Edgecombe County Commissioners Meeting June 3, 2019





JUNE 3, 2019 AT 7:00 P.M.







3.         PRAYER.



            May 6, 2019



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

      relative to the proposed fiscal year 2019-2020 Edgecombe County Budget.

      (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


      e.  Adjourn public hearing.

      f.  Consideration of approval of the fiscal year 2019-2020 budget.)


      (Recommended action: Approve fiscal year 2019-2020 budget as presented.)


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

      relative to a proposed addition of a County Hazardous Material Cleanup

      Ordinance. (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 comments.  (Public should state name and address for public


      e.  Adjourn public hearing.

      f.  Consideration of approval of the addition to the Edgecombe County Code of



      (Recommended action:  Approve addition to ordinance.)


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

      relative to a proposed amendment to the Animal Services Ordinance.

      (Attachment #3)


      a.  Public Hearing called to order.

      b.  Reading of public notice by Mr. Peters.

      c.  Comments by Mr. Evans.

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


      e.  Adjourn public hearing.

      f.  Consideration of approval of the amendment.


      (Recommended action:  Approve amendment.)


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

      Relative to the DownEast Home Consortium Annual Action Plan. (Attachment



      a.  Public Hearing called to order.

      b.  Reading of public notice by Mr. Peters.

      c.  Comments by Mr. Evans.

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


      e.  Adjourn public hearing.

      f.  Consideration of public comments.


      (Recommended action:  No action needed.


6.         PUBLIC PETITIONS. (Limit to 3 minutes)


 7.        OTHER BUSINESS:

            A.  Consideration of approval of budget amendments. (Attachment #5)


                  (Recommended action:  Approve budget amendments as presented.)


B.  Consideration of approval of Farm Lease bids for County Owned property.  

      (Attachment #6)


      (Recommended action:  Approve as presented.)


C.  Consideration of approval of a request from South Eastern NC CDC

      for property located on Vance Street in Rocky Mount. (Attachment #7)


      (Recommended Action:  Approve request.)

            D.   Consideration of approval of an Agreement with UNC-School of Government

                   (Attachment #8)


                   (Recommended action:  Approve agreement as presented.)

            F.  Consideration of approval of changes to the Emergency Operations Plan.  

                  (Attachment #9)


                  (Recommended action:  Approval changes as presented.)

            G.  Consideration of approval of Fireworks Displays for Town of Tarboro.

                  (Attachment #10)


      (Recommended Action:  Approve as presented.)


H.  Consideration of approval of IDF award for Kingsboro Industrial park.

      (Attachment #11)


      (Recommended Action:  Approve award as presented.)


I.  Consideration of approval of revised agreement with NC Rail Road. (Attachment



      (Recommended Action:  Approve revised agreement as presented.)


8.         APPOINTMENTS. (Attachment #13)

            A.  Upper Coastal Plains Council of Governments.

            B.  Edgecombe Community College Board of Trustees.



            A.  UDO text amendment request.

                  (Recommended Action:  Call for a public hearing at the July 1, 2019 meeting)

             B.  Other business.

             C.  Minutes of the May 20, 2019 meeting.






            A.  Water Services.

            B.  Financial Summary report.

            C.  Hurricane recovery update.



            A.  Workforce Indicators.

            B.  Timber Management Plan update.

            C.  US Army 83rd Civil Affairs Battalion “Rockfish” project.





            A.  Economic Development.

            B.  Personnel.


17.       ADJOURN MEETING UNTIL JULY 1, 2019 AT 7:00 PM.

Edgecombe County Animal Control Meetings Have Begun And Meeting 2 More Drama

Hello all,

I don’t visit Janice Thompson’s page Tender Mercies Page unless someone tell me to go over there or they screenshot something to me. Sometime ago someone screenshot me where someone was on her page talking about me along with her and I responded in a nice fashion but to the point. Janice has it so I can not comment on her page.

The following is what I learned today. Yes when she said in the 1st meeting could the meetings be videoed and she was told they are open to the public. I said I am going to video the meetings as well. I like to video meetings so I don’t have to take notes during the meetings and/or so I can look at it at home.

I don’t recall saying that I was going to make my videos of the meeting public. Actually the local media get much information from my page and do not send anyone to some meetings I attend so I am not going to provide them with information when they have folk who get paid to do reporting for them. I will not be posting the meetings on my YouTube page just like I am going to stop posting some other meetings as well.

Wow! I find the following to be quite interesting.

On yesterday as the meeting before Janice has been very rude and out of order because the rules are set and she continues to attempt to push her own agenda. This should be unacceptable and it is too bad that I can’t make a motion to have her removed from the committee. Since the County Commissioners appointed all of us, they are the one to remove a member.

Janice has disrespected the Sheriff Office especially Sheriff Clee Atkinson for quite some time with her postings on her page. This post here is an example of how she is disrespecting the County Commissioners.

We have voted and on yesterday we voted on a chair.

I am requesting a commissioner attend the next meeting to see this piece of work in action. I hope the chair will keep the meeting on topic and will not allow any meeting to attempt to push their own agenda after the committee has voted on.

Do anyone notice that nothing was posted about we voted on a chair and that we have 2 top issues to concentrate on. If any member is going to do a report please tell important things.

It is important that citizens know we voted on a chair and who the chair is and what we have agreed to work on.

Yesterday I made a statement that we need to stay on topic and working within a time frame. I said I had another meeting that I was suppose to attend at 7 PM in Rocky Mount. I have a regular monthly meeting every 4th Thursday so this is somewhat a conflict but hopefully we will get out of this meeting in a reasonable time. Janice responded maybe I need to resign however as I said yesterday she is the one that need to resign.

