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At agenda meetings, Town Council discusses and finalizes the agenda for the upcoming regular meeting.
At work sessions, Town Council members informally review material for and discuss the items on the agenda for the upcoming regular meeting, but no official decisions or conclusions are made.
Regular meetings are the Town Council's opportunity to formally discuss and decide upon agenda items and hear from the public. Both agenda meetings and work sessions are closed to public comment.
Members of the volunteer boards are appointed by Town Council. The volunteer boards make policy and ordinance recommendations to Town Council, and the council votes whether or not to adopt these recommendations.
Reversal of water flow from an unapproved source to the public water supply. Backflow can carry pollutants and contaminants.
Any water source NOT approved by NC Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources (NCDENR) for quality and safety. This includes some residential and commercial connections.
In accordance with the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act, North Carolina Administrative Code, NC Plumbing and Building Codes, all water suppliers shall have a program to eliminate potential and actual cross-connections.
A mechanical device that separates approved and unapproved water sources. It prevents contamination in a backflow or backpressure situation.
Backflow devices are required, but not limited to the following:
Only technicians who have passed a North Carolina approved certification course may install, test, and maintain backflow preventers.
Link to Certified Testers.
All customers connected to the Town of Southern Pines water distribution system.
Yes, all exterior RPZ backflow devices are required to be in a protective, above-ground box.
Upon installation or reinstallation, after any maintenance, and annually thereafter. If you remove your backflow device for the winter, it must be retested after it is reinstalled.
Residents should keep a copy for themselves, and ensure that the backflow technician contacts BSI Online and have the test data placed in their online system.
PHONE: 1-800-414-4990FAX: 1-888-414-4990EMAIL: email@example.comAfter your information is in this database, residents will be assigned their customer confirmation number (CCN). They can use this number to ensure their device is listed on the BSI website.
Devices must be installed within ten (10) feet of the domestic water meter. If you have a designated yard (irrigation) meter, the BFP must be installed within ten (10) feet of the yard meter. Some exceptions may be allowed for fire suppression systems or where installation is not feasible due to facility design. ALL exceptions will be reviewed by Town officials to make FINAL determination.
Yes, but once the meter is installed, the customer has 90 days to return backflow test data to BSI Online.
Southern Pines residents support the library through their taxes. Nonresidents pay a fee for a library card that approximates what residents pay annually per capita through taxes.
There are four choices (fees adjusted annually):
You may place a hold on items which are unavailable and be notified by email or text (there is a charge of $0.43 for the postage of the hold card, if you choose to be notified by mail.) Books may also be requested from other libraries through the Interlibrary Loan system. The charge per item is determined by the return postage cost.
TARPO (Triangle Area Rural Plannning Organizations) is primarily involved when a potential site’s transportation needs impact the region, along with the NCDOT.
RLUAC (Regional Land Use Advisory Commission) monitors and has input on sites that may impact Fort Bragg
US Fish & Wildlife manages the regional habitat for a number of endangered species that make their home in the Sandhills. US Fish and Wildlife
You can get involved by applying to be a member of the Board and/or by attending the monthly Board meeting, where you can find out what's currently happening in the Town's development and have the chance to voice your opinions. The Board meets the second to last Thursday of every month at 7 pm in the Douglass Community Center at 1185 W Pennsylvania Ave. When a seat on the Board opens, Town Council will consider all applications and notify you if you have been selected to join the Board. Board Application Form
If you received a North Carolina Uniform Citation for violation of a state or local parking regulation, you must follow the instructions printed on the citation for answering the charge in the Moore County District Court.
The Southern Pines Police Department reminds vehicle owners and operators of their responsibility to ensure their vehicle is parked in compliance with all State and Local Regulations.
