Public Notices Archive
Notice is hereby given of a Special Meeting of the Southern Shores Town Council, Wednesday November 7, 2018 at 10:00 AM, Pitts Center, 5377 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Southern Shores, NC 27949.
Prior to 2015, the Southern Shores Code of Ordinances limited the number of actual bedrooms of a single-family dwelling built to seven (7) bedrooms and an occupancy of fourteen (14) persons. In 2015, the North Carolina General Assembly amended NCGS §160A-381 to prohibit municipalities from regulating, directly or indirectly, the “number and type of rooms” in a single-family dwelling. Subsequently and as an initiative to limit occupancy, the Southern Shores Town Council amended the Town Code of Ordinances to limit the size of future single-family dwellings to a maximum of 6,000 square feet of living space. Since enactment of that limitation, the Town’s Planning Department has been strictly enforcing this size limitation through its permitting authority.
Recently, some property owners have voiced alarm that an application for a permit has been submitted to the Town Planning Department proposing living space of 5,945 square feet, less than the Town’s maximum of 6,000 square feet of living space. Although the proposed living space is within the Town’s allowable maximum and the requesting party is entitled by right to receive a permit from the Planning Department if all other Town Code parameters have been met, some property owners are alarmed that the party requesting the permit has been able to design twelve (12) bedrooms within the Town’s maximum allowable 6,000 square feet of living space for a single-family dwelling.
Purpose of Special Meeting
The specific purpose of the Special Meeting is for the Town Council to (1) consider all available options, if there are any, to further limit occupancy of single-family dwellings in Southern Shores, and, (2) provide opportunity for any Council member to seek Council approval to initiate the process of adopting a specific option, if available, to further limit the occupancy of single-family dwellings, and (3) allow a period of public comment on the purpose of the special meeting, subject to the Town’s rules for public comment.
Storm Related Yard Waste Removal in Southern Shores:
The Town of Southern Shores will pick-up property owners’ vegetative yard waste generated by Tropical Storm Michael. This pick-up will be for vegetative yard waste only. Please note that tree and branch removal contractors and professional landscapers must remove any debris (including trees, stumps, limbs, branches, etc.) generated on behalf of a property owner. The Town or its contractor will not pick up this yard-waste.
Pick-up will commence and proceed concurrent with the existing schedule for sectors of the Town’s existing limb and branch removal service. Pick-up will begin the week of Monday, October 22nd in Sector 4 (yellow). A map of the sectors and schedule may be found at the following link on the Town’s website: http://southernshores-nc.gov/residents/limbbranch-chipping-program/. Please make every effort to have yard waste generated by this storm at edge of street by pick-up time.
Un-bagged leaves and small twigs will be picked up. Please refrain from placing leaves in plastic bags.
Notice is hereby given that the Southern Shores Planning Board will meet on October 15, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in the Pitts Center located at 5377 N. Virginia Dare Trl. The Board will consider CUP-18-02, a Conditional Use Permit application submitted by the Southern Shores Volunteer Fire Department to construct a new fire station at 15 S. Dogwood Trl. The Board will also consider ZTA-18-08, a Zoning Text Amendment application submitted by Finch and Company, Inc. to amend the Southern Shores Town Code by amending Section 36-202, (d), (7), building height requirements. The Board may also continue discussion of nonconforming lots. The applications and related materials are available for public inspection at www.southernshores-nc.gov or during regular office hours at Town Hall. For additional information or questions, please contact Town Hall at (252) 261-2394 or email email@example.com.
Cub Scout Pack 117 Soap Box Derby
Cub Scout Pack 117 annual Soap Box Derby event is scheduled for Sunday October 14th on East Dogwood Trail in Southern Shores.
East Dogwood Trail will be partially closed for a few hours on this date. The times of partial closures will be approximately 930am-3pm.