Orange County Board of Commissioners
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Library in Chapel Hill.
Additions or Changes to the Agenda
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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.
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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 June 27, August 22, 28, and 31, 2006 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board.
b. Appointments - None
c. Property Tax Releases APPROVED
The Board will consider adoption of a resolution to release property values related to seven (7) requests for property tax releases in accordance with N.C. General Statute 105-381.
d. Property Value Changes APPROVED
The Board will consider approving value changes made in property values after the 2006 Board of Equalization and Review has adjourned.
e. Employee Health Insurance for 2007 APPROVED
The Board will consider renewal of employee health insurance plans through the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Health Insurance Trust effective January 1, 2007
f. Employee Dental Insurance for 2007 APPROVED
The Board will consider an increase in employee dental insurance rates effective January 1, 2007, and authorize the Personnel Director to sign the Contract with Delta Dental for Plan administrative services.
The Board will consider a recommendation regarding petitions to add Ezekiel Peppers Trail and Jubilee Drive to the State Maintained Secondary Road System.
h. Budget Amendment #3 APPROVED
The Board will consider approving budget and grant project ordinance amendments for fiscal year 2006-07.
The Board will consider authorizing ERCD staff to create a new appendix to the Lands Legacy Program Document (adopted April 4, 200) modifying the farmland preservation section to make it consistent with new State farmland preservation legislation (this appendix was suggested in one of the three "issue papers" presented with the Lands Legacy Action Plan for 2006-08).
k. Central Recreation Restroom Up Fits Design APPROVED
The Board will consider authorizing the purchase of an incident management computer software package, called WebEOC, utilizing grant funding and other funds and authorize the Manager and Purchasing Director to sign.
The Board will consider authorizing the release of
additional funds in the amount of $80,000 to OPC/LME to further facilitate
the divestiture (transfer) of OPC Club Nova to Club Nova Community, Inc.
(The formal transfer of management responsibility from OPC occurred in
n. The Orchard Subdivision Review Referral APPROVED
Resolutions or Proclamations
a. Orange County Arts Grant Recipients APPROVED
The Board will present checks
to local artists and arts organizations receiving Spring, 2006 Orange
County Arts Grants.
The Board will hold a public hearing to hear public testimony regarding the PEMC request to amend its Planned Development - Office/Institution (PD-OI) zoning district and its Class A Special Use Permit to permit the principal use of a 350-foot replacement tower at its administrative and operations center located at 2500 NC Highway 86 South, Hillsborough.
b. Carrboro High School Financing APPROVED
Items for Decision--Regular Agenda
a. Comprehensive Plan Update Process APPROVED with CHANGES
The Board will receive a brief presentation from Planning Staff on revisions to the Planning Board's recommended Draft Comprehensive Plan Update Process and Administration's recommendations for roles and timetable and consider directing County management to pursue the approved Plan Update Process, Roles, and Timelines.
b. West Ten Soccer Center Construction Schedule Options APPROVED with CHANGES
The Board will consider options for completion of West Ten Soccer Center.
The Board will consider adopting a new policy requiring Cultural and Archaeological Surveys for all Orange County development projects involving ground disturbance.
d. Homestead Road Campus Master Plan Approval DEFERRED
e. Creation of a Tethering Committee APPROVED
The Board will consider creating a Tethering Committee for the purpose of assessing whether and if so how the County's animal ordinances should be amended in regard to the tethering of dogs and appoint members and provide direction to staff.
(1) Animal Shelter Design Committee - Charge, Composition and Appointments APPOINTMENTS MADE
The Board will consider making appointments to the Animal Shelter Design Committee.
(2) District Elections Education Committee - Appointments APPOINTMENTS MADE
The Board will consider making appointments to the District Election Education Committee.
The Board will receive a status report regarding LEP populations in Orange County, the County's efforts to serve LEP populations to date, and recommendations to improve service to LEP populations and provide comments or directions to County Staff.
The Board will
review and provide comments to staff regarding a draft BOCC District
Elections educational brochure and the materials for BOCC District
Elections newspaper advertisements that will be circulated to increase
public awareness of the November 7, 2006 BOCC District Elections
Referendum, provide any comments, and authorize staff to proceed.
11. Closed Session SESSION HELD
"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
information as of 5:00 PM, Friday, September 29, 2006
Water level remains at 15.5" below full.
Water storage capacity remaining is 86.7% (410 million gallons)
Approximately 128 days of water supply remaining (at Capacity Use
specified release rate)
· Current Eno River flow at the Hillsborough gage is averaging approximately 4.7 cfs (3.0 million gallons per day).
Releases from Lake Orange
remain at lower than usual levels as the greater portion of instream flow
has been natural flow generated by recent rainfall events.
Eno River Capacity Use
Restrictions at Stage 1 have been in effect since August 5, 2006.
Water level is at 9.6" below full
Water storage capacity remaining is 97.1%
In excess of 300 days
of water supply remaining (assuming Town's current
daily demand and releases for streamflow augmentation)
Water level at Cane Creek Reservoir is 30.0" below full
Water level at University Lake is 23.5" below full
Total remaining water storage capacity is approximately 85.6%
· Approximately 300 days of water supply remaining (at current 7-day average daily demand [9.5 million gallons per day])
National Weather Service/NOAA Regional Precipitation data (inches above [+] or below [-] normal)
-6.34" for 2005
-9.94" for 2005
since January 1, 2006
+5.63" since January 1, 2006
+4.53" since September 1,
+2.64" since September 1, 2006
NC Drought Management Advisory Council drought map, updated September 26th,
shows Orange County - and all of the state with the exception of the
extreme southwest corner - to be in an area categorized as normal in terms
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