Orange County Board of Commissioners
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June 6, 2000
F. Gordon Battle Courtroom
106 E. Margaret Lane
Hillsborough, N.C. 27278
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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 not on the Printed Agenda
b. Matters on the Printed Agenda (These matters will be considered as the Board addresses the items on the agenda below.)
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. 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 (7:55-8:15)
a. Resolution Implementing a Gross Receipts Tax on Rental Vehicles Exempted from Property Tax
The Board will consider implementing a gross receipts tax on certain rental vehicles to replace the ad valorem tax on such vehicles that was recently rescinded by the North Carolina General Assembly.
b. Resolution Supporting House Bill 1396 Concerning the Scheduling of a Public Referendum to Amend the North Carolina Constitution to Recognize Healthcare as a Fundamental Right
The Board will consider a resolution calling for a public referendum in November 2000 to amend the North Carolina Constitution to recognize healthcare as a fundamental right.
c. Resolution Regarding University of North Carolina's Payment of Service Availability Fees to the Orange County Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA)
The Board will consider a resolution of support for OWASA's cost recovery from UNC Chapel Hill relative to growth under the "cost-of-service" principle.
d. Resolution Concerning High School Financing Plan Orange County Schools
The Board will consider a resolution authorizing staff to proceed with a plan and process for financing a new high school in the Orange County School District.
6. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
7. PUBLIC HEARINGS (8:15-8:30)
a. FY 2000 Housing Development Grant Application
The Board will receive citizen comments regarding the development of a FY 2000 Housing Development Grant Application.
8. ITEMS FOR DECISION - CONSENT AGENDA (8:30-8:45)
The Board will consider correction and/or approval of minutes from the following meetings: March 21 regular meeting; March 23 work session; March 27 meeting with the school boards; March 29 budget work session; April 4 regular meeting; April 11 work session, and April 12 JPA public hearing.
b. Appointment of Michael Burton as an Additional County Review Officer
The Board will consider appointing Michael Burton as an additional county revenue officer to approve all surveys and plats to be recorded in Orange County.
c. Agreement between Orange County and UNC Hospitals for three Medicaid Caseworkers
The Board will consider approving an agreement with UNC Hospitals for three hospital-based Medicaid intake caseworkers, the cost of which is reimbursed by the hospital system.
d. Quality Assurance Technical Assistance Contract for Landfill Cell #4 Liner
The Board will consider awarding a contract to Draper Aden and Associates in an amount not to exceed $56,652, for construction monitoring, material testing and an engineering certification report for the phase 4 cell at the Orange Regional Landfill.
e. Acceptance of Grant for Wood Waste Processing
The Board will consider accepting a grant in the amount of $13,000 from the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance, for construction and demolition materials recycling.
f. Employee Assistance Program Contract Renewal
The Board will consider renewing a contract with Human Affairs International, at a rate of $1.82 per employee per month, for Employee Assistance Program services.
g. Budget Amendment #12
The Board will consider approving capital project ordinances for the Orange County Schools new high school and Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools paving and parking lot renovations.
h. Housing Bond Program Pine Hill Drive
The Board will consider approving an amendment to the development agreement for the Pine Hill Drive project.
i. Audit Contract for June 30, 2000 Fiscal Year
The Board will consider awarding a contract with Deloitte and Touche, LLP, in the amount of $66,500, for audit services for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000.
j. Home and Community Care Block Grant
The Board will consider approving the Home and Community Care Block Grant funding plan in the amount of $393,978.
k. Lease Renewal for Suite 106, 501 W. Franklin St.
The Board will consider renewing a lease with Jim Lilley Properties for a 552 square-foot office suite at 501 W. Franklin St. in the amount of $9,180 per year.
l. Pyrotechnics Permit Orange County Speedway
The Board will consider approving a pyrotechnics permit for Orange County Speedway for a June 30, 2000 event.
m. Resolution to Close Entrance of Carolina Loop (SR 1586)
The Board will consider approving a resolution to close the entrance to Carolina Loop at St. Mary's Road.
n. Fox Hill Farm East Phase 2, Sections A and B Preliminary Plan
The Board will consider a preliminary plan for Fox Hill Farm East, phase 2, sections A and B, located near the intersection of St. Mary's and New Sharon Church roads in Eno Township.
o. Annual Agreement Renewal with UNC School of Dentistry and Health Department
The Board will consider approving a contract with UNC School of Dentistry in the amount of $2,400 per year for pediatric dental services at the Health Department.
p. Contract Renewal with UNC Family Medicine and Health Department
The Board will consider renewing a contract with UNC Family Medicine in the amount of $110,000 for physician services at the Health Department.
9. ITEMS FOR DECISION - REGULAR AGENDA
a. Appointment and Orientation Process (8:45-8:55)
The Board will consider amending the its resolution for the appointment and orientation process for boards and commissions.
b. Contract between Animal Protection Society and Orange County for Animal Shelter (8:55-9:10)
The Board will consider contracting with the Animal Protection Society of Orange County to provide animal shelter services at a cost of $392,671.
c. Creation of Library Task Force (9:10-9:20)
The Board will consider appointing a short-term task force to study library service and draft a long-range library plan.
d. Request for Funding Concept Plan for Southern Community Park (9:20-9:35)
The Board will consider a request by the Town of Chapel Hill to use County park bond funds to develop a concept plan for Southern Community Park.
e. Amendment to Orange County Private Roads Standards (9:35-9:50)
The Board will consider amending the County's subdivision regulations regarding private road standards.
f. The Woodlands (formerly Nine Gates) Preliminary Plan (9:50-10:00)
The Board will consider a preliminary plan for the Woodlands subdivision near the intersection of Jones Ferry and Ferguson roads in Chapel Hill Township.
a. Efland Wastewater Extension (10:00-10:10)
The Board will hear a report on the proposed Efland Sewer extension.
13. CLOSED SESSION
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