City of Wilmington, NC Government

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🔷 FREE WIFI 🔷Need wireless internet? We've got you covered! The city has activated three WiFi Zones located at Maides Pa...
03/29/2021

🔷 FREE WIFI 🔷

Need wireless internet? We've got you covered! The city has activated three WiFi Zones located at Maides Park, MLK Community Center, and the Wilmington Police Department to provide people in Wilmington with access to high-speed internet. It's free and open to anyone -- just connect to the network "CoW_FreeWifi" and you're good to go.

Since March 2020 there have been 17,462 cases of COVID-19 in our county. Continue to practice prevention measures and wh...
03/25/2021

Since March 2020 there have been 17,462 cases of COVID-19 in our county. Continue to practice prevention measures and when it's your spot, take your shot. Let's stay healthy, Wilm!

Since March 2020, there have been a total of 17,426 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 163 residents have died from COVID-19. There are currently 736 active cases in New Hanover County. See more NHC data at Health.NHCgov.com/Coronavirus

Daily case counts have decreased in the past few weeks, but serve as a reminder that the protective measures we all have been practicing make an impact on our community.

New Hanover County remains Yellow in the state County Alert system, with significant spread of COVID-19. As spring welcomes warmer weather, gardens begin to bloom, and restrictions ease, continue to keep our community safe. Wear a mask, wait six feet, and wash those hands!

It’s #NationalPuppyDay! Here are some paw-some ways to celebrate your four legged best friends:  🐾 Play date at Empie Do...
03/23/2021

It’s #NationalPuppyDay! Here are some paw-some ways to celebrate your four legged best friends:

🐾 Play date at Empie Dog Park.

🐾 Quality time at one of the many pet-friendly businesses around the city.

🐾 A stroll through downtown (complete with a photo shoot at your favorite spot!).

And don’t forget to give your pup an extra head scratch from us here at the City of Wilm!

Got a favorite spot to take Fido? Let us know in the comments.

📸: @_sarahlauer_

Thanks to the Lisa Libraries Grant, the MLK Center recently received 250 books and 25 audio CDs/DVDs valued at $2,930, w...
03/23/2021

Thanks to the Lisa Libraries Grant, the MLK Center recently received 250 books and 25 audio CDs/DVDs valued at $2,930, with several written in different languages including Mandarin, Japanese and Spanish!

The Community Center serves approximately 350 children a month with ages ranging from 4 – 17 years old. The programs and events at the center are geared toward helping youth develop self-esteem, confidence, and life skills.

WORLD WATER DAY: The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has many projects underway to increase and enhance our community...
03/22/2021

WORLD WATER DAY: The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has many projects underway to increase and enhance our community's water supply, including the new granular activated carbon filters at the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant, which will significantly cut #PFAS. It is expected to be online by this time next year!

Learn more about the project and what it means for you here: www.cfpua.org/sweeney

It's #WorldWaterDay, a day to reflect on what water means to our communities around the globe 💧🌍

Here at CFPUA, we're celebrating the many projects underway to increase and enhance our community's water supply. By this time next year, new granular activated carbon filters will be online at our Sweeney Water Treatment Plant, significantly cutting #PFAS. The new Kings Bluff Raw Water Transmission Main will also be helping local water utilities keep pace with growth in our region.

We also celebrate the work our 300+ employees do to provide quality water and wastewater services to our customers every single day 👏

#WorldWaterDay2021
#Water2Me
#ValuingWater

In recent years, flooding from hurricanes, 1000-year storms, tidal flooding and intense non-tropical storms have caused ...
03/21/2021
Eastern NC Elected Officials Announce Legislative Priorities to Equip Region for Recovery and Resilience from Flood Events

In recent years, flooding from hurricanes, 1000-year storms, tidal flooding and intense non-tropical storms have caused widespread damage to eastern NC communities. These events revealed the region’s vulnerability to more frequent and severe floods demonstrate the need to build more resilient communities.

“Hurricane Florence was nearly the straw that broke the camel’s back,” said Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo. “That hurricane was the exclamation point at the end of a long series of damaging flood events that compelled elected officials from the eastern part of the state to come together in search of solutions. Our communities had been struggling to recover from damaging floods, and challenged to build back in a way that made us less vulnerable to facing the same threats again the next time a storm or heavy rains rolled through. Through our work together, we’ve found pathways to recovery and resilience, and now we need the funding to implement the next steps we’ve identified.”

