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UPDATE: Board of Elections to meet Thursday, April 3

UPDATE: This release changes the meeting time and date.

(New Hanover County) - New Hanover County Board of Elections will meet on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 10 a.m. for discussion and action, as needed, regarding general election matters.

This meeting will be held at the New Hanover County Government Center, 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 38, Wilmington North Carolina in the office of the Board of Elections.

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Release Contact:
 
Marvin McFadyen
Director, Elections
(910) 798-7330
Category: News Release; Public Notice
Published: 3/31/2014 3:10 PM
Created By: Smith, CharlesNo presence information
Board of Commissioners schedules special meeting; April 2

(New Hanover County) - Please note the following addition to the Board Calendar.

  • Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 2 p.m. - a Special Meeting to receive the Garner Economics, LLC's Economic Development report for New Hanover County.

The meeting will be held in the Assembly Room of the New Hanover County Historic Courthouse, Room 301, Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Media Contact:

Sheila Schult
Clerk to the Board
(910) 798-7149​

Category: News Release; County Commissioners; Public Notice
Published: 3/7/2014 8:22 AM
Created By: Smith, CharlesNo presence information
Public Notice: Special Meeting to discuss WAVE agreement rescheduled

(New Hanover County) - Please note the following additions to the Board Calendar.

  • Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 3 p.m. - a Special Meeting with the Wilmington City Council and Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority to discuss the WAVE interlocal agreement; the regularly scheduled Agenda Review will begin immediately following the Special Meeting.

All meetings listed will be held in the Lucie F. Harrell Conference Room #601, 230 Government Center Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Media Contact:

Sheila Schult
Clerk to the Board
(910) 798-7149​

Category: News Release; County Commissioners; Public Notice
Published: 3/5/2014 5:13 PM
Created By: Smith, CharlesNo presence information
Board of Elections to meet Wednesday, March 5

(New Hanover County) - New Hanover County Board of Elections will meet on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 10 a.m. for discussion and action, as needed, regarding general election matters.

This meeting will be held at the New Hanover County Government Center, 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 38, Wilmington North Carolina in the office of the Board of Elections.

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Release Contact:
 
Marvin McFadyen
Director, Elections
(910) 798-7330
Category: News Release; Elections; Public Notice
Published: 3/3/2014 8:56 AM
Created By: Smith, CharlesNo presence information
Board of Elections to meet Wednesday, Feb. 5

(New Hanover County) - New Hanover County Board of Elections will meet on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 1 p.m. for discussion and action, as needed, regarding general election matters.

This meeting will be held at the New Hanover County Government Center, 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 38, Wilmington North Carolina in the office of the Board of Elections.

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Release Contact:
 
Marvin McFadyen
Director, Elections
(910) 798-7330
Category: News Release; Public Notice; Elections
Published: 2/3/2014 9:36 AM
Created By: Smith, CharlesNo presence information
Change to Feb. 6 Planning Board Agenda
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Due to the large amount of comments received, as well as the inclement weather that caused office closures, New Hanover County Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment  A-416, 1/14 which includes Section 13: Calculation of Time; Section 44: Extension or Enlargement of Non-Conforming Situations; Section 50: Table of Permitted Uses; Section 53.2: I-1 Light Industrial; Section 53.3, I-2 Heavy Industrial, and Section 71: Special Use Permits will not be scheduled for the February 6, 2014 Planning Board meeting as previously indicated.  At this time, it is anticipated that the text amendment will be considered at the March 6, 2014 Planning Board meeting. 
 
Thank you to all who have taken the time to provide input to date. 
 
Information Contact: Chris O’Keefe, Director
New Hanover County Planning and Inspections
(910) 798-7165
 

Category: County Attorney; County Commissioners; News Release; Planning and Inspections; Public Notice
Published: 1/31/2014 2:33 PM
Created By: Boyer, MarkNo presence information
Planning Board Work Session Canceled

(New Hanover County, N.C.) - Due to unsafe travel conditions expected for Friday morning, the following meeting has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later time.

  • The New Hanover County Planning Board will hold a work session on Friday, January 31, 2014 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in Conference Room 500 located in the Finance/IT Suite of the New Hanover County Government Center, 230 Government Center Drive, Wilmington, NC.  

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Release Contact:

Charles Smith
Public Information Officer
(910) 798-7446

Category: News Release; Planning and Inspections; Public Notice
Published: 1/30/2014 11:54 AM
Created By: Smith, CharlesNo presence information
UPDATE: New Hanover County government offices to remain closed Thursday; public meetings canceled

(New Hanover County, N.C) - Due to hazardous road conditions, New Hanover County government offices will remain closed Thursday, January 30.

