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Town of Duck News
January 19, 2020

Town Office Closed

In observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, the Town office will be closed on Monday, January 20.

Town Council Meeting

A recording of the Town Council meeting from Wednesday, January 15 is now available for viewing here on the Town's YouTube channel.

Planning Board Meeting

The Planning Board will hold a mid-month meeting on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the Paul F. Keller Meeting Hall. This  public meeting will be a work session dealing with adoption of the new Dare County flood maps and flood damage prevention ordinance. For more information click here. 

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, will not return to planting until next Monday, January 27th.  They will be picking up at the south end of Martin Lane and continue working in a southerly direction over the next few weeks. 

Town of Duck Volunteers will be planting this Friday, January 24th, at 1:00 p.m. at the Blue Heron Lane Beach access in Sanderling.  If you are interested in joining the effort, contact Sandy Cross at 252-255-1234 or

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.

Rotating Art Show: Bobby Wiltshire

Watercolor by Bobby Wiltshire is now 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 29, 2020.

Click here for more information.

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.
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Town Office Closed
January 20, 2020

Planning Board Meeting
January 22, 2020
6:30 p.m.
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Rotating Art Show:
Watercolor by Bobby Wiltshire
Monday - Friday
November 1, 2019 - January 29, 2020
9:00 am- 4:00 pm.
Learn More

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.

Duck Trail Improvements

The Town has contracted with RPC Contracting for Duck Trail improvements from the Four Seasons intersection to Plover Drive. Demolition of the multi-use path began January 17 and is expected to last approximately two weeks, weather permitting.

Pedestrian Plan Phase III Update

Over the past week, RPC Contracting regraded the area in front of the retaining wall and prepared concrete forms for the stretch of sidewalk between Dune Road and Cook Drive. RPC plans to pour this final section of sidewalk on Tuesday, January 21st.
Millstone Marine has been asked to add another small retaining wall adjoining the northern entrance to the Barrier Island Shoppes/Sunset Bar & Grille parking area and may complete that task this coming week as well.
Due to the use of heavy equipment, the northbound travel lane may be closed at times with traffic being stopped or diverted into the middle lane during the closures. Please be alert for construction activity and drive slowly and safely as you travel through this area of town.

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.

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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