Orange County Board of Commissioners
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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.)
The Board will consider a resolution recognizing Joe Hackney, North Carolina Speaker of the House, for his positive legislative work, which has been acknowledged at a national level, and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider a
resolution to approve the purchase of and acceptance by Orange County of
an agricultural conservation easement for the Tate family farm and
authorize the Chair and the Clerk to sign, subject to final review by
staff and the County Attorney.
a. Minutes APPROVED
The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes for June 7, 12, 14, and 18, 2007 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board.
Appointments - None
c. Jail Inspection Report APPROVED
The Board will receive the jail inspection report for July 10, 2007 from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
The Board will consider approving the contracts between CHCCS, OCS and the Health Department for School Nurse Funding and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider a contract renewal to receive $5,000 from the NC Department of Insurance for the Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) administered by the Department on Aging for the period July1, 2007 - June 30, 2008 and authorize the County Manager to sign.
The Board will consider the selection and contract for Legacy Research Associates, Inc. for a Phase 1 Cultural Resources Survey of the 97-acre Hollow Rock Access Area scheduled for an upcoming joint master plan design and authorize the Chair to sign, subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney.
The Board will consider a resolution endorsing five transportation improvements proposed by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT).
The Board will consider becoming a sponsor of the Partnership for Development and Infrastructure, and authorize the Chair to sign the Memorandum of Understanding.
i. Letter of Agreement for Sales Tax Reallocation APPROVED
The Board will consider approving a Letter of Agreement with Robert S. Segal, CPA for consulting services related to the examination and analysis of refunds of sales and use tax for potential reallocation to the County and the municipalities and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider
amending the Orange County Classification and Pay Plan to add the new
class of Housing Programs Coordinator at Salary Grade 17.
The Board will consider a request to allow the Human Services Advisory Commission to dedicate and donate registration proceeds from the 2007 Human Services Issues Forum to a charitable non profit community initiative that develops in response to the theme, "Domestic Violence Hurts the Whole Community".
The Board will consider a
resolution that both amends the interlocal agreement governing the
Triangle Area Water Supply Monitoring Project and reauthorizes continuing
County participation in what is now Phase 6 of the project and direct the
Manager to execute the agreement.
County Manager's Report
"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 §
"To discuss matters related to the location of
businesses in the County," NCGS § 143-318.11 (a)(4).
8/3/07 Letter from County Manager to
Mebane Town Manager Robert Wilson Regarding Agreement for Buckhorn
Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements/Collaboration and 8/9/07
Confirmation Letter from Mebane Town Manager
Orange County water supply
reservoir water levels
as of 1:00 pm, Thursday, August 30, 2007:
Water level is approximately 48" below full.
Water storage capacity
remaining is approximately 63% (235 million gallons)
Approximately 103 days
of water supply remaining (at Capacity Use specified release rate)
We are still in Stage 2
as defined by the Eno River Capacity Use Agreement
Water level is 30" below full.
Water storage capacity
remaining is approximately 88.6%.
More than 232 days of
water supply are remaining (assuming Town's current daily demand and releases for streamflow augmentation)
As of this afternoon,
Hillsborough's Town Engineer has increased its release amount from the
reservoir from 2.7 cubic feet per second (cfs) to approximately 4.0 cfs.
This is four times their required release rate of 1.0 cfs for
August. This part of a
continued effort to ameliorate the drought effects on Lake Orange.
Water level at Cane Creek Reservoir is 66.5" below full
Water level at University Lake is 69.25" below full
Total remaining water
storage capacity is approximately 68.2%
Approximately 210 days of water supply remaining (at
current average weekly demand)
National Weather Service/NOAA Regional Precipitation data (inches
above [+] or below [-] normal)
-0.92" since June 1
-6.07" since June 1
since Jan. 1
-9.93" since Jan. 1
1. The NC Drought
Management Advisory Council drought map, dated August 28, 2007, shows
Orange County and counties to the East, West and South to be in a severe
drought condition. Counties
to the North are shown to be in moderate drought conditions.
2. According to
engineering staff records, Lake Orange has dropped lower than 48" below
full 6 out of the past 9 years. Three
of those nine years, the lake dropped more than 5 feet (60").