Orange County Board of Commissioners
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Library in Chapel Hill.
Additions or Changes to the Agenda
The Board of Commissioners pledges to the
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.)
Proclamations/ Resolutions/ Special Presentations
a. Orange County Arts Grant Recipients PRESENTED
The Board will consider presenting checks to local artists and arts organizations receiving Orange County Arts Grants.
b. Resolution Recognizing and Honoring Bob Nutter APPROVED
The Board will consider a resolution recognizing Robert "Bob" Nutter for service to Orange County and the agricultural community.
The Board will consider
approving a resolution demonstrating support of continuation funding for
the Orange/Chatham Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and authorizing the
Chair to sign.
4. Consent Agenda
The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes for the two meetings on December 7, 2007 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board.
Appointments - None
The Board will consider three (3) untimely applications for exemption/exclusion from ad valorem taxation for the 2007 tax year.
d. Property Tax Refunds 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.
e. Advertisement of Tax Liens on Real Property APPROVED
The Board will consider an advertisement to report 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 request March 12, 2008 as the date set by the Board for the tax lien advertisement.
The Board will consider purchasing 150 Personal Desktop Computers, 50 laptop computers and accompanying Office software to replace obsolete computers used by staff throughout Orange County government and authorize the Purchasing Director to execute the necessary paperwork.
The Board will consider authorizing the Purchasing Director to effect furniture purchases as may be needed at the Gateway Center via State Contract vendor(s).
h. Advertising for Board and Commission Vacancies APPROVED
The Board will consider a
request to authorize the Clerk to the Board's office to advertise (paid
ads) in order to assist in the process of filling volunteer positions on
Orange County's Advisory Boards and Commissions in the amount of $2,500.
The Board will consider the Department on Aging's request to execute agreements with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for participation in the two-year "Feasibility and Effects of Preventive Home Visits" study funded by the National institute of Health and authorize the Chair to sign subject to the County Attorney's review and approval.
The Board will consider renewing the agreement for a Project Coordinator for the Adopt a Child Care Dental Screening Project subject to County Attorney review.
k. New Fee for Septic Contractors Class APPROVED
The Board will consider approving a new $50 fee for a septic contractors class and increase the Health Department budget to reflect the projected fees and expenses.
The Board will consider a
contract with Hertzog Research, LLC for an amount of $9,985, to conduct a
telephone survey of likely Orange County voters regarding their attitudes
towards the possible implementation of an additional one-quarter cent
sales tax or a .4% land transfer tax on real property transactions and
authorize the Manager to execute the agreement.
The Board will consider the legal advertisement for items to be presented at the Board of County Commissioners/Planning Board Quarterly Public Hearing scheduled for February 25, 2008.
n. Change in BOCC Meeting Schedule APPROVED
The Board will consider conducting a public hearing on the North Carolina Community Transportation Program (CTP) grant application by Orange Public Transportation for FY 2008-2009 and approve the grant application, adoption of a resolution authorizing the applicant to enter into an agreement with North Carolina Department of Transportation, and authorize the County Attorney to complete the necessary certifications and assurances and authorize the Chair to sign.
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 2007-2008 HOME funds.
The Board will consider conducting a second public hearing to receive citizen comments regarding the County Manager's Recommended 2008-2018 Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for County and school projects.
The Board will consider
conducting a public hearing to solicit opinion form voters regarding
which, or both, of two local revenue options should be placed on a May
2008 referendum for voter consideration.
a. The Bluffs at Moorefields - Preliminary Plan APPROVED
The Board will receive
Administration and Planning Board recommendations on and consider approval
for the Preliminary Plan for The Bluffs at Moorefields Subdivision.
b. Next Steps on Farmers'Market MANAGER SEARCH APPROVED
The Board will consider establishment of Orange County component of an Interlocal Agreement Committee to assist staff and Clarion Associates on Phase II of the Hillsborough Area-Orange County Strategic Growth Plan and ask the Clerk to advertise and/or notify advisory boards for possible appointments.
The Board will consider
resolutions providing comments regarding the Draft 2009-2015 State
Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) - one to the North Carolina
Department of transportation (NCDOT) and one to the Transportation
Advisory Committee (TAC) of the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan
Planning Organizations (DCHC MPO).
Status Report on Efland Sewer Expansion
County Manager's Report
Orange County water supply
reservoir water levels
as of 3:00 PM, Thursday, January 31, 2008
Fork Reservoir (as
Reservoirs (as of shown
Weather Service/NOAA Regional Precipitation data (as
above [+] or below [-] normal)
-2.63" since January 1, 2008
-2.48" since January 1, 2008
1. Please note that the rainfall deficits noted above show only deficits from January 2008, and do not reflect deficits that remained at the end of 2006 and 2007
The NC Drought Management Advisory Council drought map, updated
January 29, 2008, indicates that the entirety of Orange County lies within
the area characterized as experiencing "exceptional drought" (the most
severe drought classification used).