Diverging Diamond on NC 133 / Village Closed This Weekend

Diverging Diamond Interchange on N.C. 133 Closing This Weekend
Final paving work to take place

Wilmington –To finish the paving for the Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) on N.C. 133, the Department of Transportation will close N.C. 133/Village Road/River Road between the interchange ramps for U.S. 17/74/76 near Belville/Leland this weekend. The closure starts at 9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 26. The DDI will open for traffic by 6 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 29.

The weekend closure is necessary so crews can not only complete the paving work, but also put down lane striping for the DDI. The work is weather conditional as it can’t be done if there is rain or a wet roadway.
Motorists on N.C. 133/River Road, south of the interchange, heading toward Village Road in Leland or on U.S. 74 West will be directed onto U.S. 74 East toward Wilmington to follow their detour.  Drivers using Village Road to access N.C.133, south of the interchange or U.S. 74/76 East toward Wilmington should take the ramp onto U.S. 74/76 West toward Whiteville/Myrtle Beach and follow those detour signs.
Drivers are advised to slow down, use caution and stay alert while traveling in the area, and to expect possible delays.

The NCDOT is increasing its use of DDIs because by allowing two directions of traffic to temporarily cross to the left side of a road, they improve safety by creating free flowing turns when entering and exiting a highway, eliminating the need to turn left in front of oncoming traffic. They also reduce congestion by allowing traffic to keep moving through the intersection, and limiting the number of traffic signal cycles that vehicles have to go through.

The opening of this DDI is part of the Causeway Bridge Project, which is scheduled this November.
For real-time travel information, visit the Traveler Services section of or follow NCDOT on Twitter.


Agenda for Council Meeting

Town Council Agenda for Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 Meeting
Topics include: Brunswick County School Engagement; Public comment; Pump Station #10, Billing, Harrington Village, Finance reports and more.


Agendas for Council and Planning Meetings

Agendas and other documents are availble to the public at the Municipal portal, Civic Web. Click HERE for more information.

For the Aug. 25th Council Meeting Agenda, click HERE.

For the next Planning Board Agenda, click HERE.


Veterans to be honored at Founder's Day

The Town of Leland invites all local veterans to participate in the 27th Anniversary Founders' Day Opening Ceremonies on Saturday, September 10. Veterans are asked to check in at the Guest Services booth at the festival entrance (102 Town Hall Dr.) no later than 2:45 pm. Veterans will be seated in a special viewing area where they will be recognized for their service during the opening ceremonies at 3 pm.


RFP - Engineering Consulting

The Town of Leland invites qualified firms to submit a qualification proposal to provide on-call professional civil engineering and/or land surveying consulting services associated with the planning, design, bidding, construction administration and plan review of public infrastructure projects throughout the Town.
The complete Request for Qualifications information packet can be viewed at  Written proposals are due by no later than 3:00 p.m. on September 7, 2017.
Any questions call (910) 332-4297 or email
Sabrena Reinhardt, Town Clerk


RFL - Construction & Engineering

The Town of Leland invites qualified firms to submit a Letter of Interest to provide professional construction and engineering inspection services on STP-DA multi-use path projects in the Town.
The complete Request for Letters of Interest packet can be viewed at  Written Letters of Interest are due by no later than 3:00 p.m. on September 7, 2017.
Any questions call (910) 332-4816 or email
Robert Waring, Planning Manager

B.C. Utilities Chlorine



Every summer, Brunswick County and the towns, cities, and other utilities that purchase water from Brunswick County implement an annual flushing program. Public Utilities employees will flush the water mains by opening fire hydrants and allowing them to flow freely for a short period of time. The flushing cleans out sediment and allows routine maintenance of the more than 5,000 fire hydrants in the Brunswick County service area. Flushing may result in some discoloration and the presence of sediment in your water. These conditions are not harmful and should be of short duration.

During this period of time, a slight change is made in the water treatment process to facilitate an effective flushing program. Throughout the year, chloramines, or combined chlorine, is added to the water as the primary disinfectant. During the summer flushing program, chlorine is added in an uncombined state, commonly referred to as free chlorine. Free chlorine is somewhat more volatile than combined chlorine, providing exceptional availability to react with sediments suspended during flushing. Brunswick County will use free chlorine as the primary disinfectant from September 12, 2016, through mid October 2016. Depending on your location within the distribution system and usage patterns, it could take up to a week for your drinking water to transition from combined chlorine to free chlorine at the beginning of the flushing program. The annual change from chloramines to chlorine for this brief period is required by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.

