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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: April 6, 2021 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 6-a <br /> SUBJECT: Interlocal Agreement Regarding the Current and Future Use of the Jointly <br /> Owned Greene Tract <br /> DEPARTMENT: Attorney's Office, Planning and Inspections <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> 1. Draft Interlocal Agreement John Roberts, County Attorney, 919-245- <br /> 2. 2020 Greene Tract Resolution 2318 <br /> 3. Greene Tract Update Craig Benedict, Planning Director, 919-245- <br /> 4. Greene Tract Vicinity Map 2575 <br /> PURPOSE: To consider approval of an Interlocal Agreement between Orange County, the <br /> Town of Chapel Hill, and the Town of Carrboro regarding the current and future use of the jointly <br /> owned Greene Tract. <br /> BACKGROUND: The Greene Tract is a 164 acre parcel of which 104 acres is jointly owned by <br /> Orange County/Chapel Hill/Carrboro and 60 acres owned by Orange County (Headwaters <br /> Preserve). The parcel is located east of the Rogers Road community within the Town of Chapel <br /> Hill's ETJ (Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction) — see vicinity map in Attachment 4. In May 2017, a joint <br /> staff work group began to examine the preservation and development potential of the Greene <br /> Tract. This process included specific elements and goals including, but not limited to: <br /> • incorporate a future elementary school and park site, <br /> • preserve valuable environmental features and corridors, <br /> • protect historical and cultural resources, <br /> • encourage cost effective infrastructure, and <br /> • identify areas for future development. <br /> In addition, the Managers, Mayors, and Chair (MMC) recommended staff examine the <br /> reconfiguration of the joint owned and County owned tracts. <br /> Greene Tract Resolution for a Path Forward <br /> In January 2020, the Towns and County adopted the 2020 Greene Tract resolution. Not only did <br /> this resolution identify land use acreages for the Greene Tract and initiate an environmental <br /> assessment, but it also initiated the drafting of an Interlocal Agreement between the three <br /> jurisdictions. This document would provide a decision-making process for the three jurisdictions <br /> to agree to. <br /> Managers, Mayors, and Chair (MMC) Meetings <br /> On February 14, 2020, the Managers, Mayors, and Chairs (MMC) met to review the draft <br /> Greene Tract Interlocal Agreement (ILA). At that meeting, the group completed a thorough <br />