Tuesday, September 17, 2002
F. Gordon Battle Courtroom
106 E. Margaret Lane
Hillsborough, N.C. 27278
WITH THE “AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT”
- interpreter services and/or special sound equipment are available
with prior notice. If you
need this assistance, call the County Clerk’s office at 732-8181,
ext. 2130. If you are
disabled and need assistance, contact the ADA Coordinator at extension
2300 or TDD# 644-3045.
TIMES LISTED AFTER EACH ITEM
- these are approximate times. Citizens
are encouraged to be at the meeting at the starting time.
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
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.
ADDITIONS OR CHANGES TO 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.
CITIZEN & AUDIENCE
Matters not on the Printed
Matters on the Printed
Agenda (These matters will be considered as the Board addresses
the items on the agenda below.)
COUNTY MANAGER'S REPORT
Endorsing Rural Planning Organization Memorandum of Understanding
Board will consider endorsing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for
a Rural Transportation Planning Organization (RPO) for the Research
Triangle Rural Planning Area.
Hills Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Completion
Board will consider approving plans for the disposition of two lots
and houses acquired by Orange County under the federal- and
state-funded Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
Board will recognize the staff of the Finance Department for Earning
the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of
Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.
b. Recognition of H2Orange Drought
The Board will officially recognize the newly implemented H2Orange
Drought Response Program.
Agreement – Acceptance of USDA Grant for Farmland Easements
Board will consider entering into a cooperative agreement with the
U.S. Commodity Credit Corporation, which administers the USDA Farmland
Protection Program, for the purpose of accepting grants totaling
$784,155, for the purchase of farmland conservation easements.
PUBLIC HEARINGS (8:30-8:40)
Law Enforcement Block Grant Public Hearing
Board will conduct a public hearing for written and oral comments on
the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant.
ITEMS FOR DECISION -
CONSENT AGENDA (8:40-8:50)
The Board will consider approval and/or correction of minutes from
the following meetings: May 23, 2002 budget presentation/work session;
May 28, 2002 quarterly public hearing; June 4, 2002 regular
meeting; June 11, 2002 budget work session; June 17, 2002 budget work
session; and, June 18, 2002 regular meeting.
1) Solid Waste Advisory Board – One
The Board will consider one appointment to the Solid Waste
2) Little River Park Advisory Committee – Two
Reappointments and One Appointment
The Board will consider two reappointments and one appointment to
the Little River Park Advisory Committee.
The Board will receive the jail inspection report for July 25,
2002, from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.
Vehicle Property Tax Refunds
The Board will consider 63 requests for motor vehicle property tax
Approval of a Modular Unit for Orange Public Transportation (OPT)
The Board will consider approving the lease of a 2,520-square-foot
modular unit from Action Mobile Industries, Inc., in which to relocate
the Orange Public Transportation staff to the Public Works facility on
Highway 86N, Hillsborough, with the state providing 90 percent of the
funding and Orange County providing a 10 percent match, or $4,329.
Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Ambulance Service Contract
The Board will consider approving a contract to allow direct
payment of insurance reimbursements to Orange County from Blue Cross
and Blue Shield of North Carolina for Emergency Management ambulance
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
Electronic Health Care Transactions and Code Set Standards, Compliance
Deadline Extension, and Selection of the County as a “Hybrid Entity
Under the Act
Board will consider a resolution to designate Orange County as a
“Hybrid Entity” for the purposes of the Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and to authorize
the director of the Health Department to file a plan that enables the
compliance deadline to be extended until October 2003.
Board will consider budget ordinance amendments and a grant project
ordinance amendment for fiscal year 2002-2003 for the Department on
Aging, Orange-Chatham Justice Partnership, Board of Elections, Health
Department and Human Rights and Relations Department.
Elementary School Renovation Capital Project Ordinance
Board will consider a capital project ordinance for Hillsborough
Elementary School renovations.
of Allocation of Two-thirds Net Debt Reduction Bonds for Richard E.
Whitted Human Services Center and Northern Human Services Center
Board will consider approving the allocation of two-thirds net debt
reduction bonds for the Richard E. Whitted Human Services Center and
Northern Human Services Center.
in Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting Schedule
Board will consider adding a work session/dinner meeting at 5:30 p.m.,
Wednesday, October 9, 2002, to discuss mental health issues.
ITEMS FOR DECISION -
Advertisement for Joint Planning Public Hearing – October 9, 2002
Board will consider approving the legal advertisement for items to be
presented at the joint planning area public hearing scheduled for
October 9, 2002.
and Action on Growth Controls in Large Residential Projects (9:00-9:20)
Board will receive a report on elements associated with the
implementation of growth controls in large residential projects.
Award: Two Multi-family Recycling Trucks for Recycling Operations (9:20-9:30)
The Board will consider awarding a bid to Lodal-South of Rockingham
for two trucks for the multi-family recycling program and a cost of
$107,333 for each vehicle.
and Consideration of the Southern Park Conceptual Plan Committee
The Board will review and consider the report of the Southern Park
Conceptual Plan Committee.
to Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools for County’s Share of
Construction Costs of Smith Middle School Playing Fields (9:45-10:00)
The Board will consider approval of a reimbursement in the amount of
$114,058 to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools for the County’s
share of construction costs of Smith Middle School playing fields.
Development Commission – Three Reappointments and One Appointment
The Board will consider three reappointments and one appointment to
the Economic Development Commission.
County Planning Board – One Appointment (10:05-10:10)
The Board will consider one appointment to the Orange County Planning
County/Durham I-85/U.S. 70 Economic Development District Area (10:10-10:25)
The Board will receive an update on the progress of the Orange
County/Durham I-85/U.S. 70 Economic Development District Cooperative