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BOCC 11-19-19 Meeting Summary

The Orange County Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the BOCC meeting room in the Southern Human Services Center, 2501 Homestead Road in Chapel Hill.  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. Driving is Exhausting Campaign
The Board received a short presentation from, and recognized members of the Phillips Middle School Green Team, including parent volunteer Mary Parry.  The team collaborated with other students in the district to launch a community education campaign called Driving Is Exhausting to reduce car idling in school drop-off and pick-up lines.
b.Care to Share Day Proclamation (item added at the beginning of the meeting)
The Board voted to approve a proclamation designating November 21, 2019 as Care to Share Day in Orange County.  The campaign is to raise awareness and funds for an OWASA customer assistance program.  (Unanimous)
5.  Public Hearings
a. Public Hearing Regarding an Economic Development Recruitment Incentive for Piedmont Metalworks, LLC
The Board received proposal information, held a public hearing on the issuance of a
“performance-based” economic development incentive by the County to a private company and voted to approve the proposed 5-year performance-based incentive agreement, with claw-back provisions, for the recruitment of Piedmont Metalworks LLC’s manufacturing facility to Orange County, NC.  (Unanimous)
6.  Regular Agenda
a. Link Government Services Center Remediation Project Options for Consideration
The Board discussed options and provided direction to staff on the next steps for the Link Government Services Center Remediation Project.  
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