Public Notice

Public Notice

Information About New Flood Maps and Flood Ordinance Changes


Brunswick County is considering adopting new flood maps and amending the County’s Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance, to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

FEMA regularly updates Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) using studies to improve the maps and ensure their accuracy. The last maps FEMA approved for our area were adopted in 2006; since then, FEMA has worked to study and improve these maps. Now that FEMA has approved updated maps, Brunswick County can adopt them and continue to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

To view the current effective maps or the preliminary maps on the State’s website, visit the Flood Risk Information System (FRIS) – Flood Maps, which will automatically show the current effective maps. To view the preliminary maps, in the top right corner of the page, click on “Effective” and change to “Preliminary.” This will allow the viewer to see the maps being adopted on August 28, 2018.

Brunswick County will be scheduling a public hearing about these changes, and a public informational workshop will be held on July 10, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the County Commissioners Chambers, at 30 Government Center Drive in Bolivia, NC.

For more information about the proposed changes to the Flood Maps and the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance, click here.

INVITATION TO PREQUALIFY AND BID: Installation of gravity sewer, pump station, on site generator


Sealed Prequalification Applications will be received until 3:00 p.m. July 19, 2016 in the office of the Brunswick County Engineering Services Department for the construction of: Carolina Shores North Wastewater Collection System. Applications received after the designated time will not be accepted. The contract shall be Single Prime. A general description of the work includes:

Provide all materials, labor, and incidentals for the installation of approximately 84 lf of 8-inch gravity sewer, a 280-gallon per minute duplex pump station with telemetry and on site generator, 158 lf of 6-inch force main, 4,023 lf of 2-inch pressure sewer, 16,297 lf of 2.5-inch pressure sewer, 11,659 lf of 4-inch pressure sewer, and 1,438 lf of 6-inch pressure sewer including low pressure sewer services, erosion control, clearing and grading as per plans and specifications.

Directions to the Engineering Services Department are as follows: From Wilmington follow US 17 toward Bolivia. Turn left onto 17 Business toward the Brunswick County Government Center. Turn right onto Government Center Drive. Engineering Services is in Building I behind the courthouse.

Pre-Bid Meeting: An open pre-bid meeting will be held for all prequalified bidders and vendors at the Brunswick County Engineering Services Building I at a date and time to be determined later.

Bid Submittal: Sealed bids will be received at a date and time to be determined later in the office of the Brunswick County Engineering Services from approved, prequalified contractors. Adjustments to the bid date and time shall be by addendum sent to approved, prequalified bidders.

The Prequalification Application is available at the following locations during normal business hours:

Brunswick County reserves the unqualified right to reject any and all bid proposals. A 5% bid bond or deposit is required with the bid only. Brunswick County has implemented a Minority Business Enterprise Policy that requires contractors to exhibit a good-faith effort during the bid phase to contact minority business subcontractors whose work on the project would represent 10% of the total value of the work. Contractors must be properly licensed. Additional instructions to bidders shall be included in the Contract Documents. Bonds and MBE documentation are not required with the Prequalification Application.