Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, April 12, 2005
7:30 p.m. 
F. Gordon Battle Courtroom
106 East Margaret Lane 
Hillsborough, 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.  All electronic devices such as cell phones, pagers, and computers should please be turned off or set to silent/vibrate.

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)

a.         Minutes  APPROVED

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. 

b.         Appointments - None

c.         Renewal of Consolidated Agreement Between Department of Health and Human Services and the Health Department APPROVED

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. 

d.         To Approve the Dedication of the Sheriff's Office Explosive Detection Canine Program As "The Deputy Jodie R. Strickland Memorial Bomb Detection Canine Program" APPROVED

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". 

e.         Memorandum of Agreement with North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety for Locally Managed Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program (LETPP) Grant Funds APPROVED

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. 

f.          Resolutions Authorizing Contracts for Financing Vehicles and Equipment APPROVED

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. 

g.         AmeriCorps Improvements Project - Trail Construction APPROVED

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. 

i.           Potential Amendment to Orange County Volunteer Resolution APPROVED

The Board will consider a potential amendment to the Orange County Volunteer Resolution. 

j.           Proposed Adjustment in Commissioners Local Travel Expense APPROVED

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 1, 2005. 

6.  Resolutions or Proclamations (8:15-8:30)

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.   

c.         Resolution Expressing Orange County's Position on Legislative Items APPROVED

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. 

7.  Special Presentations (8:30-8:40)

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. 

8.  Public Hearings (8:40-9:15)

a.         Public Hearing:  Agreement with Orange Enterprises APPROVED

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. 

b.         Public Hearing and Approval of Amendment #3 to the Purchase Agreement for the Orange County Campus of Durham Technical Community College APPROVED

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 property. 

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 County. 

9.  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

The Board 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. 

10.  Reports (10:00-10:15)

a.         OWASA Mitigation Tract for Replacement Habitat Resulting from Cane Creek Reservoir Construction APPROVED

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. 

11.  Closed Session

12.  Adjournment

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