Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, August  16, 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 (8:00-8:10)

5.  Items for Decision--Consent Agenda (8:10-8:20)

a.         Minutes

The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes for May 17, 23 (5:30 and 7:30), 26, 31, June 2, and 7, 2005 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board.

b.         Appointments

(1)      Agricultural Preservation Board - Two Reappointments

The Board will consider making reappointments to the Agricultural Preservation Board. 

(2)      Advisory Board on Aging - Two Reappointments

The Board will consider making reappointments to the Advisory Board on Aging. 

c.         Personnel Ordinance Revision - Supplemental Retirement [401(k) Plan] Contribution

The Board will consider revising the Orange County Personnel Ordinance to reflect the Board's action with adoption of the 2005-06 budget increasing the County 401(k) Plan contribution for non-sworn law enforcement officers from $20 to $25 per pay period effective July 1, 2005. 

d.         Motor Vehicle Property Tax Release/Refunds for June 2005

The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 23 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes. 

e.         Motor Vehicle Property Tax Release/Refunds for July 2005

The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 97 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes. 

f.          Property Tax Refunds

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

g.         Property Value Changes

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

h.         Reappointment of Tax Collector

The Board will consider reappointing Jo Roberson as Orange County Tax Collector for a four year term, effective July 1, 2005. 

i.           Reappointment of Tax Assessor

The Board will consider reappointing John Smith, Jr. as Orange County Tax Assessor for a four year term, effective July 1, 2005. 

j.           Contracts Between CHCCS, OCS, and Health Department for School Nurses

The Board will consider approving contracts between Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, Orange County Schools, and the Health Department for School Nurse Funding and authorize the Chair to sign. 

k.        Agreement Renewal Between Health Department, the UNC School of Dentistry and UNC Hospitals

The Board will consider renewing the agreement between the Health Department and the UNC School of Dentistry and UNC Hospitals for dental resident services. 

l.           Agreement Renewal for Household Hazardous Waste Collection Services

The Board will consider continuing and agreement with ECOFLO Inc. for Household Hazardous Waste and Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator Collection Services and authorize the Chair to sign, subject to final review by Staff and the County Attorney. 

m.       EMS Medical Director Contract Renewal

The Board will consider renewing a contract between Orange County and the UNC Department of Emergency Medicine concerning medical direction of Orange County's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program and authorize the Chair to sign. 

n.         EMS Events and Facilities Agreement Renewals - Orange County Rescue Squad and South Orange Rescue Squad

The Board will consider renewing, on an annual basis, the existing agreements with both Orange County Rescue Squad and South Orange Rescue Squad to provide for special event coverage, leasing of space in Squad buildings, and the sharing of County and Squad resources in the delivery of emergency medical services for the period July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006, subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney, and authorize the Chair to sign. 

o.         Ratification of Application for Interoperable Communications Technology Grant

The Board will consider support of a regional grant application to the United States Department of Justice for the purchase of interoperable communications console equipment for the 9-1-1 Center and for portable 800 MHz radios; commit to providing matching funds if the grant is awarded; and authorize staff to administer and sign all grant paperwork as may be required. 

p.         Special Request for Use of Forum 2005 Proceeds to Aid Homelessness

The Board will consider a request to allow the Human Services Advisory Commission to donate registration proceeds from the 2005 Human Services Issues Forum equally to the two major County partner agencies serving the needs of the homeless, Inter-Faith Council (IFC) and Orange Congregations in Mission (OCIM)

q.         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 location of the Assembly of Governments Meeting, scheduled for Thursday, September 29, 2005, from the Southern Human Services Center in Chapel Hill to the Carrboro Town Hall, 301 West Main Street, Carrboro, N.C.

r.          Joint Orange Chatham Community Action Agency (JOCCA) - FY05-06 County Contribution

The Board will receive information regarding the fiscal soundness of JOCCA and consider its ability to meet performance expectations under a service agreement with the County in FY05-06. 

s.         Ratification of Right-of-Way Dedication Acceptance - New Hope Preserve Tract

The Board will consider ratifying the acceptance of the dedication of an additional five feet of right-of-way along the Erwin Road boundary of the County's New Hope Preserve property, without maintenance responsibility. 

t.          Tax Collector's Annual Settlement

The Board will consider receiving the tax collector's annual settlement on current and delinquent taxes and approve the accounting thereof. 

u.         Opposition to Proposed Federal Regulation Legislation To End Local Cable Franchise Fees

The Board will receive information on pending legislation before Congress that would abolish local cable franchise fees and consider authorizing the Chair to send a formal letter of opposition from the BOCC to Representative Price, Senators Dole and Burr, and members of the Senate Commerce Committee. 

6.  Resolutions or Proclamations

7.  Special Presentations (8:20-9:00)

a.         Active Seniors Assessment Project Results

The Board will receive a presentation and consider the results from the Active Seniors Project. 

b.         Youth Voices Summer Leadership Training Institute

The Board will receive an update on the third annual Youth Voices Summer Leadership Training Institute. 

c.         Mill Creek Road Area Community Health Study Proposal

The Board will receive a proposed community health assessment plan for the Mill Creek Road area, provide direction to staff, and consider funding from the Social Safety Net/Critical Needs Reserve to address water sampling costs. 

8.  Public Hearings

9.  Items for Decision--Regular Agenda

a.         Possible Referendum on Orange County Schools District or Countywide Supplemental School Tax (9:00-9:25)

b.         Actions Related to Planned Acquisition of Triangle SportsPlex Property (9:25-9:50)

The Board will review, discuss, approve, and/or provide direction regarding several elements of the Board's Decision to acquire the Triangle SportsPlex property. 

c.         Appointments (9:50-10:00)

(1)         Transfer of Development Rights Taskforce - New Appointments

The Board will consider making new appointments to the Transfer of Development Rights Taskforce. 

(2)         Economic Development Commission (EDC) - One New Appointment

The Board will consider making one appointment to the Economic Development Commission. 

(3)         Recreation and Parks Advisory Council (RPAC) - New Appointments

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

(4)         Advisory Board on Aging - Two New Appointments

The Board will consider making new appointments to the  Advisory Board on Aging. 

(5)         Historic Preservation Commission - One New Appointment

The Board will consider making one reappointment to the Historic Preservation Commission. 

10.  Reports

11.  Closed Session

12.  Adjournment

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