mission Statement: It is our mission to be a leader in the conservation of Dare County s soil and water. We collaborate, educate, fund and

provide technical assistance to protect these resources from degradation and to
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enhance our wetlands, habitats, fisheries, farmlands and private properties. Adopted 10/01/2019

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Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

Helen Keller

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E911 CenturyLink Contract - Amendment to the Capital Project Ordinance and Budget Amendment for the E911 Fund

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Description Please see the following Item Summary.

Board Action Requested Adopt amendment to the capital project ordinance and approve the budget amendment

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Item Presenter David Clawson, Finance Director

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Item Summary: E911 CenturyLink Contract amendment to Capital Project Ordinance and Budget Amendment for the E911 Fund

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The County and CenturyLink executed a contract dated 11/7/2016 for both the Regional Emergency Communications Center (RECC) project and for E911

operating costs after project completion for A911 Network services .
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CenturyLink did not invoice the County for the final project portion of the project cost and never started invoicing the County for E911 operating

costs beginning in April 2018 (after one year of warranty).
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County staff inquired multiple times about the issue and were notified, in writing, that there were no outstanding amounts due to CenturyLink.

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Staff did not agree and 1) left the capital project budget open, and 2) budgeted the annual contract amount in the E911 Fund operating budget.

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CenturyLink has now contacted the County stating that the amounts per the contract are due, a total of 431,546. Per CenturyLink:

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Thank you for meeting with the CenturyLink team Friday. As discussed, CenturyLink recently noticed a billing discrepancy that occurred on account

461043381, which resulted in services being delivered, accepted, and working; however, billing of the services was not commenced upon acceptance. On 4/4/18, CenturyLink received a signed CCA (attached) that accepted the service. Our ordering system requires manual triggering of billing upon receipt of the CCA. Unfortunately, the person designated to trigger the billing left the business prior to completion. Reporting did not identify the past due task until our audits were updated recently, and the billing discrepancy was discovered.
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As also discussed, CenturyLink will be triggering billing go forward, beginning with the next bill cycle. To address the discrepancy, we will need to

debit the account approximately 431,545.20. This is a basic calculation using the start date of 4/4/18 through 2/27/20. Depending upon the start bill date, and if the system bills forward or in arrears, this debit amount could be reduced or increased accordingly. Thank you, Sheena Hummell MGR Billing Customer Care - Customer Financial Services 665 Lexington Ave Mansfield, OH 44907
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151,266 will be paid from the capital project budget, using the amount reserved for the contract and 49,846 of unbudgeted interest income.

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280,280 will be paid from the E911 Fund operating budget using the current year budget plus 152,151 of appropriated fund balance for amounts related

to prior years. The payment does not create an E911 fund issue with projected ending fund balances of 531,648 for FY 2020 and 459,415 for FY 2021.
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County of Dare, North Carolina

Grant Project Ordinance

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G:\capital project ordinances\E911 RECC EOC\GPO E911 RECC EOC 2 18 2020.docx

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for Dare Tyrrell Regional Emergency Communications Center and Dare Emergency Opera-

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tions Center

BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Commissioners of the County of Dare, North Carolina that, pursuant to Section 13.2(a) of Chapter 159 of the General

Statutes of North Carolina, the following grant project ordinance, originally adopted on 10/6/2014 and amended on January 20, 2015, April 6, 2015, August 3, 2015, September 21, 2015, February 1, 2016, April 4, 2016, May 16, 2016, June 6, 2016 and March 6, 2017, is hereby amended.
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Section 1 The project is the Consolidated Dare, Tyrrell and Hyde Counties E911 Regional Emer- gency Communications Center (RECC) and Dare County

Emergency Operations Center. The purpose of this amendment is to adjust the project budget for technology charges per the A911 contract with Centu- ryLink.
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Section 2 The following budget shall be conducted within the Capital Projects Fund ( 61). The pro- ject number is 60062 and the debt project number

is 98721.
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Section 3 The amounts appropriated for the project are increased as indicated.

Technology RECC 615527-737524-60062 49,846

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Section 4 The following revenues additionally anticipated to be available to complete the project as indicated.

Interest income 613090-450100-60062 49,846

Section 5 The County Manager is authorized to execute change orders and adjust this project ordi- nance from project contingencies for individual

amounts of 25,000 or less.
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Section 6 The Finance Officer is directed to report the financial status of the project as a part of the normal monthly financial reporting process

currently in place.
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Section 7 Copies of this capital project ordinance shall be furnished to the Finance Officer and to the Clerk to the Board of Commissioners.

