Monday, July 4, 2022

The Agenda: NHC to consider $545K for juvenile crime prevention council

New Hanover County Board of Commissioners meet Monday at 9 a.m. (Port City Daily/Alexandria Sands Williams)

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. 18

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners meets at 9 a.m. in the historic courthouse, 24 North 3rd St. The agenda includes:

  • An update on the county’s economic mobility state
  • The purchase of a mobile command unit for multiple agencies to use
  • $547,770 in funding for the New Hanover County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council

The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners meets at 6 p.m. at ​​the Sandifer Administration Building, 30 Government Center Dr NE in Bolivia. The agenda includes a presentation on a classification and total compensation study and associated recommendations. View the full agenda here.

Tuesday, Apr. 19

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

  • Recommendation for adoption of the 2022-2032 Pender County Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan. Read more about it here.
  • Public hearing on rezoning 11.5 acres on U.S. Hwy 17 from residential performance to general business.
  • Approval of FY 2022-2023 Pender County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, Funding Recommendations and Board Members

The Wilmington City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Wilmington City Hall, 102 North 3rd St. Meetings can be livestreamed on GTV8 and YouTube. A few items on the agenda include:

  • Resolution supporting annexation of 4.82 acres off Middle Sound Loop Road.
  • Resolution to authorize the Downtown Business Alliance (DBA) to utilize Chestnut Street between N. 3rd and N. 2nd Streets for the service of alcoholic beverages during their inaugural Downtown Alive Concert Series.
  • Appropriation of funding for the 17th street multi-use path
  • Resolution authorizing the purchase the $11M purchase of property for city office space
  • Resolution awarding a contract to East Coast Contracting, Inc. in the amount of $7.7M for the Clear Run Branch and College Acres Drive drainage improvements and stream restoration project

New Hanover County Board of Education meets for an hour-long closed session and budget review at 5 p.m. The public can come in person, 1805 S. 13th St., or watch on YouTube.

The Town of Leland Planning Board meets at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers. People can watch from home on YouTube. Items on the agenda include:

  • A zoning recommendation for the annexing process of 16 acres off Old Fayetteville Rd, south of the Colbert Place subdivision and adjacent to the Dabney Park Subdivision, for medium-density residental
  • An application to subdivide 1,717 acres to create one commercial lot at the intersection of South Dickinson Drive and South Baxter Drive, adjacent to the Primary Care Associates building

The City of Southport Planning Board Review Committee will meet to discuss tree preservation regulations. The meeting takes place at 3 p.m. at the Fire Department Substation, 111 E. Nash St.

Wednesday, Apr. 20

The Pender County Board of Adjustment will meet at 9 a.m. at the Pender County Public Assembly Room, 805 S. Walker St. in Burgaw. There is one item on the agenda, which is a consideration of variance request for 1.13 acres in Burgaw Township.

The Town of Burgaw Beautification Committee will hold its first meeting at 9 a.m.i n the conference room at the Pender County Tourism Office, 106 E. Wilmington St. in Burgaw. 

The Town of Leland Parks and Recreation Board meets at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers. View the agenda here.

The Town of Oak Island is holding a special meeting at 10 a.m. at the Town Council Chambers, located on the second floor of the Town Hall at 4601 E Oak Island Dr. Meetings are also streamed here.

The Bald Head Island Transportation Authority will meet at 9:15 a.m. at the Southport Community Building, 223 E. Bay Street, NC, to discuss the budget.

The Design Adjustment Committee of the City of Wilmington will hold a public meeting at 1:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, City Hall, 102 North 3rd St. The agenda is to address a request for waivers for a proposed nightclub, Fermental, moving to 600 S. 17th St. in The Cargo District. Information regarding design can be found here.

Thursday, Apr. 21

The UNCW Board of Trustees committees will meet throughout the day at the Burney Center. The Audit, Risk and Compliance committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. in ballroom C; the Education Planning and Programs committee will meet at 10 a.m. in ballroom A; External Affairs will meet at 1 p.m. in ballroom A; Business Affairs will meet at 2 p.m. in ballroom C; and the Endowment Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. in ballroom A.

The New Hanover County ABC Board will meet at 9 a.m. at the general office, 6009 Market St. in Wilmington.

The City of Wilmington Board of Adjustment will meet at 1 p.m. in the Harrelson Conference Room (5th floor) located at 115 N. 3rd St. The agenda can be found here.

The Town of Burgaw Board of Adjustment will hold a special meeting for training purposes at 5:30 p.m. at the Historic Train Depot, 115 S. Dickerson St. in Burgaw.

Navassa Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m.

The Town of Southport Planning Board will meet at 6 p.m. at the Southport Community Building, 223 E. Bay Street, NC.

Friday, Apr. 22

The UNCW Board of Trustees will hold its quarterly meeting at 9 a.m. at Burney Center Ballroom A at UNCW. The agenda will include committee reports from the prior day’s meetings, old and new business and a closed session. The meeting is held in person.

Wave Transit Board of Directors will meet at 12:30 p.m. at the Wave Transit Maintenance and Operations Center, 1480 Castle Hayne Rd. A link for virtual attendance will be posted on the homepage prior to the meeting.

The Surf City Town Council will hold a council workshop at 9 a.m. at Town Hall, 214 W. Florence Way for uninterrupted council discussion. There is no public comment on the agenda; however, these meetings remain open to the public. Meeting can be livestreamed on YouTube.

The Town of Oak Island is holding a special meeting at 10 a.m. at the Town Council Chambers, located on the second floor of the Town Hall at 4601 E Oak Island Dr. Meetings are also streamed here.


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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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