Authority Board


  • 9 a.m.
  • 2nd Wednesday of each month
  • The October 14, 2020, meeting will be held at the Wilmington Convention Center, located downtown on the riverfront, 10 Convention Center Place.

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Monthly Board Meeting Summary

The CAPE FEAR PUBLIC UTILITY AUTHORITY held its regular meeting on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.  The meeting was public and was held in the Wilmington Convention Center to accommodate social distancing guidelines.

The Board received staff reports and conducted the following business:

  • Approved contracts in the furtherance of its regular operations.
  • Approved an application to the North Carolina revolving fund loan program for expansion of the rehabilitation and/or replacement of gravity sewer in the downtown area.  
  • Approved a memorandum of understanding with the New Hanover County Department of Health and Human Services for the administration of the CFPUA Assist program.  The program provides support for customers in need of payment assistance.
  • Extended CFPUA's moratorium of residential water cutoffs due to non-payment through the end of 2020 and authorized the reinstatement of non-residential water cutoffs due to non-payment beginning in September.
  • Approved a six-month pilot program effective January 1, 2021, for the use of flow restrictors on residential properties in lieu of water service cutoffs. The flow restrictors would allow some water for sanitation and basic use and will be removed once a customer enters a payment plan or brings the account current.
  • Removed the $55 delinquency fee for residential properties during the six-month pilot program.
  • Approved the implementation of payment programs of 12 months.
  • Approved a 4 percent merit increase to the Executive Director's salary, in keeping with salary increases approved in the FY21 budget.

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

The next regular CFPUA meeting will be on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.  The Board will meet at the Wilmington Convention Center, 10 Convention Center Drive, in downtown Wilmington.

Respectfully submitted,

Donna S. Pope, Clerk to the Board


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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.

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