Cape Lookout National Seashore - ORV Use (1 Viewer)

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Public Hearing Scheduled
The House Select Committee on the Use of Off-Road Vehicles on Cape Lookout National Seashore will hold a Public Hearing.

DAY & DATE: December 16, 2014
TIME: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Roanoke Island Campus, College of the Albemarle
The views of interested parties will be heard concerning:
The House Select Committee on the Use of Off-Road Vehicles on Cape Lookout National Seashore will hold a meeting on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, from 1:00 to 4:00 p. m., in the auditorium at the Roanoke Island Campus of the College of the Albemarle (205 Highway 64 S. Business) in Manteo.
The meeting agenda will consist of:
1. Presentations related to economic impacts that may result from the National Park Service's (NPS) Draft Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (Plan) for the Cape Lookout National Seashore, which "evaluates whether to allow ORV use at the Seashore. If ORV use is permitted, the Plan/DEIS addresses how to manage that use in compliance with the Seashore's enabling legislation, executive orders, NPS management policies, and other laws and regulations to ensure protection of the natural, cultural, and recreational values of the Seashore's dynamic coastal barrier island environment for present and future generations."
2. Opportunity for public comment on the Plan.
Approximately 1 ½ hours of the meeting will be devoted to public comment. As many persons as possible will be scheduled and heard within the time reserved. Because of time limitations, however, it may not be possible to schedule all who request to speak.
Speakers will be heard in the order in which they sign-up, and are therefore urged to sign-up in advance by notifying the Committee Clerk, Nancy Fox at (919) 733-6275 or mcelraftla@ncleg.net, prior to 6:00 p.m. Friday, December 12, 2014. In addition, speakers may sign-up onsite at the meeting; however, in order to facilitate orderly procession of the Committee, the opportunity for onsite sign-up will conclude promptly at 2:00 p.m. on the date of the meeting. Again, because of time limitations, it may not be possible to schedule all who request to speak.
In order that their statements may be made a part of the record, speakers are encouraged to provide the Committee with a copy of their prepared remarks at the time of the hearing; however, written remarks are not required. Speakers are encouraged to bring additional copies of written remarks for the public and press.
Oral presentations will be strictly limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes. Persons who wish to present additional information to the Committee, and any person who cannot be scheduled or heard in the time provided, may submit a copy of their statement to the Committee Clerk prior to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 16, 2014, for inclusion in the record.

Persons having questions about the Committee meeting or other matters related to the Committee may contact Jennifer McGinnis, Committee Counsel, at (919) 733-2578, or Nancy Fox, Committee Clerk, at (919) 733-6275.
Respectfully,
Representative Pat McElraft, Chair
I hereby certify this notice was filed by the committee assistant at the following offices at 10:09 AM on Friday, November 21, 2014.

ALL
Cape Lookout is about to be crippled with the same/similar rules as imposed on Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area. They (the users of Cape Lookout National Seashore)have asked that we (Dare County residents and visitors) share our experiences since the enactment of the ORV Rule @ CHNSRA.
They face the same type of closures (night driving, pre-nesting, turtle, NC Species of Concern, VFA's, ORV fees, etc.). Their rule will be even more crippling for the local economy since they also propose total closure during the winter months which may end ferry services (the only way to access this island seashore).
Please come out and make a statement expressing how the final rule has affected you businesses and lifestyle. Economics are of prime concern but personal reflections will also have an influence on how much involvement can be forthcoming from the state.
Not your fight - wrong - what does or does not happen @ Cape Lookout will have an influence on our own 5 year ORV Plan review.
Please get the word out thru your organizations, they need an overwhelming turn out @ this public meeting.
(note; the 2:00 pm sign-up deadline for presenters).
Jim Keene, NCBBA
 
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Thanks for posting that.

We elect these fools every time. They just have to get their grubby hands into everything.

I can't make the meeting, but will be sending my thoughts.
 
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DAY & DATE: December 16, 2014
TIME: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Roanoke Island Campus, College of the Albemarle


I plan on going!!!
 

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I'm not able to go to the meeting, but there are a couple of other things we can do if we would like:

1. Write the Blue Ribbon Coalition. It is likely that they are on top of this already, but if not we can bring their attention to it.
2. Write our local representatives. Effectiveness unknown.

I can get the contact for BRC, or write the letter myself, if we would like to do that.
 
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Just got back from this NC General Assembly House Select Committee meeting in Maneto Yesterday. We are about to loose the privilege and the means to go to Both Cape Lookout and Portsmith Island, as there will more than likely be no more private ferry's left in business if the USNPS gets its' way like they did on Cape Hatteras Nat'l Seashore.

The same thing that slipped past Dare county with the Feds is happening with Carteret County. The survey gathering on Economic Impact said "They interviewed all 3 Ferry boat owners, on the impact the closing of ORV use would have to Cape Lookout."

3 of the 4 ferry boat owners were here at this meeting and said that was a "LIE". None of them were even called, let alone asked questions.

The state is going to try and keep ahead of the feds after Tillis gets sworn in thanks a lot to the actions of our State Reps.

But... we all need to write :

All federal, state representatives, US Park Service, about allowing ORV use back in Hatteras , as well as, not to take away our existing rights at Cape Lookout .

The Uwharrie may be next!!!!
 

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