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Contact: The Office of the Fire Chief

Spring Lake, NC (August 31, 2015).  The Town of Spring Lake’s Fire Department has been awarded a grant in the amount of $212,953 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  In the case of the Spring Lake Fire Department, this Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program will be used to replace Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) packs and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus bottle compressor and fill station.


This Grant will allow the Department to purchase twenty-six (26) new SCBAs. SCBAs are used by Firefighters in hazardous atmospheres and provide them with breathing air. The new SCBA will replace aging equipment and will have several integrated safety features not available in older equipment. This grant also allows the department to purchase three RIT packs which are used in the event the need arises to rescue a downed Firefighter in perilous conditions. The SCBA compressor and fill station will replace aging equipment which is does not have the latest safety mechanisms and capabilities.


The Board of Aldermen for the Town of Spring Lake approved a motion to accept the grant at its last regularly scheduled board meeting. In return, the Town is to provide a five (5%) percent cost match of the grant or $10,647.


The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and non-affiliated emergency medical service organizations. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.


Spring Lake Names Permanent Town Manager

SPRING LAKE, NC – (July 8, 2015) –  Mayor Chris V. Rey, on behalf of the Spring Lake Board of Aldermen, announces the selection of Addison D. (Tad) Davis, IV, as Town Manager of Spring Lake.


Tad, as he prefers to be called, is a former Garrison Commander at Fort Bragg and well respected by the local community.  He most recently served as the Managing Director of Corvias Solutions where he led a public private partnership (P3) with Prince George's County, Maryland to improve storm water management.


Tad completed a 26 year career with the U. S. Army and served another 10 years as a member of the federal senior executive service at the White House, Pentagon, and Fort Bragg where he led many innovative programs that assisted local communities across the country. 


He co-founded Sustainable Sandhills, is a graduate of Leadership Fayetteville, a former ex officio member of the Regional Land Use Advisory Commission (RLUAC), and a former member of the Fayetteville, Spring Lake, and Moore County Chambers of Commerce


"He is well connected locally and throughout the State, and brings the leadership skills and management experience we need for the job," says Mayor Chris Rey.  "I have full confidence in his abilities and the innovative spirit he will bring to Spring Lake.  I look forward to working with him in his new position as we address the challenges that most certainly lay ahead."


As Town Manager, Tad will be the administrative officer of the town and is responsible for administering all municipal affairs.  He will direct and supervise the administration of all departments, offices and agencies of the town, subject to the general direction and control of the Board of Aldermen, except as otherwise provided by law. 


Privilege License Update and Law change

Session Law 2014-3/House Bill 1050 states that beginning on July 1, 2015, local governments will no longer have authority to levy the privilege license tax with the exception of beer, wine and taxi. Any new or existing business will no longer be required to obtain or renew a privilege license. In accordance, renewal notices will not be mailed for current year licenses expiring on June 30, 2015.


Key points of the privilege license tax legislation:

  • Businesses which hold North Carolina ABC Commission permits must still apply for the Cumberland County Beer/Wine Permit with the Finance Department.
  • Even though a privilege license will no longer be necessary after July 1, the Town’s Ordinance requires that a zoning permit must be obtained before each new business can occupy a commercial space. Please visit our Inspection Department webpage or call them for more details.
  • Business Link North Carolina (BLNC) will assist businesses with what is needed to operate in North Carolina. Phone (919) 447-7828 or toll free at (800) 228-8443.

Please keep the letter below on file should you need proof that a business license is no longer required. If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact the Town of Spring Lake Revenue office at 910-703-8912.

Business License exception and law change 2015


Main Street Closure

April 09, 2015 (Spring Lake, NC) Contractors working with the U-4444 project have announced to Town officials that Main Street will be closed from Lake Avenue to Bragg Boulevard within the next week. This closure could be as early as Monday, April 13, 2015 but may be delayed a day or up to a week depending on pending circumstances.  


Town officials working closely with this project received official notification that the pending road closures would be implemented starting Monday; however, the exact closure date may be off one to two days. These closures are to facilitate the installation of sewer, storm drains, movement of waterlines, aide in the construction of retaining walls and the build-up of the ramp to the roundabout.  Due to these factors, Main Street, from Lake Avenue to Bragg Boulevard, will be closed for several months.


During this closure period, there will be limited access for emergency vehicles.  It should be noted; however, due to construction activities (i.e. excavation, equipment placement, etc.) directional flow may be hampered.  Both the Spring Lake Police Department and the Spring Lake Fire Department are aware of this closure.


The Town feels it is in the best interest of the public to be aware of this closure as early as possible so everyone can be proactive and make the necessary adjustments to travel plans. Although the exact start of the closure is uncertain, the closure will happen. It will happen within a week with the possibility being as early as Monday.


Should residents have questions regarding this construction or closure, they may call the Utilities Director, Byron Blumenfeld at (910) 497-3390 x1612 or as always, the office of the Town Manager at (910) 436-0241.




Department of Transportation Environmental Study

(as communicated directly from Richard W. Hancock, PE, Manager, Project Development & Environmental Analysis Unit, NCDOT)


The North Carolina Department of Transportation (Department) is constantly working to provide better and safer transportation facilities for public uses in North Carolina. The effects that theses proposed facilities have on the human and natural environment are of great concern to the Department and must be adequately described in environmental documents, such as Environmental Assessments or Environmental Impact Statements. As part of this process, the Department is obligated to identify and document environmental resources so that they can be avoided or impacts reduced Streams and wetlands are two of the resources that must be identified during the review process.  The Department has begun planning studies for the proposed widening of Odell Road (S.R. 4202) from Fort Bragg boundary to Bragg Blvd. (NC 24-87) in Spring Lake, Cumberland County, TIP Project U-5605.


Over the next several weeks, representatives of the Department, as well as the US Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, Regulatory Division, may be present on your property for the purposes of conducting or verifying the limits of waters and wetlands pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and/or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. These representatives will be wearing orange safety vests, have picture ID badges, and will be hanging pink and black flagging, or ribbons, on trees and shrubs to identify the limits of streams and wetlands, if present, on the property. This flagging DOES NOT indicate the location of a proposed transportation project, but it is very important in our environmental review process. Please do not disturb this flagging.


Please note that if the U.S. Army Corps of Engineering has already issued a Jurisdictional Determination on your property confirming the presence of streams and/or wetlands, or if you have general questions or comments about the project, contact the NCDOT Planning Engineer Joseph Miller by mail at 1548 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1548, by phone 919-707-6031 or via email at  If you call, please mention NCDOT project number U-5605.