Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
7:00 p.m. 
Southern Human Services Center
2501 Homestead Road, 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

 

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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)

 

  1.  Proclamations/ Resolutions/ Special Presentations

a.      Consideration of Resolution Supporting an Amendment to the United States Constitution to Clarify that Corporations are Not People and Money is Not Speech

The Board will consider adopting a Resolution to Amend the United States Constitution to Clarify that Corporations are Not People and Money is Not Speech and authorize the Chair to sign. 

  1.  Consent Agenda

a.      Minutes

The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from December 8, 2011 and January 26, 2012 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board. 

b.      Appointments – None

c.       Motor Vehicle Property Tax Release/Refunds

The Board will consider adopting a release/refund resolution related to 35 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with NCGS. 

d.      Property Tax Releases and/or Refunds

The Board will consider adopting a resolution to release property values related to eighteen (18) requests for property tax release and/or refund in accordance with North Carolina General Statute 105-381. 

e.       Adjusting the Limits on the County Manager’s Contracting Authority and Ratifying a Manager Approved Grant Agreement

The Board will consider adjusting the Manager’s contracting authority as discussed at the January 31, 2012 Board work session. 

f.       Modification to By-laws of the Piedmont Food and Agricultural Processing Center

The Board will consider modifying the number of directors appointed to the Piedmont Food and Agricultural Processing Center (PFAP) nonprofit through the by-laws adopted by the Board in December 2011. 

g.      Proposed Memorandum of Understanding for Caswell, Person and Orange Counties for Future Library Services

The Board will consider approving a proposed Memorandum of Understanding between Caswell, Person and Orange counties to continue selective library services of the Hyconeechee Regional Library system after dissolution on July1, 2012 and authorize the Chair to sign. 

h.      Fiscal Year 2011-12 Budget Amendment #6

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

i.        Legal Advertisement for Joint Planning Area (JPA) Public Hearing – March 29, 2012

The Board will consider approving the legal advertisement for items to be presented at the Joint Planning Area (JPA) Public Hearing scheduled for March 29, 2012. 

j.        Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) Text Amendment – Industrial Definitions

The Board will consider approving a text amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) in regards to definitions of Industrial uses. 

  1.  Items Removed From Consent Agenda

 

  1.  Public Hearings

a.      Conditional Use Rezoning and Class A Special Use Permit – Carolina Friends School

The Board will receive the Planning Board recommendation, close the public hearing, and make a decision on the conditional Use (CU) and Class A Special Use Permit (SUP) application(s) proposing the expansion of the Carolina Friends School. 

  1.  Regular Agenda

a.      Adoption of the Final Bond Resolution Authorizing the Issuance of Limited Obligation Bonds to Finance Chapel Hill – Carrboro City Schools Elementary #11, Other County Capital Projects and Refinancing of Existing Obligations

The Board will consider adopting the final bond resolution authorizing the issue of Limited Obligation Bonds in the maximum amount of $75 million for the financing of Elementary School #11 for Chapel Hill – Carrboro City Schools, for other County capital projects and to refinance existing obligations. 

b.      Orange County Landfill Closure Date

The Board will consider making a formal decision regarding the specific date the Orange County Municipal Solid Waste Landfill will cease accepting waste and initiate permanent regulatory closure procedures. 

c.       Direction for a New Solid Waste Interlocal Agreement and Transfer Station

The Board will review and discuss a new Solid Waste Interlocal Agreement and a Transfer Station Site based on the Solid Waste / Rogers Road joint work session on January 26, 2012. 

d.      Direction for Historic Rogers Road Community Improvements

The Board will consider requests from the Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood Association (RENA) and discuss issues from the Solid Waste / Rogers Road joint work session on January 26, 2012, including the possible creation of a Historic Rogers Road Task Force.  . 

e.       Modify the Urban Curbside Single Stream Recycling Collection Schedule

The Board will consider a proposal to modify the previously authorized Urban Curbside Single Stream Recycling Collection implementation scheduled for July 2012. 

f.       Follow up: General Policy for Board of County Commissioners Advisory Boards

The Board will consider the final draft of the Board – approved General Advisory Board Policy and authorize the Chair to sign. 

  1.  Reports

a.      NC 54/I-40 Corridor Study

The Board will receive a presentation from Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization staff (Leta Huntsinger) on the NC54/I-40 Corridor Study. 

10.  County Manager’s Report

11.  County Attorney’s Report

12.  Appointments

a.      Recommendations for the Board of Directors of the Piedmont Food and Agricultural Processing Center

The Board will consider appointing three directors to the Board of Directors of the Piedmont Food and Agricultural Procession Center. 

b.     Orange County Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee – Appointments

The Board will consider making appointments to the Orange county Nursing Home community Advisory Committee. 

c.      Animal Services Advisory Board – Appointment

The Board will consider making an appointment to the Animal Services Advisory Board. 

13.  Board Comments (Three Minute Limit Per Commissioner)

14.  Information Items

·        February 7, 2012 BOCC Meeting Follow-up Actions List

·        Update on Whitted Human Services Center

·         Update on Comprehensive Parks & Recreation Master Plan

·         Letter from Board Chair Regarding BOCC Meeting Follow-up Actions Lists

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.