Orange County Board of Commissioners - Meeting Summary for October 15, 2019
The Orange County Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the BOCC meeting room in the Southern Human Services Center, 2501 Homestead Road in Chapel Hill. 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. Recognition of Cedar Ridge High School Students for Video Presented at the United Nations
The Board recognized students from Cedar Ridge High School and faculty member Andrea DeGette for developing a video that won an international contest and was presented at the United Nations SDG Summit 2019, held in New York on September 24-25, 2019.
b. Orange County Arts Commission 2019-20 Grant Recipients
The Board presented grant checks to local artists and arts organizations receiving 2019-20 Orange County Arts Grants. Checks totaling over $60,000 were awarded to 16 artists, 15 nonprofits and 12 schools.
c. Dispute Settlement Center Month Proclamation
The Board voted to approve a proclamation designating November 2019 as “Dispute Settlement Center Month”. (Unanimous)
6. Regular Agenda
a. Designation of an Agent to Administer Orange County’s Application to FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
The Board voted to designate Kirby Saunders as the agent for Orange County’s application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grants Program for repetitive loss property acquisition and to serve as a sub-applicant for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to fund the installation of a generator for its Emergency Operation Center. (Unanimous)
b. Authorization to Proceed with Phase 1 of the Proposed Eno River Mill Arts Project and Associated Lease Agreement with Hedgehog Holdings
The Board received information on the proposed Eno River Mill Arts Project and voted to approve the Orange County Arts Commission and staff moving forward with Phase 1 of the Project by authorizing the Manager to sign a lease agreement with Hedgehog Holdings for artist studio space at the Eno River Mill in Hillsborough. (Unanimous)
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