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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this public charge, the Chair will ask the offending person to leave the
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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 for the January 31(5:30), February 9, February 21, March 2, and March 13 meetings in 2006 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board.
(1) Orange County Aging Board - One Reappointment APPROVED
Board will consider making a reappointment to the Orange County Aging
(2) Agricultural Preservation Board - One Reappointment APPROVED
Board will consider making one reappointment to the Agricultural
Board will consider making reappointments to the Animal Services Advisory
(4) Commission for Women - Reappointments APPROVED
Board will consider making reappointments to the Commission for Women.
(5) Human Relations Commission - Reappointments APPROVED
Board will consider making reappointments to the Human Relations
(6) Workforce Development Board - Reappointments APPROVED
The Board will consider making reappointments to the Workforce Development Board.
c. Motor Vehicle Property Tax Release/Refunds APPROVED
The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 61 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes.
d. Property Tax Refund APPROVED
The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to one (1) request for property tax refund in accordance with N.C. General Statute 105-381.
e. Property Tax Release APPROVED
The Board will consider adoption of a resolution to release property values related to one (1) request for property tax release in accordance with N.C. General Statute 105-381.
The Board will consider renewing a contract with UNC Family Medicine and Health Department for Physician Services and authorize the Chair to sign pending approval of the FY 2006-2007 budget and any further review by staff and the County Attorney.
The Board will consider renewing a contract for pharmacy services for the Health Department and authorize the Chair to sign, pending the approval of the 2006-2007 budget and any further review by staff and the County Attorney.
The Board will consider renewal of an agreement for Health Department provision of dental services for the Head Start Program offered by Chapel Hill Training and Outreach. Inc. in northern Orange and authorize the Chair to sign subject to any final review by staff and the County Attorney.
i. Audit Contract for the June 30, 2006 Fiscal Year APPROVED
The Board will consider awarding contracts to Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, Certified Public Accountants, for the provision of audit services for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006 and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider authorizing staff to contract with Donald B. Eager & Associates, LLC to conduct an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice study for the amount of $7,500; and authorize the County Manager to execute the resulting agreement, contingent upon final review by staff and the County Attorney.
k. Budget Amendment #15 APPROVED
The Board will consider approving budget ordinance amendments for fiscal year 2005-2006.
The Board will
consider approving an application to the North Carolina Department of
Public Instruction to release funds from Orange County's Public School
Building Capital Fund account for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro-City Schools'
share of the remaining debt service payment related to construction of
McDougle and Scroggs Elementary Schools and authorize the Chair to sign
m. Pyrotechnics Approval; Blue Cross Blue Shield Family Day APPROVED with CHANGES
The Board will
consider approving a pyrotechnics permit for Blue Cross/Blue Shield Family
Day 2006 on Saturday, June 3, 2006, contingent upon final approval of the
set up by the Emergency Management Director or his designee.
Resolutions or Proclamations
a. National Historic Preservation Month APPROVED
The Board will consider proclaiming May as National
Historic Preservation Month.
a. Update on Veteran Services Program PRESENTATION RECEIVED
The Board will receive a presentation on the services
provided through the Veteran's Services Program at the Department of
The Board will conduct a public hearing for the NCDOT
Rural Operating Assistance Program (ROAP) grant application, approve the
FY 2006/2007 ROAP grant application, and authorize the Chair to sign.
Items for Decision--Regular Agenda
a. Consent for New Indebtedness for OE Enterprises, Inc. APPROVED with CHANGES
The Board will consider a request by OE Enterprises for new indebtedness for building improvements and communicate same to First National Bank.
b. Authorization to Release Current Bridge Funding to OPC/LME to Facilitate Divestiture of Club Nova, and Consider Support for an Additional Allotment in the Manager's Recommended FY 06-07 Budget APPROVED
The Board will consider authorizing the release of a County appropriation in the amount of $40,806 to OPC/LME to facilitate the divestiture (transfer) of OPC Club Nova Community, Inc, and to consider support for an additional allocation in the FY 2006-07 budget process.
The Board will consider approving various certifications related to student membership projections of the Orange county Schools (OCS) and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS), as outlined in the draft Annual Report of the SAPFO Technical Advisory Committee and the incorporated forms.
d. Contract for Design Work for Homestead Center Sewer Connection APPROVED (as item 5n)
(1) Orange County Planning Board - New Appointment APPROVED
Board will consider making one new appointment to the Orange County
(2) Arts Commission - New Appointments APPROVED
Board will consider making new appointments to the Arts Commission.
(3) Board of Health - One New Appointment APPROVED
Board will consider making one new appointment to the Board of Health.
Board will consider making new appointments to the Chapel Hill Board of
(5) Commission for the Environment - New Appointments APPROVED
Board will consider making appointments to the Commission for the
Board will consider making appointments to the Hillsborough Strategic
Growth Steering Committee.
Board will consider making appointments to the New Hope Park at Blackwood
Farm Mater Planning Committee.
(8) Orange County Board of Adjustment - New Appointment APPROVED
Board will consider making a new appointment to the Orange County Board of
(9) O.C./Chapel Hill Visitors Bureau - Appointment APPROVED
Board will consider making one new appointment to the Orange County/
Chapel Hill Visitor's Bureau.
(10) Animal Services Advisory Board - New Appointments APPROVED
Board will consider making appointments to the Animal Services Advisory
(11) Orange Unified Transportation Board - New Appointments APPROVED
Board will consider making one new appointment to the Unified
(12) Orange Water And Sewer Authority Board - New Appointment CONTINUE TO ADVERTISE
The Board will consider making one new appointment to the Orange Water and Sewer Authority Board.
(13) Recreation and Parks Advisory Council - New Appointment APPROVED
Board will consider making one new appointment to the Recreation and Parks
"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 §
Orange County water supply reservoir water levels
as of 1:00 PM, Thursday, May 11, 2006
Water level is at the point where it is freely spilling
(full) over the spillway..
Water storage capacity remaining is 100% (475 million gallons)
· Current Eno River flow at the Hillsborough gage is approximately 16 cfs (10.3 million gallons per day).
Eno flow levels, which have averaged well above the 10 cfs flow that
triggers Capacity Use restrictions for the last five days (and 17 of the
last 19 days). For about half
of the last 19 days, flows have averaged at or well above historical
median water flows (approximately 30 to 50 cfs for this time of year) as a
consequence of thunderstorm and other rainfall activity.
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 week to ten days even
with no additional rainfall.
Water level is at full capacity
Water storage capacity remaining is 100%
Water level at Cane Creek Reservoir is 9.3" below full
Water level at University Lake is 24" below full
· Total remaining water storage capacity is approximately 93.5%
· Approximately 340 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)
-9.94" for 2005
January 1, 2006
-6.91" since January 1, 2006
since March 1, 2006
-4.19" since March 1, 2006
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