Here’s what you missed at the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners’ Nov. 16 meeting
Board adopts resolution to name Brunswick County Courthouse in honor of Judge Ola M. Lewis
BOLIVIA, N.C. – The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution to name the Brunswick County Courthouse in honor of the late Superior Court Judge Ola M. Lewis during its regularly scheduled meeting this Monday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m.
There were two actions taken under the Administrative Report Item No. 1 concerning the Brunswick County Courthouse. First, the Board moved 4-1 to adopt a resolution naming the Brunswick County Courthouse after the late Judge Lewis. Second, the Board unanimously approved installing a plaque in the rotunda of the Brunswick County Courthouse in honor of Judge Lewis.
The Board previously approved the plaque to be placed in the Courthouse at its May 4, 2020, meeting. This action was for clerical purposes to approve the plaque’s installation following the naming of the Courthouse.
Judge Lewis had many accomplishments during her service to the County and the State of North Carolina while on the bench. Judge Lewis was appointed District County Judge in 1993 serving until 2000 when she was appointed to a Special Superior Court judgeship by Governor Hunt. Judge Lewis was awarded the Dogwood Award in 2017, the Order of the Longleaf Pine in 2018 and the Old North State Award in 2010.
The Board of Commissioners will review and make a motion to accept the official minutes from the Nov. 16 meeting at a later meeting. Once approved, the county clerk will post them online at https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/agendas/
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 https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/agendas/
V. Approval of Consent Agenda
- 2. Administration – Cancellation of the December 21, 2020 Regular Meeting: The Board of Commissioners unanimously canceled the Dec. 21, 2020 regular board meeting and approved a resolution amending the FY 2020-2021 regular meeting schedule.
- Presentation – Health and Human Services – COVID-19 Update: The Board of Commissioners received an update on the coronavirus (COVID-19) from Health and Human Services Executive Director David Stanley.
VII. Public Hearing
- GIS – Street Adoptions: The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the second reading and adoption of the proposed street names:
To From Township Crack Bush Trl NW None Waccamaw Dorset Ct SW None Shallotte Ernest And Margie Ln NW None Waccamaw Finchley St NE None Town Creek Grassy Meadow Walk NE None Northwest Gum Tree Ct SE None Lockwood Folly Lennon Lakes Dr SE None Lockwood Folly Murre Ct SE None Lockwood Folly Pietizel Ct SE None Lockwood Folly Piney Hollow Ct NE None Northwest Pleasant Hollow Ct SE None Lockwood Folly Royce Rabon Trl SE None Town Creek Suzie Ln SE None Lockwood Folly Timber Hills Dr NE None Northwest Tree Bark Ct SE None Lockwood Folly
- Planning – Dutch Street Road Closing: Following the public hearing, the Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the public road closure of Dutch Street SE located off Southport-Supply Rd (NC 211) near Southport.
- Planning – UDO Text Amendment for Model Homes, Real Estate Sales Centers, and Neighborhood Sales Homes: Following the public hearing, the Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted text amendments to the Brunswick County Unified Development Ordinance related to Model Homes, Real Estate Sales Centers, and Neighborhood Sales Homes.
VIII. Administrative Report
- Administration – Discussion on Naming the Courthouse: There were two actions taken under the Administrative Report Item No. 1 concerning the Brunswick County Courthouse. The first action was to adopt a resolution naming the Brunswick County Courthouse after the late Judge Ola M. Lewis. The Board adopted the resolution 4-1; Commissioner Sykes dissented. For the second action, the Board unanimously approved installing a plaque in the rotunda of the Brunswick County Courthouse in honor of Judge Lewis. The Board previously approved the plaque to be placed in the Courthouse at a previous meeting. This action was for clerical purposes to approve the plaque’s installation following the naming of the Courthouse.
IX. Other Business/Informal Discussion
- Chairman Frank Williams presented NCACC presidential initiatives from current President Ronnie Smith (food insecurity) and Interim Past President Kevin Austin (disconnected youth) for future discussion.
The next regular Board of Commissioners meeting is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m.
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