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Brunswick County Coronavirus / Hurricane Information

09.22.2020

See Latest Coronavirus Information & Case Counts >> brunswickcountync.gov/alert-ticker/information-on-coronavirus/

County Contact Information & Virtual Services During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Brunswick County is urging individuals to visit our website and to call or email county departments for assistance first before visiting county offices. The County now requires appointments for in-person visits. Not sure who to contact? Call our main line and we can help direct your calls.

  • Main County Contact Information: 910.253.2000 / 800.442.7033

 

Brunswick County Public Health Call Line and Email Information (Available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

 

NC Public Health Call Line (Open 24/7)

  • Phone: 1.866.462.3821

 

North Carolina 2-1-1 Program

  • For COVID-19 questions, dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162
  • Sign up for updates by texting COVIDNC to 898211

 

View: Brunswick County declares a state of emergency due to COVID-19 (March 24, 2020)

 

See the latest information about vegetative debris collection on private roads in the unincorporated areas of the county due to Isaias >> https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/isaiasdebris

Residents on private roads in the unincorporated areas of Brunswick County need to place their vegetative debris from Hurricane Isaias in in the right-of-way of their property no later than the evening of Sunday, Aug. 30 for collection.

Click here for full details and instructions on this collection.

Crews will make one pass across the county and could arrive in any area as early as Monday. Any vegetative debris that is not on the right-of-way by Sunday evening will not be collected.

A right-of-way is generally defined as the edge of your property before the curb. If you have a sidewalk, ditch, or utility line in front of your house, make sure that your debris does not cover or restrict these areas.

This service will only include the private roads in the unincorporated areas of the county, including private roads in gated communities. The service will also collect any tree hangers or leaners in the rights-of-way.

This service will not collect or remove tree hangers or leaners that are on private property outside of a right-of-way.

Residents who need assistance to move debris or other needs following Hurricane Isaias can contact the Brunswick County VOAD for guidance and direction to organizations or services that may be able to help: 910-253-2589

 

Visit our Hurricane Preparedness page for more resources and information.

Here’s what you missed at the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners’ Sept. 8 meeting

09.10.2020

Here’s what you missed at the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners’ Sept. 8 meeting

MEDIA RELEASE

BOLIVIA, N.C. – The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners met for their regularly scheduled meeting this past Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 3 p.m.

The Board of Commissioners moved an item concerning the appropriation of FEMA revenue for storm-related debris removal contract in the amount of $1,074,399 from the Consent Agenda to Administrative Report for further discussion. The Board approved the item 4-0, with Vice Chairman Randy Thompson recusing himself from the discussion and vote.

Additionally, the Board unanimously adopted a proclamation recognizing the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. The commissioners also unanimously approved the following legislative goals to submit to the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) for consideration:

  • Seek legislation for State funding to offset the cost of School Resource Officers for each school in North Carolina.
  • Support legislation to increase State funding for treatment of substance abuse and addiction, including increased funding for court programs dedicated to these issues.
  • Seek legislation to repeal the statutory authority under N.C.G.S. 115C-43 l(c) that allows local school boards to file suit against a county board of commissioners over county appropriations for education.
  • Support legislation that provides resources for state agencies to develop health advisory levels for emerging contaminants.
  • Support legislation for State funding of the costs of legislation mandating class size reductions in schools, including capital needs, maintenance and operation, and teacher pay.
  • Oppose unfunded mandates and shifts of state responsibilities to counties.
  • Seek legislation to form a study committee to review North Carolina’s State of Emergency laws and recommend changes to differentiate between short-term emergencies like a hurricane and long-term crises like a pandemic.
  • Support legislation to regulate payday lenders and protect consumers by capping payday loan interest rates and enacting other consumer protections.

The Board of Commissioners will review and make a motion to accept the official minutes from the Sept. 8 meeting at a later meeting. Once approved, the county clerk will post them online at https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/agendas/

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/

III. Adjustments/Approval of Agenda
  • The Board of Commissioners moved the following item to Administrative Report (Item No. 2) for further discussion and possible action: Consent Agenda Item No. 7 Finance – Fiscal Items: FEMA Debris Removal Budget Amendment. The Board unanimously approved the agenda as amended.
VI. Presentation
  1. Administration – Proclamation in Recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution and the 55th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act: The Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted a Proclamation in Recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution and the 55th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.
VII. Administrative Report
  1. Administration – Adoption of 2020-2021 Legislative Goals: The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the list of legislative goal priorities as presented to transmit to the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.
  2. Finance – FEMA Debris Removal Budget Amendment: Vice Chairman Randy Thompson requested to recuse himself from the discussion and potential action for this agenda item; the remaining Board members approved the request 4-0. The Board moved 4-0 to appropriate FEMA revenue for storm related debris removal contract in the amount of $1,074,399.
IX. Closed Session
  1. Closed Session: The Board entered into closed session pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11(a)(1) to approve closed session minutes, and 143-318.11(a)(3) to consult with its attorney to protect the attorney-client privilege. The Board unanimously moved to approve the condemnation process for a utility line along Highway 17 near Shallotte.

The next regular Board of Commissioners meeting is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m.

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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For media inquiries, contact the Public Information Officer at 910.253.2995 or email meagan.kascsak@brunswickcountync.gov

County Contact Information & Virtual Services During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Brunswick County is urging individuals to visit our website and to call or email county departments for assistance first before visiting county offices. The County now requires appointments for in-person visits.

Not sure who to contact? Call our main line and we can help direct your calls.

  • Main County Contact Information: 910.253.2000 / 800.442.7033