The public will take notice that the City of Southport Board of Aldermen will meet on
Thursday, September 12th at 6 PM at the City of Southport Community Building,
located at 223 E. Bay St for the purpose of holding a public hearings on:

Zoning Map Amendments
R-10 to BD
RZ 19-0517-01, RZ 19-0524-01, RZ 19-0709-01

Three separate zoning map amendment applications of properties in the Yacht Basin
area along W. Moore St, S. Caswell Ave, and W Bay St. The tax parcel identification
numbers of the properties are 237LF001, 237LF002, 237LF003, and 237LF004. The
applicants are requesting a zoning map amendment to change the zoning of the
properties from Single Family Residential to Business District.

If there are any questions on this matter, please contact the City Planner Thomas Lloyd
at 910-457-7961 or tlloyd@cityofsouthport.com

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

The public will take notice that the City of Southport Zoning Board of Adjustment will
meet on Tuesday, August 27, at 4:30 at the Southport Fire Substation, located at 111
E. Nash Street for the purpose of holding an evidentiary quasi-judicial hearing on:

CUP 19-0708-01

Conditional Use Permit Application, Accessory Dwelling

An Application for a CUP Home Occupation at 316 W. Brunswick St. The conditional
use permit is for the applicant to build a 369 sf accessory dwelling over a proposed
garage in the rear yard of the property.

If there are any questions on this matter, please contact the City Planner Thomas Lloyd
at 910-457-7961 or tlloyd@cityofsouthport.com

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

BRUNSWICK COUNTY PUBLIC UTILITIES DEPARTMENT WILL CHANGE FROM CHLORINE BACK TO CHLORAMINES ANNUAL FLUSHING PROGRAM EXTENDED THROUGH OCTOBER

BRUNSWICK COUNTY WILL CONVERT BACK TO CHLORAMINES AS THE PRIMARY DISINFECTANT ON AUGUST 17, 2019. FLUSHING WILL CONTINUE THROUGH OCTOBER.

On June 15, 2019, the Brunswick County Public Utilities Department began its annual disinfection changeover and flushing program. During the past few months, Public Utilities crews have worked to distribute chlorine throughout the County system. Flushing will continue once water restrictions are lifted.

During this transition period of changing the primary disinfection agent back to chloramines, customers may experience a brief period when there may be a noticeable change in the taste or smell of the water. This is a normal part of the process and water is safe to use. Depending on your location within the distribution system and usage patterns, it could be two to three weeks for your drinking water to transition from free chlorine to combined chlorine. If taste and/or odor problems persist, please contact the Brunswick County Public Utilities Department or your local water provider.

 Please note, if you have an aquarium or pond always test the water that you add to your aquatic environment to be sure it is free of any chlorine before adding fish or other animals. Chemical additives with directions for removing either free chlorine or chloramines from water for use in fish tanks or ponds are available at pet/fish supply stores. Kidney dialysis clinics and customers on home kidney dialysis equipment should also be aware of this change.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this process please contact the County’s Public Utilities Department at (910) 253-2657, (910) 371-3490, (910) 454-0512, or your local water provider.

Piedmont Natural Gas Flare Notification

As a part of our commitment to delivering safe, reliable natural gas service, Piedmont Natural Gas will perform a series of routine pipeline maintenance activities 8/15 – 8/31 near the intersection of E. Moore Street and E. Leonard Street in southeastern Brunswick County.

During the work, it may be necessary for Piedmont to “flare,” or burn off, any excess natural gas.  You may notice:

  • A tall flame, visible for a half-mile or more
  • A loud noise
  • The smell of natural gas
  • Technicians in your area

These activities are safe, routine and controlled, and will be managed by trained Piedmont Gas personnel in cooperation with local fire department resources.  Please do not be alarmed, as this is a normal part of their operations.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as Piedmont Natural Gas works to maintain a safe, reliable natural gas system.  If you have questions, please call Scott Jenkins, a project manager with Percheron Field Services, at 704.997.8104

Stage 1 – Water Conservation Alert – UPDATE
Bolivia, NC – A Stage 1 Water Conservation Alert remains in effect. Based on the ongoing hot weather that tends to elevate water demand, this Water Conservation Alert will remain in effect through the month of July and into August when it will be re-evaluated. Please continue to use water wisely; your water conservation is having a positive impact.

Residents who have questions should contact their water service provider directly or Brunswick County Public Utilities at 910-253-2657. Additional information can be found at <http://www.brunswickcountync.gov/>.

