Orange County Board of Commissioners
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BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON AGENDA
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located at the Orange County Library in Hillsborough and the Chapel Hill
Library in Chapel Hill.
Resolution of Commendation for Commissioner Moses Carey, Jr.
Oaths of Office for Board Members
a. Election of Chair Valerie Foushee and Vice-Chair Mike Nelson
b. Designation of Voting Delegate for all NCACC and NACo Meetings for Calendar Year December 1, 2008-2009
b. Clerk to the Board
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
a. Introduction of First Piedmont Laureate RECOGNIZED
The Board will recognize the first Piedmont Laureate, Jaki Shelton Green who will read a poem to welcome the new members of the Board.
The Board will consider a proclamation recognizing Bill of Rights Day, Human Rights Day, and Human Rights Week and authorize the Chair to sign.
c. Joint UNC/Orange County Landfill Gas Recovery Project Update POSTPONED UNTIL 12/11/08
The Board will consider receiving a status report of the progress of negotiations and a draft agreement between Orange County and UNC-Chapel Hill regarding development of joint landfill gas recovery project.
d. Solid Waste Process Technology Assessment REPORT RECEIVED
The Board will receive an assessment report of solid waste processing technologies as possible alternatives to landfilling as a primary means of waste disposal.
e. Final Report for Orange County Rescue Squad, Inc. REPORT RECEIVED
The Board will consider receiving report updating the status of the Orange County Rescue Squad and the decision to return the Rescue Squad to service within specific parameters.
4. Consent Agenda
a. Minutes APPROVED
The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from October 7, 28 and November 6, 13, 18 (5:30 p.m.), 2008 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board.
The Board will consider making reappointments to the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau.
The Board will consider approval of a fee structure between the Central Orange Senior Center and the SportsPlex for seniors (55+) and couples and a rate increase at the Seymour Center Fitness-Equipment Studio.
d. Examination of Bonds APPROVED
The Board will consider the examination of bonds for officials pursuant to G.S. 58-72-20.
The Board will consider authorizing staff to re-apply for a grant from the North Carolina Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund for a Breeze Farm Conservation Easement by the December 5 deadline.
The Board will consider awarding Request for Proposals for graphic design and cartography to develop a map of designated bicycle routes in Orange County to R+M, Inc, of Cary, North Carolina (Graphic Design) and Simpson Maps of Concord, North Carolina (Cartography) and authorize the Purchasing Director to execute the necessary paperwork.
The Board will consider making a decision on the Cabe Crossing Subdivision Preliminary Plat modification and re-approval request.
5. Public Hearings
a. Educational Facilities Impact Fee – Public Hearing HEARING HELD
The Board will consider conducting a public hearing on the draft reports prepared by TischlerBise, Inc. which calculate the maximum supportable impact fee for new residential units in each of the two school districts and direct staff to bring back amendments to and effective date of the Educational Facilities Impact Fee Ordinance for adoption consideration at the December 11, 2008 regular Board meeting.
6. Regular Agenda
a. Budget Process FY09-10: Outside Agency Grant Funding NO ACTION TAKEN, TO BE BROUGHT BACK
The Board will consider reviewing the Outside Agency Grant allocation process used in preparing the current fiscal year operating budget and consider approving changes for the upcoming fiscal year.
The Board will consider a resolution submitting comments to the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Advisory Committee regarding transportation systems proposed for the Preferred Option for the Long Range Transportation Plan.
The Board will consider reviewing and commenting on the floor plan for the Department of Social Services to be housed in the renovated Hillsborough Commons Facility.
d. Second Reading: Third Party Presence in the Employee Disciplinary Process TABLED to 12/11/08
The Board will consider a second reading of an amendment to the Orange County Personnel Ordinance Article IX, section 4d(1) which provides a third party presence at pre-disciplinary conference prior to demotion, suspension or termination of an employee and a request fro the Board to delay voting on the amendment until its first meeting in January 2009 and at that time consider a revision to the amendment voted on at its November 18th meeting.
The Board will consider reviewing potential processes, including proposed charge and composition, to establish one new Chatham/Orange Joint Planning Task Force with internal workgroups and, following any revisions, authorize staff to forward the task force proposal to the other jurisdictions for approval and respective appointments.
The Board will consider receiving a report on previously discussed FY 2009-19 recommended County Capital Investment Plan items.
8. Board Comments (Three Minute Limit Per Commissioner)
9. County Manager’s Report
The Board will consider making a new appointment to the Affordable Housing Advisory Board.
The Board will consider making a new appointment to the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau.
The Board will consider making new appointments to the Commission for the Environment.
The Board will consider making an appointment to the Rail Station Task Force.
e. Orange County Planning Board – New Appointments DEFERRED
The Board will consider making new appointments to the Orange County Planning Board.
11. Information Items
12. Closed Session
Orange County water supply reservoir water levels
Available information as of 2:30 PM, Wednesday, November 26, 2008
West Fork Reservoir (as of 11/17/2008 [last available update])
National Weather Service/NOAA Regional Precipitation data (through 11/25/2008)
(inches above [+] or below [-] normal)
+3.55” since September 1, 2008 -2.01” since September 1, 2008
+6.90” since January 1, 2008 -5.08” since January 1, 2008
The NC Drought Management Advisory Council drought map, last updated November 25, 2008, indicates that all of Orange County lies within the area characterized as experiencing normal precipitation conditions, i.e. no drought conditions.