Orange County Board of Commissioners
Meeting Summary for October 5, 2021
Due to current public health concerns, the Board of Commissioners conducted a Virtual Business meeting on October 5, 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
a. Hispanic Heritage Month
The Board approved a proclamation designating September 15 through October 15, 2021 as Hispanic Heritage Month in Orange County. (Unanimous)
6. Regular Agenda
a. Presentation of Final Report from the BOCC Elections Advisory Group (BEAG)
The Board received the Final Report on the Process for Electing County Commissioners in Orange County from the BOCC Elections Advisory Group and provided direction on next steps.
b. Longtime Homeowner Assistance (LHA) Program
The Board approved implementation of an amended program design for the Longtime Homeowner Assistance Program. (Unanimous)
c. Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan
The Board received a presentation from Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro (DCHC) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) staff on the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) Alternatives Analysis and offered comments.
d. Proposed Performance Agreement Provision Requiring that Non-profit Organizations Receiving Funds through the County’s Outside Agencies Process Provide the Opportunity for Public Comment at Regular Meetings
The Board requested that staff further research a proposed Performance Agreement provision requiring that non-profit organizations receiving funds through the County’s Outside Agencies Process provide the opportunity for public comment at regular meetings. (Unanimous)
a. Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness – 2021 Data Update
This item was postponed until the October 19, 2021 Virtual Business Meeting.
8. Consent Agenda
a. Minutes (Approved)
b. Motor Vehicle Property Tax Releases/Refunds (Approved)
c. Property Tax Releases/Refunds (Approved)
d. Applications for Property Tax Exemption/Exclusion (Approved)
e. Amendment to Personnel Ordinance, Section 28-38(j) Regarding Special Separation Buyout for Law Enforcement Officers (Approved)
f. Performance Agreement Between the Town of Chapel Hill and Visitors Bureau (Approved)
g. Approval to Transfer Properties Back to West Orange Fire Insurance District from Cedar Grove Fire Insurance District (Approved)
h. Updates to the Assistance Policies for the 2021 North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA) Urgent Repair Program (URP21) (Approved)
i. Advisory Boards and Commissions – Appointments (Approved)
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