The City of Southport is now accepting applications for three (3) vacancies on the Southport Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee: 3 positions from Ward I are available. The Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee consists of seven members. The meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., at 209 N. Atlantic Avenue. Interested applicants must be permanent residents from the above stated area.

The major functions of this committee are:
1. To develop an annual recreation program to accompany the
department’s budget request to the Board of Aldermen.
2. Develop a long-range recreation facilities plan.

Interested citizens should contact the City Clerk at 1029 N. Howe Street, to obtain an application.
Applications can also be downloaded from the City of Southport web page at:
https://southportnc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/APPLICATION-FOR-APPOINTMENT-TO-BOARDS-AND-COMMITTEES-2017.pdf

Applications should be completed and returned no later than Friday, January 31, 2020.

Michele Windham
City Clerk
1/13/2020

The Southport Planning Board Meeting will now be held at the Southport Community Building, 223 E. Bay St. at its regular date and time, January 16 at 6 p.m.

THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN HAVE SCHEDULED A PUBLIC MEETING CONCERNING SHORT-TERM RENTALS IN THE COMMUNITY.

CITIZENS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THEIR IDEAS AND CONCERNS REGARDING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES OF SHORT-TERM RENTAL PROPERTIES.

MONDAY JANUARY 27, 2020
5:00 P.M. AT THE
INDIAN TRAIL MEETING HALL
113 W. MOORE STREET
TANYA SHANNON
DEPUTY CITY CLERK

Southport Receives Golden LEAF Disaster Recovery Open Grant

Recently, the Golden LEAF Board of Directors voted to invest in 13 Disaster Recovery projects, totaling $3.5 million to serve communities affected by Hurricane Florence. The North Carolina counties supported by these awards include Brunswick, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Jones, Onslow, Pamlico and Robeson counties.  The City of Southport will be the recipient of $990,000 in Golden LEAF Disaster Recovery funding to replace and repair the sewer infrastructure on Howe Street.

Bruce Oakley, Southport City Manager, acknowledges how beneficial the Golden LEAF grant will be for the City of Southport.  “We are grateful to the Golden LEAF Foundation for the grant and the assistance provided by their staff during the application process. The money will be instrumental in repairing damaged infrastructure from Hurricane Florence and will help make it more resilient during future storms.”

“Golden LEAF is dedicated to the long-term economic advancement of North Carolina,” said Scott T. Hamilton, Golden LEAF President, Chief Executive Officer. “Our Board and staff work hard to get funding out the door and at work in the communities we serve.”

About Golden LEAF

The Golden LEAF Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1999 to receive a portion of North Carolina’s funding received from the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement with cigarette manufacturers. For 20 years, Golden LEAF has worked to increase economic opportunity in North Carolina’s rural and tobacco-dependent communities through leadership in grantmaking, collaboration, innovation, and stewardship as an independent and perpetual foundation.

The Foundation has provided lasting impact to tobacco-dependent, economically distressed and rural areas of the state by helping create 64,000 jobs, over half a billion dollars in new payrolls and more than 77,000 workers trained or retrained for higher wages.

To learn more about the Golden LEAF Foundation, visit www.goldenleaf.org.

New Construction

Beginning January 1, underground is no longer subsidized by the City of Southport.  Contractors or homeowner’s will be responsible for the fees charged by BEMC for underground.

Only existing over head customers pay $625 of the conversion to underground cost.

Bruce Oakley
City Manager

Please be aware that the slide and the monkey bars are temporarily closed for repair in Lowe White Park.  Please do not use this playground equipment until the plywood has been removed.  Thank you  – City of Southport Park and Recreation Department.

NC DMV office is located at the Fire Department Substation, 111 E. Nash Street, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the first full week of May and October from 9 am – 4:30 pm.

Beginning in 2020, the mobile DMV will only be in Southport on May 5, 6, and 7, and October 6, 7, and 8.

Driver’s License
New drivers must take written, vision, sign and road tests. Bring a certified copy of birth certificate and one other official document showing your age. Out-of-state drivers must take written, vision and sign tests, and possibly a road test, and surrender their old licenses. Proof of liability insurance DL 123 is required for any first time licenses in North Carolina or anyone renewing his license who has had a traffic conviction within the past four years.

Shallotte DMV Office
5300 Main Street
Shallotte, NC 28470
(910) 754-4591 (Registration)
(910) 754-5114 (Drivers License)

For customers  applying for a NC driver’s license or transferring Out-of-State Driver’s License (OSDL), needs to have the following documents:

  • Two forms governmental of ID’s
  • Proof of residency
  • Proof of insurance

For customer applying for NC identification card (ID) needs to have the following documents:

  • Two forms governmental of ID’s
  • Proof of residency

For customers requesting a duplicate of DL or ID card need NOT to have those documents, because they are already in the NC DMV data base.

On November 15, 2018, Waste Industries completed a merger with GFL Environmental. Due to this merger, you may
be wondering what you can expect going forward and we have good news! Our fleet will be getting a fresh coat of paint
and a new logo, but our commitment to you remains our highest priority.

You will still be serviced by the same team of professionals you’ve come to know with your time working with Waste
Industries, maintaining our commitment to a safe, sustainable, and honest service unlike any other in the industry.

• Your local team is the same team you’ve always known, still servicing your account the way we always have.
This means you’ll submit payments the same way, call the same local branch, and have your waste and recycling
collected by the same driver.

• In the future, you’ll see us move to www.gflenv.com, but for the time being we will continue to use
www.wasteindustries.com and we will update you when we are prepared to transition to a new and
improved website.

• All your account details are the same, so you can still log into your online account at www.wasteindustries.com,
use your same account number when you call on your statement, and update your account by calling or going
online as usual.

Over the coming months you’ll see trucks, containers, and uniforms begin to switch to our new colors. We thank you
for bearing with us we move through this transitional period and appreciate your patience.

Should you have any questions or concerns about the transition, please do not hesitate to contact us at the same number
you’ve always used. You can also visit us online at www.gflenv.com to learn more about the history of our new brand.

The City dock remains closed after the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. All plans, repairs, and/or construction to the City dock will have to be approved by the North Carolina Division of Coastal Management and/or the Army Corp of Engineers. We are working closely with these agencies to develop a plan to rebuild it and reopen it as soon as possible. For more information contact City Hall at (910)457-7900. We apologize for the inconvenience.