TO: INTERESTED PARTIES
FROM: JORDAN MCMILLEN; COUNTY MANAGER
DATE: SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
On behalf of the Golden Leaf Foundation, Vance County will be participating in the Community Based Grants Initiative (CBGI) program. This initiative will allow the county to submit between 1-3 letters of inquiry for project ideas that have a TOTAL of no more than $1.5 million.
MAJOR POINTS OF PROCESS:
- County Manager serves as key contact of the initial process (in terms of responsibility for submitting a slate of projects that are ready to go). Projects do not have to be administered by County Government.
- 20% Cash match is required to be competitive
- Projects should promote economic growth and development in longer term and do the most good for the most people.
- County Manager will submit from 1-3 Letters of Intent to Golden Leaf for projects totaling no more than $1.5 million.
DATES AND SUBMITTALS:
- APPLICANT PROJECT AND LETTER OF INQUIRY DUE TO COUNTY MANAGER’S OFFICE (electronic) by October 6, 2017 at 5 pm.
- If multiple requests are submitted – County Manager will then convene a review panel to review requests for final recommendations to Golden Leaf.
- County Manager will review and submit LOI (letter of intent) letter(s) to Golden Leaf by October 20, 2017.
This is a Golden Leaf Foundation Grant – not a County initiative. ALL questions about specifics for individual grants applications should be submitted to Dan Gerlach (email@example.com) or Mark Sorrells (firstname.lastname@example.org) – or call toll free at 888-684-8404.
Vance County and the County Manager only serve as a conduit for the process – specifics need to be addressed to Golden Leaf (www.goldenleaf.org).
Letter of Inquiry Form
Project Budget/Narrative Form
For weather/emergency related event updates, please register for the County’s CODE RED Warning System. All existing county landlines are enrolled in the system. This system will notify you in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts.
Code Red Registration
For real-time updates and information please like the Vance County Emergency Operations and the Vance County Government Facebook Pages.
The Kerr-Tar Council of Governments has released an RFP for professional services of a qualified consultant to conduct a community broadband assessment and develop a broadband infrastructure strategy for four counties in the Kerr-Tar region of North Carolina. A copy of the complete RFP can be viewed by clicking here.
Vance County Water District water customers may have received a letter recently requesting that residents allow DVR labs, also known as Carolina Fresh Water located in Greensboro, N.C., to complete a free water test. According to the company’s website, the water test will ensure that homeowners have clean, safe drinking water.
Residents should be aware that the company has no affiliation with Vance County. The testing is also NOT the result of any issue with Vance County Water District drinking water, and such testing was not requested by the county.
The Hwy 39 North Solid Waste Convenience site will be closed beginning Tuesday, August 1, 2017 and reopening Monday, August, 7, 2017 for site repairs and upgrades completed by Waste Industries. For a listing of other sites and complete hours, http://www.vancecounty.org/departments/solid-waste/where-should-you-take-solid-waste/
The Vance County Board of Commissioners recognized the ABC board for displaying sound financial principles and management during their July 6th meeting. The ABC board retired their debt for the Vance County ABC Store 7 years early and saved $175,000 in interest costs. Shown from left to right are….front left (David Parham, ABC Store General Manager), back row from left (Jerry Stainback, Anne Tucker, Arnold Bullock, Nancy Wilson – ABC Board Members; Andrea Harris – absent), Commissioner Chair Dan Brummitt, Commissioner Vice-Chair Tommy Hester.
The Vance County ABC store is located at 874 S. Beckford Drive, Henderson, NC and operates Monday – Saturday 9AM to 9PM.
The Kerr-Tar Council of Governments is accepting applications from July 1 – September 1 for residents to participate in the urgent repair program. This program is offered to low and very low income individuals for various home repair needs and provides up to $8,000 in forgivable funding for the work to be completed. Please contact the Kerr-Tar Council of Governments for income limits and further details. Kerr-Tar can be contacted at 252-436-2040.
Eligible projects include:
- Improvement required to provide handicap accessibility (Repair or install ramps, grab-bars, handicapped bathrooms or door widening)
- Repair or replacement of roof when there is an active leak
- Repair or replacement of dangerous or inadequate heating and cooling systems
- Repair or replacement of air conditioning system if medical documentation is provided
- Repair or replacement of dangerous electrical systems that may present a hazard to the occupant(s)
- Repair or replacement of deteriorated foundations or porch structural members such as steps, landings, decking, hand or guard rail
- Replacement deteriorated water or sewer lines
- Repair or replacement of interior floors, or floor systems which are structurally unsound and present a threat to the safety of the occupant(s)
Vance County has partnered with its surrounding counties and has participated in the development of a regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan is intended to identify know areas within our jurisdictions that are susceptible to natural and manmade incidents and to address methods and practices that are intended to lessen or eliminate any impact from such occurrences. A public hearing will take place at the February Board of Commissioners Meeting and we are actively seeking input from the public as a part of this process.
Click HERE to download the full plan in PDF form
Or click HERE to read an online version of the plan.
The County website now includes a listing of county owned surplus real estate properties that are available for purchase. By clicking on “Surplus Properties – Land” at the top of the county main page the acquisition process as well as a listing of properties can be viewed. The page includes separate lists for county owned property and jointly owned property with the City of Henderson.
Vance County introduces online permitting capability. By clicking Permits – Online permitting from the county’s main webpage, citizens, contractors and interested individuals are now able to estimate permitting fees, search for contractors, download permit applications, check on the status of permits, and print out monthly permitting activity reports. All of this is available through the Permits and Inspections section of the online permitting.
By using the Code Enforcement area, citizens are now able to make a request or complaint and check on the status of active code enforcement cases. In the near future contractors will have the ability to create a log-in which will allow online submittal of permit applications as well as online requests for inspections. For questions regarding the new online permitting, please contact the Vance County Planning and Development Department at 252-738-2080.