Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
7:00 p.m. 
Southern Human Services Center
2501 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill, 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

a.         Resolution Naming the Central Orange Adult Day Health Program for Florence G. Soltys

The Board will consider a resolution to officially name the adult day health program wing of the new Central Orange Senior Center at the Hillsborough SportsPlex campus in honor of Florence Gray Soltys and authorize the Chair to sign. 

4.  Consent Agenda

a.      Minutes

The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from March 2, 16 and 25, 2010 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board. 

b.      Appointments – None 

c.       Motor Vehicle Property Tax Release/Refunds

The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 38 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with NCGS. 

d.      Proposed Revisions to the Voluntary Farmland Protection Ordinance (VFPO)

The Board will consider a proposal from the Agricultural Preservation Board for revisions to the County’s Voluntary Farmland Protection Ordinance. 

e.      Resolution to Endorse Orange County Segment of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail

The Board will consider a resolution in support of the proposed corridor for the planned North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail through Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign. 

f.        Proposed Master Plan - Hollow Rock Access Area at New Hope Preserve

The Board will consider the proposed master plan for the Hollow Rock Access Area – a planned multi-jurisdictional public park located along New Hope Creek. 

g.      Grant Application for Workforce Investment Act Youth Proposal

The Board will consider authorizing a grant application to operate the Workforce Investment Ace Title I Youth Program in Orange County and authorize the Manager to sign. 

h.      Public Safety Communications Improvements

The Board will consider an allocation from the Emergency Services Reserve Capital Project to update and improve the Public Safety Communications infrastructure. 

i.        Renewal of Consolidated Agreement Between Health Department and NC Department of Health and Human Services

The Board will consider approving the annual consolidated agreement between the NC Department of Health and Shuman 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. 

j.        Second Reading: Emergency Services Franchise by Ordinance for Johnston Ambulance Service, Inc.

The Board will consider approving on Second Reading the granting of a franchise by ordinance to Johnston Ambulance Service, Inc. (JAS) – the Franchise Agreement under which it will operate and authorize the Chair to sign.   

k.      Contract between the Rural Advancement Foundation International – USA and Orange County for 2010 Tobacco Communities Reinvestment Fund Grant for Juicing Equipment at the Piedmont Food and Agricultural Processing Center

The Board will consider approving a contract between the Rural Advancement Foundation International – USA and Orange County for a 2010 Tobacco Communities Reinvestment Fund Grant and accept $28,819 for juicing equipment for the Piedmont Food and Agricultural Processing Center and authorize the Chair to sign subject to County Attorney review. 

l.        Fiscal Year 2009-10 Budget Amendment #9

The Board will consider approving budget and capital project ordinance amendments for fiscal year 2009-10.

m.    Board of Commissioners Meeting Calendar for Year 2010

The Board will consider continuing to hold Board of Commissioners’ Hillsborough area meetings at the DSS Building (Department of Social Services Building), Hillsborough Commons, in Hillsborough, N.C., until the Link Government Services Center’s meeting room is renovated. 

5.  Items Removed From Consent Agenda

6.  Public Hearings

a.      Shuttle Transportation for Low-Income Orange County Residents for Job Related Activities

The Board will receive public comments on a proposal from Essential Transportation Services to provide transportation services for job related activities to low-income residents in Orange County under the administration of the Orange County Department of Social Services, and to authorize staff to proceed with the project if funded through a Job Access and Reverse Commute grant from the North Carolina Department of Transportation. 

7.  Regular Agenda

a.      Proposal for Soccer Superfund Partnership with the Town of Chapel Hill

The Board will consider re-allocating $623,000 in 2001 Soccer Superfund monies appropriated for Twin Creeks (Moniese Nomp) Park to support creation of an artificial turf soccer field improvement project at the Town of Chapel Hill’s Cedar Falls Park. 

b.      Amended Article IX, Section 3.2 Reduction In Force of the Orange County Personnel Ordinance

The Board will consider approving an amendment to the Orange County Personnel Ordinance Article IX, Section 3.2, Reduction in Force (“RIF”). 

8.  Reports

9.  County Manager’s Report

10.  County Attorney’s Report

11.  Appointments

12.  Board Comments (Three Minute Limit Per Commissioner)

13.  Information Items

        Pre-K Issues – Orange County Schools & Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

        Environmental Education and Programming (2010)

        April 6, 2010 BOCC Meeting Follow-up Actions List

14.  Closed Session

15.  Adjournment

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