Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Thursday, March 22, 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 residents of Orange County its respect. The Board asks its residents to conduct themselves in a respectful, courteous manner, both with the Board and with fellow residents.  At any time should any member of the Board or any resident 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 (Limited to One Hour)

(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.)

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

4.  Proclamations/ Resolutions/ Special Presentations

a.      Special Recognition for the Carol Woods Retirement Community

The Board will consider recognizing the Carol Woods Retirement community for its continuing financial contribution to Orange County. 

b.      Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation

The Board will consider a proclamation recognizing April as Sexual Assault Awareness month in Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign. 

c.      Orange County Chief’s Association – “Strategic Plan for the Provision of Emergency Services” Presentation

The Board will receive a presentation on the Orange County Chief’s Association’s “Strategic Plan for the Provision of Emergency Services”, and provide comments as necessary. 

5.  Consent Agenda

·           Removal of Any Items from Consent Agenda

·           Approval of Remaining Consent Agenda

·           Discussion and Approval of the Items Removed from the Consent Agenda

a.      Minutes

The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from February 27, 2012 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board. 

b.      Motor Vehicle Property Tax Release/Refunds

The Board will consider adoption of a release/refund resolution related to 4 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with NCGS. 

c.       Property Tax Releases and/or Refunds

The Board will consider adoption of a resolution to release property values related to seventeen (17) requests for property tax release and/or refund in accordance with North Carolina General Statute 105-381. 

d.      Impact Fee Reimbursement Request

The Board will consider an impact fee reimbursement request from Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, NC, Inc. for $53,312 for seven (7) homes recently constructed in the County. 

e.       Fiscal Year 2011-12 Budget Amendment #7

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

f.       Update the Resolution Adopting a Policy for Mutual Assistance with Other Law Enforcement Agencies

The Board will consider approving a resolution updating the 1985 Resolution Adopting a Policy for Mutual Assistance with Other Law Enforcement Agencies, which allows the Sheriff’s Department to enter into mutual assistance agreements with other law enforcement agencies to provide temporary assistance as needed and authorize the Chair to sign. 

6.  Public Hearings

a.      Review and Adoption of the Master Telecommunication Plan (MTP) Map Modification

The Board will re-convene the February 27, 2012 Quarterly Public Hearing and consider adopting the proposed Master Telecommunication Plan Map modifications. 

7.  Regular Agenda

a.      OPC Local Management Entity (LME) – Transition Management and Retiree Health Insurance Continuation

 

b.      Study/Assessment for Emergency Medical Services and E911 Communications Center

The Board will consider authorizing staff to enter into a contract with Solutions for Local Government, Inc. to develop a multiyear strategic plan for the Emergency Medical Services System and E911 Communications Center, based on a recommendation from the Emergency Services Workgroup and to authorize the Manager to execute the contract. 

c.       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 and 118 N. Churton Street in Hillsborough. 

d.     Orange County Transit Plan – Orange/Durham Transit Cost Share Discussion and Related Issues

 

8.  Reports

9.  County Manager’s Report

10.  County Attorney’s Report

11.  Appointments

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

The Board will consider appointing three directors to the Board of Directors of the 501© (3) nonprofit organization, which will manage, direct and operate the Piedmont Food and Agricultural Processing Center. 

b.      Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee – Appointments

The Board will consider making appointments to the Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee.  

c.       Orange County Arts Commission – Appointments

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

d.      Equalization and Review Board – Appointments

The Board will consider appointments to the Board of Equalization and Review. 

e.       Orange County Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee – Appointments

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

f.       Orange County Parks and Recreation Council – Appointments

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

g.      Orange County Planning Board – Appointments

The Board will consider making appointments to the Orange County Planning Board. 

h.      Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitor’s Bureau – Appointments

The Board will consider making appointments to the Chapel Hill/Orange county Visitor’s Bureau. 

12.  Board Comments (Three Minute Limit Per Commissioner)

13.  Information Items

·        Orange County Earth Fair 2012

14.  Closed Session

“To consider the qualifications, competence, performance, character, fitness, conditions of appointment, or conditions of initial employment of an individual public officer or employee or prospective public officer or employee;” NCGS § 143-318.11(a)(6).

“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.” (Orange County vs. Eno River Parking Deck)

Approval of Closed Session Minutes

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.