Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Thursday, September 2, 2010
7:00 p.m. 
Department of Social Services, Hillsborough Commons
113 Mayo St., 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

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.      Designation of Eurosport Soccer Center as a Groundwater Guardian Green Site

The Board will consider acknowledging the designation of the County’s Eurosport Soccer Center complex as a Groundwater Guardian Green Site by The Groundwater Foundation.

4.  Consent Agenda

a.      Minutes

The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from June 15, 2010 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board. 

b.      Appointments – None

c.       Property Tax Releases

The Board will consider adoption of a resolution to release property values related to sixty-nine (69) requests fro property tax release for the 2010 tax year in accordance with N.C. General Statute 105-381. 

d.      Applications for Property Tax Exemption/Exclusion

The Board will consider nine (9) untimely applications for exemption/exclusion from ad valorem taxation for the 2010 tax year. 

e.      Voluntary Agricultural District Designation: Thompson’s Prawn Farm

The Board will consider an application from Joe and Geraldine Thompson to certify their prawn farm as qualifying farmland within the Cedar Grove Voluntary Agricultural District and authorize the Chair to sign the agreement. 

f.        Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation Grant Agreement

The Board will consider approving an equipment grant agreement with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and authorize the Chair to sign. 

g.      Transaction Costs and Budget Amendment # 2-C for Underwood Conservation Easement Donation

The Board will consider authorizing a $620 increase in County funds used to acquire a permanent conservation easement on the Underwood property. 

h.      Food and Nutrition Services Outreach

The Board will consider approving the acceptance of funds from MANNA FoodBank and Inter-Faith Shuttle to support a new time-limited income maintenance worker to provide outreach services for the program in Orange County. 

i.        CDBG Program – Language Access Plan

The Board will consider approval of a Language Access Plan for the County Community Development Block Grant Program and authorize the Chair to sign the Plan document. 

j.        Propose to Accept Offers to Purchase County Property

The Board will consider approving a resolution authorizing the sale of the Graham Building located at 118 North Churton Street in Hillsborough and to accept the highest offer submitted for the Highway 49 – Old ABC Store and authorize the Chair to sign. 

k.      Second Reading: Emergency Services Franchise by Ordinance: North State Medical Transport, Inc.

The Board will consider approving on second reading the granting of a franchise by ordinance to North State Medical Transport, Inc. the Franchise Agreement under which they will operate and authorize the Chair to sign. 

l.        Second Reading: Emergency Services Franchise by Ordinance: AAA Transport, Inc.

The Board will consider approving on Second Reading the granting of a franchise by ordinance to AAA Transport, Inc. the Franchise Agreement under which they will operate and authorize the Chair to sign. 

m.    Second Reading: Implementation of a One-Week Payroll Deferral – Amendment to Orange County Personnel Ordinance Article III, Section 1.0, The Work Week and Resolution Authorizing the Use and Advancement of Sick, Personal and Petty Leave During Payroll Deferral

The Board will consider approving on second reading an amendment to the Orange County Personnel Ordinance to change the standard work week. 

n.      Second Reading: Amendment to the Orange County Personnel Ordinance, Article VI, Sections 5.1 and 5.2 of the Position Classification Plan

The Board will consider approving on second reading an amendment to Article VI, Sections 5.1 and 5.2 of the Position Classification Plan. 

o.      Second Reading: Amendment to the Orange County Personnel Ordinance, Article II, Recruitment and Employment to Add Section 5.7 Appointments of Incumbents and Others to Vacant Positions

The Board will consider approving on second reading an amendment to Article II, Sections 5.0 Appointments and 5.7 Appointments of Incumbents and Other to Vacant Position. 

p.      Animal Services Facility – Third Amendment to Agreement for Construction Manager at Risk and Approval of Budget Amendment # 2-A

The Board will consider approving the third amendment to the Agreement for Construction Manager at Risk and approving Budget Amendment #2-A that consolidates all costs in one capital project to effectively close out the Animal Services Facility capital project. 

q.      Justice Facility – General Contractor Extended Overhead Request and Approval of Budget Amendment # 2-B

The Board will consider approving a negotiated amount related to extended construction overhead costs requested by the Genre Contactor; and approving Budget Amendment 2-B that captures all costs in one capital project. 

r.       Change in BOCC Regular Meeting Schedule for 2010

The Board will consider one change in the County Commissioners’ regular meeting calendar for year 2010. 

5.  Items Removed From Consent Agenda

6.  Public Hearings

7.  Regular Agenda

a.      Resolution Regarding Planned Uses of Revenues from a Potential One-Quarter Cent (1/4) County Sales and Use Tax

The Board will consider approving a resolution specifying the intentions of the Orange County Board of Commissioners regarding the use of the proceeds from a One-Quarter Cent (1/4) County Sales and Use Tax, if approved by voters on November 2, 2010 and authorize the Chair to sign. 

b.      Social Justice Goal

The Board will consider adoption of the Social Justice goal for Orange County developed by the Human Relations Commission. 

c.       Orange County’s Recommendations Regarding Goals for Inclusion in the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners’ (NCACC) 2011-2012 Legislative Goals Package

The Board will consider and approve a Resolution Detailing Orange County’s Recommendations Regarding Goals for Inclusion in the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners’ 2011-2012 Legislative Goals Package. 

d.      Re-naming of the Recreation and Parks Advisory Council

The Board will consider renaming the Recreation and Parks Advisory Council to “Parks and Recreation Council.” 

e.      Re-naming of the Housing and Community Development Department

The Board will consider renaming the Housing and Community Development Department to the “Housing, Human Rights and Community Development Department.”

8.  Reports

9.  County Manager’s Report

10.  County Attorney’s Report

11.  Appointments

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

13.  Information Items

        August 17, 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.