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.
Additions or Changes to the Agenda
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
Items for Decision--Consent Agenda
a. Minutes APPROVED
The Board will correct and/or approve the minutes as submitted by the Clerk to the Board for meetings on October 5 and 19, 2004.
The Board will consider one reappointment to the Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee.
c. Motor Vehicle Property Tax Release/Refunds APPROVED
The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 90 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes.
The Board will
consider amending the Orange County Classification and Pay Plan to change
the existing class of Information Systems Director at Salary Grade 29 to
IT (Information Technology) Operations Supervisor at Salary Grade 24.
The hiring range for Grade 24 is $52,335 - $68,000.
The Board will consider accepting a State pass-through grant allocation of federal Homeland Security funds in the amount of $236,868.34 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 Rod Visser, Interim 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.
f. Recycling Education Grant Award APPROVED
The Board will consider accepting a $10,000 grant from the North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance (NCDPPEA) to conduct public education in recycling and waste reduction and authorize the Chair to sign the agreement, subject to final review by Staff and the County Attorney.
The Board will
consider approving a request from Orange Rural Fire Department No. 1, Inc.
to enter into a financing arrangement to purchase a fire truck and
authorize the Chair to sign the appropriate financing documents.
The Board will consider renewing an agreement between the Solid Waste Department and Draper Aden Associates for engineering and consulting services at the Orange County Landfill through December 31, 2007 and authorize the Chair to sign, subject to final review by Staff and the County Attorney.
i. Budget Amendment #5 APPROVED
The Board will consider approving budget ordinance amendments for fiscal year 2004-05.
j. Housing Rehabilitation Contract Award APPROVED
The Board will consider awarding two housing rehabilitation contracts for the CDBG Scattered Site Housing Rehabilitation Program.
k. Impact Fee Reimbursement APPROVED
The Board will
consider approving the impact fee reimbursement request from Habitat for
Humanity of Orange County, NC, Inc. for $12,000 for four new homes.
l. Section 8 Housing Program Administrative Plan APPROVED
The Board will
consider adopting a resolutio9n approving a revision to the Administrative
Plan for the Orange County Section 8 Housing Program to include the
Project-Based Voucher Program Policy.
m. Contract for Topographic Survey of Fairview Park APPROVED
The Board will consider awarding a contract to Summit Consulting Engineers for a survey of topography on the 67-acre property owned by Orange County and the Town of Hillsborough for an expansion of Fairview Park, and authorize the Chair to sign, subject to final review by Staff and the County Attorney.
n. Fairview Master Plan - Memorandum of Agreement APPROVED
The Board will consider adopting a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the County and Town of Hillsborough regarding the master planning and design of Fairview Park and associated land and facilities and authorize the Clerk's Office to recruit Work Group volunteers.
The Board will consider adopting a joint resolution
that petitions the General Assembly to establish adequate and reliable
funding of public schools in the Triangle and throughout the State of
North Carolina and authorize the Chair to sign.
Resolutions or Proclamations
The Board will
consider a resolution to approve the acceptance by Orange County of an
agricultural conservation easement from Ira and Hazel Ward, and acceptance
of a $210,750 grant from the federal Farm and Ranch Land Protection
Program, and authorize the Chair and Clerk to sign, subject to final
review by Staff and the County Attorney, with a closing and recordation of
the document expected to occur by December 31, 2004.
b. School/County Capital Funding APPROVED (in principle) with changes
The Board will consider a draft resolution governing the expenditure of capital funds on Orange County Government and public school facilities.
a. Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools "Opening of School" Report REPORT RECEIVED
The Board will review and discuss information about student enrollment and withdrawals fro the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.
b. 2003-2004 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) REPORT RECEIVED
The Board will receive the Comprehensive Annual
Financial Report (CAFR) and Single Audit Report for the fiscal year that
ended June 30, 2004.
Public Hearings (9:20-9:45)
a. Public Hearings for EMS & Rescue Franchise Agreements (& First Reading) PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED - DECISION DEFERRED
The Board will conduct a public hearing on granting proposed ambulance franchise agreements by ordinance to the two active volunteer rescue squads in the County, and to consider approving these agreements on first reading.
The Board will conduct a public hearing on the North
Carolina Community Transportation Program (CTP) grant application by
Orange Public Transportation for FY 2005-2006, approve the grant
application in the total amount of $223,086, and approve a Transportation
Memorandum of Understanding authorizing the application and entering into
agreement the North Carolina Department of Transportation for all
necessary assurances, and authorize the Chair to sign the memorandum.
Items for Decision--Regular Agenda
a. Twin Creeks Park - Follow-up Report and Potential Decisions (9:45-10:00) DEFERRED
The Board will consider a report on the Twin Creeks (Moniese Nomp) Park and Educational Campus project, with possible decision points and consider adoption of a Master Plan.
b. Options for Access to Weather and Emergency Information at the Government Services Center (10:00-10:15) DEFERRED
The Board will consider options for securing access to weather and news information on the television located in the large meeting room at the Government Services Center and provide Staff with direction.
c. Appointments (10:15-10:20)
Orange County Planning Board
will consider making new appointments to the Orange County Planning Board.
Closed Session (5:30-6:30)
Pursuant to G.S. § 143-318.11(a)(3) "to consult with an
attorney retained by the Board in order to preserve the attorney-client
privilege between the attorney and the Board."
Pursuant to G.S. §
143-318.11(a)(4) "to discuss matters relating to the location and
expansion of a business in Orange County...".
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