Board to discuss jail repairs, BCCC budget

Published 1:29 am Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Beaufort County Board of Commissioners are slated to meet in a called meeting at 8 a.m. Monday to discuss jail maintenance repairs to be made prior to the next inspection of the jail.

After the called meeting, the board meets at 9 a.m. with the Beaufort County Community College Board of Trustees on the BCCC campus.

The general purpose of the joint breakfast meeting is to discuss the community college’s upcoming budget.

In a Board of Commissioners meeting earlier this year, Commissioner Hood Richardson asked for the commissioners to receive copies of jail-inspection reports and findings of the grand jury after it tours the jail. Richardson wants commissioners to tour the jail within a few days of the grand jury touring the jail so commissioners may view what the grand jury sees during its tour and compare their findings with those of the grand jury.1

The meeting with the BCCC trustees gives the commissioners an opportunity to review major funding requests in the community college’s proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins July. The county provides some funding to the community college.

For the current fiscal year, the county allocated $2,314,449 to the community college, about a 9.5 percent increase over funding appropriated for the previous fiscal year, which was $2,114,245. The current allocation includes $165,500 for capital-outlay needs. The 9.5 percent increase, for the most part, was associated with the maintenance of and utilities for the new Allied Health building.


About Mike Voss

Mike Voss is the contributing editor at the Washington Daily News. He has a daughter and four grandchildren. Except for nearly six years he worked at the Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Va., in the early to mid-1990s, he has been at the Daily News since April 1986.
Journalism awards:
• Pulitzer Prize for Meritorious Public Service, 1990.
• Society of Professional Journalists: Sigma Delta Chi Award, Bronze Medallion.
• Associated Press Managing Editors’ Public Service Award.
• Investigative Reporters & Editors’ Award.
• North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Public Service Award, 1989.
• North Carolina Press Association, Second Place, Investigative Reporting, 1990.
All those were for the articles he and Betty Gray wrote about the city’s contaminated water system in 1989-1990.
• North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Investigative Reporting, 1991.
• North Carolina Press Association, Third Place, General News Reporting, 2005.
• North Carolina Press Association, Second Place, Lighter Columns, 2006.
Recently learned he will receive another award.
• North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Lighter Columns, 2010.
4. Lectured at or served on seminar panels at journalism schools at UNC-Chapel Hill, University of Maryland, Columbia University, Mary Washington University and Francis Marion University.

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