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Monday, November 24, 2014

Sept. 4 Council Meeting

Sept. 4 Council Meeting

Tuesday, September 4, City Council meeting, 6:30 p.m. at City Hall

Negotiations regarding a minor league baseball stadium are still ongoing and an agreement with Mandalay/Braves was not voted on at the September 4 City Council meeting. The resolution was continued to the September 18 meeting.

Highlights from the September 4 meeting:
  • Adoption of the Bradley and Hewletts Creek Watershed Restoration Plan. Bradley and Hewletts Creeks are both closed to shellfishing and experience periodic swimming advisories due to pollution from stormwater runoff. The city and the North Carolina Coastal Federation (NCCF), with assistance from UNCW and Wrightsville Beach, developed a plan in an effort to reduce pollution in these waterways. Restoring water quality in these creeks will be a long-term, multi-decade effort. 

  • Acceptance of a helicopter valued at $280,000 for the city's SABLE program. Ownership of the helicopter will be transferred from Pitt County. The helicopter will be the third helicopter acquired by WPD’s SABLE program and, once properly inspected, will replace a helicopter scheduled to be decommissioned and stored.

  • The public hearing concerning the voluntary annexation and zoning of approximately ten acres, located at 6469, 6501 and 6505 Gordon Road & 1919 Gordon Acres Drive was continued to the September 18 City Council meeting. The applicant is requesting that the city annex and zone the property for the development of 94 multi-family apartment units. 
  • A resolution allocating $50,000 in Parks Bond funds to the Miracle League project at Olsen Park. The Miracle Field is a specially-designed baseball field for people with mobility difficulties. Bases are inlaid to allow wheelchairs and other mobility devices freedom to navigate without obstruction. The $1.2 million project also includes a storage and restroom building, parking area, drop-off area and interior road. The majority of the funding for the Miracle Field has been raised privately by Wilmington Believes in Miracles, however the group is requesting public financial assistance to construct the drop-off area and interior road to serve the new facilities. The Wilmington MPO and New Hanover County will also contribute to the completion of this project.

 Watch the Council meeting online. 
 View the agenda with voting results.

The next Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 18. The agenda for the next meeting will be posted on the city's website on Friday, September 14


Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, which is located on the second floor of City Hall at 102 North 3rd Street. Parking is available in the Thalian Hall parking lot or in the city parking deck located directly across from City Hall. Meetings are also broadcast on GTV (Time Warner Cable channel 8) or simulcast by clicking "Online Videos" on the city's website.
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