Orange County Board of Commissioners
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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.)
The Board will consider recognizing the accomplishments of the Orange County Healthy Carolinians Council.
The Board will consider an application from John Pope for certification as qualifying farmland within the Cedar Grove Voluntary Agricultural District.
c. Youth Voices Summer Leadership Training Institute REPORT RECEIVED
The Board will receive an update on the Fifth Annual Youth Voices Summer Leadership Training Institute.
d. 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 thereof and consider issuing the Orders to Collect for fiscal year 2007 - 2008.
e. Recognition of Revenue Staff and Appointment of (3) Deputy Tax Collectors RECOGNIZED and APPROVED
The Board will consider
acknowledging the continued endeavors of the Revenue staff evident by the
outstanding collection rates achieved and to consider the appointment of
Linda Strickland-Jaubert, Valerie Curry, and Bobbie Underwood as Deputy
Tax Collectors for a one-year term, July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008.
a. Minutes APPROVED
The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from May 17, 21, 24, 31 and June 4, 5, 2007 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board.
Appointments - None
c. Fiscal Year 2007-08 Budget Amendment #1 APPROVED
The Board will consider approving budget ordinance amendments for fiscal year 2007-08.
d. Register of Deeds Software Upgrade APPROVED
The Board will consider approving an upgrade of the Register of Deeds software package and authorize the Chair to sign associated paperwork.
e. Property Value Changes APPROVED
The Board will consider approving value changes made in property values after the 2007 Board of Equalization and Review had adjourned.
f. Property Tax Refunds APPROVED
The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to two requests for property tax refund requests in accordance with N.C. General Statute 105-381.
g. Applications for Property Tax Exemption APPROVED
The Board will consider six untimely applications for exemption/exclusion from ad valorem taxation for the 2007 tax year.
The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 17 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 96 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds requests in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes.
The Board will consider acceptance of a grant award in the amount of $50,000 from the US Soccer Foundation for the West Ten Soccer Center project and authorize the Manager to sign the Field Enhancement Grant Agreement pending final review by staff and the County Attorney.
k. Interior Painting of Jail Annex (1997 Addition) APPROVED
The Board will consider authorizing a contract in the amount of $24,652 with Shaw Coating of Durham for repainting of the interior of the Jail Annex (1997 addition).
The Board will consider approving the repeal of the previously existing Article IV, Section 1.0 Worker's Compensation Leave of the Orange County Personnel Ordinance and replacement with the revised Article IV, Section 1.0 adopted June 26, 2007.
The Board will consider amending the Classification and Pay Plan to add the new class of Parks Conservation Specialist/Turfgrass Manager at Salary Grade 18.
n. Housing Rehabilitation Contract Award APPROVED
The Board will consider awarding a housing rehabilitation contract for the Orange County HOME Scattered Site Housing Rehabilitation Program.
The Board will consider renewing the agreement between the Health Department and the UNC School of Dentistry and UNC Hospitals for dental resident services and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider an agreement renewal to receive $25,000 from the University of North Carolina (UNC) Hospitals for its co-sponsorship of the Department on Aging's Senior Wellness Program from July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008 and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider approving a continuation agreement with the Town of Chapel Hill to provide funding in the amount of $46,700 for senior recreation programs on behalf of the Town's Parks and Recreation Department and authorize the Manager to sign.
r. Commission for Women (CFW) Bylaws Amendment DEFERRED
The Board will consider reviewing and amending the Commission for Women's Bylaws to include a mission statement, delegation of hiring and supervisory duties, and other minor changes for the purpose of clarification.
The Board will consider approving a contract with Summit Engineering, Hillsborough, NC to perform construction materials testing and construction observation in conjunction with the Northern Park Project and authorize the Manager to sign.
The Board will consider re-approving the November 15, 2006 capacity numbers at the Elementary level for Orange County Schools.
The Board will consider adoption of text amendments to the Land Use Element regarding 10-Year Transition areas, as presented at the May 21, 2007 Quarterly Public Hearing.
v. Comprehensive Plan Update - Amendments to Update Process APPROVED with CHANGES
The Board will consider amendments to Phase II of the adopted Update Process to incorporate Clarion Associates' contractual Scope of Services.
The Board will consider amending the order of agenda items for regular BOCC meetings as referenced in the BOCC Rules of Procedure.
The Board will consider approving Orange County's School Construction Standards.
The Board will consider
approving a contract with Wireless Communications for installation
services in th amount of $52,733.51 and authorize the Manager to sign.
a. NC Highway 57 Speedway Area Small Area Plan APPROVED
The Board will review the recommendations of the Economic Development Commission and the Planning Board for the final draft NC Highway 57 Speedway Area Small Area Plan and consider adoption of the plan.
b. Local Revenue Options Authorized by General Assembly ITEM DISCUSSED
The Board will discuss consider its intent for enacting the County's local revenue options recently authorized by the General Assembly and provide direction to staff.
The Board will consider the Major Subdivision Preliminary Plan for the Hastings (Formerly Lot A-9-6 Union Grove United Methodist Church Subdivision).
The Board will consider
approval of a fee structure and operation hours for the Seymour Center
a. Construction Project Update and Introduction of Website REPORT RECEIVED
The Board will receive a progress update of County
construction projects and an introduction to the new website that provides
on-going project information.
County Manager's Report
The Board will consider one
appointment to the Nursing Home Community Advisory Board.
"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 §
Orange County water supply
reservoir water levels
Available information as of 3:00 PM, Tuesday, June
West Fork Reservoir
Weather Service/NOAA Regional Precipitation data
above [+] or below [-] normal)
-0.59" since August 1, 2007 -0.41" since August 1, 2007
The NC Drought Management Advisory Council drought map, updated
August 14, 2007, shows Orange County to be in the area characterized as
"severe drought" in terms of climatic conditions.
2. Orange Alamance's withdrawals are now averaging approximately 0.2 mgd, well below its Stage 2 allocation and Piedmont Minerals withdraws are averaging 0.01 mgd, well below its allocation. Combined with the additional releases by Hillsborough, the water level at Lake Orange, though low, is well above historical expectations, given the lack of rainfall.