Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
7:30 p.m. 
F. Gordon Battle Courtroom
106 East Margaret Lane  
Hillsborough, NC

Note: Background Material on all abstracts available in the Clerk's Office

COMPLIANCE WITH THE "AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT" - Interpreter services and/or special sound equipment are available with prior notice.  If you need this assistance, call the County Clerk's office at 732-8181, ext. 2130.  If you are disabled and need assistance, contact the ADA Coordinator at extension 2300 or TDD# 644-3045.  

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


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

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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 December 7 and 12, 2006 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board. 

b.      Appointments - None

c.       Advertisement of Tax Liens on Real Property APPROVED

The Board will consider a report on the amount of unpaid taxes for the current year that are liens on real property as required by North Carolina General Statute  105-369 and to request March 14, 2007 as the date set by the Board for the tax lien advertisement. 

d.      Authorization to Purchase PCs APPROVED

The Board will consider authorizing the Purchasing Director to order personal computers from Lenovo Computers to replace obsolete computers used by staff throughout Orange County Government. 

e.      Acceptance of Electronic Monitoring Initiative Grant Award and Authorization of Deputy Sheriff Position APPROVED

The Board will consider accepting Law Enforcement Electronic Monitory grant funds awarded to the Sheriff's Department, and authorize one full-time equivalent Deputy Sheriff position, effective February 7, 2007, for one-year contingent upon continuation of grant funding in year two. 

f.        Classification Plan Amendment - Title Change for Emergency Management Director APPROVED

The Board will consider amending the Orange County Classification and Pay Plan by changing the title of the existing class for the vacant position of Emergency Management Director at Salary Grade 31 to Emergency Services Director, still at Salary Grade 31. 

g.      Downtown Hillsborough County Campus Buildings Occupancy Approval APPROVED

The Board will consider formally approving the occupancy list of departments for the downtown Hillsborough county campus buildings and authorize the Manager to finalize departmental square footage allocations pursuant to the demands of building programming. 

h.      10 Year Plan to End (Chronic) Homelessness Technical Assistance Facilitator APPROVED

The Board will consider approving a resolution authorizing the submission of an application for a 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness Technical Facilitator and authorize the Chair to sign. 

6.  Resolutions or Proclamations

7.  Special Presentations

a.      Orange County Arts Grant Recipients GRANTS PRESENTED

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

b.      Animal Services Center Public Art Project APPROVED

The Board will consider a proposal from the Orange County Arts Commission to purchase two steel dog sculptures ($2,800 each) with money allocated from the Fiscal Year 2006-07 CIP, from Carrboro artist Mike Roig (to be temporarily located at various Orange County- owned properties until they are installed at the to-be-constructed Animal Services Center). 

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 2007-2008 HOME funds. 

b.      Orange County's Proposed 2007 Legislative Agenda REVISED and APPROVED

The Board will hold a public hearing and further review, discuss, and approve potential items for inclusion in Orange County's legislative agenda package for the 2007 North Carolina General Assembly Session. 

9.  Items for Decision--Regular Agenda

a.      Site Selection: Orange County Transfer Station STAFF GIVEN DIRECTION

The Board will consider findings pertinent to site selection for a proposed Orange County Transfer Station. 

b.      CHCCS Elementary #10 Project Update INFORMATION RECEIVED

c.      Appointments

(1)   Animal Shelter Design Committee - Appointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making appointments to the Animal Shelter Design Committee. 

(2)   Animal Tethering Committee - Initial Appointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making initial appointments to the Animal Tethering Committee. 

10.  Reports

11.  Closed Session

12.  Adjournment