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Board of County Commissioners’ Regular Session Highlights from March 12th

Post Date:03/13/2018

Durham, NC – The Durham Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) met at 7 p.m. on March 12, 2018, in Regular Session. Highlights of the meeting include:

  • Board Chair Wendy Jacobs called the meeting to order at 7 p.m.
  • Durham County Chair Jacobs opened the meeting for advance public comments on the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Budget. While no residents were present due to the inclement weather, Chair Jacobs reminded residents of the key dates and General Manager Claudia Hager noted time will be dedicated at the March 26th meeting to hear any comments.
  • The Board approved a joint resolution supporting SNAP and other Federal nutrition programs which will be signed by the Chairs of the Board of County Commissioners, Social Services Board and Board of Public Health.The resolution will be forwarded to our Washington legislators urging them to reject any proposals in the 2018 Farm Bill that cut funding to SNAP or reduce benefits affecting low income families, workers, children and the elderly.
  • The Board proclaimed April 3, 2018 as National Service Recognition Day to honor all groups, agencies, individuals for their volunteer and service efforts throughout our community. The Eagle Corps program at North Carolina Central University will join with other AmeriCorps and Senior Corps serving programs in Durham County to celebrate its membership on Tuesday, April 3rd at 11:30 a.m. at the Parrish Street Forum, located at 108 W. Parrish Street.
  • The Board also proclaimed Sunday, March 25, 2018 as Durham CROP Hunger Walk Day. This year will mark the 44th annual Durham Crop Hunger Walk Day. This event supports the local agencies that provide food to families and individuals in great need.
  • County Commissioners approved a contract amendment for security at the Human Services Complex in the amount of $111,356.38 to increase security officers for a pilot security screening project in the facility and to improve operational efficiencies.
  • The Board approved the Durham Open Space and Trails (DOST) Commission Matching Grants funding recommendation of $70,746.65 for FY 2017-2018. There are five projects that will receive the grants. Over the past 26 years, the Durham Open Space and Trails Matching Grants program has awarded over 1.5 million in funds to assist nonprofit community organizations with recreational and open space projects.


Board meetings are cablecast live on Durham Television Network (DTN) on Time Warner Cable Channel 8 or AT&T U-verse Channel 99. To view the agenda and recording of the BOCC Regular Session Meeting, visit the BOCC’s Web site.


The next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 26, 2018. For more information about BOCC meetings, contact the Clerk to the Board's Office at 919-560-0025 or email



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