Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
7:30 p.m. 
F. Gordon Battle Courtroom
106. E. 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

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 minutes from January 30 and February 6, 2007 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board. 

b.      Appointments - None

c.       Budget Amendment #9 APPROVED

The Board will consider approving budget ordinance amendments and grant project ordinances for fiscal year 2006-07. 

d.      Property Tax Refund APPROVED

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

e.      Property Tax Releases APPROVED

The Board will consider adoption of a resolution to release property values related to two (2) requests for property tax release in accordance with N.C. General Statute 105-381. 

f.        Authorization to Debut Live Casting of BOCC Meetings APPROVED

The Board will consider authorizing the official debut live casting of BOCC meetings from Southern Human Services Center on March 27, 2007 on Orange County Government Channel 265. 

g.      Request for Social Services to Use Facility on Valley Forge Road APPROVED

The Board will consider authorizing the use of a building on Valley Forge Road, previously the site of Orange Enterprises, for use as DSS program space; and to authorize the Manager to sign a contract to retain architectural services necessary for upfit. 

h.      Agreement Renewal Between Chapel Hill Training and Outreach, Inc. and Health Department for Social Worker II APPROVED

The Board will consider approving an agreement renewal between Chapel Hill Training Outreach, Inc. and the Health Department for the support of a Social Worker II position for the Early Head Start Program and authorize the Chair to sign subject to final review by the County Attorney. 

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

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, 2006 - June 30, 2007; and authorize the Chair to sign subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney. 

j.        Little River Park Bike Trail Agreement Renewal APPROVED

The Board will consider renewal of a Memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Orange and Durham counties and a Mountain Bike Organization for the purpose of continuing the establishment and maintenance of mountain bike trails at Little River Regional Park.; and authorize the Manager to sign. 

k.     Legal Advertisement for Joint Planning Public Hearing - April 26, 2007 APPROVED

The Board will consider the legal advertisement for items to be presented at the Joint Planning Area Public Hearing scheduled for April 26, 2007. 

l.        Regional Value-Added Processing Center - Feasibility Study Appropriation and Contract Approval APPROVED

The Board will consider appropriating $2,500 and approving a contract for a feasibility study for an agriculture products regional value-added processing center; and authorize the Chair to sign, contingent upon review by the County Attorney. 

m.    Resolution Authorizing the County to Administer a Potential Grant from the NC Clean Water Management Trust Fund - Upper Eno Watershed APPROVED

The Board will consider authorizing Orange County staff to execute and perform the obligations required of a grant recipient should the County be awarded a grant from the NC Clean Water Management Trust Fund. 

n.      Grant Application for Haw River Access APPROVED

The Board will consider confirming the application submitted by the Chair on behalf of the Board for a 2007 National Recreational Trails Program Grant application to gain funds for the acquisition of land for a public canoe access area along the Haw River. 

o.      Approval of Contract Amendment: Design Services Central Orange Senior Center APPROVED

The Board will consider approving an amendment to the contract for design services associated with the Central Orange Senior Center with Corley Redfoot Zack in the amount of $400,160; and authorize the Chair to sign. 

p.      Request for Temporary Construction Access at Skills Development Center APPROVED

The Board will consider allowing temporary use of an approximately 5-10 foot strip of land at the rear of the Skills Development Center property to facilitate construction on the adjacent property; and authorize the Manager to sign the agreement. 

6.  Resolutions or Proclamations

7.  Special Presentations

a.      Jail Inspection Report REPORT RECEIVED

The Board will receive the jail inspection report for January 26, 2007 from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. 

8.  Public Hearings

a.      Orange County Housing Rehabilitation Community Development Block Grant Program APPROVED

The Board will receive comments from the public concerning the FY 2007 Housing Rehabilitation Program for Orange County; and authorize the staff to proceed with development. 

b.      Annual Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plan - Section 8 Housing Program APPROVED

The Board will conduct a public hearing and approve submission of the Annual Public Housing Agency Plan for the Orange County Housing Authority; and authorize the Chair to sign. 

c.      Proposed Secondary Road Construction Programs for 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 APPROVED

The Board will consider discussing and receiving comment on North Carolina Department of Transportation's Proposed 2006-2007 Secondary Roads Construction Program and Proposed 2007-2008 Secondary Roads Construction Program for Orange County. 

9.  Items for Decision--Regular Agenda

a.      Approval of Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) Elementary #10 Including Infrastructure to Twin Creeks Park APPROVED

The Board will consider approving funding for Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools Elementary #10 including water and sewer infrastructure for Twin Creeks Park. 

b.      Orange County Transfer Station NO ACTION TAKEN

The Board will consider a general update on recent activities and information pertinent to site selection for a proposed Orange County Transfer Station. 

c.       Adoption of the Orange Person Chatham (OPC) Local Business Plan 2007-2010 APPROVED

The Board will consider adopting the draft Local Business Plan 2007-2010 for the Orange Person Chatham (OPC) Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Authority. 

d.      Central Orange Senior Center/Sportsplex Construction Documents Approval APPROVED

The Board will consider reviewing and approving project scope final design for the Central Orange Senior Center, the Adult Day Health Center, construction of a mezzanine over the ice rink area and other modifications that allow more efficient operational space within the Sportsplex; to review the Construction Manager at Risk contracting method bidding process for the construction of the facility; and to review the schedule for construction of these facilities; and authorize staff to work with Resolute Building Company as the CM at Risk, to solicit bids in anticipation of a final Guaranteed Maximum Price contract for Board approval on May 15, 2007. 

e.      Orange County Small Business Loan Program APPROVED

The Board will consider granting $75,000 currently held in a loan loss reserve account for the Orange County Small Business Loan Program to the non-profit Orange County Small Business Loan Program Company to serve as seed money for a revolving loan fund ant to transfer an additional $75,000 to the Company so that the full $150,000 originally committed to the program is available for lending to small businesses in the County. 

f.       Appointments

(1)   Northern Transition Area Small Area Plan Implementation Taskforce DEFERRED

The Board will consider making appointments(s) to the Northern Transition Area Small Area Plan Implementation Taskforce. 

10.  Reports

a.      Comprehensive Plan Update Status DEFERRED

The Board will consider hearing a brief presentation on the status of the Comprehensive Plan Update and provide an opportunity for the Board to ask questions. 

b.      Update on Efland-Mebane Small Area Plan Implementation Focus Group DEFERRED

The Board will consider receiving information regarding the Efland-Mebane Small Area Plan Implementation Focus Group and authorize staff to proceed as outlined. 

11.  Closed Session

12.  Adjournment