The public will take notice that the City of Southport Zoning Board of Adjustment will
meet on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 4:30 pm at the Southport Community
Building, located at 223 E. Bay Street for the purpose of holding an evidentiary quasijudicial
hearing on:

CUP 20-0810-01
Conditional Use Permit application for a Transitional Housing Facility at 250 E. 11th
Street. The application has been submitted by Brunswick Partnership for Housing.

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

Due to COVID-19 all delinquent fees were waived and disconnections were suspended until July 29, 2020 when EO 142 expired.   Disconnections have resumed and water will be turned off if your balance isn’t paid by 5:00 PM on August 25th.  If you have a prior balance in addition to your regular payment, the full amount must be paid to avoid disconnection.  Please contact Utility Billing: (910) 457-7900 Option 1, prior to the 25th to arrange a payment plan if you will not be able to pay the full past due balance in addition to your regular monthly amount due.

You can pay online at, by phone at 910-363-1002,  or by cash or check in the drop box at our office at 1029 N Howe St.  Please note the $5 convenience fee for online and telephone payments has been waived at this time.

The Southport ABC Board will be having a board meeting on Wednesday August 26th at 4pm at the Indian Trail Meeting Hall.

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Oak Island, has resumed offering free vessel safety checks. A vessel safety check is now available by appointment. At this time, vessel safety checks are limited to open cockpit vessels. Vessel owners should anticipate about a one-week period between requesting the appointment and the actual vessel examination.

The vessel examiner will be wearing a mask and will maintain safe social distancing throughout the vessel safety check.

To schedule an appointment, go to the Flotilla 10-05 website and follow the prompts to schedule a vessel safety check. and click on vessel safety check

City of Southport Board of Aldermen Special Meeting
UDO Rewrite Draft Text Amendment Public Hearing Notice

The public will take notice that the City of Southport Board of
Aldermen will meet on Monday, August 31st, 2020 at 6 PM at the
Southport Community Building, located at 223 E. Bay St. for the
purpose of holding a public hearing on a zoning text amendment that
would rewrite and update the Unified Development Ordinance.

The public is encouraged to attend. The Proposed Draft of the UDO
Rewrite can be found at

Questions and comments concerning the proposed UDO Draft can be
forwarded to

Meetings of the Board of Aldermen are now open. Facial coverings are required. Meetings will
have a 50-person capacity and social distancing must be adhered to.

Thomas Lloyd
City Planner

 UDO Revised Draft

Normal yard debris that was not picked up last week will be picked up today, August 17th.  The regular yard debris schedule will resume on Wednesday, August 19th.

Note:  This does not include storm debris from the hurricane.  Storm debris pick up is being arranged and will be announced at a later date.


Fire Chief Charles A Drew
Incident Commander
Emergency Operations Center
City of Southport

August 5, 2020, 6:00 pm – The City of Southport remains under a State of Emergency due to Hurricane Isaias. Much progress has been made today with damage assessments, road clearing, electric restorations, and securing damages to our infrastructure. The Waterfront from Atlantic and Bay to the Southport Marina remain closed, this includes Bay Street, Brunswick Street, Yacht Basin Drive, and Short Street. This is due to extensive damages. Citizens living and workers/employees in this area are permitted. There are 291 Electric customers without power, crews are still working to restore, and we remain hopeful.

Citizens are urged to clear their yards of debris and separate it at the curb to be picked up later.
The Emergency Operations Center remains staffed, and citizens may call with questions or concerns at 910-457-7915.
August 5, 2020, 11:00 am – The City of Southport continues to be under a State of Emergency due to Hurricane Isaias.  The curfew will be discontinued at 12 noon today, August 05, 2020.  The Waterfront area to include, East Bay Street and Atlantic Avenue through Bay Street, Brunswick Street, Yacht Basin Drive, and Short Street to the Southport Marina remains closed until further notice.  The Waterfront area suffered infrastructure damages, and is not safe or secure.  For your safety, please respect the barricades.

Debris removal is being coordinated by our Public Works Department.  Residents are encouraged to place separated yard debris at the curbside for pick up at a later time.  Waste Industries will be picking up regular garbage on this Saturday, August 08, 2020.

Electric Crews are working to restore power to our customers.  The main feeder line was restored yesterday.  The crews are working by circuit in the city.  There is significant damages to different circuits and they have crews working on each circuit to restore power.  The city is hopeful that more customers will be restored through out the day.  A charging station for phones, and other electronic devices can be brought to the lobby of Fire Headquarters at 1011 North Howe Street to be charged.

The Southport Emergency Operations Center continues to be staffed by personnel fielding questions and assisting our citizens.  If you have issues, concerns, or questions feel free to call 910-457-7915.  Please stay safe and be patient.