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The Board of Commissioners pledges its respect to all present. The Board asks those attending this meeting to conduct themselves in a respectful,
courteous manner toward each other, county staff and the commissioners. At any time should a member of the Board or the public fail to observe this charge, the Chair will take steps to restore order and decorum. Should it become impossible to restore order and continue the meeting, the Chair will recess the meeting until such time that a genuine commitment to this public charge is observed. The BOCC asks that all electronic devices such as cell phones, pagers, and computers should please be turned off or set to silent/vibrate. Please be kind to everyone.
Arts Moment Nancy Peacock, served as Piedmont Laureate in 2018, and is the author of the novels Life Without Water (chosen as a New York Times
Notable Book), Home Across the Road, and The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson, winner of ShelfUnbound Best Self Published Novel, and Writer s Digest Best Self-Published Book in Mainstream Fiction, later traditionally published by Atria Press. She is also the author of the memoir and writing-in-the-real-world guide A Broom of One s Own: Words on Writing, Housecleaning and Life, which chronicles the many years she spent dusting her own books as she earned a living cleaning houses, and what she learned about writing from that humbling experience. Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild, says of A Broom of One s Own, Each essay is an engaging, well-written, funny and poignant journey into Nancy Peacock's generous spirit, humble heart and incisive mind. Nancy runs writing groups for women and for 16 years has facilitated a popular, free Prompt Writing Workshop, now held at Flyleaf Books the second Saturday of every month.
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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 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.
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a. Minutes b. Motor Vehicle Property Tax Releases/Refunds c. Property Tax Releases/Refunds d. Application for Property Tax Exemption/Exclusion e.
Advertisement of Tax Liens on Real Property f. Fiscal Year 2019-20 Budget Amendment 5 g. Change in BOCC Meeting Schedule for 2020 h. Request for Road Additions to the State Maintained Secondary Road System for Henderson
BACKGROUND: The federal process for listing a property in the National Register of Historic Places includes a provision giving the BOCC the
opportunity to offer a recommendation supporting or opposing the listing of historic properties within its jurisdiction. The HPC fully supports the nomination of these properties to the National Register. As required, the HPC held a public hearing and received public comment about these proposed National Register listings at its regular meeting on January 22, 2020.
DEAPR contracted with consultants to prepare the National Register Reports to promote recognition for properties of special historical, architectural
or cultural significance to Orange County. This is an ongoing HPC program to protect and preserve historic resources. Funding was provided through the County s Lands Legacy Program, which includes as one of its priorities the protection of lands of historic, cultural, or archaeological significance.
The attached excerpts from the National Register Reports provide brief statements on the significance and describe how the properties meet the
applicable National Register criteria (Attachments 1 and 2). The full research reports for each property can be viewed via these links: Cedar Grove School: http://www.orangecountync.gov/DocumentCenter/View/9484/Cedar- Grove-School-National-Register-Report?bidId=
FINANCIAL IMPACT: The National Register Reports were funded in part from the Lands Legacy Program budget for FY 2018-19. The Cedar Grove School cost
was 3,500 (less than usual cost due to DEAPR staff providing much of the research). The Schley Grange Hall cost totaled 2,750 in County funds, plus 2,750 in matching funds provided by the Schley Grange.
PURPOSE: To hold a public hearing, receive comment, and consider action on a request to modify the Master Telecommunication Plan Map (MTP) in
accordance with the provisions of Section 5.10.2 Master Telecommunication Plan of the Orange County Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). Specifically, the BOCC is considering a request to add 7203 Union Grove Church Road to the MTP.
BACKGROUND: There are portions of the County that are either not served, or are underserved, by telecommunication services. This has become an
impediment to essential County communications for several departments (i.e. Emergency Management, Sheriff, Information Technologies, Building Inspections, Health Department, etc.) and has negatively impacted local residents. In an attempt to address these issues, the County created the MTP.
The MTP is, ultimately, a marketing tool identifying properties where owners have expressed an interest in allowing the development of
telecommunication facilities. Staff encourages providers to develop facilities on these properties in an effort to promote the efficient distribution of telecommunication facilities serving the public at large as well as public safety telecommunication networks.
As previously indicated, staff has received a request from Mr. Greg Bohlen, the property owner, to include 7203 Union Grove Church Road on the MTP.
The property, further identified utilizing Orange County Parcel Identification Number (PIN) 9860-28-9935, is an approximately 10 acre parcel of property zoned Rural Buffer (RB) University Lake Protected Watershed Protection Overlay District.
As the adoption/modification of the MTP does not involve the approval of a specific development project, establish regulatory guidelines, make formal
recommendations on revising development criteria or establish recommendations on modifying development policies (i.e. small area plans), or provide any form of development approval, the Planning Board is not required to review or make a recommendation on the MTP.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: Consideration and approval of this request will not create the need for additional funding for the provision of County services.
Costs for the required legal advertisement were paid from FY2019-20 Departmental funds budgeted for this purpose. Existing Planning staff included in the Departmental staffing budget accomplished the work required to process this amendment.
Telecommunication Facilities, Master Telecommunications Plan ( Plan ) A plan developed for Orange County by the County s Planning Department that
shows properties where owners have expressed interest in allowing the placement of telecommunications wireless support structures provided that all applicable federal, state, and local regulations are met. Information that may be shown on the plan will include existing wireless support structures, County defined Natural Areas, historic properties, scenic corridors, all major electrical lines, Voluntary Agricultural Districts, existing telecommunication wireless support structures, known bird migratory patterns through the County and all public and quasi-public properties that may allow telecommunication facilities. The Plan will be for purposes of disclosing information to telecommunication providers when they are seeking to establish their telecommunication networks in the County.
