Orange County Board of Commissioners
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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
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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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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.)
County Manager's Report
Items for Decision--Consent Agenda
Minutes - None
Appointments - None
c. Advertisement of Tax Liens on Real Property APPROVED
The Board will receive a report on the amount of unpaid taxes for the current year that are liens on real property as required by North Carolina General Statute 105-369 and to consider March 15, 2006 as the date for the tax lien advertisement.
d. Budget Amendment #9 APPROVED
The Board will consider approving budget ordinance and grant project ordinance amendments for fiscal year 2005-06.
e. Approval of 2005 Jury Commission Compensation APPROVED
The Board will
consider approving the amount of compensation
to be paid to the 2005 Jury Commission.
f. Change in BOCC Regular Meeting Schedule APPROVED with REVISION
The Board will consider two changes in the County Commissioners' regular meeting calendar for the year 2006.
The Board will consider a Town of Hillsborough request that the County grant a sewer easement across County-owned property for the purpose installing a gravity sewer main that will be the primary means of extending sewer service to the Waterstone development and authorize the Chair to execute the easement when it has adequately addressed the County's interest.
The Board will consider extending/renewing a lease for space at the Galleria, the current site of the Chapel Hill Senior Center, through December 31, 2006 and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider approving a resolution
supporting the Town of Hillsborough's plans to pursue improvements to
various Department of Transportation and Town maintained crosswalks and
authorize the Chair to sign.
m. Authorization to Bid Sewer Project PULLED from AGENDA
n. Establishment of Public Hearing for Debt Issuance APPROVED
Resolutions or Proclamations
a. Resolution Honoring Allen Lloyd and Evelyn Lloyd APPROVED
The Board will
consider recognizing Allen Lloyd and Evelyn Lloyd for their role in
protecting a highly important natural area on Occoneechee Mountain.
The Board will consider a resolution of appreciation to Lee and Trish Rafalow for their financial gift to the County's Lands Legacy Program and authorize the Chair to sign.
c. Resolution for Proposed Alternative Debt Financing of Various School and County Capital Projects DELAYED to 3/2/06
The Board will
consider acknowledging The Women's Center for its work administering the
Individual Development Account (IDA) program with Orange County and
authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider approving the execution of the Grant Agreement; Funding Approval Form; Signatory Form and Certification cards; and Resolution for the FY 2005 Community Development Block Grant Award giving signatory authority to the Chair of the Board of County Commissioners.
The Governor's Office has announced the
distribution of $4,756 to Orange County based upon their FEMA
registrations (evacuees) following Hurricane Katrina.
These funds consist of private donations and charitable giving into
the NC Helping Neighbors Fund. The
Board will consider fund distribution for Katrina evacuees residing in
a. Orange County Consolidated Housing Plan Update PUBLIC HEARING OPEN UNTIL 2/21/06
The Board will receive comments from the public
regarding the housing and non-housing needs to be included in the Annual
Update of the 2005-2009 Consolidated Housing Plan for Housing and
Community Development Programs in Orange County and proposed uses of
2006-2007 HOME funds.
Items for Decision--Regular Agenda
The Board will consider an application from Noah Ranells and Ben Bergmann for certification as qualifying farmland within the Cane Creek/Buckhorn Voluntary Agricultural District.
b. Discussion Regarding Inclusion of School Merger Option in School Equity Considerations MERGER OFF THE TABLE
c. Proposed Orange County Section of the NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail INFORMATION RECEIVED
The Board will consider the possibility of a section of the NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail being planned through Orange County and provide guidance to staff.
a. Potential Agricultural Activities on Lands Legacy Properties INFORMATION RECEIVED
The Board will
receive a report from staff on the potential (current and future) for
agricultural activities on certain Lands Legacy properties and provide
direction to staff.
"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
information as of 1:00 PM, Thursday, February 2, 2006
level is at the point where it is freely spilling (full) over the
storage capacity remaining is 100% (475 million gallons)
are not Eno River Capacity Use Restrictions in effect.
Eno River flow at the Hillsborough gage is approximately 17 cfs (11
million gallons per day).
flow levels, though well above the flows that trigger Capacity Use
restrictions, are averaging well below historical mean water flows and
have been for the past four weeks.
level is at full capacity
storage capacity remaining is 100%
level at Cane Creek Reservoir is 2'-6" below full
level at University Lake is 5.5" below full
remaining water storage capacity is approximately 87.8%
400 days of water supply remaining (at current average weekly demand)
Weather Service/NOAA Regional Precipitation data (inches above [+] or
below [-] normal)
-9.31" for 2005
-2.08" since January
-1.27" since January 1, 2006
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