The Onslow County Board of Commissioners will convene on Monday to request a report on unpaid property taxes, which totaled $6.9 million in 2016.
“Even though we have a good tax collection percentage rate of about 96 percent, there’s still $6.9 million of uncollected property taxes,” Chairman Jack Bright said.
The board is requesting Tax Administrator Harry Smith provide a report of the unpaid taxes that include liens on property and suggest a guideline of various collecting methods, Bright said.
The board will also approve or deny a resolution changing the rule on the size of shrimp trawls and nets for shrimping.
The North Carolina Wildlife Federation made several recommendations to the North Carolina Marine Fisheries about these changes, which Craven County commissioners opposed earlier this year.
“There was a big meeting in New Bern with seven committees and groups and they all voted to oppose and deny the adoption of those recommendation put forward by the Wildlife Federation based on information provided at that meeting,” Bright said.
The board will also:
• Discuss removing a section of a private road, Mills Field Road, from the Department of Transportation maintenance list based on its private status.
• Discuss selling 1.5 acres of county-owned property on Winery Road for $7,550.
• Discuss purchasing a new Caterpillar 316F excavator for $196,000, which would be covered by a grant from North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Division of Waste Management, for the Solid Waste Department.
• Discuss accepting a grant for the Manufactured Home Demolition Assistance Program, which Onslow County has participated in twice before. The program assists low income households with removing dilapidated manufactured homes that are in violation of the county’s aoning and/or solid waste ordinances. The two previous grants resulted in the demolition of 36 single-wide manufactured homes and seven double-wides.
The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, at the Government Center, 234 Northwest Corridor Blvd.