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Recent GenX Results

 
Brunswick County GenX Test Results
           
Bolivia, NC – Brunswick County has received additional results of testing for GenX in the water supply. Samples taken on Oct. 26 revealed levels of 39.5 parts per trillion in the Northwest Water Treatment Plant’s raw water source, and 38.4 parts per trillion in the finished water source.
 
NC Health and Human Services has established the health goal for exposure to GenX in drinking water at 140 nanograms per liter (also referred to as parts per trillion).
 
More information, including test results for other perflourinated compounds, can be found at http://www.brunswickcountync.gov/genx/.
 





Slide Show on Town Projects


Please click the following for an update on Town of Leland projects.

Slides on Upcoming Projects.





Boy Scouts install birdhouses in Westgate Park


Boy Scouts Build Homes for Bluebirds in Westgate Park

Leland, NC – On Thursday, November 2, Leland Boy Scout Troop 747 and Arrow of Light Den/Pack 747, in cooperation with Leland Parks and Recreation, installed twelve birdhouses at Westgate Park.  This project is part of an ongoing initiative to encourage birds and wildlife to inhabit Leland parks and add educational opportunities to the outdoor classroom at Westgate Park.  With materials provided by the Town of Leland, the scouts of Troop 747 and Arrow of Light Den/Pack 747 earned merit badges while learning skills as they constructed the houses designed specifically to attract nesting blue birds.

“We are looking forward to seeing all the new "homes" up in the park. The boys' initials were burned on the side so they can find their house and show off their work to family and friends. This was a great experience for all of us, and I'm thrilled we were able to do this project for the birds, and for our community. These opportunities really have a positive impact on our Scouts and our organization.” said Kate Gennaro, Arrow of Light Den Leader, Pack 747 Leland.  

Troop 747 includes Scoutmaster Dennis Harp, Asst. Scoutmaster Scottie Zimmerle, and participating scouts Gregory, Micah, Bryndan, Kweli, Trevor, and Dean. Website: https://sites.google.com/site/troop747leland/

Pack 747, Arrow of Light includes Cubmaster Ken Kasten, Den Leader, Kate Gennaro and participating scouts James, Julian, Parker, Colton, Zakary and visiting Bear Cub Scout Khalil.  Website: http://pack747leland.com

Westgate Nature Park is located at 1260 West Gate Drive, occupies 150 acres of wetlands and uplands on the south side of Highway 17, and currently features a paved hiking/biking trail, elevated boardwalk, scenic outdoor classroom, a state-of-the-art playground, picnic area, event lawn, parking, lush landscaping, utilities and associated amenities. http://www.townofleland.com/recreation-parks
 
   

 






Magnolia Greens Sewer Spill Plan Developed


LELAND AND BRUNSWICK COUNTY UTILITIES DEVELOP PLAN AIMED AT REDUCING MAGNOLIA GREENS SEWER SPILLS
 
 
LELAND – The Town of Leland, Brunswick County Utilities, and Division of Environmental Quality have developed a plan that could potentially improve issues with sewer overflows related to Lift Station #3 in the Magnolia Greens neighborhood. This action plan comes after the results of an initial study by SEPI Engineering that showed a previous agreement between participants in the regional system could be modified that would allow the Town to increase its pumping capacities into the regional system and thereby reduce the potential for sanitary sewer overflows in the Town’s collection system. 
 
When not operating at their full potential, the Town’s pumps have not been able to overcome opposing pressures within the Brunswick County Regional Transmission Pipe system at certain times, thus resulting in the potential of water backing up in the system and overflowing from manholes in the area. The original 2009 agreement reduced the Town’s pumping capacity in order to address overall system capacity issues within the Brunswick County Regional Transmission System.
 
The Town of Leland and Brunswick County, in cooperation with other participants in the regional system, plan to continue to evaluate the system over the next six months and will make adjustments as necessary to alleviate overflow issues while maintaining the integrity of the wastewater transmission system. The staff of the NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Brunswick County, and the Town met to discuss the system concerns and the Town will continue to inform and work with DEQ on the progress being made.
 
For additional information regarding the actions taken, contact Public Utilities Director Jimmy Strickland at 910-332-4651 or e-mail /allnews/.


