Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The Agenda: Pender sheriff gives 2021 report, WB aldermen continue pickleball discussion

Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen meet Thursday. (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 in the policy-making process can help ensure the community’s input is 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 a public comment pertaining to a particular item can put your voice into the record.

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

Monday, Feb. 7

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will meet at 4 p.m at the historic courthouse, room 301, 24 N. 3rd St. The public can tune in here. A few items on the agenda include:

  • Public hearing for a rezoning request from Thompson Thrift Development. Read more from Port City Daily here.
  • Consideration of a contract for ES&J Enterprises 

Pender County Board of Commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. at the Pender County Public Assembly Room, 805 S. Walker St. in Burgaw. The meeting can be livestreamed here. A few items on agenda include:

  • A presentation of the Pender County Sheriff’s Department 2021 report
  • A resolution for Health & DSS to begin the next steps for a new HHS facility by issuing an RFP for a design/build project
  • Consideration of proceeding with RFQ for architectural design for a new Hampstead Branch Library

Tuesday, Feb. 8

Leland Town Council is holding a special meeting at 10 a.m. in town hall, 102 Town Hall Dr., to discuss the next fiscal year budget. The agenda can be viewed here. Recordings of meetings are usually uploaded to the town’s YouTube.

The Town of Burgaw will meet at 4:30 p.m. at the Historic Train Depot, 115 S. Dickerson St. A few items on the agenda include:

  • A special presentation from WIthersRavenel about the Courthouse Avenue Project and parking study review
  • Resolution adopting an amendment to the BUrgaw 2030 COmprehensive Land Use Plan
  • A public hearing for early citizen input on the FY 2022-23 budget

Topsail Island Resilient Coastal Communities will host an open house at 7 p.m. at Surf City Town Hall, 214 W. Florence Way. 

The Pender County Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. in the board room, Dr. Katherine Herring Resource Center, 798 U.S. Hwy. 117 South, Burgaw. A few items on the agenda include:

The New Hanover County Board of Education Policy Committee meets at 9 a.m. at 1805 S. 13th St. View the policies up for review here. The public can watch remotely on YouTube.

The New Hanover County Board of Education is holding a special meeting at 2:30 p.m. at 1805 S. 13th St. The board will join in a closed session to consult in private with its attorney about three lawsuits: 

  • John Does 1-14 v. New Hanover County Board of Education et al.
  • Jane Does 1-2 v. New Hanover County Board of Education et al.
  • Jane Doe 3 v. New Hanover County Board of Education et al. 

The board may take action. The public can watch remotely on YouTube.

The Town of Carolina Beach will meet at 6 p.m. in council chambers, 1121 N. Lake Park Blvd. The meeting can also be viewed online here. A few items on the agenda include:

  • Setting up a public hearing in March to amend zoning districts
  • Public hearing to review $43K in requests for funding from nonprofit organizations
  • Discussion on accepting Oceana stormwater

The Town of Oak Island will have a council meeting at 6 p.m. in council chambers in the Oak Island Town Hall, 4601 East Oak Island Dr. Meetings can be watched here. Items on the agenda include:

  • Discussion of Brunswick County Comprehensive Transportation Plan
  • Consideration of the resolution of intent to close a portion of NE 54th St.
  • Consideration of phase two of the Moffatt & Nichol’s $1.8M contract for the beach management plan

City of Southport’s Forestry Committee will meet at 5 p.m. at Indian Trail Meeting Hall, 113 W. Moore St. Meetings are open to the public, though social distancing and masks are required.

City of Southport’s Park and Recreation Advisory Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Indian Trail Meeting Hall, 113 W. Moore St. Meetings are open to the public, though social distancing and masks are required.

Wednesday, Feb. 9

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Board meets for its regular meeting at 9 a.m. in the Lucie Harrell Conference Room, 230 Government Center Dr. View more details here.

The Town of Navassa Planning Board meets at 6 p.m.

The City of Southport ABC Board meeting takes place at Indian Trail Meeting Hall, 113 West Moore St. Meetings are open to the public, though social distancing and masks are required.

Thursday, Feb. 10

The Leland Economic Development Committee meets at 6 p.m. in town hall. The agenda includes a report on the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce policy committee, specifically about offshore wind, and other updates. 

Surf City Planning Board will meet at 4 p.m. at Surf City Town Hall, 214 W. Florence Way.

The Wilmington Historic Preservation Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, the second floor of 102 North 3rd St. The agenda includes requests for 214 Market St., the future site of Ponysaurus Brewing. Specifically, the applicant is seeking permission to construct an addition to the rear of the building, new brick fence, and walkway as well as modifications to the entrance.

The Town of Carolina Beach Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m., in council chambers, 1121 N. Lake Park Blvd. The meeting can also be viewed online here. A few items on the agenda include:

  • Appointing a chair of the commission
  • Staff reports on recent developments
  • Discussion on a text amendment regarding density, parking and multi-family uses in zoning districts for Hamby Beach Properties

The Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen meets at 5:30 p.m. at Wrightsville Beach Town Hall Council Chambers, 321 Causeway Dr. A few items on the agenda include:

  • Consideration of request for kayak rack and decking at 619 Waynick Blvd.
  • Discussion on approving the use of up to 150 million gallons of water from CFPUA. Read more here.
  • Discussion on NCPARTF Grant, pickleball tennis court final configuration if Town receives the grant. Read more here.
  • Discussion on capital purchases by Pivot Parking.

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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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