Council meeting, Jan. 9
Items of interest include:
- APPROVED. A resolution authorizing a grant match of $50,000 to the Wilmington International Airport (ILM). This match enables ILM to receive a $750,000 grant from the USDOT. ILM used the grant funds to help secure desired flights out of Wilmington, including the recently announced United Airlines' flights to Chicago and Washington, DC.
- CONTINUED TO FEB. 6 MEETING. A resolution supporting streetscape improvements on Market Street between the railroad tracks and Station Road as part of the NC DOT’s Market Street median project. The city has budgeted $1.55 million to partner with the NC DOT toward the aesthetic improvements, such as landscaping, powder coating traffic signal mast arms and adding sidewalks to fill gaps. The NC DOT project is expected to begin in October, 2020.
- APPROVED. Change in travel policy for City Council members and Council appointees setting aside $20,000 in additional funds in the case of unexpected travel. Note the Council travel budget has not exceeded its total allotment since the policy was put into effect in 2009. A few times since then, a member has gone over his/her individual allotment, but the extra was absorbed by other unused funds within the existing Council travel budget. This additional allotment will provide for funding in the case of unexpected travel without being absorbed by the total Council travel budget and any funds to be used will require approval by Council.
Watch the meeting
The next Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 23. The agenda for this meeting will be posted on the city's website on Friday, January 19.
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