Orange County Board of Commissioners
Meeting Summary for April 26, 2022
The Orange County Board of Commissioners conducted a business meeting on April 26, 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. Recognition of County Employee Retirements from January 1, 2022 through March 31, 2022
The Board recognized and expressed gratitude to retirees for their devotion and service to Orange County and its residents.
b. Durham & Orange Transit Plan Governance Study – Interim Update
The Board received an update on the progress of the Durham & Orange Transit Plan Governance Study and next steps.
c. Orange County Transit Plan Update Presentation
The Board received information on the Orange County Transit Plan (OCTP) Update process and draft recommendations for new bus operations and capital projects for any preliminary feedback and comments that may help inform a draft plan.
5. Public Hearings
a. Public Hearing on FY 2022-2023 Annual Action Plan for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program
The Board held a public hearing on the Annual Action Plan for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program.
6. Regular Agenda
a. Approval of a Network Development Agreement for Broadband Deployment
The Board approved a Network Development Agreement with North State Communications Advanced Services, LLC to deploy broadband service in unserved locations in Orange County and allocated an additional $5 million, for a total of $10 million, in American Rescue Plan Act funds to fully fund the Agreement. (Unanimous)
b. Proposal to Name a Conference Room at the Orange County Visitors Center as “The Lee Pavao Conference Room”
The Board discussed naming a Conference Room in the Orange County Visitors Center to “The Lee Pavao Conference Room” and declared their intent to introduce a resolution at a future meeting renaming the room.
c. Report of the Climate Council Review Sub-Committee
The Board discussed the report and recommendations of the Climate Council Review Sub-Committee. They voted to suspend the Climate Council and requested that staff draft a memorandum of understanding with a restructured Climate Council based on the Intergovernmental Parks Work Group and recognized the need for the county to create its own climate action plan led by the county’s sustainability coordinator and advised by and facilitated through the Commission for the Environment. (Unanimous)
d. Discussion of Extensions to State of Emergency Declarations
The Board discussed the approval process for extensions to state of emergency declarations. This item was added at the beginning of the meeting. No action was taken.
8. Consent Agenda
a. Minutes (Approved)
b. Advisory Boards and Commissions – Appointments (Approved)
c. Second Reading: Emergency Services Franchise by Ordinance – First Choice Medical Transport, LLC (Approved)
d. Second Reading: Emergency Services Franchise by Ordinance – LifeStar Emergency Services - 2023, LLC (Approved)
e. Second Reading: Emergency Services Franchise by Ordinance – South Orange Rescue Squad (Approved)
f. Second Reading: Emergency Services Franchise by Ordinance – North State Medical Transport (Approved)
g. Resolution Approving the Sale of Two Frontend Loading Vehicles to the City of Rocky Mount, NC (Approved)
h. Fiscal Year 2021-22 Budget Amendment #10 (Items 1-12 of Budget Amendment #10 were approved. Item 13 of Budget Amendment #10 was removed at the request of the County Manager and no action was taken.)
i. Approval of Contract Accepting Housing Staff Grant Funding from the Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation (Approved)
j. Second Amendment to the Development Agreement for the Construction of a Shared Government Facility at 203 South Greensboro Street, Carrboro, NC (Approved)
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