PROCLAMATION BY MAYOR DECLARING A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN THE CITY OF SOUTHPORT PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 6 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES

             THAT WHEREAS, COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that can result in death or serious illness to persons affected thereby, including citizens and residents of the City of Southport; and

WHEREAS, the World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a Public Health Emergency of lnternational Concern and a global pandemic; and

WHEREAS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) has determined that COVID-19 is a public health threat globally and specifically in the United States and that travel restrictions should be implemented and mass gatherings be prohibited; and

WHEREAS, the United States Department of Health and Human Services Secretary has declared a public health emergency in the United States for COVID19; and

WHEREAS, the Governor of the State of North Carolina declared a State of Emergency on March 10, 2020, in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, the President of the United States has declared that the COVID19 outbreak in the United States constitutes a national emergency; and

WHEREAS, declaring a state of emergency and imposing the restrictions and prohibitions ordered herein is necessary to maintain and protect the public health;

NOW, THEREFORE, l, Joseph P. Hatem, Mayor of the City of Southport, do hereby declare and proclaim a State of Emergency within the entire jurisdiction of the City of Southport.

FURTHERMORE, in response to said Proclamation, the following restrictions and prohibitions are hereby imposed within the City of Southport:

  1. Access to Public Facilities– Access to all public facilities is restricted to essential staff only. All public interaction shall be limited to the protocols adopted by the Board of Aldermen on March 19, 2020.
  2. Public Gatherings– Public gatherings in all public parks and the waterfront, are limited to no more than 10 persons at all times with the required social distancing of 6 feet. All For-Hire Tours are to cease until further notice.
  3. Discontinuance of Short Term Rentals-All rental agencies and property owners that rent properties within the City of Southport are instructed to have all current renters, who rent for a period of less than 3 months duration, and their invitees, vacate the premises and leave the City of Southport no later than 2pm on March 22,2020. Effective immediately there shall be no new rental occupancies of any nature or duration within the City of Southport. (Motels and Hotels and persons staying at hotels and motels are excluded from this mandate by NCGS.)*
  4. These restrictions are effective immediately and are in addition to the protocols adopted by the Board of Aldermen on March 19, 2020, and shall remain in force until terminated by the Mayor of the City of Southport.

* Inserted for clarification on March 23, 2020

This the 21st day of March, 2020.

City of Southport

______________________________

Joseph P. Hatem, Mayor

A PROCLAMATION DECLARING A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN THE CITY OF SOUTHPORT IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

THAT WHEREAS, COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that can result in death or serious illness to persons affected thereby, including citizens and residents of the City of Southport; and

WHEREAS, the World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and a global pandemic; and

WHEREAS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) has determined that COVID-19 is a public health threat globally and specifically in the United States and that travel restrictions should be implemented, and mass gatherings be prohibited; and

WHEREAS, the United States Department of Health and Human Services Secretary has declared a public health emergency in the United States for COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, the Governor of the State of North Carolina declared a State of Emergency on March 10, 2020, in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, the President of the United States has declared that the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States constitutes a national emergency; and

WHEREAS, declaring a state of emergency and imposing the restrictions and prohibitions ordered herein is necessary to maintain and protect the public health;

NOW, THEREFORE, the Southport Board of Aldermen, pursuant to Article 1A of Chapter 166A of the North Carolina General Statutes, does hereby find that an imminent threat to the public health exists in the City of Southport and hereby declares a State of Emergency within the entire jurisdiction of the City of Southport.

FURTHERMORE, in response to said Declaration, BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Southport that the following prohibitions and restrictions are hereby adopted and implemented within the City of Southport:

1. Restrict access to all public facilities to essential staff only. All public interaction shall be limited to the protocols adopted by the BOA on March 20, 2020.

2. Restrict public gatherings to groups of no more than 10 persons at all public parks and the waterfront, including all tours.

3. Reserve the right to impose further restrictions deemed necessary as the Pandemic progresses.

4. Effective Friday March 20, 2020, these restrictions are in addition to the protocols adopted by the BOA on March 19, 2020, and shall remain in

force until rescinded by the Mayor in collaboration with the Board of Aldermen.

