Orange County Board of Commissioners
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February 29, 2000
Southern Human Services Center
2501 Homestead Rd.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514
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ESTIMATED TIMES LISTED AFTER EACH ITEM - these are approximate times. Citizens are encouraged to be at the meeting at 7:30. The Board usually considers items in the order listed and proceeds at a steady pace. As a courtesy to others, speakers are asked to limit their comments to three minutes.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON AGENDA ITEMS - is available in the Clerk's office and complete copies of agenda material are located at the Orange County Library in Hillsborough and the Chapel Hill Library in Chapel Hill.
1. ADDITIONS OR CHANGES TO THE AGENDA (7:30-7:35)
2. CITIZEN & AUDIENCE COMMENTS (7:35-7:40)
a. Matters on the Printed Agenda (These matters will be considered as the Board addresses the items on the agenda below.)
b. Matters not on the Printed Agenda
The Board of Commissioners pledges to the citizens of Orange County its respect. The Board asks its citizens to conduct themselves in a respectful, courteous manner, both with the Board and with fellow citizens. If at any time should any member of the Board or any citizen fail to observe this public charge, the Chair will ask the offending person to leave the meeting until that individual regains personal control. Should decorum fail to be restored, the Chair will recess the meeting until such time that a genuine commitment to this public charge is observed.
3. BOARD COMMENTS (7:40-7:50)
4. COUNTY MANAGER'S REPORT (7:50-7:55)
5. RESOLUTIONS/PROCLAMATIONS (7:55-8:05)
a. Bond Sale Resolutions
The Board will consider adopting resolutions required for the sale of $40,175,000 in general obligation bonds for schools, parks and public buildings.
6. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (8:05-8:15)
a. Orange County Arts Grants Awards
The Board will present 1999-2000 Orange County Arts Grants to local artists and arts organizations.
7. PUBLIC HEARINGS (8:15-8:40)
a. Orange County Consolidated Housing Plan
The Board will hold a public hearing on housing and non-housing needs to be included in the FY 2000-2005 consolidated housing plan for housing and community development programs and proposed uses of FY 2000 HOME funds.
8. ITEMS FOR DECISION - CONSENT AGENDA (8:40-8:45)
a. Boundary and Conservation Easement Survey of Duke Forest Property for County Acquisition
The Board will consider awarding a contract to Callemyn-Parker and Associates in the amount of $5,617 for survey services associated with the County's purchase of 63 acres from Duke University for open space and watershed protection.
b. FEMA Designation of Applicant's Agent and Disaster Relief Agreement
The Board will consider adopting a resolution and approving an agreement required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state for processing reimbursements to the County for expenses associated with the recent snow storm.
c. Jail Inspection Report
The Board will receive a report on an inspection of the County jail conducted January 27 by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.
d. Advertisement for Joint Planning Public Hearing April 12, 2000
The Board will consider approving a legal notice for items to be presented at the joint planning area public hearing scheduled for April 12, 2000.
e. Personnel Ordinance Revision Tuition Refund
The Board will consider updating the Orange County personnel ordinance to increase the tuition refund amount for eligible County employees from $300 to $600 per fiscal year.
f. Late Application for Homestead Property Tax Exemption
The Board will consider one late application for homestead property tax exemption for the 1999 tax year.
g. Lease Agreement for Relocation of High Rock Road Solid Waste Convenience Center
The Board will consider including a rent escalator clause in the lease agreement for the relocation of the High Rock solid waste convenience center.
h. Memorandum of Agreement with UNC School of Dentistry for Health Department Smart Start Grant
The Board will consider renewing an agreement with the UNC School of Dentistry for the Health Department Smart Start Grant.
i. Contract with DMG-Maximus, Inc. to Conduct a Cost Study for Personal Health Services
The Board will consider awarding a contract to DMG-Maximus in the amount of $11,000 to conduct a cost study for the Health Department to help determine fees for personal health services.
j. Budget Amendment #7
The Board will consider approving the Pathways School capital project ordinance for the Orange County school district.
9. ITEMS FOR DECISION - REGULAR AGENDA
a. Greene Tract Cultural Resource and Biological Resources Surveys (8:45-9:00)
The Board will discuss the findings of cultural resource and biological resources surveys of the Greene tract, and related matters.
b. Solid Waste Employee Transfer Implementation Actions (9:00-9:10)
The Board will consider position, classification and pay, and personnel policy actions necessary to implement the transfer of solid waste employees from the town of Chapel Hill, effective March 20.
c. Contract with RSM McGradrey for Technical Assistance with County Business System Legacy Software Replacement (9:10-9:25)
The Board will consider a contract with RSM McGradrey, in an amount not to exceed $27,000, for technical assistance in the replacement of business system software.
d. Appointment of Special Board of Equalization and Review (9:25-9:35)
The Board will consider a resolution providing for the appointment of a special board of equalization and review.
e. Text Amendments to Subdivision Regulations and Zoning Ordinance (9:35-9:55)
The Board will consider proposed revisions to subdivision regulations and the zoning ordinance.
f. Creation of BOCC Open Space Task Force (9:55-10:00)
The Board will consider creating an open space task force with associated charge, structure and timeline.
a. "A New Consensus for Farmland Preservation" Stakeholders Listing (10:00-10:05)
The Board will review a draft list of stakeholders for participation in the "New Consensus for Farmland Preservation" initiative.
The Board will consider appointments of trustees to the Cedar Grove Volunteer Fire Department.
The Board will consider approval and/or correction of minutes from the following meetings: June 1, 1999 regular meeting; Oct. 13, 1999 work session; Nov. 22, 1999 work session; Dec. 7, 1999 regular meeting; and, Dec. 13, 1999 joint meeting with the school boards.
13. CLOSED SESSION
"To consider the qualifications, competence, performance, character, fitness, conditions of appointment, or conditions of initial employment of an individual public officer or employee or prospective public officer or employee;" NCGS § 143-318.11(a)(6).
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