You may notice a chlorine taste and odor in your drinking water while free chlorine is utilized. If you are especially sensitive to the taste and odor of chlorine, try keeping an open container of drinking water in your refrigerator. This will enable the chlorine to dissipate thus reducing the chlorine taste. Remember – drinking water has a shelf life! Change out the water in your refrigerated container weekly.

Please note, if you have an aquarium or pond always test the water you add to your aquatic environment to be sure it is free of any chlorine before adding fish or other animals. Chemical additives with directions for removing either free chlorine or chloramines from water for use in fish tanks or ponds are available at pet/fish supply stores.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this process please contact the County’s Public Utilities Department at (910) 253-2657 or (910) 371-3490 or (910) 454-0512 or your local water provider.

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Economic Development Meeting Agenda

Please see the AGENDA HERE
for the Aug. 11, 2016 Economic Development Committee Meeting.

Meetings at Town Hall - August


Special Events Planning Subcommittee – August 2 at 6:00 p.m.
Cultural Arts Subcommittee – August 10 at 10:00 a.m.
Economic Development Committee – August 11 at 6:00 p.m.
Council Agenda – August 22 at 11:00 a.m.
Planning Board – August 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Town Council – August 25 at 6:00 p.m. (Please note - this meeting is normally the 3rd Thursday)
Parks and Recreation – August 31 at 6:30 p.m. 

Public Hearing - Harrington Development

The Town of Leland Council will hold a public hearing on August 25, 2016 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be reached, in the Council Chambers located in Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Drive, Leland, NC to hear all persons on the matter of a proposed development agreement between the Town and the developer of Harrington Village, a project which is to be built on a 19.31 acre site located north of Village Road and lying east of Baldwin and Lee Drives and west of Fairview Road.
CLICK for hearing link.

Agenda - Planning Board

The agenda for the next Planning Board Meeting includes new member swearing in, training, and more. Tuesday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m.
CLICK HERE for full agenda.


Agenda for Economic Development Meeting 7-21-16

Please see the new Civic Web portal for meeting agendas (CLICK HERE).  Here is the link to the Economic Development Meeting on July 21, 2016.  CLICK HERE.

Agenda for Council Meeting 7-14-16

The link below will forward you to the Town’s electronic agenda management portal:
Regular Council - 14 Jul 2016 - Agenda:

Open Final:
Regular Council - 14 Jul 2016 - PDF
Regular Council - 14 Jul 2016 - Split-screen


Agenda for Council Meeting

The following are links to the Agenda Meeting and the draft for the Council Meeting (July 14):

Agendas available for:

Town Council Agenda Meeting…/MeetingInformation.aspx…

Town Council Regular Meeting…/MeetingInformation.aspx…

Infrastructure Committee Meeting

The Infrastructure Committee will meet Monday, July 11, 2016 at Town Hall at 10:30 a.m.  Items discussed will include by-laws. 
For the Agenda, CLICK HERE.


Wastewater spill

Notification of Discharge of Untreated Wastewater

General Statute 143-215.1C requires the owner or operator of any wastewater collection or treatment works to issue a press release when an untreated wastewater discharge of 1,000 gallons or more reaches surface waters.
In accordance with that regulation, the following news release has been prepared and issued to media in the affected town/county:
Due to an electrical malfunction, the Town of Leland had a discharge of untreated wastewater on July 2, 2016 of an estimated 2000 gallons at Kobus Ct. in the cul-de-sac, and another estimated 2000 gallons near 1351 Grandiflora Dr. Both locations are in the Magnolia Greens Community. The untreated wastewater was discharged into the Jackeys Creek Watershed in the Cape Fear River Basin.
The Division of Water Resources was notified of the event on July 2, 2016 and is reviewing the matter. For more information contact the Town of Leland Utilities Dept. at (910) 371-0148.


