Orange County Board of Commissioners
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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.)
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. Triangle Transit Presentation on Plans for Expansion of Bus and Rail Services in the Region PRESENTATION RECEIVED
The Board will consider receiving a presentation from Triangle Transit staff regarding the latest available information on Orange County plans for expansion of bus and rail services in the region.
The Board will consider receiving the tax collector’s annual settlement on current and delinquent taxes, approve the accounting thereof, and upon acceptance of the reports, issue the Orders to Collect for Fiscal Year 2009-2010.
The Board will acknowledge the continued endeavors of the Revenue staff evident by the outstanding collection rates achieved and to consider appointment of Linda Strickland-Jaubert, Valerie Curry, and Bobbie Underwood as Deputy Tax Collectors for a four-year term, effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2013.
4. Consent Agenda
a. Minutes APPROVED
The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from April 7, May 12, 14, 18, 19, 21, 26, 28, June 2, 4, 11 and July 2, 2009 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board.
The Board will consider making one reappointment and reassignment to the Advisory Board on Aging.
(2) Human Relations Commission – Reappointment APPROVED
The Board will consider making one reappointment to the Human Relations Commission.
(3) Solid Waste Advisory Board – Reappointment APPROVED
The Board will consider making one reappointment to the Solid Waste Advisory Board.
The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 39 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes.
The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 79 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes.
The Board will consider authorizing the Interim Manager to sign the Letter of Agreement with artist Cindy Newport for the Temporary Installations Made for the Elements (T.I.M.E.) Public Art Project at Cedar Grove Park upon final review by staff and the County Attorney.
f. Diabetes Self-Management Program Grant Funds APPROVED
The Board will consider accepting grant funds from Kate B. Reynolds Foundation in the amount of $202,532 to implement the Diabetes Self-Management Program in the Health Department for Orange County residents and authorize the Chair to sign the grant ordinance.
g. Land Application of Biosolids Regional Forum 2009 DEFERRED ACTION, FUNDS HELD PENDING FUTURE BOCC WORK SESSION
The Board will consider authorizing redirection of funds in an amount up to $6,000 from conducting a biosolids research project to an educational forum on land application biosolids.
h. Additional Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Funds APPROVED
The Board will consider accepting additional seasonal influenza vaccination funds in the amount of $44,228.37 for the two public school systems and approve the corresponding budget amendment.
The Board will consider approving the agreements between Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools, Orange County Schools and the Health Department for nine school nurses and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider renewing the agreement between the Health Department and the UNC School of Dentistry and UNC Hospitals for dental resident services and authorize the Chair to sign.
k. Report of Previously Approved Settlements APPROVED
The Board will consider receiving a report on the outcomes of previously approved settlements of legal actions or claims.
The Board will consider text modifications to bring the Orange County Message Parlor Ordinance into compliance with North Carolina law.
The Board will consider a report and recommendation acknowledging the contributions of Rebecca B. Wall by recognizing her in a prominent place within the local history area at the new Orange County Main Library.
The Board will consider authorizing the Director of Asset Management and Purchasing Services to exceed the position’s current signature authority to purchase demountable wall partitions and carpeting for phase one renovation of the John M. Link Center.
The Board will consider adoption of a resolution for reimbursement and authorize the invoicing to the North Carolina Department of Transportation for cost associated with paving the drive at the Efland Fire Department Station 2 located at 5800 US Highway 70 in the amount of $20,333 and authorize the Clerk to sign.
The Board will consider adopting a proposed appeals process for a concerned resident to dispute a charge for emergency medical services rendered.
q. Proclamation Regarding Quality Growth Initiative APPROVED
The Board will consider approving a proclamation endorsing and adopting the Reality Check Report Guiding Principles for Quality Growth.
r. Fiscal Year 2009-10 Budget Amendment #1 APPROVED
The Board will consider approving budget, grant and capital project ordinance amendments for fiscal year 2009-10.
The Board will consider two changes in the County Commissioners’ regular meeting calendar for year 2009.
5. Public Hearings
The Board will receive the Planning Board recommendation and consider taking action on a staff initiated Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to Section 7.2.8 Time Limit on Start of Construction of Planned Development of the Zoning Ordinance to modify existing regulations concerning the required timeline on the commencement of construction activities for planned development projects.
The Board will receive the Planning Board recommendation and consider taking action on a staff initiated Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to Section(s) 4.2.8 and 4.2.9 seeking to modify existing development limitations on non-residential development within Nodes.
6. Regular Agenda
a. Jail Medical Services Contract APPROVED with CHANGES
The Board will consider approving a contract for Jail Medical Services with Southern Health Partners, Chattanooga, Tennessee in the amount of $211,250; and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider approving the acceptance of $4,576 from the Friends of the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center to maintain the current evening service hours as existed in the FY 2008-09 by employing non-permanent staff.
c. Divestiture of County Properties APPROVED with CHANGES
The Board will consider setting minimum bid amounts for properties subject to divestiture and approve the Resolution Authorizing the Sealed Bid Sale.
a. Rogers Road Area: Cross-Reference of Town and County Task Force Reports REPORT RECEIVED
The Board will receive a report from staff representing a cross-reference of recommendations contained within the reports from the Town of Chapel Hill Small Area Plan Task Force and related historical background and authorize staff to continue in coordination with Town counterparts relative to next steps.
8. Board Comments (Three Minute Time Limit Per Commissioner)
9. County Manager’s Report
a. Advisory Board on Aging – New Appointment APPROVED
The Board will consider making one new appointment to the Advisory Board on Aging.
b. Board of Health – New Appointments APPROVED
The Board will consider making new appointments to the Board of Health.
11. Information Items
12. Closed Session
A summary of the Board’s actions from this meeting will be available on the County’s website the day after the meeting.
Orange County water supply reservoir water levels
Available information as of 2:00 PM, Wednesday, August 12, 2009
West Fork Reservoir (as last reported 8/12/2009)
OWASA Reservoirs (as last reported 8/11/2009)
· Water level at Cane Creek Reservoir is 2’-5” below full
· Water level at University Lake is 16” below full
· Total remaining water storage capacity is approximately 87.7% (3.13 billion gallons)
· Approximately 353 days of water supply remain with no additional rainfall (at the current 30-day average daily demand [8.85 million gallons per day])
· OWASA’s year-round water conservation requirements are in effect
National Weather Service/NOAA Regional Precipitation data (through 8/11/2009)
(inches above [+] or below [-] normal)
-0.63” since August 1, 2009 -0.77” since August 1, 2009
-5.12” since January 1, 2009 -4.47” since January 1, 2009
The NC Drought Management Advisory Council drought map, last updated August 4, 2009, indicates that all of Orange (and all surrounding counties) County lies within the area of the state characterized as experiencing abnormally dry weather conditions.