Havelock’s board of commissioners will vote tonight on expansion of the city’s extra-territorial jurisdiction.
The city proposes expanding its ETJ out two miles from its current boundaries in order to prevent incompatible development around the Cherry Point and facilitate compatible development around the future site of the U.S. 70 Havelock Bypass.
Expansion of the ETJ is a plan recommended by the recently completed 2016 Cherry Point Join Land Use Study. Both Havelock and Craven County were participants in the study.
City officials maintain that ETJ expansion is not an annexation by the city and that the expansion will not result in additional taxes for affected property owners. In addition, the expansion of the city would not require the city to provide water, sewer and police services to those residents who are affected.
On Nov. 7, the Craven County Board of Commissioners voted to authorize the expansion.
Tonight’s vote will be on whether or not to adopt a resolution approving expansion of the ETJ, which would include adoption of the boundary map and related zoning map that will be presented by the city planning department.
In other business, the board will consider a $214,125 sewer contact with A.C. Schultes of Carolina, Inc., governing body appointments, a monthly finance presentation and an annual audit presentation.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at city hall.