Council Recap: WPD Equipment Upgrades, Multi-Use Path Projects Move Forward, And More

Wilmington City Council holding its second regular meeting for the month of August. First up, former Wilmington mayor Spence Broadhurst was presented with the Order of the Longleaf Pine. This is the highest honor a civilian can receive in North Carolina.

“Thank you for your service as bank president, mayor of Wilmington, and community leader, North Carolina is a better place to live, work and raise a family,” Governor Roy Cooper stated in a video recorded message.

Broadhurst added, “I know what’s behind that recognition and I do not take it lightly. So, again, I just don’t know what to say other than to all of you, thank you so much.”

Next, council approved a five-year contract for equipment for the police department. Among the items included, body and in-car cameras, tasers, live stream monitoring system, and digital evidence storage.

Next, council authorized the filing of condemnation actions for right-of-way and easements on the Hooker Road – Hinton Avenue – and Wrightsville-Greenville multi-use path project.

This project is necessary for the completion of the Cross-City Trail, connecting it to these corridors, and providing further connectivity across the city.

Finally, council authorized an agreement for professional architectural services with LS3P Associates.

The firm will provide services for the pending office consolidation at the recently acquired building at 929 North Front Street.

City council will meet again on September 5th at 6:30 pm. For more on this meeting, visit

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