Orange County Board of Commissioners
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BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON AGENDA
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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
The Board will receive a presentation from Durham Technical Community College President Bill Ingram on the College’s strategic plan.
4. Consent Agenda
The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from November 14 and December 4, 2008 and also January 10, February 3, 10 (5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.), 2009 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board.
The Board will consider making reappointments to the Historic Preservation Commission.
The Board will consider making reappointments to the Human Services Advisory Commission.
The Board will consider making reappointments to the Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee.
The Board will consider making reappointments to the Orange County Planning Board.
The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 53 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes.
The Board will consider a proclamation recognizing April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider a proclamation recognizing March 25, 2009 as Orange County Kick Butts Day and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider approving the annual consolidated agreement between the NC Department of Health and Human Services and the Orange County Health Department, which provides State and Federal funds to the Health Department to partially support mandated services and authorize the Chair to sign pending final review by the County Attorney.
The Board will consider continuing the contract for the provision of Urban Curbside Recycling Collection Services effective October 1, 2005 and authorize the Chair to sign, subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney.
The Board will consider approving a contract with OE Enterprises for custodial services at the Orange County Animal Services Center and authorize the Manager to sign.
The Board will consider approving the certification requirements for the fire marshal and staff to participate in the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association for the year 2008 and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider providing notice of the Board of County Commissioners’ plans to hold a public hearing on April 7, 2009 on potential items for inclusion in Orange County’s legislative agenda package for the 2009 North Carolina General Assembly Session.
The Board will consider receiving the 2009 Annual Report of the SAPFO Technical Advisory Committee and transmit it to the SAPFO partners for comments before certification in May and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider approving budget, capital project ordinance and County fee schedule amendments for FY 2008-09.
The Board will consider adopting a resolution approving the Financing for Capital Projects in the amount of $30,917,000.
The Board will consider approval of an Agreement to Provide an Interim Homelessness Program Coordinator for the Partnership to End Homelessness and authorize the Chair to sign, subject to final review and approval by the County Attorney.
5. Public Hearings
The Board will consider conducting a public hearing on the North Carolina Community Transportation Program grant application by Orange Public Transportation for FY 2009-2010 and approve the grant application, adopt resolution authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with North Carolina Department of Transportation, and authorize the County Attorney to complete the necessary certifications and assurances and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider receiving the Planning Board recommendation on and consider approval of a petition submitted to rezone a 2.8 acre parcel of property located at 4115 Old NC 10 (TMBL5.26.40 / PIN 9893-00-8606) from Existing Commercial Five (EC-5) to Rural Residential One (R-1).
The Board will consider receiving the Planning Board recommendation on and consider approval of a staff initiated Zoning Ordinance text amendment to modify existing landscape buffer regulations contained within Section 6.29.3a of the Orange County Zoning Ordinance.
The Board will consider 1) receiving the Planning Board recommendation; 2) to close the public hearing and 3) to consider approval of a County-initiated general use zoning atlas amendment petition in the Hillsborough Area EDD.
6. Regular Agenda
The Board will consider approval of the FY 2009-19 Recommended County Capital Investment Plan (CIP).
The Board will consider a report from the County Manager on a recommendation for approving a name for the Northern Park project, currently under construction on NC 86 northwest of Hillsborough.
The Board will consider possible discussion points for a position statement and/or resolution regarding the B. Everett Jordan Reservoir (Jordan Lake) Nutrient Management Rules, in response to a draft resolution submitted by the Haw River Assembly, a position statement from the NC Association of County commissioners and potential legislation introduced in this session of the NC General Assembly.
The Board will consider information on changes made within the Emergency Services Department to improve performance and enhance safety throughout Orange County along with projected costs to support and sustain continuous improvement.
8. Board Comments (Three Minute Time Limit Per Commissioner)
9. County Manager’s Report
The Board will consider making a new appointment to the Affordable Housing Advisory Board.
The Board will consider making new appointments to the Agricultural Preservation Board.
The Board will consider making one new appointment to the Commission for Women.
The Board will consider appointments to the Board of Equalization and Review.
The Board will consider making new appointments to the Orange County Planning Board.
11. Information Items
12. Closed Session
Orange County water supply reservoir water levels
Available information as of 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 12, 2009
West Fork Reservoir (as reported 2/27/2009)
National Weather Service/NOAA Regional Precipitation data (through 3/2/2009)
(inches above [+] or below [-] normal)
+ 0.18” since March 1, 2009 -0.08” since March 1, 2009
-3.13” since January 1, 2009 -2.56” since January 1, 2009
The NC Drought Management Advisory Council drought map, last updated March 10, 2009, indicates that all of Orange County lies within the area of the state characterized as experiencing abnormally dry - but not yet drought - conditions.