BOCC Budget Public Hearing

May 30, 2006

7:30 pm (DOORS OPEN AT 6:15 PM)

Southern Human Services Center

2501 Homestead Road

Chapel Hill, North Carolina


(7:30-7:35)            1.  Opening Comments – CHAIR JACOBS




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.


 (7:35-8:00)            2.  Presentation of County Manager’ Recommended FY 2006-07 Budget (PowerPoint Presentation) – John Link


(8:00-10:00)            3.  Public Hearing*


*At Public Hearings, Commissioners traditionally do not comment in order to allow citizens to have the maximum time to express opinions.  Speakers may only sign up for themselves.  The maximum speaking time allotted will be 3-minutes/per speaker. 

*Speakers are encouraged to leave written comments (if available) with the Clerk.


Procedures for Public Hearing:

We are glad to have this opportunity to hear from the citizens of Orange County on the Manager’s Recommended FY 2006-07 Budget and we hope that as many as possible will be able to speak within the time allotted.


·         Courtroom will not be available to the general public until 6:15 p.m.

·         The Public Comment Sign Up will begin at 6:15 p.m.

·         The Sign up area will have sign-up sheets-numbered numerically (please print legibly)

·         Sign up sheets and comments will become public records.

·         Speakers may only sign-up for themselves, to insure speakers are present.

·         The maximum speaking time allotted will be 3-minutes/per speaker.



Thank you.