Board of Commissioners Meeting Summary
The Hillsborough Board of Commissioners met Monday, March 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 Homeless Programs Manager Rachel Waltz gave a presentation highlighting information from the Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness annual report.
The board appointed Mohisin “Mo” Rasheed to fill a vacancy for a term expiring March 13, 2027.
The board approved an ordinance amending the Zoning Map, rezoning a parcel on Orange Grove Road from R-10 to Multifamily. The board also approved the consistency statement that the rezoning is consistent with the Future Land Use Map.
The decision to rezone was not unanimous. Commissioners Kathleen Ferguson and Evelyn Lloyd voted against the project, expressing concern that the land was not a good location for multifamily housing because of topography that could make a gravity sewer connection difficult or impossible. Commissioner Mark Bell was absent. To break the tie vote, Mayor Jenn Weaver voted in favor of the rezoning.
Work session topics
At the work session on March 27, the board plans to review priority transportation projects.