Read more about the funding priorities for critical flood recovery and protection projects that Eastern NC elected officials recently announced here >>> http://ow.ly/TcZY50E3wDJ

 In a press conference Thursday, elected officials with the Eastern NC Recovery and Resilience Alliance announced six policy and funding priorities for the NC General Assembly.

Spring is officially in full bloom, Wilm! 💐
03/20/2021

Spring is officially in full bloom, Wilm! 💐

Everyone has a role to play when it comes to protecting our local waterways. Here's a quick and easy tip from Heal Our W...
03/20/2021

Everyone has a role to play when it comes to protecting our local waterways. Here's a quick and easy tip from Heal Our Waterways on how you can be a part of the solution.

What other ways are you helping protect the local waterways? Tell us in the comments ⬇

Looking for a quick way to help protect local waterways? Consider rerouting downspouts from your driveway to your lawn or other vegetated area! This is a great way to soak in stormwater runoff and prevent it from potentially washing pollutants, like bacteria and motor oil, to our local waterways.

Simple downspout rerouters can range from $10-$15 at your local home improvement store, but you can also find more decorative ones to feature as a part of your landscaping. Be creative! 🌿

Image: A brown downspout rerouter is attached to a downspout at a house and is directed toward vegetation and away from a driveway.

Happy #NCArborDay, Wilm! We've got a lot to celebrate this year. The Wilmington Tree Initiative not only met its goal of...
03/19/2021

Happy #NCArborDay, Wilm! We've got a lot to celebrate this year.

The Wilmington Tree Initiative not only met its goal of planting 1739 trees by Fall 2021, it exceeded its goal by planting more than double that in about half the time!

To be specific, the City of Wilmington, along with our WTI partners, have planted 3,066 trees and have given away 4,615 trees since the Initiative launched last year. WTI has also received more than $70,000 in corporate sponsorships and in-kind donations, which goes toward purchasing and planting the trees.

Like Mayor Bill Saffo said during his remarks this morning at the annual tree planting with the Cape Fear Garden Club, Inc. at Williston Middle School, as exciting as this is, and as proud as we are, the work continues.

That's why we're continuing the Initiative, creating new development codes that prioritize trees, and getting more people involved.

We're digging in because together we'll grow our urban forest.

*CLOSURE NOTICE*City of Wilmington administrative offices will close at 4pm today in advance of an anticipated severe we...
03/18/2021

*CLOSURE NOTICE*

City of Wilmington administrative offices will close at 4pm today in advance of an anticipated severe weather event. Current forecasts predict severe weather moving into the Wilmington area by mid-afternoon and lasting into the evening. City office employees are encouraged to depart from work at 4pm or earlier with supervisor approval.

Friday operations will resume as normal.

⚠️ The Board of Adjustments meeting scheduled for 1pm will continue as scheduled. All other afternoon meetings are cancelled and will be rescheduled.

⚠️ Trash and recycling customers are encouraged to have all trash bins secured prior to the weather event. Customers with scheduled Friday collection are asked to not place their bins at the road until after the weather event has passed and are reminded that collection service begins at 7am. Trash and recycling customers who participate in the downtown Blue Bag program are encouraged to secure all trash prior to and throughout the weather event, and that the scheduled 6pm pickup may experience service interruption due to weather.

⚠️ All afternoon and evening recreation programs have been cancelled, which includes after school programs at community centers and youth and adult sports. The final tee time at the Municipal Golf Course is at noon. Inland Greens Golf will close at 1pm.

⚠️ Please note the following meeting notices of cancellation: Municipal Services District (MSD) Advisory Board scheduled for today, March 18 at 3:00pm is cancelled due threat of severe weather. City Council’s Naming Committee Focus Group scheduled for today, March 18 at 5:30pm is cancelled due to threat of severe weather.

City of Wilmington Parks & Recreation Wilmington, NC Police Department Wilmington, NC Fire Department Heal Our Waterways

Are you severe weather ready? Take the time to prepare now before bad weather strikes. Save this, share this, or even sc...
03/18/2021

Are you severe weather ready? Take the time to prepare now before bad weather strikes. Save this, share this, or even screenshot these tips to help keep you and your family safe. ⁣


⚠️ What you need to know about today's potential for severe weather ⚠️⁣

The US National Weather Service Wilmington NC's recent update says "numerous to widespread thunderstorms will be capable of producing damaging wind gusts of 60+ mph, a few tornadoes, and some large hail." Expect to see impacts of the storm in our area starting around 4-5 p.m. with higher intensity around 7-8 p.m. ⁣


We'll share updates as they become available. Be prepared. Be safe.

