Saturday, April 20, 2024

The Agenda: Kure Beach to increase lifeguard pay, Carolina Beach parking update

Located at the south end of Pleasure Island, Kure Beach consists of a few small businesses and homes (Port City Daily/Michael Praats)

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — It may feel impossible to keep up with local issues while they’re still being worked out.

Getting involved early in the policy-making process can help ensure the community’s input is heard before it’s too late to chime in.

You may not even need to attend (in person or virtually) to make sure your perspective is taken into consideration. Oftentimes, sending an email to government officials to be considered a public comment pertaining to a particular item can put your voice into the record.

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, Apr. 25

The Burgaw Fire Department will hold a public input session at 6 p.m. at the fire station, 109 N. Walker St. to discuss the proposed tax rate increase in the Pender Central Fire District from $0.09 to $0.11.

The Town of Kure Beach will host its town council meeting at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at 117 Settlers Ln. A few items on the agenda include:

  • An update on the Carolina Beach/Kure Beach Sewer Authority and adoption of rates for fiscal year 2023
  • A $13,389 budget amendment to increase the hourly pay for lifeguards

The Town of Belville Board of Commissioners will meet at 6:30 p.m., 63 River Rd. The agenda includes updates on town projects, the adoption of the town’s safety plan and next fiscal year’s drafted budget.

Tuesday, Apr. 26

The Town of Carolina Beach will meet at 9 a.m. in council chambers at 1121 N. Lake Park Blvd. Items on the agenda include:

  • A presentation on department budget highlights
  • An update on Pivot Parking
  • A discussion on adding portable restrooms to some beach accesses

The Town of Oak Island will hold a special meeting at 10 a.m. The agenda wasn’t posted as of press. It will meet in council chambers on the second floor of the Town Hall, at 4601 E. Oak Island Dr.

The Town of Burgaw Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. at the Historic Train Depot, 115 S. Dickerson St. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the annual budget.

Wednesday, Apr. 27

The Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization will meet at 2 p.m. in the board room at Wilmington International Airport, located at 1740 Airport Blvd. The agenda can be found here, and the meeting can be livestreamed here.

Thursday, Apr. 28

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is holding a budget work session to discuss budget priorities at 2 p.m., followed by an agenda review meeting, in the Harrell Conference Room, 230 Government Center Dr. People can watch from home on or

The Pender County Board of Commissioners will hold a budget session at 4 p.m. in the public assembly room, 805 S. Walker St. in Burgaw.

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Alexandria Sands
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 or on Twitter @alexsands_

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