Orange County Board of Commissioners
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located at the Orange County Library in Hillsborough and the Chapel Hill
Library in Chapel Hill.
Items that are in "italic" and starred (*) will be discussed during the Board of County Commissioners Special Meeting beginning at 6:00. If they are not addressed during the Special Meeting due to time constraints, they will be addressed in the order they appear on this Regular Meeting Agenda.
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.
Public Comments (7:35-7:45)
(We would appreciate you signing the pad ahead of time so that you are not overlooked.)
a. Matters not on the Printed Agenda
b. Matters on the Printed Agenda
(These matters will be
considered when the Board addresses that item on the agenda below.)
Board Comments (7:45-8:00)
County Manager's Report (8:00-8:05)
The Board will receive information on Human Relations Month Activities and consider proclaiming February 2004 as Human Relations Month in Orange County.
The Board will receive
information on the One Book One Community Project and to consider a
resolution challenging residents to participate in the One Book One
Special Presentations (8:15-8:40)
The Board will acknowledge and present checks to local artists and arts organizations receiving Fall 2003 Orange County Arts Grants.
The Board will consider a temporary location, preferably the Southern Human Services Building located in Chapel Hill, to house the 30th Anniversary art project of the Orange County Rape Crisis Center taking into consideration the location, security, safety, content appropriateness and other issues related to the art project.
The Board will receive the
first Affordable Housing Performance Report from the Orange County
Affordable Housing Advisory Board.
Decision--Consent Agenda (8:40-8:55)
The Board will consider corrections and/or approval of minutes as submitted by the Clerk to the Board as listed:
September 25, 2003 - BOCC Public Hearing on Animal Shelter Operations
September 29, 2003 - BOCC Joint Meeting with School Boards
October 1, 2003 - BOCC Regular Meeting
October 21, 2003 - BOCC Regular Meeting
December 4, 2003 - BOCC Public Hearing on the Potential Impacts of a Possible School Merger
The Board will consider one appointment to the Homestead and High School Roads Safety Task Force.
The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 190 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes.
The Board will consider approving budget ordinance, capital project ordinance, and grant project ordinance amendments for fiscal year 2003-04.
The Board will consider approving grant funding in the amount of $10,000 from the Human Services Safety Net reserve to assist in the purchase of an emergency generator for the Duke Community Hospice Inpatient Care facility located in the Meadowland business park, Hillsborough.
The Board will consider authorizing the purchase of a 1.1 acre tract along New Hoe Creek from Hope Creek, Limited to protect an important riparian corridor and potential future trail and for the County Attorney and staff to negotiate any points in the contract other than the purchase price, as necessary, with a closing expected to occur by February 28, 2004.
The Board will consider extending the Solid Waste Department agreement with Research and Analytical Laboratories, Inc. for ground water monitoring services at the Orange County Landfill for three additional years through December 31, 2006 and authorize the Chair to sign the Contract, subject to final review by staff and County Attorney.
The Board will
consider scheduling a Public Hearing on February 3, 2004 to receive public
comments on the 3-Year Update of Orange County's Solid Waste Management
The Board will consider Planning Board and Administration
recommendations, close the Public Hearing and make a decision on the
proposed Telecommunication Towers amendments to Article 6.18 and Article
8.8.17a of the Orange County Zoning Ordinance.
Board will consider Planning Board and Administration recommendations,
close the Public Hearing and make a decision regarding a proposed
amendment to the Orange County Subdivision Regulation, IV-B-3 Streets,
The Board will consider Planning Board and Administration recommendations, close the Public Hearing and make a decision regarding the proposed new/revised certificates and endorsements that are required to be on recorded plats of major subdivisions, minor subdivisions, and subdivisions not subject to subdivision regulations.
The Board will consider Planning Board and Administration recommendations, close the public Hearing and consider approval of a proposed amendment to the Orange County Zoning Ordinance to make Schools: Elementary, Middle, and Secondary - a Class A Special Use in appropriate zoning districts and to apply special use permit standards that meet the general standards, zoning district requirements and similar standards as detailed in Section 8.8.29 ("Growth Management Subdivision Standards") of the Zoning Ordinance.
The Board will consider
reconvening the members of the Library Services Task Force and approving
its charge; and review the recommendations from the Library Services Task
Force Report submitted to the Board of County Commissioners in November
The Board will consider
acceptance of a State pass-through grant allocation of feral Homeland
Security funds in the amount of $363,908 to reimburse Orange County for
the purchase of equipment associated with homeland security activities of
the County, its municipalities, and the University; authorize the Manager
to sign the Memorandum of Agreement; Authorize the Manager to sign the
Assurances of Participation; Authorize the Manager to identify Nick
Waters, Director of Emergency Management, as the Designated Agent under
Annex B; and Authorize the Manager to identify Eric Griffin, Emergency
Management Specialist, as the Point of Contact under Annex B.
Soccer Superfund - Policy and
The Board will consider a
draft policy and set of guidelines for use of the Soccer Superfund and
provide feedback to staff. The
document would be brought back for action at a subsequent meeting.
The Board will consider permitting the Orange County Board of Education temporary use of County property located on the southeast corner of Tryon and Hassell Streets, Hillsborough for use as an alternative school; authorizing the County Attorney and Purchasing Director to prepare a lease between Orange County and the Orange County Board of Education for property necessary for the alternative school for approval by the Commissioners no later than February 17, 2004; and direct the Purchasing Director to negotiate termination of the existing lease with GE Capital and to facilitate re-issuance of a new lease with like terms between the Orange County Board of Education and GE Capital.
The Board will consider an appointment to the Adult Care Home
Community Advisory Committee (A.C.H.C.A.C.).
The Board will consider one reappointment and two new appointments
to the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau.
The Board will consider an appointment to the Commission for the
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