Wayne County

WAYNE COUNTY BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

 

County government is the shared responsibility of citizens, elected officials and staff.  The County Commissioners welcome your interest in Wayne County government and urge you to acquaint yourself with some opportunities through which citizens can participate in local government.
 

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Reviews child fatalities in county and determines system problems and/or recommendations to be sent to the state. Membership specified by North Carolina General Statutes

Meets every other month

The Home and Community Care Block Grant is designed to improve the planning and coordination of in-home and community based services provided to North Carolina’s older adults. It is also intended to promote the visibility of aging programs at the local level by giving counties increased flexibility with respect to funding aging services available through the block grant. Membership makes recommendation to the Wayne County Board of Commissioners how Wayne County’s grant monies will be used.

Meets as needed

Eastern Carolina Regional Housing Authority                                                                                                                                    
Provides decent, safe and sanitary housing to low and moderate income families.

Meets monthly

Eastern Carolina Council                                                                                                                                                                             
The mission of the Eastern Carolina Council is to enhance regional prosperity by providing planning, economic development and senior services to local governments and area residents. Executive Committee meets monthly.  

General membership meets biannually in New Bern.

Eastern Carolina Regional Aging Advisory Committee                                                                                                                               
To advise the Area Agency on Aging staff and the Eastern Carolina Council’s general membership, through its Board of Directors, on the development, implementation and administration of an area Plan of Services for Older Persons in Region P. To advocate on behalf of older persons in Region P. 

Meets quarterly in New Bern

Eastern Carolina Workforce Development Board                                                                                                                               
Governs Eastern Carolina Workforce Development Board in partnership with the local elected officials. It is the designated administrative/fiscal agent for the federal and state workforce development funds appropriated by the North Carolina Department of Commerce to operate employment and training services in a nine county local area. Members are appointed by the elected officials of their respective counties in accordance with criteria established by the Governor. Membership includes representatives from business and industry, education agencies, economic development agencies, vocational rehabilitation, and labor organizations. Membership is drawn from individuals who have optimum policy-making authority from their organization. 

Meets bi-monthly

Works together with individuals, families, providers and communities to manage and continually improve our behavioral healthcare system to ensure accessibility, accountability and empowerment of people to achieve valued outcomes. Comprehensive services for mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse provided to the citizens of Bladen, Columbus, Duplin, Edgecombe, Greene, Lenoir, Nash, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Wayne and Wilson Counties. Membership specified by North Carolina General Statutes.

Meets monthly

To study the resources, possibilities and needs of Eureka. Makes recommendations for the systematic future development and betterment of Eureka, and for the promotion of economic and industrial prosperity and the enhancement of the health, comfort and convenience of the people of the Eureka. Members must live in the one mile extraterritorial jurisdiction of the Town of Eureka. 

Meets as needed

Hears and decides upon appeals concerning the interpretation and administration of NC General Statutes 153-A-345.  The board may authorize, upon appeal in specific cases, such variances from the terms of this chapter as will not be contrary to the public interest where, owing to special conditions, a literal enforcement of the provision of this chapter would result in unnecessary hardship. The board is responsible for acting upon appeals for special exceptions following receipt of recommendations thereon from the planning board. Members must live in the one mile extraterritorial jurisdiction of the Town of Fremont 

Meets as needed

Makes studies of the area within its jurisdiction and surrounding areas; determines objectives to be sought in the development of a study area; prepares and adopts plans for achieving these objectives; develops and recommends policies, ordinances, administrative procedures, and other means for carrying out plans in a coordinated and efficient manner; advises the commission concerning the use and amendment of means for carrying out plans; exercises any functions in the administration and enforcement of various means for carrying out plans that the commission may direct; and performs any other related duties that the commission may direct. Members must live in the one mile extraterritorial jurisdiction of the Town of Fremont.

Meets monthly

Studies the resources, possibilities and needs of the city. Makes recommendations for promotion of economic and industrial prosperity and the enhancement of the health, comfort and convenience of the people of the city. Also acts as the Goldsboro Board of Adjustment to hear and decide appeals of decisions by the zoning administrator or the Planning Board in regard to the zoning ordinance. Grants special uses as outlined in the zoning ordinance. Grants variances to the zoning ordinance according to the criteria for variances within the ordinance. Members must live in one mile extraterritorial jurisdiction

Meets monthly

The purpose of the Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority shall be to provide for a safe, adequate, and convenience transportation system for the jurisdictional area creating this authority and for its immediate environs, through the granting of franchises, ownership and leasing of terminals, buses, and other transportation facilities and equipment and otherwise through the exercise of powers and duties conferred upon it.

Meets monthly

Hears and decides upon appeals concerning the interpretation and administration of NC General Statutes 153-A-345. The board may authorize, upon appeal in specific cases, such variances from the terms of this chapter as will not be contrary to the public interest where, owing to special conditions, a literal enforcement of the provision of this chapter would result in unnecessary hardship. The board is responsible for acting upon appeals for special exceptions following receipt of recommendations thereon from the planning board. Members must live in the one mile extraterritorial jurisdiction of the Town of Mount Olive. 

Meets as needed

Makes studies of the area within its jurisdiction and surrounding areas; determines objectives to be sought in the development of a study area; prepares and adopts plans for achieving these objectives; develops and recommends policies, ordinances, administrative procedures, and other means for carrying out plans in a coordinated and efficient manner; advises the commission concerning the use and amendment of means for carrying out plans; exercises any functions in the administration and enforcement of various means for carrying out plans that the commission may direct; and performs any other related duties that the commission may direct. Members must live in the one mile extraterritorial jurisdiction of the Town of Mount Olive.

