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.

Christmas Closings Notice

ALL of the Pender County Convenience Sites will close at 3 pm Christmas Eve (12/24th) and will remain closed through Christmas Day (12/25th). All locations will resume their NORMAL operating hours beginning Dec. 26th.

Advertisement for Bids – Lyon Swamp Drainage and Levee District Board of Commissioners

Sealed bids for the completion of the Lyon Swamp Drainage and Levee District Hurricane Matthew storm debris removal project by the Lyon Swamp Drainage and Levee District Board of Commissioners will be received until 12:00 PM on January 5, 2018. The bids will then be publicly opened and read aloud at a special meeting of these Commissioners beginning at 2:01 PM on January 5, 2018 at the Kelly Fire Department (Main Station) 18628 NC Hwy 53 E Kelly 28448.

Project bid packets and specifications may be obtained and returned to the Pender Soil and Water Conservation District office located at 801 S Walker Street in Burgaw, NC 28425. There will be no formal bid conference or site showing.

This board shall reserve the right to reject any or all proposals.

Please see further information here.

Convenience Sites Closed Thursday for Thanksgiving

Convenience Sites Closed Thursday for Thanksgiving

NOVEMBER 20, 2017

 All convenience sites will be closed Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving.

 In addition, the following convenience sites will be closed Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving but will be open the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 25th.  These facilities will resume normal operating hours thereafter.

  • Atkinson
  • Hampstead
  • Rocky Point
  • Shiloh
  • Whitestocking
  • Transfer Station

DEQ issues violation notice to Chemours for unreported chemical spill

DEQ issues violation notice to Chemours for unreported chemical spill

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality has cited Chemours with violating the conditions of its wastewater discharge permit because the company failed to report an Oct. 6 chemical spill at its Fayetteville Works facility.

The violation notice demands that Chemours submit within 10 days to DEQ information about the duration and quantity of the dimer acid fluoride and any other chemicals spilled, as well as a description of all actions the company took to stop the spill.

Chemours faces a possible fine for this violation, depending on the outcome of DEQ’s investigation into the spill. The Chemours permit requires that DEQ be notified within 24 hours of any discharge of significant amounts of waste that are abnormal in quantity or characteristic, as well as any non-compliance that potentially threatens public health or the environment.

DEQ questioned Chemours officials in early November after receiving preliminary data from water samples the state agency collected that indicated elevated concentrations of GenX at Chemours’ primary wastewater discharge outfall.

After being questioned by DEQ, the company admitted to DEQ that a spill had occurred four weeks earlier on Oct. 6 from a manufacturing line at the Chemours facility. The company told state officials that dimer acid fluoride, a precursor to GenX, had spilled.

“It is both unlawful and unacceptable for a company to fail to report a chemical spill to the state and public as soon as possible,” said Michael Regan, Secretary for the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality. “We will take all appropriate enforcement action to hold Chemours accountable for failing to comply with its permit.”

By state law, Chemours must be provided an opportunity to respond to a notice of violation before a civil penalty can be assessed. DEQ will review the company’s response and any additional information the company submits before determining further enforcement.

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2019 Revaluation

Pender County Tax Assessor Announces Field Work for the 2019 County-wide Revaluation to begin

BURGAW –  Fieldwork to update images and tax data on all parcels in Pender County will commence on Oct. 16. The Pender County Tax Office has contracted with Tyler Technologies, Inc. of Dayton, Ohio to provide detailed, high-resolution street-level images.

Tyler Technology field staff will photograph properties from customized vans that will be marked as part of the Pender County Imaging Project. The imaging crews will be working throughout the County for approximately twelve weeks.

Please note the following:

  • All personnel assigned to this project have been issued photo ID bangles that must be visible at all times.
  • The Pender County Sheriff’s Department has been notified of van descriptions, locations, and crew information.
  • All photographs will be taken from the public right of ways, however, when this is impractical; every effort will be made to be unobtrusive. Crew members have been authorized to access driveways or private lanes when necessary.

The tax assessor greatly appreciates the cooperation of the citizens of Pender County during this project.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Tax Assessor at 910- 259-1221.

Up- to-date Pender County Revaluation information can be found at www.pendercountync.gov/txa/reval.

Routine maintenance set for Pender Utilities water storage tank

Routine maintenance set for Pender Utilities water storage tank

 

HAMPSTEAD –  Pender County Utilities will begin routine maintenance on the Hampstead elevated storage tank, located near Topsail High School.

“The tank will be drained to allow access for maintenance,” said Bryan McCabe, Interim Director of Pender County Utilities.

Although the Hampstead storage tank will be out of service for up to three weeks, Pender County Utilities does not foresee any immediate issues of concern or loss of service.  The Topsail Elevated Storage Tank will still be in service to provide fire protection in the event of an emergency.

“It is possible residents in the Hampstead and Scotts Hill areas may experience less water pressure or a possible episode of discolored water,” said McCabe.

For more information regarding water service in Hampstead and Scotts Hill, please call Pender County Utilities at 910-259-1570.

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