Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Wednesday, November 3, 2004
7:30 p.m.
F. Gordon Battle Courtroom
106 East Margaret Lane
Hillsborough, 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.

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)


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

a.         Minutes

The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from September 29, and October 7 of 2004 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board. 

b.         Appointments - None

c.         Establishment of Public Hearings for EMS & Rescue Franchise Agreements

The Board will consider establishing public hearings on November 16, 2004 covering granting proposed ambulance franchise agreements to the two active volunteer rescue squads in the county. 

d.         Contract Approval:  Engineering Services to Design Emergency Management Building HVAC Replacement

The Board will consider approving a contract for work associated with the assessment and design of a replacement HVAC system at the Emergency Management Building, and exempt the project from the qualification-based selection process for engineering services as allowed by NCGS 143-64.32, and award the contract to Reece Noland & McElrath, in an amount not to exceed $26,000, and authorize the Purchasing Director to execute paperwork as may be necessary to effect the agreement. 

e.         Funding Support for Homelessness Roundtable

The Board will consider approving financial support for the Roundtable Discussion on Homelessness in Orange County.   

f.         Change in BOCC Regular Meeting Schedule

The Board will consider one change in the County Commissioners' regular meeting calendar for the year 2004. 

6.  Resolutions or Proclamations (8:15-8:30)

a.         Hospice and Home Care Month

The Board will consider a proclamation designating November 2004 as "Hospice and Home Care Month" in Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign. 

b.         Grief Awareness Week

The Board will consider a proclamation designating November 1 through 7, 2004 as "Grief Awareness Week" in Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign. 

c.         Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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 and present the plaque provided by GFOA. 

7.  Special Presentations (8:30-8:45)

a.      Central Recreation Center Playground Apparatus  

The Board will receive information on the development of a children's play area at the Central Recreation Center and consider authorizing the staff to proceed with neighborhood outreach for this project and to prepare a summary of comments for consideration by the Board at a future meeting.   

8.  Public Hearings

9.  Items for Decision--Regular Agenda 

a.         Approval of Contract to Purchase Real Property - Julia Blackwood (8:45-9:00)

The Board will consider approving a contract to purchase approximately 67 acres of land from Julia Blackwood for a future county park site, expecting to complete closing on or before December 31, 2004, and authorize the Chair to sign, subject to final review by staff and County Attorney. 

b.         Actions Steps in the Creation of an Animal Services Department (9:00-9:20)

The Board will consider authorizing action steps to create the proposed Animal Services Department by early 2005. 

c.         Fairview Master Plan Memorandum of Agreement and Status Report (9:20-9:40)

The Board will review the draft Memorandum of Agreement between the County and Town of Hillsborough regarding the master planning and design of Fairview Park and associated land and facilities, and to receive a brief status report on activities toward the park design, and provide direction to the County Attorney and staff. 

d.         Legal Advertisement for November 22, 2004 BOCC Public Hearing (9:40-9:55)

The Board will consider authorization to submit Public Hearing Legal Advertisement for publication as related to amendments to the Orange County Noise Ordinance. 

e.         Approve Design/Build Option for the Northern Human Services Center Wastewater Treatment System (9:55-10:10)

The Board will receive and consider updated information on wastewater treatment system design options and related costs to serve the Northern Human Services Center at Cedar Grove, and authorize the Staff to move forward with the project. 

10.  Reports (10:10-10:25)

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

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 comments to staff. 

11.  Closed Session

12.  Adjournment

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