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BOCC Meeting Summary for 11-7-19

The Orange County Board of Commissioners met on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the BOCC meeting room in the Whitted Facility, 300 W. Tryon Street in Hillsborough.  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.

(Due to technical issues, the video of the meeting is not currently available online. Work-arounds are in progress.)

Meeting Highlights

4. Proclamations/ Resolutions/ Special Presentations
a. Family Caregivers Month and Caregiver Day of Care Proclamation
The Board voted to approve a proclamation designating November 9, 2019 as Orange County’s Caregiver Day of Care, and recognizing November 2019 as Family Caregivers Month. (Unanimous)
6. Regular Agenda
a. NC 54 West Corridor Study – Phase 2
The Board received a presentation on the NC 54 West Corridor Study from VHB, provided comments as appropriate and voted to endorse the Technical Committee recommendations with the addition of TARPO.  (Unanimous)
b. Approval of a Planning Framework for Updating the Orange County Transit Plan
The Board voted to approve a planning framework for updating the Orange County Transit Plan (Unanimous) and voted to appoint Commissioners Greene and Marcoplos to serve Co-Chairs on the Policy Steering Committee. (Unanimous)
c. Application Modifications for Volunteer Advisory Boards and Commissions
The Board discussed modifications to the application for volunteer advisory boards and commissions, and voted to approve a new application format (Unanimous).  The Board will hold the November 14, 2019 work session as scheduled.
d. Creation of a 1.0 FTE Deputy Sheriff I (School Resource Officer) Position in the Orange County Sheriff’s Office for Assignment to Eno River Academy, and Approval of Budget Amendment #2-A
The Board voted to approve the creation of a 1.0 FTE Deputy Sheriff I (School Resource Officer) position in the Orange County Sheriff’s Office for assignment to Eno River Academy, and approval of Budget Amendment #2-A for the acceptance of offsetting revenues from Eno River Academy to cover the full costs of the position. (Approved 6-1 with Commissioner Dorosin dissenting)

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