2007 TOWN NEWS ARCHIVES

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY AND TOWN HALL RELOCATION SCHEDULE

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BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS CEREMONIAL PROCEEDINGS - DECEMBER 17, 2007

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STAFF CHRISTMAS PARTY - DECEMBER 12, 2007

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PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC HEARING - DECEMBER 19TH, 2007

Click here to view the notice regarding the December 19, 2007 Planning Board Public Hearing.

DECEMBER 5TH PLANNING BOARD MEETING CANCELLED

The Planning Board meeting has been cancelled. Click here to view the notice.

DECEMBER 3RD BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING CANCELLED

The Board of Commissioners meeting has been cancelled. Click here to view the notice.

THANKSGIVING SCHEDULE

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CLOSED VETERAN'S DAY

Click here to view the Veteran's Day Schedule, November 12, 2007.

PROPOSED TEXT AMENDMENT

Click here to view the proposed Zoning Map to be considered at the November 19, 2007 Board of Commissioners Meeting

PROPOSED TEXT AMENDMENT

Click here to view the proposed text amendment to be considered at the November 7, 2007 Planning Board Meeting

NOTICE OF CHARTER AMENDMENT

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BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS PUBLIC HEARINGS - NOV. 19TH, 2007

Click here to view the notice regarding the Nov. 19, 2007 Board of Commissioners Public Hearing on extension of moratoria. Click here to view the notice regarding the hearing to review text amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and zoning map.

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS NOV. 12th MEETING CANCELLED

The Board of Commissioners meeting has been cancelled. Click here to view the notice.

PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC HEARING - NOV. 7TH, 2007 AT 6PM

Click here to view the proposed text amendment and proposed zoning map amendment and re-adoption.

AGENDA BRIEFING - OCTOBER 22, 2007

The Belville Board of Commissioners will conduct an agenda briefing on Monday, October 22, 2007 at 12:00 pm. Click here to view the notice.

CANDIDATE'S FORUM - OCTOBER 30, 2007

A Candidate's Forum will be held on October 30th. Click here for more info.

PUBLIC HEARINGS - OCTOBER 22, 2007

The following public hearings will take place at the October 22nd, 2007 Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting: Click on each individual file for additional information.

ATTENTION BELVILLE VOTERS: EARLY VOTING BEGINS OCTOBER 18th

Early voting for the upcoming November 6th, 2007 election begins on October 18th, 2007 at the Brunswick County Board of Elections, Building F. For more information, please call 253-2620.

NC DEVELOPMENT FINANCING WORKSHOP - OCTOBER 13, 2007

There will be a financing workshop held on October 13, 2007. Click here for more details.

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL MEETING - OCTOBER 10, 2007

There will be a Special meeting held on October 10, 2007. Click here for more details.

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL MEETING - OCTOBER 2, 2007

Here are copies of the proposed resolution and memorandum of understanding from the October 2nd meeting.

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS 2007 MEETING SCHEDULE

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PLANNING BOARD 2007 MEETING SCHEDULE

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BELVILLE VISION 2020 PLAN

View the Belville Vision 2020 Plan.

TOWN HIRES NEW PLANNING DIRECTOR/ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR

The Town of Belville has hired Michael Zehner as Planning Director/ Assistant Town Administrator. Click here for additional information.

BURN BAN REINSTATED

Due to the lack of rain and the resulting dry, hazardous burning conditions, Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner has reinstituted the burning ban in Brunswick County and asked that citizens refrain from outdoor burning until further notice. The countrywide burning ban prohibits open burning within 100 feet of occupied dwellings.

This burning ban is being re-enacted with the hope of preventing large fires such as those the region has experienced in the recent days. Although this ban does not apply to recreational fires such as charcoal or propane grilling, citizens are urged to be extremely cautious with any type of outdoor fire. Citizens are also advised to be cautious when smoking outdoors, and to dispose of cigarettes in the proper manner.

The National Weather Service is not forecasting any significant rainfall over the next week. This weekend is expected to be breezy and dry, and the fire danger will remain high.

For further information, contact the Brunswick County Fire Marshal's Office at 910-253-4376.

NOTICE OF IRRIGATION BAN

Because of the current water pressure problems, the North Brunswick Sanitary District is issuing a ban on lawn and shrubbery irrigation between the hours of 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Violation of this irrigation ban shall subject the violating person to the penalties provided by Article 2, Part 2, of Chapter 130A of the General Statutes of North Carolina. The District is currently working with Brunswick County to correct these problems as soon as possible. For more information, please call the North Brunswick Sanitary District at (910)371-9949.

