The Pine Knoll Shores Board of Commissioners adopted the Town's Strategic Plan on February 14, 2014. The plan covers seven strategic areas for the Town, but is not comprehensive. In each of the strategic areas, there are goals, which are broad statements of an ideal condition, objectives, which are measurable mileposts that tell us if we are achieving our goals, and action items, which are tasks that will help to achieve the goals. This page is public monitoring central for the strategic plan, and you can anticipate regular updates to the strategic area pages.
Strategic Area – Beach Preservation
Goal: Maintain our beach profile and strengthen our frontal dune system in as fiscally and environmentally responsible a way as possible
Objective 1: Maintain sand levels in accordance with triggers outlined in the Bogue Banks Master Plan
Objective 2: Remain eligible for FEMA Storm Loss Mitigation
Objective 3: Maximally leverage the Town’s tax dollars allocated for beach renourishment.
Objective 4: Develop a plan to maintain/strengthen the frontal dune system
Objective 5: Manage the number of nonconforming structures in Pine Knoll Shores
Objective 6: Understand the potential impacts from sea level rise
Strategic Area – Fiscal Planning
Goal: Manage financial resources to provide for sufficiency, but also encourage prudence in the use of funds and efficiency in everyday activity
Objective 1: Responsibly steward the Town’s financial resources
Objective 2: Maximize economies of scale with neighboring communities and other partners to reduce the cost of service provision to the Town’s taxpayers [while maintaining/improving services].
Objective 3: Be vigilant regarding fiscal impacts of changes in county, state, and federal budgets and regulations.
Strategic Area – Environment / Natural Resources
Goal: Maintain and improve the natural environment
Objective 1: Limit adverse impacts on the environment
Objective 2: Encourage responsible public use and enjoyment of natural resources
Objective 3: Maintain/protect maritime forest/trees
Strategic Area – Residential / Commercial Development
Goal: Promote and improve residential character and appearance
Objective 1: Development and redevelopment in Pine Knoll Shores will maintain established residential character
Objective 2: Support access to necessary goods and services
Objective 3: Maintain small town character through accessibility to town government
Objective 4: Provide a supportive environment for developing an age-friendly community
Objective 5: Evaluate potential advantages/disadvantages of small business providing basic needs and restaurants in Pine Knoll Shores
Objective 6: Explore opportunities for enhanced recreational activities in Pine Knoll Shores.
Strategic Area – Infrastructure
Goal: Improve and maintain municipal property
Objective 1: Provide safe and well-maintained public streets
Objective 2: Implement the Pine Knoll Shores Pedestrian Master Plan
Objective 3: Maintain professional, safe, functional, and attractive public facilities
Objective 4: Investigate and apply modern technology on a cost/benefit basis in all town functions
Strategic Area – Public Safety and Disaster Planning
Goal: Maintain a safe and secure community
Objective 1: Obtain and maintain fully certified/accredited public safety activities
Objective 2: Maintain low crime rate
Objective 3: Prepare for and be ready to react to natural and manmade disasters
Objective 4: Maintain an efficient and effective police, firefighting and EMS capability
Objective 5: Increase public safety department’s community presence
Strategic Area –Sense of Community
Goal: Build a stronger sense of community
Objective 1: Encourage participation of residents in the service of the Town
Objective 2: Seek and support civic activity to bring citizens together
Objective 3: Identify and balance unique needs of part-time residents and visitors with those of full-time residents.
Objective 4: Assess the impact on Town functionality with a decrease in volunteer participation
Strategic Area –Water Quality
Goal: Responsibly steward Town's water resources.
Objective 1: Avoid catastrophic flooding of the sort experienced in 2005 and 2010.
Objective 2: Limit impairment of water resources for approved uses.
Objective 3: Preserve/protect Town's drinking water resource.