Thursday, January 27, 2022

The Agenda: WMPO talks bike lanes in Gordon Road Widening Project, Town of Leland will address annexations

Wilmington Urban Area MPO’s Technical Coordinating Committee will have a meeting at 10 a.m. in the 4th Floor Technology Conference Room, 305 Chestnut St. One item of discussion will be on encouraging the N.C. Department of Transportation to include additional bicycle and pedestrian facilities in the design for the Gordon Road Widening Project. (Port City Daily/Shea Carver)

Tuesday, Jan. 11

The New Hanover County Board of Education Policy Committee, which works to develop and revise the policy guide that directs the school system, meets at 9 a.m. at the BOE Center, 1805 S. 13th St. The public can watch remotely on the school district’s YouTube channel. The agenda includes reviews of the Title IX policies, the superintendent contract and workplace rules, such as dress and appearance, the discrimination and harassment policy and the staff-student relations policy.

Leland Town Council joins for an agenda meeting at 10 a.m. in town hall, 102 Town Hall Dr. The agenda includes two annexations and council orientation. The meeting can be streamed on YouTube.

The Town of Burgaw Board of Commissioners will meet at 4:30 p.m. at the Historic Train Depot, 115 S. Dickerson St. Items on the agenda include an update on the current town projects and the west side trail and parks plan.

The Pender County Board of Education meets at 6 p.m. at the Katherine Herring Resource Center Board Room, 798 U.S. Hwy. 117 S in Burgaw. The meeting can be streamed here. The agenda includes a district Covid-19 protocol discussion, substitute pay increase, and a vote on the masking policy.

The Town of Kure Beach Shoreline Access and Beach Protection Committee rescheduled its meeting from Jan. 4 to Jan. 11, 5 p.m., at Town Hall, 117 Settlers Ln. Committee initiatives include Adopt-A-Beach, Beach Booster Form and TOKB Sponsorship Policy.

The Town of Carolina Beach Council will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at 1121 N. Lake Park Blvd. A few items on the agenda include:

  • Request to hold the Superb Beach Soccer Tournament from May 20, 2022 through May 22, 2022.
  • Conditional Zonings on two multifamily projects: one consisting of eight townhome units located at 905 Basin Rd.; the other to have nine townhome units located at 406, 408, and 410 Canal Dr.
  • NC DOT easement on Hamlet to accommodate the up-fit of an US 421 stoplight
  • Addition of turn lane on Dow Road

The Town of Oak Island will meet at 6 p.m. in council chambers, 4601 E Oak Island Dr. Meetings can be viewed on the town’s YouTube channel. A few items on the agenda include:

  • Consideration of scheduling two meetings to discuss beach nourishment (project planning, funding and enforcement of regulations)
  • Consideration of a request for a business license for OKI Paddle Company, LLC
  • Consideration of creating an ad hoc committee to review the Unified Development Ordinance
  • Consideration of adopting the NC 211-East Greenway Feasibility Report

The City of Southport Board of Alderman will have a special workshop retreat, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., at the Southport Community Building, 223 E. Bay St. The meeting will be held to plan for the FY 2022-2023 year and review existing policies and procedures; review the packet here. The meeting can be streamed on YouTube

The City of Southport Forestry Committee will hold a meeting at 5 p.m. at the Indian Trail Meeting Hall, 113 W. Moore St. Afterward, the City of Southport Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 12

The City of Southport ABC Board will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Indian Trail Meeting Hall, 113 W. Moore St.

The Brunswick County Board of Education is holding a work session at 8:30 a.m. to discuss infrastructure solutions. Due to space limitations, the district is not allowing the public to attend the workshop in person. However, interested viewers can watch remotely here.

The Town of Leland Tourism Development Authority meets at 4 p.m. in town hall, 102 Town Hall Dr. A few items from the agenda include:

  • Rice Festival grant application
  • Leland in Lights grant status report and NC Eat and Play analytics
  • Proposal to advertise in Our State magazine

Wilmington Urban Area MPO’s Technical Coordinating Committee will meet at 10 a.m. in the 4th Floor Technology Conference Room, 305 Chestnut St. A few items from the agenda include adopting the organization’s strategic plan and encouraging the N.C. Department of Transportation to include additional bicycle and pedestrian facilities in the design for the Gordon Road Widening Project.

Thursday, Jan. 13

The Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen will meet at 5:30 p.m. in council chambers, 321 Causeway Dr. A few items on the agenda include appointments to local committees and boards, discussion on ARPA funding, and the town’s sanitation services, including reducing residential collection for one-day-a-week.

The Town of Carolina Beach Planning and Zoning Commission will meet Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at 1121 N. Lake Park Blvd. The commission will appoint a chair and discuss a text amendment to increase the density in the Neighborhood Business (NB) zoning district, add multi-family uses to the Neighborhood Business (NB) zoning district, and allow parking areas serving the use to be located in a different zoning district.

The City of Wilmington Historic Preservation Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall, 102 3rd St. The agenda includes requests for modifications to three residential properties in the historic district. The public can catch the meeting in person or on YouTube or the city website.

The Town of Leland Council is joining for its regular meeting at 6 p.m. in town hall. A few items on the agenda include: 

  • Resolution to allow possession and consumption of malt beverages and unfortified wine at Town of Leland Parks and facilities for certain 2022 special events
  • ​​Ordinance to extend corporate limits of the Town of Leland through a voluntary annexation request
  • Mayor appointments of council liaison and an alternate

The City of Southport Board of Alderman will have a meeting, 6 p.m., at the Southport Community Building, 223 E. Bay St. The meeting can be streamed on YouTube. A few items on the agenda include: 

  • Authorization for staff to secure bids for a street sweeper 
  • Major subdivision review: Lookout Point 
  • St. Philip’s Episcopal Church land swap 

Friday, Jan. 14

The New Hanover County Board of Education is holding a special meeting at 3 p.m. in the BOE Center to discuss censuring member Judy Justice based on allegations that she shared knowledge of a personnel matter with a person not legally entitled to the information, which would be a violation of state law and the board’s ethics code. Read Port City Daily’s full story on the upcoming censure vote here.


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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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