Here’s what you missed at the Nov. 7 Brunswick County Board of Commissioners meeting

11.04.2022

Here’s what you missed at the Nov. 7 Brunswick County Board of Commissioners meeting

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BOLIVIA, N.C. – The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners met for its regular meeting this Monday, Nov. 7 at 3 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, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m.

Meeting Recap

V. Approval of Consent Agenda (select items)

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

  • Administration – Budget Calendar FY 2023-2024: The Board of Commissioners approved the FY 2023-2024 Budget Calendar.
  • Library – ARPA Funds for Public Computers: The Board of Commissioners approved an allocation of $72,800 from ARPA funds for the purchase of public-access computers.
  • Utilities – Navassa Wastewater Collections System Rehab: The Board of Commissioners authorized the Chairman and Clerk to the Board to execute the Professional Services agreement with McGill Associates, PA in the amount of $327,000 for engineering services, construction administration, and grant administration associated with the grant funded Navassa Wastewater Collection System Rehabilitation Project.
VI. Presentation
  1. Clerk to the Board – Resolution – Jennings Edge: The Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution to honor Mr. Jennings Edge of Calabash who was instrumental over the last 38 years in his service to the Fire Department of the Calabash community.
  2. Clerk to the Board – Resolution – National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week: The Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted the proclamation recognizing the week of Nov. 12-20, 2022, as National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.
  3. Finance – Presentation – Auditor’s Report on the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2022: The Board of Commissioners received the report from Ms. Paula Hodges, partner of Martin Starnes and Associates, CPAs, P.A., regarding the auditors’ opinion of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022. The County received an unmodified (clean) audit report. The County’s annual report also met all the Local Government Commission’s performance measures requirements. No action was taken.
VII. Administrative Report
  1. Code Administration – Appropriation of Revenue for Two Commercial Plan Reviewers and Equipment: The Board of Commissioners moved 4-1 to appropriate permit fee revenues to hire two additional commercial plan reviewers and associated equipment (laptops, large monitors, desks) totaling $135,000. Commissioners Cooke, Forte, Thompson, and Williams voted yes; Commissioner Sykes voted no.
  2. Utilities – Northwest Water Treatment Plant AWOP Award: The Board of Commissioners recognized Superintendent Thad Hill and Chief Operator Justin Loiacono at the Northwest Water Treatment Plant for once again receiving the Area Wide Optimization Process (AWOP) award for outstanding turbidity removal. The commissioners expressed their appreciation to the Public Utilities team for their efforts and service to county water customers. No action was taken.
VIII. Board Appointments
  1. Clerk to the Board – Child Fatality Prevention Team: The Board of Commissioners unanimously appointed Tony Henson of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office as the Sheriff’s appointee to the Team.
  2. Clerk to the Board – Library: The Board of Commissioners unanimously appointed Diana Fotinatos and Marilyn Shapiro as at-large appointments to the Library Board.
  3. Clerk to the Board – JCPC: The Board of Commissioners unanimously appointed Kenneth Gamm to the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC).

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.

Next Brunswick County Board of Commissioners meeting is Monday, Nov. 7

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.

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BOLIVIA, N.C. – The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners will meet for its regular meeting this Monday, Nov. 7 at 3 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)
  • Administration – Budget Calendar FY 2023-2024: Request the Board of Commissioners consider approval of the FY 2023-2024 Budget Calendar.
  • Library – ARPA Funds for Public Computers: Request the Board of Commissioners approve an allocation of $72,800 from ARPA funds for the purchase of public-access computers.
  • Utilities – Navassa Wastewater Collections System Rehab: Request the Board of Commissioners authorize the Chairman and Clerk to the Board to execute the Professional Services agreement with McGill Associates, PA in the amount of $327,000 for engineering services, construction administration, and grant administration associated with the grant funded Navassa Wastewater Collection System Rehabilitation Project.
VI. Presentation
  1. Clerk to the Board – Resolution – Jennings Edge: Request the Board of Commissioners consider adopting a resolution to honor Mr. Jennings Edge of Calabash who was instrumental over the last 38 years in his service to the Fire Department of the Calabash community.
  2. Clerk to the Board – Resolution – National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week: Request the Board of Commissioners adopt the Proclamation recognizing the week of November 12-20, 2022, as National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.
  3. Finance – Presentation – Auditor’s Report on the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2022: Request the Board of Commissioners receive the report from Ms. Paula Hodges, partner of Martin Starnes and Associates, CPAs, P.A., regarding the auditors’ opinion of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022.
VII. Administrative Report
  1. Code Administration – Appropriation of Revenue for Two Commercial Plan Reviewers and Equipment: Request the Board of Commissioners appropriate permit fee revenues to hire two additional commercial plan reviewers and associated equipment (laptops, large monitors, desks) totaling $135,000.
  2. Utilities – Northwest Water Treatment Plant AWOP Award: Request recognition of Superintendent Thad Hill and Chief Operator Justin Loiacono at the Northwest Water Treatment Plant for once again receiving the Area Wide Optimization Process (AWOP) award for outstanding turbidity removal.
VIII. Board Appointments
  1. Clerk to the Board – Child Fatality Prevention Team: Request the Board of Commissioners consider appointment of Lt. Tony Henson of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office as the Sheriff’s appointee to the Team.
  2. Clerk to the Board – Library: Request the Board of Commissioners consider appointment of Diana Fotinatos and Marilyn Shapiro as at-large appointments to the Library Board.
  3. Clerk to the Board – JCPC: Request the Board of Commissioners consider appointment of Mr. Kenneth Gamm to the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC).

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