Orange County Board of Commissioners
Business Meeting Agenda for March 2, 2021
a. Minutesb. Motor Vehicle Property Tax Releases/Refundsc. Property Tax Releases/Refunds d. Applications for Property Tax Exemption/Exclusione. Fiscal Year 2020-21 Budget Amendment #8f. Updates to the Assistance Policies for the 2020 North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA) Urgent Repair Program (URP20) and Essential Single-Family Rehabilitation Loan Pool (ESFRLP20)g. Robert & Pearl Seymour Center Corporate Water Easement and Dedication Letter with Orange Water and Sewer Authority (2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill)h. Women’s History Month Proclamation Public Comment Instructions Public Comment – Written
Due to current public health concerns, the Orange County Board of Commissioners will be conducting a virtual business meeting on March 2, 2021. Members of the Board of Commissioners will be participating in the meeting remotely. Members of the public will be able to view and listen to the meeting and have the opportunity to provide public comment. The public may submit written comments by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals who wish to speak must pre-register using the instructions included in the agenda.
As in prior meetings, the meeting will be streamed in real-time on the County’s website for public viewing/listening at http://www.orangecountync.gov/967/Meeting-Videos . There will also be real-time broadcast on Spectrum Cable and video-recording for future television broadcast and reference on the County’s website.
The full agenda for the Orange County Board of Commissioners’ virtual business meeting on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 has been posted to the link below.
For a link to each agenda item as a separate file, please use the link below.
Virtual Business Meeting
March 2, 2021
Viewable on the link below
4. Proclamations/ Resolutions/ Special Presentations
a. Resolution Supporting the CROWN Act and Amending Chapter 12 of the Orange County Civil Rights Ordinance
The Board will consider voting to approve a resolution supporting local, state, and federal laws that prohibit discrimination based on a person's hair texture or hairstyle if that style or texture is commonly associated with a particular race, religion, or national origin; and also adopting an amendment to the Orange County Civil Rights Ordinance prohibiting this discrimination and authorizing the Chair to sign the resolution amending the Code of Ordinances.
b. Resolution Recognizing March 3, 2021 as a Day of Reflection, Commemorating the First North Carolinian Diagnosed with COVID-19
The Board will consider voting to approve a resolution recognizing March 3, 2021 as a day of reflection, commemorating the first North Carolinian diagnosed with COVID-19 and authorizing the Chair to sign.
c. Presentation on Orange County Bail Reform Initiatives
The Board will receive a presentation regarding the ongoing Bail Reform Initiatives in Orange County facilitated by Jessica Smith, W.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor and Director of the Criminal Justice Innovation Lab at UNC’s School of Government.
6. Regular Agenda
a. 203 South Greensboro Project – Southern Branch Library and Skills Development Center
The Board will review options and authorize the approach necessary to reconcile the budget for the 203 Greensboro Project which, at the completion of the Schematic Design phase, is estimated to be $1,807,160 over the approved budget.
8. Consent Agenda
Members of the public may provide written public comment by submitting it to the email@example.com
email address. The Orange County Board of Commissioners, County Manager, County Attorney and Clerk to the Board, will be copied on all of the emails that are submitted. Public Comment – Verbal (for Items not on the Agenda, Agenda Items and Public Hearings)
Members of the public will be asked to contact the Clerk to the Board using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org
no later than 3:00 PM on the day of the meeting and indicate they wish to speak during the meeting.
When submitting the request to speak, include the following:
- The date of the meeting
- The agenda item (example: 6-a) you wish to speak on
- Your name, address, email and phone number
Prior to the meeting, speakers will be emailed Zoom access information and instructions on how to make comments during the live meeting.