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    Minutes of 12/04/06 Wake County Board of Commissioners Meeting (adopted)
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EXHIBIT A

RESULT OF REFERENDUM ON $970,000,000
WAKE COUNTY GENERAL OBLIGATION SCHOOL BONDS

The result of the referendum held on November 7, 2006 in Wake County, North Carolina (the “County”) on the issuance by the County of general obligation school bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $970,000,000 to finance, in whole or in part, the acquisition, construction, and equipping of new school facilities and the improvement, renovation or expansion of existing school facilities in Wake County was 107,333 votes “For” approval of the Bond Order and 94,457 votes “Against” approval of the Bond Order adopted by the Board of said County with respect to such bonds.
Any action or proceeding challenging the regularity or validity of this bond referendum must be begun within 30 days after December 4, 2006.
WAKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

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AUTHORIZE THREE-YEAR CONTRACT WITH
BECK DISASTER RECOVERY TO PROVIDE DISASTER
DEBRIS MANAGEMENT, RECOVERY AND CONSULTING SERVICES

Specific Action Approved: The Board of Commissioners authorized the County Manager to negotiate and execute a multi-year service contract with Beck Disaster Recovery to provide disaster debris management, recover and consulting services.

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ACCEPTANCE OF WORK FIRST DEMONSTRATION GRANT FUNDING
IN THE AMOUNT OF $250,000

Specific Action Approved: The Board of Commissioners accepted the $250,000 Work First Demonstration Grant Funds from the State of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Social Services.

The grant allows Wake County to seek to increase service hours through several strategies as follows:
Expanding the Job Search Club to include transportation to businesses that are currently hiring. The proposal that was submitted and accepted by the State of North Carolina included the purchase of a 15-passenger van.
Securing approximately twelve Pre-vocational Aide Temporary positions to support Community Service Projects and On the Job Training opportunities.
Implementing the “Circles of Support” model to stabilize living conditions for Work First families that are homeless or near homeless.
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BUDGET AMENDMENT TO THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
PROJECT ORDINANCE IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,017,614

Specific Action Approved: The Board of Commissioners accepts the Workforce Development funding in the amount of $1,027,614 to the Workforce Development Project Ordinance with the appropriate budget revisions to increase appropriations in the Workforce Development Special Revenue Fund.

The Capital Area Workforce Development Consortium is requesting the incorporation of the following funding authorizations to the Workforce Development Ordinance: (1) NFA#34-00102 authorizes (a) $600,000 in Program Year (PY) 2005 Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Emergency Dislocated Worker funding, and (b) $50,000 PY 2006 Accountability funds;

The Emergency Dislocated Worker funds will be used to provide additional Dislocated Worker services to individuals seeking reemployment as a result of layoffs or plant closures.

The Accountability funds are used to fund the Accountability Specialist position required for this local area. The Accountability Specialist’s primary responsibility is the validation of participant data entered into the State’s Workforce Plus participant reporting system utilized by the nearly 30 WIA career managers for the purpose of increasing participant data accountability and performance accountability.

(2) NFA#34-00103 authorizes (a) $300,000 in additional PY 2005 WIA Emergency Dislocated Worker funding, and (b) $77,614 PY 2006 WIA Statewide Set-Aside funds of which $57,439 is for JobLink Enhancement Grant and $20,175 for Incumbent Workforce Training.

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PUBLIC OFFICIAL BONDS FOR THE FINANCE OFFICER, TAX COLLECTIOR,
COUNTY MANAGER, SHERIFF, AND THE REGISTER OF DEEDS

Specific Action Approved: The Board of Commissioners approved the public official bonds for the Finance Officer, Tax Collector, County Manager and the Register of Deeds for the period of 12/1/06-12/1/07 (Sheriff’s bond expires 12/1/10). Bonds are filed with the Clerk of Court.
Public Official Position Schedule Bond