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Adopted this 18th day of February 2020

___________________________________________ Chairman, Board of Commissioners

___________________________________________ [SEAL] Cheryl Anby, Clerk to the Board of Commissioners

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DARE COUNTY

BUDGET AMENDMENT F/Y 2019-2020 ACCOUNT INCREASE DECREASE

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Org Object Project Department: E911 Fund

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Revenues: Appropriated fund balance 213527 499900 152,151

Expenditures: ANI/ALI Services 214527 510706 152,151

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Explanation: Per Board action on 2/18/2020 for CenturyLink billiing errors ommissions on executed contract for RECC.

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Approved by:

Board of Commissioners:________________________________________ Date:____________

County Manager:______________________________________________ Date:____________ (sign in red)

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Finance only:

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Date entered:______________ Entered by:_____________ Reference number:___________

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Avon Village Beach Nourishment Project Consulting Engineer Contract

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Description On February 4, 2020, the Board of Commissioners approved Coastal Science Engineering as the consulting engineer for the Avon Village

Beach Nourishment Project. CSE has presented a proposal for a Phase 1 schedule for Board approval.
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Board Action Requested Approve and authorize County Manager to sign final contract.

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Item Presenter County Manager, Robert Outten

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Consent Agenda

Description 1. Approval of Minutes (02.04.20) 2. Statewide Mutual Aid Agreement 3. Water Department Budget Amendment 4. RECC/EOC Audio/Visual System

Service Agreement with CENERO 5. Audit Contract for FY 2020 6. Four-Year Computer Lease for Dare County Sheriff's Office 7. McGuireWoods Consulting - Lobby Agreement 8. Tax Collector's Report
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Board Action Requested Approval

Item Presenter Robert Outten, County Manager

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Approval of Minutes

Description The Board of Commissioners will review and approve their previous Minutes, which follow this page.

Board Action Requested Approve Previous Minutes

Item Presenter Robert Outten, County Manager

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Dare County Board of Commissioners February 4, 2020

9:00 a.m., February 4, 2020

Commissioners present: Chairman Robert Woodard, Sr., Vice Chairman Wally Overman,

Rob Ross, Steve House, Danny Couch, Ervin Bateman

Commissioners absent: Jim Tobin

Others present: County Manager/Attorney, Robert Outten

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Deputy County Manager/Finance Director, David Clawson Master Public Information Officer, Dorothy Hester

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Clerk to the Board, Cheryl Anby

A full and complete account of the entire Board of Commissioners meeting is archived on a video that is available for viewing on the Dare County

website www.darenc.com.

At 9:01 a.m. Chairman Woodard called to order the regularly scheduled meeting with appropriate prior public notice having been given. He invited Rev.

Gaye Morris, of the Unitarian Universalist Church, to share a prayer, and then he led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. Commissioner Steve House arrived at the meeting at 9:07 a.m.
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ITEM 1 OPENING REMARKS CHAIRMAN S UPDATE Following is a brief outline of the items mentioned by Chairman Woodard during his opening remarks, which

can be viewed in their entirety in a video on the Dare County website:

Welcomed Representative Bobby Hanig to the meeting. On January 31, he escorted Dr. Jack Bagwell, new President of College of the Albemarle,

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on a tour of several sites throughout Dare County which included schools and the OBX Hospital.

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He went to the annual Hatteras Island Oyster Roast. Students, who attended COA, manufactured some new stainless steel equipment used at the event.

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The State of the County address, presented by Chairman Woodard last month at Capt. Georges, was repeated for the residents at Hatteras Island on

February 3 at the Cape Hatteras Secondary School.
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Reminder the Saving Lives Taskforce would be providing special meetings at the schools on the dangers of vaping.

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February 3, 1870 marked the 150th anniversary of Dare County. Special events would continue throughout the year. The website recently launched 150

ideas on how to celebrate Dare County.
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MINUTES DARE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING

Dare County Administration Building, Manteo, NC

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ITEM 2 PRESENTATION OF COUNTY SERVICE PINS 1) Donna Spencer, received a 10-year pin from Crystal Ambrose 2) Gary Meeks, received a 20-year pin from

Al Moran 3) Eugene Grissom, received a 25-year pin from Al Moran 4) Willer Spencer, received a 25-year pin from Bonnie Drewry

