The Ocracoke Occupancy Tax board in December awarded grant money, approved Jan. 7 by the Hyde County commissioners, to OPS for the construction of public restrooms.
Preliminary planning has been completed and, after its January executive committee meeting, OPS decided to request proposals for a project manager to carry the project to completion.
Information packets detailing the project and required tasks are available for pick up at the Ocracoke post office, the hardware store and the OPS museum at 49 Water Plant Rd. Deadline for submission of proposals is Feb. 15.
OPS hopes to have the project operational by mid-summer.
Discussions are continuing regarding the actual facilities, ongoing maintenance, cleaning and operational details once the construction is completed.