Orange County Board of Commissioners
Meeting Summary for October 3, 2022
The Orange County Board of Commissioners conducted a business meeting on October 3, 2022. 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’s actions. This summary should not be viewed as official minutes.
4. Proclamations/ Resolutions/ Special Presentations
a. Fire Prevention Week Proclamation
The Board approved a proclamation designating the week of October 9 through 15, 2022 as Fire Prevention Week in Orange County. (Unanimous)
5. Public Hearings
a. Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) Text Amendments – Erosion & Sedimentation Control (E&SC) and Stormwater Management
The Board held a public hearing, received the Planning Board and staff recommendations, received public comment, and approved County-initiated amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) that are necessary to conform Orange County’s UDO to the State’s most current Model Ordinances for Erosion & Sedimentation Control (E&SC), Stormwater Management, and Performance Guarantee requirements as mandated by applicable North Carolina General Statutes and State design manuals. (Unanimous)
6. Regular Agenda
a. Regulation of Gatherings on and near School Property and Public Playgrounds
The Board presented for first reading an ordinance regulating picketing on or within a specified distance of School Property and Public Playgrounds. After discussion and receiving public comments, the Board deferred consideration of the ordinance. (Approved 6-1, with Vice Chair Bedford dissenting.) The Board approved the creation of a task force to discuss school safety. (Unanimous)
8. Consent Agenda
a. Minutes (Approved)
b. Motor Vehicle Property Tax Releases/Refunds (Approved)
c. Property Tax Releases/Refunds (Approved)
d. Late Applications for Property Tax Exemption/Exclusion (Approved)
e. Approval of Board of Commissioners Meeting Calendar for Year 2023 (Approved)
f. Grant of an Easement to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Related to the I-40/I-85 Widening Project (Approved)
g. Boundary Line Agreement with the Efland Volunteer Fire Department (Approved)
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The most recent Board meeting is replayed on Spectrum digital channel 1301 at noon and 7:00 p.m. daily, usually starting the day after the meeting. Board meetings are also available via streaming video at http://www.orangecountync.gov/967/Meeting-Videos. Streaming video is usually online by noon the day following the meeting. The video is indexed to take you directly to your topic of interest.
The full agenda is posted at http://www.orangecountync.gov/1707/BOCC-Agendas typically by Friday noon prior to a Tuesday night meeting. To receive an email notice of the agenda availability, go to the following webpage, http://www.orangecountync.gov/1561/Electronic-Newsletters , type in your email address, check “Sunshine” and click on submit.