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Carolina Beach Town Council will meet Tuesday. (Port City Daily/Alexandria Sands Williams)

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, June 27

The Southport Planning Board Review Committee will meet at 4:30 p.m. Indian Trail Meeting Hall 113 West Moore Street to discuss two rezoning requests.

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 28

The Carolina Beach Town Council will meet at 6 p.m. for a budget workshop in council chambers at 1121 N. Lake Park Blvd. The board meeting can be livestreamed on here. The agenda includes:

  • Presentation by the bike/ped committee regarding the 2025 DOT Resurfacing Project 
  • Presentation by the beautification committee 
  • Traffic calming opportunities 
  • Appropriate funds for marina phase III project

The Leland Planning Board will meet at 6 p.m. at 102 Town Hall Dr. Meetings are streamed on YouTube. The agenda includes multiple zoning requests and amendments to the code of ordinances. 

Wednesday, June 29

The Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Board will meet at 3 p.m. in the 6th floor conference room at 320 Chestnut St. The meeting can be livestreamed via Zoom. A few items on the agenda include:

  • A resolution requesting NCDOT to explore extending the proposed future I-685 from Dunn to Wilmington. Read PCD coverage here.
  • Discussion about the initial draft for the 2024-2033 STIP. Read PCD coverage here.
  • A presentation of the Town of Kure Beach Bike/Ped Plan

Thursday, June 30

The New Hanover County Airport Authority will hold a special meeting at 8 a.m. in the Executive Conference Room located in the New Hanover County Airport, 1740 Airport Blvd. in Wilmington. The purpose is to consider an expansion of business in the local area but will be held in closed session.

The Village of Bald Head Island will have a special meeting at 2 p.m. No agenda was posted in regard to the meeting. To join via Zoom, click here and type in meeting ID 837 8666 2695, followed by passcode 216006.

The Pender County Board of Education will meet at 3 p.m. at the Dr. Katherine Herring Resource Center, 798 U.S. Hwy. 117 in Burgaw. The meeting can be livestreamed on YouTube. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and address items such as end-of-year budget amendments, end-of-year purchases, facilities repair & upkeep and an HVAC assessment from Cheatham and Associates.


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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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