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County board recognizes nonprofits, approves contracts


The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners met Monday morning for a short meeting and approved disaster contracts, funded the county’s juvenile crime prevention, and recognized nonprofit organizations that were recently awarded fiscal recovery funds by the county.

Emergency contracts

Commissioners unanimously approved two standby contracts for disaster management. One, with Tetra Tech Inc., will help manage Federal Emergency Management Agency funds during a disaster or emergency. The other is with Thompson Consulting Services for debris management and removal. 

There is no projected cost, since both are standby contracts funded only during emergencies. 

Juvenile Crime Prevention Council

Commissioners approved $168,160 for programs recommended by the county’s Juvenile Crime Prevention Council. The programs will be operated through partnerships with CommuniCare, Fayetteville Urban Ministries Find-a-Friend program, S.W.A.T. Youth and Family Services, and Teen Court, which is a county agency.

Recognition of nonprofit groups 

Commissioners recognized 24 of the 39 nonprofit organizations that were awarded funding through the Nonprofit Fiscal Recovery Assistance Program. The program allowed nonprofits that “perform a public service” to apply for as much as $50,000 to help fund qualifying expenses; the financial assistance is supported by a portion of the county’s American Rescue Plan Act funds. The county awarded nearly $1.7 million to nonprofits.

Each nonprofit group represented at the meeting was presented with a ceremonial check. 

Other business: 

  • The board approved a bid from Colonial Oil Industries for onsite fuel supplies at the Ann Street and Wilkes Road landfills at a cost of $327,500.
  • October was proclaimed as both Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Global Diversity Awareness Month. Each commissioner wore a pink ribbon pin in recognition of breast cancer awareness. 
  • Retired funeral director William Bulla was approved for a vacancy on the county’s Cemetery Commission. The commission overseesCumberland Mills Cemetery on Bingham Drive. 

All items of business at the meeting were on the consent agenda, which was approved, and there was no closed session. 

Contact Char Morrison at cmorrison@cityviewnc.com.

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