Orange County Board of Commissioners
Business Meeting Summary for 6-2-2020
Due to current public health concerns, the Orange County Board of Commissioners conducted a virtual business meeting on June 2, 2020. Members of the Board of Commissioners participated in the meeting remotely.
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The agenda included the items below. The following is a brief summary of the Board actions. This summary should not be viewed as official minutes.
a. Resolution Denouncing the Murder of George Floyd and Addressing the Health Director’s Declaration of Structural Racism as a “Public Health Crisis” in Orange County (item added at the beginning of the meeting)
6. Proclamations/ Resolutions/ Special Presentations
The Board voted to approve a Resolution Denouncing the Murder of George Floyd and Addressing the Health Director’s Declaration of Structural Racism as a “Public Health Crisis” in Orange County and authorized the Chair to sign. (Unanimous)
6. Regular Agenda
a. Eviction Diversion Program and Approval of Budget Amendment #9-A
The Board voted to:
1) approve the development of an Eviction Diversion Program in Orange County;
2) approve Budget Amendment #9-A appropriating $187,950 from the Social Justice Reserve for the Program; and
3) authorize staff to seek funding for the Eviction Diversion Program from the Towns, and donations from the communities and businesses. (Unanimous)
b. Guidance for Future Climate Action Fund Project Eligibility and Scoring
The Board received recommendations from the Climate Mitigation Review Team updating and clarifying the eligibility and scoring for future Climate Action Fund projects; and voted to approve the new guidance and provide it to the Orange County Commission for the Environment (CFE) for their use in soliciting and scoring project applications for the FY20-21 round of Climate Action Fund projects. (Unanimous)
c. Amendments to the Advisory Board Policy
The Board received and discussed options for clarification to the advisory board policy related to remote meetings of advisory boards and voted to select a variation of options 2 and 4 to leave the general restriction on remote meetings in place for advisory boards, but upon a declaration of a state of emergency in Orange County, specifically authorize the Manager to allow a remote meeting for an advisory board when a meeting is immediately necessary to further County business and allow individual members to attend remotely at any other time. (Approved 6-1 with Commissioner Marcoplos dissenting)
d. Coronavirus Relief Funding Plan and Additional Emergency Small Business Grant Funds
The Board voted to approve:
1) the appropriation of $2,665,753 in Coronavirus Relief Funding (CRF) on a County-wide per capita basis;
2) the submittal to the State of the County’s CRF Plan by June 15, 2020; and
3) the appropriation of $410,000 in Article 46 Sales Tax Small Business Loan Funds for Emergency Funding to small businesses. (Unanimous)
8. Consent Agenda
a. Minutes (Approved)
b. Motor Vehicle Property Tax Releases/Refunds (Approved)
c. Property Tax Releases/Refunds (Approved)
d. Extension of Little River Regional Park Interlocal Agreement (Approved)
e. Resolution of Support – Triangle Trails Initiative (Approved)
f. Orange County ABC Board Travel Policy (Approved)
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