Board of Commissioners Meeting Summary
The Hillsborough Board of Commissioners met Monday, Feb. 13. 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.
Orange County Schools Superintendent Monique Felder gave a presentation highlighting the strategic plan for Orange County Schools.
The board appointed Paul Weinberg and David Weinberg to first terms on the Parks and Recreation Board.
Town Attorney Bob Hornik and Assistant Town Manager and Community Services Director Margaret Hauth informed the board that the town is continuing to press the developer of the Corbinton Commons neighborhood to complete the final development requirements for the neighborhood. The last house was issued a certificate of occupancy in August 2020, and the developer needs to do many things to finish neighborhood construction by repairing streets, sidewalks and stormwater and utility infrastructure. The board expressed support for the town’s intention to call the performance bonds associated with the project to complete the work. The developer’s performance bonds total more than $300,000.
Lawrence Road proposal
The board expressed concern about a project proposed near the intersection of U.S. 70-A and Lawrence Road. After approaching the Hillsborough Board of Commissioners and receiving negative feedback, the developer chose to pursue Orange County’s rezoning process for the project. The board plans to prepare comments for the county’s public hearing regarding the project. The public hearing date has not been set.
The board approved an interlocal agreement with Orange County to authorize the county to investigate and enforce provisions of the town non-discrimination ordinance related to places of public accommodation. The town is considering alternatives to address complaints around employment.
Work session topics
At the work session on Feb. 27, the board may discuss a kayak rental pilot program and an allocation of $43,300 identified in the Fiscal Year 2023 budget for affordable housing.