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Vance Co. Board of Commissioners to Meet Mon., Dec. 9

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-Information courtesy Kelly H. Grissom, Clerk to Board/Executive Asst., County of Vance

The Vance County Board of Commissioners will meet Monday, December 9, 2019, at 6 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, 122 Young Street, Henderson. The Invocation will be given by Pastor Carolyn Roy, Plank Chapel United Methodist Church.

Agenda items include:

1. Reorganization of Board

  • Election of Chair
  • Election of Vice-Chair

2. Adopt Schedule of Holidays

3. Renewal of Board of Commissioners Meeting Schedule

(First Monday of each month at 6 p.m., unless otherwise noted)

4. Public Comments (for those registered to speak by 5:45 p.m. – speakers are limited to five minutes)

5. Appointment – 6:15 p.m. – Lisa Harrison, Health Department

  • Annual Report
  • Community Health Assessment Priority Update

6. Public Hearing – 6:30 p.m. – Angie Blount, Planning & Development

  • Rezoning Request – Case #RZ20191114-1, Big Ruin Creek Lane: Parcels 0404 03013 and 0404 03014

7. Water District Board

  • Committee Report
  • Monthly Operations Report

8. Committee Reports and Recommendations

a. Properties Committee

  • Carpet Replacement (Courthouse & Admin Building)
  • Courthouse HVAC Unit Replacements
  • EDC Office Relocation
  • Lease Agreement
  • District Attorney Office Renovation
  • Eaton Johnson Gym
  • Former Henderson Laundry

9. County Attorney’s Report

a. REO Properties – Bid Acceptance

  • 107 Briarcliff Street – Parcel 0214C 02025
  • Ranes Drive – Parcel 0055 01035

10. County Manager’s Report

  • Surplus Property – Police Canine
  • Resolution – Removal of Register of Deeds Records for Preservation
  • Joint Venture Agreement with the City of Henderson

11. Consent Agenda Items

  • Budget Transfer
  • Tax Refunds and Releases
  • Ambulance Charge-Offs
  • Monthly Reports

12. Miscellaneous

  • Appointments

Click here to view current and prior Board agendas.

Vance Co. Properties, Water Committee to Meet Mon., Dec. 2

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-Information courtesy Kelly H. Grissom, Executive Assistant/Clerk to Board, Vance County Board of Commissioners

The following Vance County committees are scheduled to meet Monday, December 2, 2019, in the Administrative Conference Room of the Vance County Administration Building located at 122 Young Street in Henderson.

Properties Committee (Brummitt, Taylor, Wilder)

Monday, December 2

3:30 p.m.

–       HVAC bid for the courthouse

–       Carpet bid for the administration building

–       District Attorney’s Office modifications

Water Committee (Wilder, Brummitt, Taylor)

Monday, December 2

4 p.m. (or immediately following the Properties Committee meeting)

–       Water Meter Purchase

Vance Co. Board of Commissioners to Hold Monthly Meeting Nov. 4

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-Information courtesy Kelly H. Grissom, Clerk to Board/Executive Asst., County of Vance

The Vance County Board of Commissioners will meet Monday, November 4, 2019, at 6 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, 122 Young Street, Henderson. The Invocation will be given by Pastor Bobby Fletcher, First United Methodist Church.

Agenda items include:

1. Public Comments (for those registered to speak by 5:45 p.m. – each speaker is limited to five minutes)

2. Appointment – 6 p.m. – Alan Fitzpatrick, Open Broadband

– Broadband Update

3. Appointment – 6:15 p.m. – Porcha Brooks, Tax Administrator

– Untimely Exemption Applications

– Late Listing Appeal

4. Water District Board

a. Committee Report

b. Monthly Operations Report

5. Committee Reports and Recommendations

a. Properties Committee – Eaton Johnson Project

b. Technology Committee

– Online Vital Records Retrieval System

– Preservation of Marriage Licenses (1895 – 1920)

