ORANGE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

ORANGE COUNTY PLANNING BOARD

 

QUARTERLY PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA

NOVEMBER 21, 2005 - 7:30 P.M.

JUDGE F. GORDON BATTLE COURTROOM

ORANGE COUNTY COURTHOUSE (new)

106 E. MARGARET LANE

HILLSBOROUGH, NORTH CAROLINA

 

NOTE: INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE IN THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT OR THE

 CLERK’S OFFICE

 

NOTICE TO PEOPLE WITH IMPAIRED HEARING: Audio amplification equipment is available on request.  If you need this assistance, please call the County Clerk’s Office at 732-8181 or 967-9251.

 

 

A.     OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR  7:30

 

 

B.    PUBLIC CHARGE  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 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.    PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS

 

1.      Closing of a Public Right-of-Way  7:40

Property owners on SR 1571, Pleasant Green Community Center Road, have petitioned the N.C Department of Transportation to abandon a 0.27-mile portion of the road from the State Maintained System.

 

2.      Orange County Comprehensive Plan Land Use Element Update:

Policy Options for Reduced Residential Land Use Density in Watersheds  8:00

This is the first of a three-part public hearing process and is to present four policy options for residential land use density to address identified growth challenges in the areas of air and water quality, water resources, environmental protection, open space preservation, traffic control, and efficient provision of public services.

 

 

 

3.      Orange County Zoning Ordinance Text Amendments

 

a.      Family, Group, and Rehabilitative Care Amendments  9:00

Consideration of amendments to bring the Zoning Ordinance in line with the State standard for each of these facilities including classification of the facilities, clearer definitions, approval procedures, and locational criteria.

 

b.     Child Day Care Amendments  9:15

Consideration of amendments to amend the child day care provisions of the Zoning Ordinance to establish consistency with State standards and terminology for day care providers, users of day care facilities, and the general public.

 

 

D.    ADJOURNMENT 9:30