Orange County Board of Commissioners
Meeting Summary for December 5, 2022
The Orange County Board of Commissioners conducted a business meeting on December 5, 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.
a. Election of Board of Commissioners’ Chair and Vice-Chair
The Board elected Jamezetta Bedford as Chair and Earl McKee as Vice Chair of the Board of Commissioners.
b. Designation of Voting Delegate for all NCACC and NACo Meetings for Calendar Year December 1, 2022-2023
The Board designated Sally Greene as the voting delegate for NCACC, and Anna Richards as the voting delegate for NACo.
6. Regular Agenda
a. Discussion on Process for Board of Commissioners Vacancy
The Board approved the process by which the upcoming vacancy on the Board of Commissioners will be filled. (Unanimous)
b. Boards and Commissions Selection Schedule, Interim Assignments and Alliance Vacancy
The Board approved:
- Extending the current boards and commissions assignments for members of the Board of Commissioners until both the appointment of a new Commissioner and the Board’s approval of 2023 assignments occur; and
- Selecting Sally Greene to serve in the interim on the Go Triangle Board of Trustees and Earl McKee to serve in the interim on the Durham Technical Community College Board of Trustees. (Unanimous)
c. Approval of a Professional Services Contract with CPL Architects and RHA Health for Advance Planning of a Behavioral Health Crisis Diversion Facility
The Board approved a professional services contract with the team of CPL Architects and RHA Health for preliminary planning associated with the development of a Behavioral Health Crisis Diversion Facility. (Unanimous)
a. Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness – 2022 Data Update
The Board received an overview of the work of the Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness (OCPEH), including updated data about homelessness in Orange County submitted to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) earlier this year, and current homeless system gaps.
8. Consent Agenda
a. Minutes (Approved)
b. Motor Vehicle Property Tax Release/Refund (Approved)
c. Property Tax Releases/Refunds (Approved)
d. Late Applications for Property Tax Exemption/Exclusion (Approved)
e. Recommendation of a Salary Increase for Sheriff Charles Blackwood (Approved)
f. Approval of the Official Bond of the Sheriff (Approved)
g. Approval of an Amendment to the Orange County Human Relations Commission’s Policies and Procedures Regarding Monthly Meeting Locations (Approved)
h. Approval of Sale of 129 East King Street, Hillsborough, NC (Approved)
i. Boards and Commissions – Appointments (Approved)
j. Appointments to the Orange County Justice Advisory Council (Approved)
k. Approval of Amendments to the Advisory Board Policy (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.
The full agenda is posted at http://www.orangecountync.gov/1707/BOCC-Agendas typically by Friday noon prior to a Tuesday night meeting. To receive an email notice of the agenda availability, go to the following webpage, http://www.orangecountync.gov/1561/Electronic-Newsletters , type in your email address, check “Sunshine” and click on submit.