Orange County Board of Commissioners
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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
for Decision--Consent Agenda
The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from January 24, 2006 and February 27, 2006 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board.
The Board will consider making one reappointment to the Hillsborough Planning Board.
c. Property Tax Refund APPROVED
The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to one (1) request for property tax refund in accordance with N.C. General Statute 105-381.
d. Property Tax Releases APPROVED
The Board will consider adoption of a resolution to release property values related to three (3) requests for property tax release in accordance with N.C. General Statute 105-381.
e. Property Value Changes APPROVED
The Board will consider approving value changes made in property values after the 2005 Board of Equalization and Review has adjourned.
The Board will consider the legal advertisement for items to be presented at the Joint Planning Area Public Hearing scheduled for May 11, 2006.
g. Request from Town of Carrboro for Land Transfers APPROVED
The Board will consider a request from the Town of Carrboro for the conveyance of a 0.2 acre parcel on Broad Street, within the Town limits, that is owned by the County.
h. Budget Amendment #12 APPROVED
The Board will consider approving budget and grant
project ordinance amendments for fiscal year 2005-06.
Resolutions or Proclamations
a. County Government Week APPROVED
The Board will consider proclaiming the week of April 23-29, 2006 as Orange County Government Week and endorse the "Official for a Day" activities and authorize the Chair to sign.
b. Public Safety Telecommunicators' Week APPROVED
The Board will consider proclaiming the week of April 9 through 15, 2006, as Public Safety Telecommunicators' Week in Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign.
c. Sexual Assault Awareness Month APPROVED
The Board will consider proclaiming April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider approving a proclamation designating the day of April 26, 2006 as Community Advisory Committee Appreciation Day in Orange County to show appreciation to the members of the Orange County Nursing Home and Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committees for their advocacy efforts on behalf of the County's long term care residents and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider a resolution recognizing
Orange Congregations in Mission (OCIM) for 25 years of service to the
community and authorize the Chair to sign.
a. Fairview Public Campus Master Plan APPROVED
The Board will receive and consider the proposed
master plan for the Fairview Public Campus, including Fairview Park.
The Board will conduct a public hearing for the NCDOT
Rural Operating Assistance Program (ROAP) grant application, approve the
FY 2006/2007 ROAP grant application for a total combined amount of
$116,025, and authorize the Chair to sign the Certification Statement of
for Decision--Regular Agenda
b. SUP-A-1-06: Partnership Academy Alternative School for Orange County (Class A Special Use Permit) RESOLUTION APPROVED WITH REVISED CONDITIONS
The Board will consider an interlocal agreement between Orange County, Durham County, the Town of Chapel Hill, and the City of Durham regarding the joint acquisition of the former Erwin Trace property and the master planning for the Hollow Rock Area of the New Hope Preserve.
The Board will review the proposed Supplemental Scope of Services for the Transfer of Development Right (TDR) Feasibility Study and consider approval of an amended professional services contract with the Louis Berger Group, Inc.
(1) Childcare Taskforce - BOCC Appointments REVISED AND APPROVED
The Board will consider making BOCC appointments to the Childcare Taskforce.
will consider making appointments to the Rogers Rd. Small Area Plan
(3) Board of Adjustment - Appointments APPROVED
will consider making appointments to the Board of Adjustment.
will review the Annual Report of the SAPFO Technical Advisory Committee (SAPFOTAC)
and refer it to the DAPFO partners for comments before certification in
Orange County water supply reservoir water levels
as of 3:00 PM, Thursday, April 6, 2006
Water level is at the point where it is freely spilling
(full) over the spillway..
Water storage capacity remaining is 100% (475 million gallons)
There are no Eno River Capacity Use Restrictions in effect.
· Current Eno River flow at the Hillsborough gage is approximately 9.4 cfs (6.1 million gallons per day).
Eno flow levels are
averaging well below historical median water flows (60-80 cfs for this
time of year) and have been for more than 3 months (13 weeks).
Water level is at full capacity
Water storage capacity
remaining is 100%
Water level at Cane Creek Reservoir is 15.75" below full
Water level at University Lake is 16.75" below full
Total remaining water storage capacity is approximately 91.8%
· Approximately 330 days of water supply remaining (at yearly average daily demand [9.0 million gallons per day])
Weather Service/NOAA Regional Precipitation data (inches above [+] or
below [-] normal)
-9.94" for 2005
January 1, 2006
-5.72" since January 1, 2006
since March 1, 2006
-3.00" since March 1, 2006
information from the North Carolina Drought Council (3/30/06)
Worsening Drought Conditions for
of March 30th much of the Piedmont was upgraded to SEVERE
drought conditions while the area of MODERATE drought was expanded further
east and south.
from Drought Counsel Meeting March 28th
Despite rainfall of
around an inch on March 20-21 the rainfall received was less than 50% of
normal for the 2 week period. Rainfall over the past 90 days across the
piedmont was also 50% of normal or less. In some locations rainfall has
been only 25% of normal.
Outlook is for
continued below normal rainfall through June with lack of heavy rainfall
from large synoptic scale systems and Gulf of Mexico moisture.
From USGS.Of great
concern is the fact that stream flows in the piedmont region have dropped
to 25-30% of normal over the last 7 to 30 days. There is major concern
over how rapidly stream flow has diminished despite the rains of December
and early January. The rapid drop in stream flow is tied to the drop in
Stream flows in the
piedmont are currently at running at low levels only experienced every
25-50 years based on historical USGS records.
The State monitors 43
wells statewide. 25 of the 43 monitoring wells are reporting water levels
below the 25th percentile while 15 wells are falling below the
inflow around 119 cfs.normal inflow for early April is 1300 cfs. Despite
near normal lake levels the inflow into the lake is an all time record low
over the past 76 years.
inflow around 430 cfs.normal inflow for early April is 2500 cfs. Despite
water levels just above normal for this time of year inflow to the lake is
at an all time low for a 76 year period of record.
Kerr Lake. Current
inflow around 3500 cfs.normal inflow for early April is 10,700 cfs.
Despite near normal water levels for this time of year inflow to the lake
is the second lowest on record for a 76 year period.
Dry spring has
resulted in over 2,000 fires burning more than 8,000 acres in the state.
Recent rains dowsed several out of control fires in the east. There is
concern over the planting of seedlings within tree farms and the lack of
rainfall. Tree farmers are being told to plant seeds deeper than normal
based on dry conditions and a prolonged dry period will result in the
seeds not germinating. Irrigation of the state tree farm near Goldsboro is
also of concern if water levels in Little Creek used for irrigation drop
below the system intake.
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