Authority Board


  • 9 a.m.
  • 2nd Wednesday of each month
  • June, July, and August 2020 meetings will be held at the Wilmington Convention Center, located downtown on the riverfront, 10 Convention Center Place.

Contact Us

Monthly Board Meeting Summary

The CAPE FEAR PUBLIC UTILITY AUTHORITY held its regular meeting on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.  The meeting was a public meeting and was held in the Wilmington Convention Center to accommodate social distancing guidelines.

Following public hearings for the FY2021 budget and system development charges, the Board approved the operating budget, capital budget, and rates and fees for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020.  There are no increases to the water and sewer consumption or base rates.  

The FY2021 operating budget is $89,979,781 and the capital project budget is $22,120,589.  The system development charge for new connections for water is $1,920 per equivalent residential unit, and the sewer SDC is $2,070.  

The Board approved fees related to low-pressure sewer systems. Developed property will be charged a one-time fee of $300 per home, and there will be a $30 bi-monthly charge for the homeowner in addition to the regular bimonthly sewer charges.

The full agenda and supporting documents may be found at the link on the bottom of this webpage.

The Jly and August Authority meetings will be held in the ballroom of the Wilmington Convention Center, 10 Convention Center Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina.  The meetings will begin at 9:00 AM .

Donna S. Pope, Clerk to the Board


Meetings are televised and are posted in the video archives once available.

Authority Board Members

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes | View Agendas and Minutes From 2011 and Older

Policy for Public Comment

CFPUA 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.

View and print this document (PDF).