Orange County Board of Commissioners
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Additions or Changes to the Agenda
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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)
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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 October 18, 2005 and November 21, 2005 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board.
(1) Board of Health - One New Appointment APPROVED
The Board will consider making one new appointment to the Board of Health.
c. Motor Vehicle Property Tax Release/Refunds APPROVED
The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 50 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes.
The Board will
consider amending the Orange County Classification and Pay Plan by adding
a new class of Heavy Equipment Mechanic Supervisor at Salary Grade 17.
Salary Grade 17 has a hiring range of $37,039 - $59,211.
e. Budget Amendment #7 APPROVED
The Board will consider approving budget, capital, and grant project ordinance amendments for fiscal year 2005-06.
f. CJPP Grant Acceptance APPROVED
The Board will consider receiving Criminal Justice Partnership (CJPP) implementation grant funds totaling $163,914 from the NC Department of Correction; approve the release of $19,739 from the County's Critical Needs Reserve, and authorize the Chair to sign subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney.
g. CJPP 2005-2006 Service Continuation Contracts APPROVED
The Board will consider approving contracts for the continuation of services provided through the NC Criminal Justice Partnership Program and authorize the Chair to sign subject to final approval by staff and the County Attorney
The Board will consider authorizing the Purchasing Director to award a bid during the holiday break for two hook trucks, both of which will exceed the $20,000 authorization limit set for the Purchasing Director.
i. Change in BOCC Meeting Calendar for 2006 APPROVED
The Board will consider two changes in the County Commissioners' meeting calendar for the year 2006 by adding a dinner meeting with the Advisory Board (Board of Health), on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. at the Southern Human Services Center in Chapel Hill and changing the date for the Board of Commissioners' Annual Retreat from Saturday, January 21, 2006 to Friday, January 20, 2006 at the Southern Human Services Center.
The Board will consider approval of a draft letter to be forwarded to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, urging opposition to proposed legislation that would weaken local authority to regulate cable franchising and authorize the Chair to sign.
k. Habitat for Humanity - Challenge Grant APPROVED
The Board will consider awarding $5,000 from the
Affordable Housing Trust Fund to Habitat for Humanity for land acquisition
for future affordable housing development.
Resolutions or Proclamations
a. Resolution Honoring Piedmont Minerals APPROVED
The Board will consider recognizing Piedmont
Minerals, a mining operation located in Hillsborough, for its significant
water conservation efforts and authorize the Chair to sign the resolution.
a. OWASA Policy for Reimbursing Costs for Building-in Excess Capacity in Utility Line Extensions (8:20-8:40) PRESENTATION MADE
The Board will receive the latest information on
OWASA's discussions relative to revising its policy for reimbursing
costs related to building in excess capacity in utility line extensions;
and to allow the BOCC to provide comments that can be transmitted to the
OWASA board for its discussion on this issue at its meeting of December
Public Hearings (8:40-9:00)
The Board will consider holding a public hearing on
the Engineering Report for the sewer expansion portion of the Buckhorn
Road EDD/Community Water and Sewer Expansion Project.
Items for Decision--Regular Agenda
The Board will consider appropriating $102,865 in additional County funds to help address increased emergency needs of low-income families due to rising energy costs and increased numbers of eligible families.
The Board will consider a re-designed public route between Hillsborough and Chapel Hill that will offer enhanced transit options to Orange County residents; and to consider authorizing Triangle Transit Authority and Orange Public Transportation to enter into a MOU to jointly fund (75 percent / 25 percent, respectively) and for OPT to operate the Hillsborough to Chapel Hill public route, pending final review and approval by Orange County Management and the County Attorney; and approve the addition of one full time permanent (40 hour) and one part time permanent position (20 hour), subject to continued funding and to approve the acquisition of the Triangle Transit Authority vehicle for use on the route.
Acquisition of Storage Facility (9:35-9:50)
d. School Sales Tax Reimbursements - Interlocal Agreements (9:50-10:05) APPROVED
The Board will
review, comment upon, and consider approving interlocal agreements between
the County and each school system that will allow the County to pursue
reimbursement for state and local sales taxes paid to contractors on major
school capital projects subject to final review by County staff, County
Attorney, and bond counsel and authorize the Chair to sign.
e. Draft Water Conservation Policy For County Facilities and Report on Water Use and Performance Measures (10:05-10:20) APPROVED
The Board will
consider adoption of a Water 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
water use and possible water conservation performance measures.
Board will consider appointments to the Central Orange Senior Center
(2) Carrboro NTA Advisory Board - One New Appointment APPOINTED
Board will consider making one new appointment to the Carrboro NTA
(3) Commission for Women - New Appointments APPOINTED
Board will consider making new appointments to the Commission for Women.
(4) Human Relations Commission - New Appointments APPOINTED
Board will consider making new appointments to the Human Relations
(5) Orange County Planning Board - Appointments To Be Advertised
Board will consider making one new appointment to the Orange County
Board will consider making new appointments to the OPC Area Programs
Water Supply Reservoir Water Levels
as of 11:00 AM, Thursday, December 8, 2005
level has risen to a point of 3'-0"" below full.
storage capacity remaining is approximately 71.5% (339 million gallons)
112 days of water supply remaining (at Capacity Use specified release
rate, however, current release is minimal - instream flow exceeds 30 cfs)
River Capacity Use Restrictions at Stage II as of December 8, 2005.
level is 11" below full
storage capacity remaining is approximately 96.7%
270 days of water supply remaining (assuming Town's current
daily demand and releases for streamflow augmentation)
level at Cane Creek Reservoir is 6'-11" below full
level at University Lake is 4'-11" below full
remaining water storage capacity is approximately 65.4%
285 days of water supply remaining (at current average weekly demand)
National Weather Service/NOAA
Regional Precipitation data (inches above [+] or below [-] normal)
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