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Orange County <br /> Board of Commissioners <br /> Agenda <br /> Business Meeting Note: Background Material <br /> February 4, 2020 on all abstracts <br /> 7:00 p.m. available in the <br /> Richard Whitted Meeting Facility Clerk's Office <br /> 300 West Tryon Street <br /> Hillsborough,NC 27278 <br /> Compliance with the"Americans with Disabilities Act"-Interpreter services and/or special sound <br /> equipment are available on request. Call the County Clerk's Office at(919)245-2130. If you are <br /> disabled and need assistance with reasonable accommodations,contact the ADA Coordinator in the <br /> County Manager's Office at(919)245-2300 or TDD#919-644-3045. <br /> 1. Additions or Changes to the Agenda <br /> PUBLIC CHARGE <br /> The Board of Commissioners pledges its respect to all present. The Board asks those attending this meeting to <br /> conduct themselves in a respectful, courteous manner toward each other, county staff and the commissioners. <br /> At any time should a member of the Board or the public fail to observe this charge, the Chair will take steps to <br /> restore order and decorum. Should it become impossible to restore order and continue the meeting, the Chair <br /> will recess the meeting until such time that a genuine commitment to this public charge is observed. The <br /> BOCC asks that all electronic devices such as cell phones,pagers, and computers should please be turned off <br /> or set to silent/vibrate. Please be kind to everyone. <br /> Arts Moment—Nancy Peacock, served as Piedmont Laureate in 2018, and is the author of the <br /> novels Life Without Water(chosen as a New York Times Notable Book), Home Across the Road, <br /> and The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson, winner of ShelfUnbound Best Self Published Novel, <br /> and Writer's Digest Best Self-Published Book in Mainstream Fiction, later traditionally published by <br /> Atria Press. She is also the author of the memoir and"writing-in-the-real-world"guide A Broom of <br /> One's Own: Words on Writing, Housecleaning and Life, which chronicles the many years she spent <br /> dusting her own books as she earned a living cleaning houses, and what she learned about writing <br /> from that humbling experience. Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild, says of A Broom of One's Own, <br /> "Each essay is an engaging, well-written, funny and poignant journey into Nancy Peacock's generous <br /> spirit, humble heart and incisive mind."Nancy runs writing groups for women and for 16 years has <br /> facilitated a popular, free Prompt Writing Workshop, now held at Flyleaf Books the second Saturday <br /> of every month. <br /> 2. Public Comments (Limited to One Hour) <br /> (We would appreciate you signing the pad ahead of time so that you are not overlooked.) <br /> a. Matters not on the Printed Agenda(Limited to One Hour—THREE MINUTE LIMIT PER <br /> SPEAKER—Written comments may be submitted to the Clerk to the Board.) <br /> Petitions/Resolutions/Proclamations and other similar requests submitted by the public will not be acted <br /> upon by the Board of Commissioners at the time presented. All such requests will be referred for <br /> Chair/Vice Chair/Manager review and for recommendations to the full Board at a later date regarding a) <br /> consideration of the request at a future Board meeting; or b) receipt of the request as information only. <br /> Submittal of information to the Board or receipt of information by the Board does not constitute approval, <br /> endorsement, or consent. <br />