Council meeting, Aug. 7
The Wilmington City Council will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Items of interest on the agenda include:
- APPROVED. A resolution reassigning a contract to prepare and develop the city’s Land Development Code (LDC) to Community ReCode, LLC. In 2016, Michigan-based firm LSL Planning conducted a review of the city’s existing LDC as a critical step in beginning to implement the city’s long-term plan for growth and development (the Comprehensive Plan). The next phase will be to prepare and develop a new LDC. Reassigning the contract to Community ReCode will allow the city to ensure that key personnel remain attached to the project until its completion.
- APPROVED. A resolution to approve an agreement with the NC Department of Environmental Quality to accept a $30,000 North Carolina Community Waste Reduction and Recycling Grant and provide $6,000 in matching funds. A companion ordinance would appropriate the $36,000, which will be used to purchase and install 23 recycling receptacles in high-traffic areas of downtown, including Market Street between Front and 2nd streets and South Front Street between Market and Orange streets.
- APPROVED. Resolutions and an accompanying ordinance to amend the city’s agreements with Autumn Hall, Mayfaire and St. Mark Church for the construction of a median, a traffic signal and other improvements on Eastwood Road between St. Mark Church and Rogersville Road. The improvements are part of the overall 2014 Transportation Bond Eastwood Road Access Management Improvements Project. The amendments are to address the fact that project costs for both design and construction have increased since the agreement was executed two years ago. The project is slated to begin this fall and be complete in spring 2019.
The next Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 21. The agenda for this meeting will be posted on the city's website on Friday, Aug. 17.
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.