 




Helpful Information on Opioid Epidemic


This guide features information and resources you can use to protect your loved ones from the threat of opioid addiction. Decades of over-prescription, along with wide-spread misconceptions about drug addiction, have led to a shocking rise in overdose deaths. The devastation is pervasive, leaving families of every type and communities of every size grieving and searching for answers in the wake.

https://www.sterlinglawyers.com/opioid-epidemic-psa/
 




Films to Preview at Cultural Arts Center


Films Announced for Cucalorus Preview Event at Leland Cultural Arts Center
 
Leland, NC – Leland Cultural Arts Center will host a free Cucalorus Film Festival preview event on Friday, November 3 from 12 pm to 3 pm.  This special collection of seven short films was curated by Cucalorus director Dan Brawley, film festival staff, and the Leland Cultural Arts Center.  Attendees will be captivated by films that feature knife-wielding ex-cons in Cleveland, a sword fighting septuagenarian in Germany, art, dance, environmentalism, vintage records and roller skates. This event is free to the public and seating will be on a first come, first served basis.  Filmmakers will be in attendance for questions & answers during the event.
 
Film lineup is as follows:
Stopgap in Stop Motion
Stephen Featherstone 
Photographs of performers in an inclusive dance company come to life. The individual artists dance out of the photos and across table tops until the whole company meet and perform in unison. The film combines live action and animation techniques.
 
All Skate, Everybody Skate
Nicole Triche
A portrait of a woman in her late seventies who has known hard times and met them with head-on with grit and an extraordinary work ethic that has kept her climbing that wooden staircase each evening to rent and repair skates, spin vintage 45s, and weave smoothly in-between the tourists in her white skates with the red wheels.
 
Brushstrokes
Jillian Carney
10th St and Fanning of Wilmington, NC was considered one of the most rundown parts of the city. Janna Robertson of UNCW saw it as a canvas and decided, “Through painting exotic flora and creatures, our goal is to transform and beautify a somewhat forgotten part of Wilmington that could really use the community’s love.” The gray wall is becoming a vibrant homage to various organizations’ artwork throughout Wilmington
 
Under the Mask
Alex Hoelscher 
Erica Julien, age 71, embarks on a journey to compete in the World Fencing Championship. This leads her back to the town in Germany she was born in as a refugee after WWII. She must come to terms with her birth, her history and her place in the world while sword fighting in this coming-of-age story.
 
Now You See It
Rebecca Manley 
A short film, about environmental damage, featuring the voice of Ewan McGregor.
 
Straws
Linda Booker 
Get that plastic out of your mouth! (and out of sea turtles’ noses too.) Narrated by Oscar winner Tim Robbins, STRAWS illustrates with humor and heart how individuals, groups and businesses around the globe are reducing single-use plastic pollution, one straw at a time.
 
Knife Skills
Thomas Lennon
What does it take to build a world-class French restaurant? What if the staff is almost entirely men and women just out of prison? What if most have never cooked or served before, and have barely two months to learn their trade? We follow the hectic launch of Edwins restaurant in Cleveland and in this improbable setting, with its mouth-watering dishes and its arcane French vocabulary, we discover the challenges of men and women finding their way after their release. We come to know three trainees intimately, as well as the restaurant’s founder, himself haunted by his time in jail. They all have something to prove, and all struggle to launch new lives, an endeavor as pressured and perilous as the ambitious restaurant launch of which they are a part.
 
The Leland Cultural Arts Center offers a wide variety of art instruction, multi-use event spaces, a public art gallery, and the artisan gift shop Crafted.  It is located at 1212 Magnolia Village Way in Leland, NC.
 

