Mayor Hatem provides a message for Southport residents and visitors on COVID-19.

Mayor Hatem provides a message for Southport residents and visitors on COVID-19. #CityofSPT #SouthportSafe

Posted by City of Southport NC on Friday, July 10, 2020

Transcript of Mayor’s remarks.

Public Notice

The public will take notice that the City of Southport Board of Aldermen will meet onThursday, July 9th, 2020 at 6 P.M. at the Southport Community Building, located at 223 E. Bay St for the purpose of holding a public hearing on:

Zoning Text Amendment Application
Article 2: Definitions, Article 10:Table of Permitted Uses, and Article 12:Zoning &
Conditional Use Permit Approval concerning Transitional Housing Facilities.

A proposed text amendment that would add a definition and supplemental standards for
transitional housing facilities. The text amendment would make transitional housing
facilities a conditional use in the Office/Institutional Zoning Districtin the Table of
Permitted Uses.

Zoning Text Amendment Application
Article 11: Table of Area, Yard, Density, and Height ZA 20-0521-02

A proposed text amendment that would remove the language that allows 50 foot tall
marina dry storage buildings for 40 wet slip marinas in areas that are zoned Business



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

ABC Board Meeting will be held Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 5:00 p.m. at the Indian Trail Meeting Hall.


Mayor Hatem discusses the revision to the current Emergency Proclamation, which goes into effect as of 5:00 pm on June 22, 2020. 

Video Transcript


Special Meeting Notice City of Southport Planning Board

Notice is given that a Special Meeting has been scheduled for Monday, June 22, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held via Zoom Video Conferencing and posted on the City Facebook Page. The meeting is being held for the purpose of:

1. Adoption of Plan Consistency Statement & Recommendation
for Zoning Amendment 20-0521-01, An Amendment to

2: Definitions, Article 10: Table of Permitted Uses, and Article 12: Zoning & Conditional Use Permit
Approval concerning Transitional Housing Facilities

Thomas Lloyd
City Planner

State recreational water quality officials today are alerting the public that initial testing at a sound-side site in Brunswick County showed levels of bacteria exceeding the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality swimming standards.

The alert affects waters along the Cape Fear River, at the public beach area adjacent to the municipal pier at the end of South Davis Street in Southport. Samples collected yesterday show test results of 344 enterococci per 100 milliliters of water, which exceeds the state and federal single-sample standard of 104 enterococci per 100 milliliters for Tier 2 low usage sites. Swimming areas are classified based on recreational use and are referred to as tiers.

State officials will test the site as soon as conditions are favorable, and the results of the sampling will dictate further action. If the new samples also show elevated bacteria counts, state officials will post a swimming advisory sign and issue a swimming advisory.

The N.C. Recreational Water Quality Program tests water quality at ocean and sound beaches in accordance with federal and state laws.

Enterococci, the bacteria group used for testing, are found in the intestines of warm-blooded animals. While it is not known to cause illness, scientific studies indicate that enterococci may indicate the presence of other disease-causing organisms. People swimming or playing in waters with bacteria levels higher than the standards have an increased risk of developing gastrointestinal illness or skin infections.

State officials sample 210 sites throughout the coastal region, most of them on a weekly basis from April to October. Testing continues on a reduced schedule during the rest of the year, when the waters are colder.

For more information on the N.C. Recreational Water Quality Program, visit the program’s website, view a map of the testing sites, and follow the program’s Twitter feed.


 WHEREAS, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, formally abolishing slavery in the United States of America; and

WHEREAS, word about the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation was delayed some two- and one-half years, to June 19, 1865, in reaching authorities and African Americans in the South and Southwestern United States; and

WHEREAS, Emancipation Day observations are held on different days in different states in the South and Southwest, and in other parts of the nation; and

WHEREAS, June 19th has a special meaning to African Americans, and is called “JUNETEENTH” combining the words June and Nineteenth, and has been celebrated by the African American community for over 150 years; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Joseph P. Hatem, Mayor together with the Board of Aldermen of the City of Southport, North Carolina, do hereby declare June 19, 2020, as


 in the City of Southport, North Carolina, and urge all citizens to become more aware of the significance of this celebration in African American History and in the heritage of our nation and City.


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have hereunto set our hand and caused the seal of the City of Southport, North Carolina to be affixed this 11th day of June 2020.




/s/ Joseph P. Hatem, Mayor




/s/ Karen Mosteller, Mayor Pro Tem                            /s/ Lora Sharkey, Alderman


/s/ Lowe Davis, Alderman                                           /s/ Marc Spencer, Alderman



/s/ Thomas Lombardi, Alderman                                   /s/ John Allen, Alderman


The City of Southport Police Department has issued a permit to Joselinn Wearren for Saturday, June 13, 2020, from 11 am to 2 pm.

Co-organized by Pastor Brian Monroe of the First Baptist Church of Southport, the group will assemble at Waterfront Park, proceed to South Howe Street, to West Moore Street, to North Lord Street, and end at the I.L.A. Hall.

The event will be a silent march with a peaceful protest program aimed to unite communities.

The Southport Police Department has met with leaders of the event to ensure the safety of all participants and citizens.