Brunswick County Board of Commissioners consider adoption of recommended FY22 budget during regular meeting this Monday, June 21

06.18.2021

Brunswick County Board of Commissioners consider adoption of recommended FY22 budget during regular meeting this Monday, June 21

The Board will also hold a special meeting at 3 p.m. to recognize the Feb. 15 tornado relief volunteers

>> Missed the meeting? Read the recap here.

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BOLIVIA, N.C. – The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners will meet for both a special meeting and a regular meeting this Monday, June 21.

At 3 p.m., the Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting to recognize more than 100 volunteer and community organizations for their efforts and support following the deadly EF-3 tornado on Feb. 15, 2021, in the Grissettown area.

During the regular meeting at 6 p.m., the Board of Commissioners will resume the public hearing for the Fiscal Year 2022 recommended budget, capital improvement plan and schedule of fees. The Board will consider adoption of the recommended budget and recommended rate and fee changes following the public hearing.

The recommended FY22 budget includes no ad valorem (property) tax rate change from the current $48.50 cents. The FY22 budget proposal for all funds totals $291,541,119, which represents an increase of 9.8% over the budget adopted June 17, 2020. The FY21 budget factored in the reduction of some key revenues due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The FY22 recommended budget includes:
  • Scale adjustment for all employee salaries and market adjustments for employees recognized for performance
  • Increase of 3.1% per the funding agreement with Brunswick County Schools for the operating budget resulting from growth in ad valorem taxes
  • Increase of 3.7% to Brunswick Community College to support existing programs and $350,000 for the Foundation Grant providing tuition assistance
  • Increase of 6.5% to Brunswick Senior Resources for program support for five district senior centers
  • Continue the County’s commitment of $200,000 per year to the reserve for shoreline protection
  • New positions within Social Services (two), Central Communications (two), Code Administration (four), Emergency Medical Services (four), Information Technology (two), Custodial Services (one), Library (one), and Utilities (six)
  • Continued funding for technology/computer software support and increased cybersecurity
  • Provide employees training, resources, and equipment to facilitate high service levels to residents

The budget includes recommended changes to various general fund fees for fire fee committee and municipal fire, Solid Waste, Health Services, and Environmental Health. The budget also includes recommended changes to the County’s retail, irrigation, industrial, and wholesale water rates, which would go into effect Jan. 1, 2022, if approved.

An overview of the recommended FY22 budget as presented to the Board is available online.

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 (Regular Meeting at 6 p.m.)

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.

VI. Presentation
  1. Presentation – Operations During the COVID Pandemic: Request that the Board of Commissioners receive a brief presentation from Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Jason Disbrow, and Chief District Court Judge Scott Ussery, regarding operations during the COVID pandemic.
VII. Public Hearing
  1. Administration – Public Hearing to Receive Comments on the FY 2021-2022 Brunswick County Budget, Fees, and Capital Improvement Plan: Request that the Board of Commissioners continue the public hearing on the County Manager’s FY 2021-2022 Recommended Budget, Proposed Fees and Five Year Capital Improvement Plan.
  2. GIS – Street Adoption: Request that the Board of Commissioners approve the second reading and adoption of the proposed street names following a public hearing:
TO FROM TOWNSHIP
BOURNE DR SW NONE SHALLOTTE
BRUNSWICK BEACHES DR SW KOA DR SW SHALLOTTE
BUTTONWILLOW CT SW NONE SHALLOTTE
CAMPANELLA CT SW NONE SHALLOTTE
CAYA LUNA COVE SE NONE LOCKWOOD FOLLY
COLBERT PLACE DR NE NONE TOWN CREEK
DABNEY PARK DR NE NONE TOWN CREEK
EDUCATION LN SE NONE LOCKWOOD FOLLY
FINLEY FARMS CT NONE TOWN CREEK
FOREST GLEN DR NE NONE NORTHWEST
HOFFMAN CORNERS RD NE NONE TOWN CREEK
KINSLEY CT NE NONE TOWN CREEK
OAK GROVE CT NE NONE NORTHWEST
PRATT CT NE NONE TOWN CREEK
PUTNAM DR NE NONE TOWN CREEK
RIGBY CT NE NONE TOWN CREEK
SELBY CT NE NONE TOWN CREEK
TABOR WAY NE NONE TOWN CREEK
WINDING OAKS CT NE NONE NORTHWEST
WINDY PINES FARM LN NW NONE WACCAMAW

 

VIII. Administrative Report
  1. Administration – Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget Ordinance, Fees, and Capital Improvement Plan: Request that the Board of Commissioners adopt the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget Ordinance, Schedule of Fees and Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan.

Each regular meeting has a public comment period when anyone can address the commissioners with questions or concerns about county business. Sign in before the meeting starts inside the commissioners’ chambers to ensure the county clerk has your information. The sign-up period opens an hour before the meeting begins.

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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