County commission actions for October 4, 2010

The following actions were taken by the Vance County Board of Commissioners during their regular monthly meeting on October 4, 2010:

  • The board voted unanimously to act as the fiduciary agent for the purchase of $200,000 worth of generator equipment for a ten-county region. The money will be used to outfit emergency shelters with equipment that will make them ready to receive a generator. Vance County will purchase the equipment from its general fund and be reimbursed by the state with federal grant money. A memorandum of understanding will be in place to protect the county from any financial liability. Emergency Management Services Director Brian Short said that he hopes to use Vance’s $20,000 share to outfit three schools in Vance County with such equipment: one in the northern part of the county, one in the middle, and one in the south.
  • Animal activist Margaret Peck invited commissioners to an National Feral Cat Day event on Saturday, October 15, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. at Tractor Supply Co.
  • Commissioners approved a roof replacement for Vance County Schools’ Administrative Services Center at 1724 Graham Avenue in Henderson, North Carolina. Gupton Roofing was the low bidder for the job, coming in at approximately $164,000. The new roof will be paid for with the schools’ capital reserve fund.
  • Commissioners voted to allow the selection of a Vance County veteran to travel to Fayetteville, North Carolina to have a bronze casting made of his or her hand that will be part of a veteran’s park being constructed in that city. The park will include 100 hands, one from each of North Carolina’s 100 counties as well as soil from each county. The veteran may come from any era.
  • Mary Helen Jones of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension introduced newly hired livestock specialist Molly Buckham to the commission. Buckham will be serving Granville and Vance Counties.
  • The commission went into closed session on a legal matter.