Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
7:00 p.m. 
Department of Social Services (Hillsborough Commons)
113 Mayo Street, Hillsborough, 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


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.      Women’s History Month Proclamation APPROVED

The Board will consider a proclamation recognizing March 2010 as Women’s History 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 from February 2 and 9, 2010 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board. 

b.      Appointments – None

c.       Property Tax Refund APPROVED

The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to one (1) request fro property tax refund in accordance with N.C. General Statute 105-381. 

d.      Property Tax Releases APPROVED

The Board will consider adoption of a resolution to release property values related to sixteen (16) requests for property tax release in accordance with N.C. General Statute 105-381. 

e.      Applications for Property Tax Exclusions/Exemption APPROVED

The Board will consider two (2) untimely applications for exemption/exclusion from ad valorem taxation for the 2009 tax year. 

f.        Recognition of Florence G. Soltys within the New Central Orange Senior Center APPROVED

The Board will receive a recommendation letter from the Orange County Advisory Board on Aging acknowledging the contribution of Florence G. Soltys and consider recognizing her in a prominent place in the adult day health program wing of the new Central Orange Senior Center at the Hillsborough SportsPlex campus. 

g.      Letter Supporting Continued Federal Funding for Southeast High Speed Rail APPROVED

The Board will consider authorizing the Chair to sign a letter supporting continued Federal funding through annual budgetary appropriations to accelerate the Southeast High Speed Rail corridor south of Washington, D.C. 

h.      Eurosport Soccer Center Master Plan Revision and Additional Parking  APPROVED

The Board will consider a potential revision to the approved Master Plan for the Eurosport Soccer Center and authorize construction of the expanded Phase 2 parking lot using existing capital funds. 

i.        Schools Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (SAPFO) – Receipt and Transmittal of 2010 Annual Technical Advisory Committee Report APPROVED

The Board will receive the 2010 Annual Report of the SAPFO Technical Advisory Committee and consider transmitting it to the SAPFO partners for comments before certification in May. 

j.        USDA Rural Utilities Service Broadband Initiatives Program for Rural Broadband Service Extension APPROVED with CHANGES

The Board will consider authorizing the County to apply for federal American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus funds through the USDA Rural Utilities Services (RUS) Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP) to fund the extension of broadband service into the un-served, rural portions of Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign the MOU following completion of the staff’s work to finalize the document. 

k.      Contract Award for Surface Water Quality Monitoring – Eno River APPROVED

The Board will consider awarding a contract with Desper Geosciences Consulting & Education, LLC in the amount of $64,336 for surface water quality monitoring in the Eno River subwatershed and authorize the Chair to sign. 

l.        Contract Award for Professional Services Related to the Orange County Unified Development Ordinance APPROVED

The Board will consider approval of the Professional Services Contract with Clarion Associates for $30,000 to assist in the development of a Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) and authorize the Chair to sign. 

m.    Declaring Four Pieces of Landfill Equipment Surplus APPROVED

The Board will consider declaring four pieces of heavy equipment as surplus property and authorize the AMPS Director to effect the sale of the items through GovDeals. 

5.  Items Removed From Consent Agenda

6.  Public Hearings

7.  Regular Agenda

a.      First Reading: South Orange Rescue Squad, Inc. Emergency Services  Franchise Ordinance APPROVED

The Board will consider approving the First Reading of a Franchise Ordinance to grant a permit to South Orange Rescue Squad, Inc. for Emergency Medical and Rescue Services. 

8.  Reports

a.      Acceptance of the County Master Aging Annual Report for 2009 and 2010 Priorities PLAN ACCEPTED

The Board will consider accepting the Orange County Master Aging Plan Annual Progress Report for 2009 and approve the priorities for 2010. 

9.  County Manager’s Report

10.  County Attorney’s Report

11.  Appointments

12.  Board Comments (Three Minute Time Limit Per Commissioner)

13.  Information Items

        February 16, 2010 BOCC Meeting Follow-up Actions List

14.  Closed Session

“To consider the qualifications, competence, performance, character, fitness, conditions of appointment, or conditions of initial employment of an individual public officer or employee or prospective public officer or employee;” NCGS 143-318.11(a)(6).

“Pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11(a)(3) "to consult with an attorney retained by the Board in order to preserve the attorney-client privilege between the attorney and the Board.”

List of Closed Sessions Approved:

February 18, 1999

April 21, 1999

May 13, 1999

May 18, 1999

June 1, 1999

June 21, 1999

June 30, 1999

September 30, 1999

October 13, 1999

November 9, 1999

November 22, 1999

December 7, 1999

15.  Adjournment

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