Board of Commissioners Meeting Summary
Board receives presentations on community programs and commits to Earth Day event series
The Hillsborough Board of Commissioners met Monday, Oct. 23, at the Town Hall Annex. 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 is available for view on the town’s YouTube channel.
Fairview Youth in Action
The board received a presentation and watched a video on the Fairview Youth in Action program, which is sponsored by the UNC Food, Fitness, and Opportunity Research Collaborative, Habitat for Humanity, and Fairview Community Watch. The annual program nurtures and develops leadership skills, community engagement and personal development.
The board received a presentation on this year’s Government 101 program that highlighted changes that were made for this year. Thirty-one people attended the multi-week course on town government. After the presentation, participants received certificates from Mayor Jenn Weaver and Town Manager Eric Peterson.
Earth Day event series
The board allocated funds and approved sponsorship for a 2024 Earth Day event series that is expected to become an annual event. The funds will help promote a series of 30 small steps or mini-events community members can perform over 30 days leading up to Earth Day on April 22. Examples include an electric vehicle car show, tour of a Tesla Powerwall installation, climate-oriented books at Purple Crow Books, composting examples, a local or organic meal at a restaurant, and a tour of the Cedar Grove recycling center. The series will conclude with a picnic the Saturday before Earth Day.