Additionally, New Hanover County, the City of Wilmington, and Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority jointly announces the following meeting cancellations: 

  • Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 3 p.m. - a Special Meeting with the Wilmington City Council and Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority to discuss the WAVE interlocal agreement and the regularly scheduled Agenda Review.

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Release Contact:

Charles Smith
Public Information Officer
(910) 798-7446

Category: News Release; Emergency Information; County Commissioners; Public Notice
Published: 1/30/2014 10:19 AM
Created By: Smith, CharlesNo presence information
Public Notice: Special Use Permit Public Comments Requested

(New Hanover County, N.C.) - The New Hanover County Planning Board, at their January 9, 2014 meeting, requested that comments be submitted regarding Section 71-1 (2) of the zoning ordinance.  Section 71-1 (2) deals specifically with the Special Use Permit Process; submittal of Special Use Permit applications; and the type of information that may be requested for review by New Hanover County staff, appointed and elected officials.  Following is Section 71-1 (2) for your consideration:

Section 71:  Special Use Permits Issued by the Board of County Commissioners

71-1: General Requirements

(2) In order to assist petitioners through the process for obtaining a Special Use Permit, petitioners are encouraged to request a pre-application conference prior to application submittal. Applicants may include the owner or owners of the subject property, their duly authorized agent, or an applicant that has an option to purchase or lease the property included in the petition for a Special Use Permit that is contingent on approval of the Special Use Permit. 

Applicants  shall submit an application to the New Hanover County Planning and Inspections Department at least forty -five (45) days prior to the meeting of the Planning Board at which the applicant seeks to have the application considered (the “Requested Meeting”). (12/07; ___)  The application should be submitted no later than 1:00 PM on the deadline day, and county staff shall endeavor to provide to the applicant either confirmation of completeness of the application, or information regarding non-completeness of the application, prior to the end of that same business day.  Assuming the complete application has been received by 5:00 PM on the deadline day, the Planning Board shall consider the application at the Requested Meeting unless the applicant requests a continuance.

An application fee established by the County Commissioners shall be paid to the County of New Hanover, North Carolina to cover necessary administrative costs and advertising expenses. (8/22/82) Such application shall include all of the requirements pertaining to it in this Article. (5/2/83) All adjoining property owners shall be notified of the request as outlined in Section 110-1(4) of this ordinance. (2/6/89)

County staff may request additional information it believes could be relevant to a determination of impacts to surrounding properties and/or the area in which  the subject property is located.  Such additional information may be in the form of tests, studies, reports, etc. evaluating factors such as sound, vibration, heat discharge, glare, odor, traffic, air quality, water quality, or other factors potentially relevant to the four requirements listed in Section 71-1(4).    Once the petitioner has obtained a permit from a Federal, state and/or local authority, it is presumed for county purposes that the petitioner has the requisite approval for the subject matter covered by the permit.  In order to challenge this approval, the challenging party will need to present clear and convincing evidence to the contrary as determined by the planning board and/or board of commissioners. In the event that this information is requested, then it will be requested within fifteen days of the application deadline.  Irrespective of whether such information is requested by county staff or whether the applicant decides to provide some or all of the requested information, the Planning Board shall consider the application at the requested meeting, unless the petitioner desires a continuance, in which case a request for delay of consideration may be made by the petitioner in accordance with Section 111-3 of the Ordinance. 

If you are interested in submitting comments, then your comments will need to be in writing; will need to be received no later than 12:00 noon on Friday January 24, 2014; and will need to be submitted in one of the following ways:
  • Emailed to Chris O’Keefe at cokeefe@nhcgov.com;
  • Mailed to New Hanover County Planning and Inspections Department, 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 110, Wilmington, NC  28403; or
  • Hand delivered to New Hanover County Planning and Inspections Department, 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 110, Wilmington, NC  28403.  

The Special Use Permit will be on the agenda for the New Hanover County Planning Board’s February 6, 2014 meeting.  All comments received in accordance with the above guidelines will be submitted to the planning board in advance of their meeting.

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Release Contact:

Chris O'Keefe
Director, Planning & Inspections
(910) 798-7164

Category: News Release; Planning and Inspections; Public Notice
Published: 1/14/2014 4:34 PM
Created By: Smith, CharlesNo presence information
Board of Elections to meet Monday, Jan. 13

(New Hanover County) - New Hanover County Board of Elections will meet on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 10 a.m. for discussion and action, as needed, regarding general election matters.

