Orange County Board of Commissioners
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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.
Board Organization (7:30-7:40)
a. Election of Chair and Vice-Chair
Designation of Voting Delegate for all NCACC and NACo meetings for
Calendar Year December 1, 2005-2006
b. Clerk to the Board
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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please be turned off or set to silent/vibrate.
Public Comments (7:55-8:05)
(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 (8:05-8:20)
County Manager's Report
Items for Decision--Consent Agenda
The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from the October 3, 2005 regular meeting as submitted by the Clerk to the Board.
The Board will consider making reappointments to the Commission for the Environment.
The Board will consider making one reappointment to the OPC Area Board.
The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to one (1) request for property tax refund in accordance with the N.C. General Statute 105-381.
The Board will consider adoption of a resolution to release property values related to four (4) requests for property tax release in accordance with the N.C. General Statute 105-381.
The Board will consider approving value changes made in property values after the 2005 Board of Equalization and Review adjourned.
The Board will
consider a revision to the Orange County personnel Ordinance to implement
the new State law effective December 1, 2005 requiring that the County
report any positive drug or alcohol test for an employee in a Federal
Transportation Administration (FTA) safety sensitive position to the North
Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles, effective December 1, 2005.
The Board will
consider awarding an RFP for miscellaneous survey work as required for
Solid Waste Management operations to Summit Consulting Engineers of
Hillsborough, North Carolina for a period of three years with the option
of extending the agreement an additional three years and authorize the
Manager to sign.
The Board will
consider approving budget and grant project ordinance amendments for
fiscal year 2005-06.
The Board will consider approving an agreement related to a bank loan against property acquired by homeowners who participated in the federal Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) following damage to their property during Hurricane Floyd in 1999 subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney, and authorize the Chair to sign.
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.
The Board will examine bonds for officials pursuant to G.S. 109-5.
Resolutions or Proclamations
The Board will consider a proclamation to officially recognize Human Rights Week, Human Rights Day, and the Bill of Rights Day in Orange County during the month of December and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will
consider recognizing Chapel Hill Creamery and its owners - Flo Hawley
and Portia McKnight - upon the recognition of Hickory Grove cheese as
one of the top ten cow's milk cheeses in the South.
The Board will consider adopting an "Influenza Vaccine Supply Resolution" and to hear an update on local plans for pandemic response.
The Board will consider a resolution in support of
the Land for Tomorrow coalition, which is proposing a November 2006
statewide bond for open space land protection.
The Board will receive a
report on the evaluation of the September 20, 2005 Durham Technical
Community College (DTCC) concept plan as it related to the site plan
elements of "Smart Growth" and make suggestions; and to consider
authorizing CRZ to complete the design work for the park and ride lot as
part of the DTCC contract for an amount not to exceed $20,020.
Public Hearings (9:25-9:40)
The Board will conduct a public hearing on the
FY2006/2007 North Carolina Community Transportation Program (CTP) grant
application by Orange Public Transportation and approve the grant
application including adoption of a resolution authorizing an agreement
with the North Carolina Department of Transportation for all necessary
assurances and authorize the Chair to sign the Community Transportation
Program Resolution and Annual Certified Statements of Participation.
Items for Decision--Regular Agenda
The Board will consider adoption of an Energy Conservation Policy covering Orange County Government facilities and equipment, in follow up to the Board's Environmental Responsibility goal and to receive a report on building energy use and possible energy conservation performance measures.
The Board will consider adoption of a Vehicle Fuel Conservation Policy covering Orange County Government vehicles and motorized equipment, if follow up to the Board's Environmental Responsibility goal and to receive a report on vehicle fuel use and possible fuel conservation performance measures.
Capital Purchase for
Server Replacement (10:10-10:25)
The Board will
consider authorizing the purchase of a computer server dedicated to
storing and managing countywide data from 4Front Technologies, via pricing
from the purchase contract awarded by the State of North Carolina and
authorize the Purchasing Director to execute any paperwork necessary to
effect the purchase.
Board will consider making appointments to the Air Quality Advisory
Board will consider making one new appointment to the Carrboro NTA
The Board will consider appointments to the Central Orange Senior Center Design Committee including its charge, timeline, and composition.
The Board will consider making new appointments to the Commission for Women.
The Board will consider appointment of a BOCC representative and Orange County Planning Board member to consultant selection committee for Hillsborough Strategic Growth Plan.
Board will consider making one new appointment to the Orange County
Closed Session (10:30- )
"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 §
Water Supply Reservoir Water Levels
as of 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 1, 2005
level has risen to a point of 5'9" below full (from a low of
approximately 8'-1"below full)
storage capacity remaining is approximately 50% (237 million gallons)
86 days of water supply remaining (at Capacity Use specified release rate,
however, current release is minimal - see note 3 below)
River Capacity Use Restrictions returned to Stage IV as of 11/28/05 and
the current water level returns restrictions to Stage III as of 2:00 PM
level is 2'-5" below full
storage capacity remaining is approximately 88.7%
250 days of water supply remaining (assuming Town's current
daily demand and releases for streamflow augmentation, as well as releases
normally supplied by Lake Orange)
level at Cane Creek Reservoir is 7'-10" below full
level at University Lake is 6'-1.8" below full
280 days of water supply remaining (at current average weekly demand)
Regional Precipitation data (inches above [+] or below [-] normal)
-10.48" for 2005
+0.67" for November 2005
-3.75" since September 1,
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