ORANGE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

ORANGE COUNTY PLANNING BOARD

 

JOINT WORK SESSION

August 22, 2005

7:30 P.M.

F. Gordon Battle Courtroom

106 E. Margaret Lane

Hillsborough, North Carolina

 

NOTE: Background Material is Available in the Planning Department or the Clerk’s Office                                                   

 

 

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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.      Zoning

            a.      Status Report on Zoning Enforcement Challenges – To update the Board on the current status of zoning enforcement in the county.

           b.      Child Care Facilities Zoning Amendment - To consider the need to revise certain portions of the Zoning Ordinance regarding child care facilities to bring them into alignment with state classifications.

            c.      Family Care, Group Home, & Rehab Facilities Amendments -To discuss the need to revise certain portions of the Zoning Ordinance regarding group and family care facilities to bring them into alignment with state classifications.

           d.      Floodplain Amendments – To ensure consistency between the other County development regulations and the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance, certain revisions to the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations, and private road standards are proposed.

 

8:10

 

2.      Status Report on Building Activity – To provide an update of Inspections Division activity and building trends within Orange County and Hillsborough.

 

8:30

 

3.      Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Update - To update the Board on the progress of the TDR Feasibility Study.

 

9:00

 

4.      Land Use Element of Comprehensive Plan and Other Elements

               a.      Land Use Element Update – Next Steps and Planning Board Role

               b.      Comprehensive Plan (Other Elements) – Process and Roles

 

9:30

 

5.      Orange County/Hillsborough Urban Transition Area Task Force Report – To provide the Board with a status report of the Orange County/Hillsborough Urban Transition Area Task Force report and consultant search.

 

9:40

 

6.      Local Government Cooperative Planning

               a.      Mebane - To report on the activities of the Efland/ Mebane Small Area Plan Task Force.

               b.      Durham – To consider topics of mutual interest for future discussion with Durham City/County.

 

9:50

 

D.    OTHER ITEMS

 

10:00

 

E.     ADJOURNMENT