All customers of a public water system anywhere in Brunswick County are affected by Water Conservation Alerts.  Brunswick County Public Utilities provides water service in unincorporated portions of Brunswick County as well as the following communities:  Boiling Spring Lakes, Bolivia, Calabash, Carolina Shores, Caswell Beach, Sandy Creek, St. James, Sunset Beach, and Varnamtown.  Customers of other utilities such as Bald Head Island, Brunswick Regional – H2GO (Belville), Holden Beach, Leland, Navassa, Northwest, Oak Island, Ocean Isle Beach, Shallotte, and Southport are under the same restrictions since these utilities receive their water from Brunswick County Public Utilities.

Under a Stage 1 Water Alert, water system customers are requested to make voluntary adjustments to their water usage habits to appreciably reduce peak demands.  (A peak demand of 80% of system production and distribution capacity being targeted).  Irrigation demands represent the bulk of non-essential water use, so a primary way that customers may reduce water usage is to limit irrigation. A unified application of voluntary water reductions by all water system users in Brunswick County may help to avoid mandatory water restrictions in the event drought conditions do not lessen.

Specific ways to reduce water usage are as follows:

  1. Use the following recommended irrigation schedule to even out system demands:
    1. Odd address numbers – Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday
    2. Even address numbers – Wednesday/Friday/Sunday
    3. No irrigation on Mondays
  2. Defer all non-essential water use to outside the peak demand hours of 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m; preferably after nightfall.
  3. Don’t overwater your yard. One inch of water per week in the summer will keep most types of grass healthy.  To determine how long you need to run your sprinkler to provide 1” of water, place straight edged cans at different distances from your sprinkler and time how long it takes to fill an average of 1” of water in each can.  Water occasionally, but deeply to encourage deeper rooting that makes grass more drought/heat tolerant.
  4. Install rain shut-off devices on automatic sprinkler systems.
  5. Don’t water pavement and impervious surfaces.
  6. Limit lawn watering to that necessary for plant survival. Water lawns outside of the peak demand hours of 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m; preferably after nightfall.
  7. Water shrubbery the minimum required. Water shrubbery outside of the peak demand hours of 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Use drip irrigation systems in shrubbery beds and around trees to prevent water loss through evaporation.
  8. Use abundant mulch around trees and shrubs to retain moisture.
  9. Plant drought-tolerant grasses, trees, and plants.
  10. Adjust mower height to a higher setting to retain moisture.
  11. Limit the use of clothes washers and dishwashers and when used, operate fully loaded. Operate dishwashers outside of the peak demand hours of 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m; preferably after nightfall.
  12. Limit vehicle washing to a minimum. Use commercial car washes that recycle water.
  13. Use shower for bathing rather than bathtub and limit shower to no more than five (5) minutes.
  14. Inspect and repair all faulty and defective parts of faucets and toilets. Pay attention to dripping sounds.
  15. Do not leave faucets running while shaving, brushing teeth, rinsing or preparing food.
  16. Do not wash down outside areas such as sidewalks, driveways, patios, etc.
  17. Install water-saving showerheads and other water conservation devices.
  18. Install water-saving devices in toilets such as early closing flappers.
  19. Limit hours of water-cooled air conditioners.
  20. Keep drinking water in a container in the refrigerator instead of running water from a faucet until it is cool.
  21. Do not fill new (or empty) swimming or wading pools. Top off existing swimming pools from dusk until dawn.
  22. Cover pool and spas when not in use to prevent evaporation.
  23. Use disposable and biodegradable dishes where possible.

Please note that this Stage 1 Water Conservation Alert does not affect the use of private groundwater wells or those using highly treated reclaimed wastewater.  (St. James, Winding River, Sea Trail, and Sandpiper Bay golf courses use reclaimed water.  Other golf courses use wells and ponds for irrigation.)  Also, this is not a water quality advisory; this is a water conservation advisory.  There is no need to boil water for potable use unless you receive a Low Pressure Advisory notice for your specific area due to other conditions in the water distribution system.

Residents will be notified if any other conservation measures are needed and when conditions dictate that restrictions are no longer required. Residents who have questions should contact their water service provider directly or Brunswick County Public Utilities at  910-253-2657.  Additional information can be found at <http://www.brunswickcountync.gov/>.

 

 

The Southport DMV Office will be closed during July and August and will reopen in September with their regular schedule.

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 each month from 9 am – 4:30 pm.

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.

If anyone is in the need of woodchips, you are welcome to help yourself to the pile in Taylor Field. Gates will be open Monday- Friday, 9 am – 4 pm. It is self-serve.

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.