Orange County Board of Commissioners
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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
The Board will be introduced to the new ABC General Manager.
The Board will consider a proposed resolution supporting the November 2, 2010 quarter cent sales tax referendum and encouraging Orange County voters to utilize the referendum as an opportunity to broaden and diversify the County tax base.
4. Consent Agenda
The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from August 19, September 2 and 16, 2010 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board.
b. Appointments – None
The Board will consider a change in the fees charged for copies in the Register of Deeds Office.
The Board will consider a proclamation designating November 2010 as “Home Care and Hospice Month” in Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider adopting changes to the Water and Sewer management, Planning, and Boundary Agreement text and map.
The Board will consider amending the existing services agreement for surface water quality monitoring in the Eno River subwatershed to include enterrococci, a new Environmental Protection Agency indicator bacteria and authorize the Manager to sign the amendment.
The Board will consider adopting design standards for the County’s historic designation program, and to approve amendments to the historic preservation ordinance and historic preservation commission rules of procedure to reflect the new design standards fan the creation on the Department of Environment, Agriculture, Parks and Recreation.
The Board will consider the annual agreement between Orange County and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Recourses Division of Forest Resources for protection, development, reforestation, management and improvement of forestlands in Orange County, and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider and approve on second reading an amendment to the Orange County Personnel Ordinance Article IV, Section 9.4 Supplemental Retirement [401(k)] Employer’s Contribution effective January 1, 2011.
The Board will consider one change in the County Commissioners’ regular meeting calendar for year 2010.
The Board will consider approving the preliminary steps necessary to seek Qualified School Construction bond financing for various school construction projects for Chapel Hill – Carrboro City Schools and Orange County Schools.
5. Items Removed From Consent Agenda
6. Public Hearings
The Board will conduct a public hearing and consider authorizing the submission of an application to the N.C. Department of commerce for Small cities Community Development Block Grant Program funds for the FY 2010 Scattered Site Housing Rehabilitation Program in the amount of $400,000.
The Board will conduct a public hearing and consider authorizing the submission of an application to the N.C. Department of Commerce for Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program funds for an Infrastructure Hook-up Program in the amount of $75,000.
7. Regular Agenda
The Board will consider approving a new capital investment plan and funding mechanism for the Chapel Hill – Carrboro City Schools for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011.
The Board will consider a possible interlocal agreement with the Town of Hillsborough regarding property exchanges, Town contributions to park expenses, public safety and other issues regarding Fairview Park.
The Board will consider the concept of creating county water and sewer districts in Orange County.
The Board will consider information on employee benefits and leave and present the County Manager’s recommendations for Employee benefits for the 2011 Calendar Year and authorize the Manager to sign the appropriate documents.
9. County Manager’s Report
10. County Attorney’s Report
The Board will consider making a new appointment to the Orange county Animal Services Advisory Board.
The Board will consider making a new appointment to the Orange County Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board; and to consider designating a member of the ABC Board as its Chair.
The Board will consider making two new appointments to the Chapel Hill board of Adjustment.
The Board will consider making a new appointment to the Chapel Hill Planning Board.
12. Board Comments (Three Minute Time Limit Per Commissioner)
13. Information Items
14. 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.