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Meeting Agenda

April 8, 2013

7:30 p.m.

Southern Human Services Center

2501 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill, 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 March 11, 2013 as submitted. Attachment 1

IV. Food Waste Collection and Composting

Gayle Wilson (OC Solid Waste Mgmt. Director) and Cody Marshall (Recycling Programs Mgr.) will provide an overview of Orange County’s food waste collection and recycling program. The CFE expressed interest in exploring ways to increase composting of food waste. Attachment 2


V. Orange County Curbside Recycling Program

CFE will discuss a recent announcement that Orange County is reconsidering its curbside
recycling program for rural residents. The BOCC will have a work session on April 9 to look at all the options for how to proceed with the recycling program.  Attachment 3, Attachment 4, Attachment 5, Attachment 6


VI. Committee Meetings

The CFE will break out into its two standing committees (Air and Energy & Water and Biological) to discuss ongoing business.  Attachment 7

VII. Updates and Information Items:

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

  • CFE  recruitment efforts
  • Orange County legislative agenda package 2013 Attachment 8
  • Potential repeal of solar tax credit Attachment 9
  • NC trust funds in Gov. McCrory budget Attachment 10

VIII.  Adjournment

Next meeting: May 13, 2013 - Hillsborough, NC