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
(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. Orange County Arts Grant Recipients Grant Funds Distributed
The Board will consider presenting checks to local artists and arts organizations receiving Orange County Arts Grants.
The Board will consider recognizing the achievements of lifelong human rights activist and Orange County resident Mrs. Rebecca Clark who passed away on January 3, 2009 and authorize the Chair to sign the resolution.
The Board will consider recognizing Stormwater Resource Officer Terry Hackett of the Planning and Inspections Department, Erosion Control Division as the co-recipient of the 2008 N.C. Big Sweep Caroline Parker Outstanding Achievement Award.
4. Consent Agenda
a. Minutes – None
(1) Human Relations Commission – New Appointments APPROVED
The Board will consider making new appointments to the Human Relations Commission.
The Board will consider a proclamation recognizing the UNC women’s soccer team for winning the 2008 NCAA Women’s National Soccer Championship and authorize the Chair to sign.
d. Property Value Changes APPROVED
The Board will consider approving changes made in property values after the 2008 Board of Equalization and Review has adjourned.
e. Property Tax Release APPROVED
The Board will consider adoption of a resolution to release property value related to one (1) request for tax release in accordance with N.C. General Statute 105-381.
The Board will consider three (3) untimely applications for exemption/exclusion from ad valorem taxation for the 2008 tax year.
g. Impact Fee Reimbursement – Habitat for Humanity APPROVED
The Board will consider approving the impact fee reimbursement request from Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, NC, Inc. for $18,000 for six new homes.
h. Acquisition of Pre-owned Zamboni for Sportsplex APPROVED
The Board will consider authorizing the purchase of a pre-owned Zamboni for use at the Triangle Sportsplex at a not-to-exceed cost of $27,500 including delivery; and authorize the Purchasing Director to process the appropriate paperwork.
i. Fiscal Year 2008-09 Budget Amendment #5 APPROVED
The Board will consider approving budget, grant and capital project ordinance amendments for fiscal year 2008-09.
j. Legal Advertisement for Quarterly Public Hearing – February 23, 2009 APPROVED all but #4
The Board will consider approving the legal advertisement for items to be presented at the Board of County Commissioners/Planning Board Quarterly Public Hearing scheduled for February 23, 2009.
The Board will consider taking action on the amendment of the Eno EDD Area Small Area Plan by revising the definition of the Eno Mixed Use proposed land use category to specify an acreage limit for residential development within the Mixed Use area.
The Board will consider recognizing and affirming the “Fit Community” Grant Endorsement Form as executed by the Chair of the Board of County Commissioners on behalf of, and at the request of the grant applicant, The Arc of Orange County.
The Board will consider amending the travel policy to incorporate a process for maintaining a fair and equitable per diem reimbursement rate for meals while traveling on County business, effective July 1, 2009.
n. Capital Project Funding APPROVED with CHANGES
The Board will consider approving a plan addressing additional funding needs related to the School and County Capital Project Funds by appropriating fund balance of $3.5 million in FY 2008-09 and $2.4 million in FY 2009-10.
5. Public Hearings
a. Orange County Consolidated Housing Plan Update APPROVED
The Board will consider receiving comments from the public regarding the housing and non-housing needs to be included in the Annual Update of the 2005-2009 Consolidated Housing Plan for Housing and Community Development Programs in Orange County and proposed uses of 2008-2009 HOME funds.
The Board will consider taking action on a Planning Board recommendation concerning the review of a rezoning petition submitted by Mr. Vernon Davis to rezone a portion of 4.7 acre parcel of property located at the intersection of NC 54 and White Cross Road from Agricultural Residential to Neighborhood Commercial Two.
The Board will consider rescheduling the public hearing regarding the review of a proposed zoning amendment to the Hillsborough Economic Development District concerning landscaping regulations.
The Board will consider rescheduling the public hearing concerning the review of a rezoning petition seeking to rezone several properties within the Hillsborough Economic Development District.
The Board will consider rescheduling the public hearing concerning the review of a rezoning petition seeking to rezone 4115 Old NC to from Existing Commercial Five to Rural Residential One.
6. Regular Agenda
The Board will consider recommendations regarding the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Proposed 2008-20009 Secondary Roads Construction Program for two roads, Ben Wilson road and Jimmy Ed Road.
b. UNC/Orange County Landfill Gas Recovery Agreement APPROVED with CHANGES
The Board will consider discussion and decision on the proposed Agreement for the joint UNC/Orange County Landfill Gas Recovery Project.
The Board will consider a proposal for issuance of Capital Project financing to address financing needs related to authorized capital projects.
The Board will consider approval of a contract with Barry Strock Consulting Associates, Inc. for consulting services to develop vendor agreements, technology deliverables and legal documents between vendors and Orange County for the Property Information Management System project for managing land records and property taxation, and authorize the Chair to sign.
e. Review of Proposed Chatham/Orange Joint Planning Task Force APPROVED with CHANGES
The Board will consider reviewing potential processes, including proposed charge and composition, to establish one new Chatham/Orange Joint Planning Task Force with internal workgroups and , following any revisions, authorize staff to forward the task force proposal to the other jurisdictions for approval and respective appointments.
f. Board of Commissioners Meeting Calendar for Year 2009 APPROVED with CHANGES
The Board will consider changing the start time of Board of Commissioners’ meetings for the remainder of the calendar year 2009 from 7:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted), starting March 1, 2009.
a. Summer Camp ("Sun Fun Camp") Report REPORT RECEIVED
The Board will receive a report and survey that were prepared in response to a request from the Board for Parks and Recreation to provide follow-up information regarding the cancellation of the Sun Fun Camp program in 2008.
8. Board Comments (Three Minute Time Limit Per Commissioner)
9. County Manager’s Report
11. Information Items
12. Closed Session
Orange County water supply reservoir water levels
Available information as of 12:00 PM, Thursday, January 29, 2009
West Fork Reservoir
National Weather Service/NOAA Regional Precipitation data (through 1/28/2009)
(inches above [+] or below [-] normal)
-1.08” since December 1, 2008 -0.39” since December 1, 2008
-1.10” since January 1, 2009 -0.63” since January 1, 2009
The NC Drought Management Advisory Council drought map, last updated January 27, 2009, indicates that all of Orange County lies within the area of the state characterized as experiencing no drought conditions.