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Orange County Commission for the Environment

Meeting Agenda

August 13, 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 June 11, 2012 as submitted. Attachment 1

IV.  UDO Amendments - Solar Arrays

Michael Harvey (Orange Co. Planning and Inspections) will provide an overview of proposed amendments to the County's Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) to address development of solar arrays in the county.  CVE comments are welcome in advance of August 27 public hearing.  Attachment 2 Attachment 3 Attachment 4


V. Updates and Information Items 

  • CFE resolution on horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing Attachment 5
  • Planning Board consideration of two CFE proposals (O'Dwyer and Neal)
  • Half-Percent Sales Tax referendum - public education effort Attachment 6
  • County install electric-vehicle charging stations Attachment 7
  • Orange Well Net - 2012 Annual Report Attachment 8
  • County supports NC 10% local food campaign  Attachment 9
  • CFE vacancies and upcoming officer elections Attachment 10

VI. Committee Meetings

  • CFE proposal for generating solar energy in subdivisions Attachment 11
  • CFE proposed incentives for energy efficient construction Attachment 12
  • CFE summary of forestry activities and water quality Attachment 13
  • CFE proposal to protect roadside native plant habitat Attachment 14

VII.  Adjournment


Next meeting: September 10, 2012 - Chapel Hill, NC