Observation Deck/Boardwalk will be closed temporarily for repairs.

Reopened 5.13.2019

The City of Southport hereby gives notice that the Board of Aldermen will hold a Public Information Session

Tuesday, April 30th, 5:00 p.m. at the Community
Building, 223 E. Bay Street pertaining to:

City Boat Dock

All persons interested in this are invited to attend.

Michele Windham
Clerk to the Southport
Board of Aldermen

The City of Southport does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you need an auxiliary aid or
service or other accommodations in order to attend or fully participate at this meeting, please contact
the clerk’s office as far in advance of the meeting as is possible so that your request can be considered

Finance Specialist; 3200 population, 19m budget.

An employee in this class leads and participates in the accounting of revenues and expenditures for the City.

Work involves leading and participating in accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger preparation and maintenance, payroll functions, bank reconciliation, fixed assets and general financial reporting. The role serves as lead worker, acts in the absence of the Finance Director, and provides technical guidance to other finance staff.

The employee must exercise judgment and initiative in identifying and resolving the daily problems and activities of the fiscal control system.  Work is performed in accordance with established finance procedures, local ordinances and North Carolina General Statutes governing the responsibilities of local government fiscal operations under the North Carolina Fiscal Control Act.

The employee functions with decision-making authority and performs responsibilities with a degree of independence, receiving instruction and advice only on matters involving significant departure from established policy, assisting the Finance Director in any phase of the fiscal operations.

Work is performed under the supervision of the Finance Director and is evaluated through conferences, performance appraisals, reports, and an independent audit of financial records.

Background check drug test required and must be bondable.

Salary range: $38,000-$57,000. Salary based on experience and qualifications.

Submit City of Southport application to: hr@cityofsouthport.com

Application available at 1029 N. Howe St. or by clicking here.

Closing date 05-15-2019 or until filled.

 

Bid Tabulation

CITY OF SOUTHPORT, NC
DANGEROUS TREES & HANGING LIMBS REMOVAL/DISPOSAL
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

The City of Southport is currently accepting bids for the removal and disposal of Dangerous
Trees and Hanging Limbs for the tropical, winter and nor’ eastern storm seasons through June 30,
2021. Bidders’ instructions and proposal forms may be obtained from the City Clerk, 1029 N.
Howe St., Suite 100, Southport, NC 28461, or by contacting Ms. Michelle Windham, City
Clerk, at (910) 457-7925. Documents may also be downloaded from the City of Southport’s
website at http://www.southportnc.org.

Deadline for submittal of bids will be 1:00 PM on Thursday, May 9, 2019. The bid opening
and reading, which is open to the public, will take place in a conference room made available at
the City Hall Offices at 1029 N. Howe St., Southport, NC.

A pre-bid conference is scheduled for 1:00 PM on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at conference room
made available at the City Hall Offices at 1029 N. Howe St., Southport, NC.

The City of Southport reserves the right to reject any or all project proposals.
Michele Windham
City Clerk

Dangerous Trees & Hanging Limbs Removal/Disposal CONTRACT

Bid Tabulation

CITY OF SOUTHPORT, NC
PHASE II – VEGETATIVE AND C&D DEBRIS REMOVAL/DISPOSAL
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

The City of Southport is currently accepting bids for the removal and disposal of Vegetative
Debris and removal of C&D (Construction and Demolition) Debris for the tropical, winter and
nor’ eastern storm seasons through June 30, 2021. Bidders’ instructions and proposal forms may
be obtained from the City Clerk, 1029 N. Howe St., Suite 100, Southport, NC 28461, or by
contacting Ms. Michelle Windham, City Clerk, at (910) 457-7925. Documents may also be
downloaded from the City of Southport’s website at http://www.southportnc.org.

Deadline for submittal of bids will be 1:00 PM on Thursday, May 9, 2019. The bid opening
and reading, which is open to the public, will take place in a conference room made available at
the City Hall Offices at 1029 N. Howe St., Southport, NC.
A pre-bid conference is scheduled for 1:00 PM on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at conference room
made available at the City Hall Offices at 1029 N. Howe St., Southport, NC.

