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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 Leaf projects.
Commissioners are expected to hear from Dr. William Findt, President of Bladen Community College; Eddie Madden, Elizabethtown City Manager and Valerie Newton, Public Relations & Communications Officer.
The deadline for an application for grant funds for projects approved by The Golden Leaf Foundation is December 1, 2014.
The 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.
In other 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.
Capt. Jeff Singletary of the Sheriff's Department will ask commissioners to consider approval of a Courthouse Security Ordinance and a Deadly Weapons Ordinance.
Bradley 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. 



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