The only news relating to the “Mill Pond” wind energy project that transpired at tonight’s regular meeting of the County Commissioners was a decision to hold another Special Commissioners meeting on January 2nd in the Morehead City Civic Center at 6pm to hear public comments on the suggestion to enact a 60-day moratorium on the issuance of any permits for wind energy facilities in the County. The purpose of such a moratorium would be to give the Commissioners time to review and possibly revise the existing ordinance governing these types of facilities.
Another development was the election of a new Chairman, which takes place annually at the December meeting. Tonight, Commissioner Jonathan Robinson was elected to take over from Greg Lewis, the current Chairman. Commissioner Robin Comer was elected to assume the position of Vice-Chairman.
Left to right, in the above photo, are Commissioners Terry Frank, Elaine Crittenton, Greg Lewis, Jonathan Robinson (Chairman), Robin Comer, Jimmy Farrington, and Bill Smith.