Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
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

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  

Recognition of Cable TV Committee Volunteers

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 from February 12, 20 and March 1, 2007 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board. 

b.      Appointments

(1)   Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee (ACHCAC) - Reappointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making reappointments to the ACHCAC. 

(2)   Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board - Reappointment APPROVED

The Board will consider making one reappointment to the ABC Board. 

(3)   Arts Commission - Reappointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making reappointments to the Arts Commission. 

(4)   Commission for the Environment - Reappointment APPROVED

The Board will consider making a reappointment to the Commission for the Environment. 

(5)   Historic Preservation Commission - Reappointment APPROVED

The Board will consider making one reappointment to the Historic Preservation Commission. 

(6)   Orange County Board of Adjustment - Reappointment APPROVED

The Board will consider making one reappointment to the Orange County Board of Adjustment. 

(7)   Orange County Planning Board - Reappointment APPROVED

The Board will consider making one reappointment to the Orange County Planning Board. 

(8)   Orange Person Chatham (OPC) Area Programs Board - Reappointment APPROVED

The Board will consider making one reappointment to the OPC Area Programs Board. 

c.       Motor Vehicle Property Tax Release/Refunds APPROVED

The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 65 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes. 

d.      Property Tax Refunds APPROVED

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

e.      Authorization to Contract for Interior Space Planning for New Library APPROVED with CHANGE

The Board will consider authorizing a contract with Phil Barton for space planning of the interior of the new Library facility on Margaret Lane in the amount of $14,000; and authorize the County Manager to sign. 

f.        NC Criminal Justice Partnership Program (CJPP) Continuation Grant Application APPROVED

The Board will consider approving the state grant application for the continuation of program services provided through the NC Criminal Justice Partnership Program (CJPP) for FY 2007-2008 and authorize the Chair to sign contingent upon staff and County Attorney review. 

g.      Renewal of Consolidated Agreement Between Health Department and NC Department of Health and Human Services APPROVED

The Board will consider approving the annual consolidated agreement between the NC Department of Health and Human Services and the Orange County Health Department, which provides State and Federal funds to the Health Department to partially support mandated services and authorize the Chair to sign pending County Attorney review. 

h.     Housing Rehabilitation Contract Awards APPROVED

The Board will consider awarding housing rehabilitation contracts for the Orange County CDBG and HOME Scattered Site Housing Rehabilitation Program. 

i.        Resolution of Approval - Conservation Easement for Stillhouse Creek APPROVED

The Board will consider a resolution to approve the granting of a conservation easement by Orange County to the State of North Carolina for the Stillhouse Creek Restoration Project and authorize the Chair and the Clerk to sign, subject to final review by staff and County Attorney. 

j.        County/Schools Collaboration Work Group Site Land-Banking Letter APPROVED with CHANGES

The Board will consider a proposed letter to be sent to municipalities by Chair Moses Carey and the two School Board Chairs regarding cooperative research in school site land banking and ask the Chair to proceed as necessary. 

k.      First Baptist Church Parking Lot License APPROVED

The Board will consider approving a license with First Baptist Church for use of the lower church parking lot off of West King Street, Hillsborough; and authorize the hair to sign. 

l.       Contract Amendment: Linked Economic Development and Affordable Housing Foundation (LEDAHF) APPROVED with CHANGES

The Board will consider approving a contract with Jeff Thompson through the Linked Economic Development and Affordable Housing Foundation (LEDAHF), for $8,100 per month to provide construction management services to the County; and authorize the Chair to sign. 

m.   Request for Funding - Library Services Task Force Consultant APPROVED

The Board will consider a request for $4,000 to hire a consultant to work with Library Services Task Force 2007 on Service Needs Plan for Orange County Public Libraries. 

n.      Carramore - Preliminary Plan for Public Road APPROVED

The Board will consider approving the Preliminary Plan for Carramore for a Public Road entrance only. 

6.  Resolutions or Proclamations

a.      Sexual Assault Awareness Month APPROVED

The Board will consider a proclamation recognizing April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign. 

b.      Resolution of Approval - Conservation Easement for Latta Dairy Farm APPROVED

The Board will consider a resolution to approve the purchase of and acceptance by Orange County of an agricultural conservation easement for the Milton Latta and Sons Dairy Farm and authorize the Chair and the Clerk to sign, subject to final review by staff and County Attorney. 

7.  Special Presentations

8.  Public Hearings

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

The Board will receive citizen comments concerning the proposed FY 2007 Housing Rehabilitation Program Application and approve a resolution authorizing the submission of the formal application document on or about March 30, 2007 and authorize the Chair to sign.  

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

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

9.  Items for Decision--Regular Agenda

a.      Orange County Transfer Station EUBANKS ROAD SITE APPROVED

The Board will consider information relative to selecting a location for a transfer station within Orange County and to elicit a decision regarding a site or guidance in establishing a site selection process. 

b.      Approval of Inter-local Agreement w/ Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Establishing a Lease Agreement and Agency Agreement for Elementary School #10 APPROVED

The Board will consider approving an inter-local agreement with the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools District that provides for a forty year land lease and designation of the School Board as agent of the Orange County Board of County Commissioners in constructing and equipping Elementary School #10 within mutually approved finances and authorize the Chair to sign. 

c.      Appointments

(1)   Arts Commission - New Appointments APPROVED

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

(2)   Board of Equalization and Review - New Appointments APPROVED

The Board will consider appointments to the Board of Equalization and Review. 

(3)   Mebane Planning Board - New Appointment APPROVED

The Board will consider making one appointment to the Mebane Planning Board. 

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

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

(5)   Orange Person Chatham (OPC) Area Programs Board - New Appointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making a new appointment to the OPC Area Programs Board. 

10.  Reports

a.      Schools Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (SAPFO) - Review of Annual Technical Advisory Committee Report DEFERRED

The Board will receive for review the 2007 Annual Report of the SAPFO Technical Advisory Committee (SAPFOTAC) and refer it to the DAPFO partners for comments before certification in mid-May. 

11.  Closed Session

12.  Adjournment