I am going to respect all committee members however I will not be disrespected and treated like a child. I am 55 years old for anyone who do not know.

After the meeting had adjourned Janice immediately came to me and said I thought you had to leave. Don’t let that happen again because I say grown folk stuff and you may not like it.

Mr. Evans please forward my concerns to all of the commissioners so they will be aware of where I stand on this committee. I am going to attend the meetings and do what I am requested to do and respect other members. However I will not be bullied, threatened and other.

So far the meetings have been very informative and I have learned a lot. I am excited about serving on the committee. I am looking forward to the next meeting.


Curmilus Dancy II (Butch)

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Tender Mercies Pet Organization

22 hrs ·

Animal Welfare Advisory Council Update:

Killed cats are sold to LBS Biological Inc located in Graham, NC. There has been 295 cats killed since last July. The $1,180.00 received from the killed cats goes into the county funds.

Edgecombe County Animal Control has a budget of $170,739.00.

When I suggested a spaying and neutering ordinace, several members came against my common sense suggestion. I really do not have much hope that this “hand-picked” group of members will have any positive impact on the problems in our county. Even though the deck is stacked against me, I will vote what is best for the animals and I will inform the public of each and every vote. (We have not voted on anything yet.)

Curmillus Dancy video taped the meeting. When it is published, I will share it on this page and you will be able to see for yourself how the odds are against the animals getting any help in our county.


Daniels Brigitte

Daniels Brigitte They killing them just for the money! So sick!!!


Andrea Durham

Andrea Durham Stop killing.


Donna Bauman

Donna Bauman How sad!


Josh Carroll

Josh Carroll Why are they buying dead cats?

Animal Control Committee Formed By Edgecombe County Commissioners Coming Soon

Remember these Public Comments. Make sure you follow the outcome of what takes place with the committee especially the folk who are on the committee and will be added to the committee. See how this all unfolds. See what the motives are and why.

I have not had the opportunity to visit the animal shelter yet but gonna shoot for a visit next week. I have heard some things but I like to do my homework.

I will challenge animal lovers, animal haters and others because I see myself as neutral. I don’t own pets the closest I have been to owning pets is raising pigs/hogs for years having atleast 100 or more at a time.

I am looking forward to doing what the County Commissioners will be asking of the committee and not what folk want alone especially folk who have just the animal side in mind and not the rules ie: local ordinances and state laws that the county are governed by.

Do you know who are responsible for the Edgecombe County Animal Shelter?

Do you know how old it is?

I hope to see an Edgecombe County Animal Shelter Website in the future if there is not one. I don’t know what is all going on at the moment because I have not heard anything from the commissioners so therefore I am going to just sit here and wait to work on the committee. However as I stated I will be visiting the Animal Shelter hopefully next week. But if I don’t I got time because I am quite sure the committee will probably go visit as a group in the future.

Part 2 Edgecombe County Commissioners Meeting Public Comments

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Dog chains under scrutiny in Edgecombe – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Watch Dog response: See what was said during the public comments as it relates to Animal Control Complaints from Janice Thompson President Tender Mercies.
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TARBORO — A special committee to examine the use of chains to leash dogs has been established by the Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners.

The committee was created during Monday’s county board meeting after Janice Thompson, president of Tender Mercies, asked commissioners to adopt an ordinance banning the use of chains.

Thompson recounted examples of mistreated dogs tied up with heavy chains outside houses in the county. She said many of those animals were found to be living in freezing conditions and infested with heart worms.

Outlawing chains would just mean an influx of dogs at the Edgecombe County Animal Shelter, said Kathy Williams, who volunteers at the shelter. (Read more)

Edgecombe nears deal to land firm – Rocky Mount Telegram

A so-far undisclosed company is close to finalizing a deal to open a multimillion dollar facility in the Kingsboro Industrial Park, which would mean 800 jobs for the area, according to local officials.

The Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners held a special closed session meeting last week, approving a memorandum of agreement, said Edgecombe County Manager Eric Evans.

“That is a non-binding agreement that spells out the incentives the board shows it’s willing to offer subject to this company making investments in the county and creating jobs,” Evans said. “We now await a final decision from the company. If and when they do, there will be a formal announcement. At that time, a formal agreement, aka an inducement agreement, will come before the board for approval. I can’t share the company name, but it would be 800 jobs and approximately $580 million in investments.” (Rocky Mount Telegram)

Town, county officials to decide fate of armory – Rocky Mount Telegram

TARBORO -— As the National Guard Armory closes in Tarboro, two local educational institutions are vying to claim the building.

Edgecombe County Manager Eric Evans told Edgecombe County commissioners that both Edgecombe Community College and Edgecombe County Public Schools are requesting that the building be turned over to them to help expand their educational programs. The decision as to the fate of the armory will have to be jointly decided by the town of Tarboro and Edgecombe County, which both now own the building.

The National Guard Armory is located at the corner of East Walnut and Panola streets in Tarboro and is situated on 2.62 acres of land. (Read more)

Joint Meeting of the Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners & Edgecombe County Board of Education

Joint Meeting of the Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners  & Edgecombe County Board of Education
Edgecombe County Administration Building Auditorium 201 Saint Andrew Street Tarboro, NC  27886
April 24, 2017 AGENDA
6:00 P.M.    Dinner
7:00 P.M. Joint Meeting (Open Session)
I. Welcome and Call to Order – Chairs Evelyn S. Wilson and Leonard Wiggins
II. State of the County – Eric Evans, County Manager
III. State of Schools – John Farrelly, Superintendent
IV. Open Discussion – All
V. Adjourn