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
a. Award to Orange County for Best Community Paper Recycling Program PRESENTATION RECEIVED
The Board will consider accepting the 2009 award given to Orange County by the American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA) for best community paper recycling program, along with a check for $2,000.
The Board will receive information on the development of a solar cluster in Orange County in preparation for moving ahead with investigating the need for incentives and appropriate infrastructure build out in the Mebane (Buckhorn Village) economic development district.
4. Consent Agenda
a. Minutes APPROVED
The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes from March 3, 30, April 13, 14 and 16, 2009 as submitted by the Clerk to the Board.
b. Appointments – None
c. Reappointment of Tax Assessor APPROVED with CHANGES
The Board will consider reappointing John Smith, Jr. as Orange County Tax Assessor for a four-year term effective July 1, 2009.
d. Reappointment of Tax Collector APPROVED
The Board will consider reappointing Jo Roberson as Orange County Tax Collector for a four-year term effective July 1, 2009.
e. National Historic Preservation Month APPROVED
The Board will consider proclaiming May as National Historic Preservation Month.
The Board will consider approving a proclamation recognizing May 7, 2009 as Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day in Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign.
g. National Travel and Tourism Week APPROVED
The Board will consider a proclamation recognizing the week of May 9 through 17, 2009 as National Travel and Tourism Week in Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign.
h. Older Americans Month Proclamation APPROVED
The Board will consider designating the month of May as Older Americans Month as a time to honor older citizens for their contributions to society and to Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign the proclamation.
i. Lease Approval: Efland Rescue Building APPROVED
The Board will consider approving a $1 per term lease for the Efland Rescue Building, Efland, NC for use by the Emergency Services Department from May 6, 2009 through May 5, 2019 and authorize the Chair to sign.
j. Child Support Attorney Contract APPROVED
The Board will consider a contract with Coleman, Gledhill, Hargrave and Peek to provide legal representation for Child Support Enforcement and authorize the Chair to sign.
k. Consolidated Housing Plan Annual Update/HOME Program APPROVED with REVISIONS
The Board will consider adopting housing resolutions and authorizing the Manager to implement the HOME Program as approved by the BOCC.
The Board will consider a resolution effectively revising the portion of the County’s Water Conservation Ordinance that applies to OWASA utility customers.
The Board will consider approving the 2009 Schools Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance Technical Advisory Committee Report and certify portions of the Report as listed.
n. Census 2010 Complete Count Committee TABLED
The Board will consider approving the creation of a Complete Count Committee and approve a partnership resolution to promote the 2010 Census to ensure that every resident in the County is counted and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider approving 1) a License Agreement between the County and the Eno River Farmers’ Market, Inc., a non-profit corporation; 2) the waiver of the annual license fee of one dollar per year for the initial three-year term; and 3) a one-time appropriation of $5,000 to the Eno River Farmers’ Market, Inc. for the initial cost of a Market Manager.
p. Approval of FY 2009-19 Recommended County Capital Investment Plan (CIP) APPROVED with CHANGES
The Board will consider approval of the FY 2009-19 County Capital Investment Plan (CIP).
The Board will consider approval of a resolution opposing House Bill 1252 and Senate Bill 1004 and any other similar legislation authorize the Chair to sign the resolution, and direct the Clerk to the Board to forward the signed resolution to Orange County’s legislative delegation and members of the House Public Utilities Committee of the North Carolina General Assembly.
The Board will consider approval of a resolution requested by the Orange County ABC Board supporting the Orange County ABC Board’s operation of ABC stores and opposing “Agency Stores” and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider approving a proposed agreement between the Hyconeechee Regional Library System and Orange County to provide the professional services of the Orange County Library Services Director to the Hyconeechee Regional Library System and authorize the Chair to sign.
t. Amendment to Agreement for County Manager Search APPROVED
The Board will consider a proposed amendment to an Agreement between The Mercer Group, Inc. and Orange County to conduct an Executive Search for the County Manager position.
5. Public Hearings
a. Public Hearing and Application for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Transit Funds APPROVED with CHANGES
The Board will consider holding a required public hearing and approval submitting an application for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds for rural transit projects and authorize the Chair to sign.
6. Regular Agenda
a. Orange County Library North Carolina Room (Local History Collection) APPROVED with CHANGES
The Board will consider receiving an Executive Report on the Local History Collection currently located in the North Carolina Room of the Whitted Library to illustrate the future placement of a core collection in the new library facility on West Margaret Lane, to begin a dialogue on how best to use money left to the Library from Miss Rebecca Wall to sustain a core collection, and to initiate the formal process for naming a meeting room in the new library for Miss Wall.
The Board will consider approving the Manager’s recommendations for reorganization of County departments whose function encompasses the acquisition, management and care of County assets.
a. Domestic Violence: A Background Report on Question of Need for a Shelter in Orange County RECEIVED REPORT DIRECTION GIVEN
The Board will consider receiving a background report on the incidence and alternatives to persons experiencing domestic violence in Orange County along with a proposal for helping to facilitate a community response.
The Board will consider receiving a report of changes made within the Emergency Services Department to improve performance and enhance safety throughout Orange County along with projected costs to support and sustain continuous improvement.
8. Board Comments (Three Minute Time Limit Per Commissioner)
9. County Manager’s Report
11. Information Items
12. Closed Session
A summary of the Board’s actions from this meeting will be available on the County’s website the day after the meeting.
Orange County water supply reservoir water levels
Available information as of 10:00 AM, Thursday, April 30, 2009
West Fork Reservoir (as last reported 2/27/2009)
OWASA Reservoirs (as last reported 04/29/2009)
National Weather Service/NOAA Regional Precipitation data (through 4/30/2009)
(inches above [+] or below [-] normal)
-1.01” since April 1, 2009 -0.30” since April 1, 2009
-1.52” since January 1, 2009 -2.04” since January 1, 2009
The NC Drought Management Advisory Council drought map, last updated April 21, 2009, indicates that all of Orange (and all surrounding counties) County lies within the area of the state characterized as experiencing no abnormally dry weather or drought conditions.