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Council meeting July 9

City Council meeting, 6:30 p.m. at City Hall 
Items of interest on the agenda included:

  • A presentation from staff that will highlight the city's energy and waste reduction efforts, including the Streetsweeper facility, the LEED Convention Center, the recycling program and the Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant.
     
  • A public hearing on the potential rezoning of 302 acres of vacant land along South 17th Street to a variety of uses, including multi-family, office and institutional, regional business, and community business uses. The recommended rezoning was passed unanimously by the Wilmington Planning Commission. This item was continued to the August 6, 2013 City Council meeting.
     
  • A resolution to accept a $30,000 grant from NC DENR. The grant, which requires a $6,000 city match, will enable the city to enhance the recycling program at Greenfield Amphitheater, the Municipal Golf Course, Halyburton Park, the Empie Park Tennis area and Legion Stadium. The funds will be used to purchase semi-permanent cart garages to house the “Big Blue” recycling roll-out carts.
     
  • A resolution to enter into an agreement with NCDOT for the Construction of a Public Walkway under the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge that will connect with the Gary Shell Cross City Trail. The NCDOT is contributing $250,000 toward the design of the walkway. When design is complete, the remaining funds will be applied toward construction of the walkway, which is expected to open in 2015. The City is in the process of completing the Gary Shell Cross-City Trail, a 15-mile core trail in a developing County-wide Greenway System, which will make basic transportation in Wilmington a safer, more convenient option for every citizen.

 
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    There is only one council meeting during the month of July. The next Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 6. The agenda for the next meeting will be posted on the city's website on Friday, August 2.

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 GTV8 (Time Warner Cable channel 8) or simulcast by visiting the GTV8 web page. Following the meeting, videos are available on demand on the city's video archive web page.
 
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