Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, March 16, 2004
7:30 p.m.
Southern Human Services Center
2501 Homestead Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC

Note: Background Material on all abstracts available in the Clerk's Office

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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 three minutes.

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 (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.

2.   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.)

3.   Board Comments (7:45 - 8:00)

4.   County Manager's Report (8:00 - 8:05)

5.   Resolutions or Proclamations (8:05 - 8:30)

a.      Child Abuse Prevention Month

The Board will consider a request to declare April a Child Abuse Prevention Month in Orange County. 

b.      Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

The Board will consider a proclamation to declare the week of April 11 through 17, 2004 as Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign. 

c.       County Government Week

The Board will consider proclaiming the week of April 18 through 24, 2004 as Orange County Government Week and endorse the "Official for a Day" activities. 

d.      Resolution on the Future of the Dix Hospital Campus

The Board will consider a resolution regarding the disposition of the 425-acre Dix Hospital campus. 

e.      Resolution on Re-entering Informal Franchise Renewal Negotiations with Time Warner Cable

The Board will consider a resolution setting forth a strategy for the Cable Advisory Committee of Orange County and the County staff re-entering into informal franchise renewal negotiations with Time Warner Cable (TWC).

6.   Special Presentations (8:30 - 8:50)

a.      Potential Impacts of Federal "No Child Left Behind" Legislation

- - Presentation by Schools

The Board will receive an assessment from the County's two school systems of the potential impacts of "No Child Left Behind". 

b.      Workforce Development Board Annual Report

The Board will receive the annual program report prepared by the Regional Partnership Local Area on Workforce Investment Act Programs, including information on expenditures on all contractor's programs, number of participants served, articles on the JobLink Career Centers, and program success stories (the Skills Development Center is a state chartered JobLink Center). 

7.   Public Hearings (8:50 - 9:05)

a.      Orange County's 2004 Legislative Agenda  

The Board will consider holding a public hearing on 1) potential items for inclusion in Orange County's legislative agenda package for the 2004 North Carolina General Assembly Session and to consider approval of draft resolutions for presentation to Orange County's legislative delegation, and 2) for discussion on potential items/projects to request federal funding assistance; and consider approval of the four draft resolutions, and approve as necessary the list of items/projects to be presented to Congressman Price for possible federal funding assistance. 

8.   Items for Decision--Consent Agenda (9:05 - 9:15)

a.      Minutes

The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes of the November 20, 2003 BOCC Work Session and the November 24, 2003 Joint Meeting of the BOCC and the Planning Board as submitted by the Clerk to the Board. 

b.      Appointments

(1)      Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee

The Board will consider one reappointment to the Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee (ACHCAC). 

(2)      Historic Preservation Commission

The Board will consider one reappointment to the Historic Preservation Commission. 

c.       Motor Vehicle Property Tax Release/Refunds

The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 87 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases for refunds in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes. 

d.      Criminal Justice Partnership Program Continuation Grant Application

The Board will consider approving the submission of the FY 2004-2005 grant application of $165,221 for the continuation of Criminal Justice Partnership Program (CJPP) operations at the current funding level and authorize the Chair to sign. 

e.      Approval of South Orange Fire District Map

The Board will consider approving a revised map of the South Orange Fire District. 

f.        Approval of East Alamance Fire District Contract

The Board will consider approving a contract between Orange County and the City of Mebane related to the City's provision of fire protection services in the East Alamance Fire District and authorize the Chair to sign. 

g.      Housing Bond/HOME Programs - Transitional Housing Program

The Board will consider authorizing the execution of a Development Agreement by the County Manger with the Town of Chapel Hill for the acquisition of rental property after the County Attorney has reviewed and approved the Agreement. 

h.      Regulated Recyclable Material Ordinance Amendments

The Board will consider suggested amendments to the Regulated Recyclable Material Ordinance to the Board of County Commissioners for consideration and approval. 

i.        Soccer Superfund - Policy and Guidelines

The Board will consider a draft policy and set of guidelines for use of the Soccer Superfund. 

9.   Items for Decision--Regular Agenda

a.      Appointments (9:15 - 9:20)

(1)      Special Board of Equalization and Review (E&R Board)

The Board will consider appointing three regular members, and the remaining applicants as alternate members to the Special Board of Equalization and Review (E&R Board), all with terms ending with the appointment of a new Special Board of Equalization and Review; and appoint one regular member to be the Chair of the Special Board of Equalization and Review. 

(2)      Library Services Task Force

The Board will consider an appointment to the Library Services Task Force. 

(3)      Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau

The Board will consider an appointment to the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau. 

(4)      Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee

The Board will consider appointments to the Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee. 

b.      Southern Orange Senior Center Location on Southern Human Services Center Site (9:20 - 9:35)

The Board will consider approving a building footprint on the Southern Human Services Center site for the Southern Orange Senior Center. 

c.       Site Plan - Efland Cheeks Park (Phase II) (9:35 - 9:45)

The Board will consider approving the submittal of a site plan for Phase II of Efland Cheeks Park and authorize staff to submit the site plan for approval. 

d.      Bid Award /Contract Approval and Funding Options for Little River Regional Park, Phase I (9:45 - 10:00)

The Board will consider awarding a bid and approving a contract to Romeo Guest, INC. in and amount not to exceed $706,166; for construction of the major elements of Little River Park; and to propose a funding plan for Phase I of Little River Regional Park and Natural Area, a joint project of Orange County, Durham County, Triangle Land Conservancy and the Eno River Association; approve the expenditure of an additional $272,000 to cover costs associated with the completion of the Little River Park development; and direct staff to include this amount in the updated five-year plan for the issuance of County bonds and alternative financing, to be presented during a BOCC meeting later this spring. 

e.      Lease Approval:  Storage Facility and Emergency Management Overflow Office Space; Efland (10:00 - 10:10)

The Board will consider leasing a building in Efland, NC, beginning April 1, 2004 through June 30, 2009 with Efland Leasing Company, for a building at 3501-A Forrest Ave, Efland, NC, in which to house certain Emergency Management functions and storage , as well as to provide storage for bulky institutional items for all County departments; contingent upon Attorney and staff review; and authorize staff to prepare a floor plan and corresponding policy governing storage in the facility, complete with cost estimates for upfit, which overage, if any, shall be included for consideration in the 2004-2005 budget process; and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. 

f.        Request for Property Tax Refund on Registered Motor Vehicle (10:10 - 10:20)

The Board will consider one request for refund of property taxes on a motor vehicle. 

g.      Adoption of 2003-2013 Capital Investment Plan (CIP) (10:20 - 10:30)

The Board will consider formal adoption of Orange County's 2003-2013 Capital Investment Plan (CIP) and provide direction to staff concerning any required changes, and then formally adopt the 2003-2013 Orange County Capital Investment Plan to reflect any such changes. 

10.   Reports

11.   Closed Session

12.   Adjournment

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