ORANGE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

ORANGE COUNTY PLANNING BOARD

 

QUARTERLY PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA

November 23, 2009

7:30 P.M.

Central Orange Senior Center

103 Meadowlands Drive

(Adjacent to the Triangle Sportsplex)

Hillsborough, North Carolina

 

NOTE: Information is available in the Planning Department or the Clerk’s Office

 

 

NOTICE TO PEOPLE WITH IMPAIRED HEARING: Audio amplification equipment is available on request.  If you need this assistance, please call the County Clerk’s Office at 732-8181 or 967-9251.

 

A.     OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR

B.    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 member 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.

 

C.    PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS

 

  1. Rezoning – Intersection of NC 54 and White Cross Road:  To receive public comments on a proposed rezoning of a parcel of property at the intersection of NC 54 and White Cross Road (TMBL 6.30..7M / PIN 9749-40-0293) from Agricultural Residential (AR) to Neighborhood Commercial Two (NC-2).

 

  1. Sign Ordinance Amendments – Outdoor Advertising Signs (Billboards):  To receive public comments on a proposed text amendment to Article Nine (9) Signs of the Zoning Ordinance to develop language outlining the County’s limitations on the regulation of outdoor advertising signs (i.e. billboards).

 

3.      Telecommunication Wireless Support Structures (Telco Towers):  To receive public comments on the proposal by the County to use certain County properties as potential sites for Telco Towers.  The process to enroll these sites as part of the zoning code’s Master Telecommunications Plan (MTP) does not require a formal public hearing.  However, since possible future tower development to serve the needs of public safety, information technology, and economic development on behalf of citizens and businesses, Orange County is bringing this provision forward for public discussion.

 

 

D.    ADJOURNMENT OF PUBLIC HEARING

 

E.     NON-PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS

 

1.      State of the 2030 Comprehensive Plan:  November 18th is the first anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Comprehensive Plan.  Consistent with Plan recommendations for monitoring and evaluation, staff is providing a status report to the BOCC.  Status reports are to occur every other year beginning one-year after Plan adoption.

 

2.      Census 2010 Complete Count Committee (CCC) Update:  Staff will provide a brief update on the activities of the Committee, formed to help build awareness about the census, why it is important, and encourage participation.