NOTICE OF BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL MEETING

A public hearing regarding the 2007-2008 budget will be held on June 11th, 2007. Click here for additional information.

MOTEL DEMOLITION PRESS RELEASE

The demolition of the Holiday Lodge will begin on May 21, 2007. Click here to read the press release

PLANNING BOARD ELECTION RESULTS

On May 16th, 2007, the Belville Planning Board voted unanimously to re-elect Perry Davis as chairman. Scott Milligan, board member since June of 2006, was elected as vice-chairman.

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS PUBLIC HEARINGS - MAY 29, 2007 - POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE 25, 2007

The following Public Hearings which were scheduled for May 29, 2007, have been postponed until June 25, 2007. For more information please contact us at 910-371-2456. Click here for more information about the Rezoning Hearing, and click here for more information on the Attorney's Fees Hearing.

SPECIAL MEETING - BUDGET WORKSHOP - MAY 19, 2007

There will be a Budget Workshop held at 4:30 PM on May 19th. Click here for more information.

PLANNING BOARD HAS TWO OPEN SEATS

The Town of Belville is currently accepting applications to fill two seats on the town's Planning Board. The Board of Commissioners will be appointing someone to fill these seats during the May 29, 2007 regular meeting. Applications are available at town hall or by clicking here. Applications will be accepted through May 18, 2007. Please return forms to the town clerk in person, by mail or email.

DEMOLITION OF DOWNTOWN RESUMES MAY 7, 2007

The Board of Commissioners for the Town of Belville announces that the demolition and site cleanup of the remaining structures cited for removal in downtown Belville will resume Monday, May 7, 2007.

Demolition and site cleanup will be handled through Brunswick County Operations at no charge through the ACE Program. The Town of Belville would like to express its sincere gratitude for all of the great work done by the ACE Program and Brunswick County Operations.

Mayor David Long added, "The Belville Board of Commissioners believes this to be a positive move toward the beginning of revitalization in the downtown area. The town has a terrific opportunity to re-create itself. The Belville Town Board is excited about the future possibilities for Belville".

The Belville Town Hall facility is temporarily located at 117-G Village Road, Leland, NC, (910) 371-2456.

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS PUBLIC HEARING - MAY 14, 2007

There will be a Public Hearing to discuss the development moratorium. Click here for more information.

PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC HEARING - MAY 16, 2007

There will be a Public Hearing to discuss rezoning across from Waterford. Click here for more information.

IMPORTANT PUBLIC NOTICE - BAN ON OPEN BURNING - APRIL 27, 2007

The lack of rain in recent weeks, and the resulting dry, hazardous burning conditions has made it necessary for the Town of Belville, in conjunction with the Office of the Fire Marshall for Brunswick County and the Office of the Fire Marshall for the Town of Leland, to place a ban on open burning. No open burning is allowed within town limits and we ask that citizens refrain from open burning until further notice.

This burning ban is being enacted with the hope of preventing large fires such as those the area has experienced in the past week. Although this ban does not apply to recreational fires such as charcoal or propane grilling, citizens are urged to be extremely cautious with any type of outdoor fire. Citizens are also advised to be cautious when smoking outdoors, and to dispose of cigarettes in the proper manner.

Any citizen wishing to report open burning or with questions should call the Town of Belville at 910-371-2456 or 9-1-1.

PLANNING DIRECTOR POSITION AVAILABLE

Planning Director-Belville, NC, pop. 1,300 & growing, located in Brunswick County, the fastest growing county in NC. Seeking exp. & energetic Planning Director. Significant changes are happening in Belville, both in land development and internal processes. Reports to Town Administrator. Responsibilities: Current & long range planning, coordinate tech review of development & zoning apps. Must have excellent written, oral & org. skills. Bach.'s deg. in planning or related field & 2 yrs. of relevant exp. req'd. Master's deg. preferred. Knowledge/proficiency using ArcGIS; MS Office; ability to work both independently & in team enviro. Will provide staff support to BOC & Planning Board. Please refer to website, www.townofbelville.com, to review current initiatives and development activity. Please click here to view more detailed position material. Grade 20, salary $38,439 - $54,826 DOQ/E. Excellent benefits. Open until filled. Submit resume to: Town Clerk, 117-G Village Road, Leland, NC 28451, townclerk@townofbelville.com, or fax to (910)371-2474. A job application form is available under Town Forms. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

PUBLIC HEARING APRIL 18, 2007

The Belville Planning Board will hold Public Hearing on April 18, 2007. Click here for more information.

