Orange County Board of Commissioners
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are encouraged to be at the meeting at the starting time.
The Board usually considers items in the order listed and proceeds
at a steady pace. As a
courtesy to others, speakers are asked to limit their comments to three
BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON AGENDA
ITEMS - is
available in the Clerk's office and complete copies of agenda material are
located at the Orange County Library in Hillsborough and the Chapel Hill
Library in Chapel Hill.
1. Additions or Changes to the Agenda (7:30-7:35)
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 (7:35-7:45)
(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. Board Comments (7:45-8:00)
4. County Manager's Report (8:00-8:05)
5. Items for Decision--Consent Agenda (8:05-8:15)
The Board will consider correcting and/or approving
the minutes of the June 23, 2005 BOCC meeting.
The Board will
consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 67 requests for motor
vehicle property tax releases or refunds.
The Board will consider approving School and County capital project ordinances for fiscal year 2005-06.
The Board will consider authorizing submission of a grant application to the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management Agency to help support the Orange County Emergency Management program; and approve the Manager and Emergency Management Director signing the application documents.
The Board will consider authorizing the hiring of ENT Land Surveys, Inc., for completing a boundary survey of the Charles Keith property for which Orange County is purchasing a conservation easement and to exempt the County from the provisions of G.S. 143, Article 3D in order to expedite survey work needed for the proposed easement acquisition.
The Board will
consider amending the current contract between the Orange County Schools
and Orange County to expand the number of Department of Social Services
social work positions from four to seven in the schools and to approve
three new social work positions and one new social work position to be
funded through the contract; and authorize the Chair to sign the contract
subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney.
The Board will
consider a petition to add subdivision roads in Eno Woods subdivision to
the North Carolina State Secondary Road System.
The Board will
consider approving budget ordinance amendments for fiscal year 2005-06.
The Board will consider final approval of the regular meeting scheduled
for the Board of County Commissioners for calendar year 2006.
Board will consider one change in the County Commissioners' regular
meeting calendar for the year 2005.
6. Resolutions or Proclamations
7. Special Presentations (8:15-8:20)
The Board will consider recognizing the staff of the Orange County Finance Department for earning the Government Finance Officers' Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2004.
8. Public Hearings (8:20-8:30)
The Board will consider conducting a public hearing on matters related to financing the acquisition of the Triangle Sportsplex, as approved by the Board of Commissioners on September 20, 2005 and to adopt a resolution that authorizes the financing.
9. Items for Decision--Regular Agenda
The Board will consider a proposed charge, membership composition/appointments, and timeframe for preparing an update of the Master Aging Plan, including the designation of two Board of Commissioners to serve on the steering committee.
The Board will consider approving an agreement with Jeff Thompson through LEDAHF, Inc. to provide construction management services for the Southern Orange Senior Center, subject to approval of the County Attorney and staff, in the amount of $35,000, plus reimbursable expenses; and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board.
The Board will consider: 1) revision of the concept plan site plan approval for the proposed Orange County Soccer Center (OCSC) in order to allow Duke Power Company to install sub-feeder distribution power lines aboveground in the Buckhorn Area EDD; and 2) granting Duke Power Company easements on the OCSC property, the aboveground one of which to be generally parallel to the western property line, to allow for installation of aboveground sub feeder distribution lines; authorizing the County Manager and County Attorney to finalize the precise location of the easements and to authorize the recordation of the easement document.
The Board will consider authorizing the appointment of a County employee to serve as the Energy Conservation Manager to provide leadership, analytical, monitoring, coordination and communication support to the County's energy and water conservation initiative.
The Board will consider approval of a proposed policy governing the removal of items from salvage sheds and from bulk disposal sections of Orange County's Solid Waste Convenience Centers (SWCCs)
The Board will consider making new appointments to the Orange Unified Transportation Advisory Board.
The Board will consider making new appointments to the Transfer of Development Rights Taskforce.
The Board will consider receiving a report on a discussion at a recent Solid Waste Management Plan Work Group meeting regarding recyclable materials remaining in the waste stream that are currently being landfilled, but are available for recycling.
11. Closed Session
a. "To discuss the County's position and to instruct the County Manager and County Attorney on the negotiating position regarding the terms of a contract to purchase real property," NCGS § 143-318.11(a)(5).
Water Supply Reservoir Water Levels
information as of 9:00 AM, Thursday, October 13, 2005
Water level is 6'-4"
below full (dropping at a rate of approximately 1" per day)
storage capacity remaining is approximately 46.6% (221 million gallons)
88 days of water supply remaining (at Capacity Use specified release rate)
River Capacity Use Restrictions are at Stage III as of 9/29/05, but will
become Stage IV on 9/30/05 absent a significant rainfall event within 24
West Fork Reservoir (not
available at this time)
Water level at Cane Creek
Reservoir is 5'-10.5" below full
Water level at University
Lake is 5'-3.8" below full
remaining water storage capacity is approximately 67.4%
In excess of 230 days of water
Regional Precipitation Data (inches above [+] or below [-] normal)
- 5.74" for 2005
+ 0.59" for October 2005
-9.56" for 2005
+1.24" for October 2005
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