Orange County Board of Commissioners
Business Meeting Agenda for September 1, 2020
Due to current public health concerns, the Orange County Board of Commissioners will be conducting a virtual business meeting on September 1, 2020. Members of the Board of Commissioners will be participating in the meeting remotely. Members of the public will be able to view and listen to the meeting and have the opportunity to provide public comment. The public may submit written comments by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals who wish to speak must pre-register using the instructions included in the agenda.
As in prior meetings, the meeting will be streamed in real-time on the County’s website for public viewing/listening at http://www.orangecountync.gov/967/Meeting-Videos . There will also be real-time broadcast on Spectrum Cable and video-recording for future television broadcast and reference on the County’s website.
The full agenda for the Orange County Board of Commissioners’ virtual business meeting on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 has been posted to the link below.
For a link to each agenda item as a separate file, please use the link below.
Virtual Business Meeting
September 1, 2020
Viewable on the link below
4. Proclamations/ Resolutions/ Special Presentations
a. Resolution Honoring and Remembering Donna Baker, Clerk to the Orange County Board of Commissioners
The Board will consider voting to adopt a resolution honoring and remembering Donna Baker, Clerk to the Orange County Board of Commissioners.
b. Resolution of Recognition for Judicial District 15-B Chief District Court Judge Joseph Moody Buckner Upon His Retirement
The Board will consider voting to approve a resolution recognizing Judicial District 15-B Chief District Court Judge Joseph Moody Buckner upon his retirement.
c. Proclamation Recognizing the Services and Contributions of Retiring Major David Lewis Caldwell, Jr.
The Board will consider voting to approve a proclamation recognizing Retiring Major David Lewis Caldwell, Jr. for his services to Orange County.
d. Resolution Celebrating the 55th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965
The Board will consider voting to approve a resolution celebrating the 55th Anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which occurred on August 6, 1965.
e. Orange County Preparedness Month Proclamation
The Board will consider voting to approve a proclamation declaring September 2020 as “Orange County Preparedness Month”.
f. Update on COVID-19 Response and Funding Allocations
The Board will receive an update on the County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic with a focus on the use of supplemental State and Federal funding.
5. Public Hearings
a. NCDOT Public Transportation Division/Public Transportation – 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Grant Applications for FY2021
The Board will conduct an annual public hearing on the North Carolina Urbanized Area Formula grant application by Orange County Transportation Services (OCTS) for FY2021; consider approving the grant application which includes the resolution previously adopted by the Board authorizing the applicant to enter into an agreement with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and authorize the Chair to sign; and authorize the County Attorney to review and complete the necessary 2021 certifications and assurances when they are received.
6. Regular Agenda
a. Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) Text Amendments – Clarification of Setbacks from the West Fork on the Eno Reservoir
The Board will receive the Planning Board recommendation and prior public comment, and consider 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.
b. Resolution to Adopt Juneteenth as a County Holiday
The Board will consider voting to adopt Juneteenth as a paid holiday for Orange County Government thus providing an opportunity to cherish freedom, but also poignantly acknowledge the history of slavery in the country.
c. Veterans Memorial Construction Approval
The Board will review and consider voting to approve the certified budget and project design for Phase II of the Veterans Memorial project at the Southern Campus; authorize construction of the project, and authorize the County Manager to sign the construction contract and any amendments/change orders up to the $137,542 budgeted amount; and review and authorize the County Manager to sign the Ownership, Operations and Maintenance Agreement.
d. Discussion Regarding the Recital of the Pledge of Allegiance at Board of Commissioners’ Meetings
The Board will discuss, based on petitions previously presented to the Board, the potential recital of the Pledge of Allegiance at all Board of Commissioners’ meetings and provide direction to staff as appropriate.
8. Consent Agenda
b. Motor Vehicle Property Tax Releases/Refunds
c. Property Tax Releases/Refunds
d. Applications for Property Tax Exemption/Exclusion
e. Tax Collector’s Annual Settlement for Fiscal Year 2019-20
f. Fiscal Year 2020-21 Budget Amendment #1
g. Approval of Eno-Haw Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan
h. Approval of Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan
i. Change in BOCC Meeting Schedule for 2020
j. Performance Agreement Between the Town of Chapel Hill and Visitors Bureau
Public Comment Instructions
Public Comment – Written
Members of the public may provide written public comment by submitting it to the email@example.com email address. The Orange County Board of Commissioners, County Manager, County Attorney and Clerk to the Board, will be copied on all of the emails that are submitted.
Public Comment – Verbal
(for Items not on the Agenda, Agenda Items and Public Hearings)
Members of the public will be asked to contact the Clerk to the Board using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 3:00 PM on the day of the meeting and indicate they wish to speak during the meeting.
When submitting the request to speak, include the following:
- The date of the meeting
- The agenda item (example: 6-a) you wish to speak on
- Your name, address, email and phone number
Prior to the meeting, speakers will be emailed Zoom access information and instructions on how to make comments during the live meeting.
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