Orange County Board of Commissioners
Meeting Summary for May 4, 2021
a. Proclamation Recognizing Coach Roy Williams Upon His Retirement
Due to current public health concerns, the Orange County Board of Commissioners conducted a virtual business meeting on May 4, 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
The Board approved a proclamation recognizing UNC men’s basketball Coach Roy Williams upon his retirement.b. Mental Health Awareness Month Proclamation
The Board approved a proclamation recognizing May 2021 as Mental Health Awareness Month in Orange County.c. Older Americans Month Proclamation
The Board approved a proclamation joining Federal and State governments in designating the month of May 2021 as Older Americans Month and a time to honor older adults for their contributions to the community.d. Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Proclamation
The Board approved a proclamation recognizing May 2021 as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Orange County, North Carolina.e. Proclamation Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides
The Board approved a proclamation commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Freedom Rides.f. 2027 World University Games Update
The Board received information and an update on North Carolina’s progress in the bid process for the 2027 World University Games, an event of the International University Sports Federation (FISU).g. Presentation of Manager’s Recommended Fiscal Year 2021-22 Annual Operating Budget
The Board received a presentation on the County Manager’s Recommended FY 2021-22 Annual Operating Budget. 5. Public Hearingsa. Public Hearing on the Financing of Various Capital Investment Plan Projects
The Board held a public hearing on borrowing approximately $18,700,000 to finance capital investment projects and equipment for the fiscal year and up to approximately $18,070,000 to refinance existing County loans, and approved a related resolution supporting the County’s application to the Local Government Commission (LGC) for its approval of the financing arrangements.b. Unified Development Ordinance Text Amendments – “160D” Legislation
The Board held a public hearing, received the Planning Board/staff recommendation and public comment, closed the public hearing, and considered action on County-initiated amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) to conform County regulations to a new chapter, 160D, of the North Carolina General Statues. As a result, amendments to Appendix F of the Comprehensive Plan and to the Planning Board’s and Board of Adjustment’s Rules of Procedure are also necessary. c. Public Hearing on Renaming Braxton Bragg Court to Hydrangea Court
The Board held a public hearing on a petition to rename Braxton Bragg Court (State Road 2212) to Hydrangea Court).d. Public Hearing on Renaming Joseph Johnston Court to Water Oak Court
The Board held a public hearing on a petition to rename Joseph Johnston Court (State Road 2210) to Water Oak Court.e. Public Hearing on Renaming Service Road SR1223 to Diversity Drive
The Board held a public hearing on the renaming of Service Road SR1223 to Diversity Drive. 6. Regular Agendaa. Authorization to Proceed with New Orange County Arts Commission Office and Arts Space and Associated Lease Agreement with Hedgehog Holdings
The Board received information on the proposed Eno Arts Mill Project and approved the Orange County Arts Commission (OCAC) and staff to move forward by authorizing the Manager to sign a lease agreement with Hedgehog Holdings for Suite 17 at the Eno River Mill in Hillsborough. 8. Consent Agendaa. Minutes (approved)b. Motor Vehicle Property Tax Releases/Refunds (approved)c. Property Tax Releases/Refunds (approved)d. Fiscal Year 2020-21 Budget Amendment #12 (approved)e. Application for North Carolina Education Lottery Proceeds for Chapel Hill – Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) and Contingent Approval of Budget Amendment #12-A Related to CHCCS Capital Project Ordinances (approved)f. Application for North Carolina Education Lottery Proceeds for Orange County Schools (OCS) and Contingent Approval of Budget Amendment #12-B Related to OCS Capital Project Ordinances (approved)g. Contract Award for Financial and Compliance Audit Services (approved)h. Advisory Boards and Commissions – Appointments (approved)i. Approval of a Resolution Authorizing a Revision in the Resolution Adopted May 5, 2016 Which Authorized the Orange County FY 2016-2017 HOME Program Design (approved)j. Proposed Orange County FY 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan and HOME Activities (approved)k. Refund Request – Lake Orange, Inc. (approved) 11. Appointmentsa. Arts Commission – Appointment Discussion
The Board made an appointment to the Arts Commission.
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