Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
7:00 p.m. 
Southern Human Services Center
2501 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill, NC
   

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  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.

 

  1.  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.)

 

  1. Petitions by Board Members (Three Minute Limit Per Commissioner)

 

  1. Proclamations/ Resolutions/ Special Presentations

a.      Presentation by the Consul General of Mexico to North Carolina

The Board will receive a special presentation from the Consul General of Mexico, Carlos Flores Vizcarra, in reference to consular services in North Carolina and the consular I.D., the most widely expedited document by the Consulate. 

 

  1.  Consent Agenda

a.      Minutes

The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from August 22, 2011, 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 57 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds, in accordance with NCGS. 

d.      Property Tax Releases and/or Refunds

The Board will consider adoption of a resolution to release property values related to twenty-four (24) requests for property tax release and/or refund in accordance with North Carolina General Statute 105-381. 

e.       Applications for Property Tax Exemption/Exclusion

The Board will consider four (4) untimely applications for exemption/exclusion from ad valorem taxation for the 2011 tax year. 

f.       Property Value Change

The Board will consider approving a value change made in a property value after the 2011 Board of equalization and Review has adjourned. 

g.      National 4-H Week in Orange County Proclamation

The Board will consider approving a proclamation recognizing the week of October 2nd through the 8th , 2011 as National 4-H Week in Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign. 

h.      Bid Award: Hook Lift Truck for Solid Waste

The Board will consider awarding a bid to White’s International Trucks of Greensboro, North Carolina for a Hook Lift Truck at a delivered cost of $177,158 for the Sanitation Division of the Solid Waste Management Department and authorize the Purchasing Agent to effect the purchase award. 

i.        Fiscal Year 2011-12 Budget Amendment #2

The Board will consider approving budget and grant project ordinance amendments for fiscal year 2011-12. 

j.        Emergency Services Station on UNC Campus

The Board will consider approving the location of an Emergency Services emergency medical services (EMS) station on UNC Campus to provide enhanced service delivery to the UNC Campus and Chapel Hill area and authorize the Manager to sign. 

k.      Policy for Charging Efland Sewer Customers with Wells

The Board will consider changing the current policy on monthly billing for Efland sewer residential customers who use wells. 

l.        Conditional Use (CU) Application (Rezoning and Class A Special Use Permit) – Habitat for Humanity – Extension of Public Hearing Adjournment

The Board will consider extending the adjournment of a public hearing on a Conditional Use District application submitted by Habitat for Humanity proposing a 28 single-family residential development (Tinnin Woods) off of Tinnin and School House Roads in Efland. 

m.    Voluntary Agricultural District Designation: Maple View Farm

The Board will consider an application from the Nutter family to certify Maple View Farm as qualifying farmland within the White Cross and Cane Creek/Buckhorn voluntary agricultural districts and authorize the Chair to sign. 

 

  1.  Items Removed From Consent Agenda

 

  1.  Public Hearings

a.      North Carolina Department of Transportation Rural Operating Assistance Program (ROAP) Grant Application for FY 2011/2012, and Approval of Budget Amendment # 2-A

The Board will conduct a public hearing for the North Carolina Department of Transportation Rural Operating Assistance Program (ROAP) grant; to approve the annual FY 2011/12 ROAP grant application and certified statement; and to approve Budget Amendment #2-A and authorize the Chair and County Manager to sign.   

 

  1.  Regular Agenda

a.      Hunting Deer with Dogs: Update and Action Plan

The Board will receive an update on Hunting Deer with Dogs legislation and to provide recommendations and action steps to the Board that can be taken during the upcoming hunting season. 

b.     Interlocal Utility Agreement w/ Durham (Eno EDD Transition Area) – Water & Sewer

The Board will consider approving an Interlocal Agreement between Orange county and the City of Durham for construction and Operation of Water and Sewer Facilities in the Eno Economic Development Area of Orange County and authorize the Manager to sign. 

c.     Resolution Authorizing Application to the Local Government Commission to Issue Up to $17.04 Million in General Obligation Refunding Bonds

 

  1.  Reports

10.  County Manager’s Report

11.   County Attorney’s Report

12.   Appointments

a.      Advisory Board on Aging – Appointments

The Board will consider making appointments to the Advisory Board on Aging. 

b.     Carrboro Northern Transition Area Advisory Committee – Appointment

The Board will consider making an appointment to the Carrboro Northern Transition Area Advisory Committee. 

c.      Historic Preservation Commission – Appointment

The Board will consider making an appointment to the Historic Preservation Commission. 

d.     Orange County Parks and Recreation Council – Appointment

The Board will consider making appointments to the Orange County Parks and Recreation Council. 

 

  1.  Board Comments (Three Minute Limit Per Commissioner)

 

  1.  Information Items

·        September 8, 2011 BOCC Meeting Follow-up Actions List

·        Letter from Chair on Board Petition – Agriculture Support Enterprise Provisions

·        Letter from Chair on Board Petitions – Eno River Capacity Use Agreement and Water Quality Monitoring at County Line

 

  1.  Closed Session

 

  1.   Adjournment

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