State of NC
Effective 12/1/06 – 12/01/07

Register of Deeds $50,000

State of NC
Effective 12/1/06 – 12/1/10

Sheriff $ 5,000

Board of Commissioners
Effective 12/1/05 – 12/1/06

County Manager $ 50,000
Finance Officer $500,000
Sheriff $ 15,000
Revenue Adm. $500,000
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CONVEYANCE OF A UTILITY EASEMENT TO PROGRESS ENERGY
ACROSS COUNTY-OWNED OPEN SPACE PROPERTY IN THE
MARKS CREEK WATERSHED


Specific Action Approved: The Board of Commissioners approved the conveyance of a 30-foot wide easement to Progress Energy Carolinas, Inc. for the installation and maintenance of electrical facilities across County-owned property located on Bissette Road, subject to terms and conditions satisfactory to the County Attorney.
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CONVEYANCE OF UTILITY EASEMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE REALIGNMENT OF
OLD SMITHFIELD ROAD AT THE SOUTH WAKE LANDFILL


Specific Action Approved: The Board of Commissioners:

1) Approved the conveyance of an approximate 21,000 square foot waterline easement and an approximate 2,600 square foot utility access easement to the Town of Apex associated with the proposed realignment of Old Smithfield Road, and further,

2) Approved the conveyance of an approximate 2,500 square foot utility easement and an approximate 7,248 square foot utility access easement to Bell South associated with the proposed realignment of Old Smithfield Road.

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AGREEMENT WITH PROGRESS ENERGY CAROLINAS FOR
WATERLINE INSTALLATION AT THE WAKE COUNTY FIRE TRAINING CENTER

Specific Action Approved: The Board of Commissioners:

1) Approved the Water Supply Agreement with Progress Energy Carolinas subject to terms and conditions acceptable to the County Attorney, and further,

2) Approved the acceptance of a Deed of Easement for utility purposes from Progress Energy Carolinas subject to terms and conditions acceptable to the County Attorney.
In order to expedite the reclassification to low risk and close-out the remediation project, the County is requesting approval from Progress Energy Carolinas, Inc (PEC) to install a new waterline to provide service to the Fire Training Center. This new waterline will connect to an existing PEC waterline located on Shearon Harris Road approximately 2,300 feet from the Fire Training Center. This work will require that Wake County and PEC enter into a Water Supply Agreement to allow the County to proceed with the work and set forth other terms and conditions related to this project. In addition, upon completion of this work and determination of the final location of the waterline, PEC will convey to the County a Deed of Easement for the operation and maintenance of the waterline. Key provisions of the Water Supply Agreement are as follows:

1) The Water Supply Agreement shall be coterminous with the Fire Training Center Lease.
2) The County will be responsible for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the waterline.
3) PEC will supply potable water from the Harris Plant water system to the Fire Training Center at no cost to the County.
4) PEC shall have the right at no cost to tap to the waterline to serve other PEC facilities.
5) The County shall allow PEC to connect to the County's existing sewer system to serve a new modular PEC classroom facility. PEC will be responsible for any sewer system evaluation, permitting, design or construction costs associated with PEC's use of the system.
6) PEC will have use of the Training Center's facilities at no cost based upon the County Fire/Rescue Training Division availability schedule.
7) Construction and installation of the waterline by the County shall be subject to the availability of funding.

The estimated cost for the design and construction of the waterline project is estimated not-to-exceed $100,000. Funding for this project is available in the 2007 Capital Improvement Program.
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TAX REPORT

Upon motion of Commissioner Webb, seconded by Commissioner Coble, the Board accepted and unanimously approved the tax reports as follows:


