2007 BOARD ACTIONS ARCHIVE

TOWN BOARD
PLANNING BOARD
  1. Approved Resolution R07-21 Resolution By the Belville Board of Commissioners to Dr. Howard Armistead, ABC Board Chairman
  2. Approved Resolution R07-22 Resolution By the Belville Board of Commissioners to Wanda Bordeaux, General Manager of the Belville ABC Store
  3. Oath of Office Administered to newly elected Mayor Chuck Thurlow, Commissioner Sharon Collins and Commissioner Jack Batson
  4. Voted to Appoint Commissioner Jack Batson as Mayor Pro Tem
  1. Voted to adopt Ordinance 2007-15 - An Ordinance to amend articles 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, and 19 of the Town of Belville zoning ordinance and To amend and readopt the Town of Belville zoning map. Voted to approve proposed text amendments with changes to Articles 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18 and 19 of the Zoning Ordinance whereby the current provisions of said articles will be repealed in their entirety and new provisions adopted in their place, said provisions providing for, in general, amendments to the BH, CBD, and I zoning districts, creation of the Downtown and Blackwell Road Overlay Districts, and the Town's various planning and zoning procedures on the basis that they are consistent with the Belville Future Land Use Plan (as part of the Brunswick County Core Land Use Plan) and the Belville Vision 2020 Plan; and that adopting the same will therefore be in the best interests of the town and the public. Voted to adopt the town's official zoning map.
  2. Voted to adopt Resolution R07-19 - Resolution Directing the Town Clerk to Investigate A Petition for Annexation Received Under N.C.G.S. 160A-31.
  3. Voted to adopt Ordinance 2007-13 - AN ORDINANCE CREATING THE OFFICE OF TOWN MANAGER IN THE TOWN OF BELVILLE AND PROVIDING FOR THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THAT OFFICE.
  4. Voted to appoint Tracie Davis as Town Manager.
  5. Voted to cancel the regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners meeting on Dec. 3rd, 2007.
  6. Voted to approve the release of a Letter of Credit for Magnolia Business Park.
  1. Voted to table the consideration of a Charter Amendment which would change the current Mayor/Council Form of Government to Council/Manager Form of Government.
  2. Voted to accept the dedications of private streets Olde Towne Wynd South and South Hampton Place.
  3. Approved R07-18-Resolution Declaring the Intent of the Town of Belville to Establish a Redevelopment Area under the Provisions of the Urban Redevelopment Law and to Designate the Board of Commissioners of the Town to Exercise the Powers and Duties of a Redevelopment Commission as Provided Therein.
  4. Voted to approve a development agreement between the Town and Urban Smart Growth, LLC or any entity controlled by it ("Developer").
  5. Voted to approve a text amendment to Section 406 (Private Streets) of Article IV (Required Improvements, Dedication, Reservation, Minimum Standards of Design) of the Subdivision Ordinance.
  6. Voted to approve a request submitted by DLBE Commercial Investments, LLC to rezone 5.88 acres, consisting of lots 1, 2, 5 and 6 and the common area, of the Magnolia Business Park subdivision, from I (Industrial) to BH (Business Highway).
  1. Voted to approve Resolution R07-14 - Order of Collection for 2007 Ad Valorem Taxes
  2. Voted to approve Resolution R07-16 - Resolution of Support for the NCDOT Sale of Property
  3. Voted to approve Resolution R07-17 - R07-17 Resolution Declaring the Intent of the Town of Belville to Pursue the Redevelopment of its Central Business District by Utilizing the Provisions of the Urban Redevelopment Law, to Fund a Portion of the Expenses of Such Redevelopment and Development by Means of Project Development Financing and Entry Into One or More Agreements With a Developer/Redeveloper to Assist in Such Redevelopment
  1. Voted to have staff examine the possibility of an inter-local agreement with Brunswick County for animal control services, which would supplement the existing inter-local agreement with the Town of Leland.
