The interim county attorney could remain until December depending on what the Onslow County Board of Commissioners decides Monday night.
As part of the board’s regular meeting, the board could:
• Keep Garris Neil Yarborough and his firm, Yarborough, Winters & Neville, P.A. as the county’s legal services until either a contract is entered with a permanent firm or until Dec. 5.
• Select a different firm to provide interim service as county attorney.
• Request the purchasing director send out another request for proposals for additional submissions for the permanent county attorney services contract.
• Select a firm to provide county attorney services on a permanent basis. If this is done, the board should select a firm to continue to provide county attorney services on an interim basis until a permanent contract is executed.
• Delay consideration of a permanent selection until a future meeting.
Yarborough, who has a law office in Fayetteville, charges $350 an hour since being hired in May. Onslow County Board of Commissioners terminated in-house legal services in April to cut costs.
That isn’t the only big ticket item, though.
The board will also consider awarding a $16.5 million contract to Clancy & Theys Construction Company of Wilmington to construct the new courthouse and renovate the Summersill building.
The new 58,000 square-foot building project drew five bids. Clancy & Theys Construction Company was the lowest bidder.
The board will also:
• Hold a public hearing on the rezoning of 706 Swansboro Loop Road from residential to rural agricultural. The 2.9 acres property is part of the Swansboro Township. Following the hearing, the board will consider approving the proposed rezoning.
• Discuss accepting a $15,485 KSTA grant that would allow travelers passing through Albert J. Ellis Airport to choose an e-Book or audiobook and download it from the library’s digital collection via an Overdrive digitial download kiosk.
• Discuss the approval of $751,133 more in child care subsidy for Onslow County residents. The additional money from the State of North Carolina Health and Human Services Child Development and Early Education will allow Social Services Department to provide child care subsidy via a contract for Onslow County Partnership for Children.
• Consider approving the nomination of Mary Thomas to the Dangerous Dogs Appeal Board.
• Consider approving Crowder Gulf Disaster Recovery and Debris Management as the primary contractor for debris removal and hauling and approving Ceres Environmental Services Inc as the secondary contract for debris removal and hauling in case of a disaster.
The 7 p.m. meeting will be held at Onslow County Government Center, 234 Northwest Corridor Boulevard, Jacksonville.