Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
7:30 p.m. 
Southern Human Services
2501 Homestead Road 
Chapel Hill, 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

PUBLIC CHARGE

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

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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.)

3.  Board Comments

4.  County Manager's Report

5.  Items for Decision--Consent Agenda

a.      Minutes  APPROVED

The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes for October 17, 2005, November 9, 2005, and January 20, 2006 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board. 

b.      Appointments

(1)      Arts Commission - One Reappointment APPROVED

The Board will consider making one reappointment to the Arts Commission. 

(2)      Historic Preservation Commission- One Reappointment APPROVED

The Board will consider making reappointments to the Historic Preservation Commission. 

(3)      Orange County Planning Board - Reappointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making reappointments to the Orange County Planning Board. 

(4)      Recreation and Parks Advisory Council - Reappointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making reappointments to the Recreation and Parks Advisory Council. 

(5)      Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau - New Appointments APPROVED

The Board will consider approving appointments to the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau. 

c.       Motor Vehicle Property Tax Release/Refunds APPROVED

The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 33 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes. 

d.      Community Development Block Grant Award - IDA Program APPROVED

The Board will consider approving the following documents: 1) Code of Conduct/Hatch Act Policy; and 2) Citizen Participation Plan as required by the FY 2005 Community Development Block Grant Award. 

e.      Impact Fee Reimbursement APPROVED

The Board will consider approving the impact fee reimbursement request from Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, NC, Inc. for $17,628 for four new homes. 

f.        Contract Award - GovDeals, Electronic Auction Services APPROVED

The Board will consider awarding a contract for disposal of surplus property via electronic auction from GovDeals of Montgomery, Alabama, subject to County Attorney and staff review; and authorize the Chair to sign. 

g.      2005-2006 SBTDC Contract Renewal APPROVED

The Board will consider renewing 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 new strategic plan, Investing in Innovation: 2005-2010; and authorize the Manager and the Clerk to the Board to execute the contract. 

h.      Contract with Orange County Speedway - Sheriff's Office APPROVED

The Board will consider approving a contract with the Orange County Raceway (OCR), Inc. to provide law enforcement coverage at events and races at the Orange County Speedway during 2006 and authorize the Chair to sign subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney. 

i.        RFP Award:  Visitors Profile Survey APPROVED with CHANGES

The Board will consider awarding a contract for a Visitors Profile Survey from Equation Research of Charleston, South Carolina at a cost of $10,000, and authorize the Purchasing Director to execute the necessary paperwork. 

j.        Notice of Public Hearing on Orange County's 2006 Legislative Agenda APPROVED with CHANGE

The Board will consider providing notice of the Board of County Commissioners' plans to hold a public hearing on April 10, 2006 on potential items for inclusion in Orange County's legislative agenda package for the 2006 North Carolina General Assembly Session. 

k.      NC Criminal Justice Partnership Program (CJPP) Continuation Grant Application APPROVED

The Board will consider approving the state grant application for the continuation of program services provided through the NC Criminal Justice Partnership Program (CJPP) for FY 2006-2007 and authorize the Chair to sign contingent upon staff and County Attorney review. 

l.        Master Plan Process - New Hope Park at Blackwood Farm APPROVED

The Board will consider approving, in follow-up to discussion at the Board's March 13, 2006 work session, a process for the creation of a master plan for the New Hope Park at Blackwood Farm property and authorize the recruitment of citizens and members to serve on the proposed committee. 

m.    Interlocal Agreement between Town of Hillsborough and Orange County for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Phase II Services APPROVED

The Board will consider approving an Interlocal Agreement for implementation of the Stormwater Program for the Town of Hillsborough by Planning and Inspections' Erosion Control Division. 

n.      Proposed Memorandum of Understanding - Haw River Trail Corridor APPROVED

The Board will consider approving, in follow-up to the discussion at the Board's March 13, 2006 work session, entering into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the State of North Carolina Division of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) and other local governments regarding planning for a Haw River Trail Corridor, and authorize the staff from ERCD and Recreation and Parks to participate in the subsequent discussions and planning efforts. 

o.      Amendments to Regulated Recyclable Materials Ordinance (First Reading) APPROVED

p.      SUP-A-1-06:  Partnership Academy Alternative School for Orange County (Class A Special Use Permit) APPROVED

The Board will consider holding open, continue and further adjourn the Public Hearing, and to refer the item to the Planning Board for a recommendation regarding the Class A Special Use Permit application for the Partnership Academy Alternative School for Orange County. 

