Other subjects to be discussed are the Airport, a position request for the Water department and the governors crime commission grant. According to the GCC, federal monies are award each year to help in four areas of crime control and public safety. The four areas Gov. Mike Easley has targeted are Criminal Justice System Improvement, Crime Victims’ Services, Juvenile Justice Planning, and a Gang Prevention Initiative.
Later in the afternoon, commissioner David Fussell is expected invite his colleges on the board to tour Duplin County’s facilities.
Fussell and county manager Mike Aldridge were tasked with prioritizing a list of Duplin’s capital needs. “So what I am going to ask, and I would love for them to go over every county facility.” Fussell has not yet set a date for the tour of the county, but said he wants to visit all of the facilities.
At the last meeting Aldridge made the board aware of the future capital needs the county will be asking for — a total of $29 million in the next three years. The requests included a new $750,000, animal control facility, four vehicles for the EMS department, $912,000 per year for additions and renovations to the main library, for the next three years, $200,000 to demolish Chinquapin school and a new jail projected to cost $16 million. There are numerous capital needs the county departments have asked from the county manger. Aldridge, Fussell and the finance officer will prioritize the list of requested items. (who said so)kh
Miscellaneous items will be addressed at 11:30 a.m. Reports from the county health department, Services for the Aged, and Social Services are expected to be filed.
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