Orange County Board of Commissioners
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Library in Chapel Hill.
Additions or Changes to the Agenda
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.
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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.)
Historic Preservation Month
The Board will consider proclaiming May as National Historic Preservation
The Board will consider a resolution to approve the purchase of and
acceptance by Orange County of an agricultural conservation easement for
the Lee Farm.
a. Minutes APPROVED
The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from April 10, 12, and 13, 2007 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board.
(1) Advisory Board on Aging - Reappointments APPROVED
The Board will consider making reappointments to the Advisory Board on Aging.
(2) Animal Services Advisory Board - Reappointments APPROVED
The Board will consider making reappointments to the Animal Services Advisory Board.
The Board will consider making one reappointment to the Hyconeechee Library Board of Trustees.
The Board will consider making reappointments to the Information Technology Advisory Committee.
c. Motor Vehicle Property Tax Release/Refunds APPROVED
The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 59 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes.
d. Child Support Attorney Contract APPROVED
The Board will consider contracting with Coleman, Gledhill, Hargrave and Peek to provide legal representation for the Child Support Office and authorize the Chair to sign.
e. Change in BOCC Regular Meeting Schedule for 2007 APPROVED
The Board will consider one change and one clarification in the County Commissioners' regular meeting calendar for year 2007.
f. Bid Award: EMS Patient Care Reporting Software APPROVED
The Board will consider awarding a bid for an EMS Patient Care Reporting Software to ZOLL Data Systems, Inc. of Broomfield, Colorado at a total first year cost of $171,991 and authorize the Purchasing Director to execute the necessary paperwork and purchase the hardware from the North Carolina State Contract.
The Board will consider accepting a Historic Preservation Fund grant of $9,000 to offset the cost of a cultural and archaeological survey for Hollow Rock Access Area open space project scheduled for an upcoming joint master plan design and authorize the Manager to sign the contract.
The Board will consider approving applications to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to release funds from Orange County's Public School Building Capital Fund an NC Education Lottery account and authorize the Chair to sign.
i. Budget Amendment #12 APPROVED
The Board will consider approving budget and school capital project ordinance amendments for fiscal year 2006-07.
The Board will consider awarding a bid to Carolina
Green Corporation for field construction and irrigation improvements at
the West Ten Soccer Complex for an amount not to exceed $539,400; and
authorize the Purchasing Director to execute paperwork as may be required.
The Board will consider reviewing, modifying and adopting the Orange County Master Aging Plan (MAP) update covering the period 2007-2011 that was presented to the BOCC on May 3, 2007.
The Board will consider appropriating a$925,000 from the 2001 County Parks and Open Space Bond to the Town of Chapel Hill's Southern Community Park for the construction of three soccer fields.
will consider awarding a bid not to exceed $10,076,838 and approving a
contract with Bordeaux Construction, Inc., Durham, NC for the 40,227
square foot new construction and renovation of the Orange County Justice
Facility; and to approve the withdrawal of a bid without forfeiture of
accompanying bid bond from DeVere Construction Company, pursuant to NC GS
143-129.1; and authorize the Manager to execute change orders as may be
required and authorize the Chair to sign subject to review by the County
d. Comprehensive Housing Strategy APPROVED
will consider the approval of a Comprehensive Housing Strategy prepared
for Orange County including the Towns of Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and
e. Ten (10) Year Plan to End Homelessness APPROVED
will consider acceptance of the 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness in Orange
County and the appointment of a BOCC Representative to the Executive Team.
will consider participating in consideration of a school-based health
center in the Orange County School District and to appoint a liaison to
the planning group.
a. Report - Water Resources Program Proposal REPORT RECEIVED
The Board will receive a report on the water resources discussions of the Board of Health/Commission for the Environment joint work group and the subsequent Water Resources Program Phased Implementation Proposal.
The Board will receive response to questions raised
at the March 27, 2007 BOCC meeting regarding amendments to class size
ratios and school capacity.
County Manager's Report
The Board will consider making appointments to the Agricultural Preservation Commission.
b. Chapel Hill Planning Board - New Appointment APPROVED
The Board will consider making one new appointment to the Chapel Hill Planning Board.
The Board will consider making a new appointment to the Economic Development Commission.
d. Human Relations Committee - New Appointments APPROVED
The Board will consider making appointments to the
Human Relation commission (HRC).
Orange County water supply reservoir water levels
Available information as of 2:00 PM, Thursday, May
West Fork Reservoir
Weather Service/NOAA Regional Precipitation data
above [+] or below [-] normal)
-0.59" since May 1, 2007
-0.73" since May 1, 2007
The NC Drought Management Advisory Council drought map, updated May 8, 2007, shows Orange County to be in the area characterized as "abnormally dry" in terms of drought conditions. The portion of the state west of Winston-Salem is classified as either "moderate or severe drought".