Board of Commissioners Meeting Summary
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018
The Hillsborough Board of Commissioners met Monday, Jan. 8, 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.
Oath of Office
Police Chief Duane Hampton introduced Officer Heather Blackwell, who previously served with the City of Mebane and with the Hospital Police Department of UNC Medical Center. Blackwell then publicly reaffirmed her oath of office.
Town Manager Eric Peterson presented employee milestone awards. Employees are recognized every five years with a service coin and $75.
- 5 years of service: Stormwater and Environmental Services Manager Terry Hackett, Police Sgt. Jason Huey, Equipment Operator I Curtis Watkins and Police Sgt. Jason Winn.
- 10 years of service: Budget Director Emily Bradford, Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II Jeff Davis and Senior Planner Tom King.
- 15 years of service: Utility Inspector Nathan Cates, Police Cpl. Tim Corbett, Senior Customer Service Representative Linda Daye, Police Sgt. Danotric Nash and Utility Maintenance Supervisor Al Robertson Jr.
- 20 years of service: Fleet Mechanic Darren Koch and Town Manager Eric Peterson.
The board reappointed Bryan Stuart to a three-year term on the Tree Board.
Health Insurance Pool
The Board of Commissioners passed a resolution of intent to join the North Carolina Health Insurance Pool for employees and retirees for Fiscal Year 2018-19. The purpose of the pool is for North Carolina counties and municipalities to join together in order to lower the cost of providing health insurance while continuing to offer competitive benefits. This was a non-binding resolution. The board has until May 31 to decide whether to join the pool.
The board approved a loan from BB&T for $17.5 million related to town construction. Of that loan, $15.5 million will go to expanding the West Fork Eno Reservoir. The remaining $2 million is for renovations to convert a former medical office for use as the Town Hall Annex and for renovations and an addition to the Town Barn for additional office space.