Proposed Budget Amendments

In May of each year, the County Manager presents a balanced, recommended budget to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). The BOCC conducts multiple work sessions and public hearings before it approves the final budget, in June.

During the process, individual commissioners and staff may propose amendments to the budget. These amendments will be voted on by the BOCC at the last work session prior to budget adoption.

Below is a list of proposed amendments. This list will be updated as more amendments are proposed or more supplemental information becomes available.

FY 2020-21 Commissioner Proposed Budget Amendments

List of commissioner and staff proposed budget amendments. This is a working list and will be updated as new amendments are proposed.
Amendment Sponsor Department Description Amount General Fund Other funds Vote
OP-001 Greene Outside agencies Fund ($20,000) to support a new nonprofit, Reentry House Plus, Inc., that is in the process of opening a reentry house for men emerging from their sentences at Orange Correctional. $20,000 $20,000 $0 passes 6-1
OP-002 Greene Human Services Use $20,000 from the Social Justice Fund to support the new nonprofit Reentry House Plus, Inc. ($20,000) $0 $0 passes 6-1
OP-003 Bedford & McKee BOCC Repeal the salary increase for Commissioners effective December 1, 2020.  That cost is $12,710 including FICA and retirement.  ($12,710) ($12,710) $0 passes 6-1
OP-004 Marcoplos BOCC Eliminate funding for the National Association of Counties (NACo) membership dues. ($2,666) ($12,710) $0 fails 2-5
OP-005 Marcoplos BOCC Direct funds allocated for NACo memberships dues to the Social Justice Fund. $2,666 ($12,710) $0 fails 2-5
OP-006 Marcoplos BOCC Eliminate funding for the UNC School of Government (UNC-SOG) membership dues. ($17,168) ($12,710) $0 fails 2-5
OP-007 Marcoplos BOCC Direct funds allocated for UNC-SOG memberships dues to the Social Justice Fund. $17,168 ($12,710) $0 fails 2-5
OP-008 Marcoplos BOCC Eliminate funding for the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) membership dues. ($12,755) ($12,710) $0 Amendment pulled
OP-009 Marcoplos BOCC Direct funds allocated for NCACC memberships dues to the Social Justice Fund. $12,755 ($12,710) $0 Amendment pulled
OP-010 Marcoplos BOCC Eliminate funding for the Triangle J membership ($22,213) ($12,710) $0 Amendment pulled
OP-011 Marcoplos BOCC Direct funds allocated Triangle J membership dues to the Social Justice Fund. $22,213 ($12,710) $0 Amendment pulled
OP-012 Staff Debt Service Reduce Debt Service Payments in FY 20-21 due to lower interest rate realized as part of the G.O. Bond issuance in May 2020 ($209,779) ($222,489) $0 passes 7-0
OP-013 Staff Transfer to Affordable Houisng Initiatives/Community Development Fund Reduce County match to the HOME Program as a result of a calculation error in determining the match requirement ($3,654) ($226,143)   passes 7-0
OP-014 Rich Non-Departmental

Suspend the $568,139 proposed for the Chapel Hill Library in FY 2020-21 ($568,139) ($226,143)   fails 2-5
OP-015 Rich Education Set up a COVID focused "Education Fund" to assist students in need of technology and broadband in both districts, in order to prevent the opportunity gap from growing larger during the COVID-19 pandemic $500,000 ($226,143)   fails 2-5
OP-016 Rich Non-Departmental Set up a fund to assist non-Chapel Hill residents (on a sliding scale) with a household library card if Chapel Hill decides to charge a fee for the use of the library by non-Chapel Hill residents

