Here’s what you missed at the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners April 19 regular meeting

04.20.2021

Here’s what you missed at the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners April 19 regular meeting

Commissioner Pat Sykes receives a resolution recognizing her efforts to install the Charters of Freedom settings in front of the Brunswick County Courthouse

The Board of Commissioners unanimously issued a proclamation designating the month of April 2021 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Brunswick County

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BOLIVIA, N.C. – The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners met for a regular meeting at 6 p.m. this Monday, April 19.

The Board of Commissioners issued two proclamations and one resolution during the meeting. The Board issued a resolution in honor of Commissioner Pat Sykes recognizing her efforts to install the Charters of Freedom settings in front of the Brunswick County Courthouse, which were dedicated this past Friday.

Proclamations recognizing April 2021 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National County Government Month were also issued.

The Board heard a presentation on the status of several water and wastewater projects, including the Northwest Water Treatment Plant project to expand plant capacity and install a low-pressure reverse osmosis treatment system to remove PFAS compounds including GenX from raw water sourced from the Cape Fear River. The presentation is available online here. Here’s a recap of the project updates:

  • Northeast Wastewter Treatment Plant 2.5 MGD Expansion: The project is about 70% completed and expected to complete late 2021 or early 2022. The project contract is $41.6 million and the construction will expand the plant’s capacity by 2.5 million gallons per day (MGD) to support additional growth in the county.
  • Northwest Water Treatment Plant Expansion and Reverse Osmosis Construction: The project is about 20% complete and the reverse osmosis treatment system is expected to go online in June 2023. The project contract is $129.1 million. Along with installation of the new treatment system, the project is expanding capacity at the plant from 24 MGD to 45 MGD using conventional treatment and will provide a low-pressure reverse osmosis treatment capacity of no less than 36 million gallons per day (MGD)
  • Northwest Water Treatment Plant Concentrate Pipeline: The project is 90% complete and will carry discharge from the Northwest Water Treatment Plant to the Cape Fear River. The project contract is around $6.6 million.
  • MAP/ILP Industrial Park Sewer: The project is currently underway to provide sewer service to the industrial parks to support future developments.
  • Shallotte Water Transmission Main: The project is now under way and the project is anticipated to be completed in early 2022. The transmission main will provide a secondary water feed to the southwest area of Brunswick County.

Chairman Randy Thompson was absent from Monday’s meeting.

The Board of Commissioners will review and make a motion to accept the official minutes from this meeting at a later meeting. Once approved, the county clerk will post them online at https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/agendas/

On Monday, May 3, the Board of Commissioners will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Commissioner’s Goals and Budget Workshop as part of the planning and review process for the recommended Fiscal Year 2022 budget. The next regular meeting will follow the workshop at 3 p.m.

Meeting Recap

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/

IV. Special Presentation
  • The Board of Commissioners unanimously issued a resolution honoring Commissioner Pat Sykes for her efforts establishing the Charters of Freedom settings in Brunswick County.
VII. Presentation
  1. Presentation – Proclamation Designating April 2021 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month: The Board of Commissioners received a presentation from the Rape Crisis Center of Coastal Horizons and unanimously issued a proclamation designating the month of April 2021 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Brunswick County. View the proclamation here.
  2. Presentation – Proclamation Recognizing 2021 National County Government Month: The Board of Commissioners unanimously issued a proclamation recognizing 2021 National County Government Month. View the proclamation here.
  3. Presentation – Utilities – Project Updates: The Board of Commissioners received information regarding the status of various key Utilities projects. View the presentation here.
VIII. Public Hearing
  1. Health and Human Services – Public Housing: Public Hearing to Review Program Goals and Objectives: The Board of Commissioners conducted a public hearing to receive comments or suggestions on the Public Housing Agency goals, objectives, and policies. There were no requests to speak.
IX. Administrative Report
  1. Utilities – Grant Acceptance and WithersRavenel Task Order: The Board of Commissioners unanimously accepted the Clean Water State Reserve Fund grant in the amount of $2,852,818 and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund principal forgiveness loan in the amount of $2,218,967 to repair the recently acquired Navassa utility system. The Board also unanimously approved the proposed Task Order No. 1 with WithersRavenel in the amount of $20,000 and Task Order No. 2 in the amount of $20,000 to provide engineering services associated with the preparation of engineering reports required to secure each of the above funds.

To view the full agenda items and accompanying reports, go to https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/agendas/

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

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