Thursday, December 1, 2022

The Agenda: Rezoning 3,100 acres in Brunswick

The Brunswick County Planning Board will hear about multiple development projects in the county, including one that is asking to recon 3,100 acres of land for thousands of homes. (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, Apr. 11

The Brunswick County Planning Board meets at 6 p.m. in the Commissioners Chambers within the David R. Sandifer Administration Building, 30 Government Center Dr NE in Bolivia. The agenda includes:

  • A major subdivision application for Fairway Acres, 53 single-family homes on nearly 17 acres at Beach Drive SW (Read more here.)
  • Rezoning of around 3,100 acres off Pea Landing Road, which would set the stage for the potential construction of thousands of homes (Read more here.)
  • A conditional zoning of 11 acres off Mt. Misery Road near Navassa for 40 single-family detached dwellings
  • A rezoning of around 48 acres off Mill Creek Road near Bolivia to medium-density residential
  • An application for Stone Chimney Tract, a planned development with 190 single-family lots on 95 acres
  • A proposed development, Norris Tract, consisting of 117 single-family lots on 30 acres
  • A proposed development, Doe Creek on Stone Chimney, consisting of 121 single family lots on 33 acres

The Town of Leland Council meets at 1 p.m. in town hall. There are two annexations on the agenda.

Tuesday, Apr. 12

The Town of Burgaw Board of Commissioners will meet at 4:30 p.m. at the Historic Train Depot, 115 S. Dickerson St. The agenda includes two presentations: 2022 Ghost Walk and 2022 Pender Spring Festival. It also includes a continuation of public hearing from Mar. 8 for consideration of a Major Special Use Permit requested for one multi-family building containing four two-bedroom apartments to be located at 404 S. McRae St. 

The New Hanover County Board of Elections will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. in the Longleaf Room at the Board of Elections Office, 1241 A Military Cutoff Rd. The meeting can be livestreamed here. Individuals can submit public comments in advance to newhanover.boe@nhcgov.com (noting the board name in the subject line) by Apr. 11 at 12 p.m.

The Town of Carolina Beach Town Council will meet at 6 p.m. at council chambers, 1121 N. Lake Park Blvd. The agenda includes:

  • A public hearing about the fiscal year 2023 budget
  • Update on the FEMA lot and Harper Avenue parking
  • Police Advisory Committee presentation on RideMICRO

Pender County Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. in the boardroom at Dr. Katherine Herring Resource Center, 798 U.S. Hwy. 117 South in Burgaw. Meetings can be livestreamed on YouTube. Items on the agenda include:

  • Removal of pre-K playground at PHS
  • RFQ for architects, K-8 school
  • Transportation inspection report

The New Hanover County Schools Policy Committee meets at 9 a.m. The members will look to amend the short-term suspension policy to end suspensions for students under 8 years old except in cases of drugs, weapons and violent aggression. View other district policies up for review here.

READ MORE: NHCS will no longer suspend students under 8, except in extreme cases

Belville Board of Adjustment meets at 6:30 p.m. Commissioners’ Chambers, 63 River Rd., to consider a minor adjustment to a site plan at 1049 Club Court.

Wednesday, Apr. 13

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority will meet at 9 a.m. at the Lucie Harrell Conference Room, 230 Government Center Dr. The agenda includes proposed system development charges for FY23 and committee updates.

The Navassa Planning Board will meet at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Apr. 14

The Wilmington Historic Preservation Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. at City Council Chambers in City Hall, 102 North 3rd St. The agenda includes four recommendations for renovations to historic buildings.

The North Topsail Beach Planning Board will meet at 5 p.m. at Sneads Ferry Branch of the Onslow County Library, 1330 N.C. Hwy 210, Sneads Ferry.

The Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 321 Causeway Dr. Items on the agenda include:

  • Discussion and direction regarding a 10% increase for Wrightsville Beach full-time employees
  • Consider approving McKim and Creed as the engineering firm chosen from the RFQ process for the design of water projects in which ARPA Funds will be used
  • Consider a resolution to support a consolidation study with Town of WB water and wastewater system into the CFPUA water system

The Town of Oak Island Town Council will meet at 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 4601 E. Oak Island Dr. Meetings can be livestreamed here. The agenda includes:

  • Public hearing on closing the street end at NE 54th St.
  • Appointments to the Par 3 Advisory Board
  • Confirmation of council consensus for option 1 in funding beach nourishment

Oak Island Town Council will also hold a special meeting earlier in the day at 10 a.m. in Council Chambers to discuss next fiscal year’s budget.

The Southport Board of Aldermen will meet at 6 p.m. at the Southport Community Building, 223 E. Bay St. Meetings can be livestreamed on YouTube.

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is holding a budget work session, followed by an agenda review, at 2 p.m. in the Harrell Conference Room, 230 Government Center Dr. Stream the meeting on NHCTV.com or YouTube.com/NewHanoverCo.

The Town of Leland Council meets at 6 p.m. in town hall. Items on the agenda include:

  • A development and economic development agreement with Settler’s Village
  • Public hearing for a Community Development Block Grant Neighborhood Revitalization application to provide rehabilitation or replacement housing assistance to low-income residents
  • An amendment to plans for The Willows, a 134-acre development located off Northgate Drive, to remove 18 acres

The Cape Fear Council of Governments will meet at Cape Fear COG conference room (1480 Harbour Dr.); a Zoom link is available for those who cannot make it in person. A few items on the agenda include:

  • Monarch requesting a resolution in support for their application for FTA 5310 grant funds.
  • The Planning Work Program (PWP) for the upcoming fiscal year, due to NCDOT by May 15
  • Reports from NC Ferry, NC Ports, NCDOT, and more

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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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