Catawba County Commissioners met in regular session Monday night (April 15).
Public Health Strategist Zack King presented “The State of the County Health Report 2018” to commissioners. The report is a summary of the current health status of Catawba County and is a supplement to the community health assessment, which is a more comprehensive health analysis produced every three years.
A request was made for Clay Wilson & Associates, doing business as The Cognitive Connection to submit a grant application to the Bureau of Justice Assistance for $500K in Federal funds over 3 years on behalf of the County to continue and enhance Catawba County Recovery Court. This request was approved.
The Policy & Public Works Subcommittee recommended to the Board of Commissioners the approval of a Pyrotechnics Permit to the JECO Pyrotechnics Inc. for a fireworks display in the Town of Catawba. The display would take place during the Catawba Town Festival May 11. Commissioners approved the request.
Commissioners presented the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) 2018 Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to Budget & Management Director Jennifer Mace. Commissioner Hunsucker presented the Public Health Month Proclamation to Public Health Director Doug Urland, Assistant Director Jennifer McCracken, Strategist Zack King, and LiveWell Catawba’s Ashley Rink.
Commissioner Beatty presented the National Library Week 2019 Proclamation to Catawba County Library System Director Suzanne White. Commissioner Barnes presented the National Public Safety Telecommunications Week Proclamation to 911 Administrator Brian Drum, 911 Shift Supervisor Tammy Saunders, and Quality Compliance Coordinator Stephanie Westbrook.