Orange County Board of Commissioners Meeting Summary February 2, 2016

The Orange County Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 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

Meeting Highlights

4.  Proclamations/ Resolutions/ Special Presentations

a.  Orange County Arts Grant Recipients
The Board acknowledged local artists and arts organizations receiving Fall 2015 Orange County Arts Grants with the presentation of checks.

b.  Cedar Grove Community Center Update
The Board received a progress report on the Cedar Grove Community Center project.

c.  Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Board Update Presentation
The Board received a brief presentation on ABC operations in Orange County over the past year.  Tony DuBois (General Manager), Lisa Stuckey (Board Chair) and Ron McCoy (Finance Director) presented and provided responses to BOCC comments and questions.

5.  Public Hearings

a.  Local Economic Development Public Hearing for Appropriation of Funds for Infrastructure
The Board conducted a Public Hearing on the appropriation of Economic Development funds using the Article 46 apportionment for Economic Development in accordance with recently modified state law, SL 2015-277, and closed the Public Hearing.

b.  Unified Development Ordinance Text Amendment – Sexually Oriented Businesses - Closure of Public Hearing and Action (No Additional Comments Accepted)
The Board received the Planning Board recommendation, closed the public hearing, and voted to approve revised text amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) initiated by the Planning Director to adopt regulations governing the development of sexually oriented businesses.

c.  Unified Development Ordinance Text Amendment – Display of Vehicles at Motor Vehicle Sales/Rental Land Uses - Closure of Public Hearing and Action (No Additional Comments Accepted)
The Board received the Planning Board recommendation, closed the public hearing, and voted to approve text amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) initiated by the Planning Director to adopt regulations regarding the display of vehicles at motor vehicle sales/rental businesses.

7.  Regular Agenda

a.  Rogers Road Sewer Project Easements
The Board voted to: 1.Authorize County Staff to accept and acquire the private easements required to construct and maintain the Rogers Road Sewer Project by negotiation, purchase or condemnation, if necessary; 2.Authorized the payment of negotiated easement value to individual property owners, within the project budget; 3. Authorized the County Attorney’s office to proceed with legal acquisition of utility easements with court filing, as necessary; and 4. Authorized staff to bring back a budget amendment within the parameters outlined above to cover the cost of acquiring easements for this project.

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