The Wake County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday, May 1, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Room, 7th Floor, Wake County Courthouse, Raleigh, North Carolina. Members present were Commissioners Joe Bryan, Herbert H. Council, Kenneth M. Gardner, Phil Jeffreys, Betty Lou Ward, Harold H. Webb and Chairman Tony C. Gurley.
Also attending were the County Manager, Mr. David C. Cooke; the County Attorney, Mr. Michael R. Ferrell; and the Clerk to the Board, Ms. Gwendolyn I. Reynolds.
Chairman Gurley called the meeting to order.
WHEREAS, Wake County’s emergency medical services system consists of emergency physicians, emergency nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, firefighters, educators, administrators, and others; including hundreds of volunteers; and
WHEREAS, the members of Wake County’s emergency medical services teams, whether career or volunteer, engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their lifesaving skills; and
WHEREAS, Americans generally, and Wake County residents, workers and visitors in particular benefit daily from the knowledge and skills of these highly trained individuals; and
WHEREAS, it is thus appropriate for the Wake County Board of Commissioners to join with other governing bodies across the United States in setting aside the week of May 14-20, in recognition of the value and the accomplishments of emergency medical services teams system by marking the week of May 14-20, 2006 as Emergency Medical Services Week.
NOW, THEREFORE, in behalf of the Wake County Board of Commissioners, the Chairman of the Wake County Board of Commissioners does hereby proclaim the week of May 14–20, 2006 as
WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners held a duly advertised public hearing on May 1, 2006 to consider the proposed amendment;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE WAKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS:
THAT THE UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE, ARTICLE 14 – FLOOD HAZARD AREAS, BE CHANGED AS FOLLOWS:
1. All references to "100 year" changed to "base flood"
2. All references to "Floodways" changed to "Floodways and Non-Encroachment Areas"
3. All references to "the 100 year floodplain" changed to "Special Flood Hazard Areas”
The changes to the Definitions are as follows in Article 14-12 and are New Definitions:
Development: Any man-made change to improved or unimproved real estate, including, but not limited to, buildings or other structures, mining, dredging, filling, grading, paving, excavation or drilling operations, or storage of equipment or materials.
Disposal: the discharge, deposit, injection, dumping, spilling, leaking, or placing of any solid waste into or on any land or water so that the solid waste or any constituent part of the solid waste may enter the environment or be emitted into the air or discharged into any waters, including groundwaters, as defined in NCGS 130A-290(a)(6).
Floodplain: Any land area susceptible to being inundated by water from any source.
Floodplain Administrator: The individual appointed to administer and enforce the floodplain management regulations.
Hazardous Waste Facility: a facility for the collection, storage, processing, treatment, recycling, recovery, or disposal of hazardous waste, as defined in NCGS Article 9 of Chapter 130A.
Mean sea level: For purposes of this ordinance, the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD) as corrected in 1929, the North American Vertical Datum (NAVD) as corrected in 1988, or other vertical control datum used as a reference for establishing varying elevations within the floodplain, to which Base Flood Elevations (BFEs) shown on a FIRM are referenced. Refer to each FIRM panel to determine datum used.
Non-Encroachment Area: The channel of a river or other watercourse and the adjacent
land areas that must be reserved in order to discharge the base flood without cumulatively
increasing the water surface elevation more than one (1) foot as designated in the Flood Insurance Study report.
Salvage Yard: Any non-residential property used for the storage, collection, and/or recycling of any type of equipment, and including but not limited to vehicles, appliances and related machinery.
Solid Waste Disposal Facility: Any facility involved in the disposal of solid waste as defined in NCGS 130A-290(a)(35).
Solid Waste Disposal Site: Any place at which solid wastes are disposed of by incineration, sanitary landfill, or any other method as defined in (NCGS 130A-290(a)(36).
Water Surface Elevation (WSE): The height, in relation to mean sea level, of floods of various magnitudes and frequencies in the floodplains of coastal or riverine areas.
2. "registered professional engineer" changed to "the developer's engineer or other representative authorized by statute"
Article 14-11 Disclaimer While the degree of flood protection required by this ordinance is considered reasonable, it does not imply total flood protection.
The changes to the Definitions are as follows in Article 1-12 and are New Definitions:
Base Flood Elevation (BFE): A determination of the water surface elevations of the base flood in Special Flood Hazard Areas as published in the Flood Insurance Study or as determined by a registered professional engineer in flood hazard soils areas.
Expansion to an existing manufactured home park: The preparation of additional sites by the construction of facilities for servicing the lots on which the manufactured homes are to be affixed (including the installation of utilities, the construction of streets, and either final site grading or the pouring of concrete pads.
The changes to Article 14-18 Special Flood Hazard Area Standards is New:
(J) All new construction or major repairs [substantial improvements] shall have adequate drainage provided to reduce exposure to flood hazards.