County leaders decided on several agenda items at their regular meeting this week. Here’s how they voted:
• Letter regarding potential loss of Prevention and Public Health Fund: The county authorized Chairman Jack Bright to provide a letter to the county’s congressional delegation asking they consider the potential negative impact eliminations in state or federal funding will have on state and local public health efforts for citizens, when they propose changes to the Affordable Care Act.
Yes: Jack Bright, Royce Bennett, Paul Buchanan, Robin Knapp, Mark Price
• Interlocal agreement between Jones and Onslow Counties: The two counties would provide assistance to the Jones County Health Department to complete the requirements of the Centers for Disease Control Public Health Preparedness Cooperative Agreement.
• Health department federal funds: OKs the Onslow County Health Department to receive $15,786 in additional federal funds for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.
• Increase foster care budget: Increases the current budget for foster care payments, since there was a 33 percent increase of children in legal custody of the Department of Social Services in Jan. 2016.
• Amend covenants: Makes an amendment to the Burton Park Restrictive Covenants to meet the requirements of State Stormwater Management Permits.
• Participate in North Carolina’s Manufactured Home Demolition Assistance Program: OKs participation in North Carolina’s Manufactured Home Demolition Assistance Program and receiving a $12,000 grant to assist in removing dilapidated manufactured homes that are in violation of Zoning and Solid Waste Ordinances.
• No pay increase: Provides a resolution to prevent the commissioners from receiving a pay increase.
County leaders also voted on several appointments:
• Patrick Farmer to the Airport Advisory Commission for a three-year term.
• John Davis to the Onslow County Board of Adjustment for a three-year term.
• Walter Rodriguez to the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) for a two-year term.
• Wayne Thomas and Charles Fountain to the Fire/Rescue Commission for two-year terms.
The next regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners meeting will be April 3 at 7 p.m. at the Onslow County Government Center.
For more information, visit OnslowCountyNC.gov.