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Municipal Service District Creation Update
As mentioned before, we are preparing for a beach restoration project in south Nags Head in the spring and summer of 2022 related to sand lost during Hurricane Dorian in 2019. In addition, Nags Head's Board of Commissioners is establishing four additional municipal service districts to be used for future beach erosion control, hurricane protection works, and flood control and drainage projects.
As a reminder, a municipal service district (MSD) is a defined area within a city, town or village in which the unit's governing body levies an additional property tax to provide projects or extra services that benefit the properties in that district (North Carolina General Statute Ch. 160A, Article 23).
An MSD must include the area where services are being provided directly. For beach nourishment, any MSD must include the oceanfront.
At their May 5, 2021 meeting, Nags Head's Board of Commissioners held a public hearing to consider the establishment of the four proposed municipal service districts. The Board passed a motion to adopt the ordinance as presented and to establish four additional municipal service districts (Districts 3, 4, 5, and 6) by making numerous findings as noted in the ordinance to include compliance with the requirements of GS 160A, Article 23. The ordinance is scheduled to return for a second reading, as required by law, at the June 2, 2021 Board of Commissioners meeting.
Watch as Mayor Ben Cahoon gives an update on each subject. For more information on the creation of the additional municipal service districts visit our web site. More information on the 2022 beach restoration project is also available on our web site.