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Bladen Commissioners Meet
Bladen County commissioners met in regular session Monday evening.
Included in the Consent Agenda was the recommended reclassification of the Human Resources Director position and the awarding of a service duty weapon and gold badge to retiring Sheriff Prentis Benston.  Benston was defeated in his bid for re-election, losing to Jim McVicker.
County Manager Greg Martin presented the financial update for the past month. (more later)
Commissioners approved several action plans related to Public Health, including at the Health Department's Strategic Action Plan for 2013-2016 as presented by Carol Strickland and Marianne Valentiner, Health Educators.(more later)
The Board approved a special agreement with NCDOT regarding re-capping the old land fill.  The action was needed as part of the proposed upgrade of the NC 87 bypass & 701 interchange.  Robert Mazur, Central Services Director updated the board on the proposed action.
Commissioners approved a much discussed Courthouse Security Ordinance and Deadly Weapons Ordinance.  Capt. Jeff Singletary was present to answer questions.  The issue has been before the Board for several months.
The Board approved a new Kelly Fire District Map that includes the Rowan Fire District and approved a Master Subscription and Service Agreement with eCivis.  eCivis is a subscription data base service that is constantly updated with various services including grants that may be available.
Commissioners approved an application to Golden Leaf Foundation that involves 3 groups in the county including Bladen Community College, The Town of Elizabethtown/Bladen Agri-Industrial and the Bladen County School System. (see article)


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