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BOCC 9-3-19 Meeting Summary

The Orange County Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 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.)

Meeting Highlights

4. Proclamations/ Resolutions/ Special Presentations
a. “The Nature of Orange” Photography Contest 2019
The Board recognized the winners and thanked all participants and judges of “The Nature of Orange” 2019 Photography Contest.
b. Appointment of Tax Administrator
The Board voted to approve a resolution appointing Nancy Taylor Freeman as Orange County Tax Administrator effective September 3, 2019. (Unanimous)
c. 400 Years Proclamation
The Board voted to approve a proclamation declaring August 1, 2019 through July 31, 2020 as a year of remembrance to commemorate the 400th anniversary of unfree Africans first arriving in English North America. (Unanimous)
d. Resolution Condemning the Ku Klux Klan and Other Similar Groups
The Board voted, with three amendments, to approve a Resolution Condemning the Ku Klux Klan and Other Similar Groups. (Unanimous)
5. Public Hearings
a. Zoning Atlas Amendment for 6405 West Ten Road (PIN 9834-25-2573) – Rezone a 16.45 acre Parcel of Property to General Commercial (GC-4)
The Board held a public hearing and voted to approve a property owner initiated amendment to the Zoning Atlas for a parcel of property within the Cheeks Township. Specifically, the applicant requested to rezone a 16.45 acre, split zoned, parcel of property: From: Rural Residential (R-1) (14.57 acres); and Neighborhood Commercial (NC-2) (1.88 acres) To: General Commercial (GC-4) (16.45 acres). (Approved 4-2 with Commissioners Rich and Price dissenting)
b. Public Hearing on the Financing of Various Capital Investment Plan Projects
The Board held a public hearing on the issuance of approximately $25,600,540 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. Format for the 2019 Orange County Summit
The Board discussed the framework for the 2019 Orange County Summit and assigned roles for members of the Board of County Commissioners.
b. Acceptance of Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for the Orange County Northern Campus
The Board voted to accept a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) of $36,354,082 as presented by Bordeaux Construction for the development of the Orange County Northern Campus. (Unanimous)
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