ORANGE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

ORANGE COUNTY PLANNING BOARD

 

JOINT WORK SESSION

February 28, 2005

7:30 P.M.

F. Gordon Battle Courtroom

106E.Margaret Lane

Hillsborough, North Carolina

 

NOTE: Background Material is

 Available in the Planning

 Department or the Clerk’s Office                                                   

 

 

NOTICE TO PEOPLE WITH IMPAIRED HEARING: Audio amplification equipment is available on request.  If you need this assistance, please call the County Clerk’s Office at 732-8181 or 966-4501.

 

 

7:30    A. OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR

 

7:35    B. 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 member 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.  All electronic devices such as cell phones, pagers, and computers should please be turned off or set to silent/vibrate.

 

C. UPDATE ITEMS 

7:40       1. Rural Enterprises ProjectPresentation of progress report on Rural Enterprises project and introduction of conditional district rezoning as a new planning construct to allow farm-related businesses in the rural parts of the County.

8:25    2. Transportation Issues

               a. State Transportation Improvement Priority List – Consideration of needed transportation improvements for inclusion in State/Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program.

               b. Creation of a Unified Transportation Advisory Committee – Presentation of membership options for a transportation advisory board that would study transportation issues in Orange County, and as appropriate, advise the BOCC.

8:55       3. Update on the Rural Character and Farmland Protection Work Group – Presentation by the Planning Board Chair on the activities and products of the Planning Board-initiated, Rural Character and Farmland Protection Work Group.

9:10       4. Comprehensive Plan Land Use Element Update – Presentation on status of Comprehensive Plan Land Use Element update, specifically, advisory board public outreach follow-up activities and next steps for formal public hearings. 

 

 

9:25    D. OTHER ITEMS

 

 

9:30    E. ADJOURNMENT