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Saturday, May 25, 2024

The Agenda: City to consider extension of ‘Black Lives Do Matter’ art installation

The City of Wilmington will consider the extension. of the Black Lives Do Matter art installation in Jervay Park. (Port City Daily/Alexandria Sands Williams)

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — 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, Sept. 19 

The Carolina Beach Town Council will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. in the town council chambers at 1121 North Lake Park Boulevard. The purpose of this meeting is to go into closed session to discuss an attorney/client matter, to consider amending the adopted Resolution 22-2270, to correct a typographical error and adopting an amended resolution.

The Brunswick County Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. in commissioners chambers at the Sandifer Administration Building at 30 Government Center Drive in Bolivia, North Carolina. A few items on the agenda include:

  • Request the board approve additional staff, materials, and equipment, explore the use of contractors, for valve operation and water quality testing to facilitate the construction of current and upcoming new subdivision projects, water line relocation, and new construction projects; hydrant testing; tap installation; and the installation of an increased number of residential and irrigation meters
  • Request members of the Brunswick County Substance Use and Addiction Commission be allowed to present the latest local and state data and trends of substance misuse to the board
  • Request public hearing to receive comments regarding a proposed economic development incentive from Brunswick County in the amount of $270,000 to Precision Swiss Products, Inc., and after consideration of approving the incentive agreement

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

  • Continued discussion of proposed draft Kure Beach film permit application.
  • Read coverage from PCD here.  
  • Update on the Fort Fisher/ K Avenue crosswalk (CRRSSA)
  • Proposed text amendments to KBC 5.08 soliciting, peddling, and begging. Read coverage from PCD here.
  • Update on the Public Works Building 
  • Discussion on private beach access points

The Pender County Board of Commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. in the public assembly room, 805 S. Walker St. The meeting can be livestreamed online. A few items on the agenda include:

  • Approval of lease and purchase order for 30 Axon body-worn cameras in the amount of $20,522.62 per year for five years
  • Resolution providing Pender County to become a member of the American Flood Coalition
  • Approve state loan and grant funding resolution and application for reverse osmosis water plant project. Read coverage from PCD here.

The Wilmington City Council will hold an agenda briefing at 8:30 a.m. at city hall, 102 N. 3rd St. The meeting can be livestreamed on GTV8 or YouTube.

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. at the New Hanover County Historic Courthouse, 24 N. 3rd St. The meeting can be livestreamed on NHCTVYouTube or the county website. A few items on the agenda include:

  • An update about Port City United
  • Consideration of a comprehensive program to address homelessness, in conjunction with the City of Wilmington. Read coverage from PCD here.
  • Consideration of an interlocal agreement with CFPUA for northern New Hanover County

Tuesday, Sept. 20 

The New Hanover County School Board will host a town hall from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Board of Education Center at 1805 South 13th Street. The meeting can be livestreamed on YouTube. Participants will have the option to ask board members questions either in-person or virtually. 

The Brunswick County School Board will have several committee meetings beginning at 9 a.m. in the boardroom of the Brunswick County Schools Administrative Offices located at 35 Referendum Drive, Bolivia, NC. The committees scheduled to meet include operations, curriculum/policy, and finance/HR. The meetings can be livestreamed on the BCS website.

The Town of 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 N. 3rd St. The meeting can be livestreamed on GTV8 or YouTube. A few items on the agenda include:

  • An ordinance amending City Code Section 5-31, “Soliciting business in streets,” and Section 6-16, “Begging or soliciting alms, contributions, goods, or services by intimidation.” Read PCD coverage on panhandling here.
  • A resolution extending the period of the message ’Black Lives Do Matter: End Racism Now’ and authorizing the city manager to execute an addendum to the agreement for Jervay Memorial Park. Read PCD coverage here.
  • Resolution authorizing the city manager to enter into an interlocal agreement with New Hanover County to create a pilot program aimed at addressing the needs of the homeless population. Read coverage from PCD here.

The NHC Health and Human Services Historically Marginalized Population Subcommittee will meet at 10 a.m. at the HHS building, 1650 Greenfield St., multipurpose room A. The public can also listen in by calling 336-218-2051, then entering 266 960 358 311# as the meeting ID.

Wednesday, Sept. 21

The Wrightsville Beach Ad Hoc Committee will meet 4 p.m. in Wrightsville Beach Town Hall council chambers, 321 Causeway Drive. The agenda includes:

  • Review of issues identified in John Wessell’s email 
  • Review of info on encroachments from Carolina Beach and Kure Beach 

The Bald Head Island Transportation Authority will meet at 9:15 a.m at Indian Trail Meeting Hall, 113 West Moore Street to discuss the BHITA budget. 

The Town of Burgaw Beautification Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Historic Train Depot, 115 S. Dickerson St.

The Pender County Board of Adjustment will meet at 9 a.m. at the Hampstead Annex Auditorium, 15060 U.S. Hwy 17 in Hampstead. The agenda includes the appeal of the Wyndwater developer asking for the reversal of the planning board’s denial of his revision plan. Read PCD coverage here.

Thursday, Sept. 22

The NC Ports board of commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. in the board room in the N.C. Maritime Building, 2202 Burnett Blvd. Public is welcome to attend. 

Wave Transit (Cape Fear Public Transportation) will be held at 12:30 p.m. at Forden Station, 505 Cando St. Those who cannot appear in person can meet virtually here. There will be a public comment period, limited to 5 minutes each.  An agenda was not posted by press.

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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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