Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
7:00 p.m. 
Southern Human Services Center
2501 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill, NC
   

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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

 

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 (THREE MINUTE LIMIT PER SPEAKER – Written comments may be submitted to the Clerk to the Board.)

Petitions/Resolutions/Proclamations and other similar requests submitted by the public will not be acted upon by the Board of Commissioners at the time presented.  All such requests will be referred for Chair/Vice Chair/Manager review and for recommendations to the full Board at a later date regarding a) consideration of the request at a future regular Board meeting; or b) receipt of the request as information only.  Submittal of information to the Board or receipt of information by the Board does not constitute approval, endorsement, or consent.

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)

·            Follow-up on Request for Staff to Provide List of Reports

  1.  Proclamations/ Resolutions/ Special Presentations

 

  1.  Consent Agenda

a.      Minutes

The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from September 8 and 15, 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 release or refund resolution related to 14 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with NCGS. 

d.      Property Tax Release and/or Refund

The Board will consider adoption of a resolution to release property values related to one (1) request for property tax release and/or refund in accordance with North Carolina General Statute 105-381. 

e.       Fiscal Year 2011-12 Budget Amendment #3

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

f.       Intergovernmental Agreements

The Board will consider approving various intergovernmental agreements and authorize the Manager to sign. 

g.      Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Atlas Amendment Outline and Schedule for Upcoming Item

The Board will consider and approve process components and schedule for a Planning Director initiated item for the November 21, 2011 quarterly public hearing. 

h.      Report on Floodplain Management Planning Activities Within the County

The Board will consider receiving an update on the completion of an annual report to the Community Rating Service (CRS) regarding the County’s Floodplain Management program and to acknowledge that this report has been submitted for action by CRS and is available for public review. 

i.        Revisions to the Efland Sewer Acreage-based Connection Fee

The Board will consider changing the connection fee charged to new customers who connect to the Efland sewer system. 

j.        Adoption of a Resolution for the Sale and a Final Bond Order Authorizing General Obligation Refunding Bonds in the Maximum Amount of $47,000,000 to Refund Public Improvement Bonds Issued in 2004 and 2005 and Adoption of a Resolution Regarding Publication of Bond Order

The Board will consider adopting a Resolution for the Sale and Final bond Order Authorizing General Obligation Refunding Bonds in the Maximum Amount of $47,000,000 to Refund Public Improvement Bonds Issued in 2004 and 2005 and to adopt a Resolution Regarding Publication of bond Order and authorize the Chair, Manager and Clerk to sign. 

k.      Board of Commissioners Meeting Calendar for Year 2012

The Board will consider final approval of the regular meeting schedule for the Board of county Commissioners for calendar year 2012. 

  1.  Items Removed From Consent Agenda

 

  1.  Public Hearings

a.      North Carolina Tomorrow Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Orange County as Part of the Seven County Triangle J Council of Governments

The Board will conduct a public hearing to allow residents to opportunity to express views and proposals prior to the submission of a Community Development Block Grant Grant Application through the NC Department of Commerce. 

b.      Orange – Alamance Boundary Line ‘9%’ Adjustment Action

The Board will address the Orange-Alamance boundary line 9% solution and consider a recommendation for the 9% resolution of boundary location. 

c.      Unified Development Ordinance Text Amendment – Separate the Kennels/Riding Stables Land Use Category in Permitted Use Table and Standards Article

The Board will receive the Planning board recommendation, close the public hearing, and consider a decision on a Planning Director initiated Unified Development Ordinance text amendment splitting the existing Kennels (Class II) Riding Stables land use category. 

d.     Unified Development Ordinance Text Amendment – Article 10 (Definitions)

The Board will receive the Planning Board recommendation, close the public hearing and consider a decision on a Planning Director initiated text amendment to Article 10 of the Unified Development Ordinance regarding the definition of “Commercial-Industrial Transition Activity Node Land.” 

e.      Unified Development Ordinance Text Amendment – Section 2.5.3 Site Plan Specifications

The Board will receive the Planning Board recommendation, close the public hearing and consider a decision on a Planning Director initiated  Unified Development Ordinance text amendment requiring site plans to demonstrate compliance with County adopted access management and connectivity plans. 

  1.  Regular Agenda

a.      Property Divestiture: 112 and 118 N. Churton Street , Hillsborough

The Board will consider divestiture options regarding two surplus properties owned by Orange County at 112 N. Churton Street (Clerk of Court Annex) and 118 N. Churton Street (Graham Building) in Hillsborough. 

b.      Orange County Comprehensive Transportation Plan

The Board will receive a presentation from North Carolina Department of Transportation staff and provide Board input prior to a public hearing on the draft Comprehensive Transportation Plan. 

  1.  Reports

10.  County Manager’s Report

11.  County Attorney’s Report

12.  Appointments

a.      Carrboro Northern Transition Area Advisory Committee – Appointment

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

b.      Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Commission – Appointment

The Board will consider making an appointment to the Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Commission. 

c.       Chapel Hill Planning Board – Appointment

The Board will consider making an appointment to the Chapel Hill Planning Board. 

d.      Orange County Arts Commission – Appointment

The Board will consider making an appointment to the Orange County Arts Commission. 

e.       Orange County Housing Authority Board – Appointment

The Board will consider making an appointment to the Orange County Housing Authority Board. 

f.       Orange County Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee – Appointment

The Board will consider making an appointment to the Orange County Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee. 

g.      Orange Unified Transportation Board – Appointment

The Board will consider making an appointment to the Orange Unified Transportation Board. 

13.  Board Comments (Three Minute Limit Per Commissioner)

14.  Information Items

·        October 4, 2011 BOCC Meeting Follow-up Actions List

15.  Closed Session

16.  Adjournment

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