Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
7:00 p.m. 
Southern Human Services Center
2501 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill, NC
    

Note: Background Material on all abstracts available in the Clerk’s Office

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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.      Presentation of the North Carolina 2009 Ernest B. Messer Award to Orange County

The Board will receive the North Carolina 2009 Ernest B. Messer Award from Dennis W. Streets, Director of the North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services. 

b.      Resolution Acknowledging February 23, 2010 as Spay Neuter Day USA in Orange County

The Board will consider a resolution officially declaring February 23, 2010, as “Spay Neuter Day USA” in Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign. 

4.  Consent Agenda

a.      Minutes

The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from January 21 and 28, 2010, as submitted by the Clerk to the Board. 

b.      Appointments – None

c.       Motor Vehicle Property Tax Release/Refunds

The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 44 requests fro motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with NCGS. 

d.      Classification and Pay Plan Amendment – Modify Classification

The Board will consider amending the Orange County Classification and Pay Plan to reflect a change in title and revise the salary grade to the Deputy Revenue Director classification. 

e.      Contract Award for Architectural Services, Link Government Services Center Phase II

The Board will consider approval of the Architectural Professional Services contract with Corley, Redfoot, Zack Architects for the Link Government Services Center Phase II and authorize the Chair to sign. 

f.        Contract Amendment for Engineering and Construction Administration Services for Twin Creeks Greenway

The Board will consider approval of the Contract Amendment not to exceed a total of $106,400 for Contract Administration Services with Coulter Jewell Thames, PA for the Twin Creeks Greenway Project as required by North Carolina Department of Transportation as Contract Administrator for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds and authorize the Chair to sign. 

g.      Public Safety Communications Improvements

The Board will consider an allocation up to $112,000 from the Emergency Services Reserve Capital Project to update and improve the Public Safety Communications infrastructure. 

h.      Fiscal Year 2009-10 Budget Amendment #7

The Board will consider approving budget, grant and capital project ordinance amendments for fiscal year 2009-10. 

i.        Addition of Subdivision Roads in Tuscany Ridge Subdivision to the North Carolina Department of Transportation Maintained Road System

The Board will consider making recommendations to the North Carolina Department of Transportation concerning a petition to add subdivision roads in Tuscany Ridge Subdivision to the State Maintained Secondary Road System. 

j.        Addition of Subdivision Roads in Beaver Valley Subdivision to the North Carolina Department of Transportation Maintained Road System

The Board will consider making recommendations to the North Carolina Department of Transportation concerning a petition to add subdivision roads in Beaver Valley Subdivision to the State Maintained Secondary Road System. 

5.  Public Hearings

a.      Zoning Atlas Amendment (Rezoning) – Intersection of NC 54 and White Cross Road (Davis)

The Board will receive the Planning Board recommendation on a rezoning petition submitted by Mr. Vernon Davis to rezone a portion of a 4.7 acre parcel of property located at the intersection of NC 54 and White Cross Road and consider rezoning. 

b.      Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment - Article Nine (9) Signs - Outdoor Advertising

The Board will receive the Planning Board recommendation on a staff initiated zoning text amendment to Article Nine (9) Sign of the Orange County Zoning Ordinance relating to the regulation of outdoor advertising (i.e. billboards) and to make a decision on the proposed text amendment. 

c.       Orange County’s Proposed 2010 Legislative Agenda

The Board will hold a public hearing on Orange County’s potential legislative items for the 2010 North Carolina General Assembly Session and consider potential items for inclusion in the agenda package and priority discussion with Orange County’s  legislative delegation. 

6.  Regular Agenda

a.      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”

The Board will consider 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 Operations in the County of Orange and authorize the Chair to sign. 

b.      Reorganization of Human Rights and Relations Functions Into the Housing and Community Development Department

The Board will consider approving the County Manager’s recommendation to integrate the Office of Human Rights and Relation functions into the Housing and Community Development Department. 

7.  Reports

8.  County Manager’s Report

9.  Board Comments (Three Minute Limit Per Commissioner)

10.  Appointments

a.      Orange-Person-Chatham Area Programs Board – New Appointment

The Board will consider making new appointments to Orange-Person-Chatham Area Programs Board. 

11.  Information Items

        February 2, 2010 BOCC Meeting Follow-up Actions List

12.  Closed Session

13.  Adjournment

 A summary of the Board’s actions from this meeting will be available on the County’s website the day after the meeting.