Town Newsletter: September 22, 2022

Board of Commissioners September 20, 2022 Meeting Recap

A public hearing/regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners was held on September 20th. The Board took the following actions:

  • Held a public hearing on their intent to permanently close a portion of Carolina Avenue from its intersection with Jordan Boulevard to its intersection with Quinton Street.
  • Heard a status update from Colonel Bennett, Christine Brayman and Bob Keistler of the Corps of Engineers on additional work needed for the Corps’ Coastal Storm Risk Management Study.
  • Heard reports from Chief Dixon and Inspections Director EvansClick here to see Chief Dixon’s public service announcement regarding low speed vehicles. 
  • Reviewed proposals submitted in response for Request for Proposals for the Block Q and pier properties. The Board agreed to score the proposals received and will discuss their scores at a special meeting scheduled for September 28th at 5:30 p.m.
  • Agreed to wait to pass Ordinance 22-20, An Order Closing Carolina Avenue from its Intersection with Jordan Boulevard to its Intersection with Quinton Street until they have more information on a potential plan to develop Block Q. 
  • Agreed to schedule the special meeting to interview people interested in the vacancy on the Board for September 28th at 5:30 p.m.
  • Provided direction on the Town’s preferred choice for the financing scenarios presented by the county for the West Brunswick Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. The plant is in need of upgrading to effectively manage the disposal of biosolids during wet weather. The county selected Dewberry Engineers to conduct a comprehensive study for a solution to effectively manage the disposal of biosolids from the facility. The cost of the identified needed upgrades is estimated at $6.6 million.
  • Directed staff to create a Request for Qualifications for engineering services to develop an island-wide stormwater master plan that would better equip the Town for stormwater challenges.
  • Approved an encroachment agreement between the Town and the owner of 222 OBE.
  • Discussed the public bathrooms under the bridge. 
  • Heard information from Inspections Director Evans regarding the new rules for inlet hazard areas and anticipated impacts for the Town. 
  • Asked staff to put together a proposed plan for dry sand placement of beach mats.
  • Approved Ordinance 22-21, An Ordinance Enacting and Adopting a Supplement to the Code of Ordinances.
  • Adopted Resolution 22-08, designating Mayor Holden, Mayor Pro Tem Smith, Town Manager Hewett and Budget and Fiscal Analyst McRainey as the official signatories for the Town’s accounts with Truist. 
  • Adopted Ordinance 22-22, An Ordinance Amending Ordinance 22-14, The Revenues and Appropriations Ordinance for Fiscal Year 2022 – 2023 (Amendment No. 1). The amendment was necessary to move outstanding appropriations from fiscal year 2022 to the current fiscal year. The appropriations were encumbered in last year’s budget but due to supply chain issues the products/services were not delivered before June 30th.

Click here if you are interested in viewing the meeting packet. 

You can also hear audio from the meeting by clicking here.

(Click on underlined information above to view documentation.)

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