Craven commissioners to meet at 7 p.m. Monday

The Craven County commissioners will hear requests involving two grants for Emergency Services and the release of lottery funds for debt service in a Craven County Schools building project, along with approval of a subdivision, during their Monday night meeting.

The board meets at 7 p.m. in the commissioners’ room at the county administration building at the corner of Craven and Broad streets.

The first meeting of the month also includes public comment period, which allows residents to speak on a wide range of issues. The board also meets the third Monday of each month in a morning session, without a public petition period.

The board will be asked Monday night to approve a Craven County Board of Education request to approve a project application to be submitted to the state Department of Public Instruction to draw down lottery funds which have been allocated to Craven County. The $1.1 million will be used to pay school debt service from a construction project.

Stanley Kite, director of Emergency Services, will talk to the board about two grants from N.C. Crime Control and Public Safety involving a scan sonar and hazardous waste.

Craven County was selected to receive complete side scan sonar for water search and rescue. The sonar will aid in investigations for maritime security concerns.

The grant is fully reimbursable, with no grant match from the county, by the Department of Crime Control & Public Safety Domestic Preparedness Planning Grant.

In a second Emergency Services item, a budget amendment will be requested to cover the expense for the Craven-Pamlico LEPC to host a Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Course.

The Planning Board will also recommend commissioners’ approval of the Paul Porterfield Subdivision. According to the agenda, it has four lots covering about 17 acres, located on Williams Road. The proposed lots will be served by community water and individual septic systems.

In another item, the board will be asked to approve renewal of annual lease with CarolinaEast Medical Center on a donated ambulance, required for the county to file for Medicaid reimbursements for all of the local rescue squads. The agreement dates to 2013.

The Craven commissioners’ full agenda can be found online at cravencountync.gov/boards/minutes/co.