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.)
Proclamations/ Resolutions/ Special Presentations
National Safe Kids Week Proclamation
The Board will consider a proclamation recognizing the week of April 26 - May 4, 2008 as SAFE KIDS Week in Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider recognizing the Solid Waste Management Department for its efforts in reducing hazardous waste in Orange County and to commend the department for receiving the 2007 Bill Evans and Carol Bond Award for Outstanding Toxicity Reduction.
c. NCACC Outstanding County Program Awards Presentation PRESENTED
The Board will receive the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Outstanding County Program Awards for Orange County's Spanish Language Assessment Tool and the Inspect Plus field computer initiative.
The Board will receive a
report from Donald B. Eager & Associates, LLC on the Analysis of
Impediments to Fair Housing Choice study commissioned by the BOCC on May
a. Minutes APPROVED
The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from February 12 (5:30 and 7:30 p.m.), 19 (5:30 and 7:30 p.m.) and March 18 (5:30 p.m.), 2008 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board.
(1) Arts Commission - Reappointment APPROVED
The Board will consider making reappointments to the Arts Commission.
(2) Carrboro Planning Board - Reappointment APPROVED
The Board will consider making a reappointment to the Carrboro Planning Board.
(3) Historic Preservation Commission - Reappointment APPROVED
The Board will consider making a reappointment to the Historic Preservation Commission.
The Board will consider making reappointments to the Recreation and Parks Advisory Council.
c. Motor Vehicle Property Tax Release/Refunds APPROVED
The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 37 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes.
The Board will consider approving the state grant application for the continuation of program services provided through the NC Criminal Justice Partnership Program (CJPP) for FY 2008-2009 and authorize the Chair to sign contingent upon final review by staff and the County Attorney.
The Board will consider approval of contract renewals for the Orange County Visitors Bureau with Jennings Advertising of Chapel Hill to provide tourism marketing materials in the for of advertising, website design and management, promotions and collateral materials used to grow tourism in Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign.
f. 2008 Audit Contract APPROVED
The Board will consider approving the contract to perform the annual County audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008 and authorize the chair to sign.
g. 2008 Statement Preparation Contract APPROVED
The Board will consider approving a contract for the preparation of the Schedule of State and Federal Financial Assistance for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008 and authorize the chair to sign.
The Board will consider approving a contract to the firm of Cherry, Bekaert & Holland for the provision of accounting services to document the County's major systems in preparation for the audit and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider approving a contract between the Orange County Emergency Services Department and the Orange County Speedway management that provides for Emergency Medical Services coverage at Speedway public events and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider awarding a bid to Triad Freightliner of Greensboro, North Carolina for one recycling truck for recycling operations to serve multi-family residential units at a delivered cost of $132,403; and authorize the Purchasing Director to execute the necessary paperwork.
k. Fiscal Year 2007-08 Budget Amendment #9 APPROVED
The Board will consider approving budget, capital and grant project ordinance amendments for fiscal year 2007-08.
The Board will consider adopting a reimbursement resolution authorizing the County to reimburse itself for non-general obligation bond project expenditures incurred for the Office Building and Library capital project prior to the actual issuance of debt.
m. Change in BOCC Regular Meeting Schedule for 2008 APPROVED
The Board will consider one
change in the County Commissioners' regular meeting calendar for the
The Board will receive an update from the County and UNC teams - the third and final report as specified under the Memorandum of Understanding dated January 17, 2008 - on the development feasibility of a landfill gas to energy project on Eubanks Road to benefit Carolina North, and to request BOCC authorization to proceed towards final contract negotiations.
b. Water Conservation Priorities and Initiatives APPROVED
The Board will receive the "Collaborative Water Conservation Strategies for Joint Consideration by Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Orange County," approve the resolution regarding general support for interlocal water conservation strategies, including OWASA's pursuit of water use efficiency conditions of service and authorize the Chair to sign, and to direct staff to continue collaborative work on these water conservation initiatives.
c. Summer Day Camp Proposal To be brought back
The Board will consider appropriating funds for sponsorships for certain summer day camp programs in lieu of continuing the County's summer day camp program.
d. Draft Interim Solid Waste Plan APPROVED
The Board will consider accepting, as information only, the Draft Interim Solid Waste Plan as reviewed by Solid Waste Advisory Board (SWAB) at its April 3, 2008 meeting; to authorize the Solid Waste Management Department with SEAB to establish the May 1, 2008 SWAB meeting as a public meeting for input to the Plan; and further to authorize staff to set meetings with all three towns to present the draft plan that includes the public input from May 1.
e. Swallow's Ridge - Preliminary Plan To be brought back
The Board will receive the
Administration and Planning Board recommendations on the Preliminary Plan
for Swallow's Ridge.
Board Comments (Three Minute Limit Per Commissioner)
County Manager's Report
The Board will consider making a new appointment to the Affordable Housing Advisory Board.
b. Arts Commission - New Appointment APPROVED
The Board will consider making a new appointment to the Arts Commission.
The Board will consider making
a new appointment to the Human Services Advisory Commission.
Orange County water supply reservoir water levels
information as of 1:00 PM, Thursday, April 10, 2008
Fork Reservoir (as of
04/10/2008 [last available update])
Weather Service/NOAA Regional Precipitation data (through 3/30/2008)
above [+] or below [-] normal)
since March 1, 2008
+1.54" since March 1, 2008
since January 1, 2007
-13.17" since January 1, 2007
since January 1, 2008
-1.50" since January 1, 2008
NC Drought Management Advisory Council drought map, last updated April 8,
2008, indicates that the entirety of Orange County has been upgraded to
"severe drought", the third severity level of their rating system.
We had previously been rated "exceptional drought", which is
the fifth and most dry rating.