Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, December 12, 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

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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

(1)   Jury Commission - Reappointment APPROVED

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

(2)   Orange Unified Transportation Board - Reappointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making reappointments to the Orange Unified Transportation Board. 

(3)   Recreation and Parks Advisory Council - Reappointment APPROVED

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

c.       Motor Vehicle Property Tax Release/Refunds APPROVED

The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 66 requests fro motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes. 

d.      Budget Amendment #7 APPROVED

The Board will consider approving budget ordinance amendments and capital project ordinances for fiscal year 2006-07. 

e.      Resolution Authorizing Installment Financing Contract for Equipment Purchases APPROVED


f.        Primary Care Funds Acceptance APPROVED

The Board will consider accepting start-up funding to provide primary care services to traditional Health Department clients at Southern Human Services Center (SHSC). 

g.      Agreement with UNC School of Public Health for Biosolids Application Study APPROVED

The Board will consider approving an agreement with the UNC School of Public Health for a pilot study of a biosolids application site in Orange County subject to final approval by UNC and County Attorney review, and authorize the Chair to sign. 

h.      Approval of Contract to Purchase Real Property - Paydarfar Tract APPROVED

The Board will consider approving a contract to purchase a 10-acre tract of land from David Paydarfar for an addition to the future Millhouse Road park property and authorize the Chair to sign, subject to final review by staff and County Attorney, with closing expected to occur on or before February 28, 2007.   

i.        Acceptance of Purchase Contract Assignments from the Triangle Land Conservancy for the Acquisition of Real Property from Trinity School APPROVED

The Board will consider authorizing the acceptance of two purchase contract assignments from the Triangle Land Conservancy for the County's acquisition of approximately 25 acres of land along New Hope Creek from the Trinity School, and the granting of a conservation easement for the same land to the State of North Carolina and authorize the Chair and Clerk to sign subject to final review by staff and County Attorney. 

j.        Ethics and Conduct for County Public Servant Policy DEFERRED

The Board will consider an Orange County policy establishing ethics and conduct for County public servants. 

k.      Schools Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (Schools APFO) - Approval of Membership and Capacity Numbers APPROVED

The Board will consider approval of November 15, 2006 membership and capacity numbers for both school districts (Orange County and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools) which will be used in developing 10-year student membership projections and the 2007 SAPFO Technical Advisory Committee Report and authorize the Chair to sign. 

l.        Gilmour Zoning Atlas Amendment (Rezoning) APPROVED

The Board will consider approval of a petition by Brian and Lydia Gilmour to rezone a portion of their property from Existing Commercial-V (EC-5) to Agricultural Residential (AR). 

6.  Resolutions or Proclamations

a.      Resolution Honoring Carolina Brewery APPROVED

The Board will consider recognizing Carolina Brewery, whose Flagship IPA was awarded a Gold Medal in the English Style India Pale Ale category at the Great American Beer Festival (The Festival is the largest national Competition that recognizes outstanding beers produced in the United States) and commend Mr. Poitras for his exemplary corporate citizenship. 

b.      Resolution Honoring Lantern Restaurant APPROVED

The Board will consider recogni8zing Lantern Restaurant, one of only three restaurants in the southeast named as America's Top 50 Restaurants by Gourmet Magazine, and commend its chefs for being strong supporters of local farmers and their products.   

c.      Proclamation for Bill of Rights Day in Orange County APPROVED

The Board will consider a proclamation to recognize December 15, 2006 as Bill of Rights Day in Orange County. 

7.  Special Presentations

a.      2005-2006 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) APPROVED

The Board will receive the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) including the Single Audit Report and the audit report for the SportsPlex for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2006. 

8.  Public Hearings

a.      Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation (PEMC) Planned Development (PD-OI) and Special Use Permit, Class A APPROVED

The Board will consider the Planning Board recommendations regarding the PEMC request to amend its Planned Development - Office/Institution (PD-OI) zoning district and its Class A Special Use Permit to permit the principal use of a 350-foot replacement tower at its administrative and operations center located at 2500 NC Highway 86 South, Hillsborough. 

b.      Public Hearing on Proposed County and School Capital Projects and Related Debt Issuance Plans HELD


9.  Items for Decision--Regular Agenda

a.      Development of Orange County Transfer Station DIRECTION GIVEN


b.      Annexation Petition of a Portion of Orange County's Twin Creeks Educational Campus for Chapel Hill/Carrboro Elementary School #10 APPROVED

c.      Hillsborough-Orange County Strategic Growth Plan: Phase One DEFERRED

The Board will consider a decision on Phase One recommendations contained in the jointly prepared Hillsborough and Orange County Strategic Growth Plan. 

d.      Property Acquisition: Walnut Grove Church Road APPROVED

The Board will consider approving the acquisition of approximately 18.13 acres of undeveloped land on Walnut Grove Church Road for use as a solid waste convenience center and authorize the Chair to sign the agreement.   

e.      Creation of a New Library Services Task Force APPROVED

The Board will consider the creation of a Library Services Task Force to review and update the 2004 Library Services Task Force Report presented to the BOCC on October 19, 2004. 

f.       Appointments

(1)   Hollow Rock Park Planning Committee DEFERRED

The Board will consider making appointments to the Hollow Rock Park Planning Committee. 

(2)   Commission for Women - New Appointments DEFERRED

The Board will consider making appointments to the Commission for Women.  

g.      Proposed Land Swap Pertaining to the Fairview Pubic Campus Master Plan DEFERRED

10.  Reports

11.  Closed Session

"To discuss the County's position and to instruct the County Manager and County Attorney on the negotiating position regarding the terms of a contract to purchase real property," NCGS 143-318.11(a)(5).  HELD

12.  Adjournment

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