September 3 City Council meeting
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- Council approved an ordinance accepting a $162,000 grant from the North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program to add two people to the Wilmington Police Department’s Crime Laboratory, along with supplies for conducting forensic testing for alcohol.
The new positions and equipment will help reduce the turnaround time of DWI cases submitted to the crime lab for analysis. The state is forming new DWI enforcement teams for New Hanover and Brunswick counties that are expected to result in more DWI arrests and the additional staffing will help the lab keep up with the additional case load and get results to law enforcement officials as quickly as possible. According to the grant, faster results will mean “reducing an offender’s chance to gain access to the roadways and endanger more lives.”
- Council passed a resolution to allow the Wilmington Komen Race for the Cure to use the city’s 2nd Street Parking Lot on Feb. 28 and March 1, 2014. The first Komen race in Wilmington was held earlier this year and attracted more than 2,400 people. Race organizers anticipate 3,000 attendees in the second year.
||The next Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 17. The agenda for the next meeting will be posted on the city's website on Friday, September 13.
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.