Public Hearing September 17, 2015 at 6 pm

8/27/2015 12:45:00 PM

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, September 17, 2015 at Leland Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Drive, Leland, NC to consider the following:
 
  • 2nd Hearing-Ocean Gate Plaza, Ploof Road, Westgate Drive properties.  Rezoning parcels 0470004106, 047EA001, 0470005201, 04700063, 0470005202 from FCZ (FlexCode) to  C-2 (Commercial-2).  63.26 acres +/-
 
  • TXT 15-8548 Building Height, Amendments to Sec 30-182 & Sec 30-313 that would raise the maximum building height from 35 to 40 feet in all of the zoning districts listed in Chapter 30 with the exception of the Conservation District.
 
  • TXT 15-8566 Connecting to Adjoining Properties - Amendments to Sec 22-145 that would further clarify the type and number of road connections required between developments.
 
  • TXT 15-8406 On-Street Parking - Amendments to Sec 22-89 & 22-144 that will include a new definition and requirements for on-street parking
 
  • TXT 15-8405 Traffic Impact Analysis- New section, Sec 30-316 setting requirements for Traffic Impact Analysis in new 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 /blog/ .
 
The public is urged to attend.
 
Sabrena Reinhardt, Town Clerk
 

The 2015 Sustainability Symposium and Expo

8/26/2015 9:53:00 AM


Brunswick Community College Hosting Fourth Sustainability Symposium and Expo
This year’s focus: Sustainability as a Driver of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
 
Date: September 11, 2015
Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Registration: Public: $35.00, Students: $20.00.  Continental breakfast and lunch included in price. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.
Location: Brunswick Community College Leland Center, 2045 Enterprise Boulevard, Leland, NC  28451
(Off HYW 74/76 located in the Leland Industrial Park)
Exhibitors: $100 registration for information go to the link below and fill vendor/exhibitor application at bottom of page. Space is limited.
 
For agenda and registration visit:  http://www.brunswickcc.edu/continuing-education/green-information-amp-training-center/
 
Leland, North Carolina- The 2015 Sustainability Symposium and Expo is set to ignite enthusiasm about sustainability, innovation, and entrepreneurship by pouring fresh ideas into a room full of motivated leaders. The purpose of this conference is to share information on regional planning, energy and communication projects that will impact how Brunswick County’s grows; identify types of business funding sources and entrepreneurial opportunities; and how companies are tying sustainability practices with increasing the bottom line and triggering innovation.
 
Among the keynote speakers and plenary session activities we have invited this year:
 
John Janes, Marketing Supervisor at Caterpillar Inc. and current Caterpillar lead professional to the US Compost Council. As part of his responsibilities he interfaces with the sustainable market places in the US and Canada to include composting, the green industries and adverse weather relief services. John’s presentation will center on Caterpillar’s Approach to Sustainability – Building a Better world and how sustainability drives innovation at Caterpillar.
 
Teresa Carter is the Onslow County Tourism Director. During her tenure she has started many different programs, events, and partnerships – the Hospitality Training with NC Cooperative Extension, the Service Rewards Program with area businesses, the Arties with area festivals, and the Green Sustainability Program with the Hotel/Motel Association. And Tom Rhodes who is the Program Manager for NC GreenTravel Initiative and Environmental Specialist with the North Carolina Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service. They will be giving a glimpse into how a tourism director partnered with state, county, city, hotels, and local businesses to spark an interest in sustainability, and the business opportunities in Sustainable Tourism.
 
Scott Maitland, is currently the Proprietor of Top of the Hill Distillery – makers of TOPO Vodka, Gin and Whiskey – and currently the only exclusively organic and all-local distillery in the South; and Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery who has won over 40 “Best Of” awards in the Triangle; is the largest bar in the state of North Carolina, and one of only six breweries in the world with three platinum medals from the World Beer Championships. Scott will be speaking about how craft spirits Industry Integrate Sustainability in their day-to-day operations.
 
In addition to the plenary sessions there will be 12 breakout sessions divided in four tracks: Sustainable Development, Innovation, Entrepreneurial Opportunities, and Renewable Energy. The registration and agenda link is listed below. There will be over 30 different organizations presenting from different parts of North Carolina.
Who should attend? Businesses, facility operators, entrepreneurs, municipalities, educators, builders, developers, planners, innovators and community stakeholders. Great networking opportunity. APA CM credits and EE Criteria III hours apply.

Parks & Recreation Board Meeting is cancelled

8/25/2015 1:08:00 PM


The Leland Parks and Recreation Board Meeting scheduled for August 26 has been cancelled. Regular meetings will resume September 30 at the new Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Dr, Leland, NC.

Town Council Regular Meeting Agenda Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 6pm

8/18/2015 12:37:00 PM


The meeting will be held at the New Town Hall Council Chambers

For agenda CLICK HERE .

Brunswick County Public Notice

8/12/2015 2:37:00 PM


COMPLETION OF THE ANNUAL FLUSHING PROGRAM AND CHANGE FROM CHLORINE BACK TO CHLORAMINES

On June 15, 2015, the Brunswick County Public Utilities Department began its annual flushing program. During the past few weeks, Public Utilities crews have worked to flush all of the water mains in the County system. The crews are nearing completion of the flushing program.
 
