Friday, February 3, 2023

Here’s what local governments are discussing this week

Take a look at all the items local leaders will be discussing this week, all of these meetings are open to the public

A rundown of the items set to be discussed and voted on by local elected boards.

City of Wilmington

City Council

On Monday, City Council will hold an agenda briefing at the CresCom Bank Building at 9 a.m., this is a review of the agenda for the regularly scheduled Tuesday meeting at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Find full agendas for meetings online.

  • There will be four public hearings held at the Tuesday night meeting including: an ordinance amending the land development code that would prohibit helicopter tours as temporary use in the city limits, and three ordinances that will direct the housing inspector to vacate and demolish three separate dwellings.

Anyone who wants to speak on behalf of any of these issues may do so at the public hearing.

  • City Council will also decide on awarding a contract for the Park Avenue Multi-Use Path to S&C Construction for $491,473.50. City Council will also consider an ordinance to make supplemental appropriation to the streets and sidewalks capital projects fund for $283,522 for the Park Avenue Multi-Use Plan
  • There will be two resolutions presented to City Council, the first of which will oppose the removal of on-street parking on Oleander Drive. The second resolution is sponsored by Mayor Bill Saffo and Councilman Earl Sheridan that, “Directs the city to include workforce/affordable housing as a criteria for Request for Proposals for projects developed on City-owned real property.”

New Hanover County

Board of Commissioners

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will meet on Monday at 9 a.m. in the Assembly Room of the New Hanover County Historic Courthouse for its regularly scheduled meeting.

  • The County Commissioners will consider to enter into a joint resolution with the Board of Education to notify the developer of RiverLights that a new school is needed within the subdivision. According to the county agenda, the developer, “Newland Communities has reserved a site no less than 15-acres for an elementary school …”
  • There will also be several annual updates from different organizations including the New Hanover County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, the New Hanover County ABC Board, and the Cape Fear Museum Advisory Board.


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