– Public Wi-Fi Agreement

– Broadband – Tower Agreement

6. County Manager’s Report

a. Healthy Opportunities Pilot Grant Support

b. EDC Office Relocation

7. County Attorney’s Report

a. REO Properties – Bid Acceptance

– Spring Valley Road – Parcel 0201 01001

b. REO Properties – New Offers

– 107 Briarcliff Street – Parcel 0214C02025

– Ranes Drive – Parcel 0055 01035

8. Consent Agenda Items

a. Budget Amendments and Transfers

b. Tax Refunds and Releases

c. Monthly Reports

d. Minutes

9. Miscellaneous

a. Appointments

b. December Meeting Date

10. Closed Session

a. Contract Negotiation

Click here to view current and prior Board agendas.

Vance Co. Commissioners, Board of Education to Hold Joint Meeting

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-Information courtesy Kelly H. Grissom, Executive Assistant/Clerk to Board, Vance County Board of Commissioners

Please be informed that a joint meeting of the Vance County Board of Commissioners and the Vance County Board of Education is scheduled for Monday, October 21, 2019, at 12 p.m.

The meeting will be held at the Perry Memorial Library’s Farm Bureau Room located at 205 Breckenridge Street in Henderson.

Agenda items include updates on NC’s Leandro Case, the consolidation process of Vance County Middle and High School, facility transfer agreements and broadband.

Vance Co. Board of Commissioners October Meeting Set for Monday Evening

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-Information courtesy Kelly H. Grissom, Clerk to Board/Executive Asst., County of Vance

The Vance County Board of Commissioners will meet Monday, October 7, 2019, at 6 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, 122 Young Street, Henderson. The Invocation will be given by Pastor Joel Beckham, New Life Baptist Church.

Agenda items include:

Public Comments (for those registered to speak by 5:45 p.m. – each speaker is limited to five minutes)

Public Hearing – Angie Blount, County Planner

-Zoning Ordinance Amendment

-Land Clearing Inert Debris

Public Hearing – Angie Blount, County Planner

-Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance Amendment

-Updates as required by FEMA

Appointment

– District Attorney Mike Waters, Sheriff Curtis Brame, Police Chief Marcus Barrow – law enforcement update

Water District Board

a. Committee Report

b. Monthly Operations Report

Committee Reports and Recommendations

a. Technology Committee – Public Wi-Fi

b. Public Safety Committee – Fire Response District Changes

c. Human Resources Committee – Vehicle Use Policy – Employee Appreciation Breakfast

d. Properties Committee – REO Property Matters – Dennis Building

County Attorney’s Report

a. REO Properties – Bid Acceptance

– 719 N. Garnett Street – Parcel 0075 03005

– 14 Colenda Lane – Parcel 0325A02011

– Lot 4 Cedar Cove Road – Parcel 0593 01031

– 3.4+/- acres off Wilkins Lane – Parcel 0111 03023

– Lot off Wilkins Lane – Parcel 0111 01018

– Lot Pettigrew Street – Parcel 0103 06003

b. REO Property – Two New Offers

– Spring Valley Road – Parcel 0201 01001

Consent Agenda Items

a. Budget Amendment

b. Tax Refunds and Releases

c. Adjustments

d. Monthly Reports

e. Minutes

Miscellaneous

a. Appointments

Closed Session

a. Legal Matter

b. Contract Negotiation

c. Personnel Matter

Click here to view current and prior Board agendas.

McMillen Provides Highlights From Monday’s Vance Commissioners’ Meeting

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Vance County Manager Jordan McMillen provided WIZS with the following summary of the Vance County Board of Commissioners’ meeting held Monday, September 9, 2019:

We had a few notable items from the meeting last night. The board authorized and approved a contract that will move our tax office forward in allowing online listings for businesses listing their personal property. We see this not only saving the County time and money but it will also make the process easier and more modern for businesses listing their property in the early part of each year.

