Your voice is needed. The Town of Southern Shores is currently working to update the Town Code. The Town Code contains all of the legislation that governs Southern Shores. The project was approved by your Town Council and will recommend to the Council updates to the existing Town Code for purposes of correcting conflicting and ambiguous language, addressing recent changes in state and federal laws, and reorganization to make the Town Code more user-friendly and easier to understand. It is not designed or intended to weaken or “relax” the existing Town Code’s standards. An updated Town Code, adopted by the Town Council, may very well strengthen regulations in some sections.
If you have not already taken the online survey, please consider doing so before January 31, 2016. Project staff want to ensure that Town residents and property owners have ample opportunity to share their views on issues of concern related to the project.
Online Survey: www.surveymonkey.com/r/towncode
Paper copy available for pickup at Town Hall or mailed upon request. As a reminder, a notice of the survey will also be mailed through the U.S. Postal Service in early January 2016 to every property owner’s address from the Dare County tax listing database current as of December 1, 2015.