Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
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

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

(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

4.  County Manager's Report

5.  Items for Decision--Consent Agenda

a.      Minutes  APPROVED

The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes for the September 13, 2005 Work Session, November 21, 2005 Quarterly Public Hearing, and December 13, 2005 Regular Meeting as submitted by the Clerk to the Board. 

b.      Appointments - None

c.       Motor Vehicle Property Tax Release/Refunds APPROVED

The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 66 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes. 

d.      Classification Plan Amendment - Assistant Tax Collector Salary Grade Change APPROVED

The Board will consider amending the Orange County Classification and Pay Plan by changing the salary grade for the existing class of Assistant Tax Collector from Salary Grade 19 to Salary Grade 22 to recognize new supervisory duties.  Salary Grade 22 has a hiring range of $47, 412 - $61,604. 

e.      Acceptance of 2005 Buffer Zone Protection Program (BZPP) Grant Funds APPROVED

The Board will consider accepting grant funding and approve a memorandum of agreement, subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney for a State pass-through grant award of federal Homeland Security funds in the amount of $50,000 to reimburse the County for equipment purchased for improving the response to critical facilities and key resources in the County and authorize the Manager to sign.   

f.        Acceptance of Hazard Mitigation Grant Project Funds - Emergency Generators APPROVED

The Board will consider accepting grant funding and approve a memorandum of agreement, subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney for a State pass-through competitive grant of federal Hazard Mitigation funds to reimburse the County for new generators to be placed at the County's Emergency Operations Center and at the emergency radio communications tower on Eno Mountain and authorize the Chair and Manager to sign the appropriate documents. 

g.      Application for Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) APPROVED

The Board will consider receiving a grant from the State Emergency Management Agency to help support the County emergency management program and authorize the Manager to sign. 

h.      Matching Funds for Mental Health Association (JCPC) APPROVED

The Board will consider a request of $5,269 of County funds as a 30% match requirement to draw down state Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) funds. 

i.        Budget Amendment #10 APPROVED

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

j.        Housing Rehabilitation Contract Awards APPROVED

The Board will consider awarding two housing rehabilitation contracts for the County's HOME Investment Partnership Program. 

k.      Confirmation of Plans for Use of Well and Septic for Solid Waste Operations Center APPROVED

6.  Resolutions or Proclamations

a.         Resolution To Recognize 75 Years of Service by the Chapel Hill Garden Club APPROVED

The Board will consider a resolution recognizing the Chapel Hill Garden Club for 75 years of service to Chapel Hill and the surrounding community and authorize the Chair to sign. 

b.         Women's History Month APPROVED

The Board will consider a proclamation recognizing March 2006 as Women's History Month in Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign. 

7.  Special Presentations

a.         Orange County Arts Grant Recipients PRESENTED

The Board will present checks to local artists and arts organizations receiving Orange County Arts Grants. 

b.         Final Report from the Human Services Advisory Commission on Forum 2005:  "Welcome Home - A Bold Proposal to End Homelessness" REPORT RECEIVED

The Board will receive the final report produced by the Human Services Advisory Commission (HSAC) on the proceedings of its Human Services Issues Forum 2005: "Welcome Home - A Bold Proposal to End Homelessness". 

8.  Public Hearings

a.         Orange County Consolidated Housing Plan Update APPROVED

The Board will receive comments from the public regarding the housing and non-housing needs to be included in the Annual Update of the 2005-2009 Consolidated Housing Plan for Housing and Community Development Programs in Orange County and proposed uses of 2006-2007 HOME funds. 

9.  Items for Decision--Regular Agenda

a.         Appointments

(1)      Orange/Chatham Leadership Council APPROVED

The Board will consider appointing members of the Orange-Chatham Justice Partnership (OCJP) Leadership Council. 

(2)      Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee - One New Appointment APPROVED

The Board will consider making one appointment to the Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee. 

(3)      Arts Commission - New Appointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making new appointments to the Arts Commission. 

(4)      Information Technology Advisory Committee - New Appointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making appointments to the Information Technology Advisory Committee. 

(5)      Orange Unified Transportation Board - New Appointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making appointments to the Orange Unified Transportation Board. 

(6)      Leadership Advisory Committee for Carolina North - Appointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making appointments to the Leadership Advisory Committee for Carolina North. 

(7)      Boards County Commissioners Serve On APPROVED

The Board will consider the list of boards and commissions on which the BOCC serve and select those boards on which the BOCC wishes to continue serving. 

10.  Reports

a.         History of Preparations for Sanitation Division Transition for Public Works Department to Solid Waste Management Department REPORT RECEIVED

11.  Closed Session

12.  Adjournment

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