This the 20th day of March 2020.

City of Southport

_______________________

Joseph P. Hatem, Mayor

ATTEST:

____________________________

City Clerk Michele Windham

Position: Full-time Public Services Technician
Salary: $30,476.
Closing Date: March 3, 2020 @ 5:00 P.M.

The City of Southport is seeking to hire a fulltime candidate in the Utility
Department. The position will assist in all area of operations and maintenance
of the water and sewer system. Experience and knowledge of Water & Sewer
Systems, experience in operating various equipment including a backhoe, and
the ability to enter confined spaces.

Must obtain Water & Sewer Certification
within twelve (12) months of employment, and be available for on-call for some
nights and weekends.

Potential Candidate must have the following:
• High School Diploma/GED
• Valid North Carolina Driver’s License

Applications: City of Southport, 1029 N. Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461 or
click here (State of North Carolina PD-107). All applications
should be returned to City Hall or email to: HR@southportnc.org.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of Application for Employment State of
North Carolina (PD-107).

 

Mayor Hatem, Alderman Spencer, Alderman Allen, and Alderman Lombardi will be attending a Military Ocean Terminal at Sunny Point Joint Land Use Study Installation Tour on February 21st from 12:30 to 3. The tour is an informational tour for public officials from surrounding communities to learn more about what MOTSU does and how we can be better partners moving forward. The tour will be purely educational about MOTSU and no official business will be discussed.

CITY OF SOUTHPORT

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

February 11, 2020

The City of Southport requests a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) from qualified engineering
firms for the professional services associated with the planning, design and construction of a
sewer system replacement project.

Services will include, but not be limited to, design of approximately 6,300 LF of 8” and 10” gravity
sewer line to replace clay pipe, obtaining necessary permits and approvals, bidding and
construction administration.

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

David Fox
Public Works Director
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
David Fox by 5:00 PM on February 18, 2020.

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 services.
  • Table of Contents, with page numbers
  • Information on the following topics:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Schedule: Please note this project is in a downtown area of the City of Southport along
    Howe Street. Construction will need to be begin in September 2020 and be completed
    before the end of April 2021 due to the seasonal increase in tourism and traffic. Provide
    a proposed schedule to meet this construction timeline based on an engineering contract
    award on March 16, 2020. Proposed schedule should include Design, Permitting,
    Advertise and Bid project, Recommendation of Award and Notice to Proceed, and
    Construction.
  5. 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 similar in size and 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 and project schedule.

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
constraints established in the above Schedule. 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 RFQ.

Southport Department of Parks and Recreation is canceling all scheduled basketball games tonight, February 6th, due to expected severe weather conditions this evening.

This meeting has been rescheduled to 2 pm on February 12th

Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

ABC Store
714 N Howe Street
City of Southport, NC 28461

Special Meeting Notice
Southport Board of Aldermen

Notice is given that a Special Meeting has been scheduled for Monday, February
10, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Community Building, 223 E.
Bay Street for the purpose of:

Discussion of Wastewater Treatment Agreement with Brunswick County

Michele Windham
City Clerk

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

BOARD OF ALDERMEN SPECIAL MEETING:
CONSIDERATION OF INTERIM CITY MANAGER
JANUARY 27, 2020 4:00 P.M.

INDIAN TRAIL MEETING HALL 113 W. MOORE STREET
Tanya Shannon Deputy Clerk

Southport City Manager Bruce Oakley has announced his resignation, effective February 17th, to accept a new position as Carolina Beach Town Manager. Mr. Oakley has served Southport as City Manager since September of 2017.

“I have enjoyed my time in Southport and am honored to have had the opportunity to serve this community.” Oakley said.  “I’m looking forward to the next chapter of my life and will assist in a smooth transition.”

“We wish Mr. Oakley all the best in his future endeavors. He will be missed, however we have a great team in place, and employees who will make the transition successful,” said Mayor Hatem. “We will hire the person who will continue to move Southport in the direction of an even greater place to live.”

Mayor Hatem said that he is working on a transition plan for an interim City Manager with the City Council, as well as beginning the search for a permanent replacement.