Stage 1 – Water Conservation Alert – LIFTED

Bolivia, NC –The Stage 1 Water Conservation Alert has been lifted for all customers of Brunswick County Public Utilities.

The voluntary water conservation measures taken by water system users in Brunswick County have helped to avoid mandatory water restrictions.

Adjustment of irrigation schedules has been particularly helpful (no irrigation on Mondays and between 5 and 11 a.m.; odd-numbered addresses irrigate on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday; even-numbered addresses irrigate on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday). We encourage, but do not require, all customers to continue this irrigation schedule in the future and to use water wisely to ensure adequate water is available for essential uses and for fire protection.

Please use the suggested irrigation schedule next spring to eliminate, or postpone, the need for Water Conservation Alerts next summer.

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/>.

 

 

 October 1, 2019  – Southport/Fort Fisher Ferry REOPENS
More information is available by checking the NCFerrySPort twitter feed  or calling 910-477-5200.

 

The Southport Fire Department is now accepting applications to participate in the Light Up The Night Fire Engine Parade on Friday, December 13th.
Line up starts at the Southport Fire Station at 5 p.m.
Parade begins at 6:30 p.m.
Parade route: Waterfront Park, down Howe St., back to the Southport Fire Station.

Parade Application

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

ASPCApro – Reports of pet exposures to blue green algae (cyanobacteria) have increased of late, and as summer heats up you may encounter this toxicity in your practice. Here’s information from the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center to help you with diagnosis and treatment.

To read the full article, follow this link

The City of Southport will begin mosquito control efforts Thursday, August 8, 2019.  Please plan accordingly, especially if you keep bee hives.   Contact Public Services with any questions or concerns.  (910) 457-7935.

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

Position: Full Time Building and Grounds Custodian
Salary: $25,073.64 annually
Closing Date: 12:00 P. M. August 16, 2019

The City of Southport is seeking to hire a full-time employee in the Building & Grounds Department.
The position will assist the Senior Custodian in the cleaning and maintenance of the buildings and public restrooms as well as other duties deemed necessary.

Potential Candidate must be available to work on weekends and evenings and have the following:
• High School Diploma/GED
• Valid North Carolina Driver’s License

Applications available at 1029 N Howe St. or by clicking here.

Closing date 12:00 pm August 16, 2019

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