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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)
DESIGN SERVICES FOR SPACE NEEDS STUDY FOR PENDER COUNTY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT
The County of Pender is requesting qualifications from interested firms to provide an assessment of current and future space needs as well as design (Architectural/Engineering) services for a new Health and Human Services building.
The focus of the study is to develop current as well as future space needs for a combined Health Department and Social Services Department building. Both departments suffer from overcrowded conditions, costly building repairs, and minimal storage space. In addition, the County desires to have all divisions for the Health and Human Services Department within one consolidated building.
Please click here to view the full RFQ document. Submit questions to Carolyn Moser, Health and Human Services Director, at 910-259-1499 or firstname.lastname@example.org or to Wes Stewart, Social Services Director, at 910-259-1300 or email@example.com. RFQ’s must be received by Carolyn Moser on or before 5:00pm , Friday, August 15th, 2019 via hand delivery or postal delivery at 803 S. Walker Street, Burgaw, NC 28425 or in a PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Addendum: RFQ Health and Human Services – 7/30/19
The RFQ for Health and Human Services will fall under the Mini Brooks Act. Therefore, please disregard bullet point I. page 2 under submission requirements.REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
|MARCIA ELENA QUINTEROS HAWKINS, ALICIA FRANKLIN, VANESSA LACHOWSKI, and KYANNA SHIPP, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated,
MANDY COHEN, in her official capacity as Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services,
Civil Case No.: 5:17-cv-00581-FL
ATTENTION MEDICAID BENEFICIARIES: NOTICE OF YOUR RIGHTS UNDER HAWKINS v. COHEN
Hawkins v. Cohen (5:17-CV-581 E.D.N.C.) is a federal lawsuit filed in 2017 on behalf of Medicaid beneficiaries in North Carolina. The case concerns improper terminations of Medicaid benefits.
The Court hearing the case has certified it as a class action. This means that the case is to help not just the people who filed the case but other Medicaid beneficiaries whose Medicaid has been or will be terminated improperly.
The Court has ordered the N.C. Medicaid agency to stop terminations or reductions of Medicaid benefits until eligibility under all Medicaid categories has been considered and advance notice of the right to a hearing has been mailed to you. For example, if you get Medicaid based on having a minor child who is turning eighteen years old, your county Department of Social Services must consider whether you are disabled before they stop your Medicaid.
If you have any questions about this lawsuit or about your rights, you may contact the attorneys who filed the case, the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy. You can reach these lawyers by calling this toll free number: 1-800-936-4971. You can also send the lawyers an email at Hawkinsinfo@charlottelegaladvocacy.org.
You also may contact these lawyers if you want to report that you lost your Medicaid without a decision that you were no longer eligible for Medicaid under any category or without receiving advance written notice that your Medicaid would stop. There is no cost to you for any help that these lawyers provide to you.
A printable version of this information may be found here.
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PENDER COUNTY – Pender County Health and Human Services, department of Environmental Health, is actively spraying for mosquitoes following Hurricane Florence.
“We started spraying immediately,” said Carolyn Moser, Pender County Health and Human Services director. “We are using a larvicide that kills mosquito eggs and we are spraying to kill adult mosquitoes.”
Some counties are opting for aerial mosquito spraying. According to FEMA, counties using aerial spraying must meet specific requirements including restrictions on spraying state and federal managed areas, water bodies, rivers and streams, schools, organic farms, bee hives, and aquaculture sites.
“We value our beekeepers, organic farms, and our natural resources,” said Moser. “An aerial spray may not provide the targeted treatment Pender County needs right now.”
“A vector (aerial) spray would be costly,” said Moser. “The aerial spray may last four days, depending on weather, and it kills adult mosquitoes only. It doesn’t include larvicidal applications that kill mosquito eggs.”
Spraying by truck offers both the chemical and larvicidal applications. The chemical applications work for seven days.
The environmental health department started spraying as soon as the storm ended in accessible areas and increased the treatments as roads began to open to travel.
“We have received additional state funding to continue our program,” said Moser.
“However, residents can help control mosquitoes by ‘tip and toss’,” said Moser.
Tip and Toss is a process of tipping standing water in birdbaths, buckets, wading pools, old tires, and items where water gathers and becomes stagnant and tossing old items that you don’t need such as outdated children’s toys, old tires, and cans.”
“We’re addressing the mosquito problem,” said Moser. “We are spraying all areas of the county, four hours in the morning and four hours in the evening.”
Watch Pender County’s website at www.pendercountync.gov or Pender County’s Facebook page for storm recovery updates. Pender County Emergency Management will post updates on the Facebook page at facebook.com/penderem and on the website http://www.penderem.com. If you need assistance call the EM office at 910- 259-1210.
ONCE A WEEK…
TIP CONTAINERS- drain standing water from garbage cans, pet bowls, birdbaths, flower pots, gutters, pool covers or any other container that has collected standing water. Mosquitoes breed in standing water.
TOSS- old tires, drums, bottles and other outdoor items that are outside and are not being used.
EMPTY AND SCRUB-birdbaths and pet’s water bowls at least once or twice a week.
ONCE A MONTH…
MAINTAIN– apply a larvicide to standing water that cannot be emptied or drained. Larvicides can be found at home improvement and hardware stores.
COVER YOUR SKIN WITH…
CLOTHING: Wear long, loose, and light colored clothing and shoes and socks.
REPELLENT: Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. Always use repellents according to the label.
For more information contact Pender County Health Department Mosquito Control Division
Please see the following flyers and click the links below for a printer friendly version:Mosquito hanger ENG