Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, September 19, 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 - None

b.      Appointments

(1)   Efland-Mebane Implementation Focus Group-Appointments  APPROVED

The Board will consider making appointments to the Efland-Mebane Implementation Focus Group. 

(2)   Human Relations Commission-Reappointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making appointments to the Human Relations Commission. 

(3)   Recreation and Parks Advisory Council APPROVED

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

(4)   Commission for Women-Reappointment APPROVED

The Board will consider making appointments to the Commission for Women. 

c.       Motor Vehicle Property Tax Release/Refunds APPROVED

The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 57 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes. 

d.      Property Tax Releases APPROVED

The Board will consider adoption of a resolution to release property values related to six (6) request for property tax releases in accordance with N.C. General Statute 105-381. 

e.      Property Tax Refunds APPROVED

The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to one (1) request fro property tax refund in accordance with N.C. General Statute 105-381. 

f.        Property Value Changes APPROVED

The Board will consider approving value changes made in property values after the 2006 Board of Equalization and Review has adjourned. 

g.      Approval to Extend a Contract with the Town of Carrboro for Interim Provision of Limited Animal Control Services APPROVED

The Board will consider a contract extension approval from the Town of Carrboro to continue to provide limited Animal Control Services within the Town for a period beginning October 1, 2006, and ending no later than December 31, 2006, with final approval of the County's proposed agreement extension for the interim provision of select service dependent upon formal acceptance by the Town of Carrboro; and authorize the Chair to execute the final contract document, pending final review by County management and the County Attorney. 

h.      Contract Between CHCCS, OCS, and Health Department for School Nurses APPROVED

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

6.  Resolutions or Proclamations

a.         Resolution To Declare October 12, 2006 as Rebecca Sellers Clark Day in Orange County APPROVED

The Board will consider a resolution to declare October 12, 2006 as Rebecca Sellers Clark Day in Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign.   

b.         Resolution to Recognize Hispanic Heritage and History Month in Orange County APPROVED

7.  Special Presentations

a.      Master Aging Plan Update and Preliminary Goals and Objectives Approval APPROVED

The Board will receive an update on the Master Aging Planning progress and to consider approval of the report outline (including the report theme statement, and the development of a bill of rights for older persons) and the preliminary goals and objectives for 2007-11 for public comment. 

b.      Animal Sheltering - Operating Practices and Philosophies REPORT RECEIVED

The Board will receive information on sheltering philosophies and practices in relation to the design of the County's animal services facility and provide direction and guidance as desired to staff regarding a charge to the Animal Services Facility Design Committee on the operating practice and philosophy of the sheltering component of this project and its potential elements. 

c.      Emergency Management Planning Update REPORT RECEIVED

The Board will receive a presentation from staff regarding efforts made this year to enhance planning for the County's emergency preparedness and provide any feedback and direction to the Manager and staff. 

8.  Public Hearings

a.      CDBG Scattered Site Housing Rehabilitation Program APPROVED

The Board will conduct a public hearing to receive citizen comments regarding a change in the dwelling units targeted for repair under the County's Community Development (CDBG) Scattered Site Housing Rehabilitation Program and authorize the staff to proceed with grant implementation. 

9.  Items for Decision--Regular Agenda

a.      BOCC District Elections Education Process APPROVED

b.      Appointments

(1) Arts Commission - New Appointment APPROVED

The Board will consider making one appointment to the Arts Commission. 

(2) Eno EDD Small Area Plan Taskforce - Initial Appointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making appointments to the Eno EDD Small Area Plan Taskforce. 

(3) New Hope Park at Blackwood Farm - Appointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making new appointments to the New Hope Park at Blackwood Farm Taskforce. 

(4) Sportsplex Community Advisory Committee - New Appointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making appointments to the Sportsplex Community Advisory Committee. 

10.  Reports

a.      Consideration of Uses for County-Owned Portion of the Greene Tract REPORT RECEIVED

11.  Closed Session

"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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