Volume 33 | December 2022

Message from Mayor Allen


Welcome to the December edition of our Town newsletter. We are thrilled to usher in a merry and bright holiday season. This is the time of year when traditions thrive, communities come together, and our town glows with the magic of Christmas. Our warmest wishes to you and your family during this special time.

I appreciate each of you for taking the time and effort to be part of the growth of Belville. We are excited for our future, none of which would be possible without our residents and businesses. 

As always, take care of each other!



Mike Allen, Mayor


Board of Commissioners Meeting

Town Updates

  • Upcoming Events
  • December Happenings
  • Park Updates
  • COVID - 19 Updates
  • Town Emergency Information Website

Monthly How-To: Winterizing

Monthly Meetings Schedule

Board of Commissioners Meeting

This month, the Board of Commissioners and the Town Staff honored Mayor Mike Allen for 10 years of exemplary service as the highest elected official of the town. The Board of Commissioners presented him with a resolution of appreciation for his steadfast leadership and the Town Staff provided him with a gift to commemorate the time and tremendous effort he has put forth to secure Belville’s future success.

Kenneth Halanych, Executive Director of the UNCW Center for Marine Sciences attended the Board of Commissioners meeting on 11-14-22, to introduce himself to the board

Resolutions passed this month:


  • R22-32 Resolution Designating November as Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
  • R22-33 Resolution Expressing Support for the Designation of November 2022 as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
  • 5 Resolutions establishing policies pursuant to the American Rescue Plan: Eligible Use Policy, Record Retention Policy, Allowable Costs Policy, Non-discrimination Policy and a Conflict of Interest Policy
  • R22-38 Resolution Commemorating the 10-year Anniversary of Mike Allen Serving as Mayor of the Town of Belville.

Town Updates

Upcoming Events

Belville Lights By the River

The Belville Riverwalk Park is now lit up for the holiday season! Citizens can drive through to see it at night until 10:00 pm.

N.C. Clean Transportation Plan

The N.C. Department of Transportation will host the third in a series of public information sessions on the N.C. Clean Transportation Plan from 4 pm to 5:30 pm on Tuesday December 20, 2022. The session will be virtual on the GoToWebinar platform and is free to attend. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate!

Registration is Required! If you would like to learn more, please register here.

December Happenings

December Christmas Festival and Tree Lighting Ceremony

Thank you for making our Christmas Festival so magical this year! And a special shout out to our wonderful sponsors Cape Fear Solar, Local Government Federal Credit Union, Katie’s Art & Frame, and EZ Wireless (a part of US Cellular).

Park Updates

Holiday Hours

The Belville Town Hall will be closed on December 23rd, 26th, and 27th, as well as January 2nd for the upcoming holidays.

Belville ABC Board Opening

The Town of Belville is now accepting applications from Brunswick County residents who are interested in an appointment to the Belville ABC Board. The appointee will serve a three-year term that begins in January of 2023. Applications are available online at www.townofbelville.com under the Town Forms tab or at the Belville Town Hall, located at 63 River Road, Belville, North Carolina. Office hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

The deadline for submission is Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 4 pm.

For additional information regarding the vacancy, please contact

Sharon Niemann, Town Clerk, at (910)371-2456. The application can be found here.

Congratulations Jim Bucher

This month, we would like to honor Jim Bucher, Park Director for 7 years of service to the town!

Shelter Decorations

Please help us to keep the shelters looking new. We are no longer allowing staples to attach decor to park structures, please plan accordingly and bring string or rope to hang your decorations if you are reserving a shelter.

Riverwalk Farmer's Market

Seaview Crab Company will be at the Farmer's Market on Thursdays from 2:00 PM-5:00 PM, Fridays from 11:00 AM-5:00 PM, Saturdays 10:00 AM-5:00 PM and Sundays 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.

Duke Energy Education Pavillion

The Duke Energy Education Pavilion is located along the Park's boardwalk. If your organization would like to conduct a training session or educational retreat at this facility Please contact us to make a reservation (910) 371-2456.

COVID-19 Updates

Brunswick County COVID Tracker - Weekly Community Level Data (December 1)

Town Emergency Information Website

You may access the Town's emergency information page by clicking here or visiting us at townofbelville.com/emergency-information/. Here you will also find a link to sign up for Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation's (BEMC) outage texting service known as COAST (Cooperative Outage and Status Texting). This service will allow members to report and receive an outage status.

On the emergency information page, you will also find a list of important phone numbers, the NCDOT Division 3 Guide, the Brunswick County Access and Functional Needs form, along with several other important pieces of information relating to our Town.

Monthly How-To

Winterizing Your Home

Winterizing your North Carolina home is a smart move. These tips aren’t just for homeowners in colder parts of the state like the mountains. Residents on the coast and other areas where winter is milder should also prepare their homes for cooler weather. November to mid-December is the best time to get your home ready for the season. Here are 3 top recommendations we have for getting started:

  1. Clean your gutters: Clear all autumn leaves and other debris to move water away from your foundation. Clogs are more likely to form ice dams which will cause your gutters to come down and keep melted snow from draining away from your home.
  2. Protect your plants: Mulching your landscape plants with about three inches of straw, chopped leaves, or clean hay can prevent damage due to the soil’s cycle of freezing and thawing during the winter months.
  3. Protect outdoor decor: Cover up your grill and patio furniture if you’re leaving them outdoors, you may want to bring them inside or secure in a sheltered area.

Monthly Meeting Schedule

December Monthly Meeting Schedule*

  1. December 19th Board of Commissioners Meeting at 6:30 PM
  2. December 20th ABC Board Meeting at 6:30 PM

*Please check with the Town or follow press releases and notifications for meeting cancellations and changes. If you would like to get notified about meeting schedules via our email sunshine list please contact sniemann@townofbelville.com

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