Orange County Board of Commissioners
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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.
ADDITIONS OR CHANGES TO THE AGENDA
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 COMMENTS
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.)
COUNTY MANAGER'S REPORT
The Board will consider recognizing Drs. Nels and Nancy Anderson for their achievement in having their property, the Holden-Roberts Farm, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The Board will consider a resolution approving a conservation easement agreement with Rebecca Brown for land along New Hope Creek in the Chapel Hill Township and to authorize the Chair to sign the easement, subject to final review by staff and County Attorney.
The Board will consider a resolution approving a conservation easement agreement with the Trinity School for land along New Hope Creek in the Chapel Hill Township and to authorize the Chair to sign the easement, subject to final review by staff and County Attorney.
The Board will consider adopting a resolution to establish a workgroup to examine issues and opportunities relative to the current Carrboro Branch Library (at McDougle) as well as the creation of a "Cybrary" at the Carrboro Century Center; and modify or further clarify the charge to the Carrboro Library Workgroup, as may be desired; and appoint the members of the Carrboro Library Workgroup as the Board decides.
(8:30 - 9:30)
(8:30 - 9:30)
The Board will consider a presentation as information by Orange Water & Sewer Authority (OWASA) officials and staff to provide the BOCC with more detailed information and an update of issues (new conservation ordinances, wastewater reclamation and reuse, demand management, water supply and demand projections) that were brought to the Board's attention in the OWASA's June 27, 2003 letter (attached) to the Chair and Mayors of Chapel Hill and Carrboro.
The Board will consider a central grouping of major issues contained within the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Report on Animal Sheltering, and the possible creation of a representative task force to undertake a thorough review of the Report and submit its recommendations to the BOCC by the first BOCC meeting in January 2004.
(9:30 - 9:40)
(9:30 - 9:40)
The Board will consider holding a public hearing and to approve a FY 2003/04 Rural Operating Assistance Program (ROAP) fund application for $108,150 and authorize the Chair to sign the Certified Statement of Participation.
FOR DECISION - CONSENT AGENDA
The Board will consider approval and/or correction of minutes from the August 25, 2003 BOCC/Quarterly Public Hearing.
Appointments - None
The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 112 requests for motor vehicle property tax refunds in accordance with N.C. General Statutes.
The Board will consider approving a Cooperative Agreement between Orange County and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for services performed during Federal Fiscal Year 2003 and authorize the Chair to sign the agreement, subject to the approval of the County Attorney.
The Board will consider approving an agreement for Health Department provision of dental services for the Head Start Program children offered by Chapel Hill Training and Outreach, Inc. and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider a petition to add Old Heritage Court to the State-maintenance Secondary Road System.
The Board will consider approval of the legal advertisement for items to be presented at the Joint Planning Area Public Hearing scheduled for October 15, 2003.
The Board will consider closing the public hearing and make a decision concerning the proposed Development Open Burning Restrictions to the Zoning Ordinance & Subdivision Regulations and the Erosion Control Ordinance as recommended by Administration, Planning Board, and Planning Staff.
The Board will consider a request from El Centro Latino for $5,000 in funding to support the "Many Cultures, One Race" event on September 20, 2003 from appropriations already in place in the "Culture and Recreation" function of the 2003-04 operating budget.
FOR DECISION - REGULAR AGENDA
Employee Health Insurance Renewal for 2004
The Board will consider
renewal of employee health insurance plans through the North Carolina
Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Health Insurance Trust and
CIGNA effective January 1, 2004 including continuing the dependent
subsidy at 52 percent.
The Board will consider a proposed amendment to the Orange County
Subdivision Regulations, Section IV-B-3-b
The Board will consider closing the public hearing and
consider proposed amendments to the Open Space Standards in
subdivisions following the Flexible Development option as proposed by
Administration, Planning Board, and Planning Staff.
Creek II Subdivision (Section Two) - Preliminary Plan (10:20-10:30)
The Board will consider the Preliminary Plan for Mill Creek II Subdivision (Section Two) in accordance with the Resolution of Approval for Administration, Planning Board, and Planning Staff.
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