Here’s what you missed at the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners June 6 meeting

06.07.2022

Here’s what you missed at the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners June 6 meeting

MEDIA RELEASE

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

During the meeting, the Board held a public hearing on the recommended Fiscal Year 2023 budget ordinance, capital improvement plan, and fees. Learn more about the recommended FY 2023 budget at brunswickcountync.gov/fy23budget.

Residents can still share their comments on the budget via email at brunswickcountync.gov/board-commissioners/contact or my mail: Brunswick County Board of Commissioners / P.O. Box 249 / Bolivia, NC 28422.

The Board will take possible action on adoption of the FY 2023 budget during the regular meeting scheduled for Monday, June 20 at 6 p.m. If adopted, the budget will go into effect July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.

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, June 20 at 6 p.m.

Meeting Recap

VI. Presentation
  1. Clerk to the Board – Brunswick County Arts Council: The Board recognized the winners of the Brunswick County School District Student Winners of the Brunswick County Substance Abuse Billboard Art Contest.
VII. Public Hearing
  1. Administration – Public Hearing to Receive Comments on the FY 2022-2023 Brunswick County Budget, Fees, and Capital Improvement Plan: The Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on the County Manager’s FY 2022-2023 Recommended Budget, Proposed Fees and Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan. There was one request to speak. The Board closed the public hearing and no action was taken.
VIII. Administrative Report
  1. Administration – ARPA Funding Allocation Request for Direct Administrative Costs: The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the appropriation of $150,000 of American Rescue Plan Act funds towards direct costs for the administration of ARPA programs.
  2. Administration – ARPA Funding Allocation Request for General Government Services Standard Allowance: The Board of Commissioners moved 3-2 to approve the appropriation of $10 million of American Rescue Plan Act funds towards general government services responding to public safety concerns. Commissioners Randy Thompson, Marty Cooke, and Frank Williams voted yes for approval and commissioners Mike Forte and Pat Sykes voted no.
  3. Administration – Bond Order for Series 2022A Two-Thirds Bonds and Schedule Public Hearing: The Board of Commissioners unanimously resolved to make certain statements of fact concerning the proposed issuance of Series 2022A Two-Thirds Bonds; introduce the bond order authorizing the issuance of not to exceed $5,740,000 General Obligation Public Improvement Bonds, setting a public hearing on the bond order June 20, 2022, and directing publication of a notice of public hearing. The item was originally presented and tabled during the Board’s May 16, 2022, regular meeting.
  4. Administration – Modification of Surplus Property Sale Policy: The Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted amendments to the Contract and Purchasing Policy relating to disposal of surplus real property and minimum bid requirements.
  5. Tax Supervisor Appointment Term: The Board of Commissioners unanimously appointed Jeffery Niebauer to serve as Brunswick County Tax Supervisor through June 30, 2026, per NCGS 105-294.
IX. Board Appointments
  1. Clerk to the Board – Board Appointments: The Board unanimously moved to appoint Diana Dornfeld to the District 2 Library Board and unanimously moved to appoint Renee Cooper to the Substance Use and Addiction Commission at large appointment.
X. Other Business/Informal Discussion
  • The Board of Commissioners unanimously moved to cancel the Tuesday, July 5 regular meeting.

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, June 6

Media Inquiries: Media are requested to contact Brunswick County Communications 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, June 6 at 3 p.m.

During the meeting, the Board will hold public hearing on the recommended Fiscal Year 2023 budget ordinance, capital improvement plan, and fees. The recommended budget includes no ad valorem tax rate change from the current 48.50 cents. The FY 2023 budget proposal for all funds totals $315,303,505 which represents an increase of 8.2% over the budget adopted June 21, 2021.

Learn more about the recommended FY 2023 budget at brunswickcountync.gov/fy23budget.

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.

VI. Presentation
  1. Clerk to the Board – Brunswick County Arts Council: Request the Board recognize the winners of the Brunswick County School District Student Winners of the Brunswick County Substance Abuse Billboard Art Contest.
VII. Public Hearing
  1. Administration – Public Hearing to Receive Comments on the FY 2022-2023 Brunswick County Budget, Fees, and Capital Improvement Plan: Request that the Board of Commissioners hold a public hearing on the County Manager’s FY 2022-2023 Recommended Budget, Proposed Fees and Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan.
VIII. Administrative Report
  1. Administration – ARPA Funding Allocation Request for Direct Administrative Costs: Request that the Board of Commissioners consider appropriating $150,000 of American Rescue Plan Act funds towards direct costs for the administration of ARPA programs.
  2. Administration – ARPA Funding Allocation Request for General Government Services Standard Allowance: Request that the Board of Commissioners consider appropriating $10 million of American Rescue Plan Act funds towards general government services responding to public safety concerns.
  3. Administration – Bond Order for Series 2022A Two-Thirds Bonds and Schedule Public Hearing: Request that the Board of Commissioners Resolve to Make Certain Statements of Fact concerning the proposed issuance of Series 2022A Two-Thirds Bonds; Introduce the Bond Order authorizing the issuance of not to exceed $5,740,000 General Obligation Public Improvement Bonds, Setting a Public Hearing on the Bond Order June 20, 2022, and Directing Publication of a Notice of Public Hearing.
  4. Administration – Modification of Surplus Property Sale Policy: Request that the Board of Commissioners adopt amendments to the Contract and Purchasing Policy relating to disposal of surplus real property and minimum bid requirements.
  5. Tax Supervisor Appointment Term: Request that the Board of Commissioners appoint Mr. Jeffery Niebauer to serve as Brunswick County Tax Supervisor through June 30, 2026, per NCGS 105-294.
IX. Board Appointments
  1. Clerk to the Board – Board Appointments: Request the Board to consider the appointment of Diana Dornfeld to the District 2 Library Board and Debbie Lambert or Renee Cooper to the Substance Use and Addiction Commission at large appointment.

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