Here’s what you missed at the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners August 1 meeting

08.03.2022

Here’s what you missed at the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners August 1 meeting

MEDIA RELEASE

BOLIVIA, N.C. – The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners met for its regular meeting this Monday, August 1 at 3 p.m.

Vice Chairman Mike Forte was absent from Monday’s meeting.

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, Aug. 15 at 6 p.m.

Meeting Recap

V. Approval of Consent Agenda (select items)

The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the consent agenda as presented. Below are select items from the consent agenda that were approved.

Health and Human Services – Social Services – Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA) Funded Agency Agreement for FY 22-23: The Board of Commissioners unanimously moved to approve the renewal of the funded agency agreement between Brunswick County and the nonprofit agency Brunswick Family Assistance.

Operation Services – NCDPS Probation and Parole Leases: The Board of Commissioners unanimously moved to approve a lease agreement and a sublease agreement for three years beginning August 1, 2022, through July 31, 2025, to provide office space for NC Department of Public Safety Probation and Parole at no cost to the state agency.

VI. Presentation
  1. Engineering – Proposed Update to Stormwater Management Manual: The Board unanimously moved to approve updating the Brunswick County Stormwater Management Manual. The Board directed staff to engage stakeholders before presenting these revisions to the Board for future approval.
    1. The Brunswick County Planning Board approved a resolution for flood resiliency in Brunswick County on April 11, 2022, recommending changes to better address stormwater drainage and flooding. One recommendation is to update the Stormwater Management Manual to require new development projects to be designed to higher standards for stormwater control. Staff recommends the Board receive this Stormwater Management Manual update and approve staff updating the Stormwater Manual. Stormwater ordinance revisions will be brought to the Board at a future meeting for approval.
  2. Health and Human Services – Health Services – Community Health Assessment Update: The Board of Commissioners received an update on the 2022 Community Health Assessment. No action was taken. The 2022 Community Health Assessment (CHA) was launched on May 26 and is conducted at least every four years to determine the community’s needs and develop programs to address health priorities.
  3. Parks & Recreation – Recognition of 2022 Special Olympics USA Games: The Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted three resolutions recognizing Brunswick County athletes that competed at the Special Olympics USA Games in Bocce.
VII. Administrative Report
  1. Administration – ARPA Revenue Replacement Project – Radio Upgrades: The Board of Commissioners unanimously moved to approve one of the Revenue Replacement Projects that is part of the overall American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) implementation. This project, titled Radio Upgrades on the approved list, is the overhaul of radios used by the Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Management, and Health Department and includes more than 500 radios at a value of $3,156,810.76.

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, August 1

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, August 1 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)

Health and Human Services – Social Services – Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA) Funded Agency Agreement for FY 22-23: Request that the Board of Commissioners approve the renewal of the funded agency agreement between Brunswick County and the nonprofit agency Brunswick Family Assistance.

Operation Services – NCDPS Probation and Parole Leases: Request that the Board of Commissioners approve a lease agreement and a sublease agreement for three years beginning August 1, 2022, through July 31, 2025, to provide office space for NC Department of Public Safety Probation and Parole at no cost to the state agency.

VI. Presentation
  1. Engineering – Proposed Update to Stormwater Management Manual: Request the Board of Commissioners receive a presentation on updating the Brunswick County Stormwater Management Manual.
    1. The Brunswick County Planning Board approved a resolution for flood resiliency in Brunswick County on April 11, 2022, recommending changes to better address stormwater drainage and flooding. One recommendation is to update the Stormwater Management Manual to require new development projects to be designed to higher standards for stormwater control. Staff recommends the Board receive this Stormwater Management Manual update and approve staff updating the Stormwater Manual. Stormwater ordinance revisions will be brought to the Board at a future meeting for approval.
  2. Health and Human Services – Health Services – Community Health Assessment Update: Request the Board of Commissioners receive an update on the 2022 Community Health Assessment. The 2022 Community Health Assessment (CHA) was launched on May 26 and is conducted at least every four years to determine the community’s needs and develop programs to address health priorities.
  3. Parks & Recreation – Recognition of 2022 Special Olympics USA Games: Request that the Board of Commissioners recognize Brunswick County athletes that competed at the Special Olympics USA Games in Bocce.
VII. Administrative Report
  1. Administration – ARPA Revenue Replacement Project – Radio Upgrades: Request that the Board of Commissioners approve one of the Revenue Replacement Projects that is part of the overall American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) implementation. This project, titled Radio Upgrades on the approved list, is the overhaul of radios used by the Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Management, and Health Department and includes more than 500 radios at a value of $3,156,810.76.

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