Bladen Commissioners Meet
Bladen County commissioners met in regular session
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
County Manager Greg Martin
presented the financial update for the past month.
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.
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
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.