1.Report of Collections – Wake County Only – October 2006
2.Wake County In-Rem Foreclosure Progress Report – October 2006
3.
Consideration of Requests for Exemptions-Late Filed Applications: (Wake County Only)
4.Consideration of Requests for Adjustments, Rybates and/or Refunds of Penalties: (Wake County Only), (Wake County and Town of Apex), (Wake County and Town of Cary), (Wake County and Town of Fuquay-Varina), (Wake County and Town of Garner), (Wake County and Town of Knightdale), (Wake County and Town of Morrisville), (Wake County and City of Raleigh), (Wake County and Town of Wake Forest)
5.Consideration of Refund for Taxes, Interest, and Penalties: (Wake County Only), (Wake County and Town of Cary), (Wake County and Town of Fuquay-Varina), (Wake County and Town of Garner), (Wake County and Town of Holly Springs), (Wake County and Town of Knightdale), (Wake County and City of Raleigh), (Wake County and Town of Wake Forest)
6.Consideration for Release of Penalties and Interest for Wake County Prepared Food and Beverage Taxes: (Wake County Only)
7.
Request for Tax Relief-Late Filed Applications: (Wake County Only), (Wake County and Town of Cary), (Wake County and Town of Garner), (Wake County and Town of Holly Springs), (Wake County and Town of Knightdale), (Wake County and City of Raleigh), (Wake County and Town of Rolesville)
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Rybate Details: (Wake County and Town of Apex), (Wake County and Town of Cary), (Wake County and Town of Fuquay-Varina), (Wake County and Town of Garner), (Wake County and Town of Holly Springs), (Wake County and Town of Knightdale), (Wake County and Town of Morrisville), (Wake County and Town of Rolesville), (Wake County and Town of Wake Forest), (Wake County and Town of Wendell), (Wake County and Town of Zebulon)

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Public Addresses

Ann Akland spoke in support of the County’s agreement with Holly Hill Hospital but noted that this was only the first step in the process and there was a need for additional beds and services than covered in this agreement for mental health clients. She stated that the local hospitals should share in the care and costs of care for these patients.

David Lee, said he was speaking on behalf of his wife, Louise who has worked in the school system but could not be present. Ms. Lee was opposed to mandatory year round schools stating it was not good for families that can not pay child care and is causing an exit of good teachers. Year round schools should be on voluntary basis.

Cindy Cincase spoke in opposition to year round status of schools. Not done fighting because this is unfair and unbalanced. A lot cannot make this work for their families. Child could walk to school in five minutes but will be sent to a school ten miles away. 10th grade daughter in six years has been in five schools in six years. Hard to maintain relationships when moved around that much.

WAKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS’
2007 REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULE

Upon motion by Commissioner Ward, seconded by Vice Chairman Coble, the Board voted unanimously to adopt the following calendar of 2007 Regular Meetings.

Proposed 2007 Board Meeting Calendar

Monday, January 8 Regular Meeting
Tuesday, January 16 Work Session
Friday-Saturday, January 26-27 Board Retreat
January 3-5, Essentials of County Government, Raleigh, NC
January 11-12, NCACC Legislative Goals Conference, Pinehurst, NC
January 15, Offices closed for Martin Luther King Holiday

Monday, February 5 Regular Meeting
Monday, February 12 Work Session
Monday, February 19 Regular Meeting
February 13, NCACC Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, March 12 Regular Meeting
Monday, March 19 Work Session
March 3 – 7, NACo Legislative Conference, Washington, DC

Monday, April 2 Regular Meeting
Monday, April 9 Work Session
Monday, April 16 Regular Meeting
April 6, Good Friday Holiday (Offices Closed)
April 18, NCACC Board of Directors Meeting
April 19-22, Raleigh Chamber, Inter-City Visit

Monday, May 7 Regular Meeting
Monday, May 14 Work Session
Monday, May 21 Regular Meeting

Monday, June 4 Regular Meeting
Monday, June 11 Work Session
Monday, June 18 Regular Meeting

Monday, July 9 Regular Meeting
Monday, July 23 Work Session
July 13-17, NACo Annual Conference, Richmond, VA

Monday, August 6 Regular Meeting
Monday, August 13 Work Session
Monday, August 20 Regular Meeting
August 16-19, NCACC Annual Conference, Cumberland County, NC

Tuesday, September 4 Regular Meeting
Monday, September 10 Work Session
Monday, September 17 Regular Meeting
Labor Day Holiday, Monday, September 3 (Offices Closed)

Monday, October 1 Regular Meeting
Monday, October 8 Work Session
Monday, October 15 Regular Meeting

