New town website; Plant Giveaway

New town website; Plant Giveaway
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We’ve got pinwheels, plants, park concerts and more this month!

April is child abuse prevention month, and as part of our commitment to the safety of children, the Town of Leland and Leland Police Department are once again participating in the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign by planting a pinwheel garden in front of Town Hall.  Let’s do what we can to make sure all of our children feel safe and secure.

We're excited to announce our newly redesigned website, which now gives citizens an easy way to find the most current news, learn about upcoming events and receive Town services. Take a look at

Leland growth continues with a new road realignment project on Northgate Drive, a Panera Bread opening last week, and more announcements on the way.

What would you like to see in our parks and open spaces?  Help us shape the future of Leland parks and open spaces by completing this online survey before April 9.

Our concerts in the park are starting up, and the award-winning concert series at the Leland Cultural Arts Center continues with some great performances scheduled.  Don’t miss the Plant Giveaway on April 21 to get your gardens started.

I look forward to seeing all of you out and about, enjoying what Leland has to offer this April!

Mayor Brenda Bozeman
Harrington Village announced the signing of two more tenants: Sandalwood Shoppes and Axis Fitness & Training, both of which are expected to open later in the spring along with Sole Nails and Spa and McKee Homes Design Showroom.  Also in Harrington Village, work has started on the third retail/apartment building along Village Road. 

In Waterford Commercial Village, Capelli Salon and Panera Bread opened at the end of March. 

Wilmington Health will open its doors to future patients in the fall in a new 20,000 square foot medical office building next to Walgreens in Magnolia Greens.  WWAY is expecting to open its new broadcast studio and a community meeting room in the former Thunder Alley building late April.
Q: Do I need a permit to put up a fence?
A: The Town of Leland does not require a permit to erect a fence on property you own; however, there are guidelines in the Town Ordinance for how the fence must be built.  
In general:
    - Your fence can’t impede the line of sight for folks turning a corner (sight line must be 70'x30')
    - Your fence can't be more than 8’ high in the back of your home, or 4’ high in the front
    - The "finished side" of the fence must face out (towards the street, neighboring property, etc.)
Fences made of concertina wire, barbed wire, metal spikes, broken glass, etc. are forbidden.  Electric fences are only permitted to enclose livestock and must be 110-20-Volt A.C. low impedance fencer.
The requirements for retaining walls are different, with most requiring a building permit to ensure safety.

Have more questions about fencing?  Read the ordinance or contact the Economic & Community Development Department at or 910-971-3390.
So Now You're A Tarheel
Learn more about the state you live in! Experts in mountains and hurricanes will share their knowledge each week on these different topics as you enjoy a special treat that is home to North Carolina.  Class schedule and registration

Birding 101
This three-class series is a program about birds in our area, nesting habits and different binocular uses as well as two walks at local parks by birding expert Jill Peleuses. There is so much to learn from our feathered friends! Class schedule and registration.
We're Giving Plants Away
for Earth Day!  

Residents who visit the Municipal Park Recreation Building, across from Town Hall, on April 21 will receive free plants.
Read more
Join us for these free events in Leland Municipal Park, 102 Town Hall Drive

Concert in the Park:
Trey Calloway

April 26 starting at 6:30

Bike Rodeo
May 5 starting at 4:30, followed by

Movie in the Park: Cars 3
starting at 8:00
Kayak Adventures: Eagles Island

Sturgeon Creek and Eagles Island are just minutes away from downtown Leland and offer a great chance to view wildlife in their natural habitat.

May 5 at 10:00 a.m. |  Read more & register

Leland Cultural Arts Center Concert Series
Phil Bruschi presents the Musical Biography of Ray Charles
April 6 at 7:00 p.m. Purchase tickets

Rebekah Todd and the Odyssey
April 20 at 7:00 p.m. Purchase tickets

April Workshops at the Leland Cultural Arts Center
The Chakras, April 4
Clay for Kids! 4 week class, starts April 7
Iyengar Yoga 101, April 13-15
Pine Needle Basket Making Workshop, April 21
Oil Painting for Beginners, April 28
Register here

April Gallery Exhibition: No Boundaries International Art Colony 20th Anniversary
Opening reception is April 12, 6:00 p.m.
Art will be exhibited in the Leland Cultural Arts Center Gallery April 1 through April 28
Reception and gallery show are free
C.A.P.E. Magazine is your guide to the Cultural Arts Park and Events activities in Leland. Pick up your copy at Leland Cultural Arts Center or Leland Town Hall, or register for classes online.

Make sure you check the online event calendar for these and other upcoming events happening in Leland.
Flag Retirement Ceremony April 28
The American Legion Post 68 will be joined by the North Brunswick High School JROTC Color Guard, Boy Scout Troop 747 and Leland Fire/Rescue to conduct a Flag Retirement Ceremony at the Villages, Brunswick Forest.  The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be followed by a reception.
Town Hall Meetings

April 3 at 10:00 a.m. – Infrastructure Committee
April 5 at 12:00 noon – Council Budget Meeting
April 12 at 6:00 p.m. – Economic Development 
April 16 at 11:00 a.m. – Council Agenda Meeting
April 18 at 4:00 p.m. – Leland Tourism Development Authority
April 19 at 6:00 p.m. – Council Regular Meeting
April 24 at 6:30 p.m. – Planning Board
April 25 at 6:00 p.m. – Parks and Recreation Board
May 1 at 10:00 a.m. – Infrastructure Meeting

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