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. Affordable Housing Performance Report Report Received
The Board will receive the Annual Affordable Housing Performance Report from the Orange County Affordable Housing Advisory Board.
b. Orange County Arts Grant Recipients Grants Presented
The Board will acknowledge and present checks to local artists and arts organizations receiving the Fall 2009 cycle of Orange County Arts Grants.
The Board will consider an official proclamation recognizing the month of February as “Human Relations Month” in Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign.
4. Consent Agenda
a. Minutes APPROVED
The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes of the November 14 and December 4, 2009 meetings as submitted by the Clerk to the Board.
b. Appointments – None
c. Advertisement of Tax Liens on Real Property APPROVED
The Board will consider an advertisement to report the amount of unpaid taxes for the current year that are liens on real property as required by North Carolina General Statute 105-369 and to establish March 17, 2010 as the date set by the Board for the advertisement.
d. Property Tax Refunds APPROVED
The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to six (6) requests fro property tax refund in accordance with N.C. General Statute 105-381.
e. Property Tax Releases APPROVED
The Board will consider adoption of a resolution to release property values related to twenty-one (21) requests for property tax release in accordance with N.C. General Statute 105-381.
f. Property Value Changes APPROVED
The Board will consider approving value changes made in property values after the 2009 Board of Equalization and Review had adjourned.
The Board will consider twelve (12) untimely applications for exemption/exclusion from ad valorem taxation for the 2009 tax year.
The Board will consider a resolution providing for the appointment of a special board of equalization and review to carry out the statutory responsibilities of ensuring that tax lists and tax records comply with the provisions of the North Carolina Machinery Act.
The Board will consider authorizing the Orange County Arts commission and staff to apply by the March 1, 2010 deadline for annual Designated County Partner (DCP) renewal with the NC Arts Council in order to receive state Grassroots Arts Program funds for Orange County.
The Board will consider an application from the Woods family to certify their farm as qualifying farmland within the Caldwell Voluntary Agricultural District and authorize the Chair to sign the agreement.
k. Consultant Services - Consolidated Housing Plan APPROVED
The Board will consider awarding a contract for consulting services to W. Frank Newton, Inc. for the development of a Consolidated Housing Plan for Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign contingent upon final review and approval of the county Attorney.
The Board will consider providing notice of the Board of County commissioners’ plans to hold a public hearing on February 16, 2010 on potential items for inclusion in Orange County’s legislative agenda package for the 2010 North Carolina General Assembly Session.
The Board will consider the legal advertisement for items to be pres3nted at the joint Board of county commissioners/Planning Board Quarterly Public Hearing scheduled for February 22, 2010.
The Board will consider authorizing the Chair to sign a letter supporting the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s application for funding from both the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as well as from annual federal budgetary appropriations to accelerate the Southeast High Speed Rail corridor south of Washington D.C.
The Board will consider authorize the issuance of additional general obligation refunding bonds in the maximum amount of $7,000,000 to refund public improvements bonds issued in 2004, to amend a previous authorization for the sale of refunding bonds to allow for the refunding of the 2004 bonds and to adjust the schedule for the bond sale, and to take other appropriate action.
The Board will consider approving applications to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to release funds from Orange County’s NC Education Lottery account for Orange County Schools’ projects, and approve the corresponding School capital Project Ordinances and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider exercising the County’s Right of First Refusal to purchase real property owned by the Orange County Board of Education and authorize the Chair to sign the resolution.
5. Public Hearings
a. Orange County Consolidated Housing Plan Hearing Held
The Board will receive comments from the public regarding the housing and non-housing needs to be included in the 2010-2014 Consolidated Housing Plan for Housing and Community Development Programs in Orange County and proposed uses of 2010-2011 HOME funds.
b. Public Hearing for EMS Franchise Hearing Held
The Board will conduct a public hearing on the need for ambulance services.
6. Regular Agenda
a. Second Reading: Amendments to the EMS Franchise Agreement entitled “An Ordinance Regulating Emergency Medical, First Responder and Rescue Service and Granting of Franchise and Contracts to the Operators In the County of Orange” APPROVED
The Board will consider a second reading approving amendments to the EMS Franchise Ordinance entitled, “An Ordinance Regulating Ambulance and Emergency Medical, First Responder and Rescue Services and Granting of Franchise and Contracts to the Operators in the County of Orange,” and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider approving new and updated clinical services fees for the Health Department.
The Board will consider an update on the general status of the Solid Waste Planning Work Group’s development of the three year update to the County-wide solid waste plan, with particular focus on the future role and funding of Solid Waste Convenience Centers and associated unincorporated County matters.
d. Orange County Comprehensive Transportation Plan Update – Options APPROVED with CHANGES
The Board will consider continuing or discontinuing development of the Comprehensive Transportation Plan.
e. Resolution Approving a No Fault Privately-Owned Well Repair Concept and Authorizing the Development and Implementation of a No Fault Privately-Owned Well Repair Policy for Properties Near the Orange County Landfill APPROVED
The Board will consider a resolution approving a no fault privately-owned well repair concept and authorizing staff to proceed with the development and implementation of a no fault privately-owned well repair policy for properties near the Orange County Landfill and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider a report of a three-year comparison of the operational efficiencies of Orange Public Transportation.
b. Efland Sewer System Report Received
The Board will receive a history of events regarding the creation of the Efland Sewer System and special events thereafter.
8. County Manager’s Report
9. Board Comments (Three Minute Time Limit Per Commissioner)
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.