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January Planning Board Meeting – RESCHEDULED

The January meeting of the Pender County Planning Board has been rescheduled from Tuesday, January 7th, to Wednesday, January 22nd. As was originally scheduled, this meeting with take place in the Hampstead Annex Auditorium and will begin at 7:00 PM. Please call (910) 259-1202 for more information.

9/4 Planning Board Meeting Canceled

Anticipating the potential effects of Hurricane Dorian, the regularly scheduled Planning Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 4, 2019, will be cancelled and rescheduled to a later date.  Please remain vigilant and continue to prepare for this storm.



The Federal Emergency Management Agency and North Carolina Emergency Management have received the following applications for Federal grant funding. Notice is hereby given of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s consideration to provide funding in the form of a Hazard Mitigation Grant.

Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. Under Executive Order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990, FEMA is required to consider alternatives to and provide public notices of any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains or wetlands. EO 12892 also requires FEMA to provide an opportunity for public participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority or low-income populations.

Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions.

Applicant: Pender County, North Carolina

Project Title: Pender County Expedited Acquisitions

Location of Proposed Work: The area affected by this project consists of twenty eight (28) properties located on the following streets in Pender County: Whitestocking Road Extension, Old River Acres Extension, Riverview Drive, River Bend Drive, River Bend Road, S. Holly Shelter Estates Road, Canetuck Road, White Oak Drive, NC HWY 210, Morgan Cove Road, Thankful Road, Croomsbridge Road, Cove Road, Old River Acres, Heading Bluff Road, and NC HWY 53 E.

Maps of the project areas associated with the grant applications can be reviewed by contacting Maggie Gurule at 919-825-2570.

Proposed Work and Purpose:

This will be a voluntary acquisition program. For all property owners who decide to participate in this voluntary program, the properties will be acquired using HMGP grant funds and demolished using PA funds. Once demolished, the properties will be deeded as open space in perpetuity and will be allowed to revert to their natural state.

Project Alternatives:

The alternatives to the project that have been and will be considered are 1) the no action alternative and 2) structure elevation. These alternatives to the proposed project are not viable because under Alternative 1) the property will remain vulnerable to flood risks, including property damage and health hazards; as such, continued negative impacts on the property, residents, and community may be experienced; and under Alternative 2), structure elevation would be difficult to age and condition.

Comment Period:
Comments are solicited from the public; local, state or federal agencies; and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of the proposed project. The comments should be made in writing and addressed to NCEM Hazard Mitigation Branch, Attn: EHP Specialist, 4238 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-4238, or emailed to, by May 30, 2019. The State will forward comments to applicable agencies as needed.

Hurricane Florence Request for Proposals for Professional Services — Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)


Notice is hereby given that proposals will be received by Pender County, North Carolina, until 5:00 P.M. EST, Friday, January 11, 2019, for the following Professional Services to be provided to said jurisdiction:


Project Summary: Pender County suffered significant damage to residential housing during Hurricane Florence in September 2018. The county is soliciting turnkey professional planning and project management services required to undertake the following activities:

1) Submit Letters of Interest and applications for, and manage, proposed Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) elevation, reconstruction, and acquisition activities for all federally declared disasters and annual FMA application cycles occurring prior to December 1, 2021. These activities are to be conducted with FEMA funds pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief Act, the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994, and the State of North Carolina’s Flood Mitigation Administrative Plan, as administered by the NC Division of Emergency Management.

Upon selection of a qualified consultant(s), Pender County will enter into contractual agreements with the consultant(s), based upon the planning and management needs to be determined by the county and the prospective funding agencies. Following contract negotiations with the planning and management consultant, the county plans to undertake a similar effort to procure professional engineering services required for the elevation and reconstruction components of HMGP/FMA projects. This is not a request for professional engineering services.

The contact for this project is:

Kyle M. Breuer, AICP, Director

Planning and Community Development

805 S. Walker Street

PO Box 1519

Burgaw, NC 28425

(910) 259-1202 /

Each proposer must submit complete proposals in the format provided in the RFP. Proposals must be in a sealed envelope and clearly marked “HURRICANE FLORENCE HAZARD MITIGATION GRANT PROGRAM AND FLOOD MITIGATION ASSISTANCE, PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES – SPECIAL PROJECT RFP” in the lower left corner of the envelope. Mailed, delivered, or e-mailed proposals must be received by no later than 5:00 P.M. EST, Friday, January 11, 2019, to be considered.

Proposals will be rated by the County staff prior to recommendation of an award of any contract. Procurement of planning/management firms will be accomplished in accordance with 2CFR200 and the North Carolina General Statutes relating to procurement of professional services.

A hard-copy of the Request for Proposals is available at the Planning and Community Development offices at 805 S. Walker Street, Burgaw, NC 28425

To view the Request for Proposals, click HERE

NCDOT and Pender County to Hold Update Meeting on Hampstead Bypass and Median Project

Partnering with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Pender County will hold a drop-in session to present current timelines on the Hampstead Bypass and Median projects.  The session will be held at the Hampstead Annex, located at 15060 US Highway 17, Hampstead, NC on January 23, 2018 beginning at 5:00 p.m. 

Members of the public and interested parties are invited to review current project timelines, designs, and funding for the Hampstead Bypass and Median projects.


Pender 2.0 Public Meetings – Updated Venue (1/17)

Pender County Planning staff has scheduled two public meetings in Burgaw and Hampstead this week to seek additional public input on the draft of Pender 2.0, the Comprehensive Land Use Plan update, including the Future Land Use Map and recommended actions on the “Top 10” items in which we received public comment on.

We encourage the public to engage in the process and emphasize the importance of this document and the positive direction it guides our community over the next few decades. These will be drop-in style meetings in which the public will be asked to cycle through a series of maps and priorities while being provided the opportunity to leave comment on the draft product. In addition to this input, Staff will be at both the public libraries to address one-on-one interaction with interested citizens and stakeholders.

Burgaw, Tuesday, January 9, 2018 @ 5:30 p.m. – Pender County Library
Hampstead, Wednesday, January 10, 2018 @ 5:30 p.m. – Pender County Annex Auditorium

Pender County Library (Burgaw) – January 16, 2018 @ 10a.m. – 4p.m.
Pender County Annex (Hampstead) – January 17, 2018 @ 10a.m. – 4p.m.

Planning Board Meeting Re-Scheduled

Due to the potential for inclement weather, the January 3rd Planning Board meeting will be re-scheduled to January 24th at 7 p.m.  The meeting will be held at 805 S. Walker Street, Burgaw, NC.

Please call (910) 259-1202 with any questions.

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