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APPROVED 1/22/2015 <br /> MINUTES <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> REGULAR MEETING <br /> November 6, 2014 <br /> 7:00 p.m. <br /> The Orange County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Thursday, <br /> November 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Whitted Building, in Hillsborough, N.C. <br /> COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Chair Jacobs and Commissioners Mark Dorosin, <br /> Alice M. Gordon, Earl McKee, Bernadette Pelissier, Renee Price and Penny Rich <br /> COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ABSENT: <br /> COUNTY ATTORNEYS PRESENT: John Roberts <br /> COUNTY STAFF PRESENT: County Manager Bonnie Hammersley, Assistant County <br /> Managers Clarence Grier, Cheryl Young and Clerk to the Board Donna Baker (All other staff <br /> members will be identified appropriately below) <br /> NOTE: ALL DOCUMENTS REFERRED TO IN THESE MINUTES ARE IN THE PERMANENT <br /> AGENDA FILE IN THE CLERK'S OFFICE. <br /> Chair Jacobs called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. <br /> 1. Additions or Chanqes to the Aqenda <br /> Chair Jacobs reviewed the following list of items at the Commissioner's places: <br /> - Pink Sheet - Revision for Item 11 a -Advisory Board on Aging Appointments <br /> - PowerPoint Slides for Item 5a - 2030 Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map <br /> Amendment <br /> - PowerPoint Slides for Item 5b - Zoning Atlas Amendment— Related to Town of Hillsborough <br /> Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) Relinquishment <br /> - Monthly Report from the Planning Division <br /> Chair Jacobs recognized Bonnie Hammersley, who introduced Elections Director Tracy <br /> Reams. <br /> Tracy Reams gave a brief presentation and update on the 2014 election night. She <br /> said everything went well for Orange County, and early voting had a record turnout of 23,195 <br /> voters. She said the County offered 303 hours of voting, and there was also record turnout on <br /> Election Day with 52,663 ballots cast and a turnout of 48.24 percent. She said results came in <br /> quickly on election night, and Orange County was one of the first large counties to report. She <br /> said the County was able to recruit and train over 200 volunteers, and she commended her <br /> staff inembers. <br /> Commissioner Rich asked if there were any specific problems her staff had to address <br /> with voters, such as questions about polling sites or identification requirements. <br /> Tracy Reams said they had both visual and printed materials available during early and <br /> regular voting. <br /> Tracy Reams said there were very detailed instructions given to workers, and there <br /> were signs made to communicate requirements. She said there were 155 provisional ballots <br /> cast. <br />