As a result of damage from Hurricane Florence, the City had to remove a large limb that was damaged and hanging by a thread. It was the limb that hung over the porch of City Hall. The City consulted with an Arborist to come in and assess the tree as well as the one next to it due to their age/condition and their location in proximity to the St. Philips Chapel and the Old City Hall/Courthouse. Due to the hazardous condition of the trees, the history of issues with the trees, the level of risk to pedestrians,  and the location of the trees and historical value of the buildings, the arborist is recommending that both trees be removed. Due to all of these issues and the recommendation by an ISA Certified Arborist, the City will be removing the trees Friday 10/18. The Forestry Committee is working with City Staff to price out options for replanting a large 200 gallon tree in the immediate area to make up for the canopy that will be lost.

The public will take notice that the City of Southport Zoning Board of Adjustment will
meet on Tuesday, October 22, at 4:30 at the Indian Trail Meeting Hall, located at 113
W. Moore Street for the purpose of holding an evidentiary quasi-judicial hearing on:

CUP 19-0822-01
Conditional Use Permit Application, Accessory Dwelling

An Application for a CUP Home Occupation at 312 W. West St. The conditional use
permit is for the applicant to build a proposed accessory dwelling over a proposed
garage on the property.

If there are any questions on this matter, please contact the City Planner Thomas Lloyd
at 910-457-7961 or

The City of Southport does not discriminate on the basis of disability If you need an
auxiliary aid or service or other accommodation 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.

Thomas Lloyd
City Planner

Mayor’s Meeting will be on the third Wednesday of each month, 5:30 p.m. at the Indian Trail Meeting Hall, 113 W. Moore Street.  The public is invited to attend.