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.
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
4. Consent Agenda
a. Minutes APPROVED
The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from January 22 and 27, 2009 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board.
(1) Commission for the Environment – Reappointments APPROVED
The Board will consider making reappointments to the Commission for the Environment.
The Board will consider making reappointments to Orange-Person-Chatham Area Programs Board.
c. Motor Vehicle Property Tax Release/Refunds APPROVED
The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 58 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes.
The Board will consider three (3) untimely applications for exemption/exclusion from ad valorem taxation for the 2008 tax year.
e. Advertisement of Tax Liens on Real Property APPROVED
The Board will consider a report on the amount of unpaid taxes for the current year that are liens on real property as required by North Carolina General Statute 105-369 and to request March 18, 2009 be set by the Board as the date for the tax lien advertisement.
f. Central Orange Senior Center Custodial Contract APPROVED
The Board will consider approving a contract with OE Enterprises, Inc. for custodial services at the new Central Orange Senior Center and authorize the Manager to sign.
The Board will consider a request for a contract between the Visitors Bureau and the Hyland Group, a sales firm in Washington, DC that works with visitors bureaus to increase leads and bookings for facilities and hotels, subject to final review by staff and the County Attorney.
The Board will consider awarding a bid to Environmental Holding Group of Morrisville, North Carolina in the amount of $39,900 for asbestos removal and disposal from specific areas within the Courthouse renovation area; and authorize the Director of Purchasing to execute the necessary paperwork.
i. Orange County Landfill Sewer Dedication to OWASA APPROVED
The Board will consider dedicating a sewer utility line to the Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) constructed to serve the Orange County Landfill and Animal Services Facility, contingent upon final Attorney review; and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider a resolution declaring February 24, 2009 as “Spay Neuter Day USA” in Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider approval of revised November 14, 2008 membership and capacity numbers for Orange County Schools (OCS) which will be used in developing 10-year student membership projections and the 2009 SAPFO Technical Advisory Committee Report.
l. UNC/Orange County Landfill Gas Agreement APPROVED
The Board will consider approval of the final agreement establishing the Orange County/University of North Carolina (UNC) Landfill Gas Recovery Project and authorize the Chair to sign.
m. Resolution Honoring Central High School APPROVED
5. Public Hearings
6. Regular Agenda
The Board will consider reviewing and accepting the Orange County Master Aging Plan Annual Report covering an eighteen-month period from July 2007 through 2008 and approve priorities for calendar year 2009.
b. Memorandum of Understanding - Jordan Lake Partnership APPROVED with CHANGES
The Board will consider adopting a memorandum of understanding to join a partnership of area local governments and water providers in a Jordan Lake water supply initiative, including water supply planning, potential joint future allocation requests and a possible future water intake and treatment facility and authorize the manager to sign.
c. Federal Stimulus Package APPROVED
The Board will consider approving a list of projects for the Federal Stimulus Appropriation Package and the resubmission of two projects for the Trans-HUD Subcommittee to Congressman David Price’s office.
d. Information Technology Strategic Plan TO BE BROUGHT BACK
The Board will consider approving the Strategic Technology Plan as developed by County staff and the Information Technologies Advisory Committee.
The Board will consider a report on the results of the North Carolina Geodetic Survey (NCGS) and the public outreach and to discuss strategies to resolve Alamance/Orange Boundary line issues.
8. Board Comments (Three Minute Time Limit Per Commissioner)
9. County Manager’s Report
a. Commission for Women – New Appointment APPROVED
The Board will consider making one new appointment to the Commission for Women.
11. Information Items
12. Closed Session
Orange County water supply reservoir water levels
Available information as of 3:00 PM, Thursday, February 12, 2009
West Fork Reservoir
Water level at Cane Creek Reservoir is full.
National Weather Service/NOAA Regional Precipitation data (through 1/28/2009)
(inches above [+] or below [-] normal)
-2.55” since January 1, 2009 -1.86” since January 1, 2009
-1.06” since February 1, 2009 -0.90” since February 1, 2009
The NC Drought Management Advisory Council drought map, last updated January 27, 2009, indicates that all of Orange County lies within the area of the state characterized as experiencing “abnormally dry” conditions, the least severe drought category.