Orange County Board of Commissioners
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1. 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. All electronic devices such as cell phones, pagers, and computers should please be turned off or set to silent/vibrate.
2. Public Comments
(We would appreciate you signing the pad ahead of time so that you are not overlooked.)
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.)
3. Proclamations/ Resolutions/ Special Presentations
The Board will receive an update on discussions/next steps with Orange County Rescue Squad, Inc. and a preliminary plan/timeline for the County to pursue a new fire and emergency medical services study.
4. Consent Agenda
The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from May 8, 27, 29, June 3, 5, 12 and July 31, 2008 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board.
b. Appointments – None
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 awarding a bid to Triad Freightliner of Greensboro, North Carolina at a delivered cost of $157,975, for a Hook Truck for Orange County Solid Waste; and authorize the Purchasing Director to execute the necessary paperwork.
The Board will consider awarding a bid for the purchase of two (2) 40 Cubic Yard High Compaction Body Front Loader Refuse Truck from Piedmont Peterbilt of Greensboro, North Carolina at a delivered cost of $433,996; and authorize the Purchasing Director to execute the necessary paperwork.
The Board will consider approving budget and grant project ordinance amendments, and to amend the County Fee Schedule for fiscal year 2008-09.
The Board will consider authorizing the Purchasing Director to effect the purchase of furniture and telephone equipment for the new Animal Services Facility, Central Orange Senior Center, Justice Facility and Solid Waste Operations Center.
5. Public Hearings
The Board will consider taking action on a Class A Special Use Permit application proposing the development of a Montessori School at 711 Terry Road (SR 1573) in accordance with the provisions of Article Eight (8) Special Uses and Section 8.8.30 Schools: Elementary, Middle, and Secondary of the Orange County Zoning Ordinance, close the Public Hearing and begin deliberation and schedule BOCC action for the October 7, 2008 regular Board meeting.
6. Regular Agenda
The Board will consider reviewing potential processes, including proposed charge and composition, to establish three new Chatham/Orange Task Forces and, following any revisions, authorize staff to forward the task force proposals to the other jurisdictions for approval and respective appointments.
The Board will consider a Memorandum of Agreement between Orange County and NC State University College of Agriculture and Live Sciences for program development and associated activities at the WC Breeze Family Farm Extension and Research Center in Hurdle Mills, Orange County and if approved, authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider reviewing the application(s) for a rezoning and Class A Special Use Permit for the Buckhorn Village Planned Development submitted by Buckhorn Road Associates LLC on December 22, 2007 and schedule action for October 7, 2008.
The Board will consider receiving the Draft Education Facilities Impact Fee reports prepared by TischlerBise and direct staff on how/when to proceed.
The Board will consider a resolution submitting comments to the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Advisory Committee regarding analyses of alternative transportation systems proposed for the Long Range Transportation Plan.
The Board will consider follow-up information regarding the current County policy related to legal representation for employees during the employee disciplinary process.
8. Board Comments (Three Minute Limit Per Commissioner)
9. County Manager’s Report
The Board will consider making a new appointment to the Orange Water & Sewer Authority Board of Directors.
11. Information Items
12. Closed Session
Orange County water supply reservoir water levels
Available information as of 10:00 AM, Thursday, September 11, 2008
West Fork Reservoir (as of 9/5/2008 [last available update])
National Weather Service/NOAA Regional Precipitation data (through 9/1/2008)
(inches above [+] or below [-] normal)
4.97” since September 1, 2008 +0.10” since September 1, 2008
+8.32” since January 1, 2008 -2.97” since January 1, 2008
The NC Drought Management Advisory Council drought map, last updated September 9, 2008, indicates that all of Orange County lies within the area characterized as experiencing “abnormally dry” conditions (the least severe level of their five point rating system).