IMPORTANT: There is potential for severe weather in our area tomorrow afternoon and into the night. Now is the time to t...
03/17/2021

IMPORTANT: There is potential for severe weather in our area tomorrow afternoon and into the night. Now is the time to take precautions and be prepared.

➡️ Bring in/tie down any loose objects that could become projectiles in gusty winds.
➡️ Have a flash light and extra batteries in case you lose power.
➡️ Follow local media and the US National Weather Service Wilmington NC for up to date information. Sign up for weather alerts here: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/NCNEWHAN/subscriber/new?topic_id=EM_4

Stay safe, Wilm!

AS OF 4PM WED 3/17/21... Widespread severe storms remain likely across the Carolinas Thursday. There is increased threat of isolated severe storms developing late morning/early afternoon, mainly across SE NC. Then a broken line of storms enter our western areas around 2-4pm, moving offshore by 8-10pm. All modes of severe weather possible, with chance for significant winds and tornadoes biggest threats.

Latest briefing can be found at https://www.weather.gov/media/ilm/LatestBriefing.pdf. Next briefing scheduled for 4am Thursday morning.

Be sure you have MULTIPLE ways to receive weather alerts tomorrow (phone apps, NOAA weather radio, TV, etc) and havfe a SAFE PLACE from strong winds and tornadoes if a warning is issued for your area. #ilmwx #scwx #ncwx

The Wilmington City Council met last night. Here's a quick recap of what happened: ➡️Approved an on-call engineering ser...
03/17/2021

The Wilmington City Council met last night. Here's a quick recap of what happened:

➡️Approved an on-call engineering services contract to expedite the design and construction of the southern portion of the Greenville Loop Trail, which will run along Holly Tree Drive from South College Road to Pine Grove Drive. Council approved a similar contract for the northern part of the Greenville Loop Trail earlier this month. The design of the 4.3 mile multi-use path is being split into sections to expedite the project.

➡️Held a public hearing regarding a $21 million bond refinancing that will be voted on at the April 6 Council meeting. This will allow the city to save money by obtaining a lower interest rate on money previously borrowed to complete capital projects. These projects include street, streetscape and Riverwalk improvements, park improvements including construction of a multi-field sports complex (a 2016 parks bond project), and upgrades to City Hall.

➡️Authorized an ordinance to reduce the speed limit on Greenville Loop Road from 40 mph to 35 mph and to reduce it from 30 mph to 25 mph in the Bradley Creek Elementary School Zone on Greenville Loop Road.

➡️OK'd a $230,000 agreement with the developer of the Aloft Hotel to construct a 300 foot Riverwalk access that will connect Water Street to the Riverwalk behind the new hotel at the foot of Red Cross Street. The walkway will be enhanced with decorative lighting, bricks, planters, benches and landscaping.

03/16/2021
City Newsletter Fall 2020 Resident Survey | City of Wilmington, NC

INPUT NEEDED: This 9 questions survey is designed to better understand how our community shares and receives news and information. Help us better serve you by taking a few minutes to answer these questions.

🔗 https://www.wilmingtonnc.gov/departments/general/city-newsletter-fall-2020-resident-survey

Are there activities that you do not currently use the city’s website for but would like to be able to perform through the website? If so, what?

03/16/2021
City extends free Wi-Fi access

In an effort to expand internet access to more Wilmington residents – a priority of the Wilmington City Council – the City of Wilmington has worked to provide free, outdoor WiFi zones throughout the city. Three sites are currently active (located at Maides Park, MLK Community Center, Wilmington Police Department), with more planned for the future. Take a look 👇

BRICK STREET REHABILITATION: As part of the initiative to restore old brick streets in the downtown area, city crews wil...
03/14/2021

BRICK STREET REHABILITATION: As part of the initiative to restore old brick streets in the downtown area, city crews will be working on South 13th street between Dock and Ann Streets beginning Monday March 15 to restore this two block stretch of brick street. The work is expected to last 3-4 weeks. Crews will be removing asphalt from existing brick and repairing the brick surface. The road will be closed to through traffic one block at a time.

