Board of Commissioners Meeting Summary
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018
The following is a brief summary of noteworthy actions taken at the Hillsborough Board of Commissioners meeting on Monday, Dec. 17. It does not include all actions taken at the meeting and should not be viewed as official minutes. The meeting was in the Board Meeting Room at the Town Hall Annex, 105 E. Corbin St.
Representatives from the Orange Partnership for Alcohol and Drug Free Youth explained their efforts to reduce underaged alcohol sales and consumption and noted they had chosen Circle K No. 818 to receive the Responsible Retailer Award this year. Mayor Tom Stevens presented the award to Circle K management.
The Board of Commissioners voted to reappoint Jenn Sykes to a second term on the Planning Board, expiring Dec. 31, 2021.
The board discussed possible locations for a loading zone that could accommodate large delivery trucks in the first block of West King Street. The board decided to direct staff to gather more information and return with options when staff determines a loading zone is necessary.
Orange County Food Council
The Board of Commissioners voted to approve a memorandum of understanding between Orange County and the towns of Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Hillsborough. The agreement stipulates that a full-time coordinator will be hired to coordinate the efforts of the Orange County Food Council, which works to support a thriving local farm economy, access to healthy food, food-related economic development, strong communities, sustainable ecosystems and healthy people. The Town of Hillsborough’s economic obligation to support the coordinator position is based on population and is currently 5 percent, or roughly $3,750.