Board of Commissioners Meeting Summary
The Hillsborough Board of Commissioners met Monday, Feb. 8. 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 meeting took place virtually with online conferencing software and is available for view on the town’s YouTube channel.
The board appointed Hooper Schultz to a first term on the Planning Board, ending Jan. 31, 2024.
The board honored Nancy Grebenkemper, founder of PORCH Hillsborough, with a proclamation of appreciation. PORCH Hillsborough is an all-volunteer hunger-relief organization that helps people in northern Orange County. Businesses and 30 neighborhoods hold monthly PORCH food drives to help keep the food pantry full at Orange Congregations in Mission. The organization also raises money to purchase food and grocery gift cards. Grebenkemper thanked the board for the acknowledgment.
The board also approved a proclamation declaring Hillsborough a breastfeeding family-friendly community. This proclamation was approved on the consent agenda.
The board received a written request from all property owners and residents of Thomas Ruffin Street to change the street’s name. The suggested name for the street is Hope Lane. The board noted that the property owners and residents were unanimous in making the request. The next step in the street renaming process is to call a public hearing, which will be held March 8 at the board’s regular meeting.
The board and town attorney discussed possible revisions to the Hillsborough Code of Ordinances. Revisions include fleshing out miscellaneous general board operations, strengthening the ethics requirements of board members, clarifying the types of motions allowed by board members and setting the procedure for appointing individuals to board vacancies. No decisions were made.
Upcoming work session
The Feb. 22 work session is expected to focus on revisions to the town’s strategy map.