Leland Undertakes Multiple Land Use Initiatives

The Town of Leland has been busy lately, opening a new Town Hall, hiring their own Economic Development staffer…and proposing a number of new land use changes which will impact your business. BASE attended the June Planning Board meeting to formally oppose a number of text amendments proposed by staff. These included: Transportation Impact Analysis:

NC Joins Multi-State Complaint against Federal Government on Expanded Definition of Waters of the United States

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) yesterday joined 27 other states in complaints against the federal Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, that challenge its recently published rule to expand the definition of “Waters of the United States” under the federal Clean Water Act. DENR believes the new definition would expand

Brunswick Co. Public Meeting for updates to Flood Maps

The North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program (NCFMP) will be holding a public meeting scheduled for Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. about the newly released flood hazard and flood risk data on the preliminary Flood Insurance Study (FIS) for the areas of Brunswick County. This meeting is hosted by Brunswick County and is regarding the

Realtors® Applaud CFPB’s Proposed Extension of TRID Implementation

WASHINGTON  –National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron, executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Ark., released the following statement in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s announcement  of a proposed two-month delay for the implementation of  the new Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act Integrated Disclosure, or

Why every property owner should fear EPA’s “waters of the United States” rule

via FOX NEWS: The Environmental Protection Agency released its final rule last week defining “waters of the United States” (WOTUS), a measure that hugely expands the ability of this aggressive agency to disregard the conservation efforts of American states and interfere with the daily lives and property  of the American people. Not only does this

Brunswick County Association of REALTORS partners with BASE for local government relations

SUPPLY, N.C. – The Brunswick County Association of REALTORS® (BCAR) has entered into a partnership with the Business Alliance for a Sound Economy (BASE) for local government affairs services, interim CEO Cynthia Cumbie announced today. BASE also provides local government affairs services to the Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association, Brunswick County Home Builders Association, Jacksonville

Waters of the US-Summary

provided by NAR and RLI: The Final Rule was released on May 27, 2015. While the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made several changes to the proposed rule in response to public comments, the final rule still expands federal jurisdiction over more U.S. waters beyond current practice, guidance and the limitations affirmed by two Supreme Court

EPA Issues Final Waters of US Rule

The EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy, and the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), JoEllen Darcy, signed the final Waters of the United States rule yesterday. You can  read the new rule here. The rule will be effective 60 days after publication in the Federal Register. For the last 18 months, BASE has worked diligently to

Obama Set to Strengthen Federal Role in Clean Water Regulation

From the New York Times By CORAL DAVENPORT The Obama administration is expected in the coming days to announce a major clean water regulation that would restore the federal government’s authority to limit pollution in the nation’s rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands. Environmentalists have praised the new rule, calling it an important step that would lead to

County needs to help fund renourishment, beach officials say

All New Hanover County residents have a vested interest in replenishing beach sand, and should share the cost, say officials with the three beach towns. The future of beach renourishment in Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach —and who pays for it — ended up as the only topic discussed in Wednesday’s meeting of