SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — It may feel impossible to keep up with local issues while they’re still being worked out.
Getting involved early 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, Dec. 13
The Brunswick County Board of Education is joining in a closed session for the purpose of discussing personnel. The conference call starts at 10 a.m. and will be broadcast here when the board is out of closed session.
Kure Beach Town Council is holding an organizational agenda meeting at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at town hall, located at 117 Settlers Lane. A recording of the session will be uploaded online after the meeting here. Items on the agenda include:
- Mayor Craig Bloszinsky and commissioners Allen Oliver and John Ellen will swear into office
- Council will appoint a mayor pro tem for a two-year term and appoint representatives to boards and committees
Leland Town Council is holding an agenda review at 1 p.m. in town hall, 102 Town Hall Dr. Items on the agenda include two public hearings related to financing for the municipal operations campus and the design/build of Fire Station No. 51. Watch online here.
Leland’s Audit Committee meets at 12:30 in town hall. View the agenda here.
Tuesday, Dec. 14
- Recognition of outgoing members Steve Shuttleworth and JoDan Garza and Mayor LeAnn Pierce
- Rep. Charlie Miller will administer the oath of office for mayor-elect Lynn Barbee, Joe Benson and Mike Hoffer
- Discussion of vacant council seat
- Election of mayor pro-tem
- A site plan for 89 single-family homes within Brunswick Forest
- Proposal to subdivide a 1,812.45-acre parcel to create two commercial lots within Brunswick Forest, along East Cutlar Crossing and Turlington Avenue, in front of The Joyce Irish Pub and Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar
- Initial zonings in connection with proposed voluntary annexations
Oak Island Town Council meets at 6 p.m. in the council chambers, on the second floor of town hall, located at 4601 E. Oak Island Dr. The town uploads meetings to its YouTube. Items on the agenda include:
- A public hearing on proposed changes to the town’s façade design guidelines
- Consideration of a contract for the design, construction and project management of a skate park
- Consideration of rescinding action taken in the spring regarding funding options for beach nourishment
- A budget amendment to cover repair costs for the Oak Island Pier
- Installation of newly elected officials Mayor Elizabeth White and council members John Bach, Bill Craft and Mark Martin
- Selection of a mayor pro tem
The New Hanover County Board of Elections meets at 5:15 p.m. in the Longleaf Room at the Board of Elections Office, 1241A Military Cutoff Rd. Seating in person is limited. People can join on Microsoft Teams here or telephone in by dialing 1-336-218-2051. The ID is 759 294 125, followed by the pound sign (#). View the agenda here.
The Town of Burgaw Board of Commissioners is meeting at 4:30 p.m. in the Historic Train Depot, 115 South Dickerson St. Items on the agenda include:
- Recognition of retiring town employee Robert Burns
- Honoring Pender Early College High School as recipient of the National Blue Ribbon Award
- Special presentation for outgoing Commissioner James Murphy and Mayor Kenneth Cowan
- Newly elected Mayor Olivia Dawson and board members Jan Dawson and James Malloy will take the oath of office
- Election of mayor pro-tem
The Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee meets at 2 p.m. at 320 Chestnut St., on the sixth floor in Room 611. The public can also tune in via Zoom by joining this link.
Wednesday, Dec. 15
The Pender County Board of Adjustment is meeting at 9 a.m. in the commissioners chamber. View the agenda here.
The Oak Island Planning Board meets at 10:30 a.m. on the second floor of town hall, 4601 E. Oak Island Dr. During the meeting, members will discuss incorporating conditional zoning into the town’s development ordinance. Watch here. View the agenda here.
The City of Wilmington Design Adjustment Committee, a new board, will hold its first meeting at 1:30 p.m. in city council chambers, on the second floor of city hall at 102 North 3rd St. View the agenda here.
Thursday, Dec. 16
- A presentation on the town audit
- Mayor’s Citizen of the Year 2021 announcement
- A contract with Sawyer Sherwood and Associates Architecture for additional improvements within town hall
- Accepting a donation of real property from Seabrooke Development, LLC for a 135.38-acre parcel in the Seabrooke Subdivision
- A budget amendment of $160,000 to “allow staff to move forward with the Trade Street Park project”
- Recognition of outgoing council members and new members will swear in
The Southport Planning Board meets at 6 p.m. in the Indian Trail Meeting Hall, 113 West Moore St. Seating is limited. Social distancing and masks are required.
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