Sunday, February 5, 2023

The Agenda: This week in local government, Nov. 8-13

The Thalian Hall building houses Wilmington City Hall at 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. 8

Brunswick County Planning Board will meet at 6 p.m. in the commissioners chambers. A few items on the agenda include:

  • Highway 17 mixed use planned development
  • Mill Creek residential planned development

The Lower Cape Fear Water and Sewer Authority meets at 9 a.m. at 1107 New Pointe Boulevard, Ste. 117. The public can participate remotely here. A few items on the agenda include:

  • Kings Bluff and Bladen Bluff maintenance and operations reports
  • Executive director report on customers’ water usage and raw water revenue for fiscal year to date

Tuesday, Nov. 9

Carolina Beach Town Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Council Chambers, 1121 N. Lake Park Boulevard, Carolina Beach. A few items on the agenda include:

  • Awarding Pivot Parking contract
  • Public hearings for Cape Fear Four LLC’s mixed use commercial-residential development, and two text amendments — one for tree protections, another to address private parking lots that charge for parking
  • Update on the lake dredging project
  • American Rescue Plan Funds

New Hanover County Board of Education meeting takes place at 5 p.m. in in the Board of Education Center. Audience capacity is 170; otherwise, it can be viewed here. Its policy committee meets at 9 a.m. and the public can tune in here.

Leland Tourism Authority will meet at 4 p.m. in Town Hall. A few items on the agenda include:

  • Finance report and review of FYE2021 audit
  • NC Gullah Geechee Greenway-Blueway Heritage Trail, presented by Brayton Willis
  • Rice Festival Grant status report

Pender County Board of Education Committee of the Whole will meet at 4:30 p.m. at the Herring Resource Center, 798 U.S. Hwy. 117 South, Burgaw. The board meets at 6 p.m. following the committee meeting, also at the Herring Resource Center.

Wednesday, Nov. 10

Carolina Beach Planning and Zoning will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Council Chambers, 1121 N. Lake Park Boulevard, Carolina Beach.A few items on the agenda include:

  • Conditional Zoning to consider a drinking and eating establishment classified as a bar to serve on-premises alcohol located at 612 N. Lake Park Blvd.
  • Staff report on council meetings and recent developments

New Hanover County Board of Education 2022-2023 School Calendar Committee meeting takes place at 4 p.m. in in the Board of Education Center. Audience capacity is 170; otherwise, it can be viewed here.

Leland Economic Development Committee meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Town Hall. A few items on the agenda include:

  • Update on Leland Innovation Park
  • Economic development report
  • Building inspection updates

Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Board will meet at 9 a.m. at the Lucie Harrell Conference Room, 230 Government Center Dr. Its communications committee meets thereafter at 10:30 a.m.

A few items on the board’s agenda include:

  • 2021 annual report and comprehensive financial report
  • $64,725 Amendment with HDR Engineering, Inc. for Pump Station Replacements and Force Main Rehabilitation Project
  • Authorization to fund $100,000 and begin the Northern New Hanover County Regional Pump Station Project

Thursday, Nov. 11

New Hanover Planning Board will meet at 6 p.m. at NHC Courthouse, 24 North 3rd St., Room 301. A few items on the agenda include:

  • On behalf of Coastal Carolina Car Wash, LLC, Design Solutions’ Cindee Wolf requests to rezone approximately 1.15 acres of land on Castle Hayne Road for commercial flex space
  • KFJ Development Group, LLC requests amendment Articles 3 and 4 of the Unified Development Ordinance to establish a new zoning district, the Riverfront Urban Mixed-Use Zoning District
  • On behalf of Carolyn Faye Barefoot, Design Solutions’ Cindee Wolf requests rezoning of approximately 2.23 acres of land to create a 5-lot residential subdivision

Friday, Nov. 12

New Hanover County Health Board will meet at 8 a.m. and will reconsider the mask mandate. Attendees will go to the Health and Human Services building, 1650 Greenfield St, and individuals can livestream it 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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