Strategic plan


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.

Full plan

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

GoalManage 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[2] 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.