Town of Leland Newsletter September 2012
9/11/2012 6:02:14 PM
The Town of Leland has enhanced its Recycling Program.
current 18 gallon.
Your Participation is needed!
The Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization has partnered
and future collector street needs in the area. Click here for event flyer!
Leland Celebrates Founders' Day
The Town of Leland celebrated its 23rd birthday on September 8 with its biggest
party ever. Founders' Day 2012 featured food, music, children's activities, local
business vendors, fun, fellowship and fireworks! This was the first year the event
was held at the Brunswick Forest Commercial Area just off Highway 17. The new
site was able to accommodate the largest crowd ever. Nearly 2,000 people enjoyed
a fun-filled day celebrating the many successes of Leland since its incorporation in 1989.
Special thanks go to the event's sponsors including: Leland Parks and Recreation,
Brunswick Forest, Rex and Sons RVs, Leland Veterinary Hospital, Cherubini Orthodontics,
New Carolina Chiropractic, Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, Magnolia Greens Golf and
Wilmington Grill. Founders' Day is always held the second Saturday of September,
so mark your calendars now for Founders' Day 2013.
Utility Payment Process Changes
Effective with September's Billing
The Town of Leland completed the implementation of its Lockbox for utility payments
(automatic posting process).
What does that
If you have been mailing your payment to the Town of Leland, they will now be
processed at a Lockbox location in Charlotte.
If you have bill pay through your bank, your bank will no longer cut a manual check
they will electronically send the file to the Lockbox location.
With both scenarios your payment will be received and posted accurately and faster
without having to add additional employees to the Town as we increase in size.
The next phase will allow customers a secure access to view their utility accounts
when paying online.
The Finance Department will continue to work diligently to provide excellent customer
Saturday, October 27 th
5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Northwest District Park - 1937 Andrew Jackson Highway
Dress up with your children in your best costumes for a night filled with Halloween fun.
If you are interested in participating by decorating your trunk fill out the application form.
Wednesday’s in Nature Series - Starts September 19
The Town of Leland is again partnering with UNCW’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
(OLLI) to offer the popular Wednesdays in Nature series where various experts speak
on the nature, beauty and history of the Cape Fear region. This fall’s lineup covers a
wide variety of topics from controlled burns to alligators. Click Here and visit page 19
for the entire list of topics.
The series will be held at the Leland Best Western (1120 Towne Lake Dr.) on
Wednesdays from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. The cost of the series is $35 for OLLI members
and $65 for nonmembers.
To register, please call (910) 962-3195 or visit www.uncw.edu/olli .
For more information on our ongoing programs visit Parks & Recreation.
Meet one of the Town's Newest Employees
Executive Assistant to the Town Manager
Sabrena Reinhardt, Executive Assistant to the Town Manager, joined the Town of
Leland on April 30, 2012. She is originally from New York and moved to L eland,
North Carolina in 2006 along with her husband, Bill, and son, Maximus, after she and
her husband visited some friends in North Carolina. “We left New York with snow
and arrived in North Carolina to an 80 degree day. We loved the weather and
southern hospitality”, says Sabrena. They purchased their new home three
months later. Outside of work, Sabrena enjoys cooking, gardening, travel, and
spending time with her family.
Sabrena holds an Associate’s degree in Marketing and has experience
facilities maintenance, event and hospitality management, marketing, and public
relations. She is currently a Director for the Leland Area Rotary Club and has
been an active member since 2010. Over the past two years, she has participated in
organizing fundraising events, outreach projects, and lining up guest speakers.
As the Executive Assistant to the Town Manager, Sabrena is responsible for assisting
in the day to day activities of the Town and a variety of special projects. Sabrena
stated that “The biggest project we have in the works is the new Town Hall and
Police Headquarters which broke ground at the end of June 2012 with a projected
completion date in November 2013.”