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    Minutes of 10/02/06 Board of Commissioners' Meeting (adopted)


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Wake County Board of Commissioners

October 2, 2006

Regular Meeting


The Wake County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday, October 2, 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; Kenn M. Gardner; Tony Gurley; Phil Jeffreys; Betty Lou Ward; and Harold Webb. Others attending were the County Manager, David C. Cooke; the County Attorney, Mr. Michael R. Ferrell; and the Clerk to the Board, Mrs. Susan Banks.
Chairman Gurley called the meeting to order.

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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE


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INVOCATION
Chairman Tony Gurley offered the invocation.


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APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Upon motion of Commissioner Gardner, seconded by Commissioner Webb, the Board unanimously approved the agenda of October 2, 2006 meeting.
MINUTES

Upon motion of Commissioner Ward, seconded by Commissioner Jeffreys, the Board unanimously approved the Minutes of September 18, and September 20, 2006.

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RECOGNITION OF FIRST PLACE AWARD TO WAKE COUNTY
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR ITS PRECISION MARKETING CAMPAIGN
FROM THE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

The Board of Commissioners recognized Ken Atkins, Executive Director, Wake County Economic Development and his staff for receiving the First Place Award for its Precision Marketing Campaign in the Category of General Purpose Promotion during the International Economic Development Council’s Annual Conference. The competing category was of General Purpose Promotion by organizations serving areas with populations exceeding 200,000.

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PROCLAMATION RECOGNIZING THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-14, 2006,
AS FIRE PREVENTION WEEK IN WAKE COUNTY

Chairman Gurley invited Ray Echevarria to come forward and explain the significance of the Fire Prevention Week. With Mr. Echevarria were several fire chiefs from local fire departments. The message of this year’s Fire Prevention Week was “Prevent Cooking Fires – Watch What You Heat.” Following Chairman Gurley’s reading of the proposed proclamation, a motion was made.
Upon motion by Commissioner Gardner, seconded by Commissioner Council, the Board unanimously voted to adopted the Proclamation Recognizing the Week of October 8 – 14, 2006 as Fire Prevention Week in Wake County.

COUNTY OF WAKE

WAKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS PROCLAMATION
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
OCTOBER 8 – 14, 2006


WHEREAS, Wake County is committed to ensuring the safety and security of all those living in and visiting our state; and

WHEREAS, fire is a serious public safety concern both locally and nationally, and homes are the locations where people are at greatest risk from fire; and

WHEREAS, the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has documented through its research that cooking is the leading cause of home fires. One out of three home fires begins in the kitchen – more than any other place in the home; and

WHEREAS, Wake County’s first responders are dedicated to reducing the occurrence of home fires and home fire injuries through prevention and protection education; and

WHEREAS, Wake County’s residents are responsive to public education measures and are able to take personal steps to increase their safety from fire; and

WHEREAS, using proper care when cooking will have a positive effect on the home fire problem; and

WHEREAS, each cooking fire that is prevented in WAKE COUNTY is an opportunity to prevent painful injury and costly property damage; and


WHEREAS, the 2006 Fire Prevention Week theme, “Prevent Cooking Fires: Watch What You Heat”, effectively serves to remind us all of the simple actions we can take to stay safer from fire during Fire Prevention Week and year-round.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Wake County Board of Commissioners do hereby proclaim October 8-14, 2006 as Fire Prevention Week throughout this state, and urges all the people of Wake County to heed the important safety messages of Fire Prevention Week 2006, and to support the many public safety activities and efforts of Wake County’s fire and emergency services.

Dated this 2nd day of October 2006.

