Orange County Board of Commissioners
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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
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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.)
3. Petitions by Board Members (Three Minute Limit Per Commissioner)
4. Proclamations/ Resolutions/ Special Presentations
a. Orange County Arts Grant Recipients PRESENTED
The Board will present checks to local artist and arts organizations receiving Orange County Arts Grants.
The Board will receive a presentation from the Center for Environmental Farming Systems at N.C. State University on the NC 10% Campaign to help build North Carolina’s Local Food Economy.
The Board will consider designating February 28, 2012 as “Spay Neuter Day USA” in Orange County and receive an update on the County’s Community Spay and Neuter Program.
5. Consent Agenda
a. Minutes APPROVED
The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from November 21 and December 5, 2011 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board.
b. Appointments – None
c. Motor Vehicle Property Tax Release/Refunds APPROVED
The Board will consider adoption of a release/refund resolution related to thirty-six (36) requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with NCGS.
d. Property Tax Releases and/or Refunds APPROVED
The Board will consider adoption of a resolution to release property values related to forty-7 (47) requests for property tax release and/or refund in accordance with North Carolina General Statute 105-381.
The Board will consider two (2) untimely applications for exemption/exclusion from ad valorem taxation for the 2011 tax year.
f. Advertisement of Tax Liens on Real Property APPROVED
The Board will consider a report on the amount of unpaid taxes for the current year that are liens on real property as required by North Carolina General Statute 105-369 and to request March 14, 2012 as the date set by the Board for the tax lien advertisement and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider approving the certification requirements for Life Safety Management Inspector/Investigators (Assistant Fire Marshals) to participate in the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association for the year 2012 and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider authorizing the Orange County Arts commission and staff to apply by the March 1, 2012 deadline for annual Designated County Partner renewal with the NC Arts Council in order to receive state Grassroots Arts Program funds for Orange County.
The Board will consider amending the Orange county code of Ordinances and prohibit the carrying of concealed weapons on certain Orange County property and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider the legal advertisement for items to be presented at the joint Board of County Commissioners / Planning Board Quarterly Public Hearing scheduled for February 27, 2012.
k. Intergovernmental Agreement APPROVED
The Board will consider approving an intergovernmental agreement and authorize the County Manager to sign.
The Board will consider two changes to the County Commissioners’ regular meeting calendar for 2012.
The Board will consider approving the list of boards and commissions on which members of the Board of County Commissioners have chosen to serve.
6. Items Removed From Consent Agenda
7. Public Hearings
a. Orange County Consolidated Housing Plan Update APPROVED
The Board will receive comments from the public regarding the housing and non-housing needs to be included in the Annual Update of the 2010-2015 Consolidated Housing Plan for Housing and Community Development Programs in Orange County and proposed uses of 2012-2013 HOME funds.
The Board will conduct a public hearing on the issuance of approximately $25.5 million in alternative financing for Elementary School #11 for Chapel Hill – Carrboro City Schools, for other County capital projects and to refinance existing obligations, and consideration of related resolution supporting the County’s application to the Local Government Commission for its approval of the financing arrangements.
The Board will receive the Planning Board’s recommendation, close the public hearing, and make a decision on a County initiated amendment to the 2030 Comprehensive Plan Land Use Element Map affecting approximately 47-acres near Efland and Brookhollow Road, along the south side of McGowan Creek (areas are currently classified as Agricultural Residential and proposed for 10-Year Transition).
d. Amendments to 2030 Comprehensive Plan Text (CP 2011-06) APPROVED with CHANGES
The Board will receive the Planning Board recommendation, close the public hearing, and make a decision on Planning Director initiated amendments to certain sections of the Orange County 2030 Comprehensive Plan.
e. Amendments to Unified Development Ordinance Text (UDO/Zoning 2011-06) APPROVED with CHANGES
The Board will receive the Planning Board recommendation, close the public hearing, and make a decision on Planning Director initiated amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance.
8. Regular Agenda
a. Timeline for the Emergency Services Workgroup APPROVED
The Board will consider approving the timeline for the Emergency Services Workgroup.
The Board will consider approving the draft Board-approved General Advisory Board Policy and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider approving recommendations to the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners on priority federal issues of importance to all counties.
10. County Manager’s Report
11. County Attorney’s Report
13. Board Comments (Three Minute Limit Per Commissioner)
14. Information Items
15. Closed Session
A summary of the Board’s actions from this meeting will be available on the County’s website the day after the meeting.