$68,139 ($226,143)   fails 2-5
OP-017 Staff Human Rights & Relations Fund the development of a Racial Equity Index Platform to track progress of the County's racial equity initiatives, and to follow trends in racial disparities. $35,000 ($191,143)   7-0
OP-018 Staff Article 46 sales tax fund Receipt of $410,000 in Article 46 Sales Tax Small Business Loan Funds to be used for Emergency Grants to small businesses   ($191,143) $410,000 7-0
OP-019 Staff Visitor's Bureau fund Reduce the Visitors Bureau Fund expenditure budget by $19,308 to correct an error related to indirect cost allocation   ($191,143) ($19,308) 7-0
OP-020 Staff Solid Waste Enterprise Fund Increase the Solid Waste Enterprise Fund expenditure budget by $475,000 to reflect the Transfer of funds to the General Fund as an expense   ($191,143) $475,000 7-0
OP-021 Marcoplos Non-departmental Skilled Construction Trade program $20,000     failed for lack of a second
OP-022 Dorosin Education increased Per Pupil funding by an additional $9 - $183,447 $183,447 ($7,696)   passed 7-0
OP-023 Dorosin Social Justice Reserve Fund Allocate $7,696 to Social Justice Reserve Fund $7,696 $0   passed 7-0

FY 2020-21 Proposed CIP Amendments

List of proposed amendments to the Capital Investment Plan (CIP) Budget.
Amendment Sponsor Budget Page Department Amendment Amount Vote
CIP-001 Dorosin 135 Education Move the Durham Tech Expansion Project planning up to year 1  $1,000,000 passed 4-3
CIP-002 Dorosin 135 Education Move Durham Tech Expansion Project phase 2 up to year 2 $14,000,000 passed 4-3
CIP-003 Dorosin 135 Education Move the Durham Tech Expansion Project phase 3 up to year 3  $11,547,911 passed 4-3
CIP-004 Dorosin Various County CIP Projects Delay the following CIP projects from Year 1 (FY 20-21) to Years 6-10: Roofing Projects ($25,000); EMS Substation - Morgue Project ($675,000); Blackwood Farm Park ($350,000); IT ($594,500); Vehicle Replacements ($250,000) ($1,894,500) passed 4-3
CIP-005 Dorosin Various County CIP Projects Delay the following CIP projects from Year 2 (FY 21-22) to Years 6-10: Soccer.com ($4,589,000); some IT Infrastructure ($1,500,000); Millhouse Road Park ($400,000); Lake Orange Dam ($50,526); Little River Park, Phase II ($500,000); Roofing Projects ($250,000); Twin Creeks Park ($220,000); Old Courthouse Square ($220,000); Vehicle Replacements ($250,000) ($7,979,526) Vote deferred to Sept. BOCC meeting
CIP-006 Dorosin Various County CIP Projects Delay the following CIP projects from Year 3 (FY 2022-23) to Years 6-10: Millhouse Road Park ($6,400,000); Twin Creeks Park ($3,780,000); Conservation Easements ($1,000,000); Blackwood Farm Park ($300,000); Fairview Park ($2,000,000); Courthouse Square ($390,000); IT ($748,385); Vehicle Replacements ($250,000) ($14,868,385) Vote deferred to Sept. BOCC meeting
CIP-007 Price 135 Education Move the Durham Tech Expansion Project planning up to year 1  $1,000,000 n/a
CIP-008 Price Various County CIP Projects Remove the following CIP projects from Year 1 (FY 20-21): EMS - Substation - Morgue project ($600,000); Millhouse Road Park ($300,000); Roofing Project ($25,000); Other Park or Façade Projects ($75,000) ($1,000,000) n/a
CIP-009 Price 135 Education Move Durham Tech Expansion Project phase 2 up to year 2 $14,000,000 n/a
CIP-010 Price Various County CIP Projects To be Determined with Staff in following Budget Cycles ($14,000,000) n/a
CIP-011 Price 135 Education Move the Durham Tech Expansion Project phase 3 up to year 3 $11,547,911 n/a
CIP-012 Price Various County CIP Projects To be Determined with Staff in following Budget Cycles ($11,547,911) n/a
CIP-013 Staff 44 Roofing projects Remove $25,000 from Year 1 (FY 2020-21) and $250,000 from Year 2 (FY 2021-22) related to the Design Costs and Roof Replacement of the Main Library ($275,000) included in CIP 004
CIP-014 Staff 53 EMS Substations Reduce the Morgue portion of the EMS Substation project in Year 1 (FY 2020-21) from $1.2 million to $525,000 ($675,000) included in CIP 004
CIP-015 Staff 82 Solid Waste Projects Defer Recycling Operations - Vehicle/Equipment Replacements of $570,800 from Year 1 (FY 2020-21) to Year 2 (FY 2021-22) ($570,800) passed