The Onslow County Board of Commissioners will meet in a regular session at 11AM, Monday, May 2, 2022, in the Commissioners’ Chambers at the Onslow County Government Center, 234 NW Corridor Blvd, Jacksonville, NC.
Commissioners are being asked to approve embedding an Onslow County Veteran Service Officer within the Jacksonville Vet Center to help veterans with benefits. Onslow Veteran Services Director Joe Duane notes that Onslow has the fourth largest veteran population in the state. Growth and expansion of the County services are needed to meet the demand. With most of the issues being time sensitive for veterans who are seeking counseling, delayed appointments could result in a decreased, total loss or delay in receiving their Veterans Affairs compensation or Pension benefits.
Having an Onslow Veterans Service Officer at the Jacksonville Vet Center in the Branchwood Shopping Center could allow for immediate claims assistance to veterans receiving treatment as well as services to those veterans who cannot easily travel to the Onslow County Government Center.
A cell at the Onslow County’s landfill is predicted to have about three years of remaining capacity. To continue operations, construction needs to begin on a new phase to expand the capacity. This phase would provide for about 10 acres of additional land for landfill operations. Commissioners are being asked to approve a firm to provide drafting and finalizing the construction documents, assisting with the bidding process, and providing project management and technical review services.
The Commissioners are being asked to approve a Memorandum of Understanding and to authorize the County Manager to sign on behalf of the County.
A public hearing for the proposed budget for Onslow County could be set by the Commissioners. A recommendation is presented to have the hearing Monday, June 6 at 11AM.
The Onslow County Board of Commissioners are also being asked to approve a renewal of a contract with Addiction Consulting and Training Associates. The company provides services to the County in the form of a full-time case manager within the medical unit of the Onslow County Detention Center and a grant monitoring service for a US Justice Department Grant.
Five appointments to boards are before the Commissioners. Pamela Thorton and Eliane Bixiones are candidates for three-year terms on the Library Board of Trustees, and three people are candidates for the Motor Vehicle Valuation Review Board. They are Gary Lankas, George Hitch and Robbie Yates.
Three proclamations are scheduled to be presented: Recognizing Older Americans Month, Emergency Medical Services Week and National Foster Care Month.
Consent items presented for approval at the time of the agenda adoption include, past board meeting minutes, Releases & Refunds and receiving the Tax Collectors Report for March 2022.
The meeting also has a period for public comment where Citizens can address the board on any issue upon which the Board Commissioners has control for five minutes.