Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Thursday, May 6, 2010
7:00 p.m. 
Department of Social Services, Hillsborough Commons
113 Mayo St, 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

4.  Consent Agenda

a.      Minutes

The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from April 6 and 8, 2010 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board. 

b.      Appointments

c.       Property Tax Refunds

The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to two (2) requests fro property tax refund in accordance with N.C. General Statute 105-381. 

d.      Property Tax Releases

The Board will consider adoption of a resolution to release property values related to fifteen (15) requests for property tax release in accordance with N.C. General Statute 105-381. 

e.      Application for Property Tax Exemption/Exclusion

The Board will consider one (1) untimely application for exemption/exclusion from ad valorem taxation for the 2009 tax year. 

f.        National Historic Preservation Month

The Board will consider approving a proclamation designating May as National Historic Preservation Month and authorize the Chair to sign. 

g.      Older Americans Month Proclamation

The Board will consider approving a proclamation and join federal and state governments in designating the month of May as Older Americans Month as a time to honor older individuals for their contributions to society and the Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign. 

h.      Impact Fee Reimbursement Requests

The Board will consider approving an impact fee reimbursement request from Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, NC, Inc. for $6,000 for two new homes and a request from the Community Home Trust for $6,092 for one new home in Carrboro. 

i.        Orange County FY 2010 HOME Program Action Plan

The Board will consider adopting a resolution approving the proposed HOME Program Activities for 2010-2011 and to authorize the Chair to sign; and to authorize the Manager to implement the HOME Program as approved by the BOCC including the ability to execute agreements with partnering non-profit organizations after consultation with the County Attorney.

j.        Orange County Consolidated Housing Plan

The Board will consider adopting a resolution approving the 2010-2015 Consolidated Housing Plan for Orange County, N.C.

k.      Legal Advertisement for Quarterly Public Hearing – May 24, 2010

The Board will consider approving the legal advertisement for items to be presented at the joint Board of County Commissioners / Planning Board Quarterly Public Hearing scheduled for May 24, 2010. 

l.        Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Project C-4932

The Board will consider budgeting $4,055 in Fiscal Year 2010-2011 to provide the required 20% local match for a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grant for capital improvements. 

m.    Orange County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

The Board will consider approving a resolution adopting the Orange County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update as approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 

5.  Items Removed From Consent Agenda

6.  Public Hearings

7.  Regular Agenda

a.      Schools Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance – Approval and Certification of Annual 2010 Report

The Board will consider approving the 2010 Schools Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance Technical Advisory Committee Report and certify portions of the Report. 

b.      Adoption of a Code of Ethics for the County Commissioners and Consideration of Recommending the North Carolina General Assembly Amend or Repeal Portions of Session Law 1987-460

The Board will consider a recommended Code of Ethics to guide the Commissioners in the performance of their duties and to consider recommending the General Assembly amend or repeal portions of Session Law 1987-460. 

8.  Reports

a.      Efland Sewer Rates Report

The Board will consider receiving a report on Efland sewer rates. 

9.  County Manager’s Report

10.  County Attorney’s Report

11.  Appointments

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

13.  Information Items

        Central Efland and Northern Buckhorn Sewer Expansion Project Update

        Utility Discussions with the Cities of Mebane and Durham

        Follow up Regarding Smith Level Road Task Force Recommendations

        April 20, 2010 BOCC Meeting Follow-up Actions List

14.  Closed Session

“To discuss the County’s position and to instruct the County Manager and County Attorney on the negotiating position regarding the terms of a contract to purchase real property,” NCGS 143-318.11(a)(5).

“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.”

Approval of Minutes from Previous Closed Sessions

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.