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This week in government: Feb. 16-22 [Free read]

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — This week in government is a weekly roundup of governmental meetings and some of the topics of discussion around New Hanover County. All government meetings listed are open to the public unless explicitly stated as a closed session.

Votes and actions taken during a closed session must be announced in a public session.

New Hanover County

The New Hanover County Board of County Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 17.

Items of discussion include:

  • Fiscal Year 2020 second-quarter financial results presentation
  • Appointment of county commissioner to Wave Transit Board
  • Closed session to discuss personnel matters

City of Wilmington

The City of Wilmington City Council meets at City Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Items of discussion include:

  • A presentation on the sale exploration process for New Hanover County Regional Medical Center from Spence Broadhurst, Partnership Advisory Group Co-Chair, and Jason Thompson, NHRMC Board of Trustees Chair and PAG member
  • Resolution Accepting the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Year Ending June 30, 2019
  • Resolution Authorizing the Award of a Professional Services Contract in the Amount of $94,675 to Good Earth Associates Inc., for the Planting of 285 Trees within the City Right-of-Way at 143 Locations City-wide
  • Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of Wilmington, North Carolina, Directing The Application To The Local Government Commission For Approval Of Special Obligation Bonds And Certain Related Matters
  • Ordinance Amending Various Provisions of Chapter 5 of the Wilmington City Code Relating to Traffic Control Photographic Systems
  • Resolution of Support for the Submission of a Letter of Intent on the Transfer of the Cape Fear Locks and Dams by the Fayetteville Public Works Commission

Kure Beach

The Kure Beach Town Council meets Feb. 17, 6 p.m. at Town Hall.

The agenda includes a number of ‘consent items,’ that will be voted on collectively without discussion (you can

  • Approve Budget Amendment 20-07 totaling $1,768 for crosswalk signs
  • Approve Budget Amendment 20-08 totaling $4,759 for contractor reimbursement for Town supplied materials
  • Appoint Mayor Craig Bloszinsky, Commissioner Joseph Whitley, Police Chief Mike Bowden, and Dennis Panicali to the Parking Committee
  • Accept proposal from Snow Marine Construction for replacement of beach crossover 1004.5 near Oceanview with an ADA flat ramp at a cost of $122,000
  • Accept proposal from Steele Electrical Contractors for solar lighting at beach access 1004.5 as part of replacement with an ADA compatible ramp in the amount of $12,488.00
  • Approve contract with Department of Environmental Quality/CAMA in the amount of $134,488 with a match from CAMA in the amount of $100,866, a cash match from the Town of $30,000 and an in-kind match from the Town of $3,622 and an effective date of March 1, 2020 for replacement of existing beach crossover at access # 1004.5 with an ADA compliant, flat ramp with solar lighting
  • Approve the monthly report and invoice for the consulting contract in the amount of $6,914 with Nancy Avery
  • Approve Resolution R20-1 Implementation of a Compliant NPDES MS4 Stormwater Program
  • Approve the Recreation Department Sponsorship Policy
  • Approve the Recreation Department Disc Golf Sponsor form

The council will also consider information from the Marketing and Community Center committees, as well as Shoreline Access and Beach Protection issues. Also on the agenda, several changes to the town’s zoning regulations, including a public hearing for changes to the Special Use Permit process.

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