Orange County Board of Commissioners
Meeting Summary March 10, 2020
The Orange County Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the BOCC meeting room in the Whitted Facility, 300 W. Tryon Street in Hillsborough. 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. (Commissioner Dorosin was absent from the meeting.)
At the beginning of the meeting an update on COVID-19 was provided by Orange County Health Department and Emergency Services staff.
4. Proclamations/ Resolutions/ Special Presentations
a. Proclamation Recognizing the 100th Year Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution
The Board voted to approve a proclamation recognizing the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. (Unanimous)
b. Women’s History Month Proclamation
The Board voted to approve a proclamation recognizing March 2020 as Women’s History Month in Orange County. (Unanimous)
c. Resolution Denouncing Xenophobia in COVID-19 (item added at the beginning of the meeting)
The Board voted to approve a resolution denouncing Xenophobia in COVID-19. (Unanimous)
5. Public Hearings
a. Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) Text Amendments – Clarification of Setbacks from the West Fork on the Eno Reservoir
The Board held a public hearing, received the Planning Board recommendation and public comment, and discussed action on Planning Director initiated Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) text amendments revising/updating existing guidelines associated with the enforcement of reservoir setbacks for structures and septic systems. The Board voted to defer a decision to the April 7, 2020 BOCC Business Meeting. (Approved 5-1 with Commissioner Marcoplos dissenting)
b. Public Hearing on the Financing of Various Capital Investment Plan Projects
The Board conducted a public hearing on the issuance of approximately $45,500,000 to finance capital investment projects and equipment for the fiscal year; and voted to approve a related resolution supporting the County’s application to the Local Government Commission (LGC) for its approval of the financing arrangements. (Unanimous)
6. Regular Agenda
a. Defining a Final Project Scope for County Space for the 203 South Greensboro Street Project in Cooperation with the Town of Carrboro
The Board voted to approve option #1 (Southern Branch Library and Skills Development Center) to authorize a final project scope for the 203 South Greensboro Street Project in cooperation with the Town of Carrboro, and to approve the First Amendment to a Development Agreement between the Town of Carrboro and Orange County for the design and construction of a jointly used government facility at 203 Greensboro Street in the Town of Carrboro.
(Approved 5-1 with Commissioner McKee dissenting)
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