2012 BOARD ACTIONS

TOWN BOARD
PLANNING BOARD
  1. Adopting Ord. 2012-10 - Ordinance Amending Articles 3 And 22 Of The Zoning Ordinance.
  2. Adopted Ord. 2012-11 - Ordinance Amending Articles 3 And 22 Of The Zoning Ordinance.
  3. Adopted Ord. 2012-12 - Ordinance Amending Articles 3 And 5 Of The Zoning Ordinance.
  4. Adopted the 2013 Planning Board Meeting Calendar and the 2013 Planning & Zoning Submittal Deadline Calendar.
  5. Allocated $5,000 to investigate the feasibility of the Brunswick Riverwalk Project.
  6. Tasked staff to measure citizen interest in the staging of an Electronics Recycling Collection Site.
  1. Voted to establish the Brunswick Riverwalk Citizens Advisory Board and adopted R12-11 - Resolution Establishing The Brunswick Riverwalk Citizens Advisory Board.
  2. Adopted the 2013 Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting Calendar.
  3. Amended the Personnel Policy and Procedure Manual to include a longevity pay schedule.
  4. Tasked staff to investigate the citizens' interest in the proposed staging of an electronics recycling collection site.
  1. Voted not to provide financial assistance to the Olde Towne Community Association regarding the removal of dead trees located in the Olde Town Community Park along N. Olde Towne Wynd and tasked staff to begin the process of abatement as a safety hazard and a public nuisance.
  2. Adopted Ord, 2012-08 - Ordinance Amending Articles 10,15 and 22 Of The Zoning Ordinance; approving proposed text amendments to Article 10(Landscaping and Tree Protection), Article 15 (Administration, Enforcement and Review) and Article 22(Miscellaneous) of the Zoning Ordinance; thereby ; providing for more efficient review and enforcement of alleged and actual zoning ordinance violations and conforming the various references to enforcement in the ordinance to the applicable provisions of Article 15; and adopted a consistency statement outlining that doing so is in line with the Belville Vision 2020 Plan, the Future Land Use Plan and is in the best interest of the citizens and the public.
  3. Adopted Ord. 2012-09 - Ordinance Amending Articles 3 And 11 Of The Zoning Ordinance; approving proposed text amendments to Article 3(Definition of Terms) and Article 11(Off-Street Parking and Off-Street Loading Requirements) of the Zoning Ordinance; thereby providing for more efficient off-street parking and loading, reducing street congestion and promoting the general welfare; and adopted a consistency statement outlining that doing so is in line with the Belville Vision 2020 Plan, the Future Land Use Plan and is in the best interest of the citizens and the public.
  1. Voted to allow Commissioner Joe Breault to investigate the feasibility of future commercial/public recreational project opportunities.
  1. Adopted Ordinance 2012-07 -Ordinance Amending Articles 3 And 14 Of The Zoning Ordinance; approving proposed text amendments which conform the Zoning Ordinance to the vested rights provisions set forth in the North Carolina General Statutes; and adopted a consistency statement outlining that doing so is in line with the Belville Vision 2020 Plan, the Future Land Use Plan and is in the best interest of the citizens and the public.
  2. Appointed Mr. James Sheehan as a Commissioner to serve a fill vacancy term until December of 2013.
  3. Adopted Resolution R12-09 - Resolution Amending The Business Policy And Procedure And The Personnel Policy And Procedure Manuals.
  4. Tabled discussion and action upon the implementation of provisions to allow a recall election.
  5. Authorized Cavanaugh & Associates to prepare encroachment agreement paperwork for the installation of traffic-calming devices along N. Olde Towne Wynd.
  1. Appointed Mayor Mike Allen to as a member of the Technical Review Committee.
  2. Appointed Commissioner Joe Breault to serve on the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization's Transportation Advisory Committee.
  3. Tasked staff to research the procedures to implement the provision of a recall election and to prepare text amendments to the Personnel Policy and Business Policy and Procedure Manual.
