Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Thursday, November 2, 2006
7:30 p.m. 
F. Gordon Battle Courtroom
106 E. Margaret Lane  
Hillsborough, NC

Note: Background Material on all abstracts available in the Clerk's Office

COMPLIANCE WITH THE "AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT" - Interpreter services and/or special sound equipment are available with prior notice.  If you need this assistance, call the County Clerk's office at 732-8181, ext. 2130.  If you are disabled and need assistance, contact the ADA Coordinator at extension 2300 or TDD# 644-3045.  

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

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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 - None

b.      Appointments - None

c.       Jail Inspection Report  APPROVED

The Board will receive the jail inspection report for August 30, 2006 from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. 

d.      Property Tax Releases APPROVED

The Board will consider adoption of a resolution to release property values related to one (1) request for property tax release in accordance with N.C. General Statute 105-381. 

e.      Property Value Changes APPROVED

The Board will consider approving value changes made in property values after the 2006 Board of Equalization and Review has adjourned. 

f.        Applications for Property Tax Exemption APPROVED

The Board will consider four (4) untimely applications for exemption/exclusion from ad valorem taxation for the 2006 tax year. 

g.      Carrboro High School Financing Resolution APPROVED

The Board will consider adopting a resolution that provides for final approval of the installment financing component of the Carrboro High School project that is under construction in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) system. 

h.      Budget Amendment #5 APPROVED

The Board will consider approving budget ordinance amendments for fiscal year 2006-07. 

i.        Housing Rehabilitation Contract Awards APPROVED

The Board will consider awarding three housing rehabilitation contracts for the CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Program administered by the County for the Town of Chapel Hill. 

j.        Approval of New Fee for Gardicil Vaccine for Health Department APPROVED

The Board will consider approving a new fee of $130 for Gardicil vaccine for the Health Department. 

k.      Work First Block Grant Local Plan APPROVED

The Board will consider approval of the two-year Work First Plan for 2007-2009. 

l.        Work First Pilot Funds APPROVED

The Board will consider accepting grant funds available to operate Work First pilots. 

m.    NC Department of Correction Grant Award and CJPP Continuation Contracts APPROVED

The Board will consider receiving Criminal Justice Partnership (CJPP) implementation grant funds totaling $176,538 from the NC Department of Correction and to approve contracts for the continuation of local services and authorize the Chair to sign contingent upon final review by staff and the County Attorney. 

6.  Resolutions or Proclamations

a.      Resolution to Declare December 9, 2006 as Reverend John R. Manley Day in Orange County APPROVED

The Board will consider a resolution to declare December 9, 2006 as Reverend John R. Manley Day in Orange County. 

7.  Special Presentations

a.      Report on the County's Efforts and Ability to Serve Limited English Proficient (LEP) Populations REPORT RECEIVED

The Board will receive a status report regarding LEP populations in Orange County, the County's efforts to serve LEP populations to date, and recommendations to improve service to LEP populations and provide comments, direction, or questions to County Staff. 

b.      Upper Neuse River Basin Association APPROVED

The Board will receive a presentation from Chris Dreps, the Coordinator of the Supper Neuse River Basin Association (UNRBA) and its request for additional funding. 

8.  Public Hearings

a.      Public Hearing and Consideration for Approval: Expanded County Campus Proposal APPROVED

The Board will receive public input regarding the development of an expanded county campus in downtown Hillsborough; to approve and authorize the Chair to sign an Agreement of Intent to purchase the Project as defined in the Agreement of Intent; to lease with option to purchase the Auxiliary Project as defined in the Agreement of Intent; and to exempt the professional design services and construction manager at risk contracts from the qualifications-based selection process as allowed by G.S. 143-64.32; and to authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement of Intent. 

9.  Items for Decision--Regular Agenda

a.      Duke Power Right of Way for Seymour Senior Center APPROVED

The Board will consider approving a right of way agreement as requested by Duke Power for power lines to be installed for the Seymour Senior Center on the Human Services Campus on Homestead Road, Chapel Hill; and authorize the Chair to sign. 

b.      Contract Approval: Animal Services Facility Design Services APPROVED

The Board will consider authorizing a contract with Dixon Weinstein Architects for services associated with the design of the new Animal Services Facility on Eubanks Road, Chapel Hill and services associated with the regulatory approvals required for the project, at a cost not to exceed $623,375, plus reimbursable costs; and authorize the Chair to sign. 

c.      Legal Advertisement for Quarterly Public Hearing - November 20, 2006 APPROVED

The Board will consider the legal advertisement for items to be presented at the Board of County Commissioners/Planning Board Quarterly Public Hearing scheduled for November 20, 2006. 

d.      Contract Revision of Louis Berger Group Contract to Complete TDR Phase III APPROVED

The Board will consider authorizing the negotiation of an addendum to a contract with The Louis Berger Group, Inc. and UNC-Charlotte Urban Institute to include Phase III of the Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) ordinance development and not to exceed $49,546.81. 

e.      Board of Commissioners Meeting Calendar for Year 2007 APPROVED with CHANGES

The Board will consider final approval of the regular meeting schedule for the Board of County Commissioners for calendar year 2007. 

10.  Reports

a.      Final Report of the Child Care Task Force DEFERRED

The Board will receive the report of the Child Care Task Force to the Board of Commissioners, assign the responsibility for implementing the recommendations to the Social Services Board with help form the County Manager's Office and sunset the Child Care Task Force. 

11.  Closed Session

12.  Adjournment 

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