Monday, November 5 Regular Meeting
Tuesday, November 13 Work Session
Monday, November 19 Regular Meeting
Monday, November 12, Veterans Holiday

Monday, December 3 Regular Meeting
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AGREEMENT WITH HOLLY HILL HOSPITAL FOR
INPATIENT PSYCHIATRIC CARE


Mr. Tom Ryba, Holly Hill Hospital President and Dave Filipowski, Chairman of Human Services Board were present for questions. Mr. David Cooke stated there will be a gap in inpatient beds when Dorothy Dix closes. There was a summit two years ago in January where request for proposals were created for inpatient beds. The County received one proposal from Holly Hill Hospital but the proposal did not move forward due to concerns. It was amended and they are now working with Holly Hill to identify ways to move forward with inpatient beds in this community. The timetable is one year from now for when there will not be any inpatient beds. This is one step forward but not the complete solution. They recommend development of a memorandum of agreement for 44 beds at Holly Hill Hospital.

Mr. Joe Durham, Assistant County Manager, presented the proposed agreement with Holly Hill. They serve 30 patients on any given day and will expand to 44 more beds with private single occupancy which will be for more acute patients. They must have a certificate of need from the state before moving forward. Wake County’s LME will partner with Holly Hill to determine which patients qualify for Holly Hill and help with discharge planning and utilization management. Holly Hill will create an Advisory Committee with 3 members from Wake County 3 from Holly Hill and 3 from local general hospitals. Holly Hill will pay the capital cost for the proposed expansion (estimated at $10 million). The County will not pay upfront capital cost. However, the County will pay a flat rate of $625 per patient per day for the first year and may increase by 3.5%. If Wake uses more than 44 beds, the rate for that year will be discounted by 5%. If Wake fully uses the new beds, the annual County cost is estimated at $4-$6 million. The agreement is for ten years and if Wake chooses to end the agreement early, the County must pay Holly Hill for the amount of capital dollars not yet recouped. The three local hospitals and the Human Services and Environmental Services Board have reviewed the agreement. The next step will be filing the application for a certificate of need. The County and Holly Hill will work together to develop specific criteria and processes for admissions and discharges as well as processes for coordination of LME and Holly Hill staff.

Commissioners were provided with a gap plan for filling the beds looking at inpatient and outpatient options.

Mr. Dave Filipowski spoke about the proposal. Everyone has been working hard to find a way to provide care for Wake County’s patients. There will still be patients that cannot be served in this community. They are still concerned with the costs because a full continuum of care still needs to be provided. Other aspects have to be addressed and full range of services will be provided. The Quality Assurance committee will address the entire quality process. The final factor is utilization management which makes sure patients are in the least restrictive environment. Good dialogue and issues are being addressed. Partnership is the way to address these issues. He thanked the Board of Commissioners for their continued response and support in moving this forward. He also thanked the County Manager’s office for their due diligence and thanked Holly Hill staff for staying with them through this exercise.
Chairman Gurley praised the Human Services Board on their work in pulling this together as quickly as they did once the Board asked for their proposal.

A smaller facility, less than 16 beds, was discussed and this is an extremely complex model to make possible. This proposal was been eliminated. Those patients will be sent to other facilities such as in Durham or Chapel Hill. These patients will be sent to other agencies based on diagnosis and facility.

Mr. Tom Ryba spoke of how Holly Hill serves Medicaid adult patients currently. It is possible for them to serve those additional patients and bill for services at Holly Hill. It’s a reimbursement issue. Commissioner Brown questioned transportation for these patients. Mr. Ryba said there are restrictions on medical issues they can address. There still needs to be a solution for this area. Commissioners Ward and Bryan thanked Mr. Ryba for his continued support of this project.

Upon motion by Commissioner Bryan, seconded by Commissioner Ward, the Board voted to authorize the County Manager to negotiate and execute a Memorandum of Agreement and a multi-year service contract with Holly Hill Hospital to provide inpatient psychiatric treatment to Wake County residents, subject to terms and conditions approved by the County Attorney.

NORTH CAROLINA
AGREEMENT
AMENDMENT TO
INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT