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May 28, 2024 10:36 pm

County commissioners set hearing on jail financing

At its regular meeting Nov. 15, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners set a public hearing for Dec. 20 on how to finance a new jail facility.

The hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, located at 224 East Walnut Street in Goldsboro.

The board will discuss whether to enter into an installment financing agreement or other similar financing agreement, which could include the issuance of limited obligation bonds. The agreement will be to provide funds, along with any other funds that could be available, to pay the costs of acquiring land for, constructing and equipping a new county jail facility.

The county will grant a lien on all or a portion of the project to secure its obligations. The resolution to set the public hearing passed unanimously.

The commissioners also made two adjustments to the county’s position classification and pay plan. They changed a position at the Wayne County Executive Jetport from administrative assistant to business manager and changed the title of a position in the health department from Physician Extender II to Advanced Practice Provider II. This change is to implement a requirement from the North Carolina Office of State Human Resources.

The county’s grant writing services contract was awarded to TJD Counseling from Schertz, Texas. The total contract award is for about $60,000.

A proclamation declaring November as National Adoptions Awareness Month in the county was adopted.

Berry Gray was reappointed to the Greater Wayne Transit Authority Board of Directors. Jason Adams, Sheriff Larry Pierce, Matthew Delbridge, Kristie Howell, Kimberly McGuire, Carol Bowden, Phillip Sexton, Dustin Pittman, Beth Heath, Brenda Weis, Felicia Brown, Beverly Bell, H. Leroy Lewis and Mary Ann Dudley were reappointed to the Wayne County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council.

— From the Wayne County website