Public Notice

Public Notice

Brunswick County Coronavirus Update (April 6, 2020)

04.06.2020

Click Here for the Latest Coronavirus Update >> brunswickcountync.gov/alert-ticker/information-on-coronavirus/

Note >> Executive Order No. 121 Goes Into Effect Monday, March 30 at 5 p.m. through Wednesday, April 29

Read >> Frequently Asked Questions About Executive Order No. 121

 

Key Points

  • As of April 6, there are 26 positive cases of COVID-19, 124 pending test results and 626 confirmed negative test results, totaling 776 tests administered so far. Of the 26 positive cases, 13 have recovered; one is a death associated to COVID-19.
  • The location of COVID-19 cases in Brunswick County is a frequently asked question. Patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 are in isolation in their homes located within the majority of zip codes throughout the county. Brunswick County citizens should assume that community transmission of COVID-19 is present in their neighborhoods and take the appropriate precautions.
  • See a full list of food resources and programs available to those who need assistance in the full update (contact and/or applications/qualifications might be necessary).
  • If you recently traveled to Brunswick County from another country, another state, or even another county in North Carolina, you need to take responsible, proactive measures to quarantine yourself and any fellow travelers now. Stay at home unless you are visiting an essential service or operation (like visiting the grocery store, pharmacy, medical office, or work), exercising outdoors or helping a family member.
  • Brunswick County requires individuals to contact county departments via phone or email first and to schedule appointments for in-person visits if necessary.

 

Brunswick County Public Health Call Line and Email Information (Available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

 

NC Public Health Call Line (Open 24/7)

  • Phone: 1.866.462.3821

 

North Carolina 2-1-1 Program

  • For COVID-19 questions, dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162
  • Sign up for updates by texting COVIDNC to 898211

 

The County has information and resources for individuals, businesses and municipalities that need assistance via the follow webpages:

 

Brunswick County Schools Information/Updates

CAMA

Unified Development Ordinance

Column 1 CTA

Staff

Column 2 CTA

 Brochures & Forms

Column 3 CTA

Development & improvement approval

Column 4 CTA

Coastal Area Management Act

In 1974, the North Carolina General Assembly passed the Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA), and set the stage for guiding development in the fragile and productive areas that border the State’s sounds and oceanfront. Along with requiring special care by those who build and develop, the General Assembly directed the Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) to implement clear regulations that minimize the burden on the applicant.

Coastal Management Land Use Planning

The Coastal Area Management Act requires each of the 20 coastal counties to have a local land use plan in accordance with guidelines established by the Coastal Resources Commission. The CRC’s guidelines provide a common format for each plan and a set of issues that must be considered during the planning process; however, the policies included in the plan are those of the local government, not of the CRC. By law, the role of the CRC is limited to determining whether plans have been properly prepared. At the local level, land use plans provide guidance for both individual projects and a broad range of policy issues, such as the development of regulatory ordinances and public investment programs. Brunswick County has adopted the Brunswick County CAMA CORE Land Use Plan.

CAMA Permit

To Apply:

  1. Send the following items, by certified mail, to the adjoining property owners:
    • A letter stating that you have applied for a CAMA permit and are required to notify them of your intended project.
    • A copy of the drawing showing your project.
    • A copy of your completed application (CAMA requires the use of an original form (printed on card stock), which you can obtain from the CAMA office).
  2. Bring the following items to your Local CAMA Permit Officer:
    • A $100 check payable to Brunswick County.
    • The completed, signed application*.
    • The drawing showing your project.
    • Copies of the letters mailed to the adjoining property owners.
    • The certified mail receipts from the post office showing you mailed letters to adjoining property owners.
    • A copy of the property survey.

All project drawings must be drawn to scale (example: 1″=20′) and include the name and project address in the title box; the property dimensions and names of adjacent property owners; the dimensions and location of all existing and proposed structures, driveways, and sewage disposal system, and improvements permit, if applicable; the location of any adjacent water body (example: Atlantic Ocean , AIWW, Bradley Creek); the label any marsh or wetland areas and include wetland delineation documentation from the Army Corps Of Engineers, if applicable.

If your property is in the Estuarine Shoreline AEC, your project drawings must also include the dimensions of the footprint of your structure (the roofline extended to the ground (outside walls + roof overhang)); all decks labeled either covered or open (all elevated decks with concrete below them at ground level are considered covered, whether or not they have a roof); and the mean high water contour (MHW) and an AEC line located 75 feet landward of MHW, or 575 feet, if adjacent to Outstanding Resource Waters.

If your project is in the Ocean Hazard Area, your application must include an AEC Hazard Notice, signed by the property owner, and your project drawings must include all dunes, if oceanfront, labeling the dune crest and both landward and oceanward dune toes, and spot elevations on the highest portion of the dunes; a vegetation line and application setback line must be shown on the drawing (if you are not sure of the setback for your property, contact your Local Permit Officer); the number of floors or proposed structures (example: 2-story, single-story).

Building I

Adjusted Operations Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Brunswick County now requires individuals to first visit our website for services and to contact county departments via phone or email to see if we can assist you virtually to support social distancing for our residents and team members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If an in-person visit to a county office is necessary, you will need to schedule an appointment first via the phone and/or email listed below.

Contact

In Person: 75 COURTHOUSE DRIVE (BUILDING I) Bolivia, NC 28422

Mailing: P.O. Box 249, Bolivia, NC 28422

(910) 253-2025
connie.marlowe@brunswickcountync.gov
open mon-fri:
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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