Orange County Board of Commissioners
Meeting Summary for October 19, 2021
Due to current public health concerns, the Board of Commissioners conducted a Virtual Business meeting on October 19, 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. Recognition of County Employee Retirements from July 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021
The Board recognized and expressed gratitude to recent County employee retirees for their devotion and service to Orange County and its residents.
6. Regular Agenda
a. Community Climate Action Grant (CCAG) – FY 2021-22 Project Selection for General Applicants
1) Received the grant project funding recommendations from the Human Relations Commission (HRC) and the Commission for the Environment for the FY 2021-22 Orange County Community Climate Action Grant Program;
2) Approved funding for the recommended Community Climate Action Grant projects for FY 2021-22 as outlined in the attached report; and
3) Approved the request from the HRC to shift one point in the scoring rubric from “Time to Complete” to “Social Justice/ Racial Equity” in future rounds of grant funding. (Unanimous)
b. Establishment of a Schools Capital Needs Work Group
The Board established a Schools Capital Needs Work Group to review, consider and prioritize the capital needs for the Orange County Schools district and the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools district. (Unanimous)
c. Establishment of a Library Services Task Force
The Board established a Library Services Task Force to collaborate on issues relating to the Town of Chapel Hill and Orange County library funding and inter-operability. (Unanimous)
d. Change in BOCC Meeting Schedule for 2021
The Board approved changes to the Board of Commissioners’ meeting calendar for 2021. This item was originally listed on the agenda as consent agenda item 8-i, but was moved to the regular agenda. (Approved 6-1, with Commissioner McKee dissenting)
e. Approval of Board of Commissioners Meeting Calendar for Year 2022
The Board approved the meeting schedule for the Board of Commissioners for calendar year 2022. This item was originally listed on the agenda as consent agenda item 8-j, but was moved to the regular agenda. (Unanimous)
a. Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness – 2021 Data Update
The Board reviewed updated data about homelessness in Orange County submitted to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) earlier this year.
8. Consent Agenda
a. Minutes (Approved)
b. Fiscal Year 2021-22 Budget Amendment #2 (Approved)
c. Approval of Financing Arrangements for Orange Rural Fire Department to Construct a New Fire/EMS Station (Approved)
d. Development Agreement between Orange County and Orange Rural Fire Department for New Fire/EMS Station (Approved)
e. Amendments to the Orange County Code of Ordinances, Section 14-1- Fire, to Adopt All Optional Operational Permits as Identified in the NC Fire Prevention Code, Section 105 (Approved)
f. Renewal of the Expiring Three-Year Interlocal Agreement between Orange County and the Town of Chapel Hill to Continue the Joint Funding for the “LAUNCH, Inc.” Small Business Incubator (Approved)
g. Approval of a Lease for the Historic Norwood Law Office – 135 Court St., Hillsborough, to the Preservation Fund of Hillsborough, Inc. (Approved)
h. Approval of the Management Services Agreement for the Piedmont Food Processing Center (Approved)
i. Change in BOCC Meeting Schedule for 2021 (Approved as item 6-d)
j. Approval of Board of Commissioners Meeting Calendar for Year 2022 (Approved as item 6-e)
k. Proclamation Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Burwell School (Approved)
l. Resolution Acknowledging the Results from the 2020 Census Indicating Orange County Remains in Lawful Compliance With Applicable Requirements for Board of County Commissioners’ Nominating Districts (Approved)
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