Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
7:00 p.m. 
Central Orange Senior Center
103 Meadowlands Dr., 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

a.  Employment  Agreement for Frank Clifton - Orange County Manager

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

4.  Consent Agenda

a.      Minutes

The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from August 24, September 1 and 10, 2009 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board. 

b.      Appointments

(1)   Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee – Reappointment

The Board will consider making one reappointment to the Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee. 

(2)   Affordable Housing Advisory Board – Reappointment

The Board will consider making reappointments to the Affordable Housing Advisory Board. 

(3)   Chapel Hill Library Board of Trustees – Reappointment

The Board will consider one reappointment to the Chapel Hill Library Board of Trustees. 

(4)   Economic Development Commission – Reappointment

The Board will consider making one reappointment to the Economic Development Commission. 

(5)   Orange Unified Transportation Board – Reappointments

The Board will consider making reappointments to the Orange Unified Transportation Board. 

c.       Approval of Expanded East Orange Fire Insurance District Boundary Map

The Board will consider approving the East Orange Fire Insurance Boundary District map which has been expanded to include properties within six road miles of Eno Fire and Emergency Services, Inc., Station 2 in the East Orange Fire Insurance District (properties within six road miles of Station 2 are currently not inside the fire insurance district). 

d.      Amendment to the Eno River Parking Deck Lease

The Board will consider approval of an Amendment to the Eno River Parking Deck Lease and its corresponding “Memorandum of Lease” to include in the description of the leased property, existing easements providing vehicular and pedestrian access to the Parking Deck across the Gateway Center property, and comparable easements being created across the County Office Building property and the County Library property and authorize the Chair to sign. 

e.      Termination of Lease with State for Space at the Moody Building

The Board will consider approving the termination of a lease between the County and the State of North Carolina for space used by Probation and Parole Intensive Unit at the Moody Building in Carrboro and authorize the Manager to sign. 

f.        Authorization for the County Manager to Approve the Settlement of Claims and/or Litigation

The Board will consider authorizing the County Manager to approve minor claims or litigation up to the same amount authorized in the annual County budget ordinance for contract approval by the Manager (currently $25,000). 

g.      Policy Statement on Residents’ Statements of Defense and Requests for Release or Refund of Taxes

The Board will consider providing a statement on the Board of County Commissioners’ position on responding to pr9operty owner inquires regarding tax releases of properties located along the Orange County/Alamance County line. 

h.      Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program Award

The Board will consider accepting a Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program award of $1 million, authorize the execution of the associated State Contract and a sub-recipient contract with Housing for New Hope by the Chair of the Board of County Commissioners upon contract review and approval by the County Attorney’s Office. 

i.        Change in BOCC Regular Meeting Schedule for 2009

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

j.        Board of Commissioners Meeting Calendar for Year 2010

The Board will consider final approval of the regular meeting schedule for the Board of County Commissioners for calendar year 2010. 

5.  Public Hearings

a.      Public Hearing on the Issuance of Up to $4.6 Million of Qualified School Construction Bonds for the Carrboro High School Arts Wing

The Board will consider an update on the status of the proposed issuance of up to $4.6 million of Qualified School Construction Bonds for the Carrboro High School Arts Wing and to conduct a public hearing to receive public input. 

b.      Zoning Ordinance Amendment Establishing Regulations for Drive-thru Facilities (large file - 29 MB)

The Board will consider reviewing and deliberating on a staff initiated Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to Article Six (6) Application of Dimensional Requirements to establish regulation governing the development of drive-thru facilities within the County. 

6.  Regular Agenda

a.      Resolution Authorizing Application to the Local Government Commission to Issue Up to $27 Million in General Obligation Refunding Bonds

The Board will consider approving a resolution authorizing application to the Local Government Commission to issue up to $27 million in General Obligation Refunding Bonds. 

b.      Schools Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance – Recommended Update to Student Generation Rates

The Board will consider approval of revised Student Generation Rates (SGR) for Orange County Schools and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools to be incorporated in the Schools Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (SAPFO) and the Certificate of Adequate Public Schools (CAPS) system. 

c.       Schools Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (SAPFO) Effects on Chapel Hill-Carrboro Elementary #11

The Board will consider an explanation of the relationship between SAPFO and the timing of Chapel Hill-Carrboro Elementary #11. 

7.  Reports

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

9.  County Manager’s Report

10.  Appointments

a.      Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee – New Appointment

The Board will consider making new appointments to the Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee. 

b.      Joint Orange Chatham Community Action – New Appointment

The Board will consider making one appointment to Joint Orange Chatham Community Action (JOCCA). 

11.  Information Items

        Fire/Rescue/EMS Phase One Assessment – Update

12.  Closed Session

13.  Adjournment

 A summary of the Board’s actions from this meeting will be available on the County’s website the day after the meeting.