6.  Resolutions or Proclamations

a.         Resolution To Recognize Sheriff Lindy Pendergrass for Expenditure Reductions Through Alternative Funding APPROVED

The Board will consider a resolution recognizing Sheriff Lindy Pendergrass and the Orange County Sheriff's Department for implementing significant improvements in County law enforcement services without increasing costs to County taxpayers. 

b.         Resolution Honoring Sports Endeavors  APPROVED

The Board will consider recognizing Sports Endeavors for the development and operation of Passback, a program which collects used but still playable gear and sends it to teams and organizations unable to afford even the most basic soccer equipment, and authorize the Chair to sign. 

7.  Special Presentations

a.         Proposal to Establish the Orange County Child Care Task Force and Suggest Individuals to Serve APPROVED with CHANGES

The Board will consider a proposal to establish the Orange County Child Care Task Force and to suggest community representatives to serve, and provide feedback or take action accordingly. 

b.         Report on Field-grade Mobile Computers and Printers for the Building Inspections Division APPROVED

8.  Public Hearings

9.  Items for Decision--Regular Agenda

a.         Next Steps on District Elections for the Board of County Commissioners for a November 2006 Referendum APPROVED

The Board will consider providing 1) an opportunity for the Board to consider the public comments made at the March 2, 2006 Board meeting on district elections for the Board of County Commissioners for a November 2006 referendum: 2) to provide the Board an opportunity to consider the content of a Resolution calling for the referendum; and 3) to give the Board the opportunity to provide comments, questions, and any further direction to staff. 

b.         Authorization to Release One-Time Supplemental Funding to OPC/LME to Facilitate Divestiture/Transition of Cross Disability Services (UNFUNDED MANDATE) APPROVED

The Board will consider authorizing the release of a one-time County supplemental appropriation in the amount of $41,012 to OPC/LME to facilitate the divestiture (transfer) of Cross Disability Services to Cross Disability Services, Inc. (XDS, Inc.), a non-profit organization established by existing OPC operations staff, with a projected start-up date of May 1, 2006. 

c.         Business Personal Property Audit Contract APPROVED

The Board will consider approving a contract with Evans and Associates to initiate a pilot program of auditing business personal property accounts, subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney, and authorize the Chair to sign. 

d.         Request from Town of Carrboro for Land Transfers DEFERRED

The Board will consider a request from the Town of Carrboro for the conveyance land, within the Town limits, that is owned by the County.   

d 2.         Reconfiguring STAG Funded Buckhorn Road EDD/Community Water/Sewer Project to Allow Gravelly Hill Project to Move Forward with County Funding  APPROVED

 

e.         Appointments

(1)      Orange County Board of Adjustment - New Appointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making appointments to the Orange County Board of Adjustment. 

(2)      Orange County Planning Board - New Appointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making new appointments to the Orange County Planning Board. 

(3)      Equalization and Review Board - New Appointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making appointments to the Equalization and Review Board. 

(4)      Commission for the Environment - New Appointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making new appointments to the Commission for the Environment. 

(5)      Recreation and Parks Advisory Council - New Appointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making new appointments to the Recreation and Parks Advisory Council. 

(6)      Agricultural Preservation Board - New Appointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making appointments to the Agricultural Preservation Board. 

(7)      Cable TV Advisory Committee - New Appointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making new appointments to the Cable TV Advisory Committee. 

(8)      Boards County Commissioners Serve On DEFERRED

The Board will consider the list of boards and commissions on which the BOCC serve and select those boards on which the BOCC wishes to continue serving and discuss changes. 

10.  Reports

11.  Closed Session

12.  Adjournment

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