2010 BOARD ACTIONS

TOWN BOARD
PLANNING BOARD
  1. Adopted R10-15-Resolution By The Belville Board Of Commissioners Accepting And Endorsing The Solid Waste Management Plan Of 2019 For Brunswick County
  2. Adopted a job description for a full-time Public Works Technician and hired Pat Walsh as the Public Works Technician, effective January 3, 2011
  1. Tasked staff to draft a full-time job description for the public works technician position.
  2. Placed a hiring freeze on the finance officer position until the end of the 2010/2011 fiscal year and retained part-time bookkeeping services from Goodson & Taylor, CPAs.
  1. Adopted R10-12 - Resolution By The Belville Board Of Commissioners In Support Of North Carolina's Current Public Alcoholic Beverage Control System.
  2. Reaffirmed the 2006 decision to compensate the Belville ABC Board Chairman at the rate of $225 per meeting.
  3. Authorized staff to submit a 2011 NCDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Grant Initiative Application
  4. Adopted R10-13 - Resolution By The Belville Board Of Commissioners Authorizing The Submittal Of A Grant Application For The 2011 North Carolina Bicycle And Pedestrian Grant Initiative.
  5. Adopted R10-14 - Resolution By The Belville Board Of Commissioners Amending The Business Policy And Procedure Manual And Adopting A New Code Of Ethics.
  6. Adopted the 2011 Board Of Commissioners Meeting Calendar, 2011 Planning Board Meeting Calendar and 2011 Planning and Zoning Application Submittal Deadline Calendar.
  7. Adopted Ordinance 2010-14 Ordinance Amending The Subdivision Ordinance And Articles 7,8,9,12,15 and 20 Of The Town Of Belville; thereby amending said ordinances to conform to the recent form of government change and adopted a consistency statement outlining that doing so is in line with the Vision 2020 Plan, Future Land Use Plan and in the best interest of the citizens and the public.
  8. Called a special meeting on Dec. 2, 2010 to discuss the administrative staff/finance officer vacancy.
  1. Removed the title of Tax Collector from Town Administrator/Clerk Athina Williams and appointed Ms. Williams as Interim Finance Officer.
  2. Appointed Administrative Assistant April Willetts as Tax Collector.
  3. Entered into a contract with Goodson & Taylor, CPAs to perform temporary bookkeeping services.
  4. Adopted proposed text amendments to Articles 3,6,7,10 and 12 of the Zoning Ordinance, and the Subdivision Ordinance and deleted in its entirety the Word and Term Definitions document; and adopted a statement outlining that doing so is in line with the Town of Belville Vision 2020 Plan, the Comprehensive Plan, the Future Land Use Plan and is in the best interest of the citizens and the public.
  5. Adopted a budget amendment to the 2010/2011 Fiscal Year Budget.
  6. Adopted R10-10 - Resolution By The Belville Board Of Commissioners Expressing Appreciation And Thanks To Carrie Newman, 2009-2010 Teacher Of The Year At Belville Elementary School.
  7. Appointed Commissioner Charles Bost, Commissioner Donna Schardien and Town Administrator/Clerk Athina Williams to serve on the Human Resources Committee to review applications for the current Finance Officer vacancy.
  1. Tabled the adoption and presentation of the resolution honoring Ms. Carrie Newman, 2009/2010 Teacher Of The Year.
  2. Adopted proposed text amendments to Article 6 (General, Dimensional, Use and Structure Regulations) and to the Word and Term Definitions For The Subdivision And Commercial Regulations And Zoning Ordinances For The Town Of Belville, North Carolina; and adopted a statement outlining that doing so is in line with the Town of Belville Vision 2020 Plan, the Comprehensive Plan, the Future Land Use Plan and is in the best interest of the citizens and the public.
  3. Adopted Ordinance 2010-11-Ordinance Amending Article 6 Of The Zoning Ordinance And The Word And Term Definitions For The Subdivision And Commercial Regulations And Zoning Ordinances For The Town Of Belville.
  4. Voted to enter into a contract with Time Warner Cable for telephone services.
  5. Entered into a contract with Safebuilt Carolinas, Inc. for building inspection services, effective October 1, 2010.
  6. Adopted Ord. 2010-12 - An Ordinance Establishing Building Regulations For The Town Of Belville, North Carolina.
  7. Approved a 10% salary increase for the Finance Director and Town Administrator, retroactive to July 1, 2010.
  1. Adopted R10-11 - Resolution In Support Of Proclamation By Governor Beverly Perdue For Fall Litter Sweep 2010
  2. Modified the Roadway Easement Agreement regarding the Blackwell Road realignment project, by extending the date upon which the new road needs to be built to January 31, 2011.
