Monday, December 2, 2002
F. Gordon Battle Courtroom
106 E. Margaret Lane
Hillsborough, N.C. 27278
COMPLIANCE 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.
ESTIMATED 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
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.
Oaths of Office for Board Members (7:30-7:40)
a. Alice M. Gordon
b. Stephen H. Halkiotis
c. Barry Jacobs
Board Organization (7:40-7:50)
a. Election of Chair and Vice Chair
b. Designation of Voting Delegate for all NCACC and NACo meetings for
Calendar Year December 1, 2002-2003
b. Clerk to the Board
c. County Attorney
ADDITIONS OR CHANGES TO THE
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
matters will be considered as the Board addresses the items on the
COUNTY MANAGER'S REPORT (8:30-8:35)
Recognition of Children’s Services Staff
of General Obligation Bonds
Board will consider authorizing the refunding of bonds issued in March
1993 and bonds previously refunded in June 1993.
Resolution Regarding DCHC
2025 Long-range Transportation Plan
Board will consider a resolution providing comments to the
Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro (DCHC) Transportation Advisory Committee
regarding its draft 2025 long-range transportation plan.
Board will receive information on five issues raised at its Nov. 6,
2002 meeting concerning the Tuscany Ridge subdivision.
System Software Award of Proposal/Contract
Board will receive information concerning the replacement of the
County’s business system software in anticipation of considering a
bid at its Dec. 10, 2002 meeting.
ITEMS FOR DECISION -
CONSENT AGENDA (9:05-9:15)
Board will consider correction and/or approval of minutes of the
following meetings: Oct. 9, 2002 work session; Oct 9, 2002 regular
meeting and JPA public hearing; and, Oct. 15, 2002 regular meeting.
for the Environment – Two Reappointments
Board will consider two reappointments to the Commission for the
2) Cable TV Advisory Committee – One
The Board will consider one reappointment to the Cable TV Advisory
3) Board of Health – One Appointment
The Board will consider one appointment to the Board of Health.
Board will consider three requests for property tax refunds.
Board will consider approving value changes made in property values
after the 2002 Board of Equalization and review adjourned.
for Property Homestead Exemption
Board will consider untimely requests for granting homestead
exemptions for the 2002 tax year.
Applications for Property Homestead Exemption
Board will consider seven late requests for granting homestead
exemptions for the 2002 tax year.
Board will consider examining the bonds of the Sheriff, Register of
Deeds, Finance Director and Tax Collector, and other County employees
as required by NCGS 109-5.
Legacy Annual Action Plan – FY 2002-2003
Board will consider a draft Lands Legacy action plan for fiscal year
Board will consider a contract with Johnson and Knight Appraisal
Services in the amount of $9,500 for the appraisal of the General
Electric property in Mebane.
Approval – 501 W. Franklin St, Suite #105; and Authorization of
County Manager to Execute a Potential Agreement During Winter Break
Board will consider a lease with Terradotta.com, a software consulting
firm, at a monthly rate of $650 per month for office space at 501 W.
Franklin St., Suite 105, in Chapel Hill.
First Block Grant Local Plan
Board will consider approval of a proposed two-year Work First Plan. A
copy of the draft Work First plan is available in the Clerk's office.)
Cost Allocation Plan Contract
Board will consider a contract with MAXIMUS, Inc., formerly David E.
Griffith and Associates, in the amount of $9,200 for preparation of
the County’s 2002 indirect cost allocation plan.
Community Transportation (CTP) Administrative and Capital Grant
The Board will consider entering into an agreement with NCDOT and
submitting a grant request in the amount of $422,467, of which
$380,220 consists of federal and state funds, with local
matching funds in the amount of $42,247, and $194,304 in
administrative funds, for the operation of Orange Public
Transportation for fiscal year 2003-2004.
Transportation Contract Renewal with Orange EMS and Rescue Squad, Inc.
The Board will consider a contract with Orange EMS and Rescue
Squad, Inc., in the amount of $58,269.17 per month, subject to a
possible reduction corresponding with costs the County must assume to
staff shifts not covered by the rescue squad, for providing the
transportation component of the County’s emergency medical services,
for the six-month period Jan. 1, 2002 through June 30, 2002.
Environmental Summit and Conservation Award
The Board will consider a proposal by the Commission for the
Environment to hold an environmental summit in March of alternating
years to bring together members of environmental organizations and
present the State of the Environment report and a proposed new Orange
County Conservation award.
8 Project-based Voucher Program Policy
The Board will consider approving a Section 8 project-based
voucher program policy under the County’s Section 8 housing voucher
Bond Project Review and Selection Committee Appointments
The Board will consider appointing members to a housing bond
project review and selection committee in accordance with the
County’s housing bond policy.
in BOCC Regular Meeting Schedule
Board will consider changing its 2003 regular meeting schedule to add
a joint meeting with OWASA, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen and the
Chapel Hill Town Council, on Jan. 16, 2003, 7:30 p.m., at allocation
to be determined.
ITEMS FOR DECISION -
Tower Ordinance Amendments (9:15-9:30)
Board will close the public hearing and consider amendments to the
County’s telecommunications tower ordinance. (A copy of the
proposed changes int he telecommunications ordinance is available in
the Clerk's office.)
Ridge Subdivision (Formerly James Woods) Preliminary Plan (9:30-9:45)
Board will consider a preliminary plan for the proposed Eno Ridge
Adams Tract – Potential Participation (9:45-10:00)
Board will consider potential participation with the Town of Carrboro
in acquiring the 29-acre Adams tract in Carrboro.
Comments to NCDOT and DCHC TAC Regarding Draft 2004-2010 State
Transportation Improvement Plan (10:00-10:15)
Board will consider resolutions providing comments on the draft
2004-2010 state transportation improvement program (STIP) to NCDOT and
to the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Transportation Advisory Committee.
Hill Horace Williams Tract Citizens Committee (10:15-10:20)
Board will consider an appointment to the Chapel Hill Horace Williams
Tract Citizens Committee.
Commission – One Appointment (10:20-10:25)
Board will consider one appointment to the Arts Commission.
for the Environment – Three Appointments (10:25-10:30)
Board will consider three appointments to the Commission for the
CLOSED SESSION (10:30)
consult with the County Attorney in order to preserve the
attorney-client privilege between the County Attorney and the
Board,” NCGS § 143-318.11(a)(3).
“To discuss the County’s position and to instruct the County
Manager and County Attorney on the negotiating position regarding
terms of a contract to purchase real property” NCGS §