Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
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 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

(We would appreciate you signing the pad ahead of time so that you are not overlooked.)

a.         Matters not on the Printed Agenda (Limited to One Hour – 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  RECOGNIZED

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

b.      The Week of the Young Child Proclamation APPROVED

The Board will consider a proclamation designating April 22-28, 2012 as The Week of the Young Child and authorize the Chair to sign. 

c.       Draft Resolution Regarding Hydraulic Fracturing in North Carolina APPROVED with CHANGES

The Board will consider a draft resolution regarding the potential extraction of shale gas resources in North Carolina. 

5.         Consent Agenda

a.      Minutes – None

b.      Motor Vehicle Property Tax Release/Refunds APPROVED

The Board will consider adoption of a release/refund resolution related to 28 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with NCGS. 

c.       Property Tax Releases and/or Refunds APPROVED

The Board will consider adoption of a resolution to release property values related to twenty-nine (29) requests for property tax release and/or refund in accordance with North Carolina General Statute 105-381. 

d.      North Carolina Tomorrow Grant Award DEFERRED

The Board will consider accepting the $50,000 NC Tomorrow Grant Award from the Community Investment & Assistance, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program through the NC Department of Commerce and authorize the Chair to sign. 

e.       Renewal of Urban Curbside Recycling Services Contract APPROVED

The Board will consider continuing the contract for the provision of Urban Curbside Recycling Collection Services effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013 and authorize the Chair to sign. 

f.       Enhanced Voluntary Agricultural District Designation: McPherson Farm APPROVED

The Board will consider an application from the McPherson family to certify its farm as qualifying farmland within the Cane Creek/Buckhorn voluntary agricultural district, and designate it as an Enhanced Voluntary Agricultural District. 

g.      Fiscal Year 2011-12 Budget Amendment #8 APPROVED with CHANGES

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

6.         Public Hearings

a.      Orange County Transit Plan Public Outreach APPROVED

The Board will receive public comment on the Orange County Transit Plan prior to the Board’s adoption of the draft plan tentatively scheduled for May 15, 2012. 

b.      Amendments to Unified Development Ordinance (UDO/Zoning 2012-08) – Stormwater APPROVED

The Board will receive the Planning Board’s recommendation, close the public hearing, and make a decision on state required text amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO to meet the Falls Lake/Jordan Lake stormwater new development rules. 

c.       Review of Proposed UDO Text Amendment – Modification of Appeals Language APPROVED

The Board will receive the Planning Board recommendation, close the public hearing, and make a decision on a Planning Director initiated Unified Development Ordinance text amendment. 

d.      Review of Proposed UDO Text Amendment – Political Signs APPROVED with CHANGES

The Board will receive the Planning Board recommendation, close the public hearing, and make a decision on a Planning Director initiated Unified Development Ordinance text amendment. 

e.       Zoning Atlas Amendment – Buckhorn-Mebane Area APPROVED with CHANGES

The Board will receive the Planning Board’s recommendation, close the public hearing, and make a decision on a County initiated rezoning of approximately 232 acres land in the Buckhorn-Mebane area for properties currently zoned either Rural Residential (R-1) or Agricultural Residential (AR) and proposed for the Office/Institutional (O/I) zoning district. 

f.       Amendments to Unified Development Ordinance (UDO/Zoning 2012-01) APPROVED

The Board will receive the Planning Board recommendation, close the public hearing, and make a decision on Planning Director initiated amendments to certain sections of the Orange County Unified Development Ordinance. 

7.         Regular Agenda

a.      Sales Tax Distribution Method for Fiscal 2012/2013 APPROVED

The Board will review Sales Tax Distribution Options and consider options for the Orange County distribution of local option sales tax for fiscal year 2012/2013. 

8.         Reports

a.      Official’s Guide to Emergencies and Disasters REPORT RECEIVED

The Board will receive a guideline assisting the Board before, during and following disasters. 

9.         County Manager’s Report

10.       County Attorney’s Report

11.       Appointments

a.      Advisory Board on Aging – Appointment APPROVED

The Board will consider making an appointment to the Advisory Board on Aging. 

12.       Board Comments (Three Minute Limit Per Commissioner)

13.       Information Items

·        April 3, 2012 BOCC Meeting Follow-up Actions List

·        Update on Emergency Services Workgroup Progress

14.       Closed Session

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.