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Cumberland County Commissioners Regular Meeting Wrap-Up

Feb 20, 2024

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The following is a summary of the Feb. 19, 2024, Cumberland County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting, which was held at 6:45 p.m. in Room 118 of the Judge E. Maurice Braswell Cumberland County Courthouse. To view the agenda and supporting materials for this meeting, go to www.cumberlandcountync.gov/bocmeetingmaterials.

The Board recognized Cumberland County Native and Grammy award winner NaTasha Williams. Commissioners presented Williams with a proclamation following her recognition at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards where she won a Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album as the principal vocalist in the original album, “Some Like It Hot.” Williams, who is an alumnus of Cape Fear High School, is an accomplished actress, singer, and entertainer. Following the recognition, Williams thanked the Commissioners and addressed those in attendance, including many of her family members, friends and one of her former teachers.

The Board unanimously approved the following items as part of the CONSENT AGENDA, unless otherwise noted below.

  1. Approval of Proclamation Recognizing NaTasha Williams
  2. Approval of Proclamation Honoring CeCe Winans
  3. Approval of Proclamation Recognizing Black History Month
  4. Approval of Destruction of Emergency Services Department Paper Records
  5. Approval of Report on the Disposal of Surplus Property Pursuant to N.C.G.S.160A226(A)
  6. Approval of Budget Ordinance Amendments for the February 19, 2024 Board of Commissioners' Agenda
  7. Approval of Cumberland County Board of Commissioners Agenda Session Items
    1. Matching Funds for the CAB Program and Associated Budget Ordinance Amendment B#240911
    2. Resolution Authorizing the Expenditure of Opioid Settlement Funds And Associated Budget Ordinance Amendment B#241417
    3. Gray's Creek Water and Sewer District Water Main Extension Capital Project - Phase I and Associated Capital Project Ordinance #241062
    4. Intent to Selland Exchange Certain Property in the Cumberland Industrial Center

A PUBLIC HEARING for Case # MH-6638-2023 - Approval of Order to Demolish or Remove a Dilapidated Structure located at 3376 King Charles Rd. was removed from the agenda.

Commissioners made the following APPOINTMENTS:

  1. Farm Advisory Board (1 vacancy)
    • Wayne Collier (Reappointment)
  2. Local Emergency Planning Committee (2 vacancies)
    • Johnny Lanthorn (Utility Representative)
    • Gary Clarke (Law Enforcement Representative)
  3. Equalization and Review Board (5 vacancies)
    • Jassan Maranhas (Home Builders Representative – Reappointment)
    • George Turner (Real Estate Agent/Broker – Reappointment)
    • Jasper Jackie Lewis (Farmer)
    • Mark Knight (At-Large)
    • Leonard Hedgepath (Businessman/woman)

The Board recessed the meeting and convened as the Gray’s Creek Water and Sewer District Governing Board, approving the following CONSENT AGENDA item:

  1. Gray’s Creek Water and Sewer District Water Main Extension Capital Project – Phase 1 and Associated Capital Project Ordinance #241062

The Board then reconvened the Board of Commissioners meeting and went into CLOSED SESSION to discuss Economic Development pursuant to NCGS 143-318.11(a)(4) and Attorney-Client matters pursuant to NCGS 143-318.11(a)(3).

Meetings are live streamed on CCNC-TV though the County’s website at cumberlandcountync.gov, YouTube Channel and on CCNCTV Spectrum Channel 5. All documents associated with this meeting can be found on the Cumberland County website to include meeting agendas, minutes and links to the videos under the Board of Commissioners tab.

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