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Press Contact:  Julianne Scott
910-385-9891

 




Audit Shows Strong Financial Health for Leland


 
LELAND, NC – The Town of Leland has received an unmodified, or “clean” audit opinion with a notation of “strong” financial health, according to Alan Thompson of Thompson, Price, Scott, Adams & Co, P.A., an independent, outside auditing firm. The results of the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 financial audit were presented to the Leland Town Council on October 19, 2017 at the Council’s regular meeting. 
The audit included a few key financial indicators of note:
  • Total Fund Balance increased to 95.91% of General Fund Expenditures.  This is up from 89.48% and 72.99% in FY15-16 and FY14-15, respectively.
  • General Fund cash balances increased to $9.4M, an increase of over $1.8M from the previous fiscal year, and an increase of $2.8M from FY12-13.
  • Revenues exceeded expenditures by $1.4M which is a slight decrease from the previous two fiscal years where revenues exceeded expenditures by more than $1.7M each year.
  • Collection percentages for property and motor vehicle tax increased to 98.93%, the highest percent for the Town.
  • The Utility Enterprise Fund Balance increased by $727K to $46.2M, while the cash balance increased by $616K to $11.4M.     
In addition, the audit noted financial statement disclosures as neutral, consistent and clear, no disagreements with management and no difficulties encountered during the audit.
For more information on the audit results, contact Missy Rhodes, Finance Director, at 910-332-4295 or /allnews/. A copy of the audit is available on the Town’s website at http://www.townofleland.com/business-resources.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : October 31, 2017
Leland Audit Shows Strong Financial Health for the Town
Press Contact:  Missy Rhodes
910-332-4295

 




Brunswick County files suit against Chemours and DuPont

 

10.31.2017

STATEMENT FROM BRUNSWICK COUNTY

Bolivia, NC – The filing of formal legal action against Chemours and DuPont represents another crucial step in protecting our public drinking water supply. It sends a clear message that Brunswick County will simply not stand for the discharge of emerging or unregulated chemicals into our public drinking water supply. Let us be clear…we will ensure that any company that threatens this vital resource is held responsible. Furthermore, our litigation team is consulting the nation’s leading experts to determine the best long-term water testing and treatment methods for the entire county. As part of that, we will ensure that the costs for doing so do not fall upon the rate payers, but upon those dumping the unregulated chemicals in the water.


TOP ENVIRONMENTAL ATTORNEYS WITH BARON & BUDD AND SEAGLE LAW REPRESENT NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY IN LAWSUIT AGAINST CHEMICAL COMPANIES

DALLAS – Oct. 31, 2017 – Today, Brunswick County, North Carolina, took the first important step of addressing the long term contamination of the Cape Fear River by DuPont and Chemours. The national law firm of Baron & Budd announced today that it has filed suit on behalf of Brunswick County in the United States Eastern District of North Carolina against Chemours and DuPont for their role in contaminating the Cape Fear River. The firm is pursuing legal action on the County’s behalf to recover costs required to investigate, manage, reduce and remove chemicals from drinking water drawn from the Cape Fear River. Harold Seagle of North Carolina-based Seagle Law will serve as co-counsel in the case.

Through initial investigations, Brunswick County has obtained evidence that Chemours and DuPont not only manufactured dangerous perfluorinated chemicals (“PFCs”) at the Fayetteville Works plant in Fayetteville, North Carolina since 1980, but also released PFC chemicals into the Cape Fear River over the span of many years without disclosure. The companies have continued to deposit PFCs into the river as recently as September 2017.

The legal team representing Brunswick County will be led by Baron & Budd Shareholder Scott Summy, one of the most successful water contamination litigators in the U.S. Summy and the Baron & Budd team have won over $1 billion for clients facing water contamination issues. Summy also brings a lengthy track record of protecting the drinking water of North Carolina residents. In the 1990s, he filed the first MTBE lawsuit against Conoco on behalf of Wilmington residents, which was settled in 1997 after a Wilmington-based jury rendered a multi-million-dollar verdict to cover the costs of medical monitoring.

DuPont is the fourth largest chemical company in the world based on market capitalization as of 2017, and is ranked No. 117 on the 2017 Fortune 500 list. The Chemours Company was spun off by DuPont in 2015, and today, it is a publicly-traded Fortune 500 Company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

“To think that DuPont and Chemours released their waste products directly into the Cape Fear River, which it knew was public drinking water for thousands of people, is unimaginable,” said Summy. “The unfortunate challenge now facing Brunswick County is contaminated drinking water caused by the non-disclosed deposit of PFCs into the Cape Fear River. The County is dedicated to ensuring its residents’ safety and quality of life are protected, which is why it has filed a lawsuit to resolve this situation.”

