The Richmond County Board of Commissioners will be asked to approve a Juvenile Crime Prevention Council Program application for funding in the amount of $223,539.
This is one of several agenda items being considered by county commissioners when they meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 6. Meetings are held in the Commissioners Chambers, located on the second floor of the Richmond County Administrative Office, 125 S. Hancock St., Rockingham.
The 2013-2014 Program Application is requesting the funding through the Department of Public Safety, and of that $63,655 is requested in local county funds and in-kind services. The local county matching funds are budgeted through the non-departmental contributions portion of the county budget.
The $223,539 total program budget is to be allocated among the following service providers to impact and prevent delinquent behavior in Richmond County: Project Focus/Leak Street, 4-H Adventures, Parenting Wisely/Richmond Support and JCPC Administrative costs.
According to the funding allocation, Richmond County 4-H will receive $39,372 if funding is approved; Richmond County Community Support will receive $26,604; Leak Street Alumni, Inc. will receive $143,676; and the JCPC Administration will receive $13,887 for the fiscal year.
In other matters, the county board is expected to:
• Set a date for a public hearing on the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 proposed budget for Richmond County.
• Hold a public hearing to consider preliminary assessment role of four properties.
• Hear monthly reports by County Manager Rick Sago and Planning Director James Armstrong.
• Consider a request by Carlton Hawkins for a Memorial Day Proclamation to honor the veterans of Richmond County.
• Review a request for a proclamation to honor law enforcement officers in recognition of “Peace Officers Memorial Day” and “National Police Week.”
— Staff Writer Dawn M. Kurry can be reached at 910-997-3111, ext. 15, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.