Town commissioners on Tuesday had a public hearing seeking input for an ordinance to establish an annexation agreement between Holden Beach and the towns of Shallotte and Ocean Isle Beach.
After outlining the current town limits to the public, Mayor Alan Holden said the agreement was for the town of Shallotte to incorporate any of the areas toward the Intracoastal Waterway, Holden Beach and Ocean Isle Beach along the Shallotte River.
While no Holden Beach residents spoke during the public hearing, several Shallotte Point residents expressed their concerns to commissioners.
Tje problem right now is multi-family development without planning, noting the town's satellite annexation has created a "hodge-podge" of zoning districts in Shallotte Point.
I feel that we live in a beautiful part of the world, and we have an opportunity to become a model of how coastal development should proceed
The town urged commissioners not to approve the annexation agreement without further planning for the future development of Shallotte Point.
Commissioners took no action on the agreement following the public hearing.