Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, May 18, 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

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

a.         Presentation of the Southern Gerontological Society’s 2010 Best Practices in Aging Award to Orange County

The Board will receive the Southern Gerontological Society’s 2010 Best Practices in Aging Award from Dr. Janice Wassel, President of the Southern Gerontological Society. 

b.         Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The Board will consider recognizing the budget staff of the Orange County Financial Services Department for earning the Government Finance Officers’ Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 2009-10 fiscal year budget document. 

c.         Presentation of Manager’s Recommended Fiscal Year 2010-11 Annual Operating Budget

The Board will receive the Manager’s Recommended FY 2010-11 Annual Operating Budget. 

4.  Consent Agenda

a.      Minutes

The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from April 13, 20, and 27, 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 26 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds. 

d.      Home and Community Care Block Grant for Older Adults Funding Plan for FY2010-11

The Board will consider approving the recommended Home and Community Care Block Grant for Older Adults Funding Plan for FY 2010-11 in the amount of $481,880 and authorize the Chair to sign. 

e.      Renewal of Food and Organic Waste Collection and Composting Contract

The Board will consider renewing the contract that enables the County Solid Waste Management Department to provide collection and composting services for separated food waste, organic material and animal bedding to commercial and institutional establishments throughout the County, including for UNC-Chapel Hill and authorize the Chair to sign. 

f.        General Engineering and Environmental Management Services Contract

The Board will consider approving a three-year agreement for general engineering and environmental services with HDR Engineering, Inc. of the Carolinas for professional engineering services for the Solid Waste Management Department and authorize the Chair to sign. 

g.      Contract Between US Housing and Urban Development and Orange County: Economic Development Initiative Grant for the Piedmont Food & Agricultural Processing Center

The Board will consider approving a contract with US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) accepting a $237,500 Economic Development Initiative grant for the Piedmont Food and Agricultural Processing Center subject to County Attorney review and authorize the Chair to sign.   

h.      Grant Submittals to 1) US Department of Agriculture, Rural Development - Community Facilities Grant Program and 2) NC Specialty Crops Program for the Piedmont Food and Agricultural Processing Center

The Board will consider authorizing staff to submit 1) a $250,000 grant proposal to the US Department of Agriculture, Rural Development – Community Facilities grant program and 2) a $100,000 grant proposal to the NC Specialty Crops Program for the Piedmont Food and Agricultural Processing Center. 

i.        Business Plan for the Piedmont Food and Agricultural Processing Center

The Board will consider receiving the business plan for the Piedmont Food & Agricultural Processing Center and authorize the staff to continue with the establishment of the Piedmont Food & Agricultural Processing Center. 

j.        Fiscal Year 2009-10 Budget Amendment #10

The Board will consider approving budget, grant and capital project ordinance amendments for Fiscal Year 2009-10. 

k.      Appropriation of General Fund Balance to Fund Existing County Capital Projects

The Board will consider approving the appropriation of $1,739,270 in General Fund Balance to provide funding for 11 County Capital Projects which have a shortfall. 

l.        Appropriations of Solid Waste Fund Balance for the Lands Legacy Project

The Board will consider appropriating $50,000 from the Solid Waste Fund Balance to provide funding for the Lands Legacy Project. 

m.    The Establishment of a County Capital Reserve Fund

The Board will consider establishing a County Capital Reserve Fund for future County Capital needs. 

n.      Close Completed County Capital Projects

The Board will consider closing completed County Capital Projects. 

o.      Amendment to the Orange County Personnel Ordinance, Article IV, Section 14.0, Family Leave to Add Provisions for Family Medical Leave Act of 1993

The Board will consider an amendment to Article IV, Section 14.0 of the Orange County Personnel Ordinance to add provisions relating to the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. 

p.      Resolution – Medical Waste Incinerator Regulatory Standards

The Board will consider approving a resolution calling for the North Carolina Environmental management Commission to adopt State rules on early implementation of new federal emissions standards for medical waste incinerators.  

5.  Items Removed From Consent Agenda

6.  Public Hearings

7.  Regular Agenda

a.      Orange-Alamance Boundary Line Adjustment Process Including Petition Criteria and 2010 Local Bill

The Board will consider reviewing an Orange-Alamance boundary line adjustment process including petition criteria and 2010 local bill. 

8.  Reports

a.      Heritage Center Work Group Report

The Board will receive the final report from the 2009 Heritage Center Work Group and consider next steps.  

b.      Recommendations from the Economic Development Commission on Economic Development

EDC White Paper - 7M

The Board will receive recommendations from the Economic Development Commission on economic development as outlined in the Commission’s six-year implementation strategy and FY 2010-11 budget request. 

c.      Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Report

The Board will receive a report regarding the current status of Automatic External Defibrillators installed in County facilities and recommend the development of a policy and plan to upgrade current and future installations. 

9.  County Manager’s Report

10.  County Attorney’s Report

11.  Appointments

12.  Board Comments (Three Minute Limit Per Commissioner)

13.  Information Items

        Orange WellNet Project Update

        Environmental Responsibility Goal

        May 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.