Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
7:30 p.m. 
Southern Human Services Center
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


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

(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

4.  County Manager's Report

5.  Items for Decision--Consent Agenda

a.      Minutes

The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from January 31, 2006 and February 16, 2006 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board. 

b.      Appointments - NONE

c.       Motor Vehicle Property Tax Release/Refunds

The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 53 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes. 

d.      Budget Amendment #13

The Board will consider approving budget ordinance and grant project ordinance amendments for fiscal year 2005-06. 

e.      Renewal of Consolidated Agreement Between Health Department and NC Department of Health and Human Services

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 Health Department to partially support mandated services and authorize the Chair to sign pending final review by staff and the County Attorney. 

f.        Impact Fee Reimbursement

The Board will consider approving the impact fee reimbursement request from Orange Community Housing and Land Trust and the Affordable Housing Group for $63,328 for anticipated construction of 32 new apartments units in the proposed Dobbins Hill II rental development in Chapel Hill pending approval of the proposed Low Income Housing Tax Credit application. 

g.      Authorization of the RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) 3 Year Renewal Application and Agreement

The Board will consider approving an application for a 3-year renewal of federal grant funding for RSVP: request approval of the RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) final application: and enter into an agreement with Corporation for National and Community Service for the period July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2009 in the amount of $180,753 ($60,251 per year) in federal funds and authorize the Chair to sign. 

6.  Resolutions or Proclamations

a.      Fair Housing Month

The Board will consider recognizing and celebrating Fair Housing Month and authorize the Chair to sign the proclamation. 

b.      Orange County Senior Games

The Board will consider proclaiming the weeks of April 22 - May 18, 2006 as Orange County Senior Games Events Days and May 22 - July 6, 2006 as Silver Arts Days and to encourage citizens age 55 and over to participate. 

c.      Resolution of Appreciation for Volunteers Serving on County Advisory Boards and Commissions

The Board will consider a resolution of appreciation for the volunteers who serve on County advisory boards and commissions and authorize the Chair to sign. 

7.  Special Presentations

a.      Recognition of Orange County Rescue Squad, Inc. Volunteers

The Board will consider recognizing the efforts of the volunteers of the Orange County Rescue Squad, Inc. who have received the Lifetime Presidential Volunteer Service Award. 

b.      Triangle Regional Transportation Development Plan

The Board will receive a presentation from the consulting firms of Urbitran Associates, Inc. and Mundle & Associates on Phase One results of the comprehensive study commissioned by the NC Department of Transportation on possible coordination/consolidation of Wake, Durham, and Orange counties' community transportation services and consider approval of the plan. 

c.      Solid Waste Operations Center Design

The Board will receive additional information about the proposed Solid Waste Operations Center and consider providing conceptual approval of the building design. 

8.  Public Hearings

a.      Annual Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plan - Section 8 Housing Program

The Board will conduct a public hearing and consider approving submission of the Annual Public Housing Agency Plan for the Orange County Housing Authority and authorize the Chair to sign the Certification of Compliance/Board Resolution. 

b.      Orange County's 2006 Legislative Agenda

The Board will hold a public hearing on draft resolutions/other potential items for inclusion in Orange County's legislative agenda package for the 2006 North Carolina General Assembly Session and to consider approval of the draft resolutions and any other materials for presentation to Orange County's legislative delegation and the leadership of the North Carolina General Assembly. 

c.      Regulated Recyclable Material Ordinance Amendments

The Board will receive suggested amendments to the Regulated Recyclable Material Ordinance, conduct a public hearing, and consider approval of the proposed amendments on first reading. 

9.  Items for Decision--Regular Agenda

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

The Board will have an opportunity to consider the next steps on district elections for the Board of County Commissioners for a November 2006 referendum; to review and discuss additional sets of maps/plans, statistical data, and draft transition plans for a potential seven member Board of Commissioners; and to give the Board the opportunity to consider any action and/or provide comments, questions and any further direction to staff. 

b.      Vehicle Purchases for FY 2005-06

c.      Authorization to Release One-Time Supplemental Funding to OPC/LME to Facilitate Divestiture of SPMI ACTT Services

The Board will consider authorizing the release of a one-time County supplemental appropriation in the amount of $13,467 to OPC/LME to facilitate the divestiture (transfer) of Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) services to Lutheran Family Services (actual transfer of management responsibility took place on April 1, 2006.). 

d.      Approval of Lease Agreements with Caring Family Network, Inc.

The Board will consider approving entering into lease agreements with the Caring Family Network, Inc., the nonprofit selected by the OPC/LME Board to assume managerial and operational responsibilities for Orange-Person-Chatham Mental Health (OPC) programs presently housed within County facilities, with a targeted effective date of May 1, 2006 with final documents to be signed by the Chair pending final review by staff and the County Attorney. 

e.      Proposed SportsPlex Community Advisory Committee

The Board will consider a proposed Community Advisory Committee that would advise the Board of Commissioners and County Management on SportsPlex operations and provide direction to staff. 

f.       Appointments

(1) Inter-Faith Council- Appointments

The Board will consider making appointments to Inter-Faith Council's work groups. 

10.  Reports

a.      Presentation of 2006-2016 County Capital Investment Plans (CIP)

The Board will receive a presentation of the County Manager's Recommended 2006-2016 County Capital Investment Plan. 

b.      Possible Conservation Easements for Greene Tract

11.  Closed Session

12.  Adjournment

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