Orange County Board of Commissioners
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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. Proclamations/ Resolutions/ Special Presentations
The Board will receive a status report from the Board of Elections Director Tracy Reams on the current election and related issues.
The Board will consider an application from Howard H. McAdams, Jr., for certification as qualifying farmland within the High Rock/Efland Voluntary Agricultural District.
4. Consent Agenda
The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from September 9 (5:30 and 7:30 p.m.) and September 16, 2008 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board.
b. Appointments – None
The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 49 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes.
The Board will consider approval of the two-year Work First Plan for 2009-2011.
The Board will consider approving the annual agreement between Orange County and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for protection, development, reforestation, management and improvement of forestlands located in the County and authorize the Chair to sign, subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney.
The Board will consider renewing a contract with the Small Business and Technology Development Center to continue support of small business development services for Orange County business and new & existing entrepreneurs as stated in the Economic Development Strategic Plan adopted May 14, 1996, and reaffirmed by the Economic development commission in its new strategic plan, Investing in Innovation: 2005-2010 and authorize the Manager and the Clerk to the Board to execute the contract.
The Board will consider a request from El Futuro, Inc., a Carrboro not-for-profit providing behavioral health resources for underserved Latinos in Orange County.
The Board will consider one change in the County Commissioners’ regular meeting calendar for year 2008.
The Board will consider approving a joint School Districts Local Current Expense Fund Balance Policy between Orange County Board of county Commissioners and Chapel Hill Carrboro City and Orange County Schools.
The Board will consider approving a change order to Clancy and Theys in the amount of $247,758 for the sewer construction associated with the Animal Services Facility and the leachate pond at the Landfill; and to further authorize the Manager to approve change orders up to an additional $36,242, which represents the difference between the budgeted amount ($284,000) and the construction amount ($247,785).
The Board will consider awarding a bid (bid #1555) to Atlantic Utility Trailer Sales, Inc. of Thorofare, New Jersey for the purchase of one (1) Live-Floor (self-unloading) Trailer for use by the Recycling Division of the Department of Solid Waste Management at the delivered cost of $60,244.
The Board will consider awarding a bid at a cost of $20,340 to Snyder Manufacturing Company of New Sharon, Iowa, and Shor-line/Schoer Manufacturing Company of Kansas City, Kansas at a cost of $202,104.62 for cat condos, cat caging and animal runs to be used at the new Animal Services Facility; and authorize the Purchasing Director to execute the necessary paperwork.
The Board will consider approving a Two Party Right of Way Encroachment Agreement between the North Carolina Department of Transportation and Orange County that allows the installation of the fiber telecommunications facilities to the Orange County Animal Services Facilities on Eubanks Road and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider taking action on a proposed amendment to Article Six (6) Application of Dimensional Requirements, specifically Section 6.20 and 6.20.1 Large Ground Absorption System (3,000 gallons per day) and Package Treatment Plants Prohibited in AR Districts and Rural Buffer Districts of the Orange county Zoning Ordinance.
The Board will consider taking action on a proposed amendment to Article Nine (9) Signs and Section 6.29.3 The Economic Development Design Manual Part Three (3) Design Criteria Section 3.5 Signs and Lighting of the Orange county Zoning Ordinance to establish specific regulations governing the erection of sign at recreational land uses.
The Board will receive the Administration and Planning Board recommendations; and consider making a decision on the Preliminary Plan for The Forest at Little River subdivision.
5. Public Hearings
The Board will consider conducting a Public Hearing on the Local Government commission action approving an extension of time for the 2001 Authorization to issue Parks, Recreation and Open Space bonds as required by North Carolina Statute 159-64.
The Board will consider conducting a Public Hearing on the Local Government Commission Action approving an extension of time for the 2001 Authorization to issue Low and Moderate Income Housing Bonds as required by North Carolina Statute 159-64.
6. Regular Agenda
The Board will consider approving an Order extending the time for Issuing Parks and Housing Bonds approved in 2001 and direct the Clerk to publish a notice of the Board’s Action.
The Board will consider taking action on an appeal of a subdivision application for the Yeargan Estate minor subdivision that was approved by the Planning department subject to compliance with a provision contained within the County Subdivision Regulations that is objectionable to the applicant.
The Board will consider approving a proposed change in service agreement with Triangle Transit for Orange Public Transportation to operate only the mid-day 420 Route between Hillsborough an Chapel Hill Transit Service to Operate the peak early morning and late afternoon 420 Route.
The Board will consider receiving the recommended 2009-19 County Capital Investment Plan (CIP).
The Board will review the recently completed rate study and consider recommendations on implementation of a new rate schedule.
The Board will consider final approval of the regular meeting schedule for the Board of County commissioners for calendar year 2009.
The Board will review the Outside Agency Grant allocation process used in preparing the current fiscal year operating budget and consider approving changes proposed for the upcoming fiscal year.
The Board will consider establishing a short-term Rail Station Task Force (creation and appointments) jointly with the Town of Hillsborough with approval of the attached resolution.
8. Board Comments (Three Minute Limit Per Commissioner)
9. County Manager’s Report
The Board will consider making new appointments to the Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee.
The Board will consider making a new appointment to the Agricultural Preservation Board.
The Board will consider making one new appointment to the Animal Services Advisory Board.
The Board will consider one new appointment to the Board of Health.
The Board will consider one new appointment to the Information Technology Advisory Committee.
The Board will consider making new appointments to the Orange county Planning Board.
The Board will consider making a new appointment to the Solid Waste Advisory Board.
The Board will consider making a new appointment to the Workforce De elopement Board – Regional Partnership.
11. Information Items
12. Closed Session