Orange County Board of Commissioners
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1. 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. All electronic devices such as cell phones, pagers, and computers should please be turned off or set to silent/vibrate.
2. Public Comments
(We would appreciate you signing the pad ahead of time so that you are not overlooked.)
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.)
3. Proclamations/ Resolutions/ Special Presentations
The Board will consider recognizing the Planning and Inspections Department and specifically Permit Systems Analyst Dan Bruce as a recipient of the North Carolina Association of County commissioners 2007-08 Ralph W. Ketner Employee Productivity Award.
b. Proclamation for Library Grant Award – Big Read APPROVED
The Board will consider approving a proclamation designating October 2008 as Big Read month and to promote a community-wide literacy program featuring The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider receiving a presentation on the Regional Transit Vision Plan: Recommendations for North Carolina’s Research Triangle Region.
4. Consent Agenda
The Board will consider making reappointments to the Sportsplex Community Advisory committee.
c. Property Tax Release APPROVED
The Board will consider adoption of a resolution to release property value related to one (1) request for property tax release in accordance with N.C. General Statute 105-381.
d. Application for Property Tax Exemption/Exclusion APPROVED
The Board will consider a resolution for one (1) untimely application for exemption/exclusion from ad valorem taxation for the 2008 tax year.
The Board will consider adoption of the schedule of values, standards, and rules to be used in appraising real property in Orange County effective January 1, 2009 and direct the Assessor to observe all statutory requirements related to public notice about the schedule of values.
f. Housing Rehabilitation Contract Award APPROVED
The Board will consider awarding a housing rehabilitation contract for the Orange County HOME Program Housing Rehabilitation Program to Wheeler Contracting in the amount of $46,683.
The Board will consider adopting Assistance, Procurement, and Disbursement Policies for the 2008 Single Family Housing Rehabilitation Program funded by the N.C. Housing Finance Agency.
The Board will consider approving a contract with OE Enterprises for custodial services at the new Emergency Services Center on Meadowlands Drive, subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney, and authorize the Manager to sign.
i. Bid Award: Compact Wheel Loader for Solid Waste APPROVED
The Board will consider awarding a bid to Gegory Poole of Raleigh, NC, for a total cost not to exceed $80,000, for the purchase of a Compact Wheel Loader for the Recycling Division of the Department of Solid Waste Management, and authorize the Purchasing Director to execute the necessary paperwork, subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney.
5. Public Hearings
The Board will consider receiving comments and recommendations by the Zoning Officer and the Planning Board concerning the review of the Buckhorn Village Planned Development rezoning and Class A Special Use A Permit application(s) proposing the development of a parcel of property within the Buckhorn Road/I-85 Economic Development District.
6. Regular Agenda
The Board will consider allowing the Northside Human Services Center property for use as the site for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools’ Elementary #11; and request the Board of Education, as well as School and County staff, continue to work with the current occupants in their relocation efforts.
b. Fairview Park, Phase 1 – Status and Options APPROVED
The Board will receive a status report on the Fairview Park Phase 1 project, consider whether to re-apply for a PARTF grant, and provide direction on a potential condition of approval from the Town of Hillsborough Board of Adjustment.
The Board will consider responding to a petition from the Botanical Garden Foundation for funding assistance from the County’s Lands Legacy Program toward the purchase of property to expand th Foundation’s Stillhouse Bottom Nature Preserve.
d. Cabe Crossing (formerly Bramco Partners) Subdivision – Preliminary Plat APPROVED with CHANGES
The Board will consider taking action on the Cabe Crossing Subdivision Preliminary Plat
The Board will consider reviewing potential processes, including proposed charge and composition, to establish three new Chatham/Orange Task Forces and, following any revisions, authorize staff to forward the task force proposals to the other jurisdictions for approval and respective appointments.
a. Solid Waste Process Technology Assessment DEFERRED
The Board will consider receiving an assessment of solid waste processing technologies as alternatives to landfilling as a primary means of waste disposal.
8. Board Comments (Three Minute Limit Per Commissioner)
9. County Manager’s Report
The Board will consider making a new appointment to the Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee.
b. Advisory Board on Aging – New Appointments DEFERRED
The Board will consider making new appointments to the Advisory Board on Aging.
c. Commission for Women – New Appointments DEFERRED
The Board will consider making new appointments to the Commission for Women.
d. Hyconeechee Regional Library – New Appointment DEFERRED
The Board will consider making a new appointment to the Hyconeechee Regional Library.
The Board will consider making one appointment to Joint Orange Chatham Community Action.
The Board will consider making one new appointment to the Nursing Home community Advisory Committee.
11. Information Items
12. Closed Session SESSION HELD
Pursuant to G.S. § 143-318.11(a)(3) “to consult with an attorney retained by the Board in order to preserve the attorney-client privilege between the attorney and the Board, concerning the case of Housing Discrimination Complaint: DHUD Case Name: Campbell, Robert, Minister vs. Orange County, et al.; DHUD Case Number: 05-08-0589-8.”
Orange County water supply reservoir water levels
Available information as of 4:00 PM, Tuesday, August 28, 2008
West Fork Reservoir (as of 8/21/2008 [last available update])
National Weather Service/NOAA Regional Precipitation data (through 8/11/2008)
(inches above [+] or below [-] normal)
+1.49” since August 1, 2008 +3.21” since August 1, 2008
+2.70” since January 1, 2008 -3.23” since January 1, 2008
The NC Drought Management Advisory Council drought map, last updated August 26, 2008, indicates that all of Orange County lies within the area characterized as experiencing “severe drought” (the middle severity level of their five point rating system).