Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, February 1, 2005
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

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)


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 minutes from the December 14, 2004 regular meeting as submitted by the Clerk to the Board. 

b.      Appointments - None

c.       Approval of Contract with Wendy Royce, DVM, to Provide Additional Spay/Neuter Surgery Services to the Orange County Animal Shelter

The Board will consider approval of a contract with Dr. Wendy Royce, DVM, that would expand and enhance spay/neuter service capabilities at the Orange County Animal Shelter and authorize the Chair to sign the contract following final review by staff and the County Attorney. 

d.      Grant Pre-Application for Telecommunication Console Replacement

The Board will consider authorizing submission of a pre-application for federal grant funding for replacement consoles for the County's 911 Emergency Communications dispatch center. 

e.      Proposal to Deconstruct Abandoned Farmhouse on Former Vincent Property

The Board will consider approving a proposal from Pete Hendricks to deconstruct an abandoned farmhouse on recently acquired County property; and to organize the materials recycled from previous deconstruction projects with which he has assisted the County and authorize staff to develop a contract and authorize the Chair to sign subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney. 

f.        Professional Services Contract - Indoor Air Quality Testing

6.  Resolutions or Proclamations (8:15-8:20)

a.         Recognition of Millard Fuller - Founder of Habitat for Humanity International

The Board will consider a resolution to officially recognize the work of Millard Fuller, Founder of Habitat for Humanity International and authorize the Chair to sign. 

7.  Special Presentations

8.  Public Hearings

9.  Items for Decision--Regular Agenda

a.         Siting Recommendations - CNG Joint Staff Work Group (8:20-8:40)

The Board will receive a report from the Orange County, Orange County Schools (OCS), and NCDOT joint staff workgroup regarding siting of the County's planned Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) alternative fuel system for vehicles and consider adopting the siting recommendation, and direct staff to identify a funding source to cover the County's share, $50,000, of the project. 

b.         Consideration of Non-Public Hearing Discussion Items on February 28, 2005 (8:40-9:00)

The Board will consider potential discussion/report items fro presentation on February 28, 2005, a date originally scheduled for a Quarterly Public Hearing. 

c.         Child Health Care Consultant Project Funded by Smart Start (9:00-9:25)

The Board will consider accepting funds for the Child Health Care Consultant Project, authorize project implementation and approve a new Public Health Nurse position funded by non-County sources. 

d.         Appointments (9:25-9:35)

(1)      Orange-Person-Chatham LME Governing Board

The Board will consider one new appointment to the OPC LME Governing Board. 

(2)      Commission for the Environment - One New Appointment

The Board will consider one new appointment to the Commission for the Environment. 

(3)      Intergovernmental Parks (IP) Work Group - New Appointments/Reappointments

The Board will consider reappointments and new appointments to the Intergovernmental Parks Work Group (IPWG). 

(4)      Orange County/Chapel Hill Visitor's Bureau - One New Appointment

The Board will consider one new appointment to the Orange County/Chapel Hill Visitor's Bureau. 

(5)      Recreation and Parks Advisory Council (RPAC) - Three New Appointments

The Board will consider new appointments to the Recreation and Parks Advisory Council. 

(6)      Workforce Development Board Regional Partnership - One New Appointment

The Board will consider one new appointment to the Workforce Development Board. 

(7)      Arts Commission - Four New Appointments

The Board will consider new appointments to the Arts Commission. 

(8)      Economic Development Commission - Four New Appointments

The Board will consider new appointments to the Economic Development Commission. 

(9)      Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) - Two New Appointments

The Board will consider two new appointments to the Information Technology Advisory Committee. 

10.  Reports

11.  Closed Session (9:35- )

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

12.  Adjournment

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