Orange County Board of Commissioners
Meeting Summary for December 07, 2020
Due to current public health concerns, the Orange County Board of Commissioners conducted a virtual business meeting on December 07, 2020. Members of the Board of Commissioners participated in the meeting remotely.
A replay of the meeting is viewable on the link below –
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.
Acknowledgment of Oaths of Office for Elected/Re-elected Board Members
The Board acknowledged Oaths of Office for Commissioner Price, Commissioner Dorosin, Commissioner Hamilton, and Commissioner Fowler, which occurred earlier in the day.
Resolution of Commendation for Commissioner Mark Marcoplos
The Board voted to approve a Resolution of Commendation for Commissioner Mark Marcoplos. (Unanimous)
Resolution of Commendation for Commissioner Penny Rich
The Board voted to approve a Resolution of Commendation for Commissioner Penny Rich. (Unanimous)
a. Election of Chair and Vice-Chair
The Board voted to elect Renee Price as Chair and Jamezetta Bedford as Vice-Chair to the Orange County Board of Commissioners for 2021.
Special Presentation – Jaki Shelton Green
The Board received a special presentation from Jaki Shelton Green, ninth Poet Laureate of North Carolina and first African American, and third woman to be appointed as the North Carolina Poet Laureate.
4. Proclamations/Resolutions/Special Presentations
a. OWASA Update on Unpaid Bills
The Board received a presentation and information from the Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) on impacts to customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
b. Resolution in Support of Reparations for African American/Blacks
The Board voted for the adoption of a Resolution in Support of Reparation for African American/Blacks on the 155th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment. (Approved 6-1 with Commissioner McKee dissenting)
6. Regular Agenda
a. County Commissioners: Boards and Commissions Assignments
The Board selected Boards and Commissions on which Board members would like to serve during 2021. The Board voted for staff to compile the Commissioners’ selections and allow for final review and approval by the Board during the December 15, 2020 Virtual Business Meeting. (Unanimous)
b. Extension of 2021 Tax Listing Period
The Board voted to extend the 2021 Tax Listing Period until February 28, 2021, and to approve a resolution for the extension. (Unanimous)
8. Consent Agenda
a. Minutes (Approved)
b. Motor Vehicle Property Tax Releases/Refunds (Approved)
c. Property Tax Releases/Refunds (Approved)
d. Applications for Property Tax Exemption/Exclusion (Approved)
e. Advisory Boards and Commissions – Appointments (Approved)
f. Approve a Construction Contract for the Main Building Roof Replacement of the Orange County Sportsplex Building (Approved)
g. Memorandum of Agreement Renewal with Town of Hillsborough – Fairview Park (Approved)
h. Proposed One-Year Extension to ABB’s Inc.’s Incentive Performance Agreement Concerning the Company’s Employment & Investment Target Dates (Approved)
i. Request for Road Additions to the State Maintained Secondary Road System for River Stone Road and Running Cedar Lane in the Cabe Crossing Subdivision (Approved)
j. First Reading: Emergency Services Franchise by Ordinance Priority Care Ambulance (Approved)
k. First Reading: Emergency Services Franchise by Ordinance UNC Campus EMS (Approved)
l. Board of Equalization and Review (Approved)
m. Orange County Arts Commission 2020-21 Annual Grant Recipients and 2020 Operations Support Grants (Approved)
n. Voluntary Agricultural District Designation: Multiple Farms (Removed)
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