Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, October 19, 2004
7:30 p.m.
Southern Human Services Center
2501 Homestead Road
Chapel Hill, NC
    

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

COMPLIANCE WITH THE "AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT" - interpreter services and/or special sound equipment are available with prior notice.  If you need this assistance, call the County Clerk's office at 732-8181, ext. 2130.  If you are disabled and need assistance, contact the ADA Coordinator at extension 2300 or TDD# 644-3045.  

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 (8:00-8:05)

5.  Items for Decision--Consent Agenda (8:05-8:15)

a.         Minutes  APPROVED

The Board will correct and/or approve the minutes from meetings on September 9, 21, and 27 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 refund resolution related to 82 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes. 

d.         Property Tax Refunds  APPROVED

The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to three (3) requests for property tax refunds in accordance with N.C. General Statute 105-381. 

e.         Property Tax Releases  APPROVED

The Board will consider adoption of a resolution to release property values related to six (6) requests for property tax releases in accordance with N.C. General Statute 105-381. 

f.          Application for Property Tax Exemption  APPROVED

The Board will consider one (1) untimely application for granting exempt status from ad valorem taxation for the 2004 tax year. 

g.         Adoption of Schedule of Values for 2005 Revaluation  APPROVED

The Board will consider adoption of the schedule of values, standards, and rules to be used in appraising real property in Orange County effective January 1, 2005 and observe all statutory requirements related to public notice about the schedule of values. 

h.         Agreement Renewal Between UNC Hospitals and Orange County for the Senior Wellness Program  APPROVED

The Board will consider an agreement renewal to receive $50,000 from the University of North Carolina (UNC) Hospitals for their co-sponsorship of the Department on Aging's Senior Wellness Program from July1, 2004 through June 30, 2005 and authorize the Chair to sign, subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney. 

i.           Budget Amendment #4  APPROVED

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

j.           Work First County Plan for 2005-2007  APPROVED

The Board will consider approving the proposed Work First Plan for 2005-2007 as developed by the planning committee appointed by the Board of Commissioners. 

6.  Resolutions or Proclamations

7.  Special Presentations (8:15-9:05)

a.         Public Art Project Finalists (Southern Community Park and Homestead Aquatics Center)  APPROVED

The Board will receive a presentation and consider approval of the finalists for the Southern Community Park and Homestead Aquatics Center Public Art Projects (BOCC approval must be secured before the public art aspect of these projects can move forward).

b.         Proposed Constitutional Amendment on Use of "Self-Financing Bonds" REPORT RECEIVED

The Board will receive a report on the proposed amendment to the North Carolina Constitution that would authorize local governments to issue so-called "self-financing bonds". 

c.         Library Services Task Force Final Report REPORT RECEIVED

The Board will receive the Final Report from the Library Services Task Force and provide feedback and direction to the Task Force and/or County Staff as desired. 

8.  Public Hearings (9:05-9:20)

a.         Orange County Hazard Mitigation Plan - Public Hearing and Decision NO ACTION TAKEN

The Board will hold a public hearing and consider adoption of the Orange County Hazard Mitigation Plan and direct staff to submit it to the State in compliance with the November 1, 2004 deadline. 

9.  Items for Decision--Regular Agenda

a.         Interlocal Agreement on OCS Middle School #3/West Ten Soccer Complex (9:20-9:45) APPROVED WITH CHANGES

b.         Agreement with Robert Segal, CPA, for School Efficiency Study (9:45-10:05)  APPROVED

The Board will consider approving an agreement with the firm of Robert Segal, CPA, to carry out an examination of opportunities for achieving budgetary efficiencies in the operations of Orange County and the two school systems, subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney, and authorize the Manager to sign. 

c.         Appointments (10:05-10:10) ALL DEFERRED

(1)      Hyconeechee Regional Library Board of Trustees - One New Appointment

The Board will consider making one new appointment to the Hyconeechee Regional Library Board of Trustees. 

(2)      Orange County Planning Board - Three New Appointments

The Board will consider appointments to the Orange County Planning Board. 

(3)      Arts Commission - One New Appointment

The Board will consider one new appointment to the Orange County Arts Commission. 

(4)      Commission for Women - Eight New Appointments

The Board will consider making appointments to the Commission for Women. 

10.  Reports (10:10-10:25)

a.         Status Report - Jordan Lake Stakeholder Project/Nutrient Management Strategy DEFERRED

The Board will receive a report on the ongoing Jordan Lake Stakeholder Project, which will yield a proposed Nutrient Management Strategy for the lake in late 2004 and provide any comments to staff. 

11.  Closed Session

12.  Adjournment

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