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Commission Capsule November 15, 2011

It was a very light agenda with no report from the Manager or staff, no awards or recognition and no Public Hearings.

During the consent portion of the agenda, Commissioner Cooksey spoke briefly about the proclamation for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Cooksey was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 18 months ago. Cooksey said he was thankful for the work of very skilled doctors that have kept him alive, beating the odds. It has the lowest survival rate of any major cancer with 74% of patients dying within a year and 94% dying within the first five years. There are 40,000 Americans who die from pancreatic cancer every year.

The other proclamation was for Homeless Awareness Month, a joint proclamation with the City of Charlotte. The proclamation says the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Homeless Services Netowrk of providers want to dispell myths and stereotypes about the homeless and provide opportunities for all citizens.

The Board approved the purchase of four more homes that were at least partially flooded out during the August 5 storm. The County uses money for these purchases through the Hazard Mitigation Quick-buy program.

The Board's next regular meeting is on December 6.

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