The Hyde County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, June 27, in the Hyde County Government Center, Multi-Use Room, Swan Quarter, and the Ocracoke Community Center. The public is welcome to attend in person and the meeting will also be live streamed via the County’s Facebook Live account.
The purpose of the meeting is to close out the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year, adopt the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year budget and tax rate, and renew expiring contracts.
According to the minutes of the budget workshop meetings, Hyde County Manager Kris Noble has proposed a $.10 property tax increase, raising the property tax rate to $.895 per $100 assessed valuation and a $.05 sales tax increase to fund a balanced 2022-2023 budget of $15,559,987.48.
In addition, the Hyde County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on the Ocracoke Development Ordinance at its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, or as soon thereafter as possible in the Hyde County Government Center, Multi-Use Room, and the Ocracoke Community Center.
The purpose of this hearing is to receive public comment on a proposed ordinance to establish a moratorium on issuing new food truck permits within the Ocracoke township until February 2023. The moratorium would give the Ocracoke Planning Board time to review and establish regulations.
Presubmitted comments are welcome until the next regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners on July 6. Comments may be mailed to Public Comment ODO Hearing at P.O. Box 188, Swan Quarter, NC 27885, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by leaving a voicemail at (252) 926-5288. Public comment will also be taken in person at the hearing.