Commissioners Meet Monday
Bladen County Commissioners have 2
meetings scheduled for Monday.
The first meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m.
and will consist of a presentation by Capt.
Jeff Singletary of the Bladen County
board is discussing the possibility of
building a new jail. A Bladen County
Grand Jury found numerous problems that
needed to be solved and Senior Resident
Superior Court Judge Douglas B. Sasser has
ask commissioners to provide a monthly
update on plans for correcting the problems.
Commissioners recently received an
update from a jail consultant suggesting the
best solution is to construct a new jail.
A delegation of county officials recently
met with the Local Government Commission
regarding financing options for a new jail.
Capt. Singletary has been designated to
assist in providing information.
regular semi-monthly meeting of
commissioners begins at 6:30 p.m.
The board will recognize 13 employees for
reaching 5-10-15-20 and 25 years of service.
The finance office will provide an
update of the first 3 months of the fiscal
year. Nearly half of the Ad Valorem
Property Taxes for FY 2014-15 have been
collected and expenditures appear to be in
order with 25% expended.
Commissioners will likely be ask to approve
a financing agreement with First Bank for
three 2014 Patrol cars, three 2014 Police
Utility trucks and one 1500 Crew 4X4 truck
with proper equipment, graphics and
strippings The total amount is
$196,000 to be financed for three years at a
fixed rate of 1.25% and a $500 loan fee.
Three banks bid on the project. First
Bank was determined to be the low bid.
The expenditures were approved in the
Director of Human Services, and Sheila Rains
will present a statistical report regarding
sexually transmitted and communicable
diseases and changes in trends.
Commissioners are expected to be ask to
consider a proposed smoking ordinance and
courthouse security options.
board is expected to make appointments to
the Keep Bladen Beautiful committee,
Tobermory Fire Department Advisory Board,
East Arcadia Fire Service District and the
EMS Advisory Council.
will be held in the Commissioners meeting
room of the Bladen County Courthouse and are
open to the public.