The City of Southport reserves the right to reject any or all project proposals.
Michele Windham
City Clerk

PHASE II – Vegetative and C&D Debris Removal/Disposal CONTRACT

CITY OF SOUTHPORT REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

 April 15, 2019

The City of Southport requests a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) from qualified engineering, environmental, and water resource firms for the professional services associated with the planning, design and construction of a new 1.0 MGD Conventional Activated Sludge Wastewater Treatment Facility utilizing rapid infiltration basins to be located on a 400 +/- acre site owned by the City.

Services will include, but not be limited to, preparing an Engineering Report and an Environmental Information Document in accordance with the requirements of the NC Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program (CWSRF), design of force main transmission systems, design of wastewater treatment plant facilities, obtaining necessary permits and approvals, bidding and construction administration.

Firms interested in being considered for this work should submit their qualifications to:

Bruce Oakley
City Manager
1029 N. Howe Street
Suite 100
Southport, NC 28461

For consideration, 8 copies of the response to this request for proposal must be submitted to Bruce Oakley by 5:00 PM on April 29, 2019.

SOQ Organization: To facilitate the City’s objective review of the SOQs from different Consultants, the Consultants are requested to organize the main document using a standardized format.  Each SOQ should contain the following:

  • A cover letter on company letterhead signed by a Principal or other member of the firm authorized to commit the firm to contract for professional
  • Table of Contents, with page numbers
  • Information on the following topics:

Executive Summary: Should address the highlights of the SOQ, along with the strengths and special expertise of the firm and the associated team to successfully accomplish the objectives of the City.

Statement of Qualifications: Identify and describe the qualifications of the firm and professional services that may be provided by the consultant in response to this Request.  Also include information on any proposed sub-consultants.

Project Team & Project Management: Please identify the proposed project team (including any subconsultants) and key personnel for the successful completion of projects in partnership with the City.  Please include an organizational chart and brief resumes of the project team members.  Also, please identify the project manager or primary contact and any other team leaders proposed, and briefly describe how projects will be successfully managed.  It is expected that the team members proposed in the SOQ will be the ones that will actually work on projects for the City.  Describe the planned and envisioned workload of the proposed team members for the timeframe of this contract and verify that proposed staff will be prepared for timely completion of projects under a potential contractual agreement with the City. Also describe your quality assurance / quality control methods.

Schedule: Please provide a proposed schedule to meet DEQ milestones including submittal of Engineering Report / Environmental Review Document to DEQ, maximum timeframe to address any comments from DEQ, Approval of Permits, Submittal of  Bid and Design to DEQ, Advertise Project and Submit Bid Information to DEQ, Receive Authorization to Award, and Execute Construction Contract.  Please also include an estimated construction timeline.

 References: Please provide the name, telephone number, email and physical address of at least three references in organizations within North Carolina for whom your firm provided similar professional services and whom the City of Southport may contact regarding your firm’s performance on their projects.

 SELECTION

 Selection of consultants will be made based upon the qualifications of the firm and ability to meet the project schedule when presented.

Qualification statements will be evaluated by a selection committee on the following basis for the project under consideration:

  • Firm Experience and Capability – Firms will be evaluated with respect to their experience with projects funded through the CWSRF Program and familiarity with projects similar in scope.
  • Qualifications of Design Team – Firms will be evaluated on the qualifications and experience of the firm’s proposed project team.
  • Project Approach – Firms will be evaluated on the overall understanding of the project and their technical approach to meeting the project objectives.

If the Consultant wishes to submit additional information in support of or to strengthen the SOQ, such information may be submitted separately in Appendices.  SOQs must be limited to no more than 25 numbered pages, excluding the cover page, cover letter, table of contents, resumes, and section dividers.

 The City of Southport reserves the right to select the firm that best meets its needs and negotiate a final Scope of Work that reflects the work to be done within the time and budget constraints provided by the CWSRF Program.  Based upon the number of proposals received, the City may subsequently request oral presentations as a part of the selection process.  All firms submitting a proposal will receive notification once the contract has been awarded.