In addition, the board approved donating our 1995 reserve fire engine to the Hicksboro Volunteer Fire Department.  That was discussed last month and approved this month following the necessary notice requirements.

We introduced our new finance director Katherine Bigelow last night as well.

The highlight of the evening included trophy presentations by the Henderson-Vance Recreation Department for several softball and baseball teams.

On Wednesday, September 11, our Technology Committee will be meeting with Open Broadband to further the conversation on areas for potentially launching free WiFi hotspots. On the evening of Monday, September 16, we will be meeting with the fire association to discuss fire district boundaries.

Vance Co. Board of Commissioners Meeting Set for Mon., Sept. 9

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-Information courtesy Kelly H. Grissom, Clerk to Board/Executive Asst., County of Vance

The Vance County Board of Commissioners will meet Monday, September 9, 2019, at 6 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, 122 Young Street, Henderson. The Invocation will be given by Pastor Ron Cava, First Baptist Church.

Public Comments (for those registered to speak by 5:45 p.m. – each speaker is limited to five minutes)

2. Appointment 6 p.m. Kendrick Vann, Recreation Director Recognition of Baseball and Softball Teams

3. Appointment 6:15 p.m. Porcha Brooks, Tax Administrator Online Business Listings

4. Water District Board

a. Staff Report

b. Monthly Operations Report

5. Committee Reports and Recommendations

a. Public Safety Committee

– Emergency Operations Plan

– Fire District Redistricting

b. Planning/Environmental Committee

– Land Clearing and Inert Debris Landfill

– Zoning Ordinance Amendment

– Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance Amendment

6. Finance Director’s Report

a. Surplus Property

7. County Manager’s Report

a. Fall Litter Sweep Proclamation

b. Appointment of Finance Officer

c. Fire Engine Donation

d. Justice Assistance Grant

e. Evans & Associates – Tax Audit Renewal Contract

8. County Attorney’s Report

a. REO Property Bid Acceptance

– 340 Davis Street – Parcel 0027 07015

– Gun Club Road – Parcel 0407 01024B

– Woodsworth Road – Parcel 0303 02005

b. REO Property – New Offers

– 14 Colenda Lane – Parcel 0325A02011

– Cedar Cove Road – Parcel 0593 01031

9. Consent Agenda Items

a. Budget Amendment

b. Tax Refunds and Releases

c. Monthly Reports

d. Minutes

10. Closed Session

a. Personnel Matters

Click here to view current and prior Board agendas.

Vance Commissioners Discuss Fire Trucks, Possible Board of Elections Move

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The Vance County Board of Commissioners held a regularly-scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, August 5, 2019. Vance County Manager Jordan McMillen provided WIZS a briefing on items discussed:

Fire Trucks

The Board is considering the donation of two fire trucks to fire departments in need – a 1994 model and a 1984 model that will be available if the Hicksboro Fire Department accepts the available 1994 truck.

“Regarding the fire trucks, we must provide notice and create the necessary donation documents, so the Board did not take action on formally donating either [of the vehicles]. They did declare the 1994 County truck as surplus with the intention of donating it to the Hicksboro Fire Department at the next meeting,” McMillen explained.

“The old Kerr Lake station truck is the 1984 model which Hicksboro will be giving back to the County once they take on the 1994 model. Watkins Volunteer Fire Department has now declined interest in the 1984 model, so that will still be on hand if another department needed it.”

Vance County Board of Elections

The Vance County Board of Elections has requested a move to the former Eaton Johnson Middle School building, 500 N. Beckford Drive, Henderson. According to McMillen, the Vance County Properties Committee will meet to discuss this further and “may have a larger discussion on the Henry A. Dennis Building in the future.”

“Once the Department of Social Services moves to the Eaton Johnson building, we will have some spaces come available which will afford us the opportunity to make some departmental moves should the Board decide to do so.”