  2. Voted to direct staff to prepare a cost analysis concerning a mutual aid agreement with the Town of Navassa for traffic enforcement, as well as a cost analysis for the implementation of a police department for the Town of Belville.
  3. Approved Resolution R07-15 - Resolution Requesting Governor Easley Call a Special Session of the General Assembly in the Fall of 2007 to Discuss Local, Regional and Statewide Transportation Funding Issues.
  4. Voted to cancel the Oct. 4th, 2007 regularly scheduled meeting and voted to call a Special Meeting for Oct. 2nd, 2007 at 7pm.
  1. Voted to adopt the following meeting date calendar for the remainder of 2007: Oct. 4th, Oct. 22nd, Nov. 12th, Dec. 3rd, and Dec. 17th . All meetings will begin at 7pm.
  2. Adopted the Belville 2020 Vision Plan, prepared by the Lawrence Group, as a guideline for redevelopment.
  1. Voted to approve resolution R07-11 - Resolution of Intent to Amend Charter
  2. Voted to retain Attorney Brenton D. Jeffcoat (McGuire Woods).
  1. Voted to approve a text amendment to Article VI, Section E (Voting), Paragraph 3 of Ordinance No. 64, said amendment deleting "preliminary and final subdivision plat applications" from the list of those matters requiring quasi-judicial hearing procedures.
  2. Voted to adopt a resolution of intent to take over maintenance of streets Southampton and S. Olde Towne Wynd, located in the Olde Towne Subdivision.
  3. Voted to approve a budget amendment to close out Fiscal Year 2006-2007.
  4. Voted to adopt a resolution of intent to change the Town of Belville's form of government from Mayor-Council to Council-Manager form of government.
  5. Approved budget item of an additional $1,584 to be appropriated for the Brunswick Connector Bus (Wilmington MPO).
  6. Approved the establishment of a downtown revitalization committee.
  7. Approved consultation with Professor Woody Hall of UNCW concerning an independent study on revitalization.
  1. Voted to hire a Town Planner/Assistant Town Administrator.
  1. Approved text amendment to Article 22 (Miscellaneous), Section 22.3.2 (Public Nuisances), Paragraph 9 (Costs of Enforcement) of the Zoning Ordinance, which will provide for the Town to attach liens to property to recover enforcement-related attorney fees and costs.
  2. Approved a temporary development moratorium, with a duration of sixty-one (61) days or longer and applicable in all of the Town's zoning districts, on any development approval for multi-family housing, planned building groups, planned unit developments and subdivisions of lots, tracts or parcels greater than or equal to five (5) acres in size.
  3. Approved a rezoning request by Exum Family, LLC to rezone 1.09 acres, located in the Waterford Commerical Center, from (I) Industrial to (BH) Business Highway.
  4. Voted to make the Town Administrator the Budget Officer.
  5. Voted to repeal Ordinance No. 2006-84, Ordinance Declaring the Speed Limit on the portion of Route NC 133 (River Road).
  6. Voted to schedule an interview with a candidate for the Planning Director position.
  1. Voted to approve budget for 2007-2008 Fiscal Year.
  2. Voted to approve Ordinance 2007-05 Ordinance to Appropriate Funds and Raise Revenues for the Fiscal Year 2007-2008.
  1. Voted to reappoint Scott Evans to the Planning Board for a three-year term, ending in June of 2010.
  2. Voted to appoint Mark McAllister to the Planning Board to fill a vacancy, ending in April of 2009.
  3. Tasked staff with drafting a temporary moratorium ordinance on the development of planned building groups, planned unit developments and multi-family housing.
  4. Adopted R07-09 - Resolution in Support of the Clean Water Act of 2007.
  1. Approved a budget amendment to the 2006/2007 Fiscal Year Budget; increasing the sales and use tax line item by $101,000.
  2. Approved the revised chart-of-accounts portion of the Budget for Fiscal Year 2007/2008.
  3. Adopted Ordinance 2007-05-An Ordinance to Appropriate Funds and Raise Revenues for the Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2007 and Ending June 30, 2008 along with the omission of the garage sale permit fee and an increase in the remaining Zoning Schedule of Fees.
