Thursday, December 1, 2022

The Agenda: Brunswick planning eyes 2,000-acre rezoning, OKI talks beach parking

The Town of Oak Island will discuss beach access parking during its public meeting this Tuesday. (Port City Daily/file)

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, May 9

Brunswick County Planning Board meets at 6 p.m. in the Commissioners Chambers of the David R. Sandifer building, 30 Government Center Dr. NE in Bolivia. On the agenda, there are public hearings scheduled for five rezonings:

  • More than 2,000 acres off Pea Landing Road for medium-density residential (Read more here.)
  • 2.5 acres off Southport-Supply Road near Bolivia for low-density commercial
  • 65.8 acres off Stanbury Road near Holden Beach for high-density residential
  • 49.6 acres off Bell Swamp Connection near Bolivia for low-density commercial
  • Over a half acre off Lanvale Road near Leland for high-density residential

The Town of Kure Beach will host a special meeting at 8 a.m. in the council chambers, 117 Settlers Lane. Council will enter closed session.

The City of Southport will host one of two budget workshops at 10 a.m. in the community building, 223 E. Bay St. The meeting is expected to last until 3:30 p.m. 

The City of Southport Planning Board Indigo Infrastructure Subcommittee will meet at the Indian Trail Meeting Hall, 113 W. Moore St., at 3 p.m. The committee will review plans for phase two of the proposed Indigo Plantation. Read more here.

The Pender County Board of Commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. at 805 S. Walker St. in Burgaw for a budget session.

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality is hosting a public meeting to discuss well sampling in the Lower Cape Fear area. At 6 p.m. in the Lumina Theatre on the University of North Carolina Wilmington campus, the department will give information and take questions about Chemours’ private drinking water well sampling. Guests should park in Visitor Lot M, 4941 Riegel Rd.

Tuesday, May 10

New Hanover County Board of Education Policy Committee meets at 9 a.m. at the Board of Education Center, 1805 S. 13th St. The members will review several policies including attendance requirements for high school students and the district’s media relations practices. View the full agenda here.

The Town of Carolina Beach will host a regular meeting at 6 p.m. in the council chambers, 1121 N. Lake Blvd. Items on the agenda include:

  • Canal Drive presentation by staff
  • A public hearing on the 2022-23 budget

The Town of Oak Island will host a regular meeting at 6 p.m. in the council chambers, 4601 E Oak Island Dr. Items on the agenda include:

  • A contract with Sea Oats Planting for dune planting
  • Discussion of beach access parking
  • Consideration of preliminary plat for an 1.8-acre subdivision, The Orchards, between East Oak Island Drive, SE 66th Street and SE 67th Street

The City of Southport will host a second budget workshop at 10 a.m. in the community building, 223 E Bay St. The meeting is expected to last until 3:30 p.m.

The City of Southport Planning Board will meet at 3 p.m. in the community building, 223 E Bay St., to consider changes to parking rules in the unified development ordinance.

The City of Southport Park and Rec Advisory Board will meet at Indian Trail Meeting Hall, 113 West Moore St., at 6:30 p.m.

The Town of Burgaw Board of Commissioners will meet at 4:30 p.m. at the Historic Train Depot, 115 S. Dickerson St. The agenda includes:

  • A presentation from the Burgaw Tourism Development Authority
  • A presentation from the North Carolina Blueberry Festival
  • Public hearing for consideration of a major special use permit for four two-bedroom apartments at 404 McRae St.

The Pender County Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. at Dr. Katherine Herring Resource Center, 798 U.S. Hwy 117 S. in Burgaw. The meeting can be livestreamed on YouTube. The agenda includes:

  • An update on AFS cleaning services
  • The purchase of an activity bus purchase
  • The Pender High School track resurfacing project

Wednesday, May 11

Leland Town Council has a special meeting at 1 p.m. in town hall, 102 Town Hall Dr., for updates on transportation efforts including multi-use paths and upcoming road projects. The agenda also includes a presentation from Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization.

Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Board joins for its regular meeting at 9 a.m. in the Lucie Harrell Conference Room, 230 Government Center Dr. The agenda includes the adoption of the next fiscal year budget.

Navassa Planning Board meets at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 12

Wilmington Historic Preservation Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers on the second floor of Thalian Hall, 102 North 3rd St. The agenda includes requested changes to five residences in the historic district.

Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen​​ meets at 5:30 p.m. in the ​​Wrightsville Beach Town Hall Council Chambers, 321 Causeway Dr. The agenda includes:

  • Consideration of speed humps for Coral Drive, a cost of $40,000
  • A public hearing to consider a conceptual mixed-used, special use permit to add residential units upstairs at 4 North Lumina (read more here)

Navassa Parks and Recreation meets at 10 a.m.

The Surf City Planning Board will meet at 4 p.m. at the Surf City Municipal Complex, 214 W. Florence Way. An agenda was not posted by press time.

The North Topsail Planning Board will meet at 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 2008 Loggerhead Court. The agenda includes:

  • Proposed changes to regulations for swimming pools, hot tubs and spas (read more here)
  • A proposed ordinance to stop the use of unencapsulated polystyrene in dock floats, piers, and floating walkways on the coastal waters and marshes due to the adverse environmental effects

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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 alexandria@localdailymedia.com or on Twitter @alexsands_

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