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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, May 3, 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  APPROVED

The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from March 24 and 31, 2005 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board. 

b.      Appointments

(1)      Affordable Housing Advisory Board - Reappointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making reappointments to the Affordable Housing Advisory Board.

(2)      Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board - Two Reappointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making reappointments to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. 

(3)      Arts Commission - Reappointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making reappointments to the Arts Commission. 

(4)      Commission for Women - Reappointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making appointments to the Commission for Women. 

(5)      Carrboro Planning Board - One Reappointment APPROVED

The Board will consider making one reappointment to the Carrboro Planning Board. 

(6)      Human Relations Commission - Four Reappointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making reappointments to the Human Relations Commission. 

(7)      Orange County Board of Adjustment - One Reappointment APPROVED

The Board will consider making one reappointment to the Orange County Board of Adjustment. 

c.       Boundary Survey of Real Property and Exemption from Selection Process - Duke University APPROVED

The Board will consider authorizing the hiring of a surveyor for completing a boundary survey of an 8-acre property being considered for purchase by the County and to exempt the County from the provisions of G.S. 143, Article 3D in order to expedite survey work needed for the proposed acquisition. 

d.      Orange County HOME Consortium Agreement APPROVED

The Board will consider adopting a resolution authorizing the execution of a HOME Consortium Agreement for the period July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2008. 

e.      Orange County Consolidated Housing Plan APPROVED WITH CHANGES

The Board will consider adopting a resolution approving the 2005 - 2010 Consolidated Housing Plan for Orange County, North Carolina. 

f.        Budget Amendment #11 APPROVED

The Board will consider approving budget ordinance and grant project ordinance amendments for fiscal year 2004-05. 

g.      NC State Firemen's and Rescue Squad Pension Fund Certification Roster APPROVED

The Board will consider approving the certification requirements for the Fire Marshal to participate in the North Carolina State Firemen's and Rescue Squad Workers' Pension Fund and authorize the Chair to sign. 

h.      Contract Award:  Aerial Survey of the Landfill APPROVED

The Board will consider awarding a contract to Suttles Surveying, P.A. to provide an annual topographic map of the municipal solid waste landfill, construction and demolition landfill, and adjacent Neville property for three years through June 30, 2008 and authorize the Chair to sign, subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney. 

i.        Bid Award:  300 HP Tandem Axle Dump Truck for Public Works APPROVED

The Board will consider awarding a contract for the purchase of a 300 HP Tandem Axle Dump Truck from Tar Heel Sterling Truck Center from Charlotte, North Carolina at a cost of $92,964 and authorize the Purchasing Director to execute the necessary paperwork. 

j.        Acceptance of Report by Action Audits, LLC and Adoption of 2005 Rate Order Resolution for Cable Services in Unincorporated Orange County APPROVED

The Board will receive the report and consider adopting the recommendations from Bob Sepe of Action Audits, LLC, Triangle J COG Cable Consortium consultant, regarding Time Warner Cable's FCC Forms 1240, 1235, and 1205 for 2005. 

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

a.         Drinking Water Week & OWASA Taste of Hope Program APPROVED

The Board will consider proclaiming May 1 through 7, 2005 as Drinking Water Week in Orange County and encourage participation in the Orange Water and Sewer Authority's (OWASA's) "Taste of Hope" Customer Assistance Program and authorize the Chair to sign the proclamation. 

b.         See America Week/National Tourism Week APPROVED

The Board will consider proclaiming the week of May 7 through 15, 2005 as See America Week/National Tourism Week in Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign the proclamation. 

c.         Older Americans Month and Senior Center Week APPROVED

The Board will consider joining federal and state governments in designating the month of May as Older Americans Month, a time to honor older residents for their contributions to society; and also to designate the week of May 8 through May 14 as Senior Center Week in Orange County to recognize local senior centers as focal points for providing opportunities and services to older citizens and authorize the Chair to sign the proclamations. 

7.  Special Presentations (8:30 - 9:00)

a.         Distinguished Budget Presentation Award STAFF RECOGNIZED

The Board will recognize the staff of the Orange County Budget Office for earning the Government Finance Officers' Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 2004-2005 fiscal year budget document and present the GFOA plaque. 

b.         Presentation of Proposed Northern Park Master Plan PRESENTATION MADE / APPROVED

The Board will receive a presentation on the proposed master plan for Northern Park and the Northern Human Services Center, developed by citizens and staff between October 2004 and March 2005 and ask staff to report back at a subsequent meeting with additional cost information and a site plan submittal and park timetable. 

c.         Presentation of Proposed Water Resources Initiative PRESENTATION RECEIVED / APPROVED IN PRINCIPLE

The Board will receive a presentation on a proposed initiative from the Commission for the Environment (CFE) entitled the "Water Resources Initiative". 

8.  Public Hearings

9.  Items for Decision--Regular Agenda

a.         Approval of Twin Creeks District Park and Educational Campus Master Plan (9:00 - 9:15) APPROVED WITH CHANGES

b.         Legal Advertisement for May 23, 2005 Quarterly Public Hearing (9:15 - 9:25) BRING BACK MAY 5

The Board will consider authorizing submittal of the Quarterly Public Hearing Legal Advertisement for publication for the May 23, 2005 Quarterly Public Hearing, with the Planning Department proposing the addition of an approximate page advertisement which includes a color map to compliment the text advertisement of the proposed Residential Density Zoning Text Amendments. 

c.         Orange County FY 2005 HOME Program Action Plan (9:25 - 9:40) APPROVED

The Board will consider adopting a resolution approving  the proposed HOME Program Activities for 2005-2006 and to authorize the Manager to implement the HOME Program as approved by the BOCC including the ability to execute agreements with partnering non-profit organizations after consultation with the County Attorney. 

d.         Implementation of 60-40 Capital Funding Policy (9:40 - 9:55) MEETING ADJOURNED TO RECONVENE ON MAY 5, 2005 AT 6:30 PM AT SOUTHERN HUMAN SERVICES CENTER 

The Board will determine which method will be used for implementing the Board's policy  related to school and County capital funding.

e.         Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education Request for Additional Funding for High School #3 Construction (9:55 - 10:10)  TO BE COVERED AT RECONVENED MEETING ON MAY 5, 2005 AT 6:30 PM AT SOUTHERN HUMAN SERVICES CENTER

f.           Draft 2006 - 2012 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) (10:10 - 10:25) DEFERRED

The Board will receive information regarding the Draft 2006-2012 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Orange County and direct staff regarding comments. 

g.         Appointments (10:25 - 10:30)

(1)      Hillsborough Planning Board - One New Appointment DEFERRED 

The Board will consider making one new appointment to the Hillsborough Planning Board. 

(2)      Agricultural Preservation Board - One New Appointment DEFERRED

The Board will consider making one new appointment to the Agricultural Preservation Board. 

(3)      Affordable Housing Advisory Board (AHAB) - One New Appointment DEFERRED

The Board will consider making one new appointment to the Affordable Housing Advisory Board. 

(4)      Commission for Women - New Appointments DEFERRED

The Board will consider making appointments to the Commission for Women. 

(5)      Human Services Advisory Commission (HSAC) - Three New Appointments DEFERRED

The Board will consider making appointments to the Human Services Advisory Commission. 

(6)      Human Relations Commission - One New Appointment DEFERRED

The Board will consider making one new appointment to the Human Relations Commission. 

10.  Reports

11.  Closed Session

12.  Adjournment

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