ORANGE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

ORANGE COUNTY PLANNING BOARD

 

QUARTERLY PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA

NOVEMBER 20, 2006

7:30 P.M.

JUDGE F. GORDON BATTLE COURTROOM

ORANGE COUNTY COURTHOUSE (new)

106 E. MARGARET LANE

HILLSBOROUGH, NORTH CAROLINA

 

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Time

 

 

7:30

 

A.     OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR

7:35

 

B.    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 member 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.

 

 

 

C.    PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS

7:40

 

 

 

 

7:55

 

 

 

 

 

 

8:40

 

 

 

 

 

8:55

 

 

 

 

 

9:10

 

 

 

 

 

9:25

 

1.      Zoning Atlas Amendment:  Request by Brian and Lydia Gilmour to rezone a portion of their property at 6500 Yarborough Road (TMBL 3.54..2A) from Existing Commercial-V (EC-5) to Agricultural Residential (AR). 

 

2.      Hillsborough and Orange County Strategic Growth Plan Report:  A Town of Hillsborough and Orange County Steering Committee has worked for the past year with the assistance of planning consultants to prepare the Strategic Growth Plan.  The Plan is intended to clarify the most desirable rate, timing, and location for growth occurring over the next 20 years within and around the Town of Hillsborough.  

 

  1. Zoning Ordinance Text Amendments:  Text Amendment to Section 6.23 entitled 'Extra Requirements for Watershed Protection Overlay Districts’ to align the text with the Zoning Atlas boundaries for the Upper Eno Watershed.

 

 

  1. Zoning Ordinance Text Amendments:  Staff initiated amendments to Sections 6.23.7 through 6.24.3 - Stream Buffers - to include new regulations establishing formal stream buffer replacement standards and creation of new regulations allowing for minimal disturbance within an identified stream buffer for specific types of development.

 

5.      Subdivision Regulations Text Amendments:  Planning Board and staff initiated amendments to Section IV-B, Conservation-Cluster Option, to modify the perimeter buffer standards to distinguish and develop comparable dimensions between urban versus rural design subdivisions. 

 

6.      Cultural and Archaeological Survey Required for Special Use Permits: To add provisions to Section 8 of the Zoning Ordinance to incorporate the requirement of a Cultural and Archaeological Survey as a submittal requirement of a Special Use Permit.

 

 

D.    NON-PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS

9:40

 

 

 

 

 

 

9:45

 

 

 

 

 

9:50

 

 

 

 

9:55

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:00

    

 

 

1.      Efland-Mebane Small Area Plan Implementation Focus Group Update:  The Focus Group has been identifying implementation measures to be pursued for each of the plan recommendations.  Depending on the order of implementation, it is possible that some regulations could be presented at the February 2007 Quarterly Public Hearing.

 

2.      Sedimentation and Erosion Control Ordinance:  The NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources Land Quality Section has completed a technical audit of the County’s Erosion Control program and suggested 15 amendments.  A strategy and timeline for addressing the proposed amendments will be presented.

 

  1. Zoning Ordinance Text Amendments:  In support of the Churton Street Revitalization Project, Staff suggests general amendments to Article 9 (Signs) and Article 12 (Landscaping and Buffer Requirements) and a timeline for completion.

 

4.      Traffic Impact Requirements:  Text amendments to Zoning Ordinance (Article 13) and Subdivision Regulations (Section IV-B-3-e) to lower the threshold at which a traffic impact study is required (currently 80 lots or 800 trips per day) and possible transportation improvement standards.  Possible presentation at February 2007 Quarterly Public Hearing.

 

E.     ADJOURNMENT