Orange County Board of Commissioners
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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
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this public charge, the Chair will ask the offending person to leave the
meeting until that individual regains personal control. Should decorum
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a. Matters not on the Printed Agenda
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(These matters will be
considered when the Board addresses that item on the agenda below.)
Proclamations/Resolutions/ Special Presentations
The Board will consider a
resolution recognizing Elizabeth Mason Carter, retiring Chapel Hill-
Carrboro City Cools Board of Education member, for her community service.
The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from September 25, October 9 and October 18 (5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.), 2007, as submitted by the Clerk to the Board.
Appointments - None
The Board will consider adoption of a resolution authorizing Laura E. Blackmon, County Manager and Howard Fitts, Accountant II, to sign and pre-audit County financial instruments.
The Board will consider approving bylaw provisions pertaining to directors for the Orange County Small Business Loan Program.
The Board will consider approving the County Management Records Retention and Disposition Schedule and authorize the County Manager and Chair to sign.
The Board will consider authorizing the Chair to execute a contract with Corley Redfoot Zack (CRZ) for park pre-construction design and engineering services to secure permits, conduct engineering work, and create construction drawings and specifications for bid documents for Fairview Community Park and authorize the Chair to sign subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney.
The Board will consider authorizing the Chair to execute a contract with RB Engineering, Inc. to conduct engineering work, prepare construction drawings and specifications, and to perform inspection services to repair the foundation and first floor (sills and first floor joists) of the Herbert Blackwood House and authorize the Manager to sign subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney.
The Board will consider authorizing staff to pursue a variety of grant opportunities available to the County through the Recreation and Parks Department.
The Board will consider amending the Orange County Classification and Pay Plan to add the new class of Homeless Programs Coordinator at Salary Grade 20 and authorize the FTE.
The Board will consider approving the execution of the Funding Approval Form; Grant Agreement; and Resolution for the FY 2007 Community Development Block Grant Award and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider
approving a request from Efland Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. to enter into
a tax-exempt financing arrangement to construct a new fire station and
authorize the Chair to sign the appropriate documents related to
The Board will conduct a
public hearing to receive citizen comments prior to official close-out of
the County's FY 2004 Community Development (CDBG) Scattered Site Housing
Rehabilitation Program and authorize execution of the Certificate of
Completion by the Chair.
The Board will consider
adoption an amendment to the Orange County Personnel Ordinance Article I,
Section 4.0 to include a definition for "Provisional Status" Employees
and to confer the status of "provisional" employee on those employees
who qualify according to the definition.
The Board will receive a
report to determine if there is continued interest in this project and
provide direction to staff.
County Manager's Report
2008-18 Ten Year CIP
The Board will consider making appointments to the Local Revenue Options Education Advisory Committee.
The Board will consider
making new appointments to the Orange Unified Transportation Board.
Orange County water supply
reservoir water levels
Available information as of 3:00 PM, Thursday, November 1, 2007:
Water level is at 84" below full.
Water storage capacity
remaining is approximately 42.1% (135 million gallons)
Approximately 75 days
of water supply remaining (at Capacity Use specified release rate).
We are currently releasing less than the Capacity Use specified
rate, due to Hillsborough's extra release and the drastic reduction in
withdrawals by Orange-Alamance and Piedmont Minerals.
We are currently in
Stage 4 of the Eno River Capacity Use Agreement.
Stage 5 is triggered once the Lake drops to 89" below full.
West Fork Reservoir
(as of October 25, 2007)
Water level is at 62" below full.
Water storage capacity
remaining is approximately 67.6%.
Approximately 220 days
of water supply are remaining (assuming Town's current
daily demand and releases for streamflow augmentation)
currently releasing approximately 1.3 million gallons per day more than
they are required. This
excess amount meets most, if not all, of their current average daily
Hillsborough has asked
for Voluntary Conservation from all of its customers.
Water level at Cane Creek Reservoir is 126.75" below full
Water level at University Lake is 82.5" below full
Total remaining water
storage capacity is approximately 50.0%
days of water supply remaining (at current average weekly demand)
OWASA is currently
in Stage 2 of its Water Conservation Ordinance.
National Weather Service/NOAA Regional Precipitation data
(inches above [+] or below [-] normal)
-6.16" since January 1
-9.68" since January 1
-0.56" since September 1
-0.08" since September 1
* The NC Drought Management Advisory Council drought map, dated June
19, 2007, shows the majority of Orange County to be in the area
characterized as "severe drought" in terms of drought conditions.
* Orange-Alamance has asked for Voluntary Conservation from all of its customers.