Orange County Board of Commissioners
Meeting Summary for June 7, 2022
The Orange County Board of Commissioners conducted a business meeting on June 7, 2022. 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’s actions. This summary should not be viewed as official minutes.
4. Proclamations/ Resolutions/ Special Presentations
a. Process for Realignment of Regional Workforce Development Boards
The Board received a presentation from North Carolina Department of Commerce staff regarding the realignment of regional workforce development boards, options for Orange County for future alignment, and the approval process for proposed realignments. The Board authorized staff to coordinate the realignment process and provide a recommendation to the Board of Commissioners (Unanimous)
b. Voluntary Agricultural District Designation – Multiple Farms
The Board approved applications from five (5) landowners/farms to certify qualifying farmland within the Caldwell, New Hope and Schley/Eno Voluntary Agricultural Districts; and enroll the lands in the Orange County Farmland Preservation Program’s Voluntary Agricultural District program. (Unanimous)
5. Public Hearing
a. Second Public Hearing and Proposed Orange County FY 2022-2023 HOME Annual Action Plan and Activities
The Board conducted a second public hearing on the Annual Action Plan for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program and:
1) Adopted a Resolution authorizing submission of the FY 2022-2023 Annual Action
2) Adopted a Resolution approving the proposed HOME Program Activities for FY 2022-2023; and
3) Authorized the County Manager to implement the HOME Program as approved by the BOCC, including the ability to execute agreements with partnering nonprofit organizations after consultation with the County Attorney and based on the allocation received from HUD. (Unanimous)
6. Regular Agenda
a. Longtime Homeowner Assistance (LHA) Additional Information
The Board received further information and provided staff direction for the Longtime Homeowner Assistance (LHA) property tax relief program in 2022. The Board approved a $250,000 budget for the program, as well as the program design parameters. (Unanimous) The Board approved allowing staff to create a funding prioritization formula. (Approved 6-1, with Vice Chair Bedford dissenting)
b. Manufactured Homes Action Plan
The Board approved a Resolution Endorsing the County-Wide Manufactured Homes Action Plan and authorizing County staff to move forward with the towns on implementation. (Unanimous)
c. Regulation of Large Gatherings on School Property and Public Playgrounds
The Board presented for a first reading an ordinance regulating picketing on or within 1,000 feet of School Property and Public Playgrounds. This item was added at the beginning of the meeting. The Board approved directing staff to schedule this item for second reading and approval at the Board’s June 21, 2022 Business Meeting. (Unanimous)
8. Consent Agenda
a. Minutes (Approved)
b. Motor Vehicle Property Tax Releases/Refunds (Approved)
c. Property Tax Releases/Refunds (Approved)
d. Fiscal Year 2021-22 Budget Amendment #12 (Approved)
e. Renewal of Health Services Agreement with Southern Health Partners for Medical Services at the Orange County Detention Center (Approved)
f. Table Application for Future Land Use Map and Zoning Atlas Amendment – Richardson (MA20-0006) – NC Highway 86 South, Near Fletcher Road (Approved)
g. Orange County ABC Board Travel Policy (Approved)
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