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
The Board will receive a presentation from Orange County Schools (OCS) Superintendent Patrick Rhodes, OCS Board member Debbie Piscitelli, Principal Anne Purcell and Teacher Eric McDuffie regarding the C.W. Stanford Middle School Eco-Classroom Project.
The Board will consider appointing John Roberts to the position of Orange County Attorney effective April 23, 2009 and to confirm the terms of the appointment.
c. Distinguished Budget Presentation Award PRESENTED
The Board will recognize the staff of the Orange County Budget Office for earning the Government Finance Officers’ Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 2008-2009 fiscal year budget document.
4. Consent Agenda
a. Minutes APPROVED
The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from the February 12, 17 and 19, 2009 meetings as submitted by the Clerk to the Board.
The Board will consider making reappointments to the Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee.
The Board will consider making a reappointment to the Sportsplex Community Advisory Committee.
The Board will consider approving a proposed resolution that prescribes the manner in which the members of the Area Authority Board of the Orange-Person-Chatham Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Authority shall be appointed.
d. Public Safety Telecommunications Week APPROVED
The Board will consider proclaiming the week of April 12 through 18, 2009 as Public Safety Telecommunications Week in Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign.
e. Naming of Cedar Grove Park APPROVED
The Board will consider a resolution to officially name the soon-to-open Northern Park (working title) on NC 86 North as Cedar Grove Park and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider approving a contract with Orange County Speedway Management for the provision of Emergency Medical coverage at public events and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider declaring an Andela Products Glass Crusher model GP-05 purchased in November of 2004 surplus; and adopt a resolution authorizing the Director of Purchasing and Central Services to sell the Glass Crusher via private sale to Wilkes County, North Carolina for a sum of $5,000 and authorize the Clerk to publish a notice summarizing the Resolution pursuant to G.S. 160A-267.
The Board will consider establishing two time-limited income maintenance positions utilizing stimulus funds to assist with the increased workload in Food and Nutrition Services and to consider extending time-limited positions employed through the Work First Demonstration Grant dependent on receiving funds to support these positions.
The Board will consider approving an impact fee reimbursement request from Orange Community Housing and Land Trust in the amount of $4,407 for a recently built home in Carrboro.
The Board will consider approval of an amendment to the Development Agreement between Orange County and Orange Community Housing and Land Trust and EmPOWERment, Inc. dated October 25, 2004 for homes built in the Northside neighborhood in the Town of Chapel Hill and authorize the Manager to execute the amendment upon approval of the County Attorney.
The Board will consider approval of an amendment to the Develoopment Agreement between Orange County and Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, NC, Inc. dated February 24, 2003 to revise the completion date from December 31, 2010 to December 31, 2015 for the acquisition and development of property on Sunrise Road in Chapel Hill and authorize the Manager to execute the amendment upon approval of the County Attorney.
The Board will consider awarding a bid to Integrated Communication Services of Raleigh, NC at a not to exceed cost of $80,440 to furnish and install data and telephone connectivity wiring at the new Office Building; and authorize the Purchasing Director to execute the necessary paperwork.
5. Public Hearings
a. Orange County’s Proposed 2009 Legislative Agenda APPROVED with CHANGES
The Board will hold a public hearing on Orange County’s potential legislative items for the 2009 North Carolina General Assembly Session; Review and discuss potential items for inclusion and consider three to five specific items to highlight for priority.
6. Regular Agenda
The Board will consider three actions toward the construction of a linear park/greenway trail at the future Twin Creeks (Moniese Nomp) Park and education Campus site and authorize the County Attorney and staff to begin working with colleagues from the Town of Carrboro to develop a draft agreement.
The Board will consider approval of Omnibus Contract Amendments to the Purchase and Sale Agreements for the office building and the library and the Construction Manager at Risk Agreement which will incorporate all previous amendments and necessary reconciliation activities to align with closing documents for the anticipated closing of the transaction later this year; and to consider approving a 40-year lease agreement for 200 spaces on the parking deck associated with the Campus project and authorize the Chair to sign subject to final County Attorney review and approval.
c. Divestiture of County Properties APPROVED with CHANGES
The Board will consider which County-owned properties shall be subject to divestiture and direct staff regarding the procedure.
8. Board Comments (Three Minute Time Limit Per Commissioner)
9. County Manager’s Report
The Board will consider making new appointments to he Economic Development Commission.
The Board will consider making new appointments to the Orange County Board of Adjustment.
The Board will consider making new appointments to the Recreation and Parks Advisory Council.
11. Information Items
12. Closed Session
“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.”
Orange County water supply reservoir water levels
Available information as of 11:00 AM, Thursday, April 2, 2009
West Fork Reservoir (as reported 2/27/2009)
National Weather Service/NOAA Regional Precipitation data (through 3/2/2009)
(inches above [+] or below [-] normal)
+ 2.70” since March 1, 2009 + 0.70” since March 1, 2009
-0.61” since January 1, 2009 -1.78” since January 1, 2009
The NC Drought Management Advisory Council drought map, last updated March 31, 2009, indicates that all of Orange (and all surrounding counties) County lies within the area of the state characterized as experiencing no dry weather or drought conditions.