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Tony Gurley, Chair
Wake County Board of Commissioners

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RECOGNITION OF LIFE SAFETY ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS PRESENTED TO
WAKE COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENTS BY THE RESIDENTIAL FIRE SAFETY INSTITUTE

Mr. Ray Echevarria informed the Board that the following Wake County fire departments received the Residential Fire Safety Institute’s “Life Safety Achievement Award:”
Apex Fire Department Morrisville Fire Department
Bay Leaf Fire Department Rolesville Fire Department
Durham Highway Fire Department Stony Hill Fire Department
Eastern Wake Fire Department Swift Creek Fire Department
Fairview Fire Department Wake Forest Fire Department
Falls Fire Department Wake-New Hope Fire Department
Fuquay-Varina Fire Department Wendell Fire Department
Garner Fire Department Western Wake Fire Department
Hopkins Fire Department Zebulon Fire Department
This represented 18 out of the 19 fire departments in Wake County.

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RECOGNITION OF CARING, SERVING, AND RESPECTING CUSTOMERS AWARD WINNERS

Mr. David Cooke, County Manager presented the caring, serving respecting customers award winners. Ms. Blanca Brito of Human Services, Ms. Noel Pellish of Human Services, Mr. Jay Randall of public Safety, Mr. Jeffry Taylor of Public Safety and Mr. Timothy Tuck of General Services (Reprographics) were all nominated for customer service awards.

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CONSENT AGENDA

Upon motion by Commissioner Webb, seconded by Commissioner Council, the Board unanimously voted to approve the items for consent as presented.
REQUEST FROM WAKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION TO
REALLOCATE PLAN 2004 FUNDS

RESOLUTION REQUESTING REALLOCATION OF FUNDING
PLAN 2004 CAPITAL BUILDING PROJECTS

WHEREAS, the Wake County Board of Education is engaged in a Long-Range Building Program, and

WHEREAS, the Wake County Board of Education has approved the projects listed below as part of its PLAN 2004 Building Programs, and contracts have been or will be let for planning and design services.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that the Wake County Board of Education requests that the Wake County Board of Commissioners reallocate funds as follows:

FROM
AMOUNT
TO
AMOUNT
    PLAN 2004 Building Program
    Program Contingency
    $1,000,000
    H6 Start Up
$1,000,000
    PLAN 2004 Total
$1,000,000PLAN 2004 Total$1,000,000


Resolved this 22nd day of August 2006 WAKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

By: __________________________________ Patti Head, Chair

Attest: _______________________________
Del Burns, Secretary

RESOLUTION REQUESTING REALLOCATION OF FUNDING
PLAN 2004 CAPITAL BUILDING PROJECTS

WHEREAS, the Wake County Board of Education is engaged in a Long-Range Building Program, and

WHEREAS, the Wake County Board of Education has approved the projects listed below as part of its PLAN 2004 Building Programs, and contracts have been or will be let for planning and design services.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that the Wake County Board of Education requests that the Wake County Board of Commissioners reallocate funds as follows:

FROM
AMOUNT
T0
AMOUNT
    PLAN 2004 Building Program
    Systemwide-Lacy Elementary
$755,623
    Lacy Elementary Start Up
$300,000
Program Contingency
$455,623
    PLAN 2004 Total
$755,623
PLAN 2004 Total
$755,623


Resolved this 22nd day of August 2006 WAKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

By: __________________________________ Patti Head, Chair

Attest: _______________________________
Del Burns, Secretary

RESOLUTION R-2006-XX
REALLOCATE FUNDS H-6 AND LACY ELEMENTARY

WHEREAS, the Wake County Board of Education is engaged in a Long Range Building Program; and

WHEREAS, the Wake County Board of Education has duly requested, through two resolutions adopted August 22, 2006, that the Board of Commissioners approve the reallocation of $1,000,000 from Plan 2004 program contingency to H-6 start-up, and $755,623 reallocation of $1,000,000 from Plan 2004 program contingency to H-6 start-up, and $755,623 from Plan 2004 systemwide projects to program contingency and Lacy Elementary start-up.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Wake County Board of Commissioners hereby reallocates funds as follows:

FROM
AMOUNT
TO
AMOUNT
PLAN 2004 Building Program
Program Contingency
$1,000,000
H6 Start Up
$1,000,000
Lacy Elementary Systemwide
$755,623
Lacy Elementary Start Up
$300,000
Program Contingency
$455,623
PLAN 2004 Total
$1,755,623
PLAN 2004 Total
$1,755,623


Adopted this the 2nd day of October 2006.


