Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, December 14, 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.      Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Demonstration

The Board will observe a demonstration on the use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) like the ones being located in various County facilities.   

4.  Consent Agenda

a.      Minutes

The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from November 4, 2010 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board. 

b.      Appointments

(1)   Affordable Housing Advisory Board – Reappointment

The Board will consider making a reappointment to the Affordable Housing Advisory Board. 

c.       Electronic Listing for Business Personal Property

The Board will consider approving a resolution providing for an electronic means by which business owners and/or representatives can effectively list all business assets using an online electronic listing mechanism; and to approve an agreement with Tax Management Associates, Inc. for the online business personal property listing service. 

d.      Fiscal Year 2010-11 Budget Amendment #5

The Board will consider approving budget and grant project ordinance amendments for fiscal year 2010-11. 

e.      Applications for North Carolina Education Lottery Proceeds for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Orange County Schools

The Board will consider approving applications to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to release funds from the NC Education Lottery account related to debt service payments for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Orange County Schools and authorize the Chair to sign. 

f.        Resolution for Purchase of a Conservation Easement – Mark and Lori Volpe; and Approval of Budget Amendment # 5-A

The Board will consider a resolution to approve the purchase of a conservation easement in land owned by Mark and Lori Volpe to protect Eno River buffers and aquatic habitat and approval of Budget Amendment #5-A and authorize the Chair and Clerk to sign subject to final review by staff and County Attorney. 

5.  Items Removed From Consent Agenda

6.  Public Hearings

a.      Orange – Alamance Boundary Line Adjustment Action

7.  Regular Agenda

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

The Board will consider an Interlocal Agreement between Orange County and the Town of Chapel Hill that would establish parameters under which 2001 Soccer Superfund monies appropriated for Twin Creeks (Moniese Nomp) Park would be re-allocated to support an artificial turf soccer field installation project at the Town of Chapel Hill’s Cedar Falls Park and authorize the Manager to sign. 

b.      Approval of Health Department Expansion within Whitted Human Service Building and Approval of Budget Amendment # 5-B

The Board will consider reviewing and approving plans for the renovation of space for the Health and Dental Clinics at the Whitted Building and approve Budget Amendment #5-B. 

c.       Revised Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) Review/Approval Schedule

The Board will consider the Planning Board’s recommended schedule for further review of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), decide whether the November 22 public hearing will be continued to February 28, 2011 in order to receive additional oral public comment, and consider approval of a schedule. 

d.      Permit Extension Act of 2009

The Board will receive the Planning Board and Board of Health recommendations on whether the County should formally opt out of provisions of the Permit Extension Act of 2009.  

e.      2010-11 County Employee Performance Award

The Board will consider approval of a “non-recurring” one-time performance award for qualifying County employees. 

f.        Orange County Transit Initiatives Follow Up

The Board will consider follow up on items discussed during the November 9, 2010 Board of County Commissioners budget work session and approve actions items. 

8.  Reports

a.      Orange Public Transportation – Chapel Hill Transit Consolidation Study Update

The Board will receive a report on the status of the Orange Public Transportation and Chapel Hill Transit Consolidation Study. 

9.  County Manager’s Report

10.  County Attorney’s Report

11.  Appointments

a.      Advisory Board on Aging – Two New Appointments and One Reassignment

The Board will consider making two new appointments and one reassignment to the Advisory Board on Aging. 

b.      Orange County Parks and Recreation Council – New Appointment

The Board will consider making a new appointment to the Orange County Parks and Recreation Council. 

c.      Orange County Planning Board – New Appointment

The Board will consider making a new appointment to the Orange County Planning Board. 

d.      Solid Waste Advisory Board – New Appointments

The Board will consider making new appointments to the Solid Waste Advisory Board. 

12.  Board Comments (Three Minute Limit Per Commissioner)

13.  Information Items

        December 6, 2010 BOCC Meeting Follow-up Actions List

        Update on Jordan Lake Partnership Activities

        OWASA Draft Forest Management Plan

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.