Council meeting, Feb. 20
Items of interest include:
- CONTINUED TO APRIL 3 MEETING. A public hearing on a proposed industrial investment grant to the National Gypsum Company. The proposed grant is to assist National Gypsum in the re-development of their shuttered Sunnyvale Drive facility and to promote private investment and high-paying jobs in the city. If approved, the grant could be as high as $46,000 per year, up to five years, not to exceed $230,000. National Gypsum is considering a minimum of $25 million in capital improvements and 51 new jobs with an average salary of at least $57,000. In partnership with the Wilmington Business Development, New Hanover County is considering a similar incentive.
APPROVED. The design contract for new gymnasiums slated for the Derick G. Davis Community Center at Maides Park and the Martin Luther King Community Center at Robert Strange Park. These are both voter-approved 2016 parks bond projects. If approved, design would begin in April and be complete in summer, 2019.
APPROVED. A resolution authorizing the NC Azalea Festival to use the 2nd Street parking lot, three city-owned lots in northern downtown (the area used for transportation staging at the Wells-Fargo Tournament last year) and Riverfront Park. If approved, these areas will be used by the Azalea Festival at no charge during the festival. This item was continued from the last meeting.
The next Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 6. The agenda for this meeting will be posted on the city's website on Friday, March 2.
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