Orange County Board of Commissioners
Meeting Summary for November 5, 2020
Due to current public health concerns, the Orange County Board of Commissioners conducted a virtual business meeting on November 5, 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.
6. Regular Agenda
a. Approval and Adoption of 2021 Reappraisal Schedule of Values
The Board voted to approve and adopt the proposed 2021 Schedule of Values, authorized the Chair to sign the Order of Adoption for the 2021 Schedule of Values, and to direct staff to publish the appropriate advertisements. (Unanimous)
b. Affordable Housing Advisory Board (AHAB) Funding Recommendations for 2020 Affordable Housing Bond Program
The Board voted to approve an amended Resolution awarding funds for the 2020 Affordable Housing Bond Program based on the funding recommendations of the Affordable Housing Advisory Board. (Approved 5-2 with Commissioners Rich and Marcoplos dissenting)
c. Emergency Housing Assistance Program Update and Request for Supplemental Funding
The Board received an update on the work of the Housing Department in pandemic response through the Emergency Housing Assistance fund, and voted to approve the transfer of $100,000 from the Local Rent Supplement Program to the Emergency Housing Assistance program to provide additional funding for ongoing eviction prevention activities that are not eligible costs under other programs. (Unanimous)
d. Approval of a Pandemic Response Payment to Permanent Orange County Employees and Approval of Budget Amendment #3-A
The Board recognized the flexibility and perseverance demonstrated by Orange County employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, voted to authorize a one-time Pandemic Response Payment of $100 per month to permanent County employees who have been on the payroll between March 1, 2020 and November 1, 2020, and approved Budget Amendment #3-A transferring funds from the County’s Health Insurance Reserve to a Pandemic Response Payment account to be distributed to departments’ personnel line items according to the amount of payment required in each department. (Unanimous)
e. Initiating the Process to Disengage from Cardinal Innovations Healthcare and to Seek Realignment with Alliance Health
The Board voted to authorize the County Manager to initiate the formal disengagement process from the County’s current Local Management Entity-Managed Care Organization, Cardinal Innovations Healthcare, and to seek realignment with Alliance Health to administer mental and behavioral health services for Orange County residents. (Approved 4-3 with Commissioners Greene, Marcoplos and Price dissenting)
a. Interim Alternative Implementation Approach (IAIA) – Upper Neuse River Basin Association (Falls Lake Rules)
The Board discussed joining the Upper Neuse River Basin Association’s (UNRBA’s) planned and coordinated multi-jurisdictional implementation approach to implementing Stage 1 of the Falls Lake Watershed Rules, promulgated by the N.C. Division of Water Resources, and voted to authorize Commissioner Greene to indicate Orange County’s intent to participate in the IAIA at the November 18, 2020 UNRBA Board meeting, with formal approval and action to be forthcoming in 2021. (Unanimous)
8. Consent Agenda
a. Minutes (Approved)
b. Motor Vehicle Property Tax Releases/Refunds (Approved)
c. Property Tax Releases/Refunds (Approved)
d. Applications for Property Tax Exemption/Exclusion (Approved)
e. Appointment of County Review Officer (Approved)
f. Fiscal Year 2020-21 Budget Amendment #3 (Approved)
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