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Brunswick County Abandoned Boat
An abandoned boat sits in the water near the bridge at Holden Beach on March 21, 2016. People who live and work in the area say it had been abandoned for almost four years. (Photo: Alexa Block/WWAY)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Brunswick County commissioners want public input on how to handle the problem of abandoned boats in the county’s waterways.

The commission will hold a public hearing during their meeting on Monday, March 20, at 6 p.m, to get comments on a proposed ordinance for abandoned and derelict boats.

According to the county, the ordinance will determine the necessary rules and regulations to protect the health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of the county using the public waters of the county, specifically with regard to anchoring, docking, mooring, interference with navigation, prohibiting of derelict vessels, prohibiting abandoned vessels, and outlining enforcement responsibility and authority, penalties for violation and disposition/disposal of abandoned vessels.

The meeting will be in the Commissioners Chambers at the David R. Sandifer Building, 30 Government Center Drive, NE, in Bolivia.

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