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Yacht Basin Overlay District Committee

Notice is given that a meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Southport Community Building at 223 E. Bay St. The Yacht Basin Overlay District Committee is a newly formed advisory committee appointed by Mayor Hatem to formulate goals and to develop future plans for the Yacht Basin Area. The public is encouraged to participate. In-persona attendance is limited to 30 people and social distancing must be adhered to. Facial coverings are required.
Thomas Lloyd City Planner

The next meeting will be held at 4:00 pm on Feb. 16.

January 21, 2021 – The sewer line replacement has been completed between Nash & West St.’s. Currently all excess piles of material are being hauled off site and the road surface is being prepped for asphalt. Paving on this block is scheduled to begin next Tuesday, January 26th.  This block will remain closed to vehicle traffic until paving is complete.

Sewer construction will then move to S. Howe St. A temporary bypass will be set up just south of the Moore St. intersection in lieu of blocking the intersection. Once the bypass is set up, construction will start at the Bay St. intersection and replacement will continue towards Moore St.

South Howe St. will be closed to vehicular traffic during construction. Sidewalks and businesses will remain open.

January 12, 2021- Starting today, there will be a temporary change in the Howe St. detour:

Howe St. will be closed between West St. and Brown St. to allow work to be done in the intersection of West and Howe Streets. Howe St. will continue to be closed between Nash and West Streets.

The anticipated duration of this change is three days

December 30, 2020 – Due to congestion and low lying trees, the E. Moore St. detour has been changed:

– The new detour will route traffic off of E. Moore St. onto N. Rhett St. to the stop sign at E. Brown St.
– Follow the directional arrow one block to N. Atlantic where another directional arrow will take you to E. Leonard St.
– E. Moore St. is closed to thru traffic in this area, however shops and parking remain open.
Thank you for your patience as we improve our community infrastructure!

December 10, 2020 – Sewer replacement construction is scheduled to begin Friday, 12/11 or Monday 12/14 between Nash St. & W. West St. on Howe St. During this time please be aware of road closures, new traffic patterns, and detours.  Also, please be cautious of heavy equipment and utility workers that will be within the roadway. All sidewalks will remain open to foot traffic to and from our businesses.

November 23, 2020 N. Howe St. will be closed Tuesday (Nov. 24, 2020) between  E. Moore St. & Nash St.  The 274 Construction  Group will be making asphalt cuts in preparation for the upcoming sewer project. Detours will be in place, but sidewalks and businesses will remain open.

November 16, 2020The 274 Construction Group will be working on Howe Street between Moore and Bay Streets.  South Howe Street will be closed to traffic. This is in preparation for the sewer project. They will be cutting the asphalt.

November 12, 2020 –  The 274 Construction Group has been in town taking grade shots for the incoming sewer lines at intersections for manhole manufacturing for the Howe St. sewer project. The first set of manholes are expected to be delivered next week and the pipe should soon follow. I do not have a set date as to when digging will begin, but asphalt cuts are slated to start taking place next week. As are traffic control devices. Construction will begin at the Bay St. & S. Howe St. intersection.

September 9, 2020 – 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.

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The regular monthly meeting of the City of Southport Planning Board will be held on January 21st at 6:00 p.m. over the Zoom Remote Meeting Platform. The meeting will be streamed on the City of Southport’s Facebook Page (City of Southport NC).

Public Comment by citizens may be sent to the City Clerk [email protected] prior to the meeting. Comments on Facebook will not be monitored during the meeting.

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Notice is given that a Special Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday February 3, 2021 from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Community Building located at 223 E. Bay Street.

This meeting will be open to the public and will then go into closed session for the purpose of: Conduct City Clerk applicant interviews Per NCGS § 143-318. 11

In-person attendance is limited to 30 people, with face coverings and social distancing required.

Community Update

The Southeastern Hazard Mitigation Plan is a multi-jurisdictional plan which is maintained and updated at 5-year regular intervals. Hazard mitigation plans are prepared and adopted by communities with the primary purpose of identifying, assessing, and reducing the long-term risk to life and property from hazard events. Effective mitigation planning can break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. Hazard mitigation plans can address a range of natural and human-caused hazards.

A final draft of the Southeastern NC Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for review and we’d like your feedback. An online (Zoom) public meeting will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 6:00PM – 7:00PM to present the plan and its findings and recommendations and to answer any questions about the plan from the public.  Feedback received at this meeting will be reviewed, considered and potentially used to modify the plan if needed.

