Residents of Cumberland County can help the Department of Public Health gain a better understanding of the health needs and well-being of the community by completing a health opinion survey as part of the 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment.
Cumberland County’s Department of Public Health is collaborating with Cape Fear Valley Health System and other agencies and organizations to complete the assessment, which will help identify needs, concerns and health problems based on community opinion.
A community health needs assessment report and action plans will be developed based on the survey data and additional information pulled from state databases.
Cumberland County residents can take a few minutes to complete the online survey by going to surveymonkey.com/r/healthenc. A Spanish version is available at es.surveymonkey.com/r/saludestedecarolinadelnorte. The survey link may also be accessed from the Health Department’s website at co.cumberland.nc.us/health. For questions about the survey, contact Stepheria Nicholson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 433-3893; or contact William Haithcock at email@example.com or 615-7667.
Hard copies of the survey are available in English and Spanish at the Health Department,1235 Ramsey St., or any of the eight Cumberland County Library branches.
Do you know of a property in Cumberland County that is improving the appearance of the community? If so, the City-County Joint Appearance Commission needs your input for the annual Appearance Awards program.
Nominations must be submitted by June 1. There are a variety of categories for new, existing, revitalized and historical residential and non-residential properties.
For more information or to obtain a brochure with nomination form, go to fayettevillenc.gov/appearancecommission.
Wade Community Center
If you have been to some of Cumberland County’s smaller towns recently, you may have noticed renovations and upgrades to public buildings.
Godwin dedicated a new recreation room at its town hall in March and Linden dedicated its renovated community building in April. It was the town of Wade’s turn May 12 when a grand re-opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the newly renovated Wade Community Center. The town worked with Fayetteville-Cumberland County Parks & Recreation to remodel and update the building at a cost of approximately $180,000. Cumberland County Engineering and Infrastructure managed the project.
Upgrades include an addition featuring handicap accessible bathrooms, sidewalks and parking space. A new roof, new heating and air conditioning unit, new counters and new exterior and interior paint were added.
• Tonight: Board of Commissioners regular meeting, 6:45 p.m., Room 118 of Cumberland County Courthouse, 117 Dick St. Anyone wishing to speak during the public comment period should register prior to the start of the meeting.
• Tuesday: Budget presentation, 7 p.m., Room 118, Cumberland County Courthouse, 117 Dick St. County Manager Amy Cannon will present the Fiscal Year 2019 recommended budget to the Board of Commissioners. Watch the meeting live on the county’s website at co.cumberland.nc.us.
• May 28: Memorial Day. County offices and the court system will be closed.
Jon Soles is the public information specialist for Cumberland County Government. You can reach him at 321-6579 or firstname.lastname@example.org.