Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
7:00 p.m. 
Department of Social Services, Hillsborough Commons
113 Mayo Street, Hillsborough, NC

Note: Background Material on all abstracts available in the Clerk’s Office

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1.   Additions or Changes to the Agenda



The Board of Commissioners pledges to the residents of Orange County its respect. The Board asks its residents to conduct themselves in a respectful, courteous manner, both with the Board and with fellow residents.  At any time should any member of the Board or any resident 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 (Limited to One Hour – 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.      Older Americans Month Proclamation APPROVED

The Board will consider approving a proclamation joining Federal and State governments in designating the month of May as Older Americans Month and authorize the Chair to sign. 

b.     Partnership to End Homelessness – Annual Report RECEIVED

The Board will receive the 2011 Annual Report of the Partnership to End Homelessness. 

5.  Consent Agenda

a.         Minutes  APPROVED

The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from February 7, 21, 23 and March 15, 2012 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board. 

b.        Motor Vehicle Property Tax Release/Refunds APPROVED

The Board will consider adoption of a release/refund resolution related to four (4) requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with NCGS. 

c.         Property Tax Releases and/or Refunds APPROVED

The Board will consider adoption of a resolution to release property values related to forty-one (41) requests for property tax release and/or refund in accordance with North Carolina General Statute 105-381. 

d.        Consolidated Housing Plan Annual Action Plan/HOME Program APPROVED

The Board will consider adopting a Resolution approving the FY 2012-2013 Consolidated Housing Plan Annual Action Plan; adopting a Resolution approving the proposed HOME Program Activities for 2012-2013; and authorizing the Manager the program. 

e.         Legal Advertisement for Quarterly Public Hearing – May 29, 2012 APPROVED

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 May 29, 2012. 

f.          North Carolina Tomorrow Grant Award and Approval of Budget Amendment #8-a APPROVED

The Board will consider accepting the $50,000 NC Tomorrow Grant Award from the Community Investment & Assistance, Community Development Block Grant Program through the NC Department of Commerce and approve Budget Amendment #8-a and authorize the Chair to sign. 

6.  Public Hearings

a.      Review of Proposed UDO Text Amendment(s) – Telecommunications APPROVED

The Board will consider the Planning Board recommendation, close the public hearing, and make a decision on a Planning Director initiated Unified Development Ordinance text amendment relating to the permitting of telecommunication facilities. 

b.     Text Amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance: Rural Economic Development (UDO/Zoning-2012-06) (Little River Township) – Continuation of Public Hearing to June 5, 2012 APPROVED

The Board will continue a public hearing on proposed Unified Development Ordinance text amendment concerning the creation of the NC Highway 57 Speedway Area Rural Economic Development Area Conditional Zoning (REDA-CZ-1) District to the Board of Commissioners’ June 5, 2012 regular meeting. 

7.  Regular Agenda

a.      Presentation of the 2012-17 Orange County Master Aging Plan  RECEIVED

The Board will receive and review, as information, the 2012-17 Orange County Master Aging Plan. 

b.      Health Insurance Benefits for Employees of the Orange County Alcoholic Beverage Control Board APPROVED with CHANGES

The Board will consider approving the addition of a subgroup, Orange County Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board employees and retirees to the Orange County health insurance plan with United Healthcare. 

8.  Reports

9.  County Manager’s Report

10.  County Attorney’s Report

11.  Appointments

12.  Board Comments (Three Minute Limit Per Commissioner)

13.  Information Items

·        April 17, 2012 BOCC Meeting Follow-up Actions List

·        BOCC Chair Letter Regarding Public Display of Motions

·        BOCC Chair Letter Regarding Public Meetings for Southern Triangle Fire District

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.