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Tony Gurley, Chair
Wake County Board of Commissioners


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REQUEST FROM WAKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION TO
APPROPRIATE AND REALLOCATE PLAN 2004 FUNDS

RESOLUTION REQUESTING FUNDING FOR
PLAN 2004 SCHOOL BUILDING PROGRAM

WHEREAS, the Wake County Board of Education is engaged in a School Building Program, and,

WHEREAS, the Wake County Board of Education has approved the projects listed below as part of its PLAN 2004 School Building Program, and contracts have been or will be let for planning and design services, and construction, and,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that the Wake County Board of Education requests of the Wake County Board of Commissioners the following appropriation totaling $500,000 for the following projects listed below:

PROJECT
APPROPRIATION
Educational Equipment Replacement
$500,000
TOTAL
$500,000

Resolved this 5th day of September 2006 WAKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION



By: _________________________________________
Patti Head, Chair

Attest: _____________________________________
Del Burns, Ed., D., Superintendent

RESOLUTION REQUESTING REALLOCATION OF FUNDING
PLAN 2004 CAPITAL BUILDING PROJECTS

WHEREAS, the Wake County Board of Education is engaged in a Long-Range Building Program, and

WHEREAS, the Wake County Board of Education has approved the projects listed below as part of its PLAN 2004 Building Programs, and contracts have been or will be let for planning, design services.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that the Wake County Board of Education requests that the Wake County Board of Commissioners reallocate funds as follows:

FROM
AMOUNT
T0
AMOUNT
    PLAN 2004 Building Program
    Program Contingency
$1,100,000
    Holly Springs High
$225,000
Building Permit Fees
$500,000
Millbrook High$375,000
    PLAN 2004 Total
$1,100,000PLAN 2000 Total
$1,100,000


Resolved this 5th day of September 2006 WAKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION


By: ________________________________ Patti Head, Chair

Attest: ____________________________
Del Burns, Ed.D., Secretary
RESOLUTION R-2006-XX

APPROVING APPROPRIATION OF PLAN 2004 FUNDING
FOR SCHOOL CAPITAL BUILDING PROJECTS

WHEREAS, the Wake County Board of Education is engaged in a Long Range Building Program; and,

WHEREAS, the Wake County Board of Education has duly requested, through resolutions adopted on September 5, 2006, that the Board of Commissioners approved the appropriation of $500,000 and reallocation of $1,100,000 to the Plan 2004 Building Program.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Wake County Board of Commissioners hereby appropriates $500,000 and reallocates $1,100,000 as listed below:

Project Description
Purpose
Design/Bid Date
Appropriation
Reallocation
Total
    Educational Equipment Replacement
Equipment
10/21/2006
$ 500,000$ -
$ 500,000
    Program Contingency
Contingency
N/A
(1,100,000)
(1,100,000)
    Millbrook High
Esc.
4/19/2003
375,000
375,000
    Holly Springs High
Esc.
3/4/2003
225,000
225,000
    Building Permits
Permits
N/A
500,000
500,000
    $ 500,000
$ -
$ 500,000
    Prior Appropriations to Date $559,612,848
    This Appropriation 500,000
    Appropriation to Date $560,112,848

Adopted this the 2nd day of October 2006.

