Orange County Board of Commissioners
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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.
Additions or Changes to the Agenda
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.
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.)
County Manager's Report
Items for Decision--Consent Agenda
a. Minutes APPROVED
The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes for the November 3, 2004 regular meeting as submitted by the Clerk to the Board.
Appointments - None
c. Property Tax Release APPROVED
The Board will consider adoption of a resolution to release property value related to one (1) request for property tax release in accordance with N.C. General Statute 105-381.
d. Property Value Changes APPROVED
The Board will consider approving value changes made in property values after the 2004 Board of Equalization and Review adjourned.
e. Applications for Property Tax Exemption APPROVED
The Board will consider three (3) untimely applications for granting exempt status from ad valorem taxation for the 2004 tax year.
f. CJPP Grant Acceptance APPROVED
The Board will
consider accepting Criminal Justice Partnership Program (CJPP)
implementation grant funds totaling $165,221 from the NC Department of
Correction and authorize the Chair to sign, contingent upon final review
by staff and the County Attorney.
g. CJPP 2004-2005 Service Continuation Contracts APPROVED
The Board will
consider approving contracts for the continuation of services provided
through the NC Criminal Justice Partnership Program (CJPP) Correction and
authorize the Chair to sign, contingent upon final review by staff and the
h. Central Recreation Center Playground Apparatus APPROVED
The Board will receive a staff summary of community feedback and consider granting approval for the purchase and installation of playground apparatus at the Central Recreation Center located at the Whitted Complex; and authorize the staff to proceed with solicitation of bids.
i. Budget Amendment #6 APPROVED
The Board will
consider approving budget, capital and grant project ordinance amendments
for fiscal year 2004-05.
The Board will
consider approving a request from Efland Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. to
enter into a financing arrangement to purchase a tanker and authorize the
Board of Commissioner Chair to sign the appropriate documents.
k. Contract Approval: Coulter, Jewell and Thames for Consulting Engineering Services Related to the Expansion of Sewer and/or Water Utilities into Areas Defined by the 1997 Efland Sewer Bond and the EPA Grants for the Buckhorn EDD/Community APPROVED
The Board will consider approving a contract that will provide for construction design, project administration/management, construction/easement survey and construction oversight for the Efland and Buckhorn utility expansion project, as well as Master planning of the utility layout of the Buckhorn EDD; and authorize the Chair to sign, contingent upon final review by staff and the County Attorney.
l. Forest Service Contract for Fiscal Year 2004-05 APPROVED
The Board will consider approving the annual agreement between Orange County and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for protection, development, reforestation, management and improvement of forestlands located in the County and authorize the Chair to sign, subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney.
The Board will consider renewal of a contract to continue support of small business development services for Orange county residents, as stated in the Economic Development Strategic Plan adopted May 14, 1996, and reaffirmed by the Economic Development Commission in its strategic planning session in August 2000; and authorize the Manager and Clerk to the Board to execute the contract subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney.
The Board will consider approving a lease renewal with Terradotta.com, a software consulting firm, for space at 501 W. Franklin Street commencing on December 3, 2004 through December 2, 2005 and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider awarding a bid to Volvo & GMC Truck Center of Charlotte, NC for a Hook Truck for a cost of $111,632.04,the Orange County Solid Waste Management Department: and authorize the Purchasing Director to execute the necessary paperwork.
The Board will consider approving, on second reading, proposed ambulance franchise agreements by ordinance for the two active volunteer rescue squads in the County.
The Board will consider action to provide access to weather and news information on the television located in the large meeting room at the Government Services Center.
The Board will
consider a resolution conceptually endorsing the submission of an
application for Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds to
construct a 125-space park and ride lot and to initiate new transit
service, Orange Public Transportation Intra-Hillsborough route.
