CAPE CARTERET – Cape Carteret commissioners voted 4-1 Monday night to rededicate a 2.1 acre property on 704 Highway 58 between the freeway and Hunter Brown Drive to pave the way for a new plumbing office and warehouse for sanitary supplies.
The vote took place after a public hearing held during the monthly board meeting in the town hall and virtually via GoToMeeting.
The zoning has been changed from R-30 (residential, minimum lot size 20,000 square feet) to B-20, a zone for retail stores. The Carteret County Tax Office lists the property owner as Ken Hudson of Cape Carteret. He did not speak during the public hearing.
The only speaker was local resident Paxon Holz, who advocated the rezoning, saying she supports small businesses and believes Cape Carteret needs a good plumber.
The property is currently inhabited by a small house.
Commissioner Mike King cast the only dissenting vote against the reallocation, saying he believed the vote should be postponed until after the city’s zoning update is complete.
City Administrator Zach Steffey said neighboring property owners, who were notified by letter as required, had no objections to the re-zoning.
Also during the meeting:
- The board approved a new ABC license for Handy Mart at the intersection of Highway 24 and Taylor Notion Road. According to the state, this was necessary because of a change of ownership.
- The board has set an annual fee of $ 25 for storing a kayak on new racks in parks at the end of Holly Lane and Bayshore Drive. The racks are rented, first come first served.
Commissioner Steve Martin said he believed the racks will be popular and that there may need to be some sort of “lottery” system to determine who can use them until more can be installed.
Commissioner Mike King and local resident Roy Fish built and installed the racks for the city free of charge.
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