Town Council

General Information

In order to facilitate open communication, the Town of Duck encourages the community to participate in its government. At regularly scheduled meetings of the Town Council, a time of “PUBLIC COMMENT” will be set aside at the beginning of each meeting. This is a time for anyone to address the Town Council on any matter not on the agenda for that meeting. In the interest of time, the Mayor may set and enforce appropriate time limits for comments. During all meetings, courteousness and quiet consideration for all those present is requested. Another way for the community to share its thoughts and concerns is through participation and attendance at formal “PUBLIC HEARINGS.” When required by law or considered advisable by the Town Council, a public hearing will be organized by a special order, adopted by a majority vote, setting forth the subject, date, place, and time of the hearing as well as any rules regarding the length of time of each speaker. The Mayor (or Mayor’s Designee) will call the hearing to order, preside over it, and when the allotted time expires (or no one who has not yet spoken wishes to do so), declare the hearing ended.

For more information about the Town of Duck Council, its meetings and rules of procedures, please refer to Town of Duck Ordinance No. 04-04. All members of the Duck Town Council are elected to two-year terms in odd years. The next municipal election will be on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.


Agendas are posted five days before Town Council Meetings. Check back regularly for updates.

Town Council Regular Meeting - January 21, 2015, click here

For a complete agenda packet in pdf format with links, click here 

For complete agenda packet in pdf format without links (this will be a large file), click here.

 2014 Town of Duck Council Retreat

The 2014 Annual Town of Duck Council Retreat was held on February 19 and 20.  Over 100 people attended the two-day event which was open to the public. The agenda with attachments is available below.  Presentations will be added here along with videos of portions of the meetings as they are available within the next week.

Beach Management Presentation slides from Coastal Planning and Engineering Feb 20 2014
Video of Coastal Planning and Engineering presentation and public questions, click here.

Shoreline Protection Financing in NC by DEC Associates
Video of DEC Associates presentation and questions, click here.

Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan Update slides by VHB
Video of VHB presentation and questions, click here.

Financial Overview by Town Manager Christopher Layton 
Referenced in the Financial Overview are the handouts Version1 and Version2
Video of the Financial Overview presentation, click here.

Remarks from Representative Paul Tine, video available here.

Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Update by Willo Kelly
Community Rating System Presentation
Video of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Update and Community Rating System Presentations is available here.

Community Development Department Update

Duck Fire Department Update

Police Department Update

Public Information and Special Events Update

Business and Council Discussion Presentation

Surf Rescue Update

For complete agenda packet in pdf format with links, click here. (If you don’t have a newer version of Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer, this may not display correctly.)

For complete agenda packet in pdf format without links (this will be a large file), click here.

Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Document 

Click here to view the Adopted FY 2015 Budget Document

Shoreline Management Updates & Presentations

For current information on the Shoreline Management Project, visit the home page of,  go to “Services” and click on Beach Nourishment Project.

September 18, 2013, View a video of the Town Council Meeting by clicking here.  Presentation Slides discussed with Town Council by Christopher Layton, Town Manager:  Proposed Beach Nourishment Funding.

May 15, 2013 Erosion & Shoreline Management Feasibility Study Presentation presented by Coastal Planning and Engineering during the May 15, 2013 Council Meeting.

January 28, 2013 Erosion Mitigation and Shoreline Management Feasibility Study Presentation

Click here to view the video of the Erosion Mitigation and Shoreline Management Feasibility Study presented by Coastal Planning and Engineering during the 2013 Council Retreat.


January 28, 2013 Options for Funding Beach Management Activities

2014 Minutes

Town Council Meeting Minutes are posted on this page as they become available. Check back frequently, as this page is updated as soon as minutes are released. For minutes from 2008 – 2013, please click here. For anything prior to 2008, please contact us at 252.255.1234252.255.1234 or at

 January 15, 2014  September 3, 2014
 February 5, 2014  October 1, 2014
 February 19-20, 2014 Retreat  October 15, 2014
 February 19-20, 2014 Reconvened Mtg  November 5, 2014
 March 5, 2014  November 19, 2014 Mid-Month Mtg
 April 2, 2014  
 April 16, 2014 Mid-Month Meeting   
 May 7, 2014  
 May 21, 2014 Mid-Month Meeting  
 June 4, 2014  
 July 2, 2014  
 August 6, 2014