Second Amendment resolution on Dare BOC agenda

Published 3:45 pm Monday, February 3, 2020

In the Dare County Board of Commissioners packet for the Tuesday, Feb. 4 meeting, a resolution regarding the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is on the agenda.

The agenda item indicates that board Vice Chairman Wally Overman will present the resolution, which is detailed as follows:

“WHEREAS, the Constitution of the United States of America is the foundation upon which our nation was created; and

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“WHEREAS, all amendment therein exist co-equally in importance and statute as originally written by the founders; and

“WHEREAS, the Second Amendment is the ultimate protector of these freedoms.

“NOW THEREFORE: BE IT RESOLVED that the Dare County Board of Commissioners opposes any and all attempts to infringe upon these rights and freedoms, including the right to keep and bear arms, as defined in the Second Amendment.”

At the Jan. 20 commissioners meeting, Rob Rollason, from Kill Devil Hills and candidate for office, presented a one-page resolution regarding gun rights for consideration. The NOW THEREFORE portion of a petition presented at the commissioners Jan. 20 meeting reads:

“NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Dare County Board of Commissioners That the Dare County Board of Commissioners intends to uphold the Second Amendment of the citizens of Dare County and that public funds, resources, employees, buildings, offices, or other property not be used to restrict Second Amendment rights or to aid or assist in the enforcement of the unnecessary and unconstitutional restriction of the rights under the Second Amendment of the Citizens of Dare County to keep and bear arms; and

“That the Board of Commissioners hereby declares Dare County, North Carolina, as a Second Amendment Sanctuary.”

The agenda also includes receiving the recommendation of the board’s Capital Improvement Planning Committee about a selection of a consulting engineer for the Avon Village Beach Nourishment Project.

Meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 28, the committee reviewed three submissions for the Avon job: APTIM Coastal Planning & Engineering of North Carolina, Inc.; Coastal Science & Engineering Inc.; and Moffatt & Nichol, Inc.

In a unanimous vote, the committee chose to nominate Coastal Science and Engineering, Inc. The Coastal Science team of Tim Kana and Haiqing Kazckowski have most recently worked on the Buxton renourishment project.

The board will receive reports from Dare County North Carolina Cooperative Extension and the National Park Service.

The board will also consider another resolution advocating for a new or replacement bridge for the Alligator River in the 2023-2032 State Transportation Improvement Plan. The resolution also requests that “other funding sources for such improvements should be identified by the State of North Carolina if STIP methodology used for funding is not suitable and practicable for this project.”

Public comment is always on the agendas for these meetings. At this meeting, the public comment period follows the chairman’s update, presentation of employee pins and announcement of the February Employee of the Month.

For Hatteras Islanders, an interactive public comment space is available at the Fessenden Annex on Buxton Back Road.



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