Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Thursday, May 3, 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

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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.  Proclamations/Resolutions/Special Presentations

a.         National Tourism Week Proclamation  APPROVED

The Board will consider proclaiming the week of May 12 through 20, 2007 as National Tourism Week in Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign the proclamation.   

b.         EMS Week Proclamation APPROVED

The Board will consider proclaiming the week of May 20 through 26, 2007 as Emergency Medical Services Week in Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign the proclamation. 

c.         Older Americans Month Proclamation APPROVED

The Board will consider designating the month of May as Older Americans Month, joining federal and state governments to honor older residents for their contributions to society and to Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign the proclamation. 

d.         Presentation of the Orange County Master Aging Plan: 2007-2011 INFORMATION RECEIVED

The Board will receive the completed Orange County Master Aging Plan (MAP) update covering the period 2007-2011 for future adoption and consider adoption of the plan at a future BOCC meeting. 

4.  Consent Agenda

a.      Minutes APPROVED

The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from March 27 and 29, 2007 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board. 

b.      Appointments

(1)   Carrboro Planning Board - Reappointment APPROVED

The Board will consider one reappointment to the Carrboro Planning Board. 

(2)   Human Relations Commission - Reappointments APPROVED

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

(3)   Orange County Planning Board - Reappointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making reappointments to the Orange County Planning Board. 

(4)   Recreation and Parks Advisory Council - Reappointments APPROVED

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

(5)   Commission for Women - Reappointments APPROVED

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

c.       Cost Allocation Plan Contract APPROVED

The Board will consider a contract for the preparation of the County's 2006 Cost Allocation Plan with Tim McKinnie & Associates, Inc. and authorize the Chair to sign. 

d.      2007 Audit Contract APPROVED

The Board will consider awarding a contract for the provision of audit services for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007 to McGladrey & Pullen and authorize the Chair to sign. 

e.      Consolidated Housing Plan Annual Update/HOME Program APPROVED

The Board will consider adopting resolutions approving the 2007 Consolidated Housing Plan Annual Update and the proposed HOME Program Activities for 2007-2008 and to authorize the Manager to implement the HOME Program as approved by the BOCC including the ability to execute agreements with partnering non-profit organizations after consultation with the county Attorney. 

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

The Board will consider applying for a grant from the Sate Emergency Management Agency to help support the County emergency management program. 

g.      Approval of Capital Funding Request for C.W. Stanford Middle School APPROVED

The Board will consider approving a capital funding request from Orange County Schools to replace air handlers at C. W. Stanford Middle School and corresponding capital project ordinance. 

5.  Public Hearings

a.      Public Hearing and Final Resolution for Alternative Financing APPROVED

The Board will conduct a public hearing and consider adopting a resolution that provides for final approval of installment financing for School and County capital projects. 

6.  Regular Agenda

a.      Legal Advertisement for Quarterly Public Hearing - May 21, 2007 APPROVED with CHANGES

The Board will consider the legal advertisement for items to be presented at the Board of County Commissioners/Planning Board Quarterly Public Hearing scheduled for May 21, 2007. 

b.      2007 Affirmative Action Program and Report APPROVED

The Board will consider adopting a revised Affirmative Action Program and receive the Affirmative Action Program Report for the period ending December 31, 2006; authorize the Manager to update the Affirmative Action Program Report as necessary: and authorize the Chair to sign the letter transmitting the Affirmative Action Program. 

c.      Creation of Historic Rogers Road Community Enhancement Plan Development and Monitoring Task Force and Appointment of Members APPROVED

The Board will consider approving the creation of a Historic Rogers Road Community Enhancement Plan Development and Monitoring Task Force based on an initial proposal by BOCC Chair Moses Carey, Jr. and amended based on Board discussion at the April 24, 2007 regular meeting; to discuss as necessary a map defining the Historic Rogers Road community; and to appoint members of the Task Force. 

7.  Reports

8.  Board Comments

9.  County Manager's Report

10.  Appointments

a.      Orange County Board of Adjustment - New Appointment APPROVED

The Board will consider one appointment to the Orange county Board of Adjustment. 

b.      Orange County Arts Commission - New Appointment APPROVED

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

c.      Chapel Hill Planning Board - New Appointment APPROVED

The Board will consider making one new appointment to the Chapel Hill Planning Board. 

d.      Historic Preservation Commission - New Appointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making appointments to the Historic Preservation Commission. 

11.  Information Items

        Memo from Human Rights and Relations Interim Director to the County Manager Regarding Cedar Ridge High School Discrimination Matter  INFORMATION RECEIVED

        Memo from Human Rights and Relations Interim Director to the County Manager Regarding Hillsborough and Central Elementary Schools Employment Discrimination Matter   Follow-up Response from Staff   INFORMATION RECEIVED 

12.  Closed Session

13.  Adjournment