ABOUT BARON & BUDD, P.C.

The law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C., with offices in Dallas, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Austin, Los Angeles, and San Diego, is a nationally recognized law firm with a nearly 40-year history of “Protecting What’s Right” for people, communities and businesses harmed by negligence. Baron & Budd’s size and resources enable the firm to take on large and complex cases. The firm represents individuals and government and business entities in areas as diverse as dangerous pharmaceuticals and medical devices, environmental contamination, the Gulf oil spill, financial fraud, overtime violations, deceptive advertising, automotive defects, trucking accidents, nursing home abuse, and asbestos-related illnesses such as mesothelioma.






Cucalorus Festival Expands to LCAC


Cucalorus Film Festival Expands to Leland Cultural Arts Center
 
Leland, NC – Cucalorus Film Festival and Leland Cultural Arts Center, two growing forces in the art world, are joining together for the first time this year with a pre-festival film screening event on November 3.
 
Internationally renowned and locally famous film festival Cucalorus will travel over the bridge from its traditional venue lineup in Downtown Wilmington to offer a sneak preview of the festival showings at the Leland Cultural Arts Center on Friday, November 3 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.   This event is free to the public and will feature a curated selection of short films, chosen specifically for this unprecedented event.  The Leland Cultural Arts Center offers a wide variety of art instruction, multi-use event spaces, a public art gallery, and the artisan gift shop Crafted.  It is located at 1212 Magnolia Village Way in Leland, NC.
 
Film festivities of a different sort will continue the following evening at the final showing in Leland’s Movies in the Park series.  The Town of Leland has partnered with Cucalorus to bring their outdoor screen, equipment and concessions to Leland Municipal Park for free kid-friendly entertainment under the stars throughout the fall.  Families are invited to bring blankets and lawnchairs to the park on Saturday, November 4 at sundown to enjoy a showing of The Smurfs: Lost Village .  Pets, alcohol and smoking are prohibited.  Concessions will be available for purchase.  Leland Municipal Park is Located at 102 Town Hall Drive, Leland, NC.

Press Contact:  Julianne Scott
910-385-9891



 




Lane Closures on Cape Fear


NCDOT plans to install intermittent lane closures next week (Monday- Thursday, Oct. 30 - Nov. 2) during the hours of 9am-3pm on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge.  These lane closures will allow bridge inspectors to inspect steel bracing that supports the decking for the bridge and will also serve as a time to scope the decking in preparation for our preservation project that will take place late next year.
NC DOT

 




Homelessness Awareness Week


Proclamation


PROCLAIMING NOVEMBER 11-19, 2017
AS NATIONAL HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS AWARENESS WEEK


WHEREAS, the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition sponsors National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week; and

WHEREAS, the purpose of the proclamation is to educate the public about the many reasons people are hungry and homeless in Brunswick County, and advocate on behalf of people experiencing homelessness; and
WHEREAS, there are many organizations committed to sheltering, providing supportive services, meals and food supplies to people experiencing homelessness; and


WHEREAS, the theme of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week 2017 is “Being homeless is not a crime,” and

WHEREAS, the Town of Leland recognizes that hunger and homelessness continues to be a serious problem for many individuals and families in Brunswick County; and

WHEREAS, the intent of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is consistent with the activities of the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that I, Mayor Brenda Bozeman hereby proclaim November 11-19, 2017 as National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Town of Leland encourages all citizens to recognize that many people are hungry and homeless and are in need of support from citizens, private, public and nonprofit service entities.
 
This 19th day of October, 2017
 
 
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Brenda Bozeman, Mayor        

 
 




Leland Municipal Campus Master Plan


The Town of Leland recently approved the Leland Municipal Campus Master Plan  . This plan does not obligate funding at this time, but enables the Town to pursue grant funding for the project.
The plan can be viewed here:

Municipal Campus Master Plan 
 

Leland, NC – The Leland Town Council approved the Leland Municipal Campus Master Plan at their regular meeting on Thursday, October 19, 2017. The plan addresses the needs of the growing town by providing a conceptual plan for future facilities at the current Leland Municipal Park and Town Campus at 102 Town Hall Dr.
 