Meets monthly

Makes studies of the area within its jurisdiction and surrounding areas; determines objectives to be sought in the development of a study area; prepares and adopts plans for achieving these objectives; develops and recommends policies, ordinances, administrative procedures, and other means for carrying out plans in a coordinated and efficient manner; advises the commission concerning the use and amendment of means for carrying out plans; exercises any functions in the administration and enforcement of various means for carrying out plans that the commission may direct; and performs any other related duties that the commission may direct. Members must live in the one mile extraterritorial jurisdiction of the Town of Pikeville.

Meets as needed

The Board of Trustees of Wayne Community College is charged by the General Assembly of North Carolina with the responsibility of governing the college. The Board of Trustees functions pursuant to the statutes and regulations of North Carolina and the United States, and the policies, rules, and regulations of the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges.      

Meets bimonthly

Operates local ABC system. Hires and fires employees, orders its alcoholic beverages from State ABC Board, and determines when stores will be open and manages system. 

Meets monthly

To work to maintain the spirit and intent of the Domiciliary Home Residents Bill of Rights and to promote community involvement and cooperation with adult care homes and an integration of these homes into a system of care for the elderly. 

Meets quarterly

To promote agricultural values and the general welfare of the county and more specifically, increase identity and pride in the agricultural community and its way of life, encourage the economic and financial health of agriculture and forestry, and increase protection from non-farm development and other negative impacts on properly managed farms.  

Meets at least quarterly

To provide services that promote and improve agriculture, agribusiness, and forests; protect consumer and businesses; and conserve farmland and natural resources for the prosperity of all Wayne County citizens.

Meets at least quarterly

To advise the Board of County Commissioners and the County Manager with respect to animal control matters.  

Meets biannually or as needed

 
A local board of health shall have the responsibility to protect and promote the public health. The board shall have the authority to adopt rules necessary for that purpose. Membership specified in North Carolina General Statues. 

Meets monthly

Every county shall have a Board of Social Services which shall establish county policies for the Social Services programs in conformity with the rules and regulations of the Social Services Commission and under the supervision of the Department of Human Resources. To select the County Director of Social Services according to the merit system rules of the State Personnel Board. To advise county and municipal authorities in developing policies and plans to improve the social conditions of the community. To consult with the Director of Social Services about problems relating to his/her office, and to assist him/her in planning budgets for the County Department of Social Services. To transmit or present the budgets of the County Department of Social Services for public assistance and administration to the Board of County Commissioners. To have such other duties and responsibilities as the North Carolina General Assembly may assign to it.

Meets monthly

A cooperative public/private, non-profit organization providing the lead in economic development initiatives for Wayne County and its citizens through the creation of meaningful jobs and purposeful capital investments. 

Meets monthly

Serves as an advocate for older adults in social, political economic areas; encouraging their independence and promoting happiness by providing supportive services. 

Meets monthly

To render financial aid to members of the fire service of Wayne County and to member’s immediate family as permitted by state law. 

Called meetings by Chairman

Selects jurors. 

Called meetings

To provide alternative programming for children at risk i.e. juvenile delinquency prevention. Membership specified in North Carolina General Statues.

Meets monthly

To promote, encourage and assist in any and every reasonable manner the industrial, commercial and business growth and development of ParkEast.

Meets as needed

To aid in financing of industrial and manufacturing facilities for purpose of alleviating unemployment or raising below average manufacturing wages. To aid in financing pollution control facilities for industry in connection with manufacturing and industrial facilities.

Meets as needed

All cultures enjoy the same rights, liberties, and the pursuit of happiness as well as the diversity of one another, yet are untied as residents of Wayne County.

Meets monthly

Works to maintain the spirit and intent of the Residents Bill of Rights and promotes community involvement and cooperation with nursing homes and an integration of these homes into a system of care for the elderly.

Meets quarterly

To promote the orderly growth and development of the unincorporated areas of Wayne County through: Proper review of proposed subdivisions, mobile home parks and salvage operations within the jurisdiction of Wayne County. Review of proposed land uses within zoned areas to ensure compliance with the County zoning ordinance. Preparation of new and updated land development regulations, controls and ordinances as necessary or directed by the Board of Commissioners. Preparation of land use plans, transportation plans and any other plans concerning the public health, safety and welfare in regards to development as needed.

Meets monthly

The Wayne County Public Library is a County of Wayne department. The Board makes recommendations to the Board of Commissioners, County Manager and Library Director.

Meets monthly 

Promote travel, tourism and conventions and sponsor tourist-related events and activities in the county. Expend the net proceeds of the tax levied under legislation for purposes provided in legislation.
Meeting TBD 
 
To study and plan for the transportation needs for the citizens of Wayne County. The committee shall articulate these needs to the proper authorities and work toward the needs being adopted and implemented by the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Meets twice a year

Assists the Wayne County Veterans Services Office with the mission to do the following: (1) Advise local veterans and their dependents on their legal rights and entitlements under Veterans entitlement laws. (2) Actively assist veterans in filling out and forwarding necessary documents to the North Carolina Division of Veteran Affairs. (3) Support all local veterans’ organizations as well as the Wayne County Veterans and Patriots Coalition.
Meetings as needed 
 
The committee will advise the Wayne Executive Jetport Manager, County Manager and Board of Commissioners on policy and programs of the Jetport. The committee’s purpose is to enhance the Jetport and general aviation; and to provide opportunities for involvement by individuals with general aviation, business knowledge and experience.

Meets monthly

The mission of Wayne Memorial Hospital is to provide the community quality healthcare services through the compassionate hands of well-trained staff in a technologically advanced, cost-effective manner.

Meets monthly

 

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