Orange County Board of Commissioners
Meeting Summary for May 19, 2020
Due to current public health concerns, the Orange County Board of Commissioners conducted a virtual business meeting on May 19, 2020. Members of the Board of Commissioners participated in the meeting remotely.
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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.
6. Regular Agenda
a. Eviction Diversion Program and Approval of Budget Amendment #9-A
The Board will consider voting to approve the development of an Eviction Diversion Program in Orange County to help eligible Orange County residents avoid eviction, preserve tenancy, address substandard housing conditions and maintain the affordable rental housing supply; allocate funds to pay housing costs necessary to prevent imminent eviction and foreclosure, assist in securing affordable homes, and prevent homelessness; authorize staff to seek funding for the Eviction Diversion Program from the Towns, and donations from the communities and businesses; and approve Budget Amendment #9-A to appropriate $200,000 from the Social Justice Reserve. (Item postponed - to be considered at a future BOCC meeting)
b. Coronavirus Relief Funding Summary Report and Approval of County Plan
The Board received an outline and presentation on the Coronavirus Relief Funding (CRF) to North Carolina counties, including allowable expenses, spend down timeframes and reporting requirements; and voted to approve an Orange County Coronavirus Plan for submittal by June 1, 2020. (Unanimous)
c. Release of the 2020 Orange County Affordable Housing Bond Program Application
The Board made changes and voted to authorize the release of the 2020 Orange County Affordable Housing Bond Program Application materials on June 8, 2020. (Unanimous)
d. Discussion Regarding Construction and Demolition Waste at Waste and Recycling Centers
The Board discussed and voted to have Solid Waste staff bring back, for consideration, a resolution amending Section 34-40 of the Solid Waste Ordinance related to Construction and Demolition Waste at the Waste and Recycling Centers. (Approved 6-1 with Commissioner Rich dissenting)
a. Final Report of Emergency Small Business Fund Program
The Board received a report from staff on the Emergency Small Business Funding Program for Orange County small businesses experiencing revenue loss due to the coronavirus pandemic.
8. Consent Agenda
a. Minutes (Approved)
b. Request for Road Additions to the State Maintained Secondary Road System for Sweetflag Lane in The Forest at Little River Subdivision (Approved)
c. Schools Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance – Approval and Certification of 2020 Report (Approved)
d. Audit Contract Renewal Extension for Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC (Approved)
e. Fiscal Year 2019-20 Budget Amendment #10 (Approved)
f. Change in BOCC Meeting Schedule for 2020 (Approved)
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