Orange County Board of Commissioners
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ITEMS - is
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located at the Orange County Library in Hillsborough and the Chapel Hill
Library in Chapel Hill.
Additions or Changes to the Agenda
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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.
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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.)
4. County Manager's Report
Items for Decision--Consent Agenda
The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from the September 12, 2006 Regular Meeting, September 14, 2006 Joint Meeting with the DSS Board, and September 14, 2006 BOCC Work Session as submitted by the Clerk to the Board.
The Board will consider making one reappointment to the Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee.
The Board will consider making one reappointment to the Affordable Housing Advisory Board.
(3) OUTBoard - Reappointments PULLED
The Board will consider making reappointments to the OUTBoard.
(4) Personnel Hearing Board - Reappointments PULLED
The Board will consider making reappointments to the Personnel Hearing Board.
The Board will consider final approval of the regular meeting schedule for the Board of County Commissioners for calendar year 2007.
d. Budget Amendment #4 APPROVED
The Board will consider approving budget ordinance and grant project ordinance amendments for fiscal year 2006-07.
g. Motor Vehicle Property Tax Release/Refunds APPROVED
The Board will consider adoption of a refund
resolution related to 46 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases
or refunds in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes.
Resolutions or Proclamations
a. Domestic Violence Awareness Month APPROVED
The Board will consider a proclamation recognizing
October 2006 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Orange County.
The Board will recognize and thank Sarah Craige for her commissioned piece "Tree of Life" at SHSC. Her tile mural was commissioner by the Orange County Arts Commission and recently installed.
The Board will recognize, honor, and present plaques to the thirteen (13) Volunteer Fire, Rescue, and Ham Radio Amateurs' organizations that serve the residents of Orange County.
c. ABC Board Report REPORT RECEIVED
The Board will receive a report on ABC operations in Orange County from Dan Sykes, the General Manager for ABC in Orange County, and to provide any comments or question to Mr. Sykes.
d. Stillhouse Creek Restoration Project REPORT RECEIVED
The Board will receive a presentation on the Stillhouse Creek Restoration Project, a joint venture of Orange County, the N.C. Ecosystem Enhancement Program, and the U.S. Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) / Orange Soil and Water District and provide feedback as desired.
The Board will recognize 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, 2005 and present
them the plaque provide by the GFOA.
Items for Decision--Regular Agenda
a. Approval of Final Plans for CHCCS Elementary #10 APPROVED
The Board will consider reviewing and approving final plans for the construction of Elementary School #10 in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School (CHCCS) system and authorize the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools to solicit bids for the construction of a 90,229 square foot elementary school.
c. Homestead Road Campus Master Plan Approval DIRECTION GIVEN TO STAFF
The Board will consider approving a conceptual master plan for the Southern Human Services Center (SHSC) property.
(1) Advisory Board on Aging - New Appointments APPROVED
The Board will consider making appointments to the Board on Aging.
(2) Eno EDD Small Area Plan Taskforce - New Appointment APPROVED
The Board will consider making an appointment to the Eno EDD Small Area Plan Taskforce.
(3) Board of Health - Engineer Appointment APPROVED
The Board will consider making an appointment to the Board of Health.
The Board will consider making an appointment to the Information Technology Advisory Board.
(5) New Hope Park at Blackwood Farm Taskforce APPROVED
The Board will consider making an appointment to the New Hope Park at Blackwood Farm taskforce.
The Board will consider making appointments to the Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee.
The Board will consider
making an appointment to the Recreation and Parks Advisory Council.
a. County Energy Conservation Efforts REPORT RECEIVED
Board will receive a report concerning the County's energy conservation
activities to date and proposed action plan items during 2006/2007 and
provide comments, direction, or questions to County staff.
Closed Session SESSION
Orange County water supply reservoir
information as of 2:00 PM, Tuesday, October 12, 2006
Water level at 18.5" below full.
Water storage capacity remaining is 84.8% (403 million gallons)
Approximately 127 days of water supply remaining (at Capacity Use
specified release rate)
· Current Eno River flow at the Hillsborough gage is averaging approximately 3.3 cfs (2.13 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 33.8" below full
- see note 1.
Water level at University Lake is 31.5" below full - see
Total remaining water storage capacity is approximately 83.2%
· Approximately 300 days of water supply remaining (at current 7-day average daily demand 9.0 million gallons per day]) - see note 1.
Weather Service/NOAA Regional Precipitation data (inches above [+] or
below [-] normal)
-6.34" for 2005
-9.94" for 2005
since January 1, 2006
+5.34" since January 1, 2006
+4.09" since September 1,
+2.35" since September 1, 2006
OWASA website data on reservoir levels and water demand last
The NC Drought Management Advisory Council drought map, updated
September 28th, 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 of rainfall.
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