Facilities in the plan include an extended walking trail, splash pad, veterans’ memorial, accessible playground, amphitheater, dog park, picnic shelters, community garden, outdoor basketball courts, covered multipurpose pavilion, multipurpose field and a municipal services building.
 
The approval of the plan does not obligate any funding for construction of facilities at this time, but will be necessary when applying for grants to develop the park in the future.
 
If you would like more information, please call 910-332-4818 or e-mail Niel Brooks at /allnews/.

 




Pumpkin Contest added to Trunk or Treat


Leland Adds Pumpkin Contest to Ninth Annual Trunk or Treat Halloween Celebration

LELAND – The Town of Leland will hold its ninth annual Trunk or Treat event on Saturday, October 28, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Leland Municipal Park (102 Town Hall Dr). This free event provides families with an alternative to traditional Trick or Treating and is one of the Town’s most popular, drawing several thousand children and parents. Area businesses and community organizations join in the fun by decorating vehicles and passing out treats from their “tricked out” trunks. New this year is a Pumpkin Decorating Contest for those folks with creative carving skills.  Pumpkins must be real with decorations and carving completed and free online registration completed prior to the event.  Prizes will be awarded for Spooooookiest, Funniest, North Carolina Themed, Most Artistic, and Best In Show categories.  Participants are asked to express their creativity, and keep decorations family-friendly.  Register online at www.townofleland.com/recreation.

“Trunk or Treating” and the Pumpkin Contest will begin at 4 p.m. and end promptly at 6 p.m., the rain date is Sunday, October 29, times remain the same.   There is no fee to participate. Free parking will be available at Town Hall lots. The Leland Police and Fire departments will be on site for additional safety.

For more information or to register a trunk, contact Leland Parks and Recreation at (910) 408-3092 or /allnews/.





Suspects sought in thefts from Wal-Mart

The Leland Police seek suspects in recent Wal-Mart thefts totaling thousands.

Man and Woman Walmart_October_Theft.pdf


Man with TV and diapers




Bird Houses in Westgate Park


Rescheduled due to Weather: Leland Scout Troop Builds Bird Houses for Westgate Park

 

Leland, NC – Due to weather concerns a new date will be planned for Leland Boy Scout Troop 747 and Cub Scout Pack 747, in cooperation with Leland Parks and Recreation, to install 12 new birdhouses at Westgate Park at 1260 Westgate Dr.
For more information, please contact Leland Parks and Recreation at (910) 408-3092 or e-mail recreation@townofleland.com./allnews/

 



Leland Scout Troop Builds Bird Houses for Westgate Park    

Leland, NC – Leland Boy Scout Troop 747 and Cub Scout Pack 747, in cooperation with Leland Parks and Recreation, will install 12 new birdhouses at Westgate Park at 1260 Westgate Dr. on Thursday, October 12th at 6:00 pm. The Scouts will place the houses on poles and trees throughout Westgate Park as part of an ongoing project to encourage wildlife in the Town of Leland’s parks, in addition to earning merit badges for their work.
Those interested in Scouting or birding are welcome to come see the Scouts in action. Registration is not required. For more information, please contact Leland Parks and Recreation at (910) 408-3092 or e-mail recreation@townofleland.com. /allnews/  
 

Press Contact:  Alice Corl  

910-408-3092  

 

 






Bid for Northgate Realignment

PROJECT TITLE: Northgate Drive Realignment      

NOTICE TO BIDDERS
 
         
LOCATION: Intersection of Northgate Drive and Village Road (SR 1472) in Leland, NC    
Sealed bids in duplicate will be received at the Town of Leland at 102 Town Hall Drive, Leland, NC 28451 until November 7, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. local time and opened in public immediately thereafter for the Northgate Drive Realignment project. The cover of the bid shall include Contractor’s business name and license number in legible form.
General Contractors shall have a representative attend a non-mandatory pre-bid conference for this project.  The pre-bid conference will be held on October 24, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. local time at the Leland Town Hall office 102 Town Hall Drive, Leland, NC 28451.
Complete plans, specifications and contract documents will be open for inspection in the offices of Town of Leland and in the plan rooms of the Associated General Contractors, Carolinas Branch, in the local North Carolina offices of McGraw-Hill Dodge Corporation, and in the Eastern Regional Office of Reed Construction Data in Norcross, GA and in Minority Plan Rooms at:
East Coast Digital – Minority Plan Room Provider 703 SE Greenville Blvd, Greenville, NC  27858, 252-758-1616
or may be obtained by those qualified as prime bidders, upon deposit of two hundred dollars ($200.00) in cash or certified check.  The full plan deposit will be returned to those bidders provided all documents are returned in good, usable condition within ten (10) days after the bid date.  

