ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS – Generator Project Agricultural Building

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Pender County Government – Facilities and Fleet Services, 210 S. Bennett Street, Burgaw, North Carolina 28425 will receive sealed bids from North Carolina Licensed Electrical Contractors, for the installation of generators and all electrical work associated with the project in order to provide back-up power to the Agriculture building, Health Department and Fuel Depot all of which are located in Burgaw, North Carolina.

Bids will be due on Friday, January 16, 2019, no later than 3:00 p.m.  Deliver bids to Mr. Allen Vann, Assistant County Manager – Pender County Facilities and Fleet Services, 210 S. Bennett Street, Burgaw, NC 28425.  Single Prime Lump Sum Bids for Electrical Construction Work will be considered.

Complete plans, specifications, and contract documents can be obtained electronically through the office of Allen Vann by calling 910-259-0225; email:  avann@pendercountync.gov; or on the Pender County Website under “Open RFPs and Bids – Generator Project:  Agriculture Building, Health Department and Fuel Depot.”

A pre-bid meeting will be held at the Pender County Government Administration Building at 805 South Walker Street, Burgaw, NC on Tuesday, January 7, 2019 at 3:00 pm, County Manager’s Conference Room.  The meeting will address project scope, description, issues, bidding procedures and forms, and answer specific questions.  A walk-through of the site(s) will take place following the pre-bid meeting.

Pender County encourages all businesses, including minority, and/or women owned businesses to respond to all Invitation for Bid requests.  In addition, if subcontracts are let, the awarded contractor must ensure the same.

Bids may not be withdrawn for (45) days after bid due date.

The Owner reserves the right to reject each and every bid and to waive informalities in bidding.

Allen Vann, Assistant County Manager – Pender County Government

Burgaw, North Carolina 28425

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Recruiting neighborhood volunteers for CERT program

PENDER COUNTY – Pender County will host an informational session about the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) on Jan. 14, beginning at 2:30 p.m. at the Hampstead Annex, 15060 US Hwy 17.

“The CERT program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations,” said Tom Collins, Pender County Emergency Manager.

“CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, which allows them to focus on more complex tasks,” said Walter Makaryk, a CERT leader. “Through CERT, the capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters is built and enhanced.”

Anyone interested in learning about CERT should attend the Jan. 14 meeting.

“CERT volunteers are extremely important,” said Makaryk. “They are the neighborhood responders who inform emergency services of downed trees and power lines. They check on their neighbors following a disaster. They are the conduit to retrieve assistance for their neighborhood.”

Read about the CERT program at www.ready.gov/cert.

For more information, watch our Pender County Emergency Management website or Facebook. If you have not signed up for the CodeRed alert system, register for free at http://www.pendercountync.gov/em/special-disaster-information/emergency-notification-system/ or call 910-259-1210 for details.

Maple Hill VFD receives improved ISO rating

BURGAW – This spring residents in the Maple Hill Fire District will find a savings on their home insurance, thanks to the work of the Maple Hill Volunteer Fire Department, the Pender County Fire Marshal, and the NC Department of Insurance.

“Maple Hill VFD has received a North Carolina Department of Insurance (NCDOI) Insurance Rating of a 5/9E,” said Tommy Batson, Pender County Fire Marshal. “The fire department along with other fire departments and other agencies were graded on a point scale in September for this final grade.”

Batson said the point system grading system includes 10 percent from Emergency Communications Center. Fire department makes up 50 percent of the points system. Water supply is 40 percent and Community Risk Reduction makes up the last 5.5 percent for a total of 105.5 points.

“The Maple Hill VFD has been a Class 9 and was the minimum rate fire protection class,” Batson said. “The Office of the State Fire Marshal comes in and reviews many different things in the different areas of the grading system. After a few months the final score from a Class 1 being the best to a Class 10 having no fire protection coverage is finalized.”

We’re pleased that homeowners in March 2020 will receive a savings when the new insurance rating will go into effect,” said George Brown, Chairman of the Pender County Board of Commissioners. “The fire insurance premium drop will be for all fire insurance policies that are within the five-mile district of the Maple Hill VFD.”

“Anyone living in the five to six-mile area will continue to receive a class 9 E ratings,” said Batson.

“This will substantially reduce insurance rates for homeowners and commercial businesses in the district. Anywhere from $150 to possibly $250 a year based upon the insurance company,” Lee Kennedy, a rating inspector for the North Carolina State Fire Marshal said.

“It was a combination between our department, Nine Mile, Pin Hook, Haws Run, Pender EMS & Fire, and Burgaw,” said Harold Motley, Maple Hill fire chief. “We did water shuttles, we trained together. We do these things to increase the amount of water we can bring to a fire and of course, the engines and the fire trucks and the manpower.”

Residents with questions regarding the ISO rating should contact their insurance carrier.

Blueberry Drop returns Dec. 31

BURGAW – The Town of Burgaw, Pender County, and the North Carolina Blueberry Festival welcome the return of the Blueberry Drop Dec. 31, beginning at 5 p.m. in Historic Downtown Burgaw.

