Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
7:00 p.m. 
Southern Human Services Center
2501 Homestead Rd, 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


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.      Census 2010 Presentation

The Board will receive a presentation on the 2010 Census.   

b.      Comprehensive Annual Financial Report FY 2008-09

Link to Comprehensive Annual Report ending June 2009

The Board will receive the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009. 

4.  Consent Agenda

a.      Minutes

The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes for February 9, 11, 18 and 19, 2010 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board. 

b.      Appointments

(1)   Carrboro Board of Adjustment – Reappointment

The Board will consider making a reappointment to the Carrboro Board of Adjustment. 

(2)   Carrboro Planning Board – Reappointment

The Board will consider making a reappointment to the Carrboro Planning Board. 

c.       Motor Vehicle Property Tax Release/Refunds

The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 48 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds. 

d.      NC Department of Correction Grant Application and CJPP Continuation Agreement

The Board will consider approving the annual grant application for the Criminal Justice Partnership Program from the NC Department of Correction; to authorize the requisite budget amendment; and to approve an agreement with Freedom House Recovery Center for the continuation of local services. 

e.      Lease Renewal – High Rock Solid Waste Convenience Center

The Board will consider the renewal of the lease for the Solid Waste Convenience Center located on High Rock Road and authorize the Chair to sign. 

f.        NC State Firemen’s and Rescue Squad Annual Certification Roster

The Board will consider approving the certification requirements for the life safety branch manager and staff to participate in the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association for the year 2010 and authorize the Chair to sign. 

g.      Second Reading: South Orange Rescue Squad, Inc. Emergency Services  Franchise Ordinance

The Board will consider approving the Second Reading of a Franchise Ordinance to grant a permit to South Orange Rescue Squad, Inc. for an Emergency Medical Basic Life Support and Rescue Services and authorize the Chair to sign. 

h.      Fiscal Year 2009-10 Budget Amendment #8

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

i.        Retirement Incentive Program

The Board will consider approving the offering of an additional Retirement Incentive Program for FY 09-10 to reduce the number of positions in the County. 

j.        Boards/Commissions/Task Forces to be Dissolved

The Board will consider dissolving boards, commissions and/or task forces which are no longer active because their charge has been completed. 

5.  Items Removed From Consent Agenda

6.  Public Hearings

a.      North Carolina Community Transportation Program (CTP) Administrative and Capital Grant Application for FY 2010/2011

The Board will consider conducting an annual public hearing on the North Carolina Community Transportation Program grant application by Orange Public Transportation for FY 2010-2011, and approve the grant application that includes adopting a resolution authorizing the applicant to enter into an agreement with North Carolina Department of Transportation, and authorize the County Attorney to complete the necessary certifications and assurances and authorize the Chair to sign. 

7.  Regular Agenda

a.      Falls Lake Nutrient Management Strategy Consensus Principles

The Board will consider adopting the “Consensus Principles to Guide Falls Lake Nutrient Management Strategy” discussed and adopted by the attendees at the February 9, 2010 Triangle Mayors and Chairs meeting. 

b.      Piedmont Food & Agricultural Processing Center: Inter-local Agreement

The Board will consider approval of the Inter-local Cooperation Agreement governing startup management of the Piedmont Food & Agricultural Processing Center and authorize the Chair to sign. 

8.  Reports

a.      Rogers Road Area Well and Septic Survey and Assessment Report

The Board will receive the results of the assessment of well and septic systems in the Rogers-Eubanks Road area. 

b.      County Health Rankings: Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health Report

The Board will receive the results of the County Health Rankings Report for Orange County. 

c.       Planned Educational Summit on the Land Application of Wastewater Biosolids

The Board will receive information about a regional educational summit being planned by NC State University and partners on the land application of wastewater biosolids and provide feedback. 

d.      2009 Revaluation Report

The Board will receive a report to the BOCC on the 2009 Revaluation results including data on the informal appeal process, the Board of Equalization and Review, Property Tax Commission appeals, and the 2009 sales ratio. 

e.      Library Services Proposal – County Funding Allocations to the Town of Chapel Hill for Library Services

The Board will consider the County Manager’s library services proposal regarding County funding allocations to the Town of Chapel Hill for library services and provide feedback to staff. 

9.  County Manager’s Report

10.  County Attorney’s Report 

11.  Appointments

a.      Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee – New Appointment

The Board will consider making a new appointment to the Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee. 

b.      Equalization and Review Board – New Appointments

The Board will consider appointments to the Board of Equalization and Review. 

c.       Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee – New Appointment

The Board will consider making one new appointment to the Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee. 

12.  Board Comments (Three Minute Limit Per Commissioner)

13.  Information Items

        American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funding Report

        March 2, 2010 BOCC Meeting Follow-up Actions List

14.  Closed Session

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.