Audio Edgecombe County Commissioners Virtual Meeting Monday May 4, 2020 Hear The Latest Actions Of The Commissioners & Get Coronavirus Update

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The DCN News Blog Online TV participated in the meeting via telephone. I sent in my questions on Sunday and they were read during the Public Comments. See how the County Manager Eric Evans responded to each question. Interesting! I wonder if I had been at the meeting would he had responded and also if he would have given such a report on coronavirus in Edgecombe County. But listen to the meeting for yourself and get the latest actions of the commissioners.

See notes that Commissioner Viola Harris posted after we got off the call on Monday. Edgecombe County Commissioners May 2020 Virtual Meeting Notes From Commissioner Viola Harris

Edgecombe County Commissioners May 2020 Virtual Meeting Notes From Commissioner Viola Harris

Updates from my virtual County Commissioner meeting tonight data pertaining to COVID-19 Commissioner Viola Harris

1. Of the 115 positive cases in our county, 77% are African Americans

2. More women than men

3. Ages 29-49 largest group

4. Of the 5 deaths, 3 over 65, 2 under 65

5. Most cases within our cities

6. Emerging numbers in the Hispanic population

7. Social Distancing still crucial

8. High risk must be careful

9. In homes where more than one positive, distance from family members crucial but difficult for some households

The DCN News Blog Online TV was on the call and recorded audio to be shared on my YouTube page. Stay tuned.

Edgecombe County – Open Letter To County Manager Eric Evans & County Health Department Karen W. Lachapelle

I understand the Hipaa Law pertains to the privacy of a patient by not sharing a persons name and medical records.

I am requesting that you provide the numbers by zip code as it relates to the coronavirus per the following:

1. number tested positive

2. number of deaths

3. number of recovered

4. number of those tested awaiting on results

5. number of those in isolation

Because the Coronavirus can be a deadly virus I strongly feel that I along with others should be informed as to what is going on around us. I strongly feel that we as citizens and tax payers that this information should be provided.

I am requesting this information to be made known ASAP because I want to know as a community activist and local blogger. I have been contacted by my followers asking me do I have the requested information. It is evident that folk are concerned and want to know.

Thanking you in advance.

Curmilus Butch Dancy II 

Pinetops, NC

Tarboro NC – Edgecombe County Board Of Commissioners Meeting Monday April 6, 2020 7 PM

Click on the following link Press Release: Edgecombe County Commissioners April 6 2020 Meeting Closed To Public But Public Can Listen To The Meeting By Phone to see how you can tune in to the meeting from home and to submit your Public Comments.

AGENDA

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

OF EDGECOMBE COUNTY

APRIL 6, 2020 AT 7:00 P.M.

IN THE COMMISSIONERS’ ROOM, COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING

TARBORO, NORTH CAROLINA

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1. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER.

2. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.

3. PRAYER.

4. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING PRESENTED FOR APPROVAL.

February 3, 2020 Special Meeting, March 2, 2020 Meeting.

5. PUBLIC PETITIONS.

6. OTHER BUSINESS:

A. Consideration of approval of budget amendments. (Attachment #1)

(Recommended action: Approve budget amendments as presented.)

7. AFTERLISTS AND RELEASES FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL.

8. CONTRACTS FOR REVIEW/APPROVAL.

9. ADJOURN MEETING UNTIL MAY 4, 2020 AT 7:00 P.M.

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF EDGECOMBE COUNTY DECEMBER 2, 2019 AT 7:00 P.M.

AGENDA

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

OF EDGECOMBE COUNTY

DECEMBER 2, 2019 AT 7:00 P.M.

IN THE COMMISSIONERS’ ROOM, COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING

TARBORO, NORTH CAROLINA

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1.         MEETING CALLED TO ORDER.

2.         SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.

 

3.         PRAYER.

 

4.         MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING PRESENTED FOR APPROVAL.

            November 4, 2019

 

5.         ELECTION OF OFFICERS – 2020

            Board of Commissioners Chairman.

            Board of Commissioners Vice-Chairman.

 

6.         PUBLIC HEARING.

            1.  A public hearing is called to order to receive citizen comments and questions

relative to a proposed amendment to County ordinance regarding smoking.   Meetings. (Attachment #1)

             

      a.  Public Hearing called to order.

      b.  Reading of public notice by Mr. Peters.

      c.  Comments by Mr. Evans.

      d.  Call for public comment.  (Public should state name and address for public

            record.)

      e.  Adjourn public hearing.

      f.  Consideration of approval.

    

      (Recommended action:  Approve the amendment as presented.)

 

            2.  A public hearing is called to order to receive citizen comments and questions

relative to proposed change to Leak Adjustment Policy and consideration of  offering a leak protection program. (Attachment #2)

             

      a.  Public Hearing called to order.

      b.  Reading of public notice by Mr. Peters.

      c.  Comments by Mr. Evans.

      d.  Call for public comment.  (Public should state name and address for public

            record.)

      e.  Adjourn public hearing.

      f.  Consideration of approval.

    

      (Recommended action:  Approve leak protection program as presented.)

 

7.         SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS.

A. Mike Walston, Chief Court Counselor, will provide an update on the

     implementation of the “Raise the Age” legislation.  (Attachment #3)

 

8.         PUBLIC PETITIONS. (Limit to 3 minutes)

 

9.         OTHER BUSINESS:

A.   Consideration of approval of budget amendments.  (Attachment #4)

 

      (Recommended action:  Approve budget amendments as presented.)

 

B.  Consideration of calling for a public hearing on additional changes to the Animal

      Services Ordinance. (Attachment #5)

 

      (Recommended action:  Call for a public hearing at the January 6, 2019

      meeting.)

