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Project summary

The city is planning drainage improvements for the Settler’s Landing Neighborhood.

In order to construct these improvements, the city will need to access your property through the use of an easement. The Wilmington City Council officially accepted the easements at their Aug. 7 meeting, allowing for the existing drainage swale (a large, shallow ditch) along the east side of the neighborhood (between Settler’s Landing & Melton Oaks neighborhoods) to be cleared and regraded. The pipes within the side yard easement areas will remain in place for now. The city will clean these pipes and make minor repairs as necessary. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality may require the pipes be replaced with swales at a later date, however.  

Input from the Neighborhood Information Meeting:

  • Majority of residents prefer that the pipes remain within the side yard easements
  • Culvert at Scotland Lane and Navaho Trail needs to be inspected
  • Majority of residents would like to see Scotland Lane be repaved
    • Stormwater Division is coordinating with the Streets Division, who will set a timeline for paving
  • Any obstructions within the easement area will need to be relocated  

Next Steps 

  • Neighborhood Information Meeting red checkmark (May 9, 2018)
  • Preliminary Design Study red checkmark
  • Inspection of culvert at Scotland Lane & Navaho Trailred checkmark
  • Meeting with impacted residents from Melton Oaks and Autumn Brook red checkmark
  • City officially accepts existing easements at the Aug. 7 city council meeting red checkmark
  • Coordination with residents on existing easement encroachment/obstructions
  • Finalize design plans
  • Development of construction schedule

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