Coming this week in local government: Wilmington, NHC commissioners and the Board of Education

New County of Hanover

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, June 20 at the historic New Hanover County Courthouse, 24 North Third St., Room 301. You can find the full agenda here. Watch the meeting online at the county Youtube.

Items on the agenda:

  • The latest on the $26 billion opioid settlement, including how much money will come to North Carolina and New Hanover County, how and when that money will be distributed, and how the county plans to use it.
  • Adjustments to County Memorandum of Understanding with Zimmer Development Corporation. The county is adjusting project finances ahead of a review by the Local Government Commission, part of the state treasurer’s office. Learn more here.
  • A presentation on the county’s new Workforce Housing Services Program – a $3 million annual program that replaced an earlier plan for a $50 million housing bond. Staff will discuss program criteria and priorities. Find a story about it, here.
  • A $1.65 million loan to the Wilmington Housing Authority, which faces a budget cliff as it tries to fix mold in most of its neighborhoods while housing displaced residents in hotels and apartments .
  • A no-wake zone at Bradley Creek.

City of Wilmington

The Wilmington City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21 at City Hall. You can find the complete agenda here. Watch the meeting remotely on City’s GovStream YouTube Page.

Items on the agenda:

  • Nearly $1.9 million in affordable housing funding for a senior housing project on Middle Sound Loop Road.
  • City‘s second reading budget.
  • As part of the budget process, the city is increasing fees at all levels, including parking. Free parking also gets the ax – the city will no longer offer the first 90 minutes in its parking lot without charging. TO TEAR APART.

Board of Education

The New Hanover County School Board will hold its June interim meeting on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, beginning at 5 p.m., at the New Hanover County Board School Center, 1805 South 13th Street. You can find the full agenda here. Watch the meeting remotely on NHCS YouTube page.

Items on the agenda:

  • Continuation of the discussion on the district budget. With less than two weeks to go until the fiscal year begins on July 1, council members are still grappling with the cold equation of budgeting: council’s desire to raise the minimum wage to $17/hour and offering a 1% annual raise means that hundreds of positions will have to be cut. More about this here.

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