The Board of Commissioners held on Feb. 13 its regular meeting.
Guy Higgins and Napoleon Carter with the Sons of the American Revolution, patriot Isaac Carter Chapter in Harlowe, spoke about the Revolutionary War and Battle of Beaufort. Mr. Higgins announced that, in conjunction with the Beaufort Historical Association, there will be a commemoration of the Battle of Beaufort April 2.
Gail Leighton, Vice President of Business Development with Precision Safe Sidewalks, gave an update on sidewalk improvements recently made in the Town of Beaufort. 
Mark Garner with Rivers and Associates, presented details on a Water System Asset Inventory Assessment grant that has been funded. An application was also filed for $1.6 million for sanitary sewer rehabilitation grant, which Town nearly received but was shy of meeting the requirements. The application will be resubmitted. It was decided Mr. Garner would present during the Feb. 27 work session to further discuss this grant application.
A Text Amendment Modifying Section 11 Nonconformities D-3 to allow an to increase in nonconforming structures repair from 10 percent to 50 percent was approved. This will allow a nonconforming structure to have repair and maintenance performed up to 50 percent of replacement value without having to go before the Board of Adjustment for a variance.
A resolution opposing the petition for rulemaking to designate secondary nursery areas and reduce bycatch mortality was approved.
The Board awarded a contract for masonry repair for the Old Burying Ground and a separate contract for metal fencing and gates.
An update on the Cedar Street Park project was provided. The Board learned that in order to move forward, Town must have the rights with NCDOT to design on the property. This was discovered while pursuing engineering work.
Four in-town terms for the Planning Board and two in-town terms for the Beaufort Historic Preservation Commission were appointed. 
The Capital Project Budget Amendment No. 1: Park Development and Improvement Project Fund that marks the $2 million gift for Cedar Street Park and Randolph Johnson/Water Tower Park was approved as well as the Capital Project Budget Amendment New Fire Station No. 2 and Budget Amendment No. 6.