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Clerk of Courts

Clerk of Superior Court

J.R. Rowell
Phone: 704-698-3100
Fax: 704-698-3101

Magistrates

Phone: 704-292-2746

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What clinical services do we provide?

  • Children’s Health
  • Women’s Health
  • General Health
  • WIC
  • Medical Records

What community services do we provide?

  • ABC (About Breast Cancer)
  • Breast Feeding Peer Counselor
  • Care Coordination for Children
  • Child Care Health Consultant Program
  • Community Health Education
  • Parenting with a Purpose
  • Pregnancy Care Management
  • Public Health Preparedness
  • Vital Records

What are Union County’s privacy practices?

All patient services are confidential as required by North Carolina and federal law.

Communicable Disease Control Program

Communicable disease is defined as "illness due to a specific infectious agent or its toxic products that arises through transmission of that agent or its products from an infected person, animal, or reservoir to a susceptible host, either directly or indirectly through an intermediate plant or animal host, vector, or the inanimate environment." Communicable disease pathogens include bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites and prions.

Communicable diseases can have a significant impact on the population. The surveillance and control of such diseases is an important part of protecting the public's health. The Communicable Disease program primarily deals with infectious diseases that are reportable by law.

The program also deals with other communicable diseases of public health significance, such as:

  • Influenza
  • Norovirus infection
  • Certain healthcare-associated infections.

For additional information please visit the NC Communicable Disease website.

The program responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring disease outbreaks
  • Monitoring reportable disease rates
  • Providing education to the public and medical community to prevent the spread of disease
  • Implementation of and enforcement of control measures to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Control and prevention of rabies and other diseases of animal origin that can affect humans.

Rabies is a vaccine preventable disease in humans, dogs, cats and ferrets as well as some domestic livestock. All mammals are susceptible to rabies and it is nearly always fatal. Rabies can be prevented in humans with timely and appropriate treatment. In North Carolina the disease most often occurs in wild animals especially skunks, raccoons, bats and foxes. Raccoon rabies is present in the raccoon population in virtually every North Carolina county. For additional information on Rabies please visit:

STD Health Services

STD and HIV prevention and control services includes providing clinical services, education and awareness efforts and monitoring disease trends through surveillance and epidemiology. STD Clinic provides testing, treatment and education at no cost to the client for:

  • Syphilis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Other sexually transmitted infections

NC DHHS STD/ HIV Information for Individuals and Families

Immunizations

Our Immunization Clinic provides vaccines to people of all ages, including those traveling internationally. Public Health offers vaccines for preventable diseases to reduce the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases within Union County. The following vaccines are offered through our immunization clinic:

  • Gardasil
  • Hepatitis A (Adult) – 2 shot series
  • Hepatitis A (Pediatric)
  • Hepatitis B – 3 shot series
  • Meningococcal Vaccine
  • MMR
  • Twinrix – 3 shot series
  • Pentacel
  • Typhoid
  • Polio
  • Varicella
  • Tdap
  • Yellow Fever

In addition to vaccines, Blood Titer testing is available for the following:

Spanish Immunization Schedule (adults)

International Travel Immunizations

With the mission of public health to promote health, prevent disease and protect the community, International Travel Immunizations allow us to assist those traveling internationally the opportunity for disease protection. A Registered Nurse will review travel itinerary, provide immunization education and vaccination(s). A Vaccination record will be provided to you for your records.

Union County Lost and Found Pets

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Agricultural Advisory Board

Member Name Position Title Term Date District Qualifications

Charles Dunevant

Department Head-UC Soil and Water Conservation District (Non-voting member)

