Board of Commissioners Meeting Summary
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
The Hillsborough Board of Commissioners met Monday, Feb. 12, 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:
- Cpl. Douglas Hemingway was recognized for his nine years of service to the Town of Hillsborough. He retired Jan. 1, 2018.
- Cornwallis Hills Property Owners Association Board presented concerns about the intersection of Old N.C. 86 with Lafayette Drive and Cates Creek Parkway. Old N.C. 86 is a state-maintained road, and the N.C. Department of Transportation determines when a signal is warranted at that intersection.
- An independent auditing firm presented its findings to the board that the town is in good financial standing.
The board reappointed Mary Catherine McKee to the Tourism Development Authority and appointed her as chairwoman of that board.
The board approved a construction contract with Thalle Construction of Hillsborough and an engineering contract with Schnabel Engineering for expansion of the West Fork of the Eno Reservoir. The expansion project is expected to cost $16 million, including three projects in the area to raise roads and a bridge to accommodate the high pool level of the reservoir. Construction is expected to start in March and take about a year.
Clean energy assistance
The board approved a contract with Triangle J Council of Governments to provide assistance in pursuing the board’s goal of using 80 percent renewable energy by 2030 and 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. The contract is for $8,150.
Commissioner selection process
The board decided to interview all six candidates for a board vacancy at its Feb. 26 work session. One candidate withdrew his application this morning, Feb. 13. See the news release Board Set to Interview Commissioner Candidates Feb. 26 for more information about the process for interviews and public comment. The candidates’ applications can be read on the town’s Commissioner Search page. The public is also invited to leave a comment for the commissioners online.