Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Thursday, December 11, 2008
7:30 p.m. 
Southern Human Services Center
2501 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill, NC

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Any items scheduled for the 6:30 p.m. Reconvened Meeting that were not addressed due to time constraints will be discussed during this Regular Meeting.


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

(We would appreciate you signing the pad ahead of time so that you are not overlooked.)

  1. Matters not on the Printed Agenda
  2. 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

4.  Consent Agenda

5.  Public Hearings

6.  Regular Agenda

a.      Efland Sewer Rate Schedule Change APPROVED with CHANGES

The Board will consider amending the Efland Sewer System Ordinance with a new rate schedule that generates enough rate payer revenue to sustain the system without General Fund subsidy. 

b.      Lucas Farm at New Hope - Preliminary Plan APPROVED

The Board will consider reviewing and acting upon the Preliminary Plan for Lucas Farm at New Hope application. 

c.       Approval of FY 2009-19 Orange County, Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools and Orange County Schools Capital Investment Plan (CIP) To be brought back at a latter date

The Board will consider approving the FY 2009-19 recommended County, Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools and Orange County Schools Capital Investment Plan. 

d.      Educational Facilities Impact Fee Ordinance  APPROVED with CHANGES

The Board will consider making a decision regarding an amendment to the Educational Facilities Impact Fee Ordinance to adopt updated impact fee levels effective January 1, 2009 and provide for incremental increases until 2013; to accept the student generated rate calculated in the TischlerBise, Inc. reports; and to direct staff to begin the process outlined in the Schools Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (ASPFO) to update the student generation rates used in SAPFO. 

e.      Site Selection Approval – Orange County Transfer Station APPROVED TWO SITES TO MOVE FORWARD

Orange County Transfer Station Site Selection Status Report - December 2008

The Board will consider a technical report, including options, and recommendations to enable the BOCC to approve a site for a Solid Waste Transfer Station in Orange County. 

f.        West Ten Fund-Raising Contract APPROVED

The Board will consider approval of a contractual arrangement with a professional fundraiser to market the West Ten Soccer Center to potential financial partners and authorize the Manager to sign pending review by the County Attorney.  

7.  Reports

a.      Information Technology Strategic Plan DEFERRED

The Board will receive an update on the work of the Information Technologies Advisory Committee with the latest approved version of the Information Technologies Strategic Plan and to consider providing feedback on the evolution of the document. 

b.      Public Relations and Evaluation Plans for Tethering Ordinance DEFERRED

The Board will receive the public relations plan and evaluation process for the recently adopted amendment that will restrict the tethering of dogs in Orange County. 

8.  Board Comments (Three Minute Limit Per Commissioner)

9.  County Manager’s Report

10.  Appointments

a.      Affordable Housing Advisory Board – New Appointment DEFERRED

The Board will consider making a new appointment to the Affordable Housing Advisory Board. 

b.      Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau – New Appointment DEFERRED

The Board will consider making a new appointment to the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau. 

c.       Commission for the Environment – New Appointments & Reassignments DEFERRED

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

d.      Historic Preservation Commission – New Appointment DEFERRED

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

e.      Hillsborough Area Rail Station Task Force Appointment DEFERRED

The Board will consider making an appointment to the Rail Station Task Force. 

f.        Orange County Planning Board – New Appointments DEFERRED

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

11.  Information Items

12.  Closed Session

13.  Adjournment