Vance Co. Board of Commissioners to Hold Monthly Meeting Aug. 5

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-Information courtesy Kelly H. Grissom, Clerk to Board/Executive Asst., County of Vance

The Vance County Board of Commissioners will meet Monday, August 5, 2019, at 6 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, 122 Young Street, Henderson. The Invocation will be given by Pastor Carolyn Roy, Plank Chapel United Methodist Church.

Agenda items include:

1. Public Comments (for those registered to speak by 5:45 p.m. – each speaker is limited to five minutes)

2. Public Hearing – NCDOT Road Abandonment

3. Appointment – Sennica Nicholson, Board of Elections Chair – Relocation of Elections Office

4. Appointment – Lina Howe and Angela Dolanos, 4-H – What 4-H Means to Me

5. Appointment – Porcha Brooks, Tax Administrator – Untimely Exemption Application

6. Water District Board

a. Committee Report

b. Staff Report

c. Monthly Operations Report

7. Committee Reports and Recommendations

a. Technology Committee – Broadband Kickoff Meeting

b. Properties Committee – REO Property Offer & Minimum Bid Policy Amendment – Construction Plan Review – Warrenton Road Convenience Site

c. Public Safety Committee – Fire Engine Donation – Fire District Boundary Changes – Emergency Operations Plan Update

8. Finance Director’s Report

a. Surplus Property

b. Capital Project Ordinance – Eaton Johnson Renovation

9. County Attorney’s Report

a. REO Property Bid Acceptance – 803-809 N. Garnett Street – Parcel 0075 03031

b. REO Property – New Offers – 340 Davis Street – Parcel 0027 07015

10. County Manager’s Report

a. Revised Fireworks Permit – City of Henderson

b. Resolution Formalizing General Fund Loan to Water Fund

11. Consent Agenda Items

a. Budget Amendments

b. Tax Refunds and Releases

c. Monthly Reports

d. Minutes

12. Miscellaneous

a. Appointments

b. September Meeting Date

13. Closed Session

a. Personnel Matter

b. Legal Matter

Click here to view current and prior Board agendas.

Vance Commissioners Approve County-Wide Broadband Agreement

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The Vance County Board of Commissioners has approved a multi-year incentive agreement with Open Broadband to provide high-speed wireless internet for residential and commercial customers throughout the county.

While a public hearing was held at the July 1 Commissioners’ meeting, no public comments were made.

According to Vance County Manager Jordan McMillen, Open Broadband will provide high-speed internet service at more competitive rates than current providers.

In return for the commitment of installing broadband service and select free WiFi zones, an economic development grant in the amount of $264,000 will be provided over four years ($66,000 per year) with the source of funds being appropriated from the Vance County General Fund Balance.

This incentive is being combined with a state GREAT grant totaling $344,000.

Commissioners and officials will have a kickoff meeting with Open Broadband on Monday, July 15, 2019.

Background on county-wide broadband service (information taken from July 1 meeting agenda):

Vance County participated in a regional effort with Granville and Franklin Counties to deploy broadband throughout the county and region. This work began informally in 2016 with a committee of individuals representing Vance County, Vance County Schools, Vance-Granville Community College, the City of Henderson, and the Kerr-Tar COG.

The committee developed a citizen survey which was released in late 2016, and by spring 2017 the results indicated areas of Vance County in need of high-speed internet service and/or better service. This work led to the regional initiative which brought Mighty River, LLC on board in early 2018 as a consultant.

During 2018, a regional broadband strategy was developed, additional surveys were completed in Granville and Franklin Counties, and a Request for Proposals (RFP) was released to potential internet providers.

The RFPs were released in August 2018 and a total of four companies – NC Broadband Partnership, Open Broadband, Foresite & Riverstreet – responded by the October 18, 2018, deadline.

The counties have since reviewed the proposals, narrowed the selection down to two wireless providers (NC Broadband Partnership and Open Broadband) and appropriated funding in the budget process.

The Vance County Board of Commissioners voted on July 1, 2019, to award the contract to Open Broadband.