The Board will
consider approving an agreement between Orange County and the Orange Soil
and Water Conservation District that would permit the County to administer
a donation of $20,000 and a photographic art collection on behalf of the
District; and authorize the Chair to sign, subject to final review by
staff and the County Attorney.
t. Change in BOCC Regular Meeting Schedule APPROVED
The Board will
consider amending their regular meeting schedule by adding a location for
the Board Retreat on January 22, 2005, which will be held at the Southern
Human Services Center, 2501 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill. .
Resolutions or Proclamations
The Board will
consider a resolution to approve the acceptance of an agricultural and
watershed protection conservation easement form John and Carolyn Lloyd,
the conservation easement to be held jointly by Orange County and the
Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider a resolution establishing the
intent of Durham County, Durham City, and Orange County to cooperate with
regard to planning issues in certain defined areas; and authorize the
Chair to sign pending any final review by staff and the County Attorney.
The Board will consider a request from the Social Services Board to release day care funds totaling $100,000 appropriated in the Safety Net Fund to the Department of Social Services (DSS) in order that DSS can provide subsidy to additional families on the Department's day care waiting list under policies developed by the Social Services Board.
b. Educational Excellence Work Group Update UPDATE RECEIVED
The Board will receive an update about the UNC School of Education team that has been working to provide research and analysis about the resources available to the two school systems in Orange County.
c. Progress Report from Robert Segal, CPA, for School Efficiency Study REPORT RECEIVED
The Board will receive an update from the firm of Robert S. Segal, CPA, PA regarding preliminary findings from an examination of opportunities for achieving budgetary efficiencies in the operations of the two school systems.
The Board will consider authorizing the staff to
engage a financial business analyst, and other consultants as needed, to
conduct due diligence evaluations related to the possible acquisition by
the County of the Triangle SportsPlex property, subject to final review by
staff and the County Attorney, and authorize the Chair to sign; and
authorize the Manager to execute additional professional service contracts
as needed, with the total amount for all professional services not to
Items for Decision--Regular Agenda
a. Southern Orange Senior Center Project Budget (9:10-9:25) APPROVED
The Board will consider establishing a budget of $4.1 million to support the facility program for the new 25,000 square foot Southern Orange Senior Center, being developed in collaboration with the Southern Orange Senior Center Planning Committee; and direct staff to bring forward funding options by January 2005, that addresses the construction of both senior centers.
The Board will
consider approval of November 15, 2004 actual membership and capacity
numbers of the Orange County Schools and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City
Schools; to receive 10-year student membership projections developed
through agreed-upon models; and to consider reallocation a portion of
currently programmed debt issuance to address anticipated cost overruns in
various critical school and County capital projects.
c. Comprehensive Plan Land Use Element Update - Public Outreach Follow-up Proposal (9:45-10:00) PROPOSAL RECEIVED STAFF TO PROCEED
The Board will consider the Planning Staff's proposal for "Public Outreach Follow-up" that has been requested by the Board to occur prior to formal Public Hearing on the Comprehensive Plan Land Use Element Update; and authorize the staff to proceed.
The Board will consider selecting a consultant to assess the feasibility of a Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) program for Orange County for a sum not to exceed $39,100.
e. Appointments (10:20-10:30)
The Board will consider making new appointments to the Orange County Planning Board.
The Board will consider reappointments and new appointments to the Intergovernmental Parks Work Group (IPWG), including a BOCC representative.
(3) Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC Board) - Two New Appointments ONE APPROVED
The Board will consider making new appointments to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.
(4) Agricultural Center Work Group APPROVED
The Board will consider appointments to the Agricultural Center Work Group.
The Board will consider making one new appointment to the Orange County/Chapel Hill Visitor's Bureau.
(6) Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee DEFERRED
The Board will consider making new appointments to the Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee.
(7) Efland/Mebane Small Area Plan Task Force APPROVED
The Board will consider making initial appointments to the Efland/Mebane Small Area Plan Task Force.
The Board will consider making new appointments to the Recreation and Parks Advisory Council.
(9) Commission for the Environment DEFERRED
will consider making one new appointments to the Commission for the
Closed Session NONE
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