  1. Adopted Ordinance 2010-10-An Ordinance Amending The Charter Of The Town Of Belville, Creating The Office Of Town Administrator And Providing For The Powers And Duties Of That Office; thereby changing the form of government to mayor-council.
  2. Appointed Chris Sammons as Finance Director and Budget Officer. Appointed Jim Eldridge as Town Attorney. Appointed Athina Williams as Town Administrator/Clerk, Tax Collector and Zoning/Subdivision Administrator.
  3. Adopted Ordinance 2010-09-Ordinance Amending Articles 2, General Provisions, 9, Review And Approval Procedures And 10, Landscaping And Tree Protection Of The Town Of Belville Zoning Ordinance; thereby approving proposed text amendments to the following portions of the Zoning Ordinance: Article 2 (General Provisions), adding a new section 2.6 Computation of Time, Article 9 (Review and Approval Procedures), correcting an administrative error and Article 10 (Landscaping and Tree Protection) with amendments, amending buffer regulations; and adopted a consistency statement outlining that doing so is in line with the Town of Belville Vision 2020 Plan, the Comprehensive Plan, the Future Land Use Plan, and is in the best interest of the citizens and the public.
  4. Adopted Ordinance 2010-08-Ordinance Amending Article 12, Sign Regulations, Of The Town Of Belville Zoning Ordinance; thereby approving proposed text amendments to Article 12 (Sign Regulations) of the Zoning Ordinance, to amend window sign regulations, and adopted a consistency statement outlining that doing so is in line with the Town of Belville Vision 2020 Plan, the Comprehensive Plan, the Future Land Use Plan, and is in the best interest of the citizens and the public.
  5. Entered into an agreement with Safebuilt Carolinas, Inc. for building inspection services, pending legal review of the contract and termination of the current agreement with Brunswick County.
  1. Tabled discussion of Cape Fear Skyway Project.
  2. Tabled discussion of Communication Services.
  3. Approved budget amendment for FY 2009-2010.
  1. Approved proposed text amendments to Article 12 of the Zoning Ordinance, to provide for the regulation of off-site advertising, to amend regulations regarding signs displayed during construction and to clarify the existing regulation of window signs; and adopted a statement outlining that doing so is in line with the Town of Belville Vision 2020 Plan, the Comprehensive Plan, the Future Land Use Plan, and is in the best interest of the citizens and the public.
  2. Adopted Ordinance 2010-07-Ordinance Amending Article 12, Sign Regulations, Of The Town Of Belville Zoning Ordinance.
  3. Approved the 2010/2011 Fiscal Year Budget.
  4. Adopted Ordinance 2010-06 An Ordinance To Appropriate Funds And Raise Revenues For The Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2010 And Ending June 30, 2011.
  5. Conducted a public hearing on the question of adopting an amendment to the Town's charter changing the form of government to the mayor-council form of government.
  6. Entered into a contract with Thompson, Price, Scott, Adams & Co. for municipal auditing services.
  1. Adopted a job description for the part-time public works technician position (replaces the part-time street maintenance technician position).
  2. Reduced the allocation of $40,000 to $30,000 for drainage repairs in the 2010-2011 draft fiscal year budget.
  3. Removed the allocation of $2,000 for the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce's Business Expo and Spring Fest from the 2010-2011 draft fiscal year budget.
  4. Voted to provide staff with a merit raise of up to a 6% for the 2010-2011 fiscal year, based on a performance measurement system and to remove the allocation of a cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA).
  1. Adopted R10-09-Resolution By The Belville Board of Commissioners In Support Of The North Brunswick Blueway
  2. Adopted proposed text amendments to Article 5 (Zoning Districts, Permitted Uses and Dimensional Requirements) and Article 22 (Miscellaneous) of the Zoning Ordinance and the Word and Term Definitions for the Subdivision and Commercial Regulations, to regulate as a permitted accessory use, "internet cafés," "cybercafés," "cyber-sweepstakes gaming operations'" or similar uses, however designated, where patrons use computers, usually for a fee, to participate in games of chance or sweepstakes; and adopted a consistency statement outlining that doing so is in line with the Town of Belville Vision 2020 Plan, the Comprehensive Plan, the Future Land Use Plan, and is in the best interest of the citizens and the public.
