Senate to debate, vote on Sunset Beach deannexation bill Wednesd - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

Senate to debate, vote on Sunset Beach deannexation bill Wednesday

Town Council in Sunset Beach has called a special meeting for Thursday, June 2, to discuss all options for dealing with a deannexation bill making its way through the General Assembly. (Source: WECT) Town Council in Sunset Beach has called a special meeting for Thursday, June 2, to discuss all options for dealing with a deannexation bill making its way through the General Assembly. (Source: WECT)
SUNSET BEACH, NC (WECT) -

Town Council in Sunset Beach has called a special meeting for Thursday, June 2 at 11:30 a.m., to consider “all options” in case Senate Bill 875 would pass the General Assembly. Sen. Bill Rabon introduced SB 875, which calls for de-annexing several pieces of property out of the town limits. The bill passed through the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday, and is now scheduled for a vote on the full Senate floor during Wednesday’s calendar, which begins at 9:00 a.m.

This bill is a response from developers at Palm Cove, Sunset West and Sunset Creek Commons apartments. Those developers requested to be de-annexed because they claim leaders in Sunset Beach do not approve of their projects, and therefore will not allow them to proceed under city laws. Town leaders are opposed to SB 875, claiming Rabon is siding with developers instead of the best interests of the entire town.

“My hope is that we can find a reasonable solution for all parties, without attorneys getting involved in a lawsuit,” said Sunset Beach Mayor Ron Watts. “But, if we have to do that to protect the town, then we will consider it as well.”

Mayor Watts says leaders have met with two of the parties involved in the legislation, and they have also spoken with Rep. Frank Iler, who represents the Sunset Beach area in the state House. The House would also have to approve SB 875 before it would take effect. Since it is considered a local bill, it would not need the signature of Gov. Pat McCrory to become law.

To read the text of the bill click here: http://bit.ly/1sS073N

Copyright 2016 WECT. All rights reserved.

  • PoliticsMore>>

  • Julia Boseman to run again for county commissioner

    Julia Boseman to run again for county commissioner

    Friday, January 12 2018 3:40 PM EST2018-01-12 20:40:38 GMT

    Julia Boseman told WECT Friday that she will run again this year in the New Hanover County Commissioners' race. 

    More >>

    Julia Boseman told WECT Friday that she will run again this year in the New Hanover County Commissioners' race. 

    More >>
  • Former NHC Sheriff's Office Lieutenant plans to run for Pender Sheriff's seat

    Former NHC Sheriff's Office Lieutenant plans to run for Pender Sheriff's seat

    Thursday, December 7 2017 1:08 PM EST2017-12-07 18:08:55 GMT
    Joseph Cina, a former WPD officer and NHC Sheriff's Lieutenant, says he plans to run for Pender County Sheriff in 2018. (Source: Joseph Cina)Joseph Cina, a former WPD officer and NHC Sheriff's Lieutenant, says he plans to run for Pender County Sheriff in 2018. (Source: Joseph Cina)

    Joseph A. Cina, who has law enforcement experience with the Wilmington Police Department and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, said in a news release that he plans to run for Sheriff in Pender County in 2018, to succeed the retiring Sheriff Carson Smith.

    More >>

    Joseph A. Cina, who has law enforcement experience with the Wilmington Police Department and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, said in a news release that he plans to run for Sheriff in Pender County in 2018, to succeed the retiring Sheriff Carson Smith.

    More >>
  • Rev. Clifford Barnett joins Wilmington City Council

    Rev. Clifford Barnett joins Wilmington City Council

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 11:36 PM EST2017-12-06 04:36:46 GMT
    Rev. Clifford Barnett takes the oath of office from District Court Judge James Faison to become the newest member of Wilmington City Council. (Source: WECT)Rev. Clifford Barnett takes the oath of office from District Court Judge James Faison to become the newest member of Wilmington City Council. (Source: WECT)

    The Wilmington City Council welcomed a new member Tuesday night, and welcomed back three others for new terms.

    More >>

    The Wilmington City Council welcomed a new member Tuesday night, and welcomed back three others for new terms.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly