County departments submit reports every two weeks that detail activities, projects, and progress. Here is the latest county update.10-14-2022 Update
Pender County Utilities is accepting proposals from qualified firms to contract for a 10 year long term, full service maintenance and asset management program for the following elevated water storage tanks until 3:00 pm ET on December 7, 2022.
|Tank #1||Maple Hill Elevated WST||150,000 Gallons|
|Tank #2||Rocky Point Elevated WST||300,000 Gallons|
|Tank #3||Hampstead Elevated WST||500,000 Gallons|
|Tank #4||Highway 210 Ground Concrete WST||200,000 Gallons|
|Tank #5||Topsail Elevated WST||500,000 Gallons|
|Tank #6||Malpass Corner Elevated WST||500,000 Gallons|
Click here to obtain a full copy of RFP # 221011-233. All information outlined in the Request for Proposal, along with any other pertinent facts necessary for a proper evaluation of this proposal, should be delivered to Pender County Utilities prior 3:00 pm ET on December 7, 2022. Three bound and typewritten copies as well as one electronic copy of the RFP shall be presented in a sealed envelope per instructions on the request for proposal. The outside of the package must be labeled with RFP # 221011-233 and the submitting firm’s name.
Proposals should be submitted to in person or by FedEx/UPS/courier to 805 S. Walker Street, Burgaw, NC 28425. Proposals sent by US Mail should be submitted to PO Box 1578, Burgaw, NC 28425. Proposals lost in the mail or otherwise delivered late cannot be considered.
The County reserves the right to waive formalities in any proposal and to reject any or all proposals in whole or in part with or without cause and/or to accept the proposal that in its judgment will be in the best interest of Pender County Utilities.
Pender County recently performed a large-scale HVAC retrofit to the Pender County Courthouse. Limited funds forced a decision to keep some original equipment in place. However, grant funding is now allowing the county to complete the remaining items. These items include the cooling tower as well as the HVAC unit and exhaust for the public restrooms on the North end of the building.
THIS IS A GRANT FUNDED PROJECT IN WHICH THE FUNDS WILL HAVE TO BE UTILIZED BY JUNE 30, 2023. PROVISIONS DUE TO SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES MUST BE COORIDINATED CLOSELY WITH THE OWNER REPRESENTATIVE.
Pender County invites North Carolina Licensed Contractors to review the Technical Specifications and Plans exhibits provided by Cheatham and Associates Engineers available here. The scope of work will include replacement of the cooling tower. Please note that both the existing fan and existing underground piping (6” CPVC – both return and supply) VFD will remain (not to be replaced). Additionally, the scope will include replacement of roof mounted water source heat pump WSHP-17 including integral ERV to provide HVAC and exhaust for the first floor Men’s and Women’s public restrooms. In order to maintain the warranty on the new roof that was recently installed, roof work (resulting from the scope of work performed) MUST be completed by Hound Roofing. (All communications and coordination to take place through a specific contact provided in the ITB.)
Prospective bidders may attend a Pre-Bid meeting which will be held at the Pender County Courthouse (Fremont Street side of the building), 100 South Wright Street, Burgaw on November 10, 2022 at 3:00 pm EST A tour of the facility, equipment, and existing conditions will take place to describe/elaborate the enclosed scope of work.
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS TO CHECK PENDER COUNTY’S WEBSITE (www.pendercountync.gov/public-notices/open -rfps-and-bids/) FOR ADDENDA INFORMATION PRIOR TO SUBMITTING BIDS.
Pender County point of contact for this proposal is Trisha Newton, Purchasing Manager, and can be reached by phone: (910) 259-1281 or email: email@example.com. Click here to view the complete ITB package. This project will be bid and awarded in accordance with North Carolina G.S. 143-129. This project DOES REQUIRE Performance and Payment Bonds.
Contractors are hereby notified that they must have proper license under the State laws governing their respective trades and that North Carolina General Statute 87 will be observed in receiving and awarding contracts.
Questions must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, November 14, 2022 at 11:00am EST. An addendum will be issued providing all questions submitted and the County’s answers.
Contractors shall submit a Single-Prime Lump-Sum bid for the PENDER COUNTY COURTHOUSE ADDITIONAL HVAC PROJECT: located at 100 South Wright Street, Burgaw, North Carolina 28425. Sealed bids will be received at the Pender County Administration Building, Finance Office, 805 South Walker Street, Burgaw, NC 28425 until 2:00 pm EST on Tuesday, November 22, 2022. Bids sent through the US Postal service shall be mailed to PO Box 1578, Burgaw, NC 28425. Bids lost in the mail or received late will not be considered. The bid opening will begin at 2:15 pm EST in the BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING ROOM. Bid Packages shall be sealed and labeled on the outside “Pender County Courthouse – Additional HVAC, ITB # 221024-234, November 22, 2022, Attention: Trisha Newton, Purchasing, (Name of Contractor Submitting Bid), (Contractor’s License Number)”.
Pender County reserves the right to waive minor defects and to reject any or all bids. Once submitted, no bid may be withdrawn after the opening of bids for a period of 20 days. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and waive informalities. Proposals shall be made only on the form provided in the bid package with all blank spaces for bids properly filled in and all signatures properly executed.
During routine monitoring, Pender County Utilities detected the levels of Trihalomethanes (TTHMS) above drinking water standards. The standard level is 0.080 mg/L and the level found was 0.082 mg/L.
Pender County Utilities notified customers of the TTHMS levels.
Residents on the PCU water system do not need to boil their water or take any corrective actions.
This is not an emergency. The problem was corrected by Oct. 23.
TTHMS are four volatile organic chemicals that form when disinfectants react with natural organic material in the water. PCU has lowered the disinfection dosing at the water treatment plant and at the wells. Extensive flushing of water lines is being performed. Additional TTHM sampling is currently underway.
Notice to Public
Pender County Human Resources was pleased to welcome Jennifer Haigwood, Department of Labor OSH Deputy Commissioner, at the Oct. 17 Pender County Board of Commissioners meeting. Haigwood presented Pender County departments safety awards as follows:
Criteria: Rate of days away from work, job transfer or restriction must be at least 50% below the industry average.
Pender County Government, Facilities and Fleet Services
Pender County Government, Information Technology Services
Pender County Government, Parks and Recreation
Criteria: Rate of days away from work, job transfer or restriction must be at least 50% below the industry average
Pender County Government, Health Department
Pender County Government, Jail
Pender County Government, Tax Administrator
Second Consecutive Year
Pender County Government, Animal Shelter
Pender County Government, Emergency Management
Pender County Government, Finance
Pender County Government, Human Resources
Pender County Government, Planning and Community Development
Fourth Consecutive Year
Pender County Government, Tourism
Pender County Government, Social Services
Eighth Consecutive Year
Pender County Government, Register of Deeds
Tenth Consecutive Year
Pender County Government, Library
Eleventh Consecutive Year
Pender County Government, Elections
Pender County Government, Housing
Twelfth Consecutive Year
Pender County Government, County managers office
Pender County Government, Mosquito Control
Pender County Government, Vehicle Maintenance
Pender County Government, Veterans Service
The NPDES permit for the treatment system is part of the larger barrier wall remediation project to substantially reduce PFAS entering the Cape Fear River and impacting downstream communities. Chemours is required to fulfill its obligations under the Consent Order and reduce the amount of contaminated groundwater reaching the Cape Fear River from the Chemours Fayetteville Works facility.
The Consent Order Addendum specifies a minimum reduction of 99% for the treatment system. DEQ expects Chemours to take all necessary steps to minimize its PFAS impacts on the environment. Pursuing litigation threatens to delay implementation beyond the Consent Order deadline of March 2023 and extend the ongoing contamination reaching the river and impacting downstream residents.
BURGAW – The Pender County Board of Adjustment meeting scheduled for Oct. 19, has been canceled. The public hearing scheduled to be held at that meeting will be rescheduled to the Nov. 16 meeting.
The Nov. 16 meeting will take place in the Commissioners’ Chambers at the Pender County Administration Building located at 805 S. Walker Street in Burgaw, beginning at 9 am.
For more information, please call the Pender County Planning and Community Development Department at 910-259-1202.
Here are the sample ballots for the Nov. 8 election.
The Pender County Board of Elections will have a Special Meeting on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 6 p.m. at the Board of Elections Office, 807 S. Walker St.