Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Thursday, March 6, 2008
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.  

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.         Resolution to Name the New Central Orange Senior Center for Mariah Ann McPherson  DEFERRED

The Board will consider a resolution to name the new Central Orange Senior Center for Mariah Ann McPherson. 

b.         North Carolina Governor's Awards and Orange County Key Volunteer Recognition APPROVED

The Board will consider recognizing the North Carolina Governor's Award / Key Volunteers. 

c.         Final Report Human Services Issues Forum 2007 - "Domestic Violence Hurts the Whole Community" APPROVED

Supplemental material: HSAC Annual Forum Report 2007

The Board will receive the Final Report on the proceedings of the Human Services Issues Forum held on September 12, 2007 by the Human Services Advisory Commission (HSAC). 

4.  Consent Agenda

a.      Minutes APPROVED

The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes for January 29, (5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) and February 7, 2008 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board. 

b.      Appointments - None

c.       Comprehensive Plan Update - Staff/Consultant Report APPROVED

The Board will receive a report on the status of the Comprehensive Plan Update.

d.      Renewal Agreement 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. 

e.      Agreement with Trans-Verse Inc. for Public Health Emergency Preparedness Activities APPROVED

The Board will consider approving an agreement with Trans-Verse, Inc. for Public health emergency preparedness activities and authorize the Chair to sign. 

f.        Restaurant Inspection Field Software APPROVED

The Board will consider approval of a software purchase for Environmental Health and authorize the Chair to sign subject to final review and approval of the County Attorney. 

g.      Changes to Orange County Organizational Structure APPROVED

The Board will consider approving the County Manager's recommendations regarding changes to Orange County Government's organizational structure and/or department titles. 

h.      Ratify the Submission of Joint Application for Funding an Experimental Chapel Hill/Carrboro Cross Town Senior Shuttle APPROVED

The Board will consider ratifying staff's submission of a joint funding application for a Chapel Hill/ Carrboro Cross Town Senior Shuttle in cooperation with the Chapel Hill Transit and Orange Public Transportation.  

i.        Dedication of Water and Sewer Utilities Serving the Seymour Center to OWASA APPROVED

The Board will consider approving a dedication of water and sewer lines built to service the Seymour Senior Center to the Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA), and authorize the Chair to sign. 

5.  Public Hearings

6.  Regular Agenda

a.      Potential Uses of Land Transfer Tax Proceeds To Be Brought Back with Changes

The Board will consider options for the use of proceeds from a .4% land transfer tax, if approved by voters on the May 6, 2008 ballot, and subsequently implemented by the Orange County Board of Commissioners. 

b.      Local Revenue Options Education Effort APPROVED an Option

Additional Materials

The Board will discuss alternative approaches, and prospective budgets fro those alternatives, regarding the County's planned effort to educate voters about the purposes for and implications of the land transfer tax measure that the Orange County Commissioners have placed on the May 6, 2008 ballot. 

c.       DSS/Health Department Space Options APPROVED

The Board will consider approving an option to address long-term space needs in Central/Northern Orange County for the Department of Social Services (DSS) and Health Department. 

7.  Reports

a.      Solid Waste Planning Work Group - Recyclables Processing Recommendation APPROVED

The Board will receive a recommendation by the Solid Waste Planning Work Group from its November 28, 2007 meeting regarding recyclables processing and provide guidance to staff as necessary. 

8.  Board Comments (Three Minute Limit Per Commissioner)

9.  County Manager's Report

10.  Appointments

a.     Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee - New Appointment APPROVED

The Board will consider making a new appointment to the Adult Care Home community Advisory Committee. 

b.      Agricultural Preservation Board - New Appointment APPROVED

The Board will consider making a new appointment to the Agricultural Preservation Board. 

c.       Orange County Planning Board - New Appointment APPROVED

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

d.      Commission For Women - New Appointments APPROVED

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

e.      Hillsborough Board of Adjustment - New Appointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making new appointments to the Hillsborough Board of Adjustment. 

f.        Local Revenue Options Education Advisory Committee APPROVED

The Board will consider making appointments to the Local Revenue Options Education Advisory Committee. 

g.      Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee - New Appointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making new appointments to the Nursing Home community Advisory Committee. 

h.      Transportation Services Board - New Appointments APPROVED

The Board will consider making new appointments to the Transportation Services Board. 

i.       Economic Development Commission - New Appointment APPROVED

The Board will consider making one new appointment to the Economic Development Commission. 

11.  Information Items

        Nutrition Month Activities

        Status Report on Landfill Gas Recovery Feasibility Study

12.  Closed Session

"Pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11(a)(3) "to consult with an attorney retained by the Board in order to preserve the attorney-client privilege between the attorney and the Board."

"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).

13.  Adjournment