REALLOCATE PLAN 2000 FUNDS

RESOLUTION REQUESTING REALLOCATION OF FUNDING
PLAN 2000 CAPITAL BUILDING PROJECTS

WHEREAS, the Wake County Board of Education is engaged in a Long-Range Building Program, and

WHEREAS, the Wake County Board of Education has approved the projects listed below as part of its PLAN 2000 Building Programs, and contracts have been or will be let for planning and design services.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that the Wake County Board of Education requests that the Wake County Board of Commissioners reallocate funds as follows:


FROM
AMOUNT
T0
AMOUNT
    PLAN 2004 Building Program
    Program Contingency
$857,302
    Swift Creek Elementary
$314,134
Priority Needs Project
$543,168
    PLAN 2004 Total
$857,302
PLAN 2000 Total
$857,302

Resolved this 5th day of September 2006 WAKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

By: __________________________________
Patti Head, Chair

Attest: __________________________________ Del Burns Ed. D., Superintendent

WAKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
RESOLUTION R-2006-XX
REALLOCATE FUNDS FOR PLAN 2000 SCHOOL CAPITAL PROJECTS

WHEREAS, the Wake County Board of Education is engaged in a Long Range Building Program; and

WHEREAS, the Wake County Board of Education has duly requested, through a resolution adopted September 5, 2006, that the Board of Commissioners approve the reallocation of $857,302 from Plan 2000 program contingency to Plan 2000 Swift Creek Elementary ($314,134) and Plan 2000 Priority Needs Project ($543,168).

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Wake County Board of Commissioners hereby reallocates funds as follows:

FROM
AMOUNT
T0
AMOUNT
    PLAN 2000 Building Program
    Program Contingency
$857,302
    Swift Creek Elementary
$314,134
Priority Needs Project
$543,168
    PLAN 2000 Total
$857,302
PLAN 2000 Total
$857,302

Adopted this the 2nd day of October 2006.


______________________________________
Tony Gurley, Chair
Wake County Board of Commissioners
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TAX REPORT

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


1.Report of Collections – Wake County Only – August 2006
2.Wake County In-Rem Foreclosure Progress Report – August 2006
3.
Value Adjustments and Special Situations: (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 City of Raleigh)
4.
Consideration of Requests for Exemptions-Late Filed Applications: (Wake County Only), (Wake County and Town of Cary), (Wake County and City of Raleigh), (Wake County and Town of Wake Forest), (Wake County and Town of Wendell)
5.Consideration of Requests for Adjustments, Rebates 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 Holly Springs), (Wake County and Town of Morrisville), (Wake County and City of Raleigh), (Wake County and Town of Wake Forest)
6.Consideration of Refund for Taxes, Interest, and 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 Holly Springs), (Wake County and Town of Morrisville), (Wake County and City of Raleigh), (Wake County and Town of Wake Forest), (Wake County and Town of Wendell), (Wake County and Town of Zebulon)
7.Consideration for Release of Penalties and Interest for Wake County Prepared Food and Beverage Taxes: (Wake County Only)
8.
Request for Tax Relief-Late Filed Applications: (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 Morrisville), (Wake County and City of Raleigh), (Wake County and Town of Zebulon)
9.
Rebate Details: (Wake County and Town of Angier), (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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FUNDING REQUEST FOR EAST WAKE EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Mr. Mike Brown, President of the East Wake Foundation stated that the function of the Foundation was to provide child development services for children ages birth to five years old to help prepare them to succeed in school. The request was for a grant of $50,000 per year for three years. They have pursued funding from Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and the Bank of America and around 100 businesses to donate for a two to three year period. Mr. Harold Broadwell thanked the commissioners for the job that they do for Wake County. He spoke about the program working with families.
Specific Action Taken: Upon motion by Commissioner Bryan, seconded by Commissioner Ward, the Board voted unanimously to grant $50,000 per year for three years to the East Wake Education Foundation.

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AWARD FOR CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR THE NORTHERN REGIONAL CENTER

Mr. Phil Stout reported that this contract is for the third regional center in the plan to have four to five regional centers in the County. In 1994, 10.19 acres of property was acquired on Holding Avenue in Wake Forest for the purpose of constructing a branch library. This area has been planned as a campus including the Wake Forest Branch Library, an EMS Station and Kiwanis Park. The Northern Regional Center is the last component of this campus master plan. The facility will house staff to deliver services for the following County agencies: Building Inspections, Sheriff, Public Safety, Environmental Services, Revenue and several programs administered by Human Services. It also includes flexible multipurpose space for use.
Specific Action Taken: Upon motion by Commissioner Gardner, seconded by Commissioner Ward, the Board voted unanimously to award a construction contract to D.A. Thomas Construction Company, Inc. of Louisburg, NC, in the amount of $4,440,000 for the purposed Northern Regional Center.