  4. Authorized Commissioner Breault to continue working with NCDOT regarding traffic-calming devices and to also investigate a petition for Stoney Creek Lane.
  1. Entered into an inter-local agreement with Brunswick County for building inspection services.
  2. Tasked staff to advertise Commissioner vacancy with a closing date of August 20, 2012 at 4pm.
  3. Authorized staff to work with the NC Cooperative Extension to conduct a tree pruning demonstration on S. Olde Towne Wynd.
  4. Authorized staff to work with the Brunswick County Health Department to set up a flu clinic at Town Hall.
  1. Accepted the resignation of Mayor Jack Batson, effective immediately.
  2. Appointed Mayor Pro Tem Mike Allen as Mayor, fill vacancy term expires in December 2013.
  3. Appointed Commissioner Charles Bost as Mayor Pro Tem.
  4. Tabled action on R12-08-Resolution By The Belville Board of Commissioners To Censure Mayor Jack Batson.
  5. Tabled discussion on a possible recall election.
  6. Tabled discussion on the possible amendment of the Town Charter, Business Policy and Procedure Manual, Belville Board of Commissioners Rules of Procedure and Personnel Policy.
  1. Adopted R12-07 - Resolution Stating The Belville Board Of Commissioners' Opposition To Merging With The Town Of Leland .
  1. Adopted Ordinance 2012-05 - Ordinance Amending Article 5 Of The Town Of Belville Zoning Ordinance; thereby adopting proposed text amendments to Article 5 ( Zoning Districts, Permitted Uses, and Dimensional Requirements) to reduce the minimum lot width requirements in the Industrial District; and adopted a consistency statement outlining that doing so is in line with the Future Land Use Plan, the Belville Vision 2020 Plan and is in the best interest of the citizens and the public.
  2. Adopted Ordinance 2012-06 - An Ordinance To Appropriate Funds And Raise Revenues For The Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2012 And Ending June 30, 2013; thereby adopting 2012-2013 Fiscal Year Budget.
  3. Tabled discussion on Building Inspection Services.
  4. Appointed Commissioner Donna Schardien to establish a committee to revise the town's vision statement.
  5. Adopted R12-06 - Resolution By The Belville Board Of Commissioners Adopting A Community Funding And Donations Policy.
  6. Tasked staff to obtain estimates for maintenance of overgrown trees along S. Olde Towne Wynd.
  1. Adopted Ordinance 2012-04 - Ordinance Requesting A School Zone Speed Limit On NC 133 For Belville Elementary School.
  2. Accepted a proposal from Thompson, Price, Scott, Adams & Co. for auditing services for FYs 2013-2015.
  3. Tasked staff to work with the Town of Leland to pursue an inter-local agreement for building inspection services.
  1. Voted not to fund the Brunswick Connector in FY 2012-2013.
  2. Voted to maintain a municipal tax rate of 6.83 cents per hundred for FY 2012-2013.
  3. Approved contracts with Goodson & Taylor, CPAs (accounting) and Cavanaugh & Associates (engineering) for FY 2012-2013.
  4. Authorized $29,200 in donations for FY 2012-2013.
  5. Approved 6% merit increases based on performance for town staff in FY 2012-2013.
  1. Adopted Ordinance 2012-03 - Ordinance Amending Articles 3 and 22 Of The Zoning Ordinance; thereby adopting proposed text amendments to Articles 3(Definition of Terms) and 22 (Miscellaneous) of the Zoning Ordinance regarding regulations for special events; and adopted a consistency statement outlining that doing so is in line with the Belville Vision 2020 Plan, the Future Land Use Plan and is in the best interests of the citizens and the public.
  2. Reappointed Arena Everett, Joe Boyd and Eddie Riggins to serve a three-year term on the Belville Planning Board.
  3. Authorized staff to accept requests for qualification for auditing services.
  4. Approved an amendment to the FY 2011-2012 budget.
  5. Voted to transfer town funds from a cd to a money market account.
  1. Approved the 2012/2013 Zoning Ordinance Work Plan.
  1. Appointed Dr. Howard Armistead to serve a three-year term as the Belville ABC Board Chairman.
  2. Appointed Anthony Huskey to serve a three-year term as a Belville ABC Board Member.
  3. Adopted R12-03-Resolution In Support Of Proclamation By Governor Beverly Perdue For Spring Litter Sweep 2012 and authorized staff to conduct a Litter Sweep on Saturday, April 28th.
