Orange County Board of Commissioners
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ESTIMATED TIMES LISTED AFTER EACH ITEM
- these are approximate times. Citizens
are encouraged to be at the meeting at the starting time.
The Board usually considers items in the order listed and
proceeds at a steady pace. As
a courtesy to others, speakers are asked to limit their comments to
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
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.
2. CITIZEN & AUDIENCE COMMENTS
(We would appreciate you signing the pad ahead of time so that you are not overlooked.)
Matters not on the Printed Agenda
Matters on the Printed Agenda
(These matters will be considered when the Board addresses that item on the agenda below.)
3. BOARD COMMENTS
4. COUNTY MANAGER'S REPORT
The Board will consider approving a proclamation designating October as "National Disability Awareness Employment Month", and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board.
The Board will consider a proclamation designating the Month of October as "Domestic Violence Awareness Month", and authorize the Chair to sign of behalf of the Board.
The Board will consider a resolution regarding transportation issues related to the Villages at Meadowview.
6. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
(8:25 - 8:45)
(8:25 - 8:45)
The Board will consider a public hearing and approving upon second reading of a cable franchise renewal ordinance (agreement) with Time Warner Entertainment/Advance-Newhouse Partnership, as recommended by the Orange County Cable Advisory Committee, in conjunction with the Triangle J Cable Consortium consultant collaborative and establish a special technical consulting committee to review and provide recommendations to the Board on a video production plan to equip both meeting rooms - Hillsborough and Chapel Hill - for live public telecasts.
The Board will consider a public hearing for written and oral comments on the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant and approve the Sheriff's recommendation to designate the Community Watch Advisory Board to advise the Sheriff on the use of the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant funds; and accept the Local Law Enforcement Grant of $9,953.
The Board will consider receiving citizen comments concerning the proposed FY 2004 Housing Rehabilitation Program Application and approve a resolution authorizing the submission of formal application document on or about October 24, 2003 and authorize the Chair to sign the application document on behalf of the Board.
FOR DECISION - CONSENT AGENDA
The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes as submitted by the Clerk to the Board for the June 17, 2003 Regular Meeting and the June 19, 2003 Budget Work Session.
Appointments - None
The Board will consider approving value changes
made in property values after the 2003 Board of Equalization and
Review has adjourned, with the attached changes.
The Board will consider renewal of employee health insurance plans through the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Health Insurance Trust and CIGNA effective January 1, 2004; and adopt the attached health insurance rates for coverage effective January 1, 2004 including continuing the dependent subsidy at 52 percent.
The Board will consider continuation of the County's dental insurance rates for 2004 with no increase and to authorize renewal with Delta Dental as the County's dental insurance plan administrator effective January 1, 2004.
The Board will consider amending the Orange County Classification and Pay Plan by adding the new class of Deputy Register of Deeds Leadworker at Salary Grade 12 to recognize duties assumed by an existing position. The salary range for Grade 12 is $28,367 - $45,349.
The Board will consider receiving Criminal Justice Partnership Program (CJPP) implementation grant funds totaling $165,221 from the NC Department of Correction, and authorize chair to sign continent upon staff review.
The Board will consider approving service delivery contracts for the Criminal Justice Partnership Program (CJPP) and authorize the chair to sign contingent upon staff review.
The Board will consider an agreement renewal to receive $50,000 from the University of North Carolina (UNC) Hospitals for its co-sponsorship of the Department on Aging's Senior Wellness Program from July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004 and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider approving a continuation Agreement with the Town of Chapel Hill to provide funding in the amount of $46,697 for senior recreation programs on behalf of the Town's Parks and Recreation Department; and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider adoption of the following amendments to the Joint Planning Area Land Use Plan resulting from the Chapel Hill Comprehensive Plan adopted by the Town in May 2000.
1. Changing the designation of the Greene Tract from "Landfill Pending Further Study" to 'Housing/Recreation/Open Space/County Use
2. Changing the designation of land south of Eubanks Road from "Open Space" to "Low Residential."
3. Changing the designation of land north of Eubanks Road, between the existing landfill and Millhouse Road, from "Mixed Use, Office Emphasis" to "Open Space."
4. Changing the designation of parcels between Millhouse Road and Interstate 40 from "Mixed Use, Office Emphasis" to "Rural Residential."
5. Changing the designation of the parcel northwest of the Greene Tract and southeast of the existing landfill (parcel known as the "Neville Tract") from "Open Space" to "Non-landfill County use."
The Board will consider adoption of a proposed amendment to the Land Use Element of the Orange County Comprehensive Plan to incorporate the Water and Sewer Management, Planning and Boundary Agreement and Map.
The Board will consider approving budget ordinance amendments for fiscal year 2003-04.
The Board will consider approving Level 1 capital
project ordinances for Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) and
Orange County Schools (OCS).
The Board will discuss the status of the Whitted Human Services Center (WHSC) renovation project and to consider authorization for additional $475,000 debt funding to complete the project; and to direct staff to include this amount in the updated five year plan for the issuance of County bonds and alternative financing, to be presented during the October 27, 2003 Capital investment Plan work session; and Authorize the Manger or his designee to contract with vendors for the referenced renovation work (painting, flooring, etc.) when that work exceeds the $20, 000 threshold for Board approval, except that amounts exceeding $50,000 would need Board approval.
The Board will confirm Orange County's plans to designate 1% of funds allocated for Southern Community Park and the Homestead Aquatics Center for public art and also authorize the Orange County Arts Commission to work collaboratively with the Chapel Hill Public Arts Commissions on the public art aspects of these two projects funded jointly by Orange County and the Town of Chapel Hill.
The Board will consider three changes in the County Commissioners' regular meeting calendar for the year 2003.
The Board will consider ratifying a revision of the Cooperative Agreement Between Orange County and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Partnership Initiative Funds for Federal Fiscal Year 2004 and signature of the Chair on the agreement.
FOR DECISION - REGULAR AGENDA
The Board will consider a proposed amendment to the Orange County Subdivision Regulations, Section IV-B-3-b.
The Board will close public hearing and consider proposed amendments to the Open Space Standards in subdivisions following the Flexible Development option.
Buckhorn EDD - Proposed Amendments to Permitted Use Table
The Board will consider correction of a text error in the EDD Design Manual and to Consider adoption of proposed amendments to the Permitted Use Table for the I-85/Buckhorn Road Economic Development District (Buckhorn EDD).
Creek II Subdivision (Section Two) - Preliminary Plan (9:40-10:00)
The Board will consider the Preliminary Plan for Mill Creek II Subdivision (Section Two).
The Board will consider a resolution authorizing staff to: officially begin the RFP process for expanding the remaining part of the 1997 Efland Sewer Bond and Buckhorn Economic Development District (EDD) utility systems, and begin the negotiation process with the City of Mebane to become the water & sewer system utility for the Buckhorn EDD.
11. CLOSED SESSION
"To discuss the County's position and to instruct the
County Manager and County Attorney on the negotiating position
regarding the terms of a contract to purchase real property," NCGS
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