Wastewater Collection Annual Report

2015/2016 Wastewater Collection System
Annual Report                                                                                                             
Permittee:                     Town of Leland
                                     102 Town Hall Drive
                                      Leland, NC 28451
Responsible person:      Jimmy Strickland
                                      Public Service Director  
                                      102 Town Hall Drive
                                      Leland, NC 28451
                                      Phone: (910)-332-4651
Permit No.:   WQCS00333                             Name:   Town Of Leland                                                                                                                               
The Town of Leland has over 5,000 sewer customers, 79.3 miles of 12”, 10” & 8” gravity sewer lines, 11 miles of force main and twenty six lift stations in the collection system. The wastewater collected from the system is treated at the Northeast Treatment Plant operated by Brunswick County.
The Public Utilities Department is responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of the collection system. System Maintenance includes cleaning 10% of the system and daily monitoring of 26 lift stations.
The Town of Leland Collections Department had one reportable sewer spill from July 2015 thru June 2016.On February7,2016 sewer spilled in the amount of 1,500 gallons from a manhole located in front of 1352 Grandiflora Drive in Magnolia Greens Subdivision. Spill was caused by heavy rain showers in a short period of time which caused the sewer system to be overloaded by inflow of rain water throughout the partners systems to the county’s treatment plant.
A public notice will be placed in the local newspapers stating that copies of the annual report for the collection system are available upon request at the Town of Leland's Public Utilities Department. The report is available on the town’s website. The report is being sent to the State of North Carolina by mail in July 2016.
I certify under penalty of law that this report is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge.  I further certify that this report has been made available to the users or customers of the named system and that those users have been notified of its availability.
          David A. Hollis, Manager, Town of Leland
           Permittee (Name of permittee, Title, Entity)
                  Signature of Permittee                                                 Date


Special Hearing - July 14


The public will take notice that the Leland Town Council has called a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. or shortly thereafter on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Leland Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Drive, Leland, NC to consider the following:

Brunswick Forest PUD Master Plan Update
Brunswick Forest PUD Master Plan Update and Site Specific Plans (“SSPs”) for Phase 1, Section

Chapter 30: Article I, Section 30-4; Article V, Division 2, Section 30-181, and Article VI, Section 30-212
Text amendment to amend portions of the ordinance permitting self-storage facilities and accessory dwellings.
Chapter 30: Article IX, Section 30-313(6)
Text amendment to amend the requirements for a 50 foot wide transitional use area around the perimeter boundary of all PUD developments. 

Citizens can sign up for or against the hearing matter. Written comments will be received up to 10 days prior to the meeting date.

Any questions call (910) 332-4297 or email /allnews/.

The public is urged to attend.

Sabrena Reinhardt, Town Clerk


Planning Board Agenda

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
On the Planning Board Agenda:  Brunswick Forest, Phase 1; Self-Service Storage Facility; Planned Unit Development Transitional Use Area.
For Full Agenda, CLICK HERE.


The Approved Tax Rate

The Town Council approved the new tax rate of 18.33 cents per $100 valuation at the June 23, 2016 Town Council Meeting.
The breakdown of the tax is listed on page 16 of the 2016-17 Fiscal Budget.

"In order to fund a portion of the increase in the budget resulting from the additional personnel, the proposed budget includes an ad valorem tax rate increase from 15.15 cents per $100 of valuation to 18.33 cents per $100 of valuation which generates $674,909 in additional revenue."

Please CLICK HERE for the budget manual.

Public Hearing - July 14


The Town of Leland Council will hold a public hearing on July 14, 2016 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be reached, in the Council Chambers located in Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Drive, Leland, NC to hear all persons on the question of whether or not the Town should appropriate funds for the purpose of offering financial incentives to the developer of Harrington Village to induce the developer to develop the site in a manner consistent with the Town’s vision, to reduce the developer’s risks for undertaking the project, to expand the Town’s tax base and to create job and economic growth. Such incentives will more specifically include waiving up to $120,000 of the project’s permitting fees and paying the developer the incremental increase in ad valorem taxes received by the Town from the improved parcels as a result of the developer’s investments and enhanced tax assessment of the property over a period of fifteen years.
Citizens can sign up for or against the hearing matter.  Written comments will be received up to 24 hours prior to the meeting date.
Any questions call (910) 332-4297 or email /allnews/.
The public is urged to attend.
Sabrena Reinhardt, Town Clerk


Special Council Meeting Thursday, June 23

There will be a Special Town Council meeting Thursday, June 23 at 6 p.m. at 102 Town Hall Drive in Council Chambers.
The Council is meeting to review the economic development budget.

For the AGENDA, click here.


Data from NC DOI Insurance Meeting

The NC DOI (Dept. of Insurance) held a meeting at Town Hall on June 8, 2016 to explain home owners, flood, and hail insurance. They have provided their presentation documents for attendees and others to view.
Please CLICK HERE for documents.


Transportation Sub-Committee

The Transportation Sub-Committee will meet
Thursday, June 23 at 1 p.m. at Town Hall.
Business will include: Street Design Manual, Pedestrian Plan, and Traffic Safety Study.


Special Council Meeting - June 20 at 2 pm

The Town Council will hold a special meeting to discuss Fire Services on Monday, June 20 at 2 p.m.