ORANGE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HILLSBOROUGH TOWN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS (Item A.1)

ORANGE COUNTY PLANNING BOARD

 

QUARTERLY PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA

MAY 21, 2007

7:30 P.M.

JUDGE F. GORDON BATTLE COURTROOM

ORANGE COUNTY COURTHOUSE (new)

106 E. MARGARET LANE

HILLSBOROUGH, NORTH CAROLINA

 

NOTE: INFORMATION IS

 AVAILABLE IN THE PLANNING

 DEPARTMENT OR THE

 CLERK’S OFFICE

 

 

 

 

NOTICE TO PEOPLE WITH IMPAIRED HEARING: Audio amplification equipment is available on request.  If you need this assistance, please call the County Clerk’s Office at 732-8181 or 967-9251.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8:10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time

8:40

 

 

 

 

 

8:55

 

 

 

 

9:10

 

 

 

 

 

9:20

 

1.      US 70/Cornelius Street Strategic Plan:  A joint Town/County  Task Force worked for the past year to develop a strategic plan for Cornelius Street between North Churton Street  and Holiday Park Road/Lakeshore Drive.  The area is in Hillsborough’s planning jurisdiction, but implementation will require the cooperation of both local governments.  Note:  The Hillsborough Town Board of Commissioners will join the County Commissioners and Planning Board for presentation of this item.

 

2.      NC Highway 57 Speedway Area Small Area Plan:  A citizen task force, Durham and Person County representatives, and two Orange County Commissioners have spent the past 10 months addressing planning issues for a 900+ acre area in the northeast corner of Orange County.  Issues include non-conforming, non-residential land uses, traffic/access management, water quality and quantity, noise and noxious odors, and an appropriate level of residential and non-residential development. The Task Force suggests a zoning overlay entitled Rural Economic Development Area (REDA) be created to facilitate bringing non-conforming activities into compliance. 

 

 

  1. Land Use Element Text Amendments:  Text Amendments to Section 3.3 entitled “Land Use Plan Categories” to amend the definition of the “10-Year Transition” category and to Section 4.0 entitled “Implementation and Evaluation” to amend the “Land Use Element-Zoning District Matrix.”  

 

  1. Sedimentation and Erosion Control Ordinance:  The North Carolina 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/changes. 

 

5.      Orange County Stormwater Ordinance for Lands within the Neuse River Basin:  Text amendments to the Orange County Stormwater Ordinance for Lands within the Neuse River Basin to reflect changes in the Nitrogen Reduction Offset payment calculation. 

 

6.      Orange County Zoning Ordinance:  Text amendments to Article 4.3 Permitted Use Table and Article 6.29 Development Standards for Economic Development (ED) Districts.

 

 

D.    NON-PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS

9:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:00

 

 

    

 

 

1.      Agricultural Support Enterprises:  Planning and Economic Development staff will provide an update on the proposal to create a new process and program for agriculturally related businesses.   The process would identify a specific land use(s) based on a site-specific development plan.  Agricultural Support Enterprises would be categorized by their level of impact and a complementary review process whether low, medium, or high impacts. 

 

E.     ADJOURNMENT