  3. Adopted Ord. 2010-05 - Ordinance Amending The Word And Term Definitions For The Subdivision And Commercial Regulations And Zoning Ordinances For The Town Of Belville And The Town Of Belville Zoning Ordinance
  4. Appointed Mr. Graham Swift to serve a three-year term on the Belville Planning Board, beginning in July 2010, reappointed Mr. David Stanley to serve a three-year term, beginning in August of 2010 and reappointed Mr. Scott Milligan to serve a three-year term, beginning in September of 2010.
  5. Approved a budget amendment to the 2009-2010 Fiscal Year Budget.
  6. Authorized staff to accept requests-for-proposal for auditing services, beginning on May 25, 2010.
  7. Adopted R10-06-Resolution Of Intent To Consider An Ordinance Amending The Charter (Mayor-Council Form of Government).
  1. Voted to donate $25,000 to the Leland Fire and Rescue Department, $1000 to Communities In Schools and $500 to Brunswick Family Assistance.
  2. Approved a two-year contract with Eldridge Law Firm for legal services, ending June 30, 2012.
  3. Denied the renewal of the contract with Johnson Environmental & Disaster Consulting Services for debris management and removal, as of December 31, 2010.
  4. Approved a full-time administrative support assistant position for the 2010/2011 fiscal year.
  5. Tasked staff to create a job description for a part-time street maintenance technician position for the 2010/2011 fiscal year.
  6. Voted not to become a stakeholder in the 2010 Waterford Summer Concert Series and not to donate to local schools in the 2010/2011 fiscal year.
  7. Entered into an interlocal agreement with the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority, and donated $4,814 to support the Brunswick Connector.
  8. Voted to have a special meeting on June 3, 2010 at 7 pm, to discuss the 2010/2011 fiscal year draft budget.
  9. Voted not to continue to contribute $25,000 to the capital improvement plan for the construction of a future town hall.
  10. Voted to decrease the ad valorem tax rate by 25%, to 6.83 cents per hundred.
  1. No action taken.
  1. Appointed Mr. Joe Henson to serve a three-year term on the Belville ABC Board.
  2. Voted to accept applications for upcoming Planning Board Vacancies until May 14, 2010.
  3. Adopted 2010-04 - Ordinance Establishing A Sixty-Day Moratorium On The Operation And Expansion Of Cyber-sweepstakes Uses Within The Town Of Belville; and tasked staff to draft text amendments to Article 5, Zoning Districts, Permitted Uses, and Dimensional Requirements, and Article 22, Miscellaneous, of the Town of Belville Zoning Ordinance, and the Word and Term Definitions for the Subdivision and Commercial Regulations and Zoning Ordinances for the Town of Belville for review at the May Planning Board meeting.
  4. Voted to rezone PIN 04700031 (3.53 acres recently annexed into the town limits} to (I) Industrial; and adopted a consistency statement outlining that doing so is in line with the Town of Belville Vision 2020 Plan, the Comprehensive Plan, the Future Land Use Plan and is in the best interest of the citizens and the public.
  5. Adopted R10-08 - Resolution Requesting That North Carolina Department Of Transportation Abandon A Portion Of Blackwell Road (SR 1551) Upon The Construction And Opening Of A Realigned Portion Thereof.
  1. Voted to call a Special Meeting on May 20, 2010 to discuss the 2010/2011 Fiscal Year Draft Budget.
  2. Approved a budget amendment for the 2009/2010 Fiscal Year.
  3. Approved an amendment to the Business Policy and Procedures Manual, thereby requiring that no more than 65% of the town's moneys shall be placed with a single financial institution.
  4. Voted to freeze the Planner/Zoning Code Administrator position until Fiscal Year 2011/2012.
  5. Entered into a contract with Coastline Engineering for the 2010/2011 Fiscal Year.
  6. Adopted R10-07 - Resolution By The Belville Board of Commissioners Authorizing A Contract With Brunswick County For The Provision Of Property Tax Information And Full Service Billing And Collection Of Ad Valorem Taxes and entered into said agreement.
  1. Adopted R10-04- A Resolution Affirming The Belville Board of Commissioners' Support Of And Partnership With The 2010 Census
  2. Adopted Ord. 2010-01 - Ordinance Amending Subdivision and Commercial Regulations Of The Town of Belville, thereby adopting text amendments to provide new procedures for appeals to subdivision plat decisions; and adopted a consistency statement outlining that doing so is in line with the Town of Belville's Zoning Ordinance and is in the best interest of the citizens and the public.
