Orange County Board of Commissioners
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Additions or Changes to the Agenda
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and with fellow citizens. At
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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.)
County Manager's Report
Items for Decision--Consent Agenda
The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from February 23, 2006 Joint Meeting with the Town of Chapel Hill and March 23, March 30, and April 10, 2006 Manager Search Process meetings, as submitted by the Clerk to the Board.
The Board will consider making reappointments to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.
2) Board of Health - Reappointments APPROVED
The Board will consider making reappointments to the Board of Health.
The Board will consider approving an updated Interlocal Agreement between Orange County and the Towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough with regard to tax and revenue collection endeavors on their behalf, subject to final approval by staff and the County Attorney.
d. Child Support Attorney Contract APPROVED
The Board will consider a contract with Coleman, Gledhill, Hargrave, and Peek to provide legal representation for the Child Support Office and authorize the Chair to sign.
e. Cost Allocation Plan Contract APPROVED
The Board will consider a contract with MAXIMUS, INC. for the preparation of the County's Cost Allocation Plan and authorize the Chair to sign.
f. Housing Rehabilitation Contract Awards APPROVED
The Board will consider awarding two housing rehabilitation contracts for the County's CDBG Scattered Site Housing Rehabilitation Program.
g. Budget Amendment #14 APPROVED
The Board will consider approving budget ordinance
and grant project ordinance amendments for fiscal year 2005-06.
Buckhorn Road EDD/Gravelly Hill Water/Sewer Project -
Relocating Mebtel Telephone Service Lines from Water/Sewer Path
i. Child Day Care Facilities Zoning Text Amendments APPROVED
The Board will consider hearing and closing the public hearing, and making a decision on the Administration and Planning Board recommendations for proposed Zoning Ordinance text amendments regarding child day care facilities.
j. Change in BOCC Regular Meeting Schedule APPROVED
The Board will consider two changes in the County Commissioners' regular meeting calendar for year 2006, moving the September 7, 2006meeing to September 12, 2006 at the F. Gordon Battle Courtroom and moving the September 12, 2006 Work Session to September 14, 2006 at the Government Services Center.
The Board will consider adopting a resolution
required by SunTrust Bank to facilitate the financing of equipment
approved for purchase by the Board in April 2006 and authorize the Finance
Director and County Attorney
to execute appropriate documents.
Resolutions or Proclamations
a. Older Americans Month and Senior Center Week APPROVED
The Board will consider joining federal and state governments in
designating the month of May as Older Americans Month, a time to honor
older citizens for their contributions to society; and also to designate
the week of May 14 through May 20 as Senior Center Week in Orange County
to recognize local senior centers as focal points for providing
opportunities and services to older citizens and authorize the Chair to
b. National Tourism Week APPROVED
The Board will consider a proclamation recognizing the week of May 13
through 21, 2006 as National Tourism Week in Orange County and authorize
the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider a proclamation recognizing May 7 through May 13,
2006 as Drinking Water Week in Orange County and encourage participation
in the Orange Water and Sewer Authority's (OWASA's) "Taste of
Hope" Customer Assistance Program and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will receive an
update on the Master Ageing Planning progress and to consider approval of
the priority issues identified by the Task Force Aging Plan.
will continue a public hearing from the Board's April 18, 2006 regular
meeting for discussion of items for inclusion in Orange County's
legislative agenda package for the 2006 North Carolina General Assembly
Session and to consider approval of resolutions and any additional
materials for presentation to Orange County's legislative delegation and
the leadership of the North Carolina General Assembly.
Items for Decision--Regular Agenda
The Board will consider adopting a resolution approving the 2006 Consolidation Housing Plan Annual Update: the proposed HOME Program Activities for 2006-2007 and to authorize the Manager to implement the HOME Program as approved by the BOCC including the ability to execute agreements with partnering non-profit organizations after consultation with the County Attorney.
c. Legal Advertisement for Quarterly Public Hearing - May 22, 2006 APPROVED with CHANGES
The Board will consider the legal advertisement for items to be presented at the Joint Board of County Commissioners/Planning Board Quarterly Public Hearing scheduled for May 22, 2006.
d. Possible Conservation Easements for Greene Tract APPROVED
The Board will discuss matters related to the possible recording of conservation easements on portions of the Greene Tract to permanently protect those areas as open space.
1) Board of Health - One New Appointment DEFERRED
The Board will consider
making one new appointment to the Board of Health.
Reports - NONE
Orange County Water Supply Reservoir Water Levels
Available information as of 11:00 AM, Thursday, April 27, 2006
level is at the point where it is freely spilling (full) over the
Water storage capacity
remaining is 100% (475 million gallons)
· Current Eno River flow at the Hillsborough gage is approximately 90 cfs (58 million gallons per day).
Eno flow levels, which
have averaged well above the 10 cfs flow that triggers Capacity Use
restrictions for the last six days, are also averaging at or well above
historical median water flows (approximately 40 to 50 cfs for this time of
year) as a consequence of recent thunderstorm and rainfall conditions.
There are no Eno River
Capacity Use Restrictions in effect at this moment, and it now appears
unlikely that instream flow conditions that would initiate restrictions
will be seen within the next two weeks.
West Fork Reservoir
level is at full capacity
Water storage capacity
remaining is 100%
level at Cane Creek Reservoir is 22.3" below full
level at University Lake is 18.3" below full
Total remaining water
storage capacity is approximately 90.1%
330 days of water supply remaining (at yearly average daily demand [9.0
million gallons per day])
National Weather Service/NOAA Regional Precipitation data
(inches above [+] or below [-] normal)
-6.34" for 2005 -9.94" for 2005
-5.11" since January 1, 2006 -6.80" since January 1, 2006
-1.34" since March 1, 2006 -4.08" since March 1, 2006
+1.44" since April 1, 2006 -1.18" since April 1, 2006
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