Orange County Board of Commissioners
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Additions or Changes to the Agenda
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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.
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Public Comments (7:35-7:45)
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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
The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from February 15, 17, and 28, 2005 meetings as submitted by the Clerk to the Board.
Appointments - None
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 Heath Department to partially support mandated services and authorize the Chair to sign the agreement and assurances pending final review by the County Attorney.
The Board will consider dedicating the upcoming Explosive Detection Canine Program for the Orange County Sheriff's Office, and to designate the program as "The Deputy Jodi R. Strickland Memorial Bomb Detection Canine Program".
The Board will consider approving a memorandum of agreement that will govern a previously awarded State pass-through grant award of federal Homeland Security funds in the amount of $54,000 to reimburse Orange County for interoperable communications system planning, subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney, and authorize the Manager to sign.
The Board will consider adopting resolutions required by RBC Centura Bank to facilitate the financing of equipment to be purchased by the County and authorize the Finance Director and County Attorney to execute documents as required.
The Board will
consider approving the submittal of an application for an AmeriCorps
improvements project at Efland Cheeks Park and other park sites for trail
construction, and agree to appropriate funds in the FY 2005-06 budget
toward the project.
h. Budget Amendment #10 APPROVED
The Board will
consider approving budget ordinance and grant project ordinance amendments
for fiscal year 2004-05.
The Board will
consider a potential amendment to the Orange County Volunteer Resolution.
The Board will
consider an adjustment in the Board of Commissioners local travel expense
to account for inflation and recent gas prices increases, effective April
Resolutions or Proclamations
a. Sexual Assault Awareness Month APPROVED
The Board will consider proclaiming April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Orange County, and authorize the Chair to sign.
b. National Library Week APPROVED
The Board will consider
proclaiming the week of April 10 through April 16, 2005 as National
Library Week in Orange County, and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider approval of a resolution expressing Orange County's positions on two legislative items, and authorize the Clerk and Chair to forward the resolutions, along with a cover letter, to Orange County's legislative delegation, leaders of the General Assembly, the Governor, the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, and the North Carolina Association of Local Health Directors. .
d. Resolution Honoring Armacell, LLC APPROVED
The Board will consider recognizing Armacell, LLC for outstanding corporate citizenship for its environmental stewardship in reducing waste material by approximately 5 million pounds per year, a reduction from 20 percent of total output to 2 percent of total output, and authorize the Chair to sign.
a. Outstanding County Program Award Presentation ACCEPTED
The Board will receive a 2004 Outstanding County
Program Award for the Little River Regional Park and Natural Area.
Public Hearings (8:40-9:15)
The Board will
receive public comment regarding an agreement between Orange County and
Orange Enterprises which will provide Orange Enterprises (OE) building
support and operational support to enable OE to purchase property tripling
the production capacity of OE and increasing significantly, employment
opportunities for persons now served and persons who can be served by OE;
to approve an agreement between OE and Orange County with respect to
Orange County's financial support to OE and establishing economic
development expectations of the operations of OE at the new site; and to
authorize the reallocation of capital funds appropriated by the County to
expand the current OE building to be used by OE toward the purchase of the
new facility, and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will
hold a public hearing, noticed pursuant to G.S.153A-158.2(c), regarding
acquisition of property in the Waterstone development, to be used as the
Orange County campus of the Durham Technical Community College (DTCC); and
to consider approving an amendment to the purchase contract with Norca
Holdings for the property, and authorize the Chair to sign the Amendment
on behalf of the Board; and authorize the County Manager, the County
Attorney and the County Finance Director or any of them as they deem
appropriate to do all things necessary to close on the sale of the
property and to sign any and all documents necessary to close on the
c. Draft Orange County Consolidated Housing Plan PUBLIC HEARING HELD
The Board will receive
comments from the public regarding the Draft 2005-2010 Consolidated
Housing Plan for Housing and Community Development Programs in Orange
Items for Decision--Regular Agenda
a. Solid Waste Operations Center Conceptual Planning (9:15-9:40) APPROVED
The Board will consider endorsement of the proposed building conceptual plan for administrative offices of the Solid Waste Department, and provide any additional guidance for staff, and endorse the plan so that staff can proceed to submit a contract for architectural services for the Board's consideration at the April 12, 2005 regular meeting.
b. Orange County Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Task Force Formation (9:40-10:00) APPROVED with CHANGE
will consider approving the formation of the Orange County Transfer of
Development Rights (TDR) Task Force and authorize the Clerk's Office to
advertise for volunteer Task Force members.
The Board will consider providing support for the Orange Water and Sewer Authority's position regarding requirements to allow hunting at the Cane Creek Reservoir and Mitigation Tract and provide appropriate direction to the Manager and staff regarding any formal input they may wish to provide to the OWASA Board of Directors for their April 28, 2005 meeting.
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