The Ocracoke Planning Advisory Board consists of seven members - all of whom are selected by the commissioner from Ocracoke, Tom Pahl. Board members currently include: Thomas Payne, Vince O'Neal, Albert O'Neal, Ashley Harrell, Ferris O'Neal, Steve Wilson and Chairman Corky Pentz.
Advisory applies to the OPAB because they are only authorized to advise and make recommendations to the Hyde County Board of Commissioners and have no power or authority to pass or enforce policy or code.
The Ocracoke Planning Advisory Board meets the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 PM at the Ocracoke Community Center. Meetings are open to the public. Click on the dates below to view agendas and minutes.
-February 9, 2017
-March 9, 2017
-Janurary 14, 2016
-November 10, 2016
-December 8, 2016
- January 8, 2015 at 7:30 pm
- February 12, 2015
- March 12, 2015
- April 9, 2015
- May 14, 2015
- June 18, 2015
- July 16, 2015
- August 13, 2015
- September 24, 2015
- October 15, 2015* Public Notice of Date Change
- November 5, 2015* Public notice of date change
For minutes from older meetings and information about the history of the Ocracoke Planning Advisory Board please check the NC Room in the Ocracoke Community Library.
Below are various projects related to planning on Ocracoke that were completed by students from State University of New York - Geneseo enrolled in an Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning class. The reports include case studies from other tourist destinations and were prepared for the Board members to consider.