Here’s what you missed at the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners’ Dec. 2 meeting
BOLIVIA, N.C. – The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners met for their regular meeting Monday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. Here’s a quick recap of the actions taken on a few selected items from the agenda.
The Board of Commissioners will review and make a motion to accept the official minutes from the Dec. 2 meeting at a later meeting. Once approved, the county clerk will post them online at https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/agendas/
IV. Election of Chairman
- 1. The Board of Commissioners re-elected Frank Williams as chairman for calendar year 2020 with a 5-0 vote.
V. Election of Vice-Chairman
- 1. The Board of Commissioners re-elected Randy Thompson as vice-chairman for calendar year 2020 with a 5-0 vote.
- 1. NC Maritime Museum: The Board of Commissioners received the NC Maritime Museum’s 2019 review and 2020 plan. The update included details about the museum’s recent exhibits, expanding programs into schools and summer camps, the new internship program and evening adult programming every third Tuesday evening of the month.
- 2. Tax Administration – Acknowledge Crystal Burnett and Marlon Long’s Achievements: The Board of Commissioners recognized two Tax Administration staff members on recent accomplishments and awards presented at the North Carolina Association of Assessing Officers. Tax Support Specialist Crystal Burnett was recognized for receiving her Cadastral Mapping Specialist (CMS) designation from the International Association of Assessing Officers. Assistant Assessor Marlon Long was awarded the Appraiser of the Year award by his peers within the North Carolina Association of Assessing Officers.
X. Administrative Report
- 1. Administration – Approval of Request for Representation on the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority: The Board of Commissioners decided to table further discussion about approving a draft letter requesting Brunswick County representation on the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority (WAVE Transit) until the Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, regular meeting.
- 2. Board of Elections – Approval and Funding for New Voting Equipment: The Board of Commissioners moved to adopt and acquire the Hart Intercivic Verity Voting 2.2 voting system with a 5-0 vote. The funding request includes additional funds to provide an additional tabulator to the one-stop early voting locations. The County Board of Elections is waiting for final direction from the State Board of Elections to sign the final contract as the state board is still reviewing blanket contracts.
- 3. Utilities – Discuss Transfer of Utility System from the Town of Navassa: The Board of Commissioners received information regarding the conveyance of the utility system from the Town of Navassa. The County provided the Town with an outline of what a conveyance agreement could look like based on previous agreements following a request from the Town. The proposal also included the potential formation of a countywide residential utility assistance program. The Navassa Town Council unanimously agreed to pursue a merger with the County at its Thursday, Nov. 21 meeting. The County Board of Commissioners moved to direct staff to prepare documents necessary for conveyance with a 5-0 vote. The proposed date by which the County will assume ownership and operational responsibility of the Navassa Water and Sewer System is March 1, 2020, following approval of the official contract from both the Town’s and the County’s elected boards.
XI. Board Appointments
- 1. Brunswick County Board of Commissioners Board Seat Assignments for Calendar Year 2020: The Board of Commissioners moved to reappoint members to fill the calendar year 2020 board seat listing based on calendar year 2019 board seat listings with a 5-0 vote.
The next regular Board of Commissioners meeting is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m.
To view the full agenda items and accompanying reports, go to https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/ agendas/
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