BID TABULATION

PROJECT: Northern Regional Center
CONTRACT: Single Prime Construction

DATE: September 19, 2006
TIME: 2:00 p.m.


CONTRACTOR
LICENSE NO.
ADDENDA
MBE DOCUMENTS
BID BOND
BASE
BID
D.A. Thomas Construction Co., Inc.
1089 NC 56 Highway E.
Louisburg, NC 27549
341221, 2, 3YesYes
$4,440,000.00
Bordeaux Construction Company, Inc.
100 E. Britania Ave.
Durham, NC 27704
92661, 2, 3YesYes
$4,551,000.00
D.S. Simmons, Inc.
112 W. Chestnut St.
Goldsboro, NC 27533
76511, 2, 3YesYes
$4,581,000.00
Centurion Construction Co., Inc.
3301 Glen Royal Road
Raleigh, NC 27617
123321, 2, 3YesYes
$4,593,000.00
H.G. Reynolds Co., Inc.
P.O. Box 209
Henderson, NC 27536
141491, 2, 3YesYes
$4,720,000.00
Daniels and Daniels Construction Co., Inc.
P.O. Box 10337
Goldsboro, NC 27532-0337
236971, 2, 3YesYes
$4,754,000.00

This is to certify that the bids tabulated herein were publicly opened and read on the 19th day of September, 2006 in Room 926, 9th Floor of the Wake County Office Building, 336 Fayetteville Street Mall, Raleigh, NC, and that all said bids were accompanied by certified checks or bidder's bond except as otherwise noted.

____________________________________
Phillip D. Stout
Director, Facilities Design & Construction

ARCHITECT: Cherry Huffman Architects

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RESOLUTIONS DECLARING OFFICIAL INTENT OF THE COUNTY
TO REIMBURSE EXPENDITURES WITH PROCEEDS OF DEBT

Ms. Melinda Canady, Finance Director, presented a request for approve of Reimbursement Resolutions for intent to reimburse the county for expenditures on the criminal justice facility from proceeds of certificates of participation. A second resolution is needed in order to reimburse the County capital costs associated with purchasing large fire apparatus, such as new fire trucks, tankers, engines and related equipment and accessories for the incorporated nonprofit fire departments. The County intends to use installment financing to fund the purchase of the fire trucks and equipment.

EXTRACT FROM MINUTES OF BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF
THE COUNTY OF WAKE, NORTH CAROLINA

PRESENT: Joe Bryan; Herbert H. Council; Kenn M. Gardner; Tony Gurley; Phil Jeffreys; Betty

Lou Ward; and Harold Webb.

ABSENT: None.

ALSO PRESENT: David Cooke, County Manager; Michael Ferrell, County Attorney; and Susan J. Banks, Clerk to the Board.


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Commissioner Webb introduced the following resolution, a summary of which had been provided to each Commissioner, which was read by title:


RESOLUTION DECLARING OFFICIAL INTENT OF THE COUNTY TO REIMBURSE EXPENDITURES WITH PROCEEDS OF DEBT PURSUANT TO UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY REGULATIONS

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Commissioners (the “Board”) for the County of Wake, North Carolina (the “County”):

Section 1. The Board hereby finds, determines and declares as follows:

Section 2. Effective Date. This resolution shall take effect upon its passage.

