Bladen Commissioners Meet Monday
The Bladen County Board of
Commissioners will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m.
for regular bi-monthly meeting.
However, prior to the regular meeting is a
Special Meeting to review proposed Golden
expected to hear from Dr. William Findt,
President of Bladen Community College; Eddie
Madden, Elizabethtown City Manager and
Valerie Newton, Public Relations &
for an application for grant funds for
projects approved by The Golden Leaf
Foundation is December 1, 2014.
regular meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and
among the items on the consent agenda is the
awarding of Service Duty Weapon and Gold
Badge to retiring Sheriff Prentis Benston.
Benston recently lost his bid for
re-election and will be retiring with over
30 years of service to the county.
The Board will also recognize one of their
own who also lost in the May Primary.
Mark Gillespie will be attending his last
regular board meeting. A reception in
his honor will be held.
news, Lisa Coleman, Bladen County Finance
Officer, will provide the board with an
update on the finances of the county, a
regular monthly feature.
Commissioners are expected to approve
several request from the Health and Human
Services department including a Strategic
Action Plan for 2013-2016.
Jeff Singletary of the Sheriff's Department
will ask commissioners to consider approval
of a Courthouse Security Ordinance and a
Deadly Weapons Ordinance.
Kinlaw, Bladen County Fire Marshall, is
expected to seek approval of a new Kelly
Fire District map.
The Board will be
ask to consider approval of a Master
Subscription and Service Agreement with
eCivis and considering approval of
the Golden Leaf Projects.