Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, March 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

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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)

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

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 the February 1, 2005 regular meeting as submitted by the Clerk to the Board. 

b.         Appointments

(1)      Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee - Two Reappointments

The Board will consider making two reappointments to the Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee. 

(2)      Hyconeechee Regional Library Board of Directors - One Reappointment

The Board will consider making one reappointment to the Hyconeechee Regional Library Board of Directors. 

(3)      Information Technology Advisory Committee - One Reappointment

The Board will consider making one reappointment to the Information Technology Advisory Committee. 

c.         Jail Inspection Report

The Board will receive the jail inspection report for January 18, 2005 from the North Carolina Department of Human Services. 

d.         Property Tax Refunds

The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to four (4) requests for property tax refund in accordance with N.C. General Statute 105-381. 

e.         Property Tax Releases

The Board will consider adoption of a resolution to release property values related to eight (8) requests for property tax release requests in accordance with N.C. General Statute 105-381. 

f.          Property Value Changes

The Board will consider approving value changes made in property values after the 2004 Board of Equalization and Review has adjourned. 

g.         Cost Allocation Plan Contract

The Board will consider approving a contract with MAXIMUS, Inc. for the preparation of Orange County's Cost Allocation Plan, subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney, and authorize the Chair to sign. 

h.         Housing Rehabilitation Contract Award

The Board will consider awarding two housing rehabilitation contracts for the HOME Program Housing Rehabilitation Program and one contract for the CDBG Scattered Site Housing Rehabilitation Program. 

i.           Change in BOCC Regular Meeting Schedule

The Board will consider one change in the County Commissioners' regular meeting calendar for the Year 2005 by changing the date of the Clerk's annual evaluation from May 31, 2005 to June 2, 2005. 

j.           Hampton Pointe Recycling Site

The Board will consider endorsing plans to develop a permanent recycling drop-off site at the Hampton Pointe shopping center in Hillsborough and to authorize staff to develop a memorandum of understanding with Hampton Pointe/Home Depot regarding responsibilities for operation, maintenance, and related issues for the recycling center and authorize the Manager and staff to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the appropriate parties. 

k.        The Community Backyard:  Endorse 2005 Drug Free Communities Support Grant Application  

The Board will consider endorsement for a grant being sought by The Community Backyard under the federal 2005 Drug Free Communities Support Grant Fund to help address adolescent substance abuse prevention and treatment in Orange and Chatham counties and authorize the Chair to sign. 

l.           Agreement for Consulting Services for OPC Director Search

The Board will consider approving the engagement of Developmental Management Associates to provide consulting services in support of the search process for OPC (Orange, Person, Chatham) Mental Health Director in a total amount not to exceed $9,000, to be funded in one third shares by Orange, Person, and Chatham counties, authorize the Chair to sign the memorandum  of agreement, subject to the review of staff and the County Attorney, and approve an amount up to $3,000 from the Commissioners' Contingency Fund.  

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

a.         Women's History Month

The Board will consider officially recognizing March 2005, as Women's History Month and authorize the Chair to sign. 

7.  Special Presentations (8:20-9:00)

a.         ABC Board

The Board will receive a brief presentation from Tom Heffner, Chair of the ABC Board, and to respond to any questions. 

b.         Triangle Transit Authority Annual Report

The Board will receive a status report from the Triangle Transit Authority (TTA) regarding TTA's regional programs and the Regional Rail Project. 

c.         Report on Human Services Issues Forum 2004   (Chart package)

The Board will receive the final report on the proceedings of the Human Services Issues Forum held on September 8, 2004 by the Human Services Advisory Commission (HSAC). 

8.  Public Hearings (9:00-9:35)

a.         FY 2005 CDBG Program - IDA Program

The Board will receive comments from the public regarding the development of a FY 2005 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application for funds for an Individual Development Account (IDA) Program. 

b.         Orange County's 2005 Legislative Agenda  

The Board will hold a public hearing on 1) potential items for inclusion in Orange County's legislative agenda package for the 2005 North Carolina General Assembly Session and to consider approval of draft resolutions and funding requests for presentation to the Orange County's legislative delegation; and 2) on potential items/projects to request federal funding/assistance. 

9.  Items for Decision--Regular Agenda

a.         Schools Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (SAPFO) - Approval of Annual Certifications (9:35-9:55)  

The Board will consider a review of the Annual Report from the Schools Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance Technical Advisory Committee (SAPFOTAC); and provide appropriate direction to the Manager and staff. 

b.         Approve the Contract for Professional Planning Consultant Services for the Development of a Countywide Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Program (9:55-10:10)

The Board will consider approving the contract and scope of services for professional planning consultant services for the Louis Berger/UNC-Charlotte Urban Institute group to assess the feasibility of a Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) program for Orange County for a sum not to exceed $39,100 and authorize the Chair to sign. 

c.         Conceptual Plan Approval:  Solid Waste Operations Center Building (10:10-10:25)

The Board will consider endorsement of the proposed building conceptual plan for administrative offices of the Solid Waste Department, provide any additional guidance for staff, and endorse the plan so that staff can proceed to submit a contract for architectural services for the Board's consideration at a subsequent meeting. 

d.         Appointments (10:25-10:30)

(1)      Orange County Planning Board - One New Appointment

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

(2)      Chapel Hill Board of Adjustment - Two New Appointments

The Board will consider new appointments to the Chapel Hill Board of Adjustment. 

(3)      Chapel Hill Planning Board - One New Appointment

The Board will consider one appointment to the Chapel Hill Planning Board. 

(4)      Arts Commission - Four New Appointments

The Board will consider new appointments to the Arts Commission. 

(5)      Human Relations Commission - Three New Appointments

The Board will consider new appointments to the Human Relations Commission. 

(6)      Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC Board) - One New Appointment

The Board will consider one new appointment to the Alcoholic Beverage control Board. 

10.  Reports

11.  Closed Session

12.  Adjournment

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