Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
7:30 p.m. 
Southern Human Services Center
2501 Homestead Rd.   
Chapel Hill, NC
    

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

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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

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 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

(We would appreciate you signing the pad ahead of time so that you are not overlooked.)

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.  Proclamations/ Resolutions/ Special Presentations

a.         Resolution Remembering Eve Carson

The Board will consider a resolution remembering Eve Carson.

b.         Resolution Regarding Planned Uses of Land Transfer Tax Proceeds

The Board will consider approving a resolution specifying the intentions of the Orange County Board of Commissioners for the use of proceeds from a .4% land transfer tax, if approved by voters on the May 6, 2008 ballot, and subsequently implemented by the Board. 

c.          Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The Board will consider a proclamation recognizing April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign. 

d.         Public Health Month

The Board will consider a proclamation designating April as Public Health Month and authorize the Chair to sign. 

e.        Proclamation Recognizing Orange County Kick Butts Day

The Board will consider approving a proclamation recognizing the day of April 2, 2008 as Orange County Kick Butts Day and authorize the Chair to sign. 

f.           Resolution in Support of Continuation of CJPP Funding

The Board will consider a resolution demonstrating support of continuation funding for the Orange/Chatham Criminal Justice Partnership Program and authorize the Chair to sign. 

4.  Consent Agenda

a.      Minutes

The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from February 5 and February 11, 2008, 7:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. meetings as submitted by the Clerk to the Board. 

b.      Appointments - None

c.       Public Information Sessions -Transfer Station Siting Process

The Board will consider authorizing two transfer station siting public information sessions in April. 

d.      Motor Vehicle Property Tax Release/Refunds

The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 30 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes. 

e.      Bid Award: LPG Triple Upright Forklift

The Board will consider awarding a bid for a Clark Model CMP 25-LPG Triple Upright forklift for use within the Solid Waste/Recycling Division to G&W Equipment, Inc. of Raleigh, NC at a total cost of $23,513 and authorize the Purchasing Director to execute the necessary paperwork. 

f.       Classification and Pay Plan Amendment - Reclassification

The Board will consider amending the Orange County Classification and Pay Plan to reflect a reclassification of the Dentist position from a Grade 30 to a Grade 34 and authorize offering a qualified applicant a salary between the midpoint and third quarter of the new range. 

g.      Impact Fee Reimbursement

The Board will consider approving an impact fee reimbursement request from Orange Community Housing and Land Trust of $4,407 for a recently built home in Chapel Hill

h.      Approval of Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools Use of 2007-08 Lottery Funds for Conversion of Lincoln Center Pottery Shop to Classroom Space

The Board will consider approving Chapel Hill / Carrboro City Schools' use of 2007-08 Lottery Funds for conversion of Lincoln Center Pottery Shop to classroom space and authorize expenditures for the project via the attached Lincoln Center Pottery Shop Conversion Project Ordinance. 

i.        Orange County Housing Authority Bylaws Revision

The Board will consider approving revisions to the Bylaws of the Orange County Housing Authority. 

j.        Recommendation to NCDOT Concerning the Addition of Antler Point Road to the State Maintained Road System

The Board will consider making a recommendation to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) concerning a petition to add Antler Point Road to the State Maintained Secondary Road System. 

k.      Change Order #2 for Landfill Sanitary Sewer

The Board will consider authorizing additional funds in excess of those previously approved by the Board of Commissioners to cover the preparation of easements plats and redesign of the leachate sewer under Millhouse Road as required by the Town of Chapel Hill. 

l.        Fiscal Year 2007-08 Budget Amendment #8

The Board will consider approving budget amendments for fiscal year 2007-08. 

5.  Public Hearings

6.  Regular Agenda

a.      Housing Bond Program

The Board will consider awarding housing bond funds in the amount of  $632,300  to Community Alternatives for Supportive Abodes (CASA) to purchase five (5) duplexes in Chapel Hill and authorize the Manager in consultation with the County Attorney to enter into a Development Agreement detailing the conditions of award. 

b.     Media Consultant for Land Transfer Tax Voter Information Effort

The Board will consider approving a proposal for media consulting services to assist with the County's planned effort to inform voters about the purposes for, and implications of, the land transfer tax measure that the Orange County Commissioners have placed on the May, 6, 2008 ballot. 

7.  Reports

8.  Board Comments (Three Minute Limit Per Commissioner)

9.  County Manager's Report

        Follow-up on Orange County Summer Day Camp Inquiry (Information to be Provided Under Separate Cover Prior to or at the Meeting)

10.  Appointments

a.      Durham Technical Community College (DTCC) - Trustee Appointments

The Board will consider appointing one volunteer to the Durham Technical Community College Board of Trustees. 

b.      Equalization and Review - New Appointments

The Board will consider appointments to the Board of Equalization and Review. 

c.      Interlocal Agreement Committee for the Hillsborough Area-Orange County Strategic Growth Plan Phase II - New Appointments

The Board will consider making appointments to the Interlocal Agreement committee for the Hillsborough Area-Orange County Strategic Growth Plan Phase II. 

d.      Orange County Farmer's Market Interim Oversight Committee - New Appointments

The Board will consider making appointments to the Orange County Farmer's Market Interim Oversight Committee. 

11.  Information Items

        Update on Orange and Alamance County Line Resolution

        Potential Smith Middle School Artificial Surface Project Update

12.  Closed Session

13.  Adjournment