  4. Approved the combined job description of Tax Collector/Deputy Town Clerk and a salary of $38,637 for the current Tax Collector Athina Williams.
  5. Approved the General Fund section the Budget for Fiscal Year 2007/2008, totaling $729,000.
  6. Approved a salary of $60,000 for the Town Attorney, during the 2007/2008 Fiscal Year.
  7. Approved the General Administration section of the Budget for Fiscal Year 2007/2008.
  8. Approved the Public Safety section of the Budget for Fiscal Year 2007/2008, including an increase in contributions to Leland Fire/Rescue of $3000.
  9. Approved the Transportation, Streets and Highways section of the Budget for Fiscal Year 2007/2008.
  10. Approved the Planning and Zoning section of the Budget for Fiscal Year 2007/2008, including the addition of a Planning Director at an estimated salary of $50,000 and legal advertising costs for the amendment of the official zoning map.
  11. Approved the Capital Outlay section of the Budget for Fiscal Year 2007/2008; including $25,000 for the Capital Reserve Fund and $25,000 to be added to the rent line item under General Administration for a new town hall facility plus relocation expenses; $2,500 for beautification and possible grants received of $10,000.
  12. Approved the revenue neutral tax rate of 9.11 cents per hundred of valuation.
  1. Adopted Ordinance 2007-04 - Ordinance Extending The Temporary Moratorium On Development Within The Central Business, Business Highway and Industrial Zoning Districts.
  1. Approved R07-08 Resolution in Support of Shallotte Resolution 07-05 Elder Abuse
  2. Approved, acknowledged and recorded that the Belville Board of Commissioners reviewed the scoping information sheets and are in agreement with the North Carolina Department of Transportation's project to commission the widening of US 17-74-76/NC 133.
  3. Appointed Town Administrator Tracie Davis as a representative to attend NCDOT meetings and provide feedback to the Belville Board of Commissioners; and also tasked Ms. Davis to draft a letter to Dr. Gregory J. Thorp of the NCDOT Project Development and Environmental Analysis Branch.
  4. Approved a pre-storm contract for debris removal services.
  5. Approved the updated North Carolina Statewide Emergency Management Mutual Aid and Assistance Agreement.
  6. Approved advertising for the Planning Board vacancy and to task staff to look into ways to staffer the Planning Board membership terms.
  7. Approved revisions to the Budget Calendar, which would change the date for the Budget Workshop from Friday, May 11, 2007 to Saturday, May 19, 2007.
  8. Approved May 29, 2007 as the Regular Board of Commissioners Meeting and May 14, 2007 as a meeting date to discuss extending the moratorium ordinance and to task the Town Administrator to set up a workshop with the Planning Board prior to May 14, 2007.
  9. Approved line item transfers to the 2006/2007 Fiscal Year's Budget.
  1. Approved the revised classification and wage plan.
  2. Approved the revised job description for Planning Director.
  3. Approved the wage grade and wage range for the Planning Director position and the closing date of the job advertisement to be "open until filled."
  1. Voted to approve Ordinance 2007-03 - Ordinance Adopting a Temporary Moratorium on Development within the Central Business, Business Highway, and Industrial Zoning Districts.
  2. Voted to approve the 2007-2008 Fiscal Year Budget Calendar and to conduct a budget workshop on Saturday, May 12th, 2007.
  1. Adopted reorganizational structure of Town Hall Staff which would eliminate the Code Enforcement Officer and acquire a Planning Director.
  2. Voted to maintain an annual contract with the Town Attorney for the 2007-2008 Fiscal Year.
  1. Approved the implementation of a Capital Improvement Plan.
  2. Approved administrative changes to the agenda packet format.
  3. Voted to have the Town Administrator and Town Attorney pursue Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction in the Hawkeswater area near Belville Elementary School.