  4. Adopted R12-04-Resolution By The Belville Board of Commissioners Commemorating The Town's 35th Birthday (1977-2012).
  5. Authorized Commissioner Joe Breault to work with NCDOT regarding traffic-calming devices.
  6. Voted to increase the speed limit on NC Hwy 133 to 45mph and adopted Ordinance 2012-02-Ordinance Requesting Modification Of The Speed Limit On The Portion Of NC134 (River Road) Located Within The Corporate Limits Of The Town Of Belville, North Carolina.
  7. Voted to allow Commissioner Joe Breault and the Town Administrator to complete grant applications for the Town Hall Facility.
  1. Terminated current contract for legal services with Eldridge Law Firm, but continued to employ James Eldridge as Town Attorney on an at-will basis at a rate of $150/hr. not to exceed $50,000 for standard and $10,000 for redevelopment services.
  1. Authorized a $500 donation to Leland Youth Baseball.
  2. Hired Beth Parker as full-time Administrative Assistant/Tax Collector at a salary of $25,396 and wage grade 11.
  3. Approved a budget amendment for additional legal services, a settlement agreement, appraisal costs and debris removal due to Hurricane Irene.
  4. Authorized staff to advertise three Planning Board vacancies, with a closing date of April 13, 2012 at 4pm.
  5. Voted to conduct a Retreat/Budget Workshop on March 29, 2012 at9am at Town Hall.
  6. Accepted a bid for $34,150 from Norris Construction to repair and resurface Southampton Place.
  7. Approved a 5% pay increase for Public Works Technician Pat Walsh, retroactive to January 3, 2012.
  1. No action taken.
  1. Adopted Ordinance 2012-01 - Ordinance Amending Articles 3 (Definition of Terms), 20 (Noise) and 22 (Miscellaneous) Of The Zoning Ordinance ; thereby revising the current noise-related provisions and regulating unreasonable noise disturbances as public nuisances; and also adopted a consistency statement outlining that doing so is in line with the Future Land Use Plan, the Belville Vision 2020 Plan and is in the best interest of the citizens and the public.
  2. Adopted the 2012/2013 Budget Calendar.
  3. Adopted the 2012 P & Z Submittal Deadline Calendar.
  4. Appointed Norwood Blanchard as special counsel to review the development agreement by and between the Town of Belville and Urban Smart Growth, LLC.
  5. Approved a settlement agreement with former town employee April Willetts in the amount of $18,681 ($1,931 for Willetts and $16,750 for her attorney).
  6. Adopted R12-01 - Resolution By The Belville Board Of Commissioners Authorizing A Letter Of Intent To Purchase Real Property.
  7. Resolution By The Belville Board Of Commissioners Authorizing Staff To Negotiate An Installment Purchase Agreement.
  1. Authorized Commissioner Joe Breault to negotiate with property owner Bert Exum regarding possible real estate purchase.
  1. Recommended that the Board of Commissioners approve Draft 2013 Planning Board Meeting Calendar and Draft 2013 Planning and Zoning Submittal Deadline Calendar.
  2. Recommended that the Board of Commissioners approve proposed text amendments to Articles 3 (Definition of Terms) and 22 (Miscellaneous) of the Zoning Ordinance to make administrative revisions to the text and to regulate(in the interest of public safety and general welfare) the use of golf carts within the Town limits; and adopted a consistency statement outlining that doing so is in line with the Belville Vision 2020 Plan, the Future Land Use Plan and is in the best interest of the citizens and the public.
