Thursday, December 1, 2022

The Agenda: Items discussed in local government this week

Wilmington City Council meets this week to discuss numerous items of business, including a rezoning of 50 acres on 17th St. (Port City Daily/File)

Monday, July 18

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 GTV8 and YouTube.

The Kure Beach Town Council will hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m. at 117 Settlers Lane. The meeting can be livestreamed here. The agenda includes continued discussion of when to allow dogs on the beach, along with committee updates. 

The Southport Planning and Zoning Board and Board of Alderman will hold a joint workshop at 6 p.m. in the Southport Community Building, 223 East Bay St. They will review the results from the two impact analyses that were completed regarding the proposed Indigo Plantation Phase 2 project. The livestream can be viewed here. Catch up on previous PCD reporting here.

​​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 can be found here. 

  • Request commissioners to approve agreement for the purchase of the 911 Center’s primary and backup recording systems to replace the existing system that is at its end of life — valued at $181,340 and 82% funded by the state, as part of the approved FY22 budget.
  • Request commissioners authorize the chairman and clerk to execute the contract with the Harper Corporation-GC for $774,900 for the construction of the Sea Trail WWTP improvements project and associated budget amendment. 
  • Request commissioners authorize the chairman and clerk to execute Professional Services contract with Withers-Ravenel in the amount of $331,000 for engineering services, construction administration, and grant administration associated with the grant funded Navassa Waterline Replacement project.

Tuesday, July 19

The New Hanover County Board of Education will host a town hall at 5 p.m. at the Board of Education Center, 1805 S. 13th St. The meetings are livestreamed here

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

  • A presentation on public safety and panhandling
  • A public hearing to rezone 50.17 acres located at 3152 S. 17th St. from Office & Institutional district to medium and high-density residential to allow for a residential development
  • Three ordinances and resolutions to accept additional Surface Transportation Block Grant money as well as the local matches for three projects: $1.5-million for Hook Road multi-use path; $662,500 for the Hinton Avenue multi-use path; and $812,500 for the Wrightsville Avenue and Greenville Avenue intersection improvement project.
  • Resolution authorizing the sealed bid sale of 1110 Castle St. Read PCD coverage here and here.

The Brunswick County Board of Education will hold Curriculum/Policy Committee, Operations Committee and Finance/HR Committee meetings consecutively starting at 9 p.m. in the conference room of the Center of Applied Sciences and Technology at 1109 Old Ocean Hwy, Bolivia, NC. The meeting can be livestreamed here. 

Wednesday, July 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. The meeting can be livestreamed here. The agenda includes a request from Surf City Farm to appeal an administrative decision, which found that selling produce grown on other farms does not fall under the bona-fide farm exemption established by North Carolina General Statutes and is thus subject to local zoning requirements.

The City of Wilmington Design and Adjustment Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall, 102 N. 3rd St. Items on the agenda include request for waivers from street right-of-way standards on The Avenue and waiver from collector street standards for a proposed mixed-use, Center Point, 541 Eastwood Rd.  

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

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

  • Consideration of creating a deputy chief position and deputy fire chief position, and approving the pay and class scale.
  • Discussion/direction on the McKim and Creed proposal for water line improvements in order to purchase all Water from Cape Fear Public Utility Authority in the future and approve resolution 2275 approving the contract. Consider adoption of budget ordinance 572-B approving a budget adjustment in the amount of $75,000 to fund the proposal.
  • Conduct a public hearing to consider a request from 1 Stone Street Partners, LLC, located at 4 North Lumina Avenue for a mixed use permit to add three residential units and one storage unit above the Tower 7 Restaurant. Read more here.

The Town Leland Tourism Authority will meet at 4 p.m. in town hall. Items on the agenda include approving a grant contract for an amphitheater in Founders Park.

Thursday, July 21

The City of Wilmington Board of Adjustment will meet at 1 p.m. in the Harrelson Building, 115 North 3rd St. The meeting can be livestreamed on GTV8 and YouTube. A few items on the agenda include:

  • A variance to the minimum side street setback for a new build in the Office and Institutional district at 1010 Ashes Dr.
  • A variance to building height minimum requirements in the Central Business District at 319 Walnut St.
  • A variance to the maximum number of wall signs per unit and to the maximum sign area per unit for a property in the Community Business Conditional district at 3846 and 3852 Carolina Beach Rd.

The Topsail Beach Beach Inlet Sound Committee will meet at 2 p.m. The meeting can be livestreamed on the Topsail Beach website.

The Oak Island Planning Board will meet in council chambers at 10:30 a.m. at town hall, 4601 East Oak Island Dr. Meetings are livestreamed here. The agenda includes:

  • Proposed zoning map amendment from R-7 to medium density
  • Proposed text amendments to code of ordinances

The Southport Planning and Zoning Board will meet at 6 p.m. in the Southport Community Building, 223 East Bay St. 

The Town of Leland will hold a council meeting at 6 p.m. at town hall, 102 Town Hall Dr. Meetings are streamed on YouTube. The agenda includes:

  • Accepting the donation of right-of-way remnant property from the North Carolina Department of Transportation
  • Multiple stormwater performance security agreements for various subdivisions and developments
  • Multiple voluntary annexations, including Malmo Ventures, LLC, Thomas Klutz, Paul Klutz, and The Estate of Glenna Marinaro
  • Appropriating $3.5 million from the general fund to the Property Acquisition Capital Project Fund for the funding of future land purchases 

The Town of Navassa will hold a council meeting at 7:30 p.m. at town hall, 334 Main St. An agenda was not posted as of press.

The CFCC Board of Trustees will hold a meeting at 5 p.m. at Union Station, 502 N Front St. An agenda was not posted as of press.

The New Hanover County ABC Board will meet at 9 a.m. at 6009 Market St. An agenda was not posted as of press.

The North Carolina State Ports Authority Human Resources Committee will meet at 4 p.m. in the Board Room of the North Carolina Maritime Building, 2202 Burnett Blvd.


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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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