CAROLINA BEACH — The Town of Carolina Beach Town Council has rescinded its decision to notify property owners at Freeman Park of its intentions to obtain their property, either voluntarily or through eminent domain. But council also made the motion to obtain easements through the properties in question for the purpose of beach nourishment projects.
The move comes months after the town initially notified property owners of its intent to buy the land from LLCs that have gathered large tracts of property on the North End of the island. The LLCs had installed ropes, plantings, and fence posts on the beach at Freeman Park prompting the closure of the park for several days.
Town Council announced a special closed session meeting to discuss the property in question last weekend for Monday, and again on Wednesday for Friday’s meeting.
It is not yet known if the town still hopes to acquire the properties in question.
According to the Town Clerk Kim Ward, “Mayor Pro Tem Bridges made a motion that the Town of Carolina Beach take action to obtain easements necessary to engage in acquiring, constructing, reconstructing, extending or otherwise building or improving beach erosion control or flood and hurricane protection works either (i) by voluntary acquisition or (ii) by eminent domain pursuant to Chapter 40A of the North Carolina General Statues and other applicable law authorizing the Town to condemn and acquire an easement across the following tracts of land:
Parcel ID# Owner(s) Deed Book & Page
|R08500-006-990-000||Freeman Beach, LLC||5996-2735|
|R08500-006-008-000||B & F Enterprises of Calabash, LLC||5589-2181|
|R08500-006-007-001||Carolina Freeman, LLC||5947-2278|
|R08500-006-007-000||Carolina Freeman, LLC||5957-2314|
|R08500-006-006-000||Carolina Freeman, LLC||5957-2314|
|R08500-006-005-000||Carolina Freeman, LLC||6095-1836|
|R08500-006-002-000||Winnie Everett Futch Heirs||85-361|
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