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
Items for Decision--Consent Agenda
a. Minutes APPROVED
The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes of May 4, 18, 22, 25, and 30 of 2006 and June 1, 5, 13, and 19 of 2006 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board.
(1) Animal Services Advisory Board - Reappointment APPROVED
The Board will consider making one reappointment to the Animal Services Advisory Board.
The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 90 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes.
The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 53 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes.
e. Property Tax Releases APPROVED
The Board will consider adoption of a resolution to release property values related to one (1) request for property tax release in accordance with N.C. General Statute 105-381.
f. Property Value Changes APPROVED
The Board will consider approving value changes made in property values after the 2006 Board of Equalization and Review has adjourned.
The Board will consider approving plans to continue operating a standard Work First program in Orange County and to appoint a committee to update the Work First Plan for 2007-2009.
h. Appointment of Three Deputy Tax Collectors APPROVED
The Board will consider approving the appointments of Linda Strickland-Jaubert, Valerie Curry, and Bobbie Underwood as Deputy Tax Collectors for a one year term, effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.
i. Tax Abstract and Billing Contract APPROVED
The Board will consider entering into a contract for the continued production of Tax Abstracts and Tax Billings for a period of one year and authorize the manager to enter into the contract after final review of the staff and County Attorney.
The Board will consider accepting the State continuation grant funds for primary care services at the Health Department for the period July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007 and authorize the implementation of the grant.
The Board will consider approving a contract for the provision of dental clinical services for the Health Department by a UNC School of Dentistry faculty member and authorize the Chair to sign.
l. Forest Service Contract for Fiscal Year 2006-07 APPROVED
The Board will consider approving the annual agreement between Orange County and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for protection, development, reforestation, management, and improvement of forestlands located in the County subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney, and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider awarding a bid to Jones Concrete Service Company of Hillsborough, North Carolina for a total of $50,572 to extend a retaining wall and pour concrete slab at the Orange County Landfill and authorize the Purchasing Director to execute the necessary paperwork.
The Board will consider approving a right of way agreement as requested by Duke Power for power lines to be installed for the Seymour Senior Center on the Human Services Campus on Homestead Road, Chapel Hill and authorize the Chair to sign.
o. Authorization to Close Property on Eubanks Road APPROVED
The Board will consider authorizing the County Attorney to complete closing on the Eubanks Road property, acquired for siting the Animal Services Facility and authorize the County Attorney and the Finance Director to close on the purchase.
p. Housing Rehabilitation Contract Awards APPROVED
The Board will consider awarding two housing rehabilitation contracts for the County's HOME Housing Rehabilitation Program.
The Board will consider approving a lease renewal for space being used as the Central Orange Senior Center at the Meadowlands, Hillsborough, subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider approving a resolution to officially change the name of the Orange County Unified Transportation Advisory Board (OCUTAB) to the Orange Unified Transportation Board (OUTBOARD) and to consider a resolution approving Rules of Procedure for the Orange Unified Transportation Board.
The Board will consider approving a recommendation regarding petitions to add Willow Oak Drive, Scarlet Oak Lane, and Boundbrook Drive to the State Maintained Secondary Road System.
The Board will consider accepting grant funding, approving a memorandum of agreement between the County and State, and approving a subgrant agreement between the County and University for a State pass-through grant award of federal Homeland Security funds in the amount of $48,500 to reimburse the County for equipment purchased for improving the response to critical facilities and key resources in the County and authorize the Manage, Finance Director, and County Attorney to sign the agreement.
u. Interim County Manager Appointment Terms APPROVED
The Board will consider confirming the terms of the appointment of the Interim County Manager.
The Board will consider approval of entering into an agreement with David Guthrie, Systems Integration Specialist, in an amount not to exceed $21,674 to acquire, install, certify, and train County and The People's Channel representatives on technical equipment necessary to enhance capabilities and outputs in preparation for planned livecasting at Southern of BOCC meetings and authorize staff purchase of ancillary equipment and authorize the Manager to sign the agreement.
The Board will consider granting permission to allow the Human Services Advisory Commission to donate registration proceeds from the 2006 Human Services Issues Forum to Senior Care of Orange County, Inc. to be used to provide emergency property tax assistance grants to elderly low-income home owners.
x. Jail HVAC System Replacement Analysis APPROVED
The Board will consider authorizing the Purchasing Director to develop and execute a contract for professional services with Reece, Noland & McElrath, Inc. for preparation of an analysis of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system needs for the Orange County Jail (pre-1997 sectors), and identification of an appropriate energy-efficient replacement system; and to provide recommendations for addressing humidity concerns for the basement level of the Court Street Annex building.
y. Solid Waste Operations Center Project Update APPROVED
The Board will receive a status report on progress toward design and construction of the Solid Waste Operations Center, including results of the cultural and archaeological survey of the property and provide additional direction as the Board may decide.