ITEM 3 EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH February, 2020 Shannon Glaser, Program Coordinator for Dare County Friends of Youth, received the Employee of the Month

award from Tim White. Shannon has served in this position since September, 2019 and become a proven wonderful asset to the County and the at-risk children mentored through the program. She also works as the Manager of Teen Court, where students are tried by their peers for offenses such as bullying in a trial-like setting.
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ITEM 4 PUBLIC COMMENTS At 9:20 a.m. the Manager outlined the procedure for making public comments in Manteo and via the video link to the Fessenden

Center Annex in Buxton. Following is a summary of all citizen remarks, which can be viewed in their entirety in a video on the County website:
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The following comments were made in Manteo:

1. Representative Bobby Hanig, citizen of Powells Point and NC State Representative, commended the citizens of Dare County for voicing their comments

and to the Commissioners for listening to their constituents regarding the resolution to be considered. He quoted the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: A well- regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed . He noted the North Carolina Constitution stated the same. He urged the Board to send the message to insure the rights protected under the 2nd Amendment and to oppose any assault on this right.
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2. Rich Lewandowski, resident of Kill Devil Hills and President of the Outer Banks Gun Club, with 1,386 members, spoke in support of the resolution.

He stated the Gun Club was a family-oriented organization which participated in shooting sports and firearm safety. The club supported the U.S. Constitution and particularly the 2nd Amendment. In addition, they strongly support the resolution being presented.
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3. Rob Rollason, resident of Kill Devil Hills, noted he had submitted a draft resolution supporting the 2nd Amendment and thanked Commissioner Ross

for his council and Vice-Chairman Overman for presenting the resolution today. He added an affirmation of the Constitution and its amendments was a sensible course of action. The Constitution is a contract between the people and the government it established.
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4. Susan Merrill, from Kitty Hawk, voiced her concern over the resolution. She queried whether the proposed resolution was an attempt to stir the pot

about gun control or that the Constitution was sacro sanct . As a tourist-based community, she questioned whether the issue of guns should be added as an area highlight along with beaches and seafood.
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5. Charles Parker, resident of Kill Devil Hills, shared his concerns about the proposed resolution. He asked what benefit or downside would be

derived by the citizens of Dare County with adoption of the resolution. He said friends and neighbors discussed this topic and others with civility . He felt the resolution would fan the flames of incivility, polarize future discussions and added it was not a topic suitable for the area s legislature. He asked the resolution be voted down.

6. Judy Lotas, a resident of Duck, shared a statistic that people were twenty-five more times likely to die of a gunshot wound in the U.S. than in

Canada, UK, France or Germany. She regrets her grandson has to learn duck and dive drills in school. She expressed laws that make sense and protect people should be considered and noted her opposition to the resolution.
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7. Tony Hoggard, from Kitty Hawk, felt Mr. Hanig and Mr. Rollason s comments were accurate. As a 2nd Amendment and U.S. Constitution supporter, he

voiced his support to the resolution. He added if one amendment was under attack then others would follow. He closed with his belief a poll of the County would find a majority in support of a sanctuary resolution.
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8. Browny Douglas, resident of Roanoke Island and son of the American Revolution , stated we the people are experiencing trying times. He quoted

Thomas Paine with the most formidable weapon against errors of any kind is Reason. He voiced the resolution did not alter the actual wording or affronts the protective intentions of the Constitution. He opined the Board s support of the Constitution and 2nd Amendment was the exercise of correct reasoning .

9. Harold Parker, Roanoke Island resident, supported the resolution and wished it went further with sanctuary wording. He offered law enforcement

should be given support with the possibility of passage of any law against the Constitution. He provided calculations which included: North Carolina s population of 10.5 million was estimated to have 2 million families owning firearms. He stated 136 counties and towns (92 ) in Virginia had passed resolutions in support of the 2nd Amendment.
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10. Ada Doss Havel, resident of Salvo, asked the Board what message would be sent with the passage of the resolution. As a licensed attorney, Ms.

Havel had represented many women who survived domestic violence and stalking. Her statistics included 600 women per year were shot and killed by their partner and 4.5 million women were threatened with a gun by a partner. She urged the Board to vote nay on the resolution and focus on other issues.
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11. David Morris spoke against the resolution. As a Manteo resident, he called it an extraordinary gift to live in a county where people work

partisan lines and focus most on the important matters of the County. He commented the wording of the resolution did not appear to be bipartisan and there was no credible threat to the Constitution in terms of the 2nd Amendment.

