Friday, June 2, 2023

The Agenda: Updated MOU on Project Grace, improvements to boardwalk in Kure Beach

Kure Beach town council will discuss improvements on Ocean Front Boardwalk at the council meeting Monday. (Port City Daily/File)

Every Monday Port City Daily shares 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, June 20

The Wilmington City Council will hold an agenda briefing at 8:30 a.m. at city hall, 102 North 3rd St. The meeting can be livestreamed on G8TV and YouTube.

The Wrightsville Beach Board of Alderman will meet at 5:30 p.m. in council chambers located at 321 Causeway Drive. Watch the livestream here. 

The Kure Beach Town Council will meet at 6 p.m. in council chambers at at 117 Settlers Lane. The agenda includes:

  • Adoption of the FY22-23 Proposed Budget Ordinance and Fee Schedule 
  • Budget Amendment 22-14: Potential transfer of $50,000 from the General Fund to the Beach Protection Fund
  • Budget Amendment 22-15: Potential garbage truck purchase totaling $350,000.
  • Discussion on parking at the Disc Golf Course
  • Discussion on improvements to the Ocean Front Boardwalk 

The Southport Parks and Recreation Committee will meet at 11 a.m. in the Southport Community Building at 223 E. Bay Street to hear public input on the new parks and recreation master plan.

The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners meets at 6 p.m. for its regular meeting in the commissioner’s chambers at 30 Government Center Dr. The agenda includes:

  • Request the board to appropriate and transfer $7,000,000 to the water capital reserve to undesignated to fund future planned projects
  • Request approval to purchase 5 ambulance cots as approved in the fiscal year 22 budget  
  • Request approval a resolution on the agreement of conditions for the Governor Highway Safety Program grant — allowing the creation of a traffic unit. The grant includes three positions, vehicles, and approved equipment; federal funds will cover 85% of the cost in the first year, with a 15% county match requirement. 

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners meet at 9 a.m. at the historic county courthouse, 24 S. Third St., room 301. The meeting can be streamed here. Items on the agenda include:

  • Approving bid for construction of Northern Regional Park Multi-use Trail
  • Transferring a parcel to a nonprofit organization to construct workforce housing
  • Consideration of $1.6 million loan to WHA. Read more here.
  • Consideration of updated MOU for Project Grace. Read more here.
  • Resolution to adopt rule that extends no-wake zone in Bradley Creek

The Belville Board of Commissioners meet at 6:30 p.m. at 63 River Rd. An agenda was not posted as of press. The Town of Belville’s YouTube channel is here.

Tuesday, June 21

The Wilmington City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 102 North 3rd St. The meeting can be livestreamed on G8TV and YouTube. The agenda includes:

  • An update on opioid litigation money
  • A public hearing to rezone 1415 and 1417 42nd St. from residential to regional business to allow an existing hair salon and nightclub to open a plant shop
  • A second reading and final vote of the city’s fiscal year 2022-2023 budget. Read PCD coverage here and here.
  • A resolution and ordinance that, if approved, will allocate $1.85 million in gap financing toward an affordable housing project for seniors on Middle Sound Loop Road. Read PCD coverage here.

The Pender County Board of Commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. at 805 S. Walker St. in Burgaw. The meeting can be livestreamed here. The agenda includes:

  • Public information on Wave Transit’s RideMicro Service
  • Approval of a contract order for audit services
  • Award $328,000 contract to 274 Construction Group Inc. for construction of Pender Commerce Park Water and Sewer expansion project 

The Surf City Beautification and Enhancement Committee will meet at 4:30 p.m. at the Surf City Municipal Complex, 214 W. Florence Way.

The Surf City Tourism, Promotion and Special Events subcommittee will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the Surf City Municipal Complex, 214 W. Florence Way.

The Surf City Parks and Rec Advisory Committee will meet at 3 p.m. at the Surf City Municipal Complex, 214 W. Florence Way.

The New Hanover County School Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. to go into closed session at the board of education center, 1805 S. 13th St. At 5 p.m. the meeting will open to the public, with agenda items including: 

  • Budget recommendation
  • Contracts with NHC school nurses and school-based mental health therapists
  • Legal services update

NCDEQ will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. at CFCC Union Station, 1st floor auditorium, 411 N. Front St. in Wilmington. The purpose is to allow the community to provide feedback on a draft permit for Chemours. Speaker registration begins at 5 p.m.

The Brunswick County Water and Sewer H2GO Board will meet at 6 p.m. at Belville Town Hall, 63 River Rd. The agenda includes utility information pipeline business review, an RO water treatment project update and a policy on pool adjustments.

Thursday, June 23

The Topsail Island Shoreline Protection Commission will meet at 2 p.m. at North Topsail Beach Town Hall, 2008 Loggerhead Court. The agenda was not posted by press time. The meeting can be livestreamed via a link on the homepage.

The N.C. Ports Board of Directors will meet in person, 9 a.m., at the board room of the N.C. Maritime Building, 2202 Burnett Blvd. It’s open to the public. An agenda was not posted as of press.

The Town of Leland will hold a special council meeting at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. at Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Dr. Meetings are streamed on YouTube. An agenda was not posted as of press.

NCDEQ will hold a virtual public hearing at 6 p.m. to allow the community to provide feedback on a draft permit for Chemours. The meeting can be accessed via a WebEx link. Speakers must register to speak by noon Thursday via an online form.

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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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