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.

Planning Board

Planning Board

The Planning Department supports and facilitates the Brunswick County Planning Board. The Planning Board meets on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Chambers in the David R. Sandifer Administration Building. The Planning Board reviews and makes recommendations on ordinance text amendments and rezonings as well as hears and makes final decision on variances from subdivision requirements, major subdivision preliminary plats, major site plans, planned developments (PDs), and zoning vested rights determinations.

The public is welcome to attend Planning Board meetings. Most projects allow pubic comment. If you wish to speak, or if you wish to make a presentation contact the Planning Department for more information. For more information view the Planning Board Meeting and Deadline Schedule.

For information on agendas and minutes view the Planning Board Agendas & Minutes.

Planning Board Members

Name and Mailing Address
Telephone Number(s)
Term Expires
Eric Dunham, Chair
537 Gladstone Circle SW
Ocean Isle Beach NC 28469

(H) 910-575-6812

June 30, 2018

Joy Peele Easley, Vice Chair
PO Box 758
Oak Island NC 28465

(H) 910-454-7168
(B) 910-933-4685
(F) 910-579-6510

June 30, 2018

Ron Medlin
439 Laurel Valley Dr.
Shallotte NC 28470
(O) 910-575-8524

June 30, 2018

Randy Ward
9696 Ralph ward Trail
Ash NC 28420
(M) 910-443-1898
(O) 910-579-6510

June 30, 2018


Lloyd Thomas (Tom) Simmons
1462 Longleaf Road, BSL
Southport, NC 28461

(H) 910-845-2382

June 30, 2020


Richard J. Leary
1204 Earnley Court
Leland NC 28451

(H) 910-399-5280

June 30, 2020


Troy L. Price, At-Large
9955 Nance Street
Calabash NC 28467

(H) 910-287-3118

June 30, 2019

William Allan Bittenbender, Alternate
3482 Beaver Creek Drive SE
Southport NC 28461

(H) 910-253-9846

June 30, 2019

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