Orange County Board of Commissioners
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Board and with fellow citizens. At
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such time that a genuine commitment to this public charge is observed.
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Matters not on the Printed Agenda
Matters on the Printed Agenda
(These matters will be
considered when the Board addresses that item on the agenda below.)
The Board will consider a proclamation recognizing the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service (IFC) as it prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary of helping to provide a "safety net" for people in need throughout the greater Chapel Hill and Carrboro community, and declare October 2003 as "IFC Month", and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will
consider endorsing a list of priority transportation projects in
Orange County for the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)
2006-2012 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and for the
Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan TIP (MTIP) and adopt the
resolutions endorsing the desired alternatives.
The Board will recognize the staff of the Orange
County Finance Department for earning the Government Finance
Officers' Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for
Excellence in Financial Reporting.
The Board will receive information on the "One
Community Project", a project of the Orange County Human Rights
Commission, and to promote and encourage widespread community interest
Decision--Consent Agenda (8:40-8:50)
The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes as submitted by the Clerk to the Board as listed below:
June 23, 2003 BOCC Budget Work Session
June 26, 2003 BOCC Regular Meeting
September 15, 2003
BOCC Work Session
Appointments - None
The Board will consider adoption of a refund
resolution related to 59 requests for motor vehicle property tax
The Board will consider final approval of the
regular meeting schedule for the Board of County Commissioners for
calendar year 2004.
will consider approving a lease renewal for space used by the NC
Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for a Driver License office at
Carrboro Plaza contingent upon execution of the Memorandum of
Understanding by DMV; and authorize the Chair to sign the lease on
behalf of the Board; and authorize the Manager to sign the Memorandum
of Understanding between the County and DMV.
The Board will consider awarding a bid to Floor
Masters, Inc. to furnish and install approximately 12,103 square feet
of rubber floor tile, 4,789 linear feet of rubber cove base, and
88-rubber stair treads in conjunction with the Richard E. Whitted
Human Services "A" building renovations; and authorize the
Purchasing Director to execute the necessary paperwork.
The Board will consider awarding a non-exclusive
franchise to provide non-emergency ambulance transportation services
to NEMTA, Incorporated of Chapel Hill, North Carolina (NEMTA is the
incorporated name of Non-Emergency Medical Transit Authority of the
Carolinas, a new corporation based in Chapel Hill).
The Board will consider a petition to add Glenn
Street to the State-maintained Secondary Road System.
The Board will consider approval and ratification
of a resolution that both amends the interlocal agreement governing
the Triangle Water Supply Monitoring Project and re-authorize
continuing County participation in the project and authorize the
Manager to execute the interlocal agreement for the next four years.
The Board will consider approving budget
ordinance and capital project ordinance amendments for fiscal year
The Board will consider approving two resolutions
that would confirm the remaining amounts pledged by the Orange County
Board of Commissioners for the Homestead Aquatics Center and Southern
Community Park projects.
The Board will consider moving forward with the release of $20,000 that was paced in reserve in the current budget as a contribution to the Piedmont Wildlife Rehabilitation Center as a contribution towards the Center's operation in Orange County.
The Board will consider information and possible options for the interim operation of the Animal Shelter while transition to a longer-term governance structure is considered and implemented.
a) The line item approach for funding the APS is requesting is different from established practice with other non-profit partners
A significant portion of the increase relates to personnel
decisions made solely by the APS Board
Consider the analysis for additional funding and approval of additional
funding in the amount of $4,229 to the APS on a monthly basis for December
2003 - January 2004, because it relates most directly to the desired
operation of the Shelter as described by HSUS in their report.
the Board decide to grant
an increase in monthly funding to APS - as referenced above - the
Manager recommends that the increase be effective October 1, 2003.
Direct the County Manager to convey the Board's decision on additional
funding to the APS and request formal written response no
later than November 5, 2003.
Approve the key components of the Request for Proposal, for Interim Animal
Shelter Management and Operation Services (Identified as 1-7 on
page 3), with any modifications or alterations as may be desired.
Provide further direction to the County Manager at the Board meeting on
The Board will receive an update from Orange
Community Housing and Land Trust (OCHLT) on its plans, progress, and
activities, and to consider formally endorsing its "Mission
Statement, Guiding Principles, and Organizational Goals".
The Board will consider closing the Public
Hearing and making a decision on the proposed Growth Management
Amendments to the County's Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances, a
proposal which would require major subdivisions of property to follow
either the current process, a Planned Development process, or a Class
A Special Use Permit process depending upon location, (which is a
product of transition areas and water and sewer availability) and
number of lots.
Planning Board - The Planning Board, by
majority vote (8-1, Se Draft Minutes, Attachment 8) on September 3,
2003, recommended that the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)
approve the proposed Growth Management System amendments with the
Administration - The Administration recommends
the BOCC approve the proposed Growth Management System amendments with
the following specifications:
a. The use of the attached Growth Management System Map (Option 1 presented at the August 25th Joint Public Hearing) for designation "Urban and Rural Designated" areas; and
In the Rural Designation area, a Planned Development zoning
amendment requirement for all subdivisions containing greater than 40
legal advertisement (Attachment 9) for the August 25, 2003 Joint
Public Hearing does not support, from a legal notification standpoint,
the Planning Board's recommendation stated above in Planning Board,
should the BOCC choose to consider the Growth Management System,
including the Planning Board's recommendation, it is suggested that
the BOCC approve and adopt the amendments as noted in
"Administration" above and then direct Staff to proceed towards
the new lot number threshold (41 lots to 21 lots) through a new legal ad process and a
November 2003 Public Hearing.
Board will consider an appointment to the Human Relations Commission (HRC)
to Position #10, resident within Chapel Hill City Limits, for a term
to expire June 30, 2004.
Board will consider appointments to the Orange County Planning Board
for Position No. 3 - Cheeks Township, full term to expire March 31,
2006 and Position No. 9 - Eno Township, unexpired term to expire
March 31, 2005.
will consider an appointment to the Orange Community Housing and Land
The Board will receive a report from Mr. Chris
Dreps of the Upper Neuse River Basin Association (UNRBA) on the Upper
Neuse Watershed Management Plan and the recommendations for the
portion of Orange County that lies within the Neuse River Basin.
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