Wilmington City Council votes for new dock and parking lot

Posted by Debra Worley - email
Updated by Kristy Ondo - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The Wilmington City Council met Tuesday evening to discuss two major purchases.

Council members voted unanimously in favor of building a $60,000 dock in Wrightsville Beach.  The Town Alderman voted to give the City of Wilmington land to build the dock.

City officials plan to use it to house a fire rescue boat in order to provide better protection along the intracoastal waterway.

"Anything we can do to leverage resources and manpower and provide better service to citizens, we're all in agreement with doing," said City of Wilmington spokesperson Malissa Talbert.

The council also decided to use the $750,000 from the city's parking fund to buy some land next to the Hannah Block Historic USO on Second Street to use as a parking lot.

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