Oh, you will be interested in the noise ordinance being considered. Especially if you have to work at night unloading produce, construction materials, equipment, or products that are often delivered at night. Or if you like to make a little noise on a motorcycle. The ordinance does try to address the citizens from Havelock’s complaint about loud music from a bar or club or something that plays music really loud late at night according to some residents. The Commissioners did not dare to try to silence the dogs or the baying donkey over in Evans Mill (they get an exception). Like the government always does, this ordinance is over kill. If you’re going to have a noise ordinance, you have to include a lots of ways of making noise, right? Government sure likes to control.
There is also a public hearing on the Pamlico Sound Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. Why do we need that? Same reason as the Workforce Development Consortium; to get federal money, this time for disaster assistance.
There was a ray of hope at the last Commissioners’ meeting when Commissioner Jones asked why the Carolina East Hospital can’t help the county with it’s healthcare problems with jail inmates. After all, the hospital sits on county owned land for which they pay $1 per year. At the last meeting, the board approved another $300,000 dollars to pay for an inmate’s hospital bills this fiscal year! He has already cost the taxpayers $120,000. This guy is a sex offender.
Please plan to come to the Board of Commissioners meeting at 7:00 PM. May 4, 2015 in the County Administration Building at the corner of Craven and Broad streets if you can make it. We need to let them know we care, and we are watching!
CCTA Watchdog Committee Chairman