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Council meeting, Feb. 5

Post Date:02/06/2019 10:00 AM

The Wilmington City Council met at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Items of interest on the agenda included:

  • Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous presentation of 2018 crime statistics to Council.
  • APPROVED. The second and final vote on an ordinance to allow whole-house lodging in residential districts with a cap on the total number and a separation requirement of 400 feet. A public hearing and first vote on this item was held at the Jan. 22 council meeting. This is the final step in a multi-year discussion regarding short-term rentals in the city. Learn more about previous discussion and actions at

  • APPROVED. A resolution awarding a $1.1 million contract for pedestrian improvements at the intersections of 5th & Wooster/Dawson streets, as well as a sidewalk and other pedestrian improvements, as part of the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project for Williston and Gregory schools. The project includes the construction of a 1,300-foot sidewalk on 13th Street between Ann and Castle streets, as well as pedestrian improvements at several nearby intersections along Queen, Wooster and Dawson streets. 

Watch the meeting.

City HallThe next Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 19. The agenda for this meeting will be posted on the city's website on Friday, Feb. 15. 
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.

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.

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