Council meeting, Mar. 6
On Tuesday, March 6, the Wilmington City Council met. Items of interest on the agenda include:
- APPROVED. A resolution adopting the Council’s state and federal legislative agenda that reflect city priorities and positions on potential legislation in Raleigh and Washington.
- APPROVED. An agreement with the NCDOT for Phase II of the Park Avenue Multi-Use Trail Project, which will run along Park Avenue between Audubon Drive and Kerr Avenue. The new agreement calls for a $300,000 increase in project funding, reflecting detailed design rather than preliminary estimates. If approved, $240,000 of the funding will come from the NCDOT and the other $60,000 from a city match. A companion ordinance is on the agenda to set aside the funds. Phase I of the Park Avenue multi-use path, between Empie Park and Audubon Blvd, is already funded and set to begin construction shortly.
- APPROVED. Award of a $1.44 million construction contract for the South College Trail Project. The South College Trail is one of the numerous projects included in the voter-approved 2014 Transportation Bond. This will be a 1.3-mile multi-use path along the west side of South College Road from Holly Tree Road to 17th Street/Waltmoor Drive, where it will connect to a recently completed section of the Gary Shell Cross-City Trail, and will eventually connect to the planned Greenville Loop Trail.
- APPROVED. An extension to the city’s contract with MBP Carolinas, Inc. for $659,820 for the next phase of construction management services of the River Place project. Funding for this extension is included in the existing project. As the construction management contractor, MBP provides site monitoring, progress reporting, construction meeting coordination and other administrative services for the project.
- APPROVED. A resolution to support the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority’s request that NC Department of Environmental Quality immediately require all tenants of the Fayetteville Works site to cease operations that result in the production of fluorochemical compounds, due to their inability to operate without discharging fluorochemical compounds into the Cape Fear River.
The next Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 20. The agenda for this meeting will be posted on the city's website on Friday, March 16.
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.
City Council agenda briefings, generally held at 8:30 a.m. the Monday before a Council meeting, are held on the 5th floor of 115 North 3rd Street (CresCom Bank building). Those wishing to live stream the agenda briefings can listen in at www.wilmingtonnc.gov/meetings.
Council meetings are also broadcast on GTV8 (Spectrum Cable channel 8) or simulcast by visiting the GTV8 web page. Following the meeting, videos and audio from agenda briefings are available on demand on the city's video archive web page.