Tuesday, March 18, City Council meeting, 6:30 p.m., City Hall
Items of interest on the agenda included:
- Continued. A presentation on the proposed redevelopment plan for the Water Street parking deck. The city hired the UNC–Chapel Hill’s School of Government Development Finance Initiative (DFI) to determine the best use of this property, from a public interest and economic development perspective. DFI will present additional information and recommendations to supplement their initial presentation last month. Council is expected to take action on this issue at their May 6 meeting.
- Approved. A resolution for an agreement with Wilmington Downtown Inc. (WDI) to utilize $30,000 in city parking marketing funds to continue implementation of the “Bring it downtown” marketing plan.
- Approved. A resolution authorizing an additional $800,000 to pay private haulers to help the city clean up the debris left over from last month’s ice storm. This will bring the total cleanup cost to $1.4 million to remove up to 125,000 cubic yards of debris created by the storm. Funding for emergencies such as this is set aside in the city’s budget each year.
- Approved (first reading). A resolution for an agreement with NCDOT to make streetscape improvements along 17th street near Market Street. NCDOT will provide $200,000 and the city will provide the additional $250,000 (already budgeted) for the project. The improvements will reduce travel speeds, straighten the driving lanes, and improve pedestrian crossings on 17th Street between Wrightsville Avenue and Princess Place Drive.
Watch the meeting
The next Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 1. The agenda for the next meeting will be posted on the city's website on Friday, March 28.
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.