“The Blueberry Drop was a huge success last year,” said Cody Suggs, Burgaw Parks and Recreation director. “We’re pleased to offer our residents and visitors a fun, family-oriented way to ring in the New Year.”

The event will feature Fayetteville-based Rivermist Band and their classic variety rock music. Entertainment will include a fire twirler and fire truck. The Burgaw Lions Club will sell hot chocolate. The NC Blueberry Festival will offer presale tickets to the annual pancake breakfast as well as merchandise.

“Last year’s event packed out the Historic Train Depot,” said Suggs. “This year, we’re closing a portion of Fremont Street for the staging of the blueberry drop, the band, and most importantly, our retailers and restaurants will be open, creating a street fair atmosphere.”

The fun will begin at 5 p.m. and the blueberry drop will take place at 7 p.m. – which is midnight Greenwich Mean Time. Food trucks will be on hand all evening long.

“Dropping the blueberry at 7 p.m. allows us to celebrate as families,” said Tammy Proctor, Pender County Tourism director. “We’re pleased to partner with the Town of Burgaw and the NC Blueberry Festival on this uniquely Burgaw/Pender County event.”

The Blueberry Drop is a free event. Outside alcohol or pets are prohibited.

For more information call Burgaw Parks and Recreation at 910-300-6401.

 

INVITATION FOR INFORMAL BIDS FOR A SERVICE CONTRACT FROM PENDER SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT FOR HURRICANE MATTHEW DISASTER RECOVERY DEBRIS REMOVAL

INVITATION FOR INFORMAL BIDS FOR A SERVICE CONTRACT FROM PENDER SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT FOR HURRICANE MATTHEW DISASTER RECOVERY DEBRIS REMOVAL

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE PENDER SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT IS SOLICITING CONTRACTORS AND PROFESSIONAL FIRMS TO PERFORM THE REMOVAL OF STREAM DEBRIS IN SEVERAL LOCATIONS IN PENDER COUNTY. THIS BID PACKET IS CONSIDERED PENDER SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT. THIS PLANNED WORK AREAS ARE REFERENCED ON THE ATTACHED PROJECT MAPS. THERE WILL BE NO GROUP SITE SHOWING FOR THESE PROJECTS. THE CONTRACTORS BIDDING ARE REQUIRED TO MAKE A MANDATORY SITE VISIT TO THE AREAS TO DETERMINE THEIR BID PRICE AND WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN A STATEMENT.

Please click HERE for the full Bid document and HERE for the Incremental Effects of Large Woody Debris Removal on Physical Aquatic Habitat document.

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Incremental Effects of Large Woody Debris Removal on Physical Aquatic Habitat

Legislators Adjourn Without Taking Actions Required for Medicaid Managed Care; DHHS Suspends Implementation of Managed Care

On November 19, 2019, The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced the suspension of Medicaid Managed Care that was scheduled to go live February 1, 2020 until further notice.

As a Medicaid beneficiary, nothing will change.  The beneficiary’s primary care provider (PCP) stays the same and access to behavioral health and I/DD services will continue through the current process.  The Medicaid Contact Center (888-245-0179) is available to address questions from beneficiaries and their families, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

Medicaid beneficiaries will be notified via mail when Managed Care resumes.  If an individual’s Medicaid coverage period ends before Managed Care resumes, eligibility will go through the same yearly review and recertification process used today.

https://www.ncdhhs.gov/assistance/medicaid-transformation

Pender County Seeking Input on Local Transportation Prioritization

Pender County will hold open houses to solicit input for the Local Transportation Prioritization program on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Public Meeting Room, located at 805 South Walker St., Burgaw, NC 28425 and on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Hampstead Annex, located at 15060 US HWY 17, Hampstead, NC 28443.

Staff will give a brief presentation on the transportation planning process and accept submissions for potential transportation improvement projects, which will be forwarded to the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization or Cape Fear Rural Planning Organization for inclusion in the NC Department of Transportation’s bi-annual prioritization process.

If you wish to submit a potential project but are unable to attend the open house please submit the project input form, available at http://www.pendercountync.gov/pcd/ and return this to Pender County Planning and Community Development by mail, in person at 805 South Walker Street, Burgaw, NC 28425, or to sshore@pendercountync.gov.

For questions please contact Sam Shore at 910-259-1274.

Low-Income Energy Assistance Available

Households in Pender County with a person aged 60 or more, or someone receiving disability and services from the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services may qualify for a one-time vender payment to help pay their heating bill during the cold winter season. Depending on the primary heating source, eligible households will receive $300, $400 or $500 toward their heating bill.

To be eligible, you must meet certain requirements and apply in person from December 2-31.
More information can be found here: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/…/low-i…/low-income-energy-assistance

Pender County Thanksgiving holiday hours

All Pender County offices will be closed on Nov. 27, 28, and 29 (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

County Offices will reopen Monday, December 2nd, 2019.

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, Nov. 29. The facilities below will resume normal operating hours thereafter.
• Atkinson
• Hampstead
• Rocky Point
• Shiloh
• Whitestocking
• Transfer Station

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