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS PUBLIC HEARING MARCH 26, 2007

The Board of Commissioners will meet to discuss a possible Moratorium Ordinance. Click here for more information. Click here to view the proposed Ordinance.

TOWN HIRES NEW ADMINISTRATOR

The Board of Commissioners voted on 9/11/06 to hire Tracie Davis as Town Administrator. Ms. Davis will start on 1/2/07.

TOWN CLEAN-UP RECOGNITION

The Town of Belville would like to thank all of the volunteers who participated in the recent downtown clean-up.

MOVIE COMPANY COMES TO DOWNTOWN BELVILLE

3 Words Productions spent Wednesday, October 25th, 2006 in Belville on Main Street filming various scenes for the independent feature film "Three Words and a Star".

2006-2007 BUDGET ADOPTED

The Board of Commissioners voted on 6/26/06 to adopt the 2006-2007 budget. Click on the Budget Ordinance and the Budget for additional information.

MISSION STATEMENT AND FIVE YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN ADOPTED BY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS 5/22/06

The Strategic Leadership Committee met May 11, 2006 and reviewed results of citizen input from Town Meetings held on 4/25, 4/27 and 4/29. After determining that all citizen comments and list of priorities were incorporated in the five year strategic plan, the committee decided to recommend to the Board of Commissioners at their 5/22/06 meeting that they adopt the proposed mission statement and five year strategic plan.

Town of Belville
Mission Statement

The Town of Belville is committed to maintaining its distinctive small town character with a balance between aesthetics, growth and the environment while providing quality customer service and fiscal responsibility.

Key Performance Categories

Aesthetics and Environment
Vision - in the year 2010:

  • We have upgraded the entrance to the town
  • We have nature and/or biking trails
  • Hwy. 133 remains a scenic, residentially developed area
  • We have a tree and shrub planting program
  • Our town wetlands and heritage trees have been preserved

Finance and Administration
Vision - in the year 2010:

  • We have an established budget development process with no financial discrepancies
  • We are viewed as being financially responsible
  • We are using common policies and procedures and we are enforcing them
  • We are routinely updating the community on town activities
  • We are appropriately staffed to provide public services
  • We have successfully secured grant money

Responsible Development
Vision - in the year 2010:

  • We have a master plan in place for the downtown that takes into consideration the environment and appropriate ordinances
  • We have a master plan in place for commercial and residential areas that includes consideration for street plans, zoning and aesthetics
  • We have a unified development code in place
  • We have worked to improve the intersection at Hwy 133 and 74/76 so it is safe, effective and accessible We have an aesthetically pleasing mixed use development in the downtown
  • We have quality retail businesses in Belville

Services
Vision - in the year 2010:

  • We have public, viable, open, green space
  • Events in our community are being sponsored
  • We have our road maintenance program fully implemented
  • We are providing improved police protection
  • We have our street light program fully implemented

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS PUBLIC HEARING TO BE HELD SEPTEMBER 24, 2007

There will be a public hearing regarding the question of adopting an amendment to the town charter. Click here for more details.

PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC HEARINGS - SEPTEMBER 19, 2007

The Belville Planning Board will hold three public hearings on September 19, 2007. Click here for more details.

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL MEETING - SEPTEMBER 17, 2007

There will be a Special meeting held on September 17, 2007. Click here for more details.

NOTICE OF MEETING CANCELLATION

The public will take notice that the Belville Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled for Monday, August 27, 2007, at 7:00 p.m., has been cancelled.

LABOR DAY SCHEDULE

Click here to view the Labor Day announcement.

NOTICE OF MEETING CANCELLATION

On August 15, 2007, the Belville Planning Board voted unanimously to cancel their regularly scheduled September 5th, 2007 meeting. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 19th, 2007 at 5:30 pm. The meeting will be held at 117-G Village Rd. Leland, NC 28451.

PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING TOWN CHARTER ON AUGUST 27, 2007

There will be a public hearing concerning an amendment to the town charter at the August 27 Board of Commissioners Meeting. Click here to view the notice.

PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING STREET MAINTENANCE POLICY ON AUGUST 15, 2007

There will be a public hearing concerning a text amendment to the street maintenance policy at the August 15th Planning Board Meeting. Click here to view the notice.

PLANNING BOARD MEETINGS CHANGE

On May 16th 2007, the Belville Planning Board voted unanimously to meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6pm, beginning in the month of August 2007.

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS PUBLIC HEARING ON JULY 23, 2007

A public hearing will be held by the Belville Board of Commissioners to discuss a text amendment regarding preliminary and final subdivision plat applications. Click here for more details.

INDEPENDENCE DAY SCHEDULE

The Belville Town Hall will be closed on Wednesday, July 4t, 2007 in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen on Thursday, July 5th at 8:00 AM.

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL MEETING ON JULY 5, 2007

There will be a Special Meeting to conduct a closed session interview for the Town Planner position. Click here for more details.

PLANNING BOARD SPECIAL MEETING ON JULY 11, 2007

There will be a Special Meeting to discuss the Belville Town Plan. Click here for more details.

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING MORATORIUM- JUNE 25, 2007

There will be a hearing to discuss a temporary development moratorium. Click here for more details.

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS PUBLIC HEARING - JUNE 25, 2007

There will be a hearing to review an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance and to review a rezoning request. Click here and click here for more details.

MEMORIAL DAY SCHEDULE

Click here to view the Town's Memorial Day schedule.

PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC HEARING - JUNE 20, 2007

There will be a hearing to review Ordinance No. 64. Click here for more details.

PLANNING BOARD APPOINTMENTS

On May 29th, 2007, the Belville Board of Commissioners voted to reappoint Scott Evans to the Planning Board. Mark McAllister was also appointed to serve a three-year term as a Belville Planning Board Member.

IMPORTANT PUBLIC NOTICE - BAN ON OPEN BURNING - APRIL 27, 2007

The lack of rain in recent weeks, and the resulting dry, hazardous burning conditions has made it necessary for the Town of Belville, in conjunction with the Office of the Fire Marshall for Brunswick County and the Office of the Fire Marshall for the Town of Leland, to place a ban on open burning. No open burning is allowed within town limits and we ask that citizens refrain from open burning until further notice.

This burning ban is being enacted with the hope of preventing large fires such as those the area has experienced in the past week. Although this ban does not apply to recreational fires such as charcoal or propane grilling, citizens are urged to be extremely cautious with any type of outdoor fire. Citizens are also advised to be cautious when smoking outdoors, and to dispose of cigarettes in the proper manner. Any citizen wishing to report open burning or with questions should call the Town of Belville at 910-371-2456 or 9-1-1.

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING CHANGE

On April 23, 2007, the Belville Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to change their regularly scheduled May meeting date to Tuesday, May 29th, 2007 at 7pm. The meeting will be held at 117-G Village Rd. Leland, NC 28451.

PLANNING DIRECTOR POSITION AVAILABLE

Planning Director-Belville, NC, pop. 1,300 & growing, located in Brunswick County, the fastest growing county in NC. Seeking exp. & energetic Planning Director. Significant changes are happening in Belville, both in land development and internal processes. Reports to Town Administrator. Responsibilities: Current & long range planning, coordinate tech review of development & zoning apps. Must have excellent written, oral & org. skills. Bach.'s deg. in planning or related field & 2 yrs. of relevant exp. req'd. Master's deg. preferred. Knowledge/proficiency using ArcGIS; MS Office; ability to work both independently & in team enviro. Will provide staff support to BOC & Planning Board. Please refer to website, www.townofbelville.com, to review current initiatives, development activity & review more detailed position material. Starting salary DOQ/E. Excellent benefits. Open until filled. Submit resume to: Town Clerk, 117-G Village Road, Leland, NC 28451, townclerk@townofbelville.com,or fax to (910)371-2474. Please click here to view additional information regarding the position. A job application form is available under Town Forms.

THE BELVILLE PLANNING BOARD WILL HOLD PUBLIC HEARING

The Belville Planning Board will hold Public Hearing on April 18, 2007. Click here for more information.

BELVILLE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS NOTICE OF WORKSHOP RETREAT

The Belville Board of Commissioners will hold a retreat on Saturday, March 24, 2007. Click here for more information.

HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF BELVILLE! JOIN US IN FEBRUARY 2007 FOR PLANNING AND DESIGN WORKSHOPS!

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