Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
7:00 p.m. (** note - new start time **)
Central Orange Senior Center (Adjoining the SportsPlex)
103 Meadowlands  Drive, Hillsborough, 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


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

4.  Consent Agenda

a.      Minutes

The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from January 29 and February 3, 2009 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board. 

b.      Appointments – None

c.       Jail Inspection Report

The Board will consider receiving the jail inspection report for January 22, 2009 from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. 

d.      Approve Purchase of Additional Licenses and Related Hardware for Existing Electronic Document Management System for Social Services

The Board will consider authorizing the purchase of the remainder of the licenses needed for full implementation of Social Services’ Electronic Document Management System and authorize the Purchasing Director to sign the documents.  

e.      Women’s History Month Proclamation

The Board will consider a proclamation recognizing March 2009 as Women’s History month in Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign. 

f.        Boards and Commissions

The Board will consider approving the list of boards and commissions on which members of the County Commissioners have chosen to serve. 

g.      Change in BOCC Regular Meeting Schedule for 2009

The Board will consider changes in the County Commissioners’ regular meeting calendar for year 2009.

5.  Public Hearings

a.      Public Hearing on the Issuance of Alternative Financing for Capital Projects and Equipment and Adoption of Resolution

The Board will consider conducting a public hearing on the proposed issuance of up to $33,617,000 in alternative financing for capital projects and equipment and to adopt a resolution supporting an application to the Local Government Commission for approval of the financing arrangements. 

6.  Regular Agenda

a.      Phase One: Assessment of the Fire/Rescue Services System in Orange County

The Board will receive a strategy for re-engaging a fire/rescue study and consider authorizing an informal solicitation of competitive proposals from qualified organizations to conduct Phase One: Assessment of the Fire/Rescue Service System in Orange County. 

b.      Orange County Property Naming Policy

The Board will consider a draft revision of the Orange County Facility Naming Policy. 

c.      Orange County Percent for Art Program

The Board will consider establishing an Orange County Percent for Art Program by Resolution and Ordinance. 

7.  Reports

a.      Comprehensive Plan Implementation Recommendations – BOCC 2009/2010 Priority

The Board will consider receiving a report outlining Planning Staff’s recommendations for beginning Comprehensive Plan implementation during Fiscal Year 2009/2010. 

8.  Board Comments (Three Minute Time Limit Per Commissioner)

9.  County Manager’s Report

10.  Appointments

11.  Information Items

        Senior Congregate Meals –Transition to the Department on Aging Proposed in FY09-10 Budget

        Memo to Board of Commissioners from Planning Director on Student Generation Rates and Accessory Dwelling Units

12.  Closed Session

13.  Adjournment