Orange County Board of Commissioners
Meeting Summary for March 2, 2021
b. Motor Vehicle Property Tax Releases/Refunds
Due to current public health concerns, the Orange County Board of Commissioners conducted a virtual business meeting on March 2, 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. Resolution Supporting the CROWN Act and Amending Chapter 12 of the Orange County Civil Rights Ordinance
The Board approved 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 adopted an amendment to the Orange County Civil Rights Ordinance prohibiting this discrimination and authorized the Chair to sign the resolution amending the Code of Ordinances. (Unanimous)
b. Resolution Recognizing March 3, 2021 as a Day of Reflection, Commemorating the First North Carolinian Diagnosed with COVID-19
The Board approved a resolution recognizing March 3, 2021 as a day of reflection, commemorating the first North Carolinian diagnosed with COVID-19 and authorized the Chair to sign. (Unanimous)
c. Presentation on Orange County Bail Reform Initiatives
The Board received 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.
d. Women’s History Month Proclamation
The Board approved a proclamation recognizing March 2021 as Women’s History Month in Orange County and authorized the Chair to sign. This item was moved by the Board to Proclamations/Resolutions/Special Presentations from the Consent Agenda. (Unanimous)
e. Big Night in for the Arts
The Board received a presentation on Big Night in for the Arts. This item was added to the agenda by the Board.
6. Regular Agenda
a. 203 South Greensboro Project – Southern Branch Library and Skills Development Center
The Board reviewed options and authorized 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. (Unanimous)
8. Consent Agenda
a. Minutes (Approved)
(Approved)c. Property Tax Releases/Refunds
(Approved)d. Applications for Property Tax Exemption/Exclusion
(Approved)e. Fiscal Year 2020-21 Budget Amendment #8
(Approved)f. 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)
(Approved)g. Robert & Pearl Seymour Center Corporate Water Easement and Dedication Letter with Orange Water and Sewer Authority (2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill)
(Approved)h. Women’s History Month Proclamation
(Moved to Proclamations/Resolutions/Special Presentations)
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