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1 <br /> RANGE COUNTY <br /> T <br /> NORTH CAROLINA <br /> MEMORANDUM <br /> TO: Board of County Commissioners <br /> Bonnie Hammersley, Orange County Manager <br /> Travis Myren, Orange County Deputy Manager <br /> Steve Brantley, Orange County Economic Development Director <br /> FROM: Craig N. Benedict, Planning Director <br /> Tom Altieri, Comprehensive Planning Supervisor <br /> DATE: November 1, 2021 <br /> SUBJECT: BOCC Information Item — Outreach Status as Follow-up to the <br /> Buckhom Area Study <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): Future Land Use Map (For References Herein to Area A) <br /> BACKGROUND: At its June 1, 2021 Business meeting, the BOCC received a report and <br /> presentation from staff with a summary of the May 17 Virtual Public Outreach meeting. <br /> Following staff's presentation, the BOCC conveyed its request for more public outreach <br /> in Area "A. <br /> The BOCC also received an Information Item from staff at its September 2, 2021 Business <br /> meeting. <br /> This memo is intended to provide follow-up information on outreach for Focus Area "A" <br /> as identified in the Buckhorn Area Study. The most recent public outreach meetings were <br /> held on October 12 and October 13, 2021. The October 12 meeting was an in-person <br /> open house at the Efland-Cheeks Community Center while the October 13 meeting was <br /> a Q&A session conducted on the Zoom virtual platform. The purposes of the outreach <br /> meetings were to: <br /> • Continue engagement with the community as a follow-up to previous Buckhorn <br /> Area Study meetings; <br /> • Communicate that Area "A" is to be the sole focus for outreach and planning <br /> coordination between Orange County and the City of Mebane; and <br /> • Provide additional context for Outreach Focus Area "A." <br /> DETAILS OF PUBLIC OUTREACH MEETINGS <br /> October 12 In-Person Open House: Four members of Orange County's Planning <br /> Department were present between 1 :00 PM — 5:00 PM at the Efland-Cheeks Community <br /> Center to talk with residents and interested parties about Focus Area "A." Sixteen (16) <br /> members of the public came by within this window of time and asked a variety of questions <br /> regarding the area in, and directly around, Focus Area "A." <br />