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Every Monday Port City Daily shares 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, Apr. 4

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners meets at 4 p.m. in the historic courthouse, 24 N 3rd St. in Wilmington. Watch the meeting remotely here. The agenda includes:

  • A second reading of an ordinance to prohibit camping out on county-owned property, which is intended to address issues of homelessness at the downtown library. In the first reading, commissioners voted 4-1 to adopt the ordinance without a $50 fine (Read more here.)
  • A request to purchase a wooded area for a future fire station in the Gordon Road area to accommodate growth
  • A rezoning request for 5 acres of land on Sidbury Road for a storage facility (Read more here.)
  • A rezoning request for 6 acres on Carolina Beach Road for a 48-unit townhome community
  • A rezoning request for nearly 30 acres at Hermitage Road for warehousing and office flex space and a nursery

The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners meets at 3 p.m. on the first floor of the David R. Sandifer Administration Building, 30 Government Center Dr. in Bolivia. Items on the agenda include:

  • A request for the board to sign off on the Brunswick Community College budget
  • An application for funding from the Division of Soil and Water Streamflow Rehabilitation Assistance Program to remove debris from several streams throughout the county
  • A presentation and consideration of strategies to better address countywide transportation

The Pender County Board of Commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. in the Pender County Public Assembly Room, 805 S. Walker St. in Burgaw. Meetings can be livestreamed here. The agenda includes:

  • An update on the new law enforcement center
  • Approval of a state loan and grant funding resolution and application for Reverse Osmosis Water Plant Project
  • A request to terminate an easement that runs through the BASF property Seefried is purchasing

The Wilmington City Council will hold an agenda briefing at 8:30 a.m. in council chambers, 102 North 3rd St. Meetings can be livestreamed on G8TV or YouTube.

The Southport Planning Board Review Committee will meet at 10 a.m. at the Indian Trail Meeting Hall, 113 W. Moore St., to reivew a proposed amendment to parking regulations in the development ordinance.

Southport Board of Aldermen will host a special town hall meeting at 6 p.m. at the Community Building, 223 E. Bay St. The public will have an opportunity to be involved in the discussion of the proposed Indigo Plantation Phase 2 Project. There will be exhibits, a presentation by the developer, public comment, and a questions-and-answers session.

Tuesday, Apr. 5

New Hanover County Board of Education’s regular meeting starts at 4 p.m. with a work session on the strategic plan and yearly budget. There will then be a public comment period, a review of the district’s seclusion practices and an hour-long closed session. Other items on the agenda thereafter include:

  • Another review of the district’s seclusion practices
  • A contract for renovations at Rachel Freeman School of Engineering to create a security vestibule
  • An update on the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The Brunswick County Board of Education’s regular meeting is at 6 p.m. at The COAST, 1109 Old Ocean Hwy in Bolivia. The meeting will also be broadcast live here. Items on the agenda include:

  • An agreement to expand a partnership with paws4people facility dogs
  • The monthly state-required vote on the district’s masking protocols

The Pender County Planning Board will meet at 7 p.m. in the Pender County Public Assembly Room, 805 S. Walker St. in Burgaw. Meetings can be livestreamed here. The agenda includes:

  • A master development plan revision for Wyndwater subdivision
  • A rezoning of 2.2 acres near Scotts Loop Road and U.S. Highway 17 from residential performance to general business district

The Wilmington City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 102 North 3rd St. Meetings can be livestreamed on G8TV or YouTube. The agenda includes:

  • An ordinance approving the employee compensation pay plan changes. (Read more about it here.)
  • A resolution authorizing the city manager to sign an agreement for a North Carolina State Direct Grant to conduct rail studies
  • An ordinance appropriating $750,000 from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety for a North Carolina State Direct Grant to continue the Opioid Pilot Program

The Wilmington Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. at WHA Central Office, 1524 South 16th St.

The Belville Planning Board meets for a public hearing on proposed text amendments to bring the minimum housing code into compliance with North Carolina General Statutes. There will also be a discussion amongst the board on zoning and an update on the Brunswick Blueprint. The meeting will take place in the Commissioners’ Chambers, 63 River Rd.

Wednesday, Apr. 6

The Wilmington Airport Authority will meet at 5 p.m. at the ILM Conference Room, 1740 Airport Blvd. The agenda includes:

  • Approval of a $2.8-million contract to Monteith Construction for continued terminal renovations
  • Approval for a work authorization to AVCON, Inc. for $97,196 to perform a topographic and physical survey and geotechnical testing to be used in the design of a new revenue parking lot and future improvements to Airport Boulevard
  • A closed session to discuss the expansion of industries and economic development

The NHC-City Workforce Housing Advisory Committee will meet at 3 p.m. at 230 Government Center Dr. in Wilmington. The agenda includes a presentation of the by-laws amendment process.

The North Topsail Beach Board of Aldermen will meet at 11 a.m. at town hall, 2008 Loggerhead Court. The meeting can be livestreamed here. The agenda includes a Coastal Engineer update, a proposal to consider stricter requirements for constructing swimming pools between houses and the beach, and a proposal for Onslow County Beach Access #4 dune repair.

The City of Wilmington Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers at City Hall, 102 North 3rd St. Public hearings will be held for seven rezoning requests. 

Thursday, Apr. 7

The Leland Economic Development Committee meets at 6 p.m. in town hall, 102 Town Hall Dr. View the agenda here.

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


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Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands is a journalist covering New Hanover County and education. Before Port City Daily, she reported for the award-winning State Port Pilot in Southport. She graduated from UNC Charlotte and wrote for several Charlotte publications while there. When not writing, Williams is most likely in the gym, reading or spending time with her Golden Pyrenees. Reach her at alexandria@localdailymedia.com or on Twitter @alexsands_

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