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Hurricane Florence Updates - August 2020

BSL Dams Construction/Reconstruction Project - 60% Design Meeting Minutes

BSL Overall Schedule 7/30/2020

Dam Safety Meeting Presentation 7/31/2020

August Update

Hurricane Florence Updates - July 2020

McGill July/August Work Highlights

LDSI Update 7.1.2020

BSL Overall Schedule 6.29.2020

BSL Detailed Schedule 6.25.2020

Hurricane Florence Updates - June 2020

BSL Overall Schedule 5.26.2020

BSL Detailed Schedule 5.26.2020

USDA - NCRS EWP Assistance Gnatt Chart - May Update

Hurricane Florence Updates - May 2020

Updated Schedule per Design Contract

McGill Update

LDSI Update

Hurricane Florence Updates - April 2020

April 2020 Hurricane Florence Update

USDA-NRCS EWP Assistance Gnatt Chart

BSL Phase Update 3.31.20

Hurricane Florence Updates - March 2020

FEMA Meeting Minutes 3-6-2020

Hurricane Florence Updates - February 2020

Preliminary Analysis Report Presentation Board Update 2.19.2020

Hurricane Florence Update ~ January 2020

12/27/19 NC Dam Safety Letter regarding Codes and Standards and City Dams

BSL Phase I Geotechnical Data Report 1.14.2020

FEMA 1.8.2020 Meeting Minutes

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Hurricane Florence Update ~ January 2020

Hurricane Florence Update ~ December 2019

City Awarded $ 1.17 million from USDA-NRCS for nine (9) Stream Restoration Projects

FEMA Teleconference Minutes 12.5.19

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Presentation to Board of Commissioners – December 3, 2019

BSL PAR Interim Presentation Board Update 12.3.19

MTG 191120 - Minutes and BSL PAR Interim Presentation

Hurricane Florence Update ~ November 2019

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Hurricane Florence 11/5/2019

BSL Dam Design Completion Schedule - 10/30/2019

BSL Phase 1 Schedule ~ 10/30/2019


Hurricane Florence Update ~ October 2019

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Hurricane Florence 10/1/2019

BSL Phase I Schedule 10/1/2019

Construction / Reconstruction Schedule 9/1/2019



Hurricane Florence Update ~ September 2019

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Hurricane Florence 9/1/2019

BSL Design Schedule 9/1/2019

BSL Dam Design FEMA Coordination Minutes 8/20/2019


Hurricane Florence Update ~ August 2019

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Hurricane Florence 8/1/2019


Hurricane Florence Update ~ July 2019

The City provided an update to the recovery efforts to Hurricane Florence. 

The attached update and additional information is being provided to provide the public with the most up to date information the City has on our recovery efforts.  At the June 4, 2019 Board meeting, the Commissioners adopted a resolution selecting McGill Associates as the engineering firm to lead the design and bidding/construction administration services for this large project.  At the Board’s July 9th meeting, they will consider the Master Agreement and Task Order #1 for the project with the task order attached to describe the work that will be necessary to lead to dam designs being prepared and contracts awarded for construction.  A significant amount of geotechnical work is being required by NC Dam Safety since that information does not exist since it was not required back in the mid-1960’s when the dams were first constructed. 

For additional information please contact City Manager Jeff Repp at (910) 363-0025 or

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Hurricane Florence  7/9/2019

BSL Dam Design Comprehensive Schedule Update

BSL Dam Reconstruction Task Order

Meeting Minutes ~ Dam Classification & Design Approach


Hurricane Florence Update ~ June 2019

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Hurricane Florence 6/4/2019


Hurricane Florence Update ~ May 2019

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Hurricane Florence 5/7/2019

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Table ~ Infrastructure Damage Estimates


Hurricane Florence Update ~ April 2019

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Hurricane Florence 4/2/2019

Hurricane Florence Update ~ March 2019

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Hurricane Florence updated Summary 3/19/2019

Please click button to view the updated Hurricane Florence report from the City Manager dated 3/5/19.

Hurricane Florence 3/5/2019

Hurricane Florence Update  ~ February 2019

Completed Projects

• Elm Road has been completed and submitted to FEMA - $7,050.00

• Pine Road at Spring Lake has been completed and submitted to FEMA - $6,167.00

• Palmer Road has been completed and submitted to FEMA - $ 32,729.10

• All debris removal has been completed and approx. 75% of invoices have been submitted to FEMA for reimbursement ($ 1,113,213.30 submitted)

• Category B - Emergency Protective Measures ($  232,312 submitted) 

Pending Projects not Started Yet

• Pine Lake Detour Roads (Nassau; Queens & Pine Lake Road)

• Insurance Deductibles (Community Center & Municipal Garage)

South Shore Drive

• FEMA site visits completed at #1, #2  and #4

• Pre-fab headwalls have been manufactured and construction start soon with Carmichael Construction

• Except for paving, the road will be open for traffic.

E. Lakeview Drive

• FEMA site visit completed yesterday

• Construction estimate of $ 164,000 obtained from McGill Associates

North Lake NCDOT Repairs

• Work ongoing with Crystal/Drayton and Pine in anticipation of becoming detour

• Striping of center line of Crystal scheduled for Friday

• Coordination with NCDOT for daily maintenance of Drayton still planned.

Fifty Lakes Drive

• NCDOT contractor started patching on Monday and should be completed this week.

Lake Hastie/Reeves

• Pre-bid meeting with three (3) contractors held last Friday.

• Proposals due Friday, February 15 @ 2 pm.

• Construction survey underway and easements still in progress.

Middle Dam

• Documentation has been submitted by McGill Associates to NCDPS making case for them to appeal to FEMA for inclusion of project in dam repairs.

Upper/Middle/North and Pine

• Proposal on agenda tonight to include required breach analysis by NC Dam Safety for the dams.

• Current plan is to bid out this work by August with construction completion by March/April 2020

Sanford Dam

• USACE requires additional survey information which is included in the McGill proposal this evening - pool area created due to breach.

• Design/build is still the anticipated procurement process for this dam.

• Bidding, bid evaluation and recommendation of contractor is scheduled to be completed by June 2019.

• Contractor will then prepare plans for permits using the existing auxiliary spillway design combined with repairing the dam breach.

• Allowing for 90 days of environmental permitting and dam safety review, it is estimated that construction would start December of 2019 with completion around October of 2020.