Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
7:30 p.m. 
Southern Human Services Center
2501 Homestead Road 
Chapel Hill, 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)


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 (8:05-8:20)

a.      Minutes

The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes for June 16 and August 16, 2005 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board. 

b.      Appointments - None

c.       Motor Vehicle Property Tax Release/Refunds

The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 68 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes. 

d.      Budget Amendment #2

The Board will consider approving budget ordinance, grant project ordinance, and capital project ordinance amendments for fiscal year 2005-06. 

e.      Contract for Legal Services - Collection of Delinquent Real Property Taxes

The Board will consider approving a contract with Attorney Cyrus Hogue for legal services that will supplement the County's ability to pursue effective collection of real property delinquencies as provided by North Carolina law, subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney, and authorize the manager to sign. 

f.        Agreement Renewal Between UNC Hospitals and Orange County for the Senior Wellness Program

The Board will consider an agreement renewal to receive $25,000 from the University of North Carolina (UNC) Hospitals for their co-sponsorship of the Department on Aging's Senior Wellness Program from July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006, and authorize the Chair to sign, subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney. 

g.      Agreement Renewal with Respite Care Providers and the Department on Aging

The Board will consider authorizing renewal agreements with respite care providers with the Department on Aging, and authorize the Manager to sign, subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney. 

h.      Continuation Agreement with the Town of Chapel Hill for Senior Recreation Services

The Board will consider approving a continuation agreement with the Town of Chapel Hill to provide funding in the amount of $46,697 for senior recreation programs on behalf of the Town's Parks and Recreation Department and authorize the Manager to sign, subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney.  

i.        Service Coordination Renewal Agreement with Manley Estates and the Department on Aging

The Board will consider renewing the agreement for the Department on Aging's Eldercare Division to provide on-site service coordination for the residents of the First Baptist and Manley Estates senior housing complex in Chapel Hill, and authorize the Chair to sign, subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney. 

j.        Subordination Request - UCC Living Centers, Inc.

The Board will consider the execution of a Deed of Trust Beneficiary and Trustee Consent and Subordination to Grant of Access Easement as requested by UCC Living Centers, Incorporated, and authorizing the County Attorney to execute the document as Trustee. 

k.      Approval of Tax-Exempt Financing Arrangement for Efland Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. to Purchase Land

The Board will consider approving a request from Efland Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. to enter into a tax-exempt financing arrangement to purchase land and authorize the Chair to sign the appropriate documents related to the financing arrangement. 

l.        Petitions for Addition of Rosebriar Place to the North Carolina Secondary Road Maintenance Program

The Board will consider a petition to add Rosebriar Road, in Phase 2 - Fox Hill Farm East subdivision, to the state-maintained Secondary Road System. 

m.    Revisions to the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance

The Board will receive the Administration's recommendation and Planning Board comments concerning the proposed revisions to the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance, to close the public hearing and consider adopting the ordinance. 

n.      Award of Contract and Approval of Memorandum of Agreement - Joint Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory and Action Plan

The Board will consider awarding a contract to ICLEI Energy Services of Toronto to conduct a joint greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory and emissions reduction action plan, and to approve an interlocal Memorandum of Agreement between the Towns of Carrboro and Chapel Hill and Orange County regarding administration of the project; and authorize the County Manager to execute the contract, subject to final review by the County Attorney; and to accept the grant in the amount of $14,100 from the DCHC MPO, and solicit appointment of Orange County Members to the Air Quality Advisory Committee, to be appointed at a subsequent meeting. 

6.  Resolutions or Proclamations (8:20-8:40)

a.         Resolution Providing Comments to the Transportation Advisory Committee of the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization Regarding the Regional Priority List for 2007-2013 Transportation Improvement Program

7.  Special Presentations (8:40-9:00)

a.         Durham Technical Community College Campus:  Schematic Design Review

The Board will review progress on the Durham Technical Community College (DTCC) campus development and provide comment as may be appropriate. 

8.  Public Hearings

9.  Items for Decision--Regular Agenda

a.         Update on Planned Acquisition of Triangle SportsPlex Property (9:00-9:20)

b.         Employee Health Insurance for 2006 (9:20-9:35)

The Board will consider renewal of employee health insurance plans through the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Health Insurance Trust effective January 1, 2006. 

c.         Update on Planned Solid Waste Operations Center on Eubanks Road (9:35-9:50)

The Board will discuss the status of the Board of Commissioners' proposed connection of the planned Solid Waste Management operations Center (to be constructed in 2006 on Eubanks Road) to the Orange Cater and Sewer Authority (OWASA) water and sewer systems. 

d.         Petition for Abandonment of a Portion of Pleasant Green Community Center Road from the NC Secondary Road Maintenance Program (9:50-10:05)

The Board will consider a petition to abandon a 0.27 mile portion of SR 1571, Pleasant Green Community Center Road, from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Secondary Road Maintenance Program. 

e.         Appointments (10:05-10:10)

(1)      Unified Transportation Advisory Board - Initial Appointments

The Board will consider making initial appointments to the Unified Transportation Advisory Board. 

(2)      Transfer of Development Rights Taskforce - New Appointments

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

10.  Reports (10:10-10:25)

a.         Durham County Proposal - New Hope Preserve Interlocal Agreement

11.  Closed Session (10:25- )

a.         "To discuss the County's position and to instruct the County Manager and County Attorney on the negotiating position regarding the terms of a contract to purchase real property," NCGS 143-318.11(a)(5).

12.  Adjournment

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