Orange County Board of Commissioners
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Library in Chapel Hill.
Additions or Changes to the Agenda
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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.
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a. Matters not on the Printed Agenda
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(These matters will be
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Board Comments (7:45-8:00)
County Manager's Report
Items for Decision--Consent Agenda
a. Minutes APPROVED
The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from September 29, and October 7 of 2004 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board.
Appointments - None
The Board will consider establishing public hearings on November 16, 2004 covering granting proposed ambulance franchise agreements to the two active volunteer rescue squads in the county.
The Board will consider approving a contract for work associated with the assessment and design of a replacement HVAC system at the Emergency Management Building, and exempt the project from the qualification-based selection process for engineering services as allowed by NCGS 143-64.32, and award the contract to Reece Noland & McElrath, in an amount not to exceed $26,000, and authorize the Purchasing Director to execute paperwork as may be necessary to effect the agreement.
e. Funding Support for Homelessness Roundtable APPROVED
The Board will consider approving financial support
for the Roundtable Discussion on Homelessness in Orange County.
f. Change in BOCC Regular Meeting Schedule APPROVED
The Board will consider one change in the County Commissioners' regular meeting calendar for the year 2004.
Resolutions or Proclamations
a. Hospice and Home Care Month APPROVED
Board will consider a proclamation designating November 2004 as "Hospice
and Home Care Month" in Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign.
b. Grief Awareness Week APPROVED
Board will consider a proclamation designating November 1 through 7, 2004
as "Grief Awareness Week" in Orange County and authorize the Chair to
c. Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting STAFF RECOGNIZED
Board will recognize the staff of the Orange County Finance Department for
earning the Government Finance Officers' Association (GFOA) Certificate
of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting and present the
plaque provided by GFOA.
a. Central Recreation Center Playground Apparatus APPROVED- To go to citizens for comment
The Board will receive information on the development of a children's play area at the Central Recreation Center and consider authorizing the staff to proceed with neighborhood outreach for this project and to prepare a summary of comments for consideration by the Board at a future meeting.
Items for Decision--Regular Agenda
a. Approval of Contract to Purchase Real Property - Julia Blackwood (8:45-9:00) APPROVED
The Board will consider approving a contract to purchase approximately 67 acres of land from Julia Blackwood for a future county park site, expecting to complete closing on or before December 31, 2004, and authorize the Chair to sign, subject to final review by staff and County Attorney.
b. Actions Steps in the Creation of an Animal Services Department (9:00-9:20) APPROVED with changes
The Board will consider authorizing action steps to create the proposed Animal Services Department by early 2005.
c. Fairview Master Plan Memorandum of Agreement and Status Report (9:20-9:40) Changes sent to Town of Hillsborough for review
The Board will review the draft Memorandum of Agreement between the County and Town of Hillsborough regarding the master planning and design of Fairview Park and associated land and facilities, and to receive a brief status report on activities toward the park design, and provide direction to the County Attorney and staff.
d. Legal Advertisement for November 22, 2004 BOCC Public Hearing (9:40-9:55) APPROVED
The Board will consider authorization to submit Public Hearing Legal Advertisement for publication as related to amendments to the Orange County Noise Ordinance.
e. Approve Design/Build Option for the Northern Human Services Center Wastewater Treatment System (9:55-10:10) APPROVED
The Board will receive and consider updated
information on wastewater treatment system design options and related
costs to serve the Northern Human Services Center at Cedar Grove, and
authorize the Staff to move forward with the project.
a. Status Report - Jordan Lake Stakeholder Project/Nutrient Management Strategy Report received
The Board will receive a report on the ongoing Jordan Lake Stakeholder Project, which will yield a proposed Nutrient Management Strategy for the lake in late 2004 and provide comments to staff.
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