Board of Commissioners Meeting Summary

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017

The Hillsborough Board of Commissioners met Monday, Oct. 9, at the Town Barn, 101 E. Orange St. Following is a brief summary of noteworthy actions. It does not include all actions taken at the meeting and should not be viewed as official minutes.


The following presentations were made:

  • The Orange Partnership for Alcohol and Drug Free Youth presented Quickie Mart on South Churton Street with the Safe Store of the Year award.

  • Town Manager Eric Peterson presented 39 employees with Innovation, Customer Service and Endurance awards for Fiscal Year 2017.


The board adopted a resolution asking the Orange County Board of Commissioners to appoint Jeffrey Scott to the Planning Board as an extraterritorial member. The board reappointed Libbie Hough to the Tourism Board as a representative for the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough and reappointed Mary Catherine McKee to the Tourism Board as an at-large member.

Boundary agreement

Commissioners voted to amend the adopted Water and Sewer Management, Planning, and Boundary Agreement to include an additional 85 acres south of Interstate 40, primarily on the east side of Old N.C. 86 in the town’s primary service area. The parcels are adjacent to the town’s current services boundary and north of the rural buffer designation around Chapel Hill and Carrboro. The board has made clear that it will entertain development proposals for non-residential development only.

Riggs Place

An applicant associated with the proposed West End Heights development has requested that the Town of Hillsborough close the right of way known as Riggs Place. The board voted to hold a public hearing on the potential closure during its regular meeting on Nov. 13, as required by state law.

More information

A video summary of the meeting by Town Manager Eric Peterson is available on the town’s YouTube channel.

Related documents

      Document Agenda