Friday, April 12, 2024

The Agenda: NCDOT prioritization update, RV park text amendment

A text amendment request by Michael Faulkner with Castle Hayne Farm Park is asking for RV Park allowances to be reduced from 25 RVs to eight to help with the traveling nurse influx. (Port City Daily/File)

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.

Tuesday, May 30

Bald Head’s Commercial Area Planning Task Force will meet at 2 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Department of Public Safety Building, 273 Edward Teach Ext. the purpose is to review and discuss BHI Commercial Design Guidelines and Draft for future action. The public is invited in person or via Zoom, accessible here. Public comment will be open during the meeting and limited to 3 minutes per person.

The New Hanover Schools Board of Education will hold its agenda review meeting at 2 p.m. at the Board of Education Center, 1805 South 13th St. Beforehand at 1 p.m., it has called a special meeting to go into closed session — pursuant to N.C.G.S. 143-318.11(a)(1) and (3) to prevent the disclosure of student records rendered confidential under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. 1232g; and to consult with the board’s attorney and preserve the attorney-client privilege. The board may take action, according to the public notice.

The Wilmington Housing Authority Community Outreach and Resident Services Committee will meet at 3 p.m. at Glover Plaza, 1402 Little John Circle in Wilmington.

Wednesday, May 31

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

  • An NCDOT project update presentation
  • Resolution approving WMPO’s direct attributable project submittal guidelines and scoring criteria
  • NCDOT prioritization 7.0 update

The Town of Burgaw Beautification Committee will hold a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the Historic Train Depot, 115 S. Dickerson St. to discuss upcoming projects.

Thursday, June 1

The New Hanover County Planning Board will meet at 6 p.m. at the NHC Historic Courthouse, 316 Princess St. in Wilmington. The meeting can be livestreamed on NHCTV and YouTube. A few items on the agenda include:

  • A text amendment request by Michael Faulkner with Castle Hayne Farm Park to amend the unified development ordinance pertaining to campground/RV parks.
  • A rezoning request for 17.9 acres at  4012 Castle Hayne Road from R-20 (residential) to CZD (commercial services) for a commercial business park with 95,500 square feet industrial flex space
  • A rezoning request for 23 acres currently light industrial and 49.38 acres light industrial and R-15 at at 5210 Holly Shelter Road and 5735 Blue Clay Road to residential multi-family low-density for 521 residential units

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

The Wilmington Housing Authority Finance and Development Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the WHA main office, 1524 S. 16th St. in Wilmington.

Friday, June 2

The Southport Board of Aldermen will hold an agenda review and workshop at 9 a.m. at Indian Trail Meeting Hall, 113 W. Moore St. An agenda was not posted by press.

The N.C. State Port Authority has opened public comments for its planned project to improve vehicular congestion and transportation efficiency with a new intermodal facility. Port of Wilmington is proposing to construct a dedicated area for loading and discharging containers on and off the rail, to include four, 1,250-foot dedicated rail sidings on 9.7 paved acres around the existing sidings to provide storage and transfer areas on both sides of the new rail tracks. Three specialized and dedicated reach stackers will be deployed to load and unload rail cars with extra reach for the inner rail track. A secure area near the US Customs and Border Protection required radiation portals will provide for secondary inspections to allow for safe and secure loading and discharging of container boxes (to and from trains) in the container yard. The project will help to divert nearly 250,000 container boxes from trucks to rail over the next decade. Construction is anticipated to begin in January 2024 and finish in early 2025. All feedback can be sent to Todd Walton at or 910-746-6460 through June 12.

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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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