Orange County Board of Commissioners
Meeting Summary for March 16, 2021
Due to current public health concerns, the Orange County Board of Commissioners conducted a virtual business meeting on March 16, 2021. Members of the Board of Commissioners participated in the meeting remotely. 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 actions. This summary should not be viewed as official minutes.
4. Proclamations/ Resolutions/ Special Presentations
a. Resolution for the Re-naming the New Orange County Environmental Agricultural Center (EAC) to the Orange County Bonnie B. Davis Environmental and Agricultural Center
The Board approved a resolution re-naming the new Orange County Environmental Agricultural Center (EAC) to the Orange County Bonnie B. Davis Environmental and Agricultural Center. (Unanimous)
b. World Water Day Proclamation
The Board approved a proclamation naming March 22, 2021 as World Water Day in Orange County. (Unanimous)
5. Public Hearings
a. Public Hearing on 2019 Consolidated Annual Performance Report (CAPER) For the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program
The Board conducted a public hearing on the Consolidated Annual Performance Report (CAPER) for the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program.
6. Regular Agenda
a. Recommendations for Employee Health Insurance and Other Benefits
The Board approved the Manager’s recommendations regarding employee health and dental insurance and other employee benefits effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. The Manager recommended no increase in appropriations for the FY2021/2022 Health and Dental Budget and recommended that the County continues to participate as a member of the North Carolina Health Insurance Pool (NCHIP). (Unanimous)
b. Orange County’s Proposed 2021 Legislative Agenda
The Board will:
1) reviewed and discussed the Legislative Issues Work Group’s (LIWG) proposed 2021 legislative package and any other potential items for inclusion in Orange County’s legislative agenda package for the 2021 North Carolina General Assembly Session;
2) approved the 2021 Orange County Legislative Priority Issues document for submittal to the County’s legislative delegation; and
3) approved the Other Orange County 2021 Legislative Interests document to also be shared with Orange County’s legislative delegation. (Unanimous)
a. Mobility On Demand (M.O.D.) Pilot Program Implementation
The Board received an update on activities related to the Orange County Public Transportation Mobility on Demand Pilot Program and related transit services.
8. Consent Agenda
a. Minutes (Approved)
b. Schools Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (SAPFO) – Receipt and Transmittal of 2021 Annual Technical Advisory Committee Report (Approved)
c. Fiscal Year 2020-21 Budget Amendment #9 (Approved)
d. Change in BOCC Meeting Schedule for 2021 (Approved)
e. Advisory Boards and Commissions – Appointments (Approved)
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