Orange County Board of Commissioners - Meeting Summary for 12-2-19
The Orange County Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday, December 2, 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.
- Election of Chair and Vice-Chair
The Board elected Penny Rich as Chair (Unanimous
) and Renee Price as Vice-Chair (Unanimous
) for the 2020 calendar year. 4. Proclamations/ Resolutions/ Special Presentations
a. Voluntary and Enhanced Agricultural District Designation – Multiple Farms
The Board voted to approve applications from seven (7) landowners/farms to certify qualifying farmland within the Caldwell, Cedar Grove, High Rock/Efland, Schley/Eno, Cane Creek/Buckhorn, and White Cross Voluntary Agricultural Districts; and enroll the lands in the Orange County Farmland Preservation Voluntary and Enhanced Voluntary Agricultural District programs. (Unanimous
) b. Proclamation Recognizing Katherine Cheek
The Board voted to approve a proclamation recognizing and expressing gratitude to Katherine “Kat” Thompson Wilkerson-Cheek for her devotion and service to the people of Orange County. (Unanimous
) c. Proclamation Recognizing Robert Dowling
The Board voted to approve a proclamation recognizing and expressing gratitude to Robert Dowling for his devotion and service to the people of Orange County. (Unanimous
) d. Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness – 2019 Data Update
The Board received updated data about homelessness in Orange County submitted to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) earlier this year. 6. Regular Agenda a. Approval of Budget Amendment #3-A for the Receipt of an Emergency Solutions Grant, and Creation of a 1.0 FTE Time-limited Position Allocating Current Mental Health Maintenance of Effort Funds
The Board voted to approve Budget Amendment #3-A for the receipt of an Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) of $40,000 to provide Rapid Rehousing services, and to create a 1.0 FTE time-limited position to provide these services by allocating currently available Mental Health Maintenance of Effort (MOE) funds to support the position, as well as the use of additional currently available MOE funds to provide counseling to families involved in protective services. (Unanimous)
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