The Board will consider approving reduced annual membership rates at the SportsPlex for permanent Orange County employees as an element of the employee pay and benefit package, effective September 1, 2006.
The Board will consider approving a supplemental Memorandum of Agreement between Orange County and North Carolina Cooperative Extension/North Carolina State University (NCSU) to implement a new payment process for new Cooperative Extension employees and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider authorizing the Purchasing Director to execute a contract in the amount of $5,640 for professional services with Michael A. Neal & Associates, Inc. to update design and construction and bid specification documents for paving of the gravel parking lot adjacent to the east of Richard E. Whitted Human Services Center, subject to final approval by staff and the County Attorney.
cc. Budget Amendment #1 APPROVED
The Board will consider approving budget ordinance
amendments for fiscal year 2006-07.
Resolutions or Proclamations
The Board will consider a draft resolution providing
direction to staff regarding a request by Piedmont EMC for expedited
review of a Planned Development Zoning Atlas Amendment outside of the
Quarterly Public Hearing schedule.
a. Tax Collector's Annual Settlement APPROVED
The Board will receive the tax collector's annual
settlement on current and delinquent taxes and approve the accounting
Items for Decision--Regular Agenda
a. Request for Additional Childcare Subsidy Funding APPROVED
The Board will consider approving a reallocation of $100,000 from anticipated Medicaid savings to serve families waiting for child care subsidies.
b. County-Funded Sustainable Design Elements for Community College Campus Building To Be Brought Back on 8/31/06 Work Session
The Board will consider authorizing the expenditure of funds for sustainable design elements in the Durham Technical Community College (DTCC), Satellite Campus Building One.
c. The Orchard - Preliminary Plan Pulled by Developer
The Board will consider the Preliminary Plan for The Orchard Subdivision.
d. Westhampton - Preliminary Plan To Be Brought Back
The Board will consider the Preliminary Plan for Westhampton Subdivision.
The Board will consider appointing interested individuals to the NC Highway 57 Speedway Area Small Area Plan Task Force.
(2) Orange County Board of Adjustment - New Appointments DEFERRED
The Board will consider making appointments to the Orange County Board of Adjustment.
The Board will consider making appointments to the Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee.
(4) Animal Services Advisory Board - New Appointments DEFERRED
The Board will consider making one new appointment to the Animal Services Advisory Board.
(5) Economic Development Commission - New Appointments DEFERRED
The Board will consider making appointments to the Economic Development Commission.
The Board will consider making appointments to the Economic Development Commission.
(7) Commission for the Environment - New Appointments DEFERRED
The Board will consider making appointments
to the Commission for the Environment.
(8) Human Relations Commission - New Appointments DEFERRED
The Board will consider making appointments to the Human Relations Commission.
The Board will consider making one appointment to the Rural Transportation Advisory Board.
The Board will consider making initial appointments to the Sportsplex Community Advisory Committee.
(11) Commission for Women - New Appointments DEFERRED
The Board will consider making appointments
to the Commission for Women.
Orange County water supply reservoir
information as of 10:00 AM, Thursday, August 17, 2006
Water level is 8.5" below full (dropping at less
than 0.5" per day for the time being).
Water storage capacity remaining is 91.5% (435 million gallons)
Approximately 131 days of water supply remaining (at Capacity Use
specified release rate)
· Current Eno River flow at the Hillsborough gage is averaging approximately 3.0 cfs (1.94 million gallons per day).
Eno flow levels are currently well below historical median flows
(approximately 10 cfs) and have been for the last two weeks.
Controlled releases for instream flow from both
the Lake Orange and West Fork reservoirs are maintaining streamflow
at the current level.
Eno River Capacity Use Restrictions at Stage 1 have been in effect since
August 5, 2006.
Water level is at 2.5" below full
Water storage capacity remaining is 99.3%
Approximately one year of water supply remaining (assuming Town's current
daily demand and releases for streamflow augmentation)
Water level at Cane Creek Reservoir is 11.0" below full
Water level at
University Lake is 16.5" below full
Total remaining water storage capacity is approximately 93.6%
· Approximately 300 days of water supply remaining (at current 7-day average daily demand [10.2 million gallons per day])
National Weather Service/NOAA Regional
Precipitation data (inches above [+] or below [-] normal)
-6.34" for 2005
-9.94" for 2005
since January 1, 2006
+1.80" since January 1, 2006
+5.34" since June 1, 2006
+9.64" since June 1, 2006
NC Drought Management Advisory Council drought map, updated August 8th,
no longer shows any portion of Orange County to be affected by any drought
or even "abnormally dry" condition.
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