Orange County Board of Commissioners
Meeting Summary for September 15, 2020
Due to current public health concerns, the Orange County Board of Commissioners conducted a virtual business meeting on September 15, 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.
a. Zoning Atlas Amendment – Master Plan Development Conditional Zoning District (MPD-CZ) for the Research Triangle Logistics Park (RTLP)
Please note – The public hearings on the RTLP were continued for an additional night. Due to the large number of individuals signed-up to speak and the Board not wishing to extend into late hours of the night when both Commissioners and the public were less than alert, around midnight, the public hearings on the RTLP were recessed and continued until Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Individuals who were registered and did not get a chance to speak on the 15th will have the opportunity to provide their comments on the 22nd. Email notifications with participation instructions will be sent to the remaining speakers. While no more names will be added to the list to speak, anyone may continue to provide written comments to all Board members by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
4. Proclamations/ Resolutions/ Special Presentations
a. Resolution Supporting the Decriminalization of Marijuana
The Board voted to approve a Resolution Supporting the Decriminalization of Marijuana and authorized the Chair to sign the resolution. (Approved 6-1 with Commissioner McKee dissenting)
5. Public Hearings
The Board opened a public hearing, received the Planning Board/staff recommendation and received public comment on applicant initiated Zoning Atlas Amendments for parcels within the Hillsborough Township of Orange County and voted to continue the public hearing to September 22, 2020. (Unanimous
)b. Zoning Atlas Amendment – Parcels off Old NC Highway 86 (District 2 of Settlers Point MPD-CZ)
The Board opened a public hearing and received the Planning Board recommendation on Planning Director initiated Zoning Atlas Amendments for parcels east of Old NC Highway 86, south of Interstate 40, within the Hillsborough Township of Orange County and voted to continue the public hearing to September 22, 2020. (Unanimous
)c. Proposed Amendments to the Town of Hillsborough/Orange County Central Orange Coordinated Area (COCA) Land Use Plan and to the Orange County Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map (FLUM)
The Board opened a public hearing and received the Planning Board recommendation on a County initiated request to amend the:
• Town of Hillsborough/Orange County Central Orange Coordinated Area (COCA) Land Use Plan,
• Orange County Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map (FLUM),
and voted to continue the public hearing to September 22, 2020. (Unanimous
)d. Public Hearing on CDBG-CV Grant Application for Emergency Housing Assistance
The Board held a public hearing on a potential application from Orange County for Federal Community Development Block Grant – Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds and voted to close the public hearing. (Unanimous)
6. Regular Agenda
a. Proposed Naming of the Whitted Building Meeting Room as the Donna Baker Boardroom
The Board voted to adopt a resolution for the naming of the Whitted Building Meeting Room as the Donna Baker Boardroom. A formal presentation will be scheduled after in-person meetings resume in Whitted. (Unanimous)
b. Orange County’s Recommendations Regarding Goals for Inclusion in the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners’ (NCACC) 2021-2022 Legislative Goals Package
The Board voted to approve, with changes, a Resolution Detailing Orange County’s Recommendations Regarding Goals for Inclusion in the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners’ (NCACC) 2021-2022 Legislative Goals Package, and authorized the Chair to sign. (Unanimous)
8. Consent Agenda
a. Minutes - None
b. Submission of 2021 Reappraisal Schedules of Values (Approved)
c. Amendment to and Renewal of Health Services Agreement with Southern Health Partners for Medical Services at the Orange County Detention Center (Approved)
d. Designation of Orange County Agent for FEMA Public Assistance (Approved)
e. Approval of Driveway Easement Extending from Jacobs Trail (Approved)
f. City of Durham’s Teer Quarry Reservoir – Resolution of Support from Orange County for Reclassifying a Segment of the Eno River for Water Supply in Durham County (Approved)
g. Appointment of Interim Clerk (Approved)
h. Citizen Participation Plan for Federal Housing/Community Development Funds (Approved)
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