Orange County Board of Commissioners
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BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON AGENDA
ITEMS - is
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located at the Orange County Library in Hillsborough and the Chapel Hill
Library in Chapel Hill.
Additions or Changes to the Agenda
The 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.
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Public Comments (7:35-7:45)
(We would appreciate you signing the pad ahead of time so that you are not overlooked.)
a. Matters not on the Printed Agenda
b. Matters on the Printed Agenda
(These matters will be
considered when the Board addresses that item on the agenda below.)
Board Comments (7:45-8:00)
County Manager's Report
Items for Decision--Consent Agenda
a. Minutes APPROVED
The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from September 7 and September 20, 2005 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board.
Appointments - None
c. Budget Amendment #4 APPROVED
The Board will consider approving budget ordinance amendments for fiscal year 2005-06.
The Board will consider approving the first reading
of a cable franchise renewal ordinance (agreement) with Time Warner
Entertainment/Advance-Newhouse Partnership (TWC), as recommended by the
Orange County Cable Advisory Committee.
Resolutions or Proclamations
a. Resolution Supporting the End of the War in Iraq APPROVED with REVISIONS
The Board will consider a proposed resolution
supporting the end of the war in Iraq.
a. Orange County Arts Grants Recipients PRESENTED
The Board will present checks to local artists and arts organizations receiving Spring 2005 Orange County Arts Grants.
The Board will recognize the staff of the Orange County Finance Department for earning the Government Finance Officers' Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the Fiscal year ended June 30, 2004.
c. Solid Waste Matters RECEIVED
The Board will
review and discuss matters related to the County's solid waste
facilities master plan and land clearing and inert debris management
considerations and provide direction to the Manager and staff.
Public Hearings (8:45-9:30)
The Board will conduct a public hearing on initial
draft maps/plans related to Possible District Elections for the Board of
Commissioners; continue the Board's review of the draft maps/plans and
other associated materials related to possible District Elections for the
Board of Commissioners: and provide comments, questions, and any further
direction to staff as appropriate.
Items for Decision--Regular Agenda
a. SportsPlex Facility Management Agreement (9:30-9:50) PRELIMINARY APPROVAL with CHANGES
will review and consider approving an agreement between Orange County and
Recreation Factory Partners, Inc. to provide overall facility management
for the Triangle SportsPlex, upon the County's anticipated closing on
the acquisition of that facility in December 2005 and authorize the Chair
to sign, subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney.
b. Legal Advertisement for Joint Quarterly Public Hearing - November 21, 2005 (9:50-10:05) APPROVED
The Board will consider the legal advertisement (Attachment 1) for items
to be presented at the Joint Board of County Commissioners/Planning Board
Quarterly Public Hearing scheduled for November 21, 2005.
c. Draft Environmental Responsibility Goal (10:05-10:15) DEFERRED
The Board will receive the recommendation of the Commission for the
Environment on a draft Environmental Responsibility in County Government
goal and consider adoption of the goal.
d. Proposed Revisions to the Policy for Naming of County Owned Buildings and Facilities (10:15-10:25) DEFERRED
The Board will consider a proposed revision to the Policy for the Naming
of County Owned Buildings and Facilities.
Board will consider making one new appointment to the Affordable Housing
Board will consider making one new appointment to the Advisory Board on
Board will consider making one new appointment to the Agricultural
(4) Commission for the Environment - New Appointments DEFERRED
Board will consider making appointments to the Commission for the
(5) Commission for Women - New Appointments DEFERRED
Board will consider making new appointments to the Commission for Women.
Orange County Water Supply
Reservoir Water Levels
as of 9:00 AM, Thursday, October 27, 2005
level is 7'-4" below full (anticipated to drop at a rate of
approximately 1" per day)
storage capacity remaining is approximately 40.3% (188 million gallons)
73 days of water supply remaining (at Capacity Use specified release rate)
· Eno River Capacity Use Restrictions have been at Stage IV since 10/3/05, but will become Stage V on or about 10/28/05 absent a significant rainfall event in the next 24 hours.
level is 2'-2" below full
storage capacity remaining is approximately 92%
excess of 300 days of water
supply remaining (assuming all Town demand is met by West Fork Reservoir
level at Cane Creek Reservoir is 6'-10.5" below full
level at University Lake is 5'-9.75" below full
remaining water storage capacity is approximately 63.3%
excess of 230 days of water supply remaining
Precipitation Data (inches above [+] or below [-] normal)
-6.98" for 2005
-0.65" for October 2005
-4.09" since September 1,
-10.67" for 2005
+0.13" for October 2005
-3.94" since September 1,
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