Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
7:00 p.m. 
Department of Social Services, Hillsborough Commons 
113 Mayo St, Hillsborough, NC
   

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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.

 

  1.  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 (THREE MINUTE LIMIT PER SPEAKER - Written comments may be submitted to the Clerk to the Board.)

 

Petitions/Resolutions/Proclamations and other similar requests submitted by the public will not be acted upon by the Board of Commissioners at the time presented.  All such requests will be referred for Chair/Vice Chair/Manager review and for recommendations to the full Board at a later date regarding a) consideration of the request at a future regular Board meeting; or b) receipt of the request as information only.  Submittal of information to the Board or receipt of information by the Board does not constitute approval, endorsement, or consent.

 

b.         Matters on the Printed Agenda

(These matters will be considered when the Board addresses that item on the agenda below.)

 

  1. Petitions by Board Members (Three Minute Limit Per Commissioner)

 

  1. Proclamations/ Resolutions/ Special Presentations

 

a.      Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation

The Board will consider a proclamation recognizing April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign. 

b.      The Week of the Young Child Proclamation

The Board will consider a proclamation designating April 10-16, 2011 as The Week of the Young Child and authorize the Chair to sign. 

c.       Resolution Reaffirming Support for Taste of Hope Program

The Board will consider a resolution reaffirming support for the Taste of Hope Customer Assistance Program sponsored by the Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) and the Inter-Faith Council for Social Services and authorize the Chair to sign. 

d.      Fair Housing Month

The Board will consider a proclamation designating April as Fair Housing Month 2011 and authorize the Chair to sign. 

e.       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 2010-11 fiscal year budget document. 

f.       Resolution Supporting Public Health Funding through State Local Aid to County

The Board will consider a resolution supporting public health funding through state Local Aid to County funds. 

g.      Resolution Calling for a November 8, 2011 Special Advisory Referendum Concerning the Levy of a One-Quarter Cent (1/4˘) County Sales and Use Tax

The Board will consider a Resolution Calling for a November 8, 2011 Special Advisory Referendum Concerning the Levy of a One-Quarter Cent (1/4˘) County Sales and Use Tax. 

 

  1. Consent Agenda

 

a.      Minutes

The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from February 15, 22, 24 and 28 of 2011 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 70 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with NCGS. 

d.      UNC – Chapel Hill Landfill Gas Project Pipeline Easement Agreement

The Board will consider approving easements as requested by the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (UNC) for a gas line to be installed between the Orange County Landfill and the engine generator to be constructed at the southeast corner of the parking lot of UNC’s Printing Services Building located at the northwest corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Homestead Road intersection in Chapel Hill and authorize the Chair to sign. 

e.       Community Development Block Grant Program – Adoption of Section 3 Plan and Equal Employment and Procurement Plan

The Board will consider adopting the Section 3 Plan and Equal Employment and Procurement Plan for the FY 2010 Community Development Block Grant Award and authorize the Chair to sign. 

f.       Requests for Road Additions to the State Maintained Secondary Road System

The Board will consider a recommendation to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) concerning petitions to add subdivision roads in Efland Estates Section 2 Subdivision (Cain Drive) and High Rock Village Subdivision (Virginia Lee Lane, Sunglow Court, Stacy Court) to the State Maintained Secondary Road System. 

g.      Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Town of Hillsborough and Orange County for the Hillsborough Circulator Transit Service

The Board will consider approving a Memorandum of Agreement between the Town of Hillsborough and Orange County for Orange Public Transportation service for a Hillsborough Circulator bus and authorize the Manager to sign. 

h.      Schools Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (SAPFO) – Receipt and Transmittal of 2011 Annual Technical Advisory Committee Report

The Board will consider the 2011 Annual Report of the SAPFO Technical Advisory Committee and transmit it to the SAPFO partners for comments before certification in June 2011 and authorize the Chair to sign the transmittal letter. 

i.        Central Efland – Phase 2/Northern Buckhorn Easements

The Board will consider authorizing County Staff to negotiate for the private easements required to construct and maintain the Central Efland and Northern Buckhorn sewer extensions. 

 

  1. Items Removed From Consent Agenda

 

  1. Public Hearings

 

a.      Adoption of Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)

The Board will consider receiving the Planning Board’s recommendation regarding adoption of the Unified Development Ordinance and take to action on the UDO, close the public hearing and adopt the Resolution of Approval. 

b.      Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Uses of Possible Funds from a November 8, 2011 Special Advisory Referendum Concerning the Levy of a One-Quarter Cent (1/4˘) County Sales and Use Tax

The Board will hold a public hearing on potential uses for a One-Quarter Cent (1/4˘) County additional Sales and Use Tax. 

 

  1. Regular Agenda

 

a.      Landfill Capacity Options

The Board will consider staff recommendations from among three options for extending landfill capacity, and to provide guidance to staff on final decision. 

b.      Sales Tax Distribution Method for Fiscal 2011/2012

The Board will consider Sales Tax Distribution Options and to confirm that the Orange County distribution of local option sales tax will remain based on Population for fiscal year 2011/2012. 

c.       Approval of Orange County’s Capital Funding, Debt Management, Fund Balance, and Investment Policies

The Board will consider approving changes in the Capital Funding, Debt management, Fund Balance Management and Investment Policies. 

d.      Efland Sewer Rate Schedule Amendments

The Board will consider amendments to the existing Efland sewer rate increase schedule. 

 

  1. Reports

 

a.      Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) – Implementation Bridge Report

The Board will consider a Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) – Implementation Bridge Report from Clarion Associates. 

 

  1.   County Manager’s Report

 

  1.  County Attorney’s Report

 

  1.  Appointments

 

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

 

  1.  Information Items

 

·         Triangle Regional Transit Plan and Orange County Transit Plan Updates

·         March 15, 2011 BOCC Meeting Follow-up Actions List

 

  1.  Closed Session

 

  1.  Adjournment

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