Use 64 Telecommunication Towers (Over 75 feet to less than 200 feet in height): Permitted by right subject to the issuance of a Class B Special Use
Permit (hereafter SUP ) in accordance with Section(s) 2.7 Special Use Permits and 5.10 Standards for Telecommunication Facilities of the UDO. Applications are reviewed and acted upon by the Orange County Board of Adjustment upon conclusion of a duly advertised quasi-judicial public hearing.
Use 65 Telecommunication Towers (200 feet and higher): Permitted by right subject to the issuance of a Class A SUP in accordance with Section(s) 2.7
Special Use Permits and 5.10 Standards for Telecommunication Facilities of the UDO. Applications are reviewed by the Planning Board, who make a recommendation on the approval or denial of the request, and acted upon by the Board of County Commissioners upon conclusion of a duly advertised quasi-judicial public hearing.
(a) A proposed tower shall not be permitted if it is not substantially necessary for the telecommunications service need identified pursuant to the
standards of this Ordinance. (b) Tower height shall be measured from the base of the tower to the highest point of the proposed antenna(s), with lightening rod, to be located atop the tower structure. (c) Telecommunications towers shall conform with all of the requirements of this Ordinance. (d) All towers shall be engineered to allow for collocations. No co-locator shall be refused access for collocation by charging exorbitant lease fees. Public safety provider collocations shall take priority over other co- locators. (e) A telecommunications consultant shall provide Planning Staff assistance on exorbitant rate leases. (f) All wireless support structures shall satisfy all applicable public safety, land use, or zoning issues required in this Ordinance, including aesthetics, landscaping, land-use based location priorities, structural design, setbacks, and fall zones. (g) Applicants shall evaluate the reasonable feasibility of collocating new antennas and equipment on an existing structure or structures within the applicant s search ring.
(h) Prior to issuing a building permit for the collocation of an antenna array on an existing facility, an applicant shall demonstrate that the
collocation is located appropriately on the facility with the overall goal being to preserve the carrying capacity of the facility for future collocations and to minimize the visual intrusiveness and impact, including the profile of the facility. (i) In determining the necessary height for a facility, or the height of a collocation on a facility, the signal strengths analyzed shall be the threshold or lowest signal strength at which the customer equipment is designed to function, which may be required to be determined by the manufacturer s published specifications for the customer equipment. (j) Approval of the Planning Director to verify consistency with the definition of stealth facility is required. (k) All telecommunications towers shall be placed in heavily wooded areas on the site to the maximum extent possible so as to lessen the visual intrusiveness of the structure and accessory structures. (l) No tower shall be permitted to exceed its designed loading capacity. For all wireless support structures attached to existing structures, the engineer certification statement shall include certification that the structure can support the load superimposed from the wireless support structure. All wireless support structures shall have the capacity to permit multiple users; at a minimum monopole wireless support structures shall be structurally designed to accommodate four users and self-support/lattice or guyed wireless support structures shall, at a minimum accommodate three users.
1. Amendment to the Master Telecommunications Plan Map: In accordance with the provisions of Section 5.10.2 Master Telecommunication Plan of the
Orange County Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), the County has received a request to amend the Master Telecommunications Plan Map (MTP) by adding a parcel of property off Union Grove Church Road within the Chapel Hill Township. The MTP identifies properties where telecommunication providers are encouraged to develop, redevelop, modify, or expand telecommunication facilities in an effort to promote the efficient distribution of telecommunication facilities serving the public at large. This includes locations that serve, or may be required to serve, public safety and information technology telecommunications network. The MTP, originally adopted by the County on February 14, 2011, includes 15 parcels and is available on the Planning Department s web site at http://www.co.orange.nc.us/1334/Planning-GIS-Maps. It should be noted the MTP only pre-identifies potential telecommunication sites. Inclusion of a parcel on the MTP does not exempt providers from obtaining required permit(s) consistent with the provisions of the UDO. No formal applications proposing the development of telecommunication facilities have been received, or will be approved, as part of this public hearing. Requests to include properties on the MTP are processed consistent with the provisions of Section 5.10.2 of the UDO. Staff has received a request to include 7203 Union Grove Church Road on the MTP. The property, further identified utilizing Orange County Parcel Identification Number (PIN) 9860-28-9935, is an approximately 10 acre parcel of property zoned Rural Buffer (RB) University Lake Protected Watershed Protection Overlay District. Purpose: To review the item and receive public comment on the proposed amendment to the MTP.
Substantial changes in items presented at the public hearing may be made following the receipt of comments made at the public hearing. Accommodations
for individuals with physical disabilities can be provided if the request is made to the Planning Director at least 48 hours prior to the Public Hearing by calling one of the phone numbers below. The full text of the public hearing items may be obtained no later than January 31, 2020 on the County website www.orangecountync.gov at the County Commissioners Agendas link.
1. The Cedar Grove Fire Department, PIN 9838-85-4442 (P-1); 2. The Cedar Grove County Park, PIN 9858-84-9350 (P-2); 3. The Caldwell Fire Department,
PIN 9898-57-4171 (P-3); 4. The future County Northeast Park, PIN 9887-52-0801 (P-4); 5. The Walnut Grove County Solid Waste facility, PIN 9867-41-9070 (P-5); 6. The Eno Fire Department, PIN 9896-80-8705 (P-6); 7. Property off of Buckhorn Road, PIN 9834-28-9281 (P-7); 8. The County s soccer field complex off of West Ten Road, PIN 9834-28-9281