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Tuesday, March 20, 2001
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. The Complete agenda packet is posted online at http://www.co.orange.nc.us .
1. ADDITIONS OR CHANGES TO THE AGENDA (7:30-7:35)
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.
2. CITIZEN & AUDIENCE COMMENTS (7:35-7:45)
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.)
3. BOARD COMMENTS (7:45-7:55)
4. COUNTY MANAGER'S REPORT (7:55-8:00)
5. RESOLUTIONS/PROCLAMATIONS (8:00-8:20)
a. Orange Community Housing Corporation (OCHC)/Community Land Trust in Orange County Merger
The Board will consider a resolution of support for a merger of the two agencies.
b. Fair Housing Month Proclamation
The Board will consider proclaiming April 2001 as Fair Housing Month.
c. Acceptance of Grant for Planning for Consequences of Terrorism
The Board will consider accepting a grant in the amount of $40,000 for the Emergency Management Department to develop a plan and training program for domestic terrorism preparedness.
d. Reconsideration of Request for Assessment of Civil Penalties Henry M. Wilson Zoning Violation
The Board will reconsider its approval of the assessment of civil penalties for a zoning violation.
6. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (8:20-8:35)
a. Long-term Use Plan for Court Facilities at Old Chapel Hill Post Office
The Board will receive a presentation from the Chapel Hill Town Council Committee on the old post office.
7. PUBLIC HEARINGS (8:35-8:45)
a. Orange County Housing Rehabilitation CDBG Program
The Board will receive public comments on the development of the fiscal year 2001 housing rehabilitation program application and consider a resolution authorizing the submission of a formal application.
8. ITEMS FOR DECISION - CONSENT AGENDA (8:45-8:55)
a. Budget Amendment #8
The Board will consider budget ordinance amendments and a Smith Middle School capital project ordinance.
b. The Arts Center Kids' Day Festival
The Board will consider a funding request from the ArtsCenter to assist in sponsorship for the "Kids' Day Festival."
c. Contract with Legacy Research Associates, Inc. (Archaeological Survey of Little River Park)
The Board will consider approving a contract with Legacy Research Associates in the amount of $7,558 for a survey of cultural and archaeological resources in the Little River Regional Park and natural area.
d. Change in Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting Schedule
The Board will consider changing its regular meeting schedule to add a work session on March 29, 2001, 7:30 p.m. at the Southern Human Services Center, Chapel Hill.
e. Personnel Ordinance Revision Holiday Worked
The Board will consider a revision to the personnel ordinance to provide employees the option of taking time off in lieu of pay for hours worked on holidays.
f. Application for State Public School Building Funds
The Board will consider an application to the State budget office to release funds from Orange County's public school building capital fund account.
9. ITEMS FOR DECISION - REGULAR AGENDA
a. Appointments (8:55-9:05)
The Board will consider appointments to the Commission for Women, Historic Preservation Commission and Orange County Planning Board.
b. Sunrise Springs Preliminary Plan (9:05-9:15)
The Board will consider a preliminary plan for the proposed Sunrise Springs subdivision.
c. Ashwick Subdivision Preliminary Plan (9:15-9:30)
The Board will consider a preliminary plan for the proposed Ashwick subdivision.
d. High Rock Farms Phase 1 Preliminary Plan (9:30-9:40)
The Board will consider a preliminary plan for the proposed High Rock Farms subdivision, phase 1.
e. American Stone Company/Orange Water and Sewer Authority Planned Development Rezoning and Class A Special Use Permit* (9:40-10:00) *6.48 mb self-executing zipped archive. Download file and "double-click" to unzip and view. File may take several minutes to download.
The Board will consider an application for proposed planned development rezoning and Class A Special Use Permit for expansion of quarry operations and a reservoir.
f. Advertisement for Joint Planning Area Public Hearing April 11, 2001 (10:00-10:10)
The Board will consider authorizing a legal notice for items to be included at the scheduled April 11, 2001 public hearing.
g. Use and Access Plan McGowan Creek Preserve (10:10-10:20)
The Board will consider a use and access plan for McGowan Creek Preserve.
13. CLOSED SESSION (10:20)
"To discuss the County's position and to instruct the County Manager and County Attorney on the negotiating position regarding the terms of a contract to purchase real property," NCGS § 143-318.11 (a)(5).
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