  1. Approved moving forward with the expansion of the ABC store.
  2. Approved resolving the demand for attorney's fees made against the defendant of Code Enforcement Case #07-018, by obtaining a second Deed of Trust against the property for the full amount.
  3. Voted to settle the civil abatement action against the defendant of Code Enforcement Case #07-011 by approving a consent judgement and order of abatement whereby the Town of Belville will be authorized to begin cleanup of the property.
  1. Adopted a text amendment to Article VI, Section E (Voting) of Ordinance No. 64 (Belville Planning Board Rules of Procedure) requiring a super-majority vote in certain instances and agreed that the proposed provisions to conform with the provisions set forth in G.S. 160A-364; -384 and agreed that it was in the best interests of the Town of Belville to adopt the text amendment.
  2. Adopted a text amendment, which includes the notice requirements set forth in Article 18, Section 18.2 (Amendment Procedure) of the Town of Belville Zoning Ordinance, to conform those provisions with the provisions set forth in G.S. 160A-364; -384 and agreed that it was reasonable and in the public interest to ensure that any amendments to the Zoning Ordinance be admitted in a form that meets the requirement set forth in the statute.
  3. Voted to hire Ms. Karen Thomas as Deputy Town Clerk.
  4. Approved a salary increase for Finance Officer Chris Sammons.
  5. Voted to make Ms. Tracie Davis the Town Clerk.
  6. Approved the renewal of the webmaster's contract.
  1. No Action Taken.
  1. Voted to meet on the 1st Wednesday of every month, beginning in February of 2008.
  2. Voted to call a Special Meeting to be held on January 9th, 2007 at 6pm.
  3. Voted to recommend to the Belville Board of Commissioners that they approve a Special Use Permit Application filed by Noremac Enterprises, LLC for a mini-storage facility to be located at 9820 Blackwell Rd., with conditions as recommended by the Planning Board. Voted to send a recommendation to the Belville Board of Commissioners that approving said application is consistent with the Belville Future Land Use Plan, the Belville Vision 2020 Plan, and the nine findings required to be considered per Section 9.4.2.G of the Zoning Ordinance, and that adopting the same with said conditions will therefore be in the best interests of the town and the public.
  1. Voted to cancel the regularly scheduled December 5, 2007 Planning Board Meeting.
  2. Voted to approve a Final Plat Application-Recombination Plat for 716 River Road/NC133.
  1. Voted to approve proposed text amendments with changes to Articles 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18 and 19 of the Zoning Ordinance whereby the current provisions of said articles will be repealed in their entirety and new provisions adopted in their place, said provisions providing for, in general, amendments to the BH, CBD, and I zoning districts, creation of the Downtown and Blackwell Road Overlay Districts, and the Town's various planning and zoning procedures; and to send a recommendation to the Board of Commissioners to approve said text amendments with changes on the basis that they are consistent with the Belville Future Land Use Plan (as part of the Brunswick County Core Land Use Plan) and the Belville Vision 2020 Plan; and that adopting the same will therefore be in the best interests of the town and the public.
  2. Voted to adopt a proposed amendment to and re-adoption of the town's official zoning map with changes; and to send a recommendation to the Board of Commissioners to approve said proposed amendment to and re-adoption of the town's official zoning map with changes on the basis that they are consistent with the Belville Future Land Use Plan (as part of the Brunswick County Core Land Use Plan) and the Belville Vision 2020 Plan; and that adopting the same will therefore be in the best interests of the town and the public.
  1. Voted to approve a Final Plat Application submitted by Exum Family, LLC for Waterford Business Center.
  2. Voted to recommend to the Board of Commissioners that the Central Business District be designated and certified as a Nonresidential Redevelopment Area under N.C.G.S. 160A-503(10).
  1. No Action Taken
  1. Voted to send a recommendation to the Board of Commissioners to approve a text amendment to Section 406 (Private Streets) of Article IV (Required Improvements, Dedication, Reservation, Minimum Standards of Design) of the Subdivision and Commercial Regulations for the Town of Belville, North Carolina (Subdivision Ordinance).
