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BOCC Regular Session Highlights from April 22nd

Post Date:04/23/2019 9:42 AM

Durham, N.C. – The Durham Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) met on Monday, April 22, 2019, in Regular Session. Highlights of the meeting include:

  • Board Chair Wendy Jacobs called the meeting to order at 7 p.m.
  • County Commissioners proclaimed May 2019 as “Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month.” Children’s mental health awareness is essential to support positive mental health development and well-being for all children, youth and young adults. Read the proclamation here.
  • The Board approved a resolution Supporting May 1st Day of Action for North Carolina Public Schools. This is in support of educators from Durham Public Schools and across the State of North Carolina as they rally on May 1, 2019 at the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. View the resolution here.
  • The Board approved the Releases & Refunds for the month of March 2019. Tax adjustments occur for over assessments, listing discrepancies, duplicate listings, and clerical errors, etc. Releases and Refunds for 2019 total $252.57. Prior year’s releases and refunds for March 2019 are in the amount of $15,115.98.
  • The Board authorized the County Manager to amend the Construction Manager @ Risk (CM@R) contract with Skanska Holt Brothers (SHB) to include a contract with Whitlock (W) for the audiovisual system installation at the Durham County Main Library (DCML) building located at 300 East Roxboro St., Durham, N.C., in the amount of $671,986. Funding for this amendment is available in the Capital Project account.
  • The Board received the annual report from the Durham County Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee. Former Chairperson Jeffrey L. Austin presented the update. The Durham County Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee (ACH CAC) is responsible for conducting quarterly visits in 13 adult care homes and annual visits in 30 family care homes in Durham County. New members are needed.
  • County Commissioners approved new and incumbent members to the following Boards and Commissions:
    • Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission – Tricia Smar
    • Community Child Protection Team/Child Fatality Prevention Team – Keith Helmer
    • Criminal Justice Advisory Committee – Andrew Jennings
    • Durham City-County Appearance Commission – Miguel Jackson, Anne Lebo and Kai Kelly, Jr.
    • Durham Hospital Corporation Board of Trustees – Cynthia Shortell, MD, Pat Ashley, Art Ferguson, Devdutta Sangvai MD


  • The Board adjourned into a Closed Session for: (a) personnel and (b) attorney-client privilege discussions.


(Please note that the Board Highlights now includes announcements of community events)


  • Managing your Pain Before it Manages You! – Learn about what you can do to help manage your pain without medications on Wednesday, April 24th from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Durham Center for Senior Life (Theater) located on 406 Rigsbee Ave. Registration is not required but preferred as light refreshments will be provided. Please sign up at


  • National Get on Board Day – In an effort to celebrate and encourage new ridership, GoTriangle will be offering a downloadable day pass to be used for one (1) day between April 22 and April 26. Free passes are available at and can be downloaded to your smartphone or printed out for usage.


  • Expanding Housing Choices: Community Conversation – Join us on Saturday, April 27th from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Walltown Park Recreation Center on 1308 W. Club Blvd., to learn more about the initiative of housing options, varies perspectives on these issues and to provide comments and guidance. Children’s activities will be provided, and interpretation services will also be available. For more information, please email the Planning Department at


  • Microsoft ManCode Camp – ManCode is a one-day Tech Conference aimed to provide technological, educational and life skills training opportunities for young minority boys in under-represented areas. The program is Saturday, May 4th at North Carolina Central University. For registration and general information please contact Edmond Lewis, MBK Manager, at (919) 560-8154.


  • Sign up today for Alert Durham – Receive notifications about severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and more. Visit


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, May 13, 2019. For more information about BOCC meetings, contact the Durham County Clerk to the Board's Office at (919) 560-0025 or email



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