  3. Adopted Ord. 2010-03-Ordinance Amending Town of Belville Zoning Ordinance, thereby amending the Table of Permitted Uses and providing for additional parking standards and regulations; and adopted a consistency statement outlining that doing so is in line with the Town of Belville's Zoning Ordinance and is in the best interest of the citizens and the public.
  4. Voted to accept applications for appointment for the ABC Board vacancy until April 16, 2010 and make an appointment at the April 26, 2010 regular meeting.
  5. Adopted the amended 2010-2011 FY Budget Calendar, and set the date for the budget workshop for Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 9 am.
  6. Adopted R10-05-Resolution In Support Of Proclamation By Governor Beverly Perdue For Spring Litter Sweep 2010 (April 17-May 1); and authorized staff to ask for volunteers to conduct a Litter Sweep on Saturday, May 1, 2010 in the Glendale Subdivision.
  7. Tasked staff to research the impact of reducing zoning compliance fees and altering the current system of providing building inspections services.
  8. Tabled the adoption of R10-06-Resolution of Intent To Amend Charter To Provide For Mayor-Council Form of Government.
  9. Tabled the review of the Legislative Update.
  1. Rescinded R09-04A - A Resolution Requesting That NCDOT Release The Portion Of Blackwell Road (SR 1511) Between Chappell Loop Road And NC Hwy 133 From The State Maintained Road System, pending further assurances from Urban Smart Growth - Belville, LLC as to their ability to perform under the roadway easement agreement.
  2. Removed title of Mayor Pro Tem from Commissioner Sharon Collins.
  3. Appointed Commissioner Mike Allen as Mayor Pro Tem.
  4. Voted to task staff to draft a resolution of intent to amend the town charter and change the form of government to mayor-council form of government, for presentation at the March 22, 2010 regular meeting.
  1. Adopted the amended town manager job description.
  2. Voted to have a special meeting on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 7pm to discuss the form of government and the Blackwell Road realignment project.
  3. Annexed 3.53 acres (PIN 04700031) into the town's corporate limits and adopted Ordinance 2010-02-Ordinance Extending The Town of Belville's Corporate Limits.
  4. Appointed Charles Bost as Commissioner, to fill a vacancy which expires in December of 2011.
  5. Adopted R10-02 - Resolution By The Belville Board of Commissioners In Support Of The Northern Mayors' Request To The Brunswick County Commissioners To Drop Or Settle The Lawsuit Against Brunswick Regional Water And Sewer H2GO.
  1. Appointed Deputy Town Clerk/Tax Collector Athina Williams as Interim Town Manager.
  2. Affirmed decision made by Belville Planning Board to deny a preliminary plat application filed by Coastal Land Design, PLLC regarding the proposed Poole Road Commercial Park.
  3. Approved a budget amendment for Fiscal Year 2009-2010.
  4. Voted to contribute $2,000 to the Brunswick County Sheriff's Department for office furniture to be placed in the substation at Brunswick Forest.
  5. Adopted Resolution R10-01-Resolution Directing The Town Clerk To Investigate A Petition For Annexation Received Under N.C.G.S. 160A-31 (McWaters Annexation).
  1. Voted to accept applications for appointment for the Commissioner vacancy beginning January 8, 2010 and ending February 8, 2010.
  2. Voted to terminate the contract with Town Manager Tracie Davis, effective immediately.






















  1. Tasked staff to draft text amendments to Article 3 (Definition of Terms) of the Zoning Ordinance.
  2. Tasked staff to draft text amendments to the Subdivision Ordinance regarding administrative appeals to subdivisions.
  1. Recommended that the Board of Commissioners approve proposed text amendments to the zoning and subdivision ordinances which would conform said documents to the recent change in the form of government and adopted a statement outlining that doing so is in line with the Town of Belville Vision 2020 Plan, the Comprehensive 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 the revised 2011 Planning Board Meeting Calendar and the 2011 Planning & Zoning Application Submittal Deadline Calendar.
  1. Scheduled a public hearing for November 3, 2010 at 6pm regarding proposed text amendments to the Zoning Ordinance, due to the recent change in the form of government.
  2. Recommended that the Board of Commissioners adopt proposed text amendments with revisions to articles 3,6,7,10 and 12 of the Zoning Ordinance, and the Subdivision Ordinance and delete in its entirety the Word and Term Definitions document; and adopted a statement outlining that doing so is in line with the Town of Belville Vision 2020 Plan, the Comprehensive Plan, the Future Land Use Plan and is in the best interest of the citizens and the public.
