September 18, 2020 – Short Street Reversal

An administrative decision was made to change the traffic direction on Short Street for safety reasons.  This was done based on an evaluation by Police Chief Todd Coring and City Manager Gordon Hargrove.  The effectiveness of this reversal will be monitored over the next few months.

Notice is given that a Special Meeting of the Southport Board of Aldermen has been
called by Mayor Joseph P. Hatem for Monday September 21, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. The
meeting will be held at the Community Building, 223 E. Bay Street, for the purpose
of:

1. Closed session pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11 (a) (3) to consult with the City
Attorney in order to preserve the attorney client privilege regarding a
proposed sewer service agreement with Brunswick County.

2. Discussion and Consideration of sewer service agreement with Brunswick County.

Tanya Shannon
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.

City of Southport Board of Aldermen Meeting

The public will take notice that the Board of Aldermen of the City of Southport has called a public hearing at 6:00 pm on October 8, 2020, at the Southport Community Building, 223 E. Bay Street, Southport, North Carolina, on the question of annexing the following described territory requested by petition filed pursuant to G. S. 160A-31:

  • BEING all of that development known as Bonnet Way Townhomes, consisting of 32 townhome units together with approximately 5.78 acres of common area

At the public hearing, all persons resident or owning property in said territory and all residents of the City of Southport will be given an opportunity to ask questions and receive answers regarding the proposed annexation, and at the public hearing, all such persons will be given an opportunity to be heard.

On the question of annexing the following described territory requested by petition filed pursuant to G. S. 160A-31:

  • BEING all of the property known as Lot 2 of the Watson Addition of Southport Heights, approximately .46 acres.

At the public hearing, all persons resident or owning property in said territory and all residents of the City of Southport will be given an opportunity to ask questions and receive answers regarding the proposed annexation, and at the public hearing, all such persons will be given an opportunity to be heard.

Thomas Lloyd
City Planner

 

City of Southport Parks & Recreation Taylor Field Master Plan adopted April 11, 2019 by the Board of Aldermen.

Taylor Field PARTF Site Plan

September 18th is the final date to have hurricane debris curbside.

City staff will monitor.  Any debris after the 18th will be the responsibility of the homeowner.

Mayor Hatem provides an update on COVID-19 and outlines the shift from Stage 2.0 to Stage 2.5 as outlined in NC Executive Order #163.

Transcript of the Mayor’s Remarks

UDO Rewrite Draft Text Amendment Public Hearing Notice

The public will take notice that the City of Southport Board of Aldermen will meet on Wednesday, September 23, 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 https://southportnc.org/unified-development-ordinance/

Questions and comments concerning the proposed UDO Draft can be forwarded to tlloyd@cityofsouthport.com.

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

Beginning mid Sept. 2020 thru June 2021 (approx.), the City of Southport will be replacing the outdated 1913 sewer system on Howe St. This project will consist of digging up and replacing all sewer lines and any sewer services from the intersection of S. Howe & Bay St. to N. Howe St. and Stuart Ave.

During this time delays will be expected, and traffic flow will be rerouted around the blocks that the construction will be taking place. Sidewalks and foot traffic will be minimally affected during construction.

We apologize for the inconvenience and possible impact to your property or business. Your patience will be greatly appreciated as we work to improve the city’s infrastructure.

The Census is a population count of every person living in the U.S. and its five territories. In March 2020, households across the country began receiving invitations to respond. Results will shape how billions of dollars in federal funds are allocated to communities for critical public services such as healthcare, education, infrastructure, and public safety. They also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.

Knowing who lives throughout the nation means that communities can better support programs and services benefitting people aged 65 and older, low-income people, veterans, children, and newborns.

When you respond to the 2020 Census, you are helping to shape the future of your community.

This year is the first time everyone can respond online, by phone, or by mail. For more information, check out this video, or connect with me to set up an interview with a Census representative.

Don’t forget to fill out the #2020Census! This week, 500,000 census takers across the country will go door to door to assist people who have not yet responded. If you don’t want visitors, you can respond online, by phone, or by mail. Learn more here: https://2020census.gov/

 

 

Aug 6, 2020 Mayor Hatem provides an update on COVID-19 and how Southport will continue to move forward to reduce the spread of the virus in our community. He also announces the new free “Southport Safe” promotional program to help local merchants and restaurants in this difficult time.

Transcript of Mayor’s Remarks

Overview of the Southport Virtual Merchant Showcase