BOCC Regular Session Highlights from September 24th
Durham, NC – The Durham Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) met on Monday, September 24, 2018, in Regular Session. Highlights of the meeting include:
- The Board held a Closed Session at 5:30 p.m.
- Board Chair Wendy Jacobs called the regular session to order at 7:01 p.m.
- The BOCC recognized October 1-5 as Minority Enterprise Development Week. As a sponsor of MED Week, the County will continue to promote the Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) Program and efforts to enhance participation in governmental contract awards to minority and women businesses.
- The County Commissioners recognized October as Community Planning Month. This proclamation comes as the City-County Planning Department celebrates its 30th anniversary of providing planning and plan implementation for the improvement of the Durham community.
- Commissioners approved a resolution in support of the alternative NC 98 Corridor Study Report presented during their Work Session on September 4, 2018. The report calls for the extension of a multi-use path throughout the portion of the corridor within Durham County.,
- Board approved $850,000 in funding to create a new Detention Center Officers’ Station improvement capital project. The project will improve officer safety through a redesign of the officers’ stations used while working in the direct supervision housing units located at the Durham County Detention Facility.
- The Commissioners received the proposed 2019 Reappraisal Schedule of Values and set a public hearing for October 22 concerning its adoption. The proposed schedules, standards and rules are to be used in appraising real property in the county.
- The BOCC approved a contract not to exceed $720,000 with Vincent Valuations LLC for appraisal services to support Durham County Tax Administration as staff prepares the 2019 General Reappraisal.
- The Board approved the appointment of Joy Nolan to the Animal Services Advisory Committee as the Durham County Department of Public Health Representative position.
- Commissioners honored the Durham County Board of Elections “I Voted” Sticker Contest Winner Joshua Stein. Chairman of the Board of Elections Luke Farley announced Stein as the winner. The design was one of three finalists tabbed by Durham County voters during a public vote, and it was selected as the winner by the Board of Elections during their September 13th meeting. Stein’s “I Voted” sticker design will be handed out to voters during the 2018 General Election.
- The BOCC held a public hearing on the proposed text amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance. The amendment incorporates revisions to Article 8 Environmental Protection and adopts the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) panels issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Board adopted the appropriate Statement of Consistency and approved the amendment.
- The Board made the following appointments to boards and commissions:
- Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee (Marjorie Frazier, At-Large, and Shelbia Green, At-Large
- Audit Oversight Committee (Nicole McCoy, At-Large
- Dangerous Dog Appeal Board (David Atwater, At-Large
- Historic Preservation Committee (Matt Bouchard, At-Large, David DeBerry, Historian, Katie Hamilton, Registered Landscape Architect)
- Women’s Commission (Sarah Bausch, At-Large)
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 agendas and recordings of the BOCC’s Regular Session meetings, visit the BOCC’s Website.
The next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 8, 2018. For more information about BOCC meetings, contact the Durham County Clerk to the Board's Office at (919) 560-0025 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.