City Council to consider gang prevention grant, golf course renovation

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Fighting the Port City’s gang problem is among the agenda items for tomorrow’s Wilmington City Council meeting.

Council will consider a resolution to apply for a $71,720 grant for gang prevention initiatives. The city says it would use the money from the NC Governor’s Crime Commission to hire one full-time and one part-time gang prevention specialist. Those positions would work with youth identified as high-risk to join a gang.

Council will also get its first look at plans to restore the greens at Wilmington Municipal Golf Course. Last fall the city awarded at $121,000 design contract to John Fought Design Golf Course Architecture to put together plans for the first restoration of the course since it was completed in 1929. The $700,000 project will include restoration of all greens, approaches, bunkers, irrigation improvements and improved drainage. The city says the course hosts and average of 60,000 rounds of golf each year.

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