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Regular Meeting
Thursday, February 19, 2004
7:30 p.m.
Southern Human Services Center
2505 Homestead Road
Chapel Hill, NC

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

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ESTIMATED TIMES LISTED AFTER EACH ITEM - these are approximate times.  Citizens are encouraged to be at the meeting at the starting time.  The Board usually considers items in the order listed and proceeds at a steady pace.  As a courtesy to others, speakers are asked to limit their comments to three minutes.

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1.   Additions or Changes to the Agenda (7:30-7:35)


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.

2.   Public Comments (7:35-7:45)

(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.   Board Comments (7:45-8:00)

4.   County Manager's Report (8:00-8:05)

5.   Resolutions or Proclamations (8:05-8:20)

a.      City of Mebane - Orange County Service Area Agreement for Buckhorn EDD Area

The Board will consider adopting a resolution approving an interlocal agreement between the City of Mebane and Orange County providing for Mebane utility service areas within Orange County's planning jurisdiction in the I-85/Buckhorn Economic Development District (EDD) area.

b.      Acceptance of Grant From the Public Safety Foundation of America for Wireless 9-1-1

The Board will consider approving acceptance of a competitive grant award from the Public Safety Foundation of America in the amount of $33, 100 for equipment, software, and professional services and authorize the Manager to sign the grant agreement.

6.   Special Presentations (8:20-8:40)

a.      Outstanding County Program Awards Presentation

The Board will consider accepting the Outstanding County Program Awards for (1) School Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (School APFO) and (2) Outreach and Education for Solid Waste in North Carolina from the NCACC.

b.      Triangle Transit Authority (TTA) Service Standards

The Board will consider receiving a presentation on Triangle Transit Authority's newly adopted regional bus service standards.

7.   Public Hearings (8:40-8:50)

a.       Public Hearing on Orange County's 3-Year Solid Waste Plan Update

The Board will consider receiving public comments on the 3-Year Update of Orange County's Solid Waste Management Plan; direct staff to make any necessary revisions to the Plan; and consider adoption of the attached resolution endorsing the 3-year Update of Orange County's Solid Waste Management Plan at this or a subsequent BOCC meeting.

8.   Items for Decision--Consent Agenda (8:50-9:00)

a.       Minutes

The Board will consider corrections and/or approval of minutes as submitted by the Clerk to the Board as listed:  October 27, 2003-BOCC work session; October 30, 2003 - BOCC Joint Meeting with the Town of Hillsborough; November 11, 2003 - BOCC work session; and January 26, 2004 - BOCC regular meeting.

b.      Appointments - None

c.       Motor Vehicle Property Tax Release/Refunds

The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 32 requests for motor vehicles property tax releases or refunds.

d.      Applications for Property Tax Exemption

The Board will consider approving five (5) untimely applications for granting exempt status from ad valorem taxation for the 2003 tax year.

e.      Advertisement of Tax Liens on Real Property

The Board will consider accepting 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 10, 2004 as the date by the Board for the tax lien advertisement.

f.        Agreement Renewal with Respite Care Providers and the Department on Aging

The Board will consider authorizing the renewal of agreements with respite care providers with the Department of Aging for Fiscal Year 2003-2004; with such authorization not to exceed the amount budgeted for this function in the operating budget for the Department of Aging.

g.      Lease Approval:  Land for Temporary Alternative School Site

The Board will consider approval for leasing land at the southeast corner of Tryon and Hassell Streets in Hillsborough to the Orange County Board of Education to enable the Board of Education to locate modular classroom unit for use as an alternative school, to include 6 parking spaces; and authorize the Chair to sign and the Clerk to attest the lease.

h.      Authorize Existing Assistant to the Clerk Positions as Permanent Full Time

The Board will consider authorizing on a permanent basis the increase of hours for the two Assistants to the Clerk positions in the Clerk's office from permanent part-time (20 hours) to permanent full-time (40 hours).

9.   Items for Decision--Regular Agenda

a.      Site Plan - Efland Cheeks Park (Phase II) (9:00-9:20)

The Board will consider approving the submittal of a site plan for Phase II of Efland Cheeks Park; and to consider authorizing the staff to submit the site plan for approval, with the construction bid process to follow once the County has hired a Construction Manager.

b.      Acceptance of Report by Action Audits, LLC and Adoption of 2004 Rate Order Resolution for Cable Services in Unincorporated Orange County (9:20-9:40)

The Board will consider approval of the cable consultant's review of a request by Time Warner Cable to increase rates charged for basic cable television service, installation, and equipment rental for 2004, and adoption of a rate order resolution based on that review in unincorporated Orange County.

c.       Proposed Addenda to the Interlocal Agreement on CHCCS High School #3 (9:40-10:00)

The Board will consider approval of and/or discuss two addenda to the interlocal agreement that became effective August 7, 2003 regarding the planned third Chapel Hill- Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) high school; provide appropriate direction to staff regarding the proposed revision to Addendum B and the pertinent feedback received from the CHCCS.

d.      PD-1-03 State Employees Credit Union Addition Planned Development Rezoning and Class A Special Use Permit (10:00-10:25)

The Board will consider closing the public hearing, hear recommendations and them make a decision regarding the State Employees Credit Union's proposed Planned Development rezoning and Class A Special Use Permit for expansion of the existing facilities.

e.      Appointments (10:25-10:30)

(1)      Town of Hillsborough - 250th Anniversary Committee

The Board will consider appointing a County Commissioner or other At-large representative to serve on the Town of Hillsborough's 250th Anniversary Committee.

(2)      Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee

The Board will consider an appointment to the Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee (ACHCAC).

(3)      Cable TV Advisory Committee

The Board will consider an appointment(s) to the Cable TV Advisory Committee.

(4)      Orange Community Housing and Land Trust (OCHLT) Board of Directors

The Board will consider an appointment to the Orange Community Housing and Land Trust (OCHLT).

10.   Reports

11.   Closed Session

12.   Adjournment

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