Registration is required so if you are interested in attending this meeting, please sign up at the link provided below.

A draft of the plan can be viewed at the following link: Southeastern NC Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan

Should you have any questions about the plan, or if you are unable to attend the public meeting, but wish to have your comments considered, please email Nathan Slaughter at [email protected] or call 919-415-2726.

FEMA requires local governments to develop and adopt hazard mitigation plans as a condition for receiving certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance, including funding for mitigation projects. Hazard mitigation works to reduce loss of life and property by reducing the impact of disasters. Through effective mitigation planning and the implementation of mitigation strategies greater risk reduction can be achieved.

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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 January 14, 2021, 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 the property known as Lot 1 of Block 7 of the Southport Heights Subdivision. Approximately 6,138.50 sf.
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


Zoning Text Amendment ZA 20-1112-01 Removal of Parking Overlay District Language

Public Hearing Notice 1208-N-Caswell-Annexation.pdf 

Public Hearing Notice 1208 N. Caswell Zoning Map Amendment.pdf

Public Hearing Notice The Haven Zoning Map Amendment.pdf

Public Hearing Notice Parking Overlay Zoning Map Amendment.pdf

Today’s COVID-19 Focus is on Getting Your Vaccine.

We want to keep you up to date on the process for getting a COVID-19 vaccine in Brunswick County. Following is the latest guidance from the Brunswick County Department of Health. Supplies are still limited, but understanding your options brings you one step closer to getting your vaccine.

Who is Eligible Today

NC is currently in “Phase 1B” of distribution. This means that the free vaccination is available to anyone over the age of 75, regardless of health condition.  Vaccination Phases

Scheduling an Appointment for Vaccination

Per the Brunswick County Department of Heath, there are currently two ways to make an appointment to be vaccinated:

By Phone:

Eligible individuals and/or their representatives are strongly encouraged to follow these instructions to schedule an appointment beginning Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 9 a.m.:

  • Call the Public Health Call Line at 910.253.2339 and select the option for vaccine information
  • Listen to the prompt and then select the option to enter the queue to schedule an appointment (as vaccine supply allows)

The health department will only take calls to schedule appointments Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Requiring appointments under Phase 1b Group 1 will ensure the health department has a vaccine available for that person and keeps more vulnerable members of the population from waiting in lines.

Due to the increasingly high number of calls and emails it receives daily, Health Services will not schedule appointments for vaccines it has not yet received from the state nor can it provide call backs when more are available.

If appointments are full when you call (all of the currently available vaccines are allotted) you will need to call and try again at a later date.

Signing up Online for a MyChart Account:

In adherence with state guidelines, Novant Health, Dosher Memorial Hospital and Brunswick County Health Services are encouraging community members, ages 75 and older, who are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine to sign up for a MyChart account. Community members eligible at this time for a vaccination will be notified through their MyChart account, through which they can then schedule their vaccination appointment. Recipients do not need to be affiliated with a specific healthcare system to sign up for MyChart or to receive a vaccination.

Due to limited vaccine availability, vaccinations will be by appointment only and at a centralized location in Brunswick County.

Read the full article from the Brunswick County Health Department here:


There are many questions concerning the COVID-19 vaccine right now. When will it be available in Southport?  What is the distribution plan? When will I be eligible to be vaccinated?

In general, all vaccine regulation and distribution flows from Federal to State, then to the County level. Therefore, the City of Southport looks to these resources for guidance on the who/what/when/where information as it becomes available.

Mayor Hatem will continue to provide COVID-19 video updates on our website and social media channels as important information arises.

In addition, we’ve included these excellent resources to help you stay informed:


COVID-19 Vaccine Information Page
This website has all of the latest information that you need to know on vaccinations from the state including details on safety and the phased approach to distribution.

COVID-19 Vaccination FAQ


Brunswick County COVID-19 Vaccine Update (Dec. 22, 2020)

For additional questions, contact Health Services through the Brunswick County Public Health Call Line and email (available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.):

General COVID-19 Resources:

NC COVID-19 Information Hub

NCDHHS COVID-19 Dashboard

Latest Updates from NCDHHS

NC County Alert System (Yellow/Orange/Red)

You can also find the City of Southport COVID-19 Information page with Mayor Hatem’s updates and local guidance.