01/28/2023
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Bladen County Seal with In God We Trust 1The Bladen County Board of Commissioners will meet in regular session on Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room located in the basement of the Bladen County Courthouse in Elizabethtown.

In the consent items the board will consider adopting the minutes of the May 16 regular and special meetings and the May 23 special meeting. Also on the consent agenda for consideration are: budget amendments, county attorney invoices, a Bladen County Detention Center Health Plan, approving the fireworks display at Goldston’s Beach for July 4 in accordance with the NCGS 14:410-413, approve the Bladen County FY 2011 CDBG program Fair Housing Plan; recipient’s plan to further fair housing, approve the Home and Community Care Black Grant agreement for FY 2016-17, approve a software maintenance agreement with Tyler Technologies, approve the EZEdge Technology grant agreement, and approve a memorandum of agreement with Sampson County regarding a 911 backup location.

The board will recognize Deloise Lucy for her retirement which is effective on June 1 and the board will be presented with the Seven Seals Award.

The board will hold two public hearings to receive comments for the FY 2016-17 proposed budget and the FY 2016-17 proposed economic development actives budget.

The board will consider a resolution requesting the Bladen County Board of Elections to hold an advisory referendum for the levy of a local quarter-cent sales tax. The sales tax will be used to fund personnel and equipment for Bladen County EMS.

Bladen County Schools Finance Director Sharon Penny will appear before the board to request the school system’s sales tax allocation be utilized to fund replacing or recovering floor tile in three classrooms in Bladenboro Primary School and two restrooms and the cafeteria at Tar Heel Middle School at a cost of $21,325. According to the request, the flooring being redone is the original flooring from the schools and cafeteria were originally constructed. The second project for technology project in the amount of $124,550.

The board will consider approving Medicaid transportation agreements for non-emergency Medicaid transportation and make an advisory board appointment to the Carvers Creek Fire District Committee and the Lumber River Workforce Development Board. 

The board will also be presented with several charitable contribution requests to be considered at a future meeting.

The board will consider scheduling a special meeting regarding the FY 2016-17 proposed budget.