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Orange County Commission for the Environment

Meeting Agenda

October 8, 2012

7:30 p.m.

Environment & Agricultural Center

306 Revere Rd, Hillsborough, NC

A complete copy of the agenda is available for viewing online.  A complete agenda may also be accessed at the DEAPR Office located in the Environment and Agricultural Center 306-A Revere Road, Hillsborough, NC M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


I. Call to Order

II. Additions or Changes to Agenda

III. Approval of Minutes

The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from September 10, 2012 as submitted. Attachment 1

IV. Blackwood Farm habitat enhancement project

DEAPR intends to convert a hayfield to a native grass meadow at Orange County’s Blackwood Farm—a future park. Dan Derby (Parks Superintendent) will provide an overview of the project and ask for CFE feedback/guidance before taking to the BOCC for approval. Attachment 2, Attachment 3


V. CFE Annual Report and Work Plan (2012-13)


The BOCC asks its advisory boards to prepare an annual report of the past year activities and a work plan of its activities for the coming year, consistent with the Board’s goals and objectives. The BOCC will invite the CFE Chair to attend a January 2013 work session to review the report and provide comments as needed. The CFE’s 2011-12 report is provided Attachment 4, Attachment 5

VI. Proposed Alternative Energy Task Force


The CFE will consider the structure and composition of a proposed committee to discuss and explore ways to improve the County’s ability to foster local sustainable energy production and energy efficiency strategies. Attachment 6

VII.  Committee Meetings

The standing committees will work on assigned tasks and new initiatives Attachment 7

VIII. Updates and Information Items


Staff and/or CFE members will provide updates on the following items:

IX.  Adjournment


Next meeting: November 12, 2012 - Chapel Hill, NC