Orange County Board of Commissioners
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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. Items for Decision--Consent Agenda (8:05-8:15)
The Board will consider correction and/or approval of minutes as submitted by the Clerk to the Board for meetings on November 24, 2003, December 1, 2003, December 9, 2003 (6:00 and 7:30 meetings) and February 3, 2004.
(1) Arts Commission
The Board will consider reappointments to the Arts Commission.
The Board will consider reappointments to the Orange County Planning Board.
The Board will consider one reappointment to the Recreation and Parks Advisory Council.
The Board will consider one reappointment to the Carrboro Board of Adjustment.
The Board will consider two reappointments to the Carrboro Planning Board.
The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 78 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or funds in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes.
The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to six (6) requests for property tax refunds in accordance with N.C. General Statute 105-381.
The Board will consider adoption of a resolution to release property values related to seventeen (17) requests for property tax releases in accordance with N.C. General Statute 105-381.
The Board will consider accepting state-administered federal grant funding in the amount of $26,357 to purchase a portable decontamination shelter with related equipment and radio communication equipment.
The Board will consider accepting Year Two funds from the Health and Wellness Trust Fund in the amount of $94,473.13 for the Youth Tobacco Prevention Project and authorize the Board Chair to sign the grant agreement with the North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Commission.
The Board will consider approving the annual consolidated agreement between the NC Department of Health and Human Services and the Orange County Health Department, which provides State and Federal funds to the Health Department to partially support mandated services and authorize the Chair to sign the agreements and assurances pending county attorney review.
The Board will consider renewal of a contract to continue support of small business development services for Orange County citizens, as stated in the Economic Development Strategic Plan adopted May 14, 1996, and reaffirmed by the Economic Development Commission in its strategic planning Session in August 2000 and authorize the Manager and the Clerk to the Board to execute the contract.
The Board will consider the renewal of the lease for the Solid Waste Convenience Center located on Bradshaw Quarry Road for the period of July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2009 at a cost of $300 per month and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board.
The Board will consider approving the second reading of suggested amendments to the Regulated Recyclable Material Ordinance to the Board of County Commissioners for consideration and approval.
The Board will consider approving the budget ordinance amendments for fiscal year 2003-04.
The Board will consider approving a $12,000 funding request from Orange-Chatham Alternative Sentencing for continuation of pre-trial release services from the Social Safety Net fund.
The Board will consider awarding a contract to Geographic Technologies Group of Goldsboro, N.C. to provide field verification of all physical addresses in Orange County. http://www.co.orange.nc.us/OCCLERKS/040401.htm
The Board will consider a petition to add Tanya Drive to the State-maintained Secondary Road System.
The Board will receive a report on the three years of activity by the Intergovernmental Parks Work Group (IPWG), and consider a resolution proposing to re-establish the Work Group.
6. Resolutions or Proclamations (8:15-8:40)
The Board will consider recognizing Mr. John Robinson on his civic interest to ensure safe access on roads in Hydeaway Estates subdivision.
The Board will consider resolution of appreciation for the volunteers who serve on County advisory boards and commissions and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider proclaiming April as "Sexual Assault Awareness Month" in Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider a proclamation recognizing April as Fair Housing Month and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider a proclamation to recognize the week of April 18 through 24, 2004 as National Library Week in Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign.
7. Special Presentations (8:40-8:50)
The Board will receive information on a new senior center planning report that includes the results of public forums held this past year and citizen and agency surveys that sought input on the programs, services and design features for possible incorporation into the new senior centers to be constructed in Chapel Hill/Carrboro and in Hillsborough and reference to the formal committees to be appointed for planning the Chapel Hill and Central/Northern Orange replacement senior centers.
8. Public Hearings (8:50-9:10)
The Board will consider holding a public hearing and to approve a FY 2004/2005 Rural Operating Assistance Program (ROAP) fund application for $97,766 and authorize the Chair to sign the Certification Statement of Participation.
The Board will receive citizen comments prior to official close-out of the County's FY 2001 Scattered Site Housing Rehabilitation Program and consider authorization of the execution of the Certificate of Completion by the Chair on behalf of the Board of Commissioners.
9. Items for Decision--Regular Agenda
a. Adoption of 2003-2013 Capital Investment Plan (CIP) (9:10-9:25)
The Board will consider formal adoption of Orange County's 2003-2013 Capital Investment Plan (CIP).
b. Request for Property Tax Refund on Registered Motor Vehicle (9:25-9:35)
The Board will consider one request for refund of property taxes on a motor vehicle.
c. Proposed Waste Reduction, Reuse and Recycling Fee (9:35-9:55)
The Board will receive a report on a proposal to implement for FY 2004-05 a tiered Waste Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling Fee to be assessed on all improved Orange County property to finance recycling and waste reduction services/programs.
d. Appointments (9:55-10:00)
(1) Arts Commission
The Board will consider one appointment to the Arts Commission.
The Board will consider an appointment to the Carrboro NTA (Northern Transition Area) Advisory Committee.
The Board will consider one appointment to the Carrboro Planning Board.
The Board will consider appointments to the Commission for Women (CFW).
The Board will consider appointments to the Human Services Advisory Commission (HSAC).
The Board will consider appointments to the Transportation Services Board (TSB) that include a representative from the County Manager's Office and the Board of County Commissioners.
The Board will receive a preliminary report on the student membership and capacity of the Orange County Schools (OCS) and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) as of November 15, 2003, and on related issues as outlined in the draft Annual Report of the SAPFO Technical Advisory Committee (SAPFOTAC).
The Board will discuss a requested staff analysis of a proposed addendum to the interlocal agreement that became effective on August 7, 2003 regarding the planned third Chapel Hill- Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) high school.
11. Closed Session (10:30 - )
a. "To discuss the County's position and to instruct the County Manager and County Attorney on the negotiating position regarding the terms of a contract to purchase real property," NCGS § 143-318.11(a)(5). (Eubanks Road Properties)
b. "To consult with the County Attorney in order to preserve the attorney-client privilege between the Board and the County Attorney regarding the State vs. Hoyle King, " (NCGS § 143-318.11(a)(3)
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