 




NC 87 Intersection Becomes All-Way Stop


The safety improvement to be added by Oct. 13

WILMINGTON – To help reduce crashes, the N.C. Department of Transportation will convert a highway intersection in eastern Columbus County into an all-way stop.
This afternoon, NCDOT crews placed changeable message signs at the intersection of N.C. 87 and N.C. 11, letting motorists know the traffic pattern will change soon.
Currently, traffic on N.C. 11 must stop, but not on N.C. 87.

NCDOT officials are expediting the process for the conversion, with an aim for the change to be completed by Oct. 13.
The department also has funded a project that will include upgrading this intersection into an interchange with bridges and ramps.
With construction a few years away, NCDOT officials in recent weeks have been evaluating short-term solutions, and converting the intersection into a four-way stop will be safer.

 




Latest GenX Test Results Available

Brunswick County GenX Test Results
           
Bolivia, NC – Brunswick County has received additional results of testing for GenX in the water supply. Samples taken on Sept. 14 revealed levels of 20.3 parts per trillion in the Northwest Water Treatment Plant’s raw water source, and 25.9 parts per trillion in the finished water source.
 
NC Health and Human Services has established the health goal for exposure to GenX in drinking water at 140 nanograms per liter (also referred to as parts per trillion).
 
More information can be found at http://www.brunswickcountync.gov/genx/


 




NC Organ Donor Program Hits High

North Carolina Surpasses Five Million Organ Donors
DMV reaches milestone with Donate Life NC

RALEIGH – At every driver license office in North Carolina, an examiner may ask, “Would you like to join the organ donor registry?” 

Through the coordinated efforts of the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles and Donate Life North Carolina, five million driver license recipients across the state have become organ donors. 

That milestone was recognized today during a ceremony at the State Capitol in Raleigh.  NCDMV Commissioner Torre J. Jessup joined other dignitaries to commemorate driver license examiners at 113 offices across North Carolina who offer this opportunity to each citizen obtaining or renewing a driver license. 

“Of all the people who have signed up for the organ donation registry in North Carolina, 99 percent of them did so at a NCDMV office,” said Commissioner Jessup.  “I am proud to represent the 650 driver license examiners across the state in applauding the registration of North Carolina’s five millionth organ donor.” 

NCDMV began its effort with Donate Life NC to support organ, eye and tissue donations in 1994 and each organ donor’s driver license is recognized with the symbol of a heart on the front of the license. 

North Carolinians interested in joining the donor registry can do so at their NCDMV or at www.donatelifenc.org.






2017 Commuter Challenge - Oct. 16-29

 Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization

In an effort to promote sustainable transportation while taking care of our natural environment and our own health, we are hosting the 2017 Commuter Challenge.  We’re encouraging people to bike, walk, carpool, ride the bus, etc. from October 16 – 29.  We have TONS of prizes to give away to those that participate.  You can win:

 
  •         $100 in gift cards to Oceanic Oceanfront Dining
  •         $100 in gift cards to Bluewater Waterfront Grill
  •         $100 in gift cards to Henry’s Restaurant & Bar
  •         $100 in gift cards to Carolina Ale House
  •         $100 in gift cards to Hops Supply Company
  •         Gift cards to Cast Iron Kitchen
  •         Gift cards to PT’s Grill
  •         Free paddle board rentals from Carolina Paddle Board
  •         Free kayak rentals from Hook, Line & Paddle
  •         Staycation at Hampton Inn
  •         Free Sector 9 skateboard
  •         Free car washes from Capital Ford
  •         $100 in gift certificates from Two Wheeler Dealer
  •         Free bike tune ups and goodies from Bike Cycles
  •         Wrightsville Beach Brewing gift cards and goodies
  •         Goodies from Flytrap Brewing
  •         Goodies from Wilmington Brewing Company
  •         Goodies and prizes from Wave Transit
  •         50 cooler bag totes with cell phone power banks, travel coffee mugs, and reusable water cups
 
