Orange County Board of Commissioners
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Additions or Changes to the Agenda
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and with fellow citizens. At
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this public charge, the Chair will ask the offending person to leave the
meeting until that individual regains personal control. Should decorum
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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
The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes for May 16 and June 8, 15, 22, and 27 of 2006 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board.
Appointments - None
The Board will consider amending the Orange County Classification and Pay Plan by adding a new class of Policy and Compliance Officer at Salary Grade 27. The salary range for Salary Grade 27 is $63,120 - $100,906.
The Board will consider approving a continuation Agreement with the Town of Chapel Hill to provide funding in the amount of $46,697 for senior recreation programs on behalf of the Town's Parks and Recreation Department and authorize the Manager to sign the Agreement with the Town of Chapel Hill.
The Board will consider authorizing renewal agreements with respite care providers with the Department on Aging and authorize the Manager to sign the agreements.
The Board will consider adopting a resolution required by the North Carolina Local Government Commission (LGC) for approval of the acquisition of financing needed to complete construction of the new Carrboro High School.
The Board will consider awarding a bid for an Articulated Dump Truck for Solid Waste at a total cost of $346,043 from Gregory Poole of Raleigh, North Carolina and authorize the Purchasing Director to execute the necessary paperwork.
h. Bid Award: Hydraulic Excavator for Solid Waste APPROVED
The Board will consider awarding a bid for a Hydraulic Excavator for Solid Waste at a total cost of $270,277from Gregory Poole of Raleigh, North Carolina and authorize the Purchasing Director to execute the necessary paperwork.
j. Budget Amendment #2 APPROVED
The Board will consider approving budget ordinance and grant project ordinance amendments for fiscal year 2006-07.
The Board will consider approving plans to recognize the thirteen (13) volunteer fire and rescue departments and the ham radio operators serving Orange County.
The Board will consider recognizing the North
Carolina Governor's Award/Key Volunteers at the televised November 14,
2006 BOCC regular meeting.
Resolutions or Proclamations
a. Resolution Honoring Turnabout Goat Farm APPROVED
The Board will consider recognizing Turnabout Goat Farm, recently named North Carolina Meat Goat Association's 2005 Breeder of the Year for Percentage Goats.
The Board will consider a resolution of commendation for Sheriff's Deputy London Ivey and Orange High School Driver's Education Instructor Russ LeBlanc for their courage and heroism in protecting the lives of Orange High School students and staff and authorize the Chair to sign the resolution.
The Board will consider a resolution to approve the
acceptance by Orange County of an agricultural conservation easement from
Vickie and David McKee and the acceptance of a grant from the federal Farm
and Ranch Land Protection Program and authorize the Chair and Clerk to
sign, subject to final review by staff and County Attorney.
The Board will consider approving a request from
Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation (PEMC) for an expedited review of
a replacement tower, set a public hearing date, and approve the legal ad
for a public hearing to be held on October 3, 2006 for a Planned
Development amendment with a Class "A" Special Use Permit
Items for Decision--Regular Agenda
The Board will consider authorizing the expenditure of funds for sustainable design elements for the Durham Technical Community College (DTCC), Satellite Campus Building One; and authorize staff to notify DTCC of the contract amendments details.
b. Proposed Changes to Fairview Master Plan from Town of Hillsborough PENDING JOINT DISCUSSIONS WITH JURISDICTIONS
The Board will consider proposed changes to the Fairview Public Campus Master Plan received from the Town of Hillsborough.
c. BOCC District Elections Education Process APPROVED
The Board will consider tools and process to increase public awareness of the November 7, 2006 District Election Referendum.
d. Westhampton - Preliminary Plan APPROVED
The Board will consider the Preliminary Plan and Resolution of Approval for Westhampton Subdivision.
The Board will consider the legal advertisement for items to be presented at the Joint Planning Area Public Hearing scheduled for October 19, 2006.
f. Lands Legacy Action Plan for FY 2006-08 APPROVED
The Board will consider adoption of the Lands Legacy
Action Plan for fiscal years 2006-07 and 2007-08.
"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 § 143-318.11(a)(5).
Orange County water supply reservoir
information as of 10:00 AM, Thursday, September 7, 2006
Water level is 18.5" below full.
Water storage capacity remaining is 84.8% (406 million gallons)
Approximately 126 days of water supply remaining (at Capacity Use
specified release rate)
· Current Eno River flow at the Hillsborough gage is averaging approximately 3.5 cfs (2.26 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 7" below full
Water storage capacity remaining is 98%
In excess of 300 days
of water supply remaining (assuming Town's current
daily demand and releases for streamflow augmentation)
Water level at Cane Creek Reservoir is 20.8" below full
Water level at University Lake is 12.0" below full
Total remaining water storage capacity is approximately 90.4%
· Approximately 330 days of water supply remaining (at current 7-day average daily demand [9.1 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
+3.85" since January 1, 2006
+4.30" since September 1,
+0.86" since September 1, 2006
NC Drought Management Advisory Council drought map, updated September 5th,
shows Orange County to be in the area (basically all of the state with the
exception of the Coastal Plain) categorized as "abnormally dry".
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