BRUNSWICK COUNTY WILL COMPLETE ITS ANNUAL FLUSHING PROGRAM ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 AND WILL CONVERT BACK TO CHLORAMINES AS THE PRIMARY DISINFECTANT. 
 
During this transition period of changing the primary disinfection agent back to chloramines, customers may experience a brief period when there may be a noticeable change in the taste or smell of the water. This is a normal part of the process and water is safe to use. If the taste and/or odors persist over several days, please contact the Brunswick County Public Utilities Department or your local water provider.
 
Please note, if you have an aquarium or pond always test the water that 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.  Kidney dialysis clinics and customers on home kidney dialysis equipment should also be aware of this change.
 
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this process please contact the County’s Public Utilities Department at 253-2860 or 371-3490 or 454-0512 or your local water provider.
 

Town Council Agenda Meeting Monday August 17 at 11am

8/11/2015 2:28:00 PM

 
The meeting will be held at the New Town Hall Cape Fear Training Room

1. Call to order, Invocation & Pledge of Allegiance
2. Approval of the Agenda
3. Agenda Review for the regular meeting on Thursday, August 20, 2015
4. Recess for Lunch
5. Discussion on Transportation Issues

6. Old/New Business
7. Adjournment

Lane Closures on U.S.17/421

8/7/2015 8:34:00 AM


Starting Monday, August 10, and ending Thursday, August 20, the NCDOT will close the right lane in both directions on the U.S. 17/421 Thomas Rhodes Bridge over the Northeast Cape Fear River in Wilmington. The closure will take place from 8am until 4:30pm each day and will allow crews to repair damaged concrete on the bridge. One lane will remain open at all times.
 

NOTICE TO PUBLIC

8/3/2015 2:44:00 PM


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, August 20, 2015 at Leland Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Drive, Leland, NC to consider the following:
  • REZ 15-8518 Oceangate Plaza, Ploof Road, Westgate Drive properties. Rezoning parcels 0470004106, 047EA001, 0470005201, 04700063, 0470005202 from FCZ (FlexCode) to C-2. 63.26 acres +/-    
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 /blog/ .
 
The public is urged to attend.
 
Sabrena Reinhardt, Town Clerk
 

New Signal to be Activated at N.C. 133 and Blackwell Road in Brunswick County

7/31/2015 9:17:00 AM

News Release
For Immediate Release
date: July 30, 2015
contact: Brian Rick
/blog/
(910) 358-6362
 
 New Signal to be Activated at N.C. 133 and Blackwell Road in Brunswick County
Busy Intersection to be Made Safer
Wilmington- Motorists will see a new flashing signal at the intersection of N.C.133 and Blackwell Road in Leland/Belville starting Tuesday, Aug. 4, as the N.C. Department of Transportation prepares to fully activate the new traffic signal the following week, weather permitting.
 As part of what is often referred to as the Leland Causeway Bridge Project, the new signal is expected to improve safety by controlling traffic at the N.C.133 and Blackwell Road intersection. Currently traffic on Blackwell Road has to stop, while traffic on N.C. 133 continues through the intersection.
The new signal will flash red for drivers on Blackwell Road, requiring them to come to a complete stop and wait for traffic to clear before proceeding through the intersection. The signal will flash yellow for drivers on N.C. 133, advising them to proceed with caution when going through the intersection. Having the signal remain in flash mode for approximately seven days will give drivers the chance to acclimate to a new and safer intersection, as well as provide engineers with an opportunity to test the equipment. Weather permitting, the signal will be fully activated and operate regularly starting at 5 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11.
Although this new signal marks a milestone in the Leland Causeway Bridge Project, construction will continue well into next year. Once completed in November 2016, there will be three lanes in each direction on U.S. 17/74/76, between the U.S. 421 exit ramps and the N.C.133 exit, with a third lane dropping/adding at the U.S. 421 ramps and the exit to N.C. 133/Village Road in Leland. This change will reduce congestion at this location by providing an additional lane for ramp traffic to merge into the through lanes. The project is expected to also eliminate the bottle neck at the U.S. 421 South ramp onto east and westbound U.S. 17/74/76.
The Causeway Bridge Project also features a Diverging Diamond Interchange on N.C.133/Village Road which will reduce congestion by allowing traffic to keep moving through the intersection. This unique interchange will improve safety by allowing free flowing turns when entering and exiting the interstate, eliminating the need to turn left against oncoming traffic, and limiting the number of signal cycles traffic has to go through. Diverging Diamond Interchanges are easier to navigate and provide better visibility at turns, which results in fewer crashes.
Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling in the area and to expect delays. NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
For real-time travel information at any time, visit the Traveler Services section of the NCDOT website or follow NCDOT on Twitter. You can also access NCDOT Mobile, a version of the NCDOT website especially for mobile devices. Visit m.ncdot.gov from your mobile browser
 
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TOWN OF LELAND

7/30/2015 9:04:00 AM


The Leland Town Council will hold a public hearing on August 20, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the New Town Hall and Police Headquarters, 102 Town Hall Drive, Leland, NC 28451.  The Town Council will hear public comment regarding the Town Council’s consideration to refinance the NC133 Municipal Building Loan Balance.  Citizens are invited to offer oral or written comments at this time.