Monday, April 15, 2024

The Agenda: In local government this week

City of Wilmington’s new council members will be sworn in Tuesday. (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.

Monday, Dec. 4

Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2Go will meet at 6 p.m. at Belville Town Hall, 63 River Rd SE. The agenda includes swearing in new board members, will include an RO Plant Update and a vote on the 2024 meeting calendar.

The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners will meet at 3 p.m. at 30 Government Center Dr. in Bolivia. The agenda includes Longwood Rd SRF Grant-Funded Sewer Project, to provide sewer service to underserved areas within Brunswick County, as well as replace a failing Wastewater Treatment System at Waccamaw School. Also addressed, City of Boiling Spring Lakes is requesting two of its members have representation on the sewer steering committee.

Pender County Board of Commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. at the Pender County Public Assembly Room, 805 S. Walker Street, in Burgaw. Items on the agenda include a request to approve an increase to the Membrane Plant budget by $1,289,990 and a resolution adopting the NC HWY 210 Resiliency Analysis. Meetings are livestreamed here.

Tuesday, Dec. 5

Surf City Town Council will meet at 4:30 p.m. at the Surf City Municipal Complex, 214 W. Florence Way. The meeting can be livestreamed on YouTube. A few items on the agenda include:

  • A special use permit hearing for 412 Roland Ave.
  • Swearing in of new council members
  • Peak Taphouse site plan approval

Wilmington City Council will hold an organizational meeting at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 102 N. Third St. for the purpose of swearing in new council members (read more here), recognizing outgoing members and approving the 2024 schedule of meetings. The agenda can be found here, and the meeting can be livestreamed on YouTube and GTV8.

The Pender County Planning Board will take place at 6 p.m. at Pender County Public Assembly Room, 805 S. Walker Street, in Burgaw. A rezoning request will be heard regarding three parcels, 59 acres, from the rural agricultural, zoning district to the conditional zoning district 4, in the Grady Township. The agenda can be accessed here; meetings are livestreamed here.

The Carolina Beach Board of Adjustment will meet at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, 1121 N. Lake Park Blvd. The agenda includes one item, a variance to the required 25-foot front yard setback for 311 Spencer Farlow Drive.

Brunswick County Board of Education will meet in the Conference Room of the Center of Applied Sciences and Technology (COAST), 1109 Old Ocean Hwy, in Bolivia,  at 6 p.m. Items on the agenda include approval of budget calendar and bidirectional amplification system. Meetings can be livestreamed here.

New Hanover County Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. at the NHC Board of Education Center. The agenda includes the election of the board chair and vice chair, policy amendments and the 2024-2025 budget calendar. Meetings can be livestreamed here

Wednesday, Dec. 6

The ILM Airport Authority will meet at 5 p.m. in the ILM Executive Conference Room, to go over staff reports and expansion updates. The agenda can be accessed here.

North Topsail Beach Board of Aldermen will meet at 11 a.m. at town hall, 2008 Loggerhead Court. The meeting can be livestreamed here. A few items on the agenda include:

  • Consideration of entering into a financing contract for $8 million for a new fire station. Read PCD coverage here.
  • Presentation of the 2022-2023 audit
  • Swearing in of new aldermen

The Cape Fear Utility Authority will hold two meetings on Wednesday. The first will consist of the finance committee at 9 a.m. and will take place at 230 Government Center Dr. The agenda includes a $1 million construction contract with State Utility Contractors, Inc. for the FY 2024’s Find-It Fix-It Water and Sewer Repairs Project. At 10 a.m the executive committee meets; its agenda includes the executive director’s report and 2024 meeting resolution. 

Town of Leland Parks and Recreation board will meet at 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Dr. An agenda was not posted by press.

City of Wilmington Planning Commission meets at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers, City Hall, 102 North 3rd Street, 2nd floor. The meeting can be streamed here and the agenda includes two items:

  • Rezoning of urban mixed-use district to community business for a Circle K to come to Dawson and 17th streets (read more here)
  • Amend a city code, chapter 18, to define and exempt bona fide farms in excess of 10 acres from certain zoning and permitting requirements

Thursday, Dec. 7

Town of Leland Economic Development Committee will meet at 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Dr. Barnes Sutton will present an economic development report; the agenda is here.

The New Hanover County Planning Board will meet at 6 p.m. at the New Hanover County Historic Courthouse, 24 3rd St., at 6 p.m. The agenda includes a rezoning request by Cindee Wolf with Design Solu:ons, applicant, to rezone approximately 2.0 acres of a 7.8 acre-parcel at  4224 Castle Hayne Road, zoned residential to regional business for a contractor office. The board will also hear a Western Bank Study Presentation. Read previous PCD coverage here.

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners agenda review meeting takes place at 4 p.m. at New Hanover County Government Center, Conference Room 138, 230 Government Center Dr.

Pender County Technical Review Committee will meet at 9 a.m. at the Pender County Public Assembly Room. It will discuss two rezonings: one is a master development plan application in concurrence with the rezoning proposal for a subdivision consisting of 96 residential dwelling units. The other consists of a rezoning from the rural agriculture to general business for a proposed retail store. The agenda can be accessed here.

The Southport Board of Aldermen will have a 1 p.m. board meeting at the community building. An agenda was not posted by press; meetings can be livstreamed here.

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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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