Please pledge to participate here -  
www.surveymonkey.com/r/GoCoastCommuterChallenge17
 
By completing this pledge, you’re simply stating that you will do your best to make a positive improvement on your environment and  your health.  We will follow up shortly with additional information and resources to help your sustainable commuting efforts.
 
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Adrienne Harrington, MPA
Transportation Planner
http://www.wmpo.org/tdm/
Wilmington MPO
910-341-7806
www.WMPO.org




Keep plastic bags out of mainstream recycling


Local municipalities are meeting and working to reduce contamination of recycling goods, specifically the wrong-use of plastic bags and film in recycle bins.
Plastic bags and film packaging are important durable and lightweight protection for food and merchandise in transit. But these materials SHOULD NOT be recycled in most curbside carts or single stream programs. 

Below are the links for information.   

CRA Resources: http://www.cra-recycle.org/resources/

WRAP Resources: https://www.plasticfilmrecycling.org/
 


 




Leland Sewer Response Update 9-14-17


Response from Mayor Bozeman:

LELAND – As I continue to work closely with town staff regarding the wastewater collection system response and proposed actions for immediate and future improvements, I wish to pass along the following information I received from the town staff as a status update on Lift Station #3 (LS#3) in Magnolia Greens:

Click Here for Message.

 




Notice of Discharge of Untreated Wastewater


NOTICE


On September 12, 2017, the Town of Leland’s wastewater collection system had a discharge of untreated wastewater from a manhole of the 8” gravity sewer system located in front of 1352 Grandiflora Drive in the Magnolia Greens Subdivision in Leland, North Carolina.  The amount of the spill was approximately 33,060 gallons. There was also a spill that took place at the intersection of Pine Harvest Drive and Pemberton Drive in the amount of 1,000 gallons.  The discharge flowed from the manhole lid to the street stormwater collection system which eventually flows to Jacky’s Creek.  Town personnel responded immediately to the overflow and followed all protocol in evaluating and determining the cause.  No blockages, broken pipes, or faulty equipment were discovered.  The discharge is believed to have been caused by overnight rains from the remnants of Hurricane Irma along with issues discovered at two local construction sites resulting in excessive stormwater inundating the Town’s sewer system, and the entire regional sewer collection system, which caused an increased head pressure that the Town’s flow suppressed and valve controlled pumps could not overcome.  The Town of Leland shares the transmission line that connects to the Brunswick County NE Sewer Plant with other entities, and the system has a finite capacity that it can accommodate.  Crews continued to monitor the sewer spill and reported it to the DENR office.

The Town is taking the necessary steps to clean the area where the spill occurred and to address these issues for both the near and long term.  Please contact Jimmy Strickland at 910-332-4651 with any questions concerning this notice.

This notice is required by NC General Statutes Article 21 Chapter 143.215.C
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Sewer Spill from Irma Rains


Sewer Spill from Irma Rains and Town Response

LELAND – The Town of Leland experienced a sewer spill today (9-12-17) in the 1300 block of Grandiflora Drive and the corner of Pine Harvest Drive and Pemberton Drive. Overnight rains from the remnants of Hurricane Irma along with issues discovered at two local construction sites resulted in excessive stormwater inundating the Town’s sewer system, and the entire regional sewer collection system. The Town is taking the necessary steps to address these issues for both the near and long term.

Town staff discovered today that manholes at two local construction sites were not properly plugged by contractors, thus allowing excessive stormwater to enter into the sewer system. Once identified this morning, Town staff immediately addressed the issues with the contractors and the manholes were plugged.

For complete Town Response, CLICK HERE.

 




Prisoner of War / Missing in Action Recognition


National Prisoner of War / Missing in Action Recognition Day
is September 15.

See Proclamation HERE.