 

C.  Consideration of approval of a petition to abandon Ralston Road.

      (Attachment #6) 

   

      (Recommended action:  Approve petition as presented.)

 

D.  Consideration of approval of Edgecombe County Recreation Mini-Grant awards.

       (Attachment #7)

 

      (Recommended action:  Approve grant awards as presented.)

 

E.  Consideration of approval of 2020 Holiday Schedule. (Attachment #8)

 

      (Recommended action:  Approve schedule as presented.)

 

F.  Consideration of approval of the re-appointment of Tarasa Lewis as Tax

      Administrator.  (Attachment #9)

 

      (Recommended action:  Approve re-appointment.)

 

G.  Consideration of approval of additional funding for JCPC programs. 

                   (Attachment #10)

 

      (Recommended action:  Approve funding allocation as presented)

 

10.       APPOINTMENTS. (Attachment #11)

            A. Nursing Home and Adult Care Home Advisory Committee

            B. NC Eastern Region

            B. Planning Board

 

11.       PLANNING BOARD REPORT. (Attachment #12)

            A.  Action items:

                  1.  Rezoning request from Reba Allen.

                       (Action recommended:  Call for a public hearing at the Board of

                       Commissioners January 6, 2020 meeting.)

                  2.  UDO text amendment request from Raeford Allen Walston.

                       (Action recommended:  Call for a public hearing at the Board of            

                       Commissioners  January 6, 2020 meeting.)

                  3.  UDO text amendment request from the Planning Team.

                       (Action recommended:  Call for a public hearing at the Board of

                       Commissioners January 6, 2020 meeting.)

               B.  Minutes of November 18, 2019 meeting.

              

12.       AFTERLISTS AND RELEASES FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL.

13.       CONTRACTS FOR REVIEW/APPROVAL.

14.       DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS FOR REVIEW.

            A.  Water Services.

            B.  Financial Summary report.

            C.  Hurricane recovery update.

            D.  TDA finance report.

            E.  Flu Report.

 

15.       MANAGER’S REPORT.

            A. Workforce Development Indicators.

            B.  Special Olympics Committee update.

            C.  Solid Waste permits update.

            D.  Recognition of William Johnson for completing the UNC-School of

                  Government’s Leadership Program.

            E.  Funding formula revision for Braswell Library.

            F.  Democratic Party’s Notice of Vacancy for Register of Deeds.

            G.  Letter to Suddenlink regarding customer complaints.

            H.  Notification from NC DHHS regarding January site visit to Vidant Medical

                  Center.

            I. Response to Complaint filed with NC Department of Labor re. Courthouse Mold

            G.  Farm City Breakfast December 11th at 7:30 a.m.

 

16.       COMMISSIONERS’ REPORT.

17.       ATTORNEY’S REPORT.

18.       CLOSED SESSION.

            A.  Economic Development.

            B.  Legal.

            C.  Personnel

                                   

19.       ADJOURN MEETING UNTIL JANUARY 6, 2020 AT 7:00 P.M.

Ralph Webb Receives Democratic Party Recommendation To Fill Unexpired Term Of Edgecombe County Commissioner John Felton

Ralph Webb received the nod from Democrats in District 5. The Edgecombe County Commissioners will appoint Webb to fill unexpired term of Commissioner John Felton.

Senator/1st Congressional District Chair Don Davis carried out the election process.

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Support For Safety During The Edgecombe County Commissioners’ Meeting Public Comments But Ignant Rev. Roosevelt Higgs Tried To Discredit The Sheriff Office

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I can’t just make this stuff up. See that ignant ass so-called Rev. Roosevelt Higgs try to discredit the Edgecombe County Sheriff Office. Dude tried to make our Sheriff Clee Atkinson look bad by saying he should have known what kind of budget he was working with when he became Sheriff. Ignant went on to say that others are not coming to the meeting asking for money. Well damn that is the others problem and not the Sheriff Office problem. As Dr. Thomas L. Walker stated safety takes care of all things especially when you talk about jobs and etc. coming to town.

Well folk I stop by to tell you that this is a personal thing with the ignant Rev. Higgs because he has a personal issue with the Sheriff. He did not support Clee during the appointment when we appointed Clee to replace the former Sheriff. Ignant has a problem with the Sheriff because he thinks he can pick up the phone and call the Sheriff and get special favors when it comes to family issues and he has a problem because a couple of folk are no longer with the Sheriff Office. I know because I know of the incident/s with the family members and also with at least one former employee in particular that Ignant Higgs thought he could somehow use his power to change the outcome but to find out he has not power.

This ignant had just left from downstairs in the earlier Democratic Party meeting stirring up mess and then came up to the commissioners’ meeting to put on a show for WHIG-TV who came in with 2 cameras one video and one live streaming. It is funny how WHIG-TV and the Rocky Mount Telegram allow him to call them and tell them mess about why they should be at certain meetings. I know what he says, you’ll need to come to the meeting because it is going to be a lot of folk their going against the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Chair and then go upstairs to the Commissioners’ meeting because folk are going to be not supportive of the Sheriff Office seeking more funds for the staff. Well didn’t he look ignant because Bronson Williams spoke in favor of more funding for the Sheriff’s Office and so did Dr. Thomas L. Walker along with myself. So, this was 3 folk in favor vs this 1 ignant who has a personal vendetta against the Sheriff.

My videos are a great asset because you get to see the whole meeting vs the newspapers reporting which is geared towards how they want to spin the story especially when it comes to black folk.

See photos of the meeting here.

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