Town of Leland News & Events August 2019

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It’s always a great time to celebrate the Town of Leland and its citizens, but perhaps none so great as right now!

The Town has welcomed some new faces onto our various committees, and we recently celebrated some familiar ones during a volunteer reception, at which N.C. Rep. Deb Butler made a surprise appearance (photo below right).

We truly appreciate and thank those who are willing to step forward to give of their time and talent as Leland continues to grow and develop. We couldn’t do it without you!

N.C. Representative Deb Butler and Leland Mayor Brenda Bozeman speaking to volunteers during a receptionLast week, we welcomed residents to join the annual National Night Out celebration, hosted by the Leland Police and Fire/Rescue departments. The free, family-friendly event gave citizens of all ages a chance to get to know our public safety officials while playing games, touring police and fire vehicles, and listening to live music. My favorite was the watermelon eating contest!

Take a look at some photos from the event below and be sure to attend National Night Out next year on the first Tuesday of August. 

Summer is winding down and soon the kids will be returning to school. But there is still one more reason to rejoice before the fall season begins – the Town’s 30th birthday!

This year’s Founders’ Day, set for 3-9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 at Leland Municipal Park, will be an especially fun celebration, as we pay special tribute to those who laid the framework for what Leland is today. Look for details on the Founders’ Day page on our website, and make plans to celebrate with us!

--- Mayor Brenda Bozeman

Woman looking at Leland Fire Department pamphlet

Toddler playing life-size Connect Four

Tie Dye Party flyer with event details and tie dye background

UnBirthday Party: Tie Dye

Leland Municipal Park
Saturday, Aug. 17
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Admission: $8 (residents); $12 (non-residents)

We're throwing an UnBirthday Party to celebrate the end of summer! Have fun in the park with friends while making tie dye t-shirts to take home, enjoying cold treats, and playing games! This awesome event is for ages 6-14. 

Pre-registration is required. 

Town Hall Meetings

Aug. 12 at 11:00 AM – Council (Agenda)
Aug. 15 at 6:00 PM – Council (Regular)
Aug. 27 at 6:00 PM – Planning Board 
Aug. 28 at 6:00 PM – Parks and Recreation Board 

Economic Development News

Construction of Leland Town Center

As you may have noticed while driving along U.S. 17 near Ploof Road, construction is now underway on Leland Town Center, a commercial development that will house an estimated 250,000 square feet of retail and office space when complete.The center will be anchored by a Starbucks store. 

Read WECT's coverage of Leland Town Center 
Kayak Adventures
Aug. 19 – Sharks Tooth Island

Paddle with us at Sharks Tooth Island in the Cape Fear River! These trips, led by Mahanaim Adventures, are sure to be memorable – you might even find sharks' teeth! Excursions fill up quickly, so register now! Please visit the Leland Kayak Adventures for more details.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the reason for the ongoing roadwork on Village Road?

The temporary traffic pattern and closures of the two inside lanes on Village Road between Fairview Road and Lee Drive are to allow crews to work on the center island of the roadway.

The construction, which began in early July, will bring safety improvements - including new turning lanes, sidewalks and a traffic signal at Northgate Drive - to the area. Work is expected to be completed by the end of the year. 

While outside lanes have remained open during construction, it is always important to remain alert in work zones, use caution and adjust speed as needed. 
Check the online event calendar for all upcoming Town of Leland events

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