Authority Board

Our Mission

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority’s mission is to provide high quality water and sewer service in an environmentally responsible manner while maintaining the lowest practicable cost.


  • 9 a.m.
  • 2nd Wednesday of each month
  • Room 601 Lucie Harrell Conference 230 Government Center Dr.Wilmington, North Carolina
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Monthly Board Meeting Summary

  The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority held its regular meeting on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.  The Board received staff reports and conducted business, as follows:

  • Recognized Finance Department staff for the Authority’s receipt of the Government Finance Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.  CFPUA has received the award for eight consecutive years.
  • Approved a Declaration of Intent to adopt Ordinance revisions.  
  • Reviewed the expenditure segment of the recommended FY18 Budget.  The proposed budget equals $79.67 million, which includes $14.8 million in cash transfers to capital funding and $39.6 million in expenditures.  
  • Received the April financial reports.  With 75 percent of FY17 complete, revenues are at 81.3 percent, system development charges 121.5 percent, and expenditures 62 percent.
  • Accepted a state grant in the amount of $150,000 for the assessment and inventory of gravity sewer in the historic downtown area.
  • Approved the release of easements not needed for CFPUA operations.
  • Approved budget ordinances and contracts in the furtherance of regular CFPUA business.

The next regular Authority meeting  will be Wednesday, May 10, 2017.  The Board will meet in the Lucie Harrell Conference Room, New Hanover County Administration Building, 230 Government Center Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina.

The full agenda and supporting documentation may be viewed on CFPUA’s web portal at

Respectfully submitted, 

Donna S. Pope, Clerk to the Board

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Board Members

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Agendas & Minutes

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Policy for Public Comment

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority establishes the following policy for public comment before the Authority Board. All comments and suggestions addressed to the Board during the Public Comment Period shall be subject to the following guidelines:
  1. The public comment period shall be held at the beginning of the meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 9 a.m. and shall last no longer than 15 minutes. Time can be extended at the discretion of the Board.
  2. Each speaker will have a maximum of 4 minutes to make remarks.
  3. No time will be yielded to a speaker by another speaker.
  4. Persons who wish to address the Board will register on a sign-up sheet that will be available in the meeting room. The sign-up sheet will be available 15 minutes before the start of the meeting.
  5. Persons who wish to address the Board regarding items on the day's agenda shall notify the Clerk prior to the meeting and register on the sign-up sheet identifying the item to be discussed. The Board shall entertain a motion and vote as to whether or not a person may speak regarding an Agenda item.
  6. Speakers will be acknowledged by the Board in the order in which their names appear on the sign-up sheet. Speakers will address the Board from the lectern and begin their remarks by stating their name and address.
  7. Public comment is not intended to require the Board to answer any impromptu questions. Any action on items brought up during the comment period will be at the discretion of the Board.
  8. Speakers will discuss issues germane to the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority.
  9. Speakers shall not discuss matters deemed to be "closed session" type issues (personnel matters, litigation, property acquisition, attorney-client privilege, matters made confidential bylaw, and matters which are the subject of public hearings).
  10. Speakers will not discuss matters regarding the candidacy of any person seeking public office, including the candidacy of the person addressing the Board.
  11. Speakers will be courteous in their language and presentation. Profanity and personal attacks will not be tolerated.
  12. Written comments and/or supporting documents maybe left with the Clerk to the Board.
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