Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Thursday, September 9, 2004
7:30 p.m.
F. Gordon Battle Courtroom
106 E. Margaret Lane
Hillsborough, NC
    

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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.

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 (7:30-7:35)

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.

2.  Public Comments (7:35-7:45)

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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 (8:00-8:10)

5.  Items for Decision--Consent Agenda (8:10-8:20)

a.         Minutes  APPROVED

The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes as submitted by the Clerk to the Board for meetings on June 3, 8, 10, and 23. 

b.         Appointments

(1)         Southern Orange Senior Center Design Committee (SOSCDC) -One New Appointment APPROVED

The Board will consider appointing an additional member to the Southern Orange Senior Center Design Committee. 

c.         Establish Public Hearing Date on 2005 Schedule of Values APPROVED

The Board will consider scheduling a public hearing on the "schedule of values" for the 2005 real property revaluation on October 5, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. at the F. Gordon Battle Courtroom in Hillsborough. 

d.         Adopt Salary Schedule Reflecting Approved 2.0 Percent Cost of Living Increase Effective October 11, 2004 APPROVED

The Board will consider adopting a new salary schedule reflecting the 2.0 percent Cost of Living Increase for employees that the Board budgeted and approved effective October 11, 2004. 

e.         Acceptance of Award from U.S. Department of Justice APPROVED

The Board will consider accepting an award from the U.S. Justice Department State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) in the amount of $27,614 for Orange County. 

f.          Contract with Hillsborough Medical for Jail Medical Services APPROVED

The Board will consider approving the medical health care contract for inmate medical services at the jail facility for fiscal year July1, 2004 thru June 30, 2005 and authorize the Chair to sign subject to final review  by staff and the County Attorney. 

g.         Contract with Chapel Hill Institute for Cultural and Spanish Language Education for Employee Spanish Language Training APPROVED

The Board will consider approving a contract with the Chapel hill Institute for Cultural and Spanish Language Education (CHICLE) to provide six standard levels of Spanish grammar and conversational Spanish training ranging from beginning to advanced, for Orange County employees and authorize the Chair to sign. 

h.         Contract Renewal - Removal of Scrap Tires APPROVED

The Board will consider approving a contract renewal with Central Carolina Holdings, LLC of Cameron, North Carolina for the removal of scrap tires and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. 

i.           Contract for Orange County Branch Library at McDougle School APPROVED

The Board will consider approving a contractual agreement with the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools to continue public library services at the Charles and Lucille McDougle Middle and Elementary Schools and authorize the Chair to sign subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney. 

j.           Smith Middle School Soccer Fields - Development and Joint Use Agreement Amendment APPROVED

The Board will consider an amendment of the revised agreement to remove language remaining and considered to be redundant given the proposed design of the field lighting project. 

k.        Petitions for Addition to the NC Secondary Road System APPROVED

The Board will consider nine petitions to add subdivision roads to the State-maintained Secondary Road System. 

l.           Change in BOCC Regular Meeting Schedule APPROVED

The Board will consider two changes in the County Commissioners' regular meeting calendar for the year 2004, by adding a Comprehensive Plan Land Use Update and BOCC Guiding Principles work session on Thursday, October 7, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. at the Southern Human Services Center and a dinner meeting with the Board of the Department of Social Services on Tuesday, October 19, 2004 at 5:30 p.m. in Room D at the Southern Human Services Center (prior to the 7:30 BOCC meeting).

m.       Budget Amendment #2 APPROVED

The Board will consider approving budget ordinance amendments for fiscal year 2004-05. 

n.         HUD Cooperative Agreement for Federal Fiscal Year 2004 APPROVED

The Board will consider approving a Cooperative Agreement between Orange County and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for services performed during the Federal Fiscal Year 2004 and authorize the Chair to sign, subject to the approval of the County Attorney. 

6.  Resolutions or Proclamations (8:20-8:30)

a.         Resolution - To Declare Saturday, September 11, 2004 as a Day of Remembrance in Orange County APPROVED

The Board will consider a resolution to declare Saturday, September 11, 2004 as a Day of Remembrance in Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign. 

b.         National Preparedness Month In Orange County APPROVED

The Board will consider a proclamation designating the month of September 2004 as National Preparedness Month in Orange County, and encourage residents to engage in sound emergency preparedness practices. 

7.  Special Presentations (8:30-8:45)

a.         Report on Air Quality Conformity and Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization 2030 Long-Range Transportation Plan PRESENTED

The Board will receive an update on the air quality conformity process and Draft 2030 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) for the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC). 

8.  Public Hearings (8:45-8:55)

a.         Local Law Enforcement Block Grant APPROVED

The Board will conduct a public hearing for written and oral comments on the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant and consider acceptance of the Grant. 

9.  Items for Decision--Regular Agenda

a.         Town of Chapel Hill Funding Request - Bolin Creek Greenway Phase III Design (8:55-9:10)APPROVED

The Board will consider a funding request of $75,000 from the Town of Chapel Hill for the planned engineering and design study for the extension of the Bolin Creek Greenway with funds from the 2001 Parks and Open Space Bond funds (Joint Town/County Open Space portion). 

b.         Employee Health Insurance for 2005 (9:10-9:25)APPROVED

The Board will consider renewal of employee health insurance plans through the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Health Insurance Trust effective January 1, 2005. 

c.         Efland/Mebane Corridor Study Task Force (9:25-9:40)NOT APPROVED - to be brought back with changes

The Board will consider approving formation of the Efland/Mebane Corridor Study Task Force and authorize the Clerk's office to advertise for volunteers. 

10.  Reports

a.         Political Sign Regulations and Discussion of Potential Revisions to Sign Ordinance (9:40-9:55)PRESENTED

The Board will receive a report on: 1) enforcement of political sign regulations prior to the November 2, 2004 election based on existing ordinance requirements; and 2) potential revisions and modifications to Article 9 of the Zoning Ordinance - Sign Regulations, for consideration at the November 22, 2004 Quarterly Public Hearing. 

b.         Report on the Functions and Responsibilities of the Orange County Department of Human Rights and Relations (9:55-10:10)PRESENTED

The Board will consider the results of a staff review of the functions and responsibilities of the Department of Human Rights and Relations and provided feedback and direction as may be desired. 

11.  Closed Session (10:10- )

a.         "To discuss the County's position and to instruct the County Manager and County Attorney on the negotiating position regarding the terms of contracts to purchase real property," NCGS 143-318.11(a)(5).

12.  Adjournment

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