This meeting will be held at the New Hanover County Government Center, 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 38, Wilmington North Carolina in the office of the Board of Elections.

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Release Contact:
 
Marvin McFadyen
Director, Elections
(910) 798-7330
Category: News Release; Public Notice
Published: 1/7/2014 3:55 PM
Created By: Smith, CharlesNo presence information
Public Notice: Work Session and Special Meeting scheduled to discuss WAVE agreement

(New Hanover County) - Please note the following additions/changes to the Board Calendar.

  • Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. - a Work Session with staff to discuss the WAVE interlocal agreement. The regularly scheduled Agenda Review will begin immediately following the Work Session.
  • Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 3 p.m. - a Special Meeting with the Wilmington City Council and Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority to discuss the WAVE interlocal agreement; the regularly scheduled Agenda Review will begin immediately following the Special Meeting.

All meetings listed will be held in the Lucie F. Harrell Conference Room #601, 230 Government Center Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Media Contact:

Sheila Schult
Clerk to the Board
(910) 798-7149​

Category: News Release; Public Notice; County Commissioners
Published: 1/7/2014 10:14 AM
Created By: Smith, CharlesNo presence information
Commissioners schedule Closed Session Jan. 21

(New Hanover County) - The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will hold a Closed Session to consult with the County attorney regarding a matter of potential litigation.

The Closed Session will be held on January 21, 2014 immediately following the Regular Meeting in the Assembly Room of the New Hanover County Historic Courthouse, 24 North Third Street, Room 301, Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Media Contact:

Sheila Schult
Clerk to the Board
(910) 798-7149​

Category: News Release; Public Notice; County Commissioners
Published: 1/7/2014 9:59 AM
Created By: Smith, CharlesNo presence information
New Hanover County prepares bulldozer for online auction

​(New Hanover County, NC) - Looking for a deal on a used bulldozer? From Monday, Dec. 30 to Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, a 1998 Caterpillar D7R bulldozer will be sold through GovDeals, an online auction service at www.govdeals.com. The bulldozer was declared surplus by the Board of Commissioners during their Dec. 9 meeting.

Registration is required for bidding. All items are sold "as is," and the acceptable methods of payment are cash, money order, cashier’s check and credit card. Please review the terms and conditions before bidding.

For questions about using the GovDeals website, please contact GovDeals at (800) 613-0156. You may also contact New Hanover County Finance Department for questions regarding the surplus property by calling (910) 798-7190 or emailing Lena Butler lbutler@nhcgov.com

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​Media Contact:

Lena Butler
Purchasing Supervisor
(910) 798-7190

Category: News Release; Finance; Public Notice
Published: 12/17/2013 2:23 PM
Created By: Smith, CharlesNo presence information
Public Notice: Health & Human Services Functional Collaboration Meetings Scheduled

(New Hanover County) - New Hanover County Board of Social Services and Board of Health will hold a series of joint meetings with County administration for the joint development of a Health & Human Services Functional Collaboration action plan to address the seven key areas discussed at the Nov. 4, 2013 Board of County Commissioner meeting. The two Boards and Administration will also consider additional discussion items and actions, as needed, regarding operations and logistics associated with the process and plan.

All meetings will be held at the New Hanover County Government Center, 230 Government Center Drive, Lucie F. Harrell Conference Room #601, Wilmington, North Carolina from 3:00pm until 5:00pm.

  • December 13, 2013
  • January 10, 2014
  • January 24, 2014
  • January 31, 2014
  • February 7, 2014
  • February 14, 2014
  • February 28, 2014
  • March 7, 2014
  • March 14, 2014

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Media Contact:

Beth Schrader
Strategy and Policy Manager
(910) 798-7491

Category: News Release; Social Services; Health; Public Notice
Published: 12/12/2013 4:26 PM
Created By: Smith, CharlesNo presence information
Board of Elections to meet and prepare for 2014 Primaries

(New Hanover County) - New Hanover County Board of Elections will hold a workshop Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in preparation for 2014 Primaries and fiscal year 2015.

The Board may also consider other general election matters during open session, for discussion and action, if needed. 

This meeting will be held at the New Hanover County Government Center, 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 38, Wilmington, North Carolina in the office of the Board of Elections.

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Release Contact:
 
Marvin McFadyen
Director, Elections
(910) 798-7330
Category: News Release; Public Notice; Elections
Published: 12/6/2013 10:24 AM
Created By: Smith, CharlesNo presence information
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