Click here for a printable copy.

 

The streets in Cades Cove will be open for local traffic only (no thru traffic) from 9am to 2pm on Saturday. Cades Trail at Robert Ruark Drive and Lord Thomas Avenue at Caswell Street will be closed.

CITY OF SOUTHPORT NOTICE FOR REQUIREMENT OF BACKFLOW PREVENTION DEVICE

All irrigation meters in the City of Southport are required to have a backflow prevention device.  This device is designed to ensure potable water provided by the City remains safe throughout the water distribution system.

New irrigation meters (and existing irrigation meters that have been removed or turned off) should follow the following procedures.

If a new meter is requested for irrigation, the customer will need to contact the City of Southport to request an irrigation tap.

Once the irrigation tap is installed by the City of Southport, the customer will then contact a plumber to install the backflow prevention device.  Once the device is installed, the customer will notify the City of Southport and the device will be inspected by a County certified inspector (at the City’s cost).  Once the inspection is complete and the device is approved, the county will send results to the City and the City will install the irrigation meter.

After the meter is installed, the customer must have the backflow prevention device tested for proper operation by a 3rd party certified backflow tester prior to using the meter.  The cost for this testing is the responsibility of the customer.  When this testing is complete, the report should be forwarded to the City by the customer.  Once the report is received indicating the device passed testing, the water will be turned on by Public Works Department.

All backflow prevention devices are required to be re-tested annually by a third party.

Please note these measures are not only required by the City, they are in place to ensure the safety of our water supply.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

 

Local Certified Backflow Testers

Brunswick Plumbing – Southport NC – 910.457.1709

Eversole Plumbing – Southport NC – 910.845.2393

Sunny Wright – Brunswick Co – 910.880.4178

Hughes Plumbing – Ocean Isle – 910.575.3217

Reeves Plumbing – Ocean Isle – 910.579.2946

Jewell Plumbing – Oak Island – 910.278.5966

Winnabow Plumbing – Southport – 910.253.4184

Coast Guard closing large portion of Cape Fear River for crane delivery to Port of Wilmington

Wilmington’s third neo-Panamax crane is scheduled to transit through Southport, Monday morning, April 8, around 7:30 am.

A large portion of the river will be closed to water traffic for the delivery of a new crane to the Wilmington Port on Monday.

April 7-13 is Dog Bite Prevention Week 2019, and Animal Protective Services would like to take this opportunity to share a few ways that you can prevent dog bites from happening in our community.

Although dogs are our best friends, more than 4.5 million people are bitten by canines in the United States every year. Children are the most common victims of dog bites, and at least half of the 800,000 people who receive medical care for dog bites each year are children. To reduce the number of these injuries, adults and children should be educated about bite prevention, and dog owners should practice responsible dog ownership.

  • Ask first before petting a dog. When meeting an unfamiliar dog, don’t reach out to pet her. First, ask her pet parent, “May I pet your dog?” A strange hand in a dog’s face may scare her, leading to a bite.
  • After you receive permission to pet a dog, let her sniff your closed hand. Then, you may proceed to pet her shoulders or chest. Avoid petting the top of the dog’s head.
  • Don’t touch a dog who is sleeping, eating or chewing a toy. Respect her space, as startled dogs are more likely to bite.
  • Avoid dogs who are barking or growling. It is also best to steer clear of dogs who are loose, behind a fence or tied up.
  • If an unknown dog approaches you, stay quiet and still. Do not run or scream.

ANY DOG CAN BITE!    Good dog…Bad situation.

Recognize when your dog is stressed, uncomfortable, or showing signs of aggression. Situations can escalate quickly, and you may not have time to react.

Working together we can help to prevent dog bites.

Contact Kate Marshall (910) 477-1486 for more information or with any questions.

Animal Protective Services also offers Dog Bite Prevention Programs and Animal Safety Classes for all ages. Call to schedule your class today.