  2. Voted to approve the application of Exum Family, LLC and DLBE Commercial Investments, LLC for a preliminary plat (Magnolia Business Park Major Modification and Name Change to Waterford Business Center).
  3. Voted to send a recommendation to the Board of Commissioners to approve the application of DLBE Commercial Investments, LLC to rezone 5.88 acres, consisting of lots 1,2,5 and 6 and the common area, of the Magnolia Business Park subdivision, from I (Industrial) to BH (Business Highway).
  4. Voted to approve a final plat application submitted by DLBE Commercial Investments, LLC for Phase II of Magnolia Business Park.
  5. Voted to adopt the following meeting date calendar for the remainder of 2007: Oct. 3rd, Oct. 17th, Nov. 7th, Nov. 28th, Dec. 5th, Dec. 19th. Agenda Briefings will begin at 5:30 pm. Meetings will start at 6 pm.
  1. Voted to cancel the regularly scheduled September 5th Planning Board Meeting.
  2. Voted to table the review of the proposed text amendment to the street maintenance policy for 45 days, for the purpose of the staff recommending revisions to the proposed text amendment.
  1. NO ACTION TAKEN
  1. Voted to obtain recommendations from the Lawrence Group concerning buffers, flex space, LEED standards, and traffic connections concerning the review of the Belville Town Plan.
  1. Voted to approve a text amendment to Article VI, Section E (Voting), Paragraph 3 of Ordinance No. 64, said amendment deleting "preliminary and final subdivision plat applications" from the list of those matters requiring quasi-judicial hearing procedures and to send a recommendation to the Board of Commissioners that they approve the text amendment.
  2. Voted to call a Special Meeting on July 11th, 2007 at 6pm to discuss the final review and feedback of the draft of the Belville Town Plan from the Lawrence Group.
  1. Voted to approve a rezoning request by Exum Family, LLC to rezone 1.09 acres from (I) Industrial to (BH) Business Highway and to send a recommendation to the Board of Commissioners that they approve the rezoning request.
  2. Voted to have regular meetings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, beginning in August of 2007.
  3. Voted to re-elect Perry Davis as Planning Board Chairman and to elect Scott Milligan as Vice Chairman of the Planning Board, to preside until May 2008
  1. Voted to approve text amendment to Article 22 (Miscellaneous), Section 22.3.2 (Public Nuisances), Paragraph 9 (Costs of Enforcement) of the Zoning Ordinance and to send a recommendation to the Board of Commissioners that they adopt this text amendment.
  1. Voted to authorize Town Attorney and staff to proceed with proposed text amendment to Article 22, (Miscellaneous), Section 22.3.2 (Public Nuisances), Paragraph 9 (Costs of Enforcement) of the Zoning Ordinance.
  1. No Action Taken - February 2007 meeting was cancelled due to Charrette with Lawrence Group.
  1. Voted to approve the text amendment to Article VI, Section D (Quorum) of Ordinance No. 64 (Belville Planning Board Rules of Procedure) to set forth the requirements for a quorum in the event that members of the Planning Board are disqualified from voting, finding that the provisions of the proposed text amendment are consistent with the requirements set forth in similar North Carolina General Statutes and that adopting this text amendment will be in the best interests of the Town of Belville and the public, and to send a recommendation to the Board of Commissioners that they adopt this text amendment.
  2. Voted to approve the text amendment to Article VI, Section E (Voting) of Ordinance No. 64 (Belville Planning Board Rules of Procedure) to set forth the requirements of a quasi-judicial hearing, finding that the provisions of the proposed text amendment are consistent with the requirements set forth in similar North Carolina General Statutes and that adopting this text amendment will be in the best interests of the Town of Belville and the public, and to send a recommendation to the Board of Commissioners that they adopt this text amendment.
  3. Voted to cancel the regularly scheduled February 2007 Planning Board meeting, due to the charrette with the Lawrence Group.