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

Take NCDOT’s survey about rail

The NCDOT Rail Division is working to update the Comprehensive State Rail Plan. This plan will identify ways to make strategic passenger and freight rail investments that support safe and reliable rail transportation, while spurring economic development. The completed plan will be issued in 2020.

Stakeholder feedback is a key piece of this plan. We appreciate all the feedback we’ve received so far, but we know there are others who’ve not yet been able to participate. To ensure a wide range of feedback, we’ve created an online survey site with questions about rail project needs and opportunities. We encourage you to participate in this survey, and to forward this link to others.

You can access the survey here.

Please share your input by Friday, Dec. 6.

If you have any questions or would like to speak with the study team, please contact Eddie McFalls with the Rail Division at ebmcfalls@ncdot.gov or 919.707.4727, or the consultant team (Rachel Vandenberg rvandenberg@dewberry.com/Beth Smyre esmyre@dewberry.com).

System Pressure Advisory RESCINDED

Pender County Utilities has rescinded the August 27, 2019 System Pressure Advisory issued to its water customers in the Scotts Hill area along Inlet Drive, High Tide Drive, Ebb Drive, and Sandbar Drive.

Bacteriological analysis results of drinking water samples collected after completion of the water system repair show no coliform bacteria present. The system has resumed normal operations and you may use the water without boiling.

The system pressure advisory is hereby rescinded Nov. 21.

Water system update

Water customers of Pender County Utilities, in Pender County, along the Scotts Hill area on Inlet Drive, High Tide Drive, Ebb Drive, and Sandbar Drive, are advised that due to a water main break, water was temporarily turned off to conduct a water main repair in the area on Nov. 19.

Water service has been restored.

Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system.

Therefore, consumers in the area noted above are advised to boil all water used for human consumption (including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation) or use bottled water until this advisory is lifted. This advisory will be in effect for a minimum of 24 hours.

Vigorous boiling for one (1) minute should kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present in the water.

Water customers are strongly urged to conserve water whenever possible.

This advisory remains in effect until further written notification is issued.

Unified Development Ordinance Office Hours

Pender County staff will be available to answer questions from the public regarding the update to the Unified Development Ordinance on Tuesday’s (Burgaw) and Thursday’s (Hampstead) beginning November 12th and running through January 9th.  The availability will be after normal business hours and will run from 5:00 pm until 6:30 pm on each of the advertised days.  Exceptions to this schedule are as follows:  November 26 and 28; December 24, 26, and 31.

It is highly encouraged to schedule a meeting by calling (910) 259-1202, however, staff will accommodate walk-ins to the best of their ability.  Please note the locations set above:

 

Burgaw – 805 S. Walker Street

Hampstead – 15060 US HWY 17

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