Friday, February 3, 2023

The Agenda: This week in local government, Nov. 1-5

Wilmington City Hall, 102 N. Third St., downtown. (Port City Daily/File)

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — It may feel impossible to keep up with local issues while they’re still being worked out.

Getting involved early on in the policy-making process can help ensure the community’s input gets heard before it’s too late to chime in.

You may not even need to attend (in person or virtually) to make sure your perspective is taken into consideration. Oftentimes, sending an email to government officials to be considered as a public comment pertaining to a particular item can put your voice into the public record.

Every Monday Port City Daily will share upcoming government meetings of interest around the tri-county region. If there’s an item of public interest, we’ll include that below the listed meeting, too.

Monday, Nov. 1

New Hanover Board of Commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. at NHC Courthouse, 24 North 3rd St., Room 301.

A few items on the agenda include:

  • Adopting three proclamations: Remembering 1898 Massacre and Coup, Diabetes Awareness Month and Adoption Awareness Month
  • Adopting two resolutions, including Sen. Michael Lee’s request for state funding to repair five roads (read more about the roads project here).
  • FY 2021 first quarter financial results
  • Rezoning request for 117.58 acres owned by Jack Carlisle and Rockhill Road Investments LLC
  • Text amendment request of the UDO to update height standards and setback requirements for multi-family and nonresidential structures

New Hanover County Schools Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee will meet at 5 p.m. See the agenda here.

Brunswick County Board of Commissioners will meet at 3 p.m. in the commissioners’ chambers.

A few items on the agenda include:

  • Transfer of property to Classical Charter Schools of America, Inc.
  • Deed of Dedication for water and sewer infrastructure for Avalon Crossing, Lots 1-20
  • Approval of budget amendments
  • Notice of award and agreement, $1.3 million for Inmate Medical RFP
  • Administration report on EMS — coverage expansion
  • FY23-FY27 strategic plan goals and objectives overview

New Hanover County Board of Elections will meet in the Longleaf Room at the Board of Elections Office at 1241 A Military Cutoff Rd. at 5 p.m. to review absentee ballots and discuss other items. See more here.

Tuesday, Nov. 2

New Hanover County School Board is holding a special meeting at the Board of Education Center, 1805 S. 13th St. See the agenda here.

New Hanover County Board of Elections will meet in the Longleaf Room at the Board of Elections Office at 1241 A Military Cutoff Rd. at 2 p.m. to review absentee ballots and discuss other items. See more here.

Brunswick County School Board will meet at 6 p.m. at the Center of Applied Sciences and Technology Conference Room.

A few items on the agenda include:

  • Annual review of Policy 1320 Title I Parent and Family Engagement
  • Amendment to SRO agreement
  • Resuming presentation of colors by JROTC
  • Resolution to increase purchasing thresholds
  • Brunswick County Parks & Recreation use of facilities

Pender County Planning Board will meet at 7 p.m. at the Pender County Public Assembly Room.

A few items on the agenda:

  • Rezoning 3.64 acres of land locatedon the northern corner of the intersection of NC HWY 210 and Whispering Pines Court for a Recreational Vehicle (RV), Boat, andTrailer Storage Lot
  • Text amendment proposal on building height within approved Industrial Parks within the General Industrial zoning district

Leland Planning Board will convene for a regular meeting beginning at 6 p.m. View the agenda.

Wednesday, Nov. 3

Wilmington City Council will convene for a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m.

A few items on the agenda include:

  • Proclamation remembering the 1898 Massacre and Coup
  • Resolutions on allocating ARPA funds to various initiatives and nonprofits
  • An ordinance to fund the planting of 200 more trees
  • Funding ordinance to update the city’s “Walk Wilmington”

Individuals can tune in here.

Kure Beach Historical Preservation Commission will meet at 6 p.m.

A few items on the agenda include:

  • Continued discussions of historic properties
  • HPC website redesign
  • Electing a new vice chairperson

Town of Leland Parks and Recreation Board will meet at 6 p.m. in council chambers, 102 Town Hall Dr. 

A few items on the agenda include:

  • Review draft of sponsorship policy
  • PROS plan quarterly update
  • 2022 meeting dates
  • Monthly staff report

Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Executive Committee meets at 10 a.m. See the agenda here.

The CFPUA Finance Committee will meet at 9 a.m., 235 Government Center Dr.

A few items on its agenda include:

  • 2021 comprehensive financial report
  • Water and wastewater chemical treatment contracts
  • $64,725 amendment with HDR Engineering, Inc. for pump station replacements and force main rehabilitation project
  • Authorization of $507,972 construction contract with Carolina Civil Works, Inc. for the Find-It Fix-It 2022 Water and Sewer Repairs Project

New Hanover County Airport Authority will meet at 5 p.m. in the Airport Terminal Conference Room.

A few items on the agenda include:

  • Facilities and terminal expansion update
  • Update on airport roundtable
  • Monthly financials
  • Passengers update

Thursday, Nov. 4

Brunswick County H2GO Board of Commissioners will meet at 10 a.m. at 516 Village Rd.

A few items on the agenda include:

  • Irrigation policy
  • Reclaimed water policy
  • Area growth planning

Wilmington Planning Commission will convene for a regular meeting at 6 p.m. at City Council Chambers, 102 North 3rd Street, 2nd floor.

A few items on the agenda include:

  • Conditional redistrict rezoning of 4706 Wilshire Blvd.
  • General rezoning of 1840 Burnett St.

Public comment form is here; in-person participation may be limited due to Covid-19 protocols. Tune in here.

Wilmington Urban Area MPO’s Technical Coordinating Committee will meet Nov. 4 in the 4th Floor Technology Conference Room at 305 Chestnut St.

A few items on the agenda include:

  • Presentation on 2021 Commuter Challenge and Bike Ride event results
  • Resolution on Pender County streets plan update
  • Proposed 2020-2029 STIP/MPO Transportation Improvement Program administrative modifications
  • Updates on CFPUA, NCDOT, Wilmington Urban Area MPO
  • Announcements of FY 23 Local Planning Needs (requests due Dec. 10)

The meeting can be streamed here.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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