Tuesday, May 20, 2003
F. Gordon Battle Courtroom
106 E. Margaret Lane
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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- Interpreter services and/or special sound equipment are available
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County Clerk’s office at 732-8181, ext. 2130.
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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.
1. ADDITIONS OR CHANGES TO THE 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. 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
2. CITIZEN & AUDIENCE COMMENTS
(We would appreciate you signing the pad ahead of time so that
you are not overlooked.)
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
3. BOARD COMMENTS
4. COUNTY MANAGER'S REPORT
a. Draft Interlocal Agreement with Chapel
Hill-Carrboro City Schools Regarding Third High School Site and Project
The Board will receive a report on a draft interlocal agreement between
Orange County and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) that
would formally establish the upper limit of funding that the Board
of County Commissioners is willing to earmark for the purchase and
development of a site and construction of a proposed third high school;
and to approve a resolution transmitting the draft agreement to the
Chapel Hill - Carrboro School Board of Education for their comment
b. Orange County Secondary Road Improvement
The Board will consider adopting a policy for recommending secondary
roads to be paved in the North Carolina Department of Transportation
(NCDOT) proposed Secondary Road Improvement Program.
c. Resolution Protecting Civil Rights and
Civil Liberties and Opposing Portions of the USA Patriot Act
The Board will consider a resolution to preserve and protect the civil
rights and liberties of Orange County residents and to oppose those
portions of the USA Patriot Act and any other related Executive Orders
that fundamentally alter those rights and civil liberties and to authorize
the Chair to sign the resolution.
6. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
a. Program Report on the Central Orange
Adult Day Health Center Initiative
The Board will receive as information a Special Progress Report on
the Central Orange Adult Day Health Center Initiative: Development
7. PUBLIC HEARINGS
a . Proposed Orange County 2003-2004 Secondary
Road Improvement Program
The Board will discuss and receive public comment on the Orange County
2003-2004 Secondary Road Improvement Program proposed by the North
Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT).
b. Annual Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plan
- Section 8 Housing Program
The Board will conduct a public hearing and approve submission of
the Annual Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plan for the Orange County
Housing Authority and to authorize the Chair to sign the Certification
of Compliance/Board Resolution of behalf of the Board.
8. ITEMS FOR DECISION - CONSENT AGENDA
The Board will consider approval and/or correction of minutes from
the following meetings: March 5, 2003- Work Session with the Board
of Health; April 1, 2003- Regular Meeting; and April 14, 2003 BOCC
Joint Meeting with the School Boards.
(1) Agricultural Preservation Board
The Board will consider the reappointment of three members of the
Agricultural Preservation Board.
(2) Advisory Board on Aging
The Board will consider the reappointment of two members to the Advisory
Board on Aging.
(3) OWASA- Orange Water and Sewer Authority
The Board will consider the reappointment of one member to OWASA.
c. Motor Vehicle Property Tax Refunds
The Board will consider the adoption of a refund resolution related
to 102 requests for motor vehicle property tax refunds
d. Audit Contract for the June 30, 2003
The Board will consider awarding a contract to Cherry, Bekaert &
Holland, Certified Public Accountants, for the provision of audit
services for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2003, and authorize the
Chair to sign the contract.
e. Child Support Attorney Contract
The Board will consider contracting with Coleman, Gledhill, Hargrave
and Peek to provide legal representation for the Child Support Office,
and to authorize the Chair to sign the contract.
f. Budget Amendment #12
The Board will consider approving the budget ordinance and capital
project amendments for fiscal year 2002-2003.
g. Pyrotechnics Approval - Blue Cross Blue
Shield Family Day
The Board will consider approving a pyrotechnics permit for Blue Cross/Blue
Shield Family Day 2003, on Saturday, June 7, 2003, contingent upon
final approval of the set up by the Emergency Management Director
or his designee.
h. Approval of the Orange/Chatham Boundary
The Board will consider formal approval of a survey map and boundary
description of the line between Orange County and Chatham County,
as provided by the North Carolina Geodetic Survey, and authorize the
staff to submit them for approval by the North Carolina General Assembly.
