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Board to mull roadside hunting

Published 10:36pm Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Beaufort County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to revisit or receive updates on some issues it’s dealt with in recent months.
Among those issues is roadside right-of-way hunting. The board will consider a resolution that makes it illegal for someone to “hunt, take or kill any wild animal or game bird” with a firearm or bow and arrow from, one or across the right of way of a public road in the county. If approved, copies of the resolution would be sent to state Sen. Bill Cook and state Reps. Paul Tine and Michael Speciale for introduction in the N.C. General Assembly.
To ban roadside hunting, the Legislature would have to change existing laws regulating hunting.
The board conducted a public hearing on the issue in September 2012.
Bob Heuts, the county’s economic developer, is slated to discuss items related to Project Blue Goose with the board. Those items include the loan agreement between the county and Pronamic Industries, the grant agreement between the county and Blue Goose, LLC and the buy-sell agreement for 5.78 acres to Blue Goose, LLC.
Project Blue Goose involves locating Pronamic Industries to the Beaufort County Industrial Park and helping Oak Ridge Metal Works expand and relocated to the former Brooks Boatworks building in the industrial park.
Commissioner Gary Brinn is slated to provide an update on the work of the committee appointed by the board to study possible options to the current “limited-voting” method used to elect commissioners in the county.
The board also is expected to consider adopting a schedule for its budget-preparation meetings. The proposed schedule has all budget requests and figures due at the county manager’s office by March 15. The presentation of the county manager’s proposed budget and budget message is scheduled for May 6. A public hearing on the proposed budget is slated for June 3.
For information regarding the board’s agenda, visit the Beaufort County website at http://www.co.beaufort.nc.us. At the right of the home page, find the heading that reads “The next regular Board of Commissioners meeting.” Click on the underlined “Agenda.”

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