Orange County Board of Commissioners
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Additions or Changes to the Agenda
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and with fellow citizens. At
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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.)
County Manager's Report
Items for Decision--Consent Agenda
The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes for January 19 and 23, 2007 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board.
Appointments - None
c. Motor Vehicle Property Tax Release/Refunds APPROVED
The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 51 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes.
d. Property Tax Releases APPROVED
The Board will consider adoption of a resolution to release property values related to four requests for property tax release requests in accordance with N.C. General Statute 105-381.
e. Property Tax Refund APPROVED
The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to one (1) request for property tax refund request in accordance with N.C. General Statute 105-381.
f. Application for Property Tax Exemption APPROVED
The Board will consider one untimely application for exemption/exclusion from ad valorem taxation for the 2006 tax year.
The Board will consider awarding a Request for Proposals (RFP) award fro providing Marketing, Advertising and On-line Web Strategies fro the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau and authorize the Chair to sign contingent upon final review by staff and the County Attorney.
h. Homestead Road Campus Concept Plan APPROVED with CHANGES
The Board will consider approving the attached map as the Concept Plan for the Homestead Road Campus.
The Board will consider a request changing the designated agent for Orange County for Federal Disaster Relief Act projects from Mr. John Link to Ms. Laura Blackmon, for the purpose of obtaining, maintaining, and closing out projects that fall under the Disaster Relief Act (Public Law 288. 93rd Congress).
j. Gateway Building Unit 200 and Unit 300 APPROVED
The Board will consider approving (1) a lease with option to purchase for approximately 22,846 square feet of space in Unit 200 and Unit 300 of the Gateway Center Condominium, Hillsborough; and (2) to approve the Condominium Declaration for the Gateway Center Condominium and authorize the Chair, Clerk, County Manager, Finance Director, Purchasing Director, and the County Attorney to execute the appropriate paperwork.
The Board will consider approving a license to use land owned by the County on Walnut Grove Church Road as pasture for cattle and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider approving a proposed Inter-local Agreement to provide for cost sharing of land surveying services necessary to the land swap as recently authorized by the Town and the BOCC within the Fairview Public Campus Master Plan and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider submitting a grant application to the Development, Community, and Environment Division (DCED) in the U.S. EPA's Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation for implementation assistance related to smart growth in the Efland area and authorize the Chair to sign and submit prior to the March 8, 2007 deadline.
n. Change in BOCC Regular Meeting Schedule for 2007 APPROVED
The Board will consider
three changes in the County commissioners' regular meeting calendar for
Resolutions or Proclamations
The Board will consider a resolution to approve the purchase of and acceptance by Orange County of an agricultural conservation easement for the Fickle Creek Farm and authorize the Chair and Clerk to sign, subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney.
The Board will consider approval of a resolution
supporting construction of a sidewalk on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
by the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) within the Town of Chapel
Hill's Joint Planning Transition Area and authorizing eh Town of Chapel
Hill to assume maintenance of the sidewalk upon completion.
a. OPC Area Director Update on Local Mental Health Reform REPORT RECEIVED
The Board will receive an update from the OPC Area
Program Director on local impacts, progress achieved, and future prospects
under statewide Mental Health Reform.
a. Orange County's Proposed 2007 Legislative Agenda APPROVED with CHANGE
The Board will continue a public hearing and
further review, discuss, and approve potential items for inclusion in
Orange County's legislative agenda package for the 2007 North Carolina
General Assembly Session.
Items for Decision--Regular Agenda
a. Hillsborough Area-Orange County Strategic Growth Plan: Phase One APPROVED with MODIFICATIONS
The Board will consider adoption of a resolution and concept map accepting the Hillsborough Area-Orange County Strategic Growth Plan: Phase One and calling for preparation of an Interlocal Agreement
b. Orange County Speedway 2007 EMS Coverage Contract ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REQUESTED
The Board will consider contracting with the Orange County Speedway for the provision of Emergency Medical coverage to ensure public safety at public events and authorize the Chair to sign contingent upon final review by staff and the County Attorney.
c. Contract with Orange County Speedway - Sheriff's Office ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REQUESTED
The Board will consider approving a contract with the Orange County Raceway (OCR), Inc. to provide law enforcement coverage at event and races at the Orange County Speedway during 2007 and authorize the Chair to sign subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney.
The Board will consider official authorization to debut live casting of BOCC meetings from Southern Human Services Center on March 27, 2007 on Orange County Government Channel 265.
e. Authorization to Proceed With Alternative Financing APPROVED SCHEDULE AND RFP
The Board will consider approving the County's plans to issue $96.2 million in alternative financing between fiscal years 2006-07 and 2009-10 and to authorize staff to proceed with the required steps necessary to obtain the financing planned for fiscal year 2006-07 including request for proposal (RFP) for underwriting services and minority participation in bond counsel services and authorize staff to proceed.
The Board will consider options to provide public and
staff parking during construction of the Justice Facility Expansion
The Board will receive a report on processing Petitions for Addition of subdivision
roads to the State Maintained System.
The Board will receive
information regarding the Efland-Mebane Small Area Plan Implementation
Closed Session SESSION HELD
"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 §