i. Decision on Proposal to Extend Annexation
Time Limits in the Joint Planning Agreement
The Board will consider adoption of a proposal to extend annexation
time limits in the Joint Planning Agreement.
j. Contract Renewal - The Peoples Channel
The Board will consider renewing an agreement with The People's Channel
to videotape/telecast County Commissioner meetings for Fiscal Year
2003-2004 at a cost of $950 per meeting; and to authorize the Chair
to sign the agreement on behalf of the Board.
k. Lease Renewal - Community School for
People Under Six
The Board will consider approving a five-year lease renewal with the
Community School for People Under Six, beginning July 1, 2003 through
June 30, 2008; and to authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the
l. Lease Renewal - Alliance for Historic
Hillsborough for Dickson House
The Board will consider a three-year renewal of the lease with the
Alliance for Historic Hillsborough for the Dickson House and associated
property and outbuildings for the purposes of continued operation
of the Visitor's Center; and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf
of the Board.
m. Lease Renewal - Carr Mill Mall
The Board will consider renewing the lease with Carr Mill Mall for
a period from July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2008 for use by the Health
Department Dental Clinic and the Public Defender's Office; and authorize
the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board.
n. Lease Renewal - Walnut Grove Solid Waste
The Board will consider the renewal of the lease for the Solid Waste
Convenience Center located on Walnut Grove Church Road for period
of July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2008 at a cost of $300 per month;
and to authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board.
o. Petition for Addition of Subdivision
Roads to the State Maintenance Program
The Board will consider petitions to add three (3) roads in Orange
County subdivisions to the State-Maintained Secondary Road System.
p. Report from the Joint Orange Grove Road
The Board will consider approving recommendations of the Joint Orange
Grove Road Transportation Group (JOGRTG) as stated in the JOGRTG Report
and Access Management Plan; and to authorize staff to pursue actions
to implement the recommendations.
q. Orange County/Hillsborough Courtesy Review
The Board will consider a revised courtesy review agreement with the
Town of Hillsborough.
r. Stream Classification Amendments
The Board will consider closing the Public Hearing and will consider
making a decision regarding the proposed Stream Classification Amendments
to the Zoning Ordinance.
s. Whitted Human Services Center Renovation
- Authorization to Contract for Environmental Remediation
The Board will consider authorizing the Manager and staff to approve
change orders and execute additional contracts necessary to carry
out the Whitted Human Services Center renovation project; and authorize
the Purchasing Director and Public Works Director to negotiate and
execute a contract and any related documents with Wildlife Nuisance
Control, Inc. in the approximate amount of $50,000, to carry out environmental
remediation work essential to completion of the Whitted Human Services
Center renovation project; and, to authorize the Purchasing Director
and Public Works Director to negotiate an appropriate reduction in
the contract with Environmental Air Designs, Inc. to reflect a credit
to the County for any of their contracted work that will instead be
carried out by Wildlife Nuisance Control, Inc.; and, to authorize
the Manager to approve and staff to execute any WHSC project change
orders, not to exceed a cumulative total of $100,000, that may become
necessary through August 19, 2003.
9. ITEMS FOR DECISION - REGULAR AGENDA
a. Housing Bond Program
The Board will consider awarding funding to the recommended affordable
housing bond projects and to authorize the Manager to issue a Letter
of Commitment to each funded agency detailing the conditions of the
b. Little River Park Interlocal Agreement
The Board will consider the proposed Interlocal Agreement between
the Counties of Durham and Orange, for the Little River Regional Park
and Natural Area.
c. Proposed Master Plan for Little River
The Board will consider a proposed master plan for the Little River
Regional Park and Natural Area.
(1) Advisory Board on Aging
The Board will consider appointing one (1) member to the Advisory
Board on Aging.
(2) Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee
The Board will consider making an appointment to the Nursing Home
Community Advisory Committee (NHCAC)
(3) Recreation and Parks Advisory Council
The Board will consider the appointment of two (2) members to the
Orange County Recreation and Parks Advisory Council (RPAC).
a. Status Report for Rogers Road
The Board will receive a status report on the Rogers Road waterline