Nags Head Commissioners Receive Audit Report, Approve Beach Food Offer – The Coastland Times

Nags Head Commissioners received a positive audit report from the accounting firm Johnson, Mizelle, Straub, & Murphy, LLP for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021, confirming that the city’s financial statements are presented fairly in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

“The city goes beyond normal reporting in preparing the annual report,” said Lisa Murphy, who presented the report to the commissioners.

According to Murphy, the city’s net position, which includes government and business activities, is $ 61,287,593. This is a decrease of $ 2,670,687 from 2020.

Regarding taxes, the report continued, “The city was required to track county-wide property revaluations in fiscal year 2021. Real and personal property valuations have increased by more than 26%. for ad valorem and motor vehicle taxes, compared to fiscal year 2020. Due to the reassessment, the total aggregate valuation of property, including property and registered motor vehicles, increased by 645 $ 443,481, going from $ 2,451,719,147 in fiscal 2020 to $ 3,097,162,628 during the current fiscal year.

The council also heard an annual report from Nags Head Woods from the Northeast Regional Steward, Aaron McCall. Thanks to a new laser counter, Nags Head Woods recorded 42,546 visitors in just six months (January to June 2021); McCall estimated that the park receives between 60,000 and 80,000 visitors per year. “We have seen an increase in activity during COVID. Although this is a hidden gem, it is not as hidden away as it used to be, ”he said. An increase is due to ADA usage trails, particularly over the past two years.

In other new business, council considered a traffic control amendment to create a towing zone on Pond Island at S. North Shore Road to protect the integrity of the bulkhead, but ultimately voted for reject the amendment as there were no complaints from the neighbors.

Commissioners approved an incentive for four additional hours of vacation time for employees who receive or have received the COVID-19 reminder. About 70% of municipal staff (80 people) were fully immunized when data was collected five or six months ago. The city is not following those who received the recall. The recommendation follows a change in CDC guidance that recommends quarantine for people exposed to COVID-19 who have not received the booster. “It’s in the best interest of keeping people working, and also in the fact that the bang can make you feel shitty for half a day.” Employees can use this time to recuperate, ”said Mayor Ben Cahoon. The motion to approve the policy was approved unanimously.

Tabled following the last meeting, the amendment to the Traffic and Motor Vehicles Ordinance was approved, clarifying and lightening the language on what is allowed on the multi-use path. Rather than creating different regulations for different types of vehicles or devices, the amendment simply prohibits dangerous or reckless driving. The use of electric bikes is permitted on the multi-use track, provided the bikes are used in a safe and responsible manner.

Next, Commissioners approved the award of the post-dorian beach reloading project to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company for the contract price of $ 11,598,653. The offer covers the dredging, placement, leveling and environmental protection of 508,070 cubic yards of sand, mobilization / demobilization, planting of dunes of 8,500 cy, 25 days of relocation trawling, three days of beach plowing, 10,000 cy of hopper capacity / day for hanging time and an additional 103,189 cubic meters of sand. The project is expected to be completed by the end of September 2022.

“We have been meeting for a long time. I’m happy to see that, ”Cahoon said of the contract award.

Fifteen hundred dollars was also approved for a simple design process for the aging skate park that the community has expressed interest in refreshing.


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