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Archive for April, 2013

Commissioner Brian Berger censured, Amotion filed.

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners covered nearly twenty agenda topics Monday afternoon. Two of those topics focused on the future of Commissioner Brian Berger.

“Serving in public office is a right, not a privilege,” said Chairman Woody White.

Members of the board say Berger’s past actions, including his 12 unexcused absences from meetings, make that privilege revocable. The board agreed to censure Commissioner Berger…and voted 3 to 2 in favor of amotion, a process that could potentially remove Berger from the Board of Commissioners permanently.

However, Commissioner Jonathan Barfield says amotion is an unfamiliar process that deserves more deliberation.

“No other county, and there are 100 counties in our state, have ever attempted to do anything like this,” said Barfield.

Woody White is willing to take the risk.

“Well the fact that it has not been done for a really long time, does not mean that it is not the right thing to do,” said White.

Barfield says the process could drag out for months. He says it is a decision that should be up to voters.

“It is too much power put in the hands of 4 or 5 individuals to determine who is right for their board.”

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Commissioners vote to censure Berger; Start amotion process

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY / NEWS RELEASE) — During their April 22 meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution censuring Commissioner Brian Berger.

In addition to the censure, the Board adopted a resolution authorizing the issuance of a petition in amotion to remove Brian Berger from the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners; service of a notice of hearing; and adoption of a revised amotion hearing rules and procedures.

Commissioner Berger was served with a copy of the petition shortly after the resolution was adopted. The hearing is scheduled for May 20, 2013 and is expected to take place during or immediately following the regular meeting.

Berger issued a statement this afternoon saying, “I contest the introduction of the resolution censuring me, New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger. I refute the misleading and false allegations contained in the document.”

Berger voted against the censure motion, but didn’t say anything before the vote.

Since the amotion is a quasi-judicial process, inquiries and petition inspection requests should be routed through the County’s public affairs office.

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Work on North Water Street will close part of road

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

City crews will block one direction of traffic on North Water Street between Market and Princess streets.

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CFPUA issues boil-water advisory for Carolina Heights, Love Grove

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

This precautionary boil-water advisory will impact about 160 customers starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

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Boston memorial walk/run at Mayfaire Monday night

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Exactly a week after the initial terrorist attack, New Hanover County families continue to show support for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

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