2005 TOWN NEWS ARCHIVES

AGENDAS TO BE POSTED

We will begin posting agendas for upcoming Town Board and Planning Board meetings the Town Board page and the Planning page.

NEW TOWN BOARD APPOINTS MAYOR PRO TEM, FINANCE OFFICER AND COMMISSIONER

On December 5, 2005, the newly elected and sworn in Board of Commissioners appointed Dennis Taylor of Mariners Cove Court in Belville to the commissioner seat vacated by the resignation of Michael King, Sr. Mr. King won the seat of mayor in the November election. The Town Board also appointed Commissioner Jean Rhodes as Mayor Pro Tem and Commissioner David Long as Finance Officer. New Town Board members are:

Mayor: Michael King, Sr., Commissioner/Mayor Pro Tem: Jean Rhodes, Commissioner/Finance Officer: David Long, Commissioner: Chuck Thurlow, Commissioner: Dennis Taylor.

ELECTION RESULTS

Incumbent Mayor Pro Tem, Michael King, Sr was elected mayor of Belville. Incumbent Commissioner Jean Rhodes was re-elected as Commissioner. Charles (Chuck) Thurlow was elected as Commissioner. This is Mr. Thurlow's first time serving on the Belville Board. All of the above positions will be sworn in and begin service on 12/5/05.

CHANGE IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER MEETING DATES FOR TOWN BOARD

The Belville town board will not hold a second meeting in the months of November or December due to the holidays. Schedule will be as follows:

November 28 - regularly scheduled meeting is cancelled
December 12 - regularly scheduled meeting will be held
December 26 - regularly scheduled meeting is cancelled
December   5 - a special meeting has been scheduled for the purpose inauguration of newly elected mayor and commissioner positions

CHANGE IN DECEMBER MEETING DATE FOR PLANNING BOARD

The planning board will hold its regular meeting on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 rather than December 28th. This change is due to the holidays. In January, the normal meeting date of the fourth Wednesday in the month will resume.

TOWN HIRES PLANNER

Chris Rogers was hired as a planner for the town effective November 3, 2005.

TOWN BOARD ACTIONS 11/14/05 MEETING

Amendments to zoning ordinance approved.
The town board voted unanimously 11/14/05 to approve two text amendments to the zoning ordinance as follows:
  1. create a new section 12.11.1 entitled "Second Row Business along state highway"
  2. change the definition of a PUD in article 19, section 2 to include "attached dwelling units, town homes or condominiums"
These changes can be viewed on the Town Codes page in each respective article.

TAX BILLS INCORRECT

When tax bills were printed, the due date was incorrectly listed as 9/22/05. The correct due date is January 5, 2006. Interest will begin to accrue on January 6, 2006. The town staff apologizes for the error and any inconvenience.

LELAND/NBSD MERGER PROPOSAL

Did you know that there is a proposal to merge the Town of Leland and the North Brunswick Sanitary District (NBSD)? The Wilmington Star-News has reported that the proposal is slated to be considered for public referendum by the General Assembly next year. If the proposed merger were to be approved, it would mean that Town of Leland/NBSD entity would have the power to determine the water/sewer rates that the residents of Belville, Navassa, and the unincorporated areas serviced by NBSD must pay. Why not contact your elected officials and let them know your thoughts on the proposed merger?

Bonner Stiller, Representative
NC House District 17

Rep. Stiller's web site
Email: bonners@ncleg.net

R.C. Soles, Senator
NC Senate District 8

Senator Soles' web site
Email: rcsoles@ncleg.net