  3. Recommended that the Board of Commissioners approve proposed text amendments to Articles 3 (Definition of Terms) and 22 (Miscellaneous) of the Zoning Ordinance to codify the authority of the Town in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from states of emergency; and adopted a consistency statement outlining that doing so is in line with the Belville Vision 2020 Plan, the Future Land Use Plan and is in the best interest of the citizens and the public.
  4. Recommended that the Board of Commissioners approve proposed text amendments to Articles 3 (Definition of Terms) and 5 (Zoning Districts, Permitted Uses and Dimensional Requirements) of the Zoning Ordinance to provide for the use of commercial condominiums, as Flexible Space, in the Business Highway (BH), Central Business District (CBD), and Industrial (I) Zoning districts.
  1. Recommended that the Board of Commissioners approve proposed text amendments to Article 3 (Definitions of Terms) and Article 11 (Off-Street Parking and Off-Street Loading Requirements) of the Town of Belville Zoning Ordinance; and adopted a consistency statement outlining that doing so is in line with the Belville Vision 2020 Plan, the Future Land Use Plan and is in the best interest of the citizens and the public.
  2. Recommended that the Board of Commissioners approve proposed text amendments to Article 10 (Landscaping and Tree Protection), Article 15 (Administration, Enforcement and Review) and Article 22 (Miscellaneous) of the Town of Belville Zoning Ordinance; and adopted a consistency statement outlining that doing so is in line with the Belville Vision 2020 Plan, the Future Land Use Plan and is in the best interest of the citizens and the public.
  1. Tasked staff to prepare proposed text amendments for Article 3 (Definition of Terms), Article 11 (Off-Street parking and Off-Street Loading Requirements) and Article 15 (Administration, Enforcement and Review) to be reviewed at a public hearing on October 2, 2012 at 7pm at Town Hall.
  1. Recommended that the Board of Commissioners adopt proposed text amendments to Articles 3 (Definition of Terms) and 14 (Vested Rights) of the Zoning Ordinance; which would conform the vested rights provisions to the North Carolina General Statutes; and adopted a consistency statement outlining that doing so is in line with the Belville Vision 2020 Plan, the Future Land Use Plan and is in the best interest of the citizens and the public
  2. Tasked staff to continue working on proposed text amendments to Article 11 (Off-Street Parking and Off-Street Loading Requirements).
  1. Voted to conduct a public hearing on revised text amendments to Article 14 (Vested Right Provisions) of the Zoning Ordinance on August 7, 2012 at 7pm at Town Hall.
  2. Tasked staff to continue working on revisions to Article 11 (Off-Street Parking and Off-Street Loading Requirements) of the Zoning Ordinance.
  1. Meeting Cancelled
  1. Recommended that the Board of Commissioners approve a proposed text amendment to Article 5 (Zoning Districts, Permitted Uses and Dimensional Requirements) which will change the minimum lot width in the Industrial District from 140 ft to 100 ft; and adopted a consistency statement outlining that doing so is in line with the Belville Vision 2020 Plan, the Future Land Use Plan and is in the best interest of the citizens and the public.
  1. No action taken.
  1. Recommended that the Board of Commissioners approve proposed text amendments to Articles 3 (Definition of Terms) and 22 (Miscellaneous) of the Zoning Ordinance regarding regulations for special events, and adopted a consistency statement outlining that doing so is in line with the Belville Vision 2020 Plan, the Future Land Use Plan and is in the best interests of the citizens and the public.
  1. Scheduled a public hearing for April 3, 2012 at 7pm at Town Hall to review proposed text amendments to Article 22 (Miscellaneous) regarding special events.
  1. Tasked staff to continue working on the current draft of the special events ordinance.
  1. Recommended that the Board of Commissioners approve proposed text amendments to Articles 3 (Definition of Terms), 20(Noise) and 22 (Miscellaneous) of the Zoning Ordinance; and adopted a consistency statement outlining that doing so is in line with the Belville Vision 2020 Plan, the Future Land Use Plan and is in the best interests of the citizens and the public.
  2. Changed the regular meeting date for the month of November to Monday, November 5th at 6pm.