  1. Scheduled a public hearing for October 6, 2010 to review proposed text amendments to the Word and Term Definitions for the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances.
  1. Recommended that the Board of Commissioners approve proposed text amendments with revisions to Article 6 (General, Dimensional, Use and Structure Regulations) and to the Word and Term Definitions For The Subdvision And Commercial Regulations And Zoning Ordinances For The Town Of Belville, North Carolina; and adopted a statement outlining that doing so is in line with the Town of Belville Vision 2020 Plan, the Comprehensive Plan, the Future Land Use Plan and is in the best interest of the citizens and the public.
  1. Recommended that the Board of Commissioners approve proposed text amendments to Article 12 (Sign Regulations) of the Zoning Ordinance, to amend window sign regulations, and adopted a consistency statement outlining that doing so is in line with the Town of Belville Vision 2020 Plan, the Comprehensive 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 the following portions of the Zoning Ordinance: Article 2 (General Provisions), adding a new section 2.6 Computation of Time, Article 9 (Review and Approval Procedures), correcting an administrative error and Article 10 (Landscaping and Tree Protection) with amendments, amending buffer regulations; and adopted a consistency statement outlining that doing so is in line with the Town of Belville Vision 2020 Plan, the Comprehensive Plan, the Future Land Use Plan, and is in the best interest of the citizens and the public.
  1. Elected Mr. Lee Taylor as Chairman and Mr. Joe Boyd as Vice Chairman for a one-year term.
  2. Recommended that the Board of Commissioners approve proposed text amendments to Article 12 of the Zoning Ordinance, to provide for the regulation of off-site advertising, to amend regulations regarding signs displayed during construction and to clarify the existing regulation of window signs; and that doing so is in line with the Town of Belville Vision 2020 Plan, the Comprehensive Plan, the Future Land Use Plan, and is in the best interest of the citizens and the public.
  1. Recommended that the Board of Commissioners approve amended text amendments to Article 5, Zoning Districts, Permitted Uses, and Dimensional Requirements, and Article 22, Miscellaneous, of the Town of Belville Zoning Ordinance, and the Word and Term Definitions for the Subdivision and Commercial Regulations and Zoning Ordinances for the Town of Belville; and adopted a consistency statement outlining that doing so is in line with the Town of Belville Vision 2020 Plan, the Comprehensive Plan, the Future Land Use Plan and is in the best interest of the citizens and the public.
  2. Voted to table the election of Planning Board Chairman and Vice Chairman.
  1. Recommended that the Board of Commissioners rezone PIN 04700031 (3.53 acres recently annexed into the town limits to (I) Industrial; and adopted a consistency statement outlining that doing so is in line with the Town of Belville Vision 2020 Plan, the Comprehensive 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 consider (1) the adoption of a moratorium on electronic gaming operations (cyber-sweepstakes cafes), (2) tasking staff to draft text amendments to the zoning ordinance which will regulate said establishments and (3) amending the privilege license schedule to include a fee for electronic gaming operations (cyber-sweepstakes cafes).
  1. Recommended that the Board of Commissioners adopt proposed text amendments to Articles 5 and 11 of the Town of Belville Zoning Ordinance to amend the Table of Permitted used and to provide for additional parking standards and regulations; and that doing so is consistent with the Vision 2020 Plan, the Land Use Plan, the Zoning Ordinance and is in the best interest of the citizens and the public.
  2. Recommended that the Board of Commissioners adopt proposed text amendments to Article III of the Subdivision and Commercial Regulations for the Town of Belville, to delete the references to appealing subdivision plat decisions contained in Sections 304.2 Final Plat for Minor Subdivision, 306.3 Review Procedure and 307.2 Submission Procedure, and to add a new Section 311 Appealing Subdivision Decisions providing that appeals of subdivision plat decisions shall be made to the superior court in accordance with the provisions of recently enacted G.S. § 160A-377; and that doing so is consistent with the Vision 2020 Plan, the Land Use Plan, the Zoning Ordinance and is in the best interest of the citizens and the public.
  1. Recommended that the Board of Commissioners approve the amended mitigation actions for the 2009 Brunswick County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.
  1. Approved the 2010 Planning Board Meeting Calendar.
  2. Approved the 2010 Planning & Zoning Submittal Deadline Calendars.
  3. Recommended that the Board of Commissioners investigate the provision of curbside recycling for town residents.