- Pursuant to the Town of Southern Pines Code of Ordinances, the fee for fingerprinting is $5.00
The fee must be paid IN ADVANCE at the Town of Southern Pines Finance Department, 180 SW Broad Street, Southern PinesYou will be issued a receipt to present to the police department - Fingerprints are taken on Wednesdays between the hours of 8:00am and 10:00am (except holidays) at the police department, 450 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Southern Pines- An appointment is not necessary; You must bring government-issued, photo identification- If you need fingerprints applied to a specific type of card, you must bring the appropriate card(s). If not, the police department will provide generic fingerprint cards
You must complete the top part of the fingerprint card prior to your fingerprints being takenDO NOT SIGN THE CARD. It must be signed in the presence of the officer/employee taking the fingerprints
Please contact the Southern Pines Police Department Investigation Division at (910) 692-2732 with any questions.
A “bona fide” towing service is an agency or organization whose primary business includes the towing of vehicles for mechanical purposes or due to collision and that owns or has primary control over vehicles and equipment for this purpose (i.e. tow trucks). Once a request is received, the Chief of Police will determine if the basic requirements are met. If approved, the department Tow Agency Inspector will schedule an inspection to be conducted of the tow agency to ensure compliance with applicable North Carolina General Statutes, Town of Southern Pines Business regulations and police department policies. Tow agency proprietors selected for inclusion on the Master Tow List will be required to sign a Letter of Agreement consenting to abide by appropriate directives from the Southern Pines Police Department, the Town of Southern Pines or other authorized organizations.
The Douglass Community Center, Train House and Train Station - The Use Permit Application and a deposit of $20r/ $40nr will reserve the space, with the balance to be paid the last business day before the rental when the renter picks up the key.
REFUND: The deposit is not refundable or transferable. Any fee paid remaining is refundable if the Recreation office receives notice in writing at least 5 full business days before the rental. The renter can request the full amount as a credit good for 1 year; or a refund via check less a $5 administration fee. Refunds totaling $10 or less will be issued as a credit only.
For these facilities, the fee is paid in full for reservation.
REFUND: For these rentals, 50% of the fee is refundable if the Recreation office receives notice in writing at least 5 full business days before the rental. The renter can request the full amount as a credit good for 1 year; or a refund via check less a $5 administration fee. Refunds totaling $10 or less will be issued as a credit only.
The Athletic Coordinator will make decisions on the day of the event Weekdays by 4:00 and Weekends as soon as possible.
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Kids who don't have parents who fish or money to buy equipment can check out a rod, reel and tackle to give "America's Sport" a try. Zebco 33 classic rods and reels will be provided for check out. Parents must fill out a registration form at the Recreation Office in Campbell House or Douglass Community Center during office hours.
Douglass Community Center 1185 W Pennsylvania Avenue 910-692-7376
482 East Connecticut 910-692-2463
Praise and positive reinforcement are effective methods of behavior management. When participantsreceive positive, non-violent, and understanding indicators, they develop good self-esteem, problem solving skills, and self-discipline. This Program/Camp will practice the following Discipline and Behavior Management Policy:
In order for a participant to feel secure and cared for, certain guidelines need to be set and action taken if the participant steps out of these boundaries. A standard discipline procedure has been established so that all participants will be treated fairly. If a participant consistently disrupts a group or causes trouble that affects his/her safety or that of other participants, the following procedures will be followed:
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A. All recreation ordinances, rules, and regulations pertaining to citizens and participants will be published in the local papers annually. They shall also be given out to all participants in organized activities or programs sponsored by the town Recreation and Parks Department for one year. From the date of adoption they will be available at the town administration buildings, police station, and Recreation and Parks Department. All citizens or participants that are confronted with a recreation and parks ordinance violation charge shall be issued by hand or mailed all ordinance pertaining to the recreation and parks facilities.
B. The Recreation & Parks Department staff, Fire Department and town administrators shall have the authority to aid the Police Department, and town administrators shall have the authority to aid the Police Department in informing citizens and supervising facilities in accordance with all ordinances pertaining to recreation and parks.