The Board of Aldermen will be accepting applications for appointment to the
Planning Board, Board of Adjustment, Beautification Committee and Forestry

Anyone interested in applying should pick up an application from the
office of the City Clerk located at 1029 North Howe Street or visit the City’s

All applications should be submitted no later than Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

Planning Board: 1 – 3 year City Seat

Board of Adjustment: 1 – 3 year City Seat
1 – Extra Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) Seat
1 – ETJ Alternate Seat

Beautification Committee: 4 – 2 year Seats

Forestry Committee: 2 – 2 year Seats

Michele Windham
City Clerk


The proposed 2019-2020 operating budget for the City of Southport has been presented
to the Board of Aldermen and will be available for public inspection at City Hall, 1029 N. Howe
Street from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. weekdays. A copy of the budget will be available at the James
& Margaret Harper Library located at 109 West Moore Street.

The Board of Aldermen will hold a Public Hearing June 13, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the
Community Building, 223 East Bay Street, for the purpose of receiving public comments on the
proposed operating budget FY 2019-2020.

Michele Windham
City Clerk

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

All City of Southport office phones are temporarily out of order. We are working on the problem and expect to have it corrected in the near future. If you have an emergency, please DIAL 911.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Barring inclement weather or other unforeseen issues, paving of the infrastructure repairs caused by damage from Hurricane Florence will begin May 29, 2019. There may be some minor delays on Howe Street. Thanks for you patience.


Every year, Brunswick County and the towns, cities, and other utilities that purchase water from Brunswick County, implement an annual flushing program. Public Utilities employees flush the water mains by opening fire hydrants and allowing them to flow freely for a short period of time. The flushing cleans out sediment and allows routine maintenance of the more than 5,000 fire hydrants in the Brunswick County service area. Flushing may result in discoloration and presence of sediment in your water. These conditions are not harmful and are temporary.

During the annual flushing program, a slight change is made in the water treatment process to facilitate an effective flushing program. Throughout the year, combined chlorine (in the form of chloramines), is added to the water as the primary disinfectant. During the annual flushing program, chlorine is added in an uncombined state, commonly referred to as free chlorine. Free chlorine is somewhat more volatile than combined chlorine, and readily reacts with sediments suspended during flushing. Brunswick County will use free chlorine as the primary disinfectant from June 15, 2019 through mid-August 2019. Depending on your location within the distribution system and usage patterns, it could be a week to 10 days for your drinking water to transition from combined chlorine to free chlorine at the beginning of the flushing program. The annual change from chloramines to chlorine for this brief period is required by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.

You may notice a chlorine taste and odor in your drinking water while free chlorine is utilized. If you are especially sensitive to the taste and odor of chlorine, try keeping an open container of drinking water in your refrigerator. This will enable the chlorine to dissipate thus reducing the chlorine taste. Remember – drinking water has a shelf life! Change out the water in your refrigerated container weekly.
Please note, if you have an aquarium or pond always test the water you add to your aquatic environment to be sure it is free of any chlorine before adding fish or other animals. Chemical additives with directions for removing either free chlorine or chloramines from water for use in fish tanks or ponds are available at pet/fish supply stores.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this process please contact the County’s Public Utilities Department at 910-253-2657, 910-371-3490, or 910-454-0512; or your local water provider.

Pursuant to North Carolina General Statue 160A-71(b) and in accordance with the Board of Aldermen Rules of Procedures, notice is given that Mayor J.V. Dove has called a Special Meeting on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 5:30p.m. The meeting will be held in the Fire Department EOC, 2nd Floor, 1011 N. Howe Street.

Purpose of the meeting:

1. Consideration of agreement with Zuercher Technologies, LLC for Police Database Software; Chief Coring.
2. FY 2019-2020 Budget Workshop.

J.V. Dove, Mayor

Posted this 17th day of May 2019

The City of Southport does not discriminate based on disability. If you need an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodations to attend or fully participate at this meeting, please contact the Clerk’s at (910) 457-7925 in advance of the meeting so that your request can be considered.


Starting Tuesday, May 14th, the area between the bulkhead and the sidewalk of Waterfront Park will be temporarily closed for two weeks.  Public Works will be laying sod.  The park will remain open.