Here’s what you missed at the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners April 18 regular meeting

04.19.2022

Here’s what you missed at the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners April 18 regular meeting

MEDIA RELEASE

BOLIVIA, N.C. – The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners met for their regular meeting this Monday, April 18 at 6 p.m.

Below is a quick recap of the actions taken on selected agenda items during the regular meeting. Residents can view an online and PDF version of the full agenda and accompanying reports at brunswickcountync.gov/agendas.

The next regular Board of Commissioners meeting is Monday, May 2 at 3 p.m.

Meeting Recap

V. Approval of Consent Agenda (select items)

The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the consent agenda as presented.

  • Health and Human Services – Environmental Health Positions: The Board of Commissioners reviewed and approved Health Services’ request for two additional Environmental Health positions to be hired immediately.
  • Utilities – ARPA Grant Application Resolution Longwood Road: The Board of Commissioners approved the resolution and authorized the County Manager to sign the application to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Grant Program to construct a project to extend sewer service to the Waccamaw Elementary School in Ash. The project will allow for the decommissioning of the aging wastewater treatment facility at the school and the transfer of wastewater to the County’s treatment facility via a transmission force main along Longwood Road.
VI. Presentation
  1. Clerk to the Board – Resolution Recognizing Honor Flight of the Cape Fear Area: The Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution recognizing Honor Flight of the Cape Fear Area. The organization is preparing for a trip this April to fly 75 area World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War veterans from Wilmington International Airport (ILM) to Washington, D.C., to visit their national monuments. Learn more about the Honor Flight of the Cape Fear Area’s opportunities to participate, volunteer, or donate at honorflightcfa.org.
  2. Human Resources – Classification and Total Compensation Study Update from Piedmont Triad Regional Council: The Board of Commissioners received a presentation from David Hill, Project Manager from Piedmont Triad Regional Council (PTRC), regarding the Classification and Total Compensation Study project and associated recommendations. The Board approved 4-1 for the implementation of PTRC’s recommendations effective April 18, 2022 (pay adjustments would be effective in paycheck dated May 5, 2022). Commissioners Thompson, Forte, Cooke, and Williams voted in favor and Commissioner Sykes voted against the recommendations as presented. Read the media release on this item to learn more.
VII. Administrative Report
  1. Utilities – 2022 Drinking Water Week Resolution: The Board of Commissioners unanimously resolved to recognize May 1-7, 2022, as Drinking Water Week.

More information about Board of Commissioners meetings is at brunswickcountync.gov/board-commissioners.

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Media Inquiries

For media inquiries, contact the Communications Director at 910.253.2995 or email meagan.kascsak@brunswickcountync.gov.

Brunswick County Board of Commissioners next meeting is Monday, April 18

Media Inquiries: Media are requested to contact Brunswick County Communications by noon the day of the meeting to help facilitate requests for interviews before or directly after board meetings. Brunswick County will post a recap of the meeting with actions taken at brunswickcountync.gov/news.

MEDIA RELEASE

BOLIVIA, N.C. – The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners will meet for its regular meeting this Monday, April 18 at 6 p.m.

The commissioners’ chambers are on the first floor of the David R. Sandifer Administration Building at 30 Government Center Drive in Bolivia (28422). View an online and PDF version of the full agendas and accompanying reports at brunswickcountync.gov/agendas.

Agenda Preview

Below are a few selected items from the agenda that the Board of Commissioners will discuss and take possible action on during the regular meeting.

V. Approval of Consent Agenda (select items)
  • Health and Human Services – Environmental Health Positions: Request the Board of Commissioners review and approve Health Services’ request for two additional Environmental Health positions to be hired immediately.
  • Utilities – ARPA Grant Application Resolution Longwood Road: Request the Board of Commissioners approve the resolution and authorize the County Manager to sign the application to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Grant Program to construct a project to extend sewer service to the Waccamaw Elementary School in Ash. The project will allow for the decommissioning of the aging wastewater treatment facility at the school and the transfer of wastewater to the County’s treatment facility via a transmission force main along Longwood Road.
VI. Presentation
  1. Clerk to the Board – Resolution Recognizing Honor Flight of the Cape Fear Area: Request the Board of Commissioners adopt a Resolution Recognizing Honor Flight of the Cape Fear Area.
  2. Human Resources – Classification and Total Compensation Study Update from Piedmont Triad Regional Council: Request the Board of Commissioners receive a presentation from David Hill, Project Manager from Piedmont Triad Regional Council (PTRC), regarding the Classification and Total Compensation Study project and associated recommendations. Request that the Board approve implementation of PTRC’s recommendations effective April 18, 2022 (pay adjustments would be effective in paycheck dated May 5, 2022).
VII. Administrative Report
  1. Utilities – 2022 Drinking Water Week Resolution: Request the Board of Commissioners resolve to recognize May 1-7, 2022, as Drinking Water Week.

Additionally, some meetings have public hearings for specific issues. The public hearings are similar to a public comment period but pertain to one topic. Individuals wishing to speak during a public hearing should sign up before the meeting starts on the form at the door dedicated to public hearings. This form is separate from the form used to sign up for public comments at the beginning of the meeting.

Speakers wishing to distribute any related documents, printed comments or materials to the commissioners should deliver at least eight copies to the county clerk at least fifteen minutes before the meeting starts.

More information about Board of Commissioners meetings and public comment policies is at brunswickcountync.gov/board-commissioners.

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Media Inquiries

For media inquiries, contact the Communications Director at 910.253.2995 or email meagan.kascsak@brunswickcountync.gov