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Orange County Commission for the Environment

Meeting Agenda

January 9, 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. New Member Introduction
The CFE will welcome new member, Jan Sassaman. Updated roster provided

Attachment 1

IV. Approval of Minutes

The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from December 12, 2011 as submitted. Attachment 2

V.  Expectations for 2012 and Committee Break-out

The CFE will discuss expectations for 2012 prior to breaking for the standing committees to discuss ongoing tasks and consider revising priority tasks for 2012 Attachment 3

VI. Committee Reports
The committees will report on various projects, including the following initiatives:

  • Effects of forest management on water resources: annotated bibliography and
    summary of findings (Water)
  • Local incentives and rebates for installing energy conservation measures (Energy)
  • Comprehensive natural areas and open space conservation plan (Biological)

VII. Updates and Information Items

  • CFE Annual Report and Work Plan 2011-12 Attachment 4
  • CFE proposal to conserve native plant habitat along roadways Attachment 5
  • CFE proposal for solar energy sites in new developments Attachment 6
  • US Dept. of Energy Awards $12M to Spur Solar Rooftops Attachment 7
  • Feb 12 Symposium – The State and Future of Local Streams Attachment 8


VIII.  Adjournment

Next meeting: February 13, 2012 - Chapel Hill, NC