Mayor, Joseph P. Hatem has called a special meeting on Friday October 16, 2020 at 2:30 P.M. at the Community Building: 223 E. Bay Street.

The purpose of the meeting is for discussion and consideration of
sewer service agreement with Brunswick County.

Tanya Shannon, City Clerk

Our Southport Fire Department is “Cooking Up Kitchen Fire Safety” and has created a great video series in honor of Fire Prevention Week.  Watch the series here!

Notice is given that a workshop has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the
Southport Community Building at 223 E. Bay St.

The meeting will be to discuss a proposed update to the CAMA Land Use Plan. The Proposed Draft of the CAMA Land Use Plan can be found on the
Planning & Inspections page.

Questions and comments concerning the CAMA Land Use Plan Update 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

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.

Agenda Packet

Thomas Lloyd
City Planner

 

On Tuesday and Wednesday, September 29-30, the Southport City Pier will be temporarily closed to reinstall the pier lights.  The pier will reopen Thursday, October 1, 2020.

As long as the weather is good. Spraying will start around 7:30-7:45 at night.

Tuesday, September 22nd Zone 2

Wednesday, September 23rd Zone 1

Thursday, September 24th Zone 2

Additional Southport Mosquito Control Information

Please make arrangements accordingly, especially if you keep bee hives.   Contact Public Services to register your hive, or with questions or concerns.  (910) 457-7935.

 

 

 

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.

Mayor Hatem gives an important reminder about Flu Season and the importance of vaccines.

Mayor’s Transcript:
This is Mayor Joe Pat Hatem, I want to give you an update on Hurricane Isaias or Hurricane I as it will now be referred to: I, for It could have been much worse. There was no loss of life. There was lots of debris. Our waterfront was damaged—roads, sidewalks, bulkheads, and docks. Southport Marina devastated. But we survived and the people of Southport are resilient.

I want to thank the citizens for their cooperation and patience during this time. The city has responded. Public Service Departments and Staff have been outstanding and we are working diligently in City Government on all recovery efforts and this will continue each and every day. Debris removal continues, plans for repairs to our waterfront are being developed and will be implemented, but it is a process that will take time.

Our businesses in Southport are open and Yacht Basin restaurants are also open. And our City has created the “Southport Virtual Merchant Showcase” where restaurants, shops, and summer market vendors are displayed on video, where locals, tourists, and visitors, from anywhere in the state, can view what Southport is doing to promote our local economy and bring business to Southport—responsibly—The Southport Safe Pledge, where shoppers and diners will feel secure in knowing that Southport has taken the measures to decrease the transmission on COVID -19 and that they can shop and dine in a safe and comfortable way.

I want to thank the Department of Tourism and Communication, Randy Jones, Lisa Anderson, and Sharon Venis who created this project. And as always, my thanks to Lisa for Emmy Award Winning Videography.

Hurricane Season is not over, not until November 30th. It reaches its peak on September 10th and Southport knows better than anyone what happened to this quaint fishing village on October 15, 1954. So we remain vigilant and prepared for the next storm should it travel our way.