Upon motion of Commissioner Webb, seconded by Commissioner Council, the foregoing resolution entitled: “RESOLUTION DECLARING OFFICIAL INTENT OF THE COUNTY TO REIMBURSE EXPENDITURES WITH PROCEEDS OF DEBT PURSUANT TO UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY REGULATIONS” was passed by the following vote:

Ayes: Joe Bryan; Herbert H. Council; Kenn M. Gardner; Tony Gurley; Phil Jeffreys; Betty

Noes: None.
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I, Susan J. Banks, Clerk to the Board of Commissioners for the County of Wake, North Carolina, DO HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing is a true and complete copy of so much of the proceedings of said Board of Commissioners at a regular meeting held October 2, 2006, as relates in any way to the passage of a resolution declaring official intent of the County to reimburse certain expenditures with proceeds of debt as described in such proceedings and that said proceedings are recorded in Minute Book ____ of the minutes of said Board of Commissioners, beginning at page ____ and ending at page ____.

I DO HEREBY FURTHER CERTIFY that the schedule of regular meetings of said Board of Commissioners has been on file in my office pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes 143-318.12 as of a date not less than seven (7) days before said meeting.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of said County, this 2nd day of October, 2006.


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(SEAL)

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EXTRACT FROM MINUTES OF BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF
THE COUNTY OF WAKE, NORTH CAROLINA

The Board of Commissioners for the County of Wake, North Carolina, met in regular session in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room in the Wake County Courthouse in Raleigh, North Carolina, the regular place of meeting, at 2:00 p.m., on October 2, 2006, with Tony Gurley, Chairman, presiding. The following Commissioners were:


PRESENT Joe Bryan; Herbert H. Council; Kenn M. Gardner; Phil Jeffreys; Betty Lou Ward; and Harold Webb.

ABSENT: None

ALSO PRESENT: David Cooke, County Manager; Michael Ferrell, County Attorney and Susan J. Banks, Clerk to the Board.


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Commissioner Webb introduced the following resolution, a summary of which had been provided to each Commissioner, which was read by title:

RESOLUTION DECLARING OFFICIAL INTENT OF THE COUNTY TO REIMBURSE EXPENDITURES WITH PROCEEDS OF DEBT PURSUANT TO UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY REGULATIONS
BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Commissioners (the “Board”) for the County of Wake, North Carolina (the “County”):

Section 1. The Board hereby finds, determines and declares as follows:

Section 2. Effective Date. This resolution shall take effect upon its passage.

Upon motion of Commissioner Webb, seconded by Commissioner Council, the foregoing resolution entitled: “RESOLUTION DECLARING OFFICIAL INTENT OF THE COUNTY TO REIMBURSE EXPENDITURES WITH PROCEEDS OF DEBT PURSUANT TO UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY REGULATIONS” was passed by the following vote:

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I, Susan J. Banks, Clerk to the Board of Commissioners for the County of Wake, North Carolina, DO HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing is a true and complete copy of so much of the proceedings of said Board of Commissioners at a regular meeting held October 2, 2006, as relates in any way to the passage of a resolution declaring official intent of the County to reimburse certain expenditures with proceeds of debt as described in such proceedings and that said proceedings are recorded in Minute Book ____ of the minutes of said Board of Commissioners, beginning at page ____ and ending at page ____.

I DO HEREBY FURTHER CERTIFY that the schedule of regular meetings of said Board of Commissioners has been on file in my office pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes 143-318.12 as of a date not less than seven (7) days before said meeting.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of said County, this 2nd day of October, 2006.


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(SEAL)


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Vice Chairman Webb recognized Senator and past commissioner Vernon Malone that was in the audience.

APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMITTEES



a. Wake County Commission for Women

Commissioner Ward nominated Ernestine Durham, District 7, for reappointment as well as Susan Ellinger, District 6, and Caridad De la Osa, District 6. She spoke on behalf of Ms. De la Osa who works in the Governor’s offices and is bi-linqual. Vice Chairman Web nominated Regelyn Edwards, District 5, and Greta Martin, District 5. Chairman Gurley nominated Martha Brock, District 3. Commissioner Bryan nominated Marsha Watson, District 1. Commissioner Jeffreys nominated Veronica Bitting, District 1 and Lois Gainey, District 2.

Nominations for the District seats were as follows:
District 1 – Marsha Watson
District 2 – Veronica Bitting
District 5 – Regelyn