➡️ BE A LOOKER ⬅️Every year, an average of 176 pedestrians and 22 bicyclists are killed in North Carolina.The greater Wi...
03/13/2021

➡️ BE A LOOKER ⬅️

Every year, an average of 176 pedestrians and 22 bicyclists are killed in North Carolina.

The greater Wilmington area is consistently ranked among one of the most dangerous regions in North Carolina for bike/pedestrian safety based on collisions with motor vehicles.

All of us- drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians- must be vigilant and on the lookout for one another. All of us must be a looker.

The BE A LOOKER PLEDGE is a commitment to embrace bicycling and walking as legitimate modes of transportation, to educate oneself on rules of the road, and to prioritize safety.

Visit https://www.wmpo.org/bealooker/ to sign the pledge!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Cape Fear River Watch and Keep New Hanover Beautiful will be back at it this Saturday, March 13th...
03/12/2021

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Cape Fear River Watch and Keep New Hanover Beautiful will be back at it this Saturday, March 13th from 9-11am, cleaning up Randall Pond in the Burnt Mill Creek watershed, based out of the pond’s southern bank near the intersection of Ashley Circle and Decatur Drive. Volunteers will have the options of walking along the perimeter of the pond, cleaning up Anne McCrary Park, or paddling out for a water-based cleanup. As always, remember to dress appropriately, wear your mask, and bring plenty of water!

Register here >>> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_fmfXGErrhWSjxcuPomYEtfpXZ7uxf-d1LMBTkoU5RY5bdA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&gxids=7628

Have you noticed the recent addition to the “Welcome to Wilmington” signs? Crews added the "America’s First World War II...
03/12/2021

Have you noticed the recent addition to the “Welcome to Wilmington” signs? Crews added the "America’s First World War II Heritage City" to the sign to celebrate our historic designation!

This national designation recognizes the countless contributions of the women and men who stepped into the workforce to support America’s successful campaign during World War II and the effort taken to preserve our rich history.

Wilmington officially received the designation in September 2020.

Learn more: www.wilmingtonnc.gov/wwii

GIVEAWAY: In honor of Arbor Day, 3000 bareroot tree seedlings will be given away to the public. Each seedling is approxi...
03/11/2021

GIVEAWAY: In honor of Arbor Day, 3000 bareroot tree seedlings will be given away to the public. Each seedling is approximately 2-3 feet tall. The seedlings will be distributed on first come first serve basis. Each person can select up to 5 seedlings.

Tree Seedling Types:
🌳 Bald Cypress
🌳 Persimmon
🌳 River Birch
🌳 Water Tupelo
🌳 Overcup Oak
🌳 White Oak

Event Details:
Monday, March 15 10 am - 3 pm (or until supply runs out)
Location: Legion Sports Complex, 2149 Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington

Thank you to Howard Penton for donating the seedlings in support of the Wilmington Tree Initiative.

💧 It’s Rain Barrel Sale Day!! 💧Rain barrels are available for sale the second Thursday of every month (today!!) from 9 A...
03/11/2021

💧 It’s Rain Barrel Sale Day!! 💧

Rain barrels are available for sale the second Thursday of every month (today!!) from 9 AM to 4:30 PM at 230 Government Center Drive, West Entrance (near bowling alley).

Pricing:
60-gallons: $90
80-gallons: $110

💧 It’s Rain Barrel Sale Day!! 💧Get your rain barrels today and then check out this handy comic to help set them up!

Rain barrels are available for sale the 2nd Thursday of every month (today!!) from 9 AM to 4:30 PM at 230 Government Center Drive, West Entrance (near bowling alley).

💧 60-gallons: $90
💧 80-gallons: $110

Can't make the sale? No problem! Visit https://soilwater.nhcgov.com/programs/rain-barrels to learn how to reserve a rain barrel (or two, or three...) and arrange for pickup at a time that works for you!

The monthly rain barrel sale is sponsored by New Hanover Soil & Water Conservation District and the City of Wilmington, NC.

Address

102 N 3rd St
Wilmington, NC
28401

Wave Transit: www.wavetransit.com Cape Fear Breeze: www.capefearbreeze.com

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(910) 341-7800

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