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12. Tom Murphy, a resident of Rodanthe, spoke against the resolution. He reminded the Constitution had blind spots. There were seventeen amendments

the founders did not put there and some of them corrected blind spots. He provided the examples of voting rights for blacks and women as such. He urged the discussion for the resolution should be brought with humility. He asked if the resolution solved a problem.
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13. Laura Singletary spoke against the resolution. Noting there were guns in her home, she added it was a divisive issue. She quoted Judge Antonin

Scalia. Like most rights the Second Amendment right is not unlimited. It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatsoever purpose. She added common sense gun laws were not an assault to our Constitution.
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14. Kathryn Fagan, from Roanoke Island, stated she was a patriot and believed in the Constitution. She stated putting the resolution before the

people was divisive with nothing to be gained. She added the right of assembly to approach our government was important. She disagreed with the resolution and urged attention be returned to other County issues.

15. Nellie Healy, of the Outer Banks, noted the Board represented the people and she

opposed the resolution. She stated February 1-8 was National Gun Violence Survivors Week. She gave examples of domestic violence and mental illness

as related to gun violence. She asked the Board to return to other issues such as the environment, affordable housing, roads/bridges and the opioid crisis.
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16. Dr. Roisin McKeithan, a resident of Duck, stated gun violence was a public health

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crisis with 40,000 reported gun deaths every year in America. She continued that 60 were suicides, 37 were murders and 3 were accidental/related to

law enforcement or unclassified. She compared the responsibility of owning a gun to the responsibility of owning a car, and added regulations to suit the time were needed to enforce the responsibilities of both.
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17. Jennie Rook, a resident of Kill Devil Hills, stated she and her husband were gun owners and she opposed the resolution. She expressed a concern

over the terminology of opposing any and all attempts to infringe upon gun ownership. She stated regulations on background checks, gun transfers and registrations were common sense bills. She directed her remarks to mass shooting statistics where guns were often obtained illegally with red flags of mental illness.
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18. Randy Knight, of Manteo, noted his favor of the resolution and stated no one had

mentioned how many crimes had been stopped or throated by a firearm. He stated the 2nd Amendment was the protector of the rights in the Constitution.

He noted ownership of a car was a privilege and ownership of a firearm was a right. He made reference to the actions of tyrants in history who used gun and deed registries to confiscate guns. He supported the resolution.
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19. Virginia Gibson, resident of Kill Devil Hills, favored the resolution. She agreed the issue was divisive, however, was concerned over losing any

amendment right . She urged the enforcement of current regulations. She stated we must not forget we were Americans and expressed her hope that what was happening in Virginia would not take place in North Carolina.
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20. Blake Gard, of Manns Harbor, submitted an invitation to the Board to the Manns Harbor Volunteer Fire Department Awards Banquet on February 13. He

commented many earlier public comments were based upon fear or uncertainty and he asked for everyone to consider the example it set for the youth of the community. He urged both sides of the argument to speak openly, respectfully and to set a good example.
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21. Pat Fleming, of Nags Head, stated the issue affected everyone and urged the Board to vote against the resolution. She added in her opinion no one

was trying to take away the right to own a gun and did not want Dare County to become the wild west .
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22. Daniel Lewis, resident of Kitty Hawk, stated the Constitution was not the end all which was why there were state laws to address the issue. He

stated if the laws were disagreed upon, we had legislators to act on our behalf. He quoted NC Statute 14- 269.3 regarding firearms in restaurants. He asked to Board to not act upon the resolution, as he expressed it was not the proper venue for the discussion.
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23. Scott Thornton, of Kill Devil Hills, stated he had owned a gun for forty-five years, both

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professionally and recreationally. He was of the opinion much of the information presented during the meeting had been inaccurate. He supported the

resolution and felt there would be a better time to lay out statistics, references and background information concerning the subject.

24. Ginger Walters, of Kill Devil Hills, worked in the medical professional and reported

having seen the impact of gun violence. She offered that 60 of Americans want stricter gun laws and 73 want more done about gun violence. She added

gun violence had impacted the North Carolinian economy with 2.6 billion lost from the cost of healthcare, law enforcement, criminal justice and lost income. She felt the resolution could stifle any further debate and she opposed the resolution.
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25. Don DeRasmo, resident of Roanoke Island, favored the resolution and added that the registration of guns was the first step to confiscation. He

opposed red flag laws and added that illegal immigration was problematic.
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The following comment was made in Buxton:

26. Tom Hranicka, thanked the Commissioners for the State of the County address. He expressed his support of the resolution. He added guns did not

kill people and rather the issue was the human element. He commented the reported mass shootings occurred in gun-free zones. He cautioned against socialism and ultimate gun control by the government with various gun law changes. He asked the Board to keep Avon Beach nourishment moving forward.
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The County Manager closed Public Comments at 10:47 a.m.

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