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OCEAN ISLE BEACH—“We may have set a record,” said Mayor Debbie Smith as the board of commissioner’s regular December meeting adjourned on Tuesday, Dec. 11.
The meeting lasted just a few minutes more than 30 minutes.
During the meeting Daisy Ivey, town administrator, said the natural canal-dredging project is ahead of schedule. The dredge is operating on a 12-hour daily schedule, six days a week with no operations on Sunday. The project is expected to be complete by March 31, 2013.
Ivey also gave an update on the sewer agreement with the county, saying it has been executed and signed. The changeover is anticipated to take affect on Jan. 7, 2013.
Ivey also announced a gazebo has been donated by a property owner for the East end of the island where the new swings were recently installed.
There was some talk of upcoming changes to flood insurance that will affect homeowners on the island.
“There’s going to be a lot of changes there,” Smith said. “I don’t think we even know what they all will be or that the insurance agents do either.”
During November, the town issued two single-family residential permits.
“There have been 20 this year,” said Larry Cook, building codes administrator. “We have not done 20 or more in six years and there are four on the table for this month.”
In other business, commissioners:
•Approved a request by the South Brunswick Interchurch Council to conduct a family fun bike ride event on April 20.
•Reappointed Larry Cheek to the planning board.
•Reappointed Buddy Russell as trustee on the Firefighters Relief Fund Board.
•Approved applying for a stormwater and drainage project grant.