Orange County Board of Commissioners
Meeting Summary for September 2, 2021
Due to current public health concerns, the Board of Commissioners conducted a Virtual Business meeting on September 2, 2021. Members of the Board of Commissioners participated in the meeting remotely. A replay of the meeting is viewable at the following link: http://www.orangecountync.gov/967/Meeting-Videos.
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.
4. Proclamations/ Resolutions/ Special Presentations
a. Discussion and Appointment for the Vacant Position on the Orange County Board of Commissioners
The Board voted by ballot to appoint Anna Richards to the vacant position on the Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner-Appointee Richards will take the Oath of Office and will join other Board members for the September 9, 2021 Virtual Work Session. (Unanimous)
b. Presentation Regarding The Beacon (An Upcoming Countywide Public Art Festival)
The Board received a presentation on The Beacon Public Art Festival, scheduled to occur in the downtown communities of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough July 15 through August 15, 2022.
5. Public Hearings
a. NCDOT Public Transportation Division/Public Transportation – 5311 Community Transportation Program Grant Application for FY 2023
The Board conducted a public hearing to receive public comment on the proposed NCDOT 5311 Community Transportation Program Grant application. Following the closing of the public hearing, the Board approved submittal of the 5311 Grant application for FY 2023 in the total amount of $187,568 with a local match total of $28,135 to be provided when necessary; approved and authorized the Chair to sign the 5311 Program Resolution, Local Share Certification, Anticipated DBE/DWE Vendor Awards, DBE Certification Form, EEO Questionnaire Form, and the Title VI Program Report; reviewed the 2021 Certification and Assurances Signature Pages and authorized the Chair and the County Attorney to review and sign the FY2022 Certifications and Assurances when available; and reviewed and approved the Grant Designee Certification Form Resolution authorizing the Transportation Services Director to serve as the designee. (Unanimous)
6. Regular Agenda
a. Change in BOCC Meeting Schedule for 2021
The Board amended its meeting calendar for 2021 and will conduct all meetings scheduled for September and October 2021 virtually. (Unanimous)
a. Update on 2021 Appeals Process
This item was postponed until the September 14, 2021 Virtual Business Meeting.
8. Consent Agenda
a. Minutes (Approved)
b. Motor Vehicle Property Tax Releases/Refunds (Approved)
c. Property Tax Releases/Refunds (Approved)
d. Tax Collector’s Annual Settlement for Fiscal Year 2021-22 (Approved)
e. Resolution Confirming Orange County’s Agreement to Adopt the General Records Retention and Disposition Schedule for Local Government Agencies (Approved)
f. Fiscal Year 2021-22 Budget Amendment #1 (Approved)
g. Approval of Financing Arrangements for White Cross Fire Department to Purchase Fire Truck and Associated Equipment (Approved)
h. Approval of Boards and Commissions Assignments (Approved)
i. 401 Valley Forge Road Annexation (Approved)
j. North Carolina Forest Service Lease of a Portion of the Orange County Bonnie B. Davis Environmental and Agricultural Center (EAC) (Approved)
k. Northern Campus Water and Sewer – Transfer of Ownership to Town of Hillsborough (Approved)
l. Revision of a 1986 Memorandum of Understanding between the Town of Chapel Hill and Orange County for the County to Provide Enforcement of Chapel Hill’s Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Regulations (Approved)
m. Designation of Inflatable Boat as Surplus Property and Approval of Transfer to Orange Rural Fire Department (Approved)
n. Appointment of Corey Root to the Central Piedmont Community Action, Inc. Board of Directors (Approved)
o. Quarterly Report (2021 Q2) for Orange County’s CDBG-CV Grant (Approved)
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