Orange County Board of Commissioners
Meeting Summary for May 5, 2020
Due to current public health concerns, the Orange County Board of Commissioners conducted a virtual business meeting on May 5, 2020. Members of the Board of Commissioners participated in the meeting remotely.
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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.
b. Motor Vehicle Property Tax Releases/Refunds
4. Proclamations/ Resolutions/ Special Presentations
a. Older Americans Month Proclamation
The Board voted to approve a proclamation joining Federal and State governments in designating the month of May 2020 as Older Americans Month and a time to honor older adults for their contributions to the community. (Unanimous)
b. Presentation of Manager’s Recommended Fiscal Year 2020-21 Annual Operating Budget
The Board received and discussed the Manager’s Recommended FY 2020-21 Annual Operating Budget.
6. Regular Agenda
a. Resolution Regarding a Lease Agreement between Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) and Trinity3 Technology to Provide Computers for Students
The Board voted to adopt a resolution approving a lease agreement between Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) and Trinity3 Technology for the leasing of computers for students for FY 2020-24 to replace outdated and out of warranty equipment using a sustainable and predictable funding model. (Unanimous)
b. Discussion Regarding Election Method for Members of the Orange County Board of Commissioners
The Board discussed the election method for members of the Orange County Board of Commissioners and voted to establish and appoint members to a committee by January 31, 2021 to prepare a report by July 31, 2021 of possible alternative methods to elect the Board of County Commissioners and, with public engagement, have a recommendation ready to appear as a referendum on the March 2022 primary ballot. (Approved 6-1 with Commissioner Bedford dissenting)
8. Consent Agenda
a. Minutes (Approved)
(Approved)c. Property Tax Releases/Refunds
d. Arts Commission – Appointments (Approved)
e. Distinguished Budget Presentation Award (Received)
f. Fiscal Year 2019-20 Budget Amendment #9 (Approved)
g. Approval of a Resolution Authorizing a Revision in the Orange County FY 2018-2019 HOME Program Design (Approved)
h. Duke Energy Easement for Northern Campus Project (Approved)
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The most recent Board meeting is replayed on Spectrum digital channel 1301 at noon and 7:00 p.m. daily usually starting the day after the meeting. Board meetings are also available via streaming video at http://www.orangecountync.gov/967/Meeting-Videos . Streaming video is usually online by noon the day following the meeting. The video is indexed to take you directly to your topic of interest.
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