Agenda preview for Brunswick County Board of Commissioners’ Monday, Aug. 17 regular meeting

08.14.2020

Agenda preview for Brunswick County Board of Commissioners’ Monday, Aug. 17 regular meeting

MEDIA RELEASE

BOLIVIA, N.C. – The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners will meet for their regular meeting Monday, Aug. 17 at 6 p.m.

During the meeting, the Board of Commissioners could discuss the activation of the County’s debris management and debris monitoring contracts for the county’s unincorporated areas. Brunswick County has a primary disaster debris management contract with Southern Disaster Recovery and a primary disaster debris monitoring contract with Tetra Tech. Tetra Tech provided estimates of the vegetative debris in some of these areas and estimated the debris to be approximately 30,000 cubic yards, which is estimated to cost $600,000 for management and monitoring of the disaster debris.

The commissioners will also hear presentations on the Brunswick County Courthouse’s response to COVID-19, the Thomas Reaves Heirs Tract access easement requirement that is a condition of the Ocean Ridge PUD Master Plan approval, and the Cape Fear Moving Forward 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan.

The Board will consider discussion on potential legislative goals they would like to submit to the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) for consideration under Other Business/Informal Discussion, as well.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Brunswick County has limited seating in the commissioners’ chambers to allow for proper social distancing (approximately six feet between one another) and no more than 50 people are allowed in the chambers at one time.

Individuals are encouraged to follow the three Ws as the NCDHHS recommends when attending the meeting and visiting any public place. Disposable face coverings are available for meeting attendees:

  • Wear a cloth face covering when in public (Make sure both your nose and mouth are fully covered and you are able to breathe normally while wearing it.)
  • Wait six feet apart to avoid close contact and maintain appropriate social distancing between yourself and others
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer while also following other best hygiene practices

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. Residents can view an online and PDF version of the full agenda and accompanying reports at https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/agendas/

VI. Presentation
  1. Presentation – Courthouse Response to COVID-19: Request that the Board of Commissioners receive information on the Courthouse response to COVID-19.
  2. Presentation – Thomas Reaves Tract Access Easement Requirement for Ocean Ride PUD (Planning): Receive information regarding the Thomas Reaves Heirs Tract access easement requirement that is a condition of the Ocean Ridge PUD Master Plan approval.
  3. Presentation – Cape Fear Moving Forward 2045 (Wilmington MPO): Request that the Board of Commissioners receive information from the Wilmington MPO regarding the Cape Fear Moving Forward 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan.
VII. Administrative Report
  1. Operation Services – Debris Management Discussion: Request that the Board of Commissioners enter into a discussion regarding the activation of the county’s debris management and debris monitoring contracts for the unincorporated areas of Brunswick County.
VIII. Other Business/Informal Discussion
  1. Governing Body – NCACC Legislative Goals: Request that the Board of Commissioners discuss potential legislative goals for submission to NCACC for consideration.
IX. Closed Session
  1. Closed Session: Request that the Board of Commissioners enter in Closed Session pursuant to N.C.G.S.143-318.11(a)(1) to approve closed session minutes, 143-318.11(a)(3) to consult with the attorney, and 143-318.11(a)(4) to discuss matters relating to the location or expansion of industries or other businesses in the area served by the public body.

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.

The commissioners’ chambers are on the first floor of the David R. Sandifer Administration Building at 30 Government Center Drive in Bolivia (28422).

More information on the public comment policies is at https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/board-commissioners/public-comment-policy/

More information about the Board of Commissioners meetings is at https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/board-commissioners/faq/

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For media inquiries, contact the Public Information Officer at 910.253.2995 or email meagan.kascsak@brunswickcountync.gov

County Contact Information & Virtual Services During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Brunswick County is urging individuals to visit our website and to call or email county departments for assistance first before visiting county offices. The County now requires appointments for in-person visits.

Not sure who to contact? Call our main line and we can help direct your calls.

  • Main County Contact Information: 910.253.2000 / 800.442.7033