7/1/2013 - Indefinite Term

at large

Steve Haigler

Regular Member

7/20/2015- 6/30/2018

at large

six of the nine members shall be actively engaged in farming

Brad Hargett

Regular Member

6/6/2016 - 6/30/2019

at large

at least six of the nine members shall be actively engaged in farming

James Howie

Regular Member

7/1/2015 - 6/30/2018

at large

at least six of the nine members shall be actively engaged in farming

Don Kerr

Regular Member

6/6/2016 - 6/30/2019

at large

at least six of the nine members shall be actively engaged in farming

Hunter Latham

Regular Member

7/1/2014 - 6/30/2017

at large

at least six of the nine members shall be actively engaged in farming

Gerald Mangum

Regular Member

7/1/2015 - 6/30/2018

at large

at least six of the nine members shall be actively engaged in farming

Kenneth Mills

Chair-Union County Soil and Water Conservation District (Non-voting member)

3/24/2008 - Indefinite Term

at large

Alex Simpson

Regular Member

7/1/2014 - 6/30/2017

at large

at least six of the nine members shall be actively engaged in farming

Jerry Simpson

Commissioner Representative (Non-voting member)

December 2016

at large

County Commissioner Representative

Travis Starnes

Regular Member

7/1/2014 - 6/30/2017

at large

at least six of the nine members shall be actively engaged in farming

Logan Watson

Regular Member

6/6/2016 - 6/30/2019

at large

at least six of the nine members shall be actively engaged in farming

Notes: If a member name cell is blank, it can mean either the current position and term are vacant, or the person who served in the capacity during the term date is still serving until a new appointment is made.

Legislation

Union County Voluntary Farmland Preservation Program Ordinance adopted on May 7, 2001, and the Union County Voluntary Agricultural District & Enhanced Voluntary Agricultural District Ordinance adopted on September 21, 2009.

Number of Positions

12

Meeting Information

Members Notified

Union County Agricultural Service Center, Presson Road, Monroe, NC

Contact Information

Clerk to the Board of Commissioners:
Lynn West, CMC
500 N. Main St., Room 914
Monroe, NC 28112

Phone: 704-283-3853
Email: west@unioncountync.gov

About the Agricultural Advisory Board

The Union County Agricultural Advisory Board was established to implement the provisions of the Union County Voluntary Agricultural District & Enhanced Voluntary Agricultural District Ordinance. The Advisory Board consists of nine voting members and three nonvoting members, all appointed by the Board of Commissioners; provided however, that the number of voting members may be increased without amendment to the Ordinance if necessary.

Membership Requirements:

  • Each Advisory Board member shall be a Union County resident.
  • At least six of the nine voting members shall be actively engaged in farming.
  • One of the members shall be the President of the Union County Farm Bureau or his designee.
  • One of the members shall be a member of the Board of Commissioners who shall serve in a nonvoting capacity.
  • One of the members shall be the Department Head of the Union Soil and Water Conservation District who shall serve in an ex officio and nonvoting capacity.
  • One of the members shall be the Chairman of the Union Soil and Water Conservation District who shall serve in a nonvoting capacity.
  • The members actively engaged in farming shall be selected for appointment by the Board of Commissioners from the names of individuals submitted to the Board of Commissioners by the Soil and Water Conservation District, the Cooperative Extension Service, the Farm Service Agency, and the Union County Farm Bureau with an effort to have the broadest geographical representation possible.
  • Each District and Enhanced District shall have a member on the Advisory Board. Members shall serve three-year terms with re-appointments permitted. Members shall serve at the pleasure of the Board of Commissioners

Duties of the Advisory Board

  • Review and make determinations concerning the establishment and modification of agricultural districts
  • Conduct public hearings
  • Advise the Board of Commissioners on projects, programs or issues affecting the agricultural economy or activities within the County that will affect agricultural districts
  • Review and make recommendations concerning proposed amendments to the Union County Voluntary Agricultural District & Enhanced Voluntary Agricultural District Ordinance
  • Prepare a draft of the report required by G.S. 106-743, and Article XVI of the Ordinance, giving the status, progress and activities of the Advisory Board
  • Study additional methods of farmland preservation and make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners
  • Advise Cooperative Extension and the Board of Commissioners on a variety of matters, to include the Commission-approved Agricultural Services and Conference Center operating rules and regulations
  • Perform other agricultural related tasks or duties assigned by the Board of Commissioners.