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Town of Duck News
January 27, 2020

Town Council Meeting

The Town Council will holds its regular meeting on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the Paul F. Keller Meeting Hall. This meeting is open to the public and all interested parties are welcome to attend. The agenda will be available for viewing here by Friday afternoon, January 31.

Limited Inspection Schedule

The Town building inspector will be unavailable to conduct inspections January 27th through January 30th while attending continuing education classes. Please plan accordingly.

If you have any questions please contact Kay Nickens at or 252-255-1234.

Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Comment

The public is invited to review and comment on the draft 2020 Outer Banks Region Hazard Mitigation plan by going to and providing your comments and feedback by January 31, 2020.

FEMA Flood Maps

In 2016, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released updated preliminary flood maps for all of Dare County. FEMA has now issued its letter of final map determination and the new maps will become effective on June 19, 2020.

In recognition of these changes and the challenges that the new maps present, the Town of Duck and the other municipalities in Dare County are considering the adoption of development standards that will maintain a minimum building elevation standard. These proposed standards will be reviewed and considered by the Town of Duck Planning Board and Town Council in the coming months.

Click here for more information.

Duck Trail Improvements

The Town has contracted with RPC Contracting for Duck Trail improvements from the Four Seasons intersection to Plover Drive. They have completed the majority of the trail demolition from the Four Seasons intersection to Plover Drive. The pouring of concrete is expected to begin on Tuesday, January 28. Demolition in the Four Seasons Drive intersection and directly north of the intersection is ongoing and should be formed up for concrete before the end of the week. 

RPC has completed the asphalt demolition and reconstruction of 225 linear feet of concrete sidewalk just south of Station Bay Drive but still needs to grade and seed the area. The start date for this work will be published on the Town website and the e-news when it becomes available.  

Board of Adjustment Vacancy

The Town is seeking applicants to fill the current vacancy on the Board of Adjustment. Interested parties should submit an application to the Town. More information about the Board of Adjustment can be found here.

To apply, please complete the application form found here. Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 21.

Beach Grass Planting

Emerald Forest, the Town's beach grass contractor, is continuing to work south from Sanderling in the Pelican Way area and will continue in that direction until complete. 

Weather permitting, Town of Duck Volunteers will be planting American beach grass this Friday, January 31 and Tuesday, February 4 at 1:00 p.m with locations TBD. If you are interested in joining the effort, contact Sandy Cross at or call 252-255-1234.
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Hazard Mitigation Plan: Comment Period Ends
January 31, 2020
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Town Council Meeting
February 5, 2020
7:00 p.m.
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Rotating Art Show:
Watercolor by Bobby Wiltshire
Monday - Friday
November 1, 2019 - January 28, 2020
9:00 am- 4:00 pm.
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Pest Control

Recently, we've had a few questions about rodents in Duck neighborhoods. We understand that there is often concern when rodents are seen. Both Norway and Roof Rats are present on the Outer Banks. The current best course of action is for property owners to take steps to deter rodents and to contract with a pest control service on their property. 

The NC Cooperative Extension office is a great resource for information about rodents and their control. The office can be reached at 252-473-4290.

For tips about deterring wildlife from your property, click here.
Please contact the Town office with questions at 252-255-1234.

Pedestrian Plan Phase III Update

Little or no activity is expected on specific Phase III construction as RPC focuses on completion of the trail improvements near Four Seasons.

For more information and updates click here.

Town of Duck Event Sponsorship

Do you love all of the free family friendly events that take place in the Town of Duck? The Town is currently looking for partnering sponsors for the 2020 Summer Event season and Duck Jazz Festival. For more information and to view sponsor benefits click here or contact Betsy Trimble at or 252-255-1234.

Rotating Art Show: Bobby Wiltshire

Watercolor by Bobby Wiltshire is on exhibit in the Town of Duck Rotating Art Show. The exhibit can be viewed in the First Floor Conference Room at Duck Town Hall Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) November 1, 2019 through January 28, 2020.

Click here for more information.

Duck Merchants Association

The Duck Merchants Association is an organization promoting the individual merchants of Duck, NC. 

Find all the ways to shop, play, dine, & stay at

Are you interested in becoming a member?  Join or renew your membership at     


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