UPDATE 03/07/17: The Town of Beaufort NC Stormwater Advisory Committee will hold its next meeting 3-5 p.m. March 15 in the Train Depot, 614 Broad St. The committee has begun to develop a Watershed Restoration Plan with the assistance of the NC Coastal Federation. The watershed plan will help identify areas around town appropriate for stormwater and flooding control measures as well as make the town eligible to apply for grant funding from the Environmental Protection agency to implement these control measures. At the March 15 meeting, the committee will hear from the N.C. Department of Transportation regarding stormwater retrofit opportunities on NCDOT roads as well as discuss the draft goals, objectives, and actions for the watershed plan.
UPDATE 12/19/2016: The next Stormwater Advisory Committee meeting is at 1:30 p.m. today in the Train Depot.
UPDATE 10/13/16: The next Stormwater Advisory Committee meeting is at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Train Depot.
UPDATE 07/28/2016: The next Stormwater Advisory Committee meeting is at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 9 in the Train Depot.
UPDATE 06/20/16: The Town of Beaufort Stormwater Advisory Committee met at 1:30 p.m. June 14, 2016 in the Beaufort Train Depot. The committee reviewed existing stormwater management work, watershed planning in coordination with North Carolina Coastal Federation (NCCF), Jim Hunt’s Tidal Contribution to Beaufort Storm Flooding – including his document in meeting notes, problem area maps discussed at last committee meeting, a review of the role of the committee provided at February 10 committee meeting and “stormwater management activities” outline.
UPDATE 06/06/16: The Stormwater Advisory Committee will meet from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2016, in the Train Depot, 614 Broad St., Beaufort.
UPDATE 02/15/16: The initial meeting of the Stormwater Advisory Committee was Feb. 10. The first project of the committee is to produce a guiding map highlighting areas in Town that are most affected by stormwater and what is causing the issues. The committee is set to meet next at 3 p.m. Monday, April 18.
UPDATE 01/27/16: The first meeting of the Town’s Stormwater Advisory Committee will be at 4 pm on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at the Beaufort Train Depot, 614 Broad Street. The first goal of the meeting is to revise and expand this scoping document. The second goal is to establish meeting dates for calendar year 2016.
01/26/16: The Board has been working diligently to tackle the stormwater issues plaguing town.
Most recently, during its Jan. 11 regular meeting, the Board approved a resolution to establish a Stormwater Advisory Committee and appointed the following citizens to the newly constituted Stormwater Advisory Committee: Dr. Carolyn Currin, Coastal and Estuarine Ecologist, NOAA’s Beaufort Lab; Dr. P. Lee Ferguson, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University; Dr. James Hunt, Lawrence E. Peirano Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Emeritus, USC Berkley; Whitney Jenkins, Coastal Training Program Coordinator, NC Coastal Reserve & National Estuarine Research Reserve; David King, Architect, Andrew Roby Builders/Two Kings Architects; Dr. Rachel Noble, Mary and Watts Hill Jr. Distinguished Professor, UNC Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Sciences; Robert Safrit, Landscape Designer, he Beaufort Yard Co.; Tommy Simpson, Builder/Contractor, Thomas Simpson Construction/ACE Hardware; a representative from NC Coastal Federation; and Maria Wise.
All members bring to the committee a wealth of professional knowledge about stormwater management.
An introductory meeting will be held in February.