Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
7:00 p.m. 
Department of Social Services, Hillsborough Commons
113 Mayo Street, Hillsborough, NC

Note: Background Material on all abstracts available in the Clerk’s Office

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1.         Additions or Changes to the Agenda



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

5.         Consent Agenda

a.      Minutes APPROVED

The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes as submitted by the Clerk to the board as follows: February 14, 2012.

b.      Motor Vehicle Property Tax Release/Refunds APPROVED

The Board will consider adoption of a release/refund resolution related to 32 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds.

c.       Property Tax Releases and/or Refunds APPROVED

The Board will consider adoption of a resolution to release property values related to thirty five (35) requests for property tax release and/or refund.

d.      Fair Housing Month APPROVED

The Board will consider approving a proclamation designating April 2012 as Fair Housing Month.

e.       Requests for Road Additions to the State Maintained Secondary Road System APPROVED

The Board will consider making a recommendation to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) concerning petitions to add sub-division road(s) in Fox Hill Farm- Central Subdivision (Farm Gate Drive and Lee Fox Lane) and Tanglewood Acres (E. Benton Drive) to the State Maintained Secondary Road System

f.       Changes in BOCC Regular Meeting Schedule for 2012 APPROVED

      The Board will consider approving three changes to the County Commissioners’ regular meeting calendar for 2012.

6.         Public Hearings

a.      Orange County Transit Plan Public Outreach APPROVED with CHANGES

The Board will consider receiving public comments on the Orange County Transit Plan (OCTP) prior to the Board’s adoption of the draft plan tentatively scheduled for May 1, 2012.

b.      Orange County’s Proposed 2012 Legislative Agenda APPROVED with CHANGES

The Board will consider receiving public comments on their Proposed 2012 Legislative Agenda.

7.         Regular Agenda

a.      Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization Boundary Amendment Options POSTPONED

The Board will consider providing feedback to staff on amendment options to the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization boundary in the vicinity of the City of Mebane.

b.     Comprehensive Plan and Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) Text Amendment Schedule for August 2012 Joint Quarterly Public Hearing – Solar Arrays APPROVED

The Board will consider approving the process components and schedule for a Planning Director initiated Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) text amendment for the August 27, 2012 Quarterly Public Hearing regarding solar arrays.

8.         Reports

9.         County Manager’s Report

10.       County Attorney’s Report

11.       Appointments

12.       Board Comments (Three Minute Limit Per Commissioner)

13.       Information Items

·        March 13, 2012 BOCC Meeting Follow-up Actions List

·        March 22, 2012 BOCC Meeting Follow-up Actions List

·        BOCC Chair Letter Regarding Request to Present Revaluation Information

·        BOCC Chair Letter to Joe Phelps Regarding Request to Present Revaluation Information

·        BOCC Chair Letter Regarding BOCC Members Receipt of Advisory Board Appointments Information

·        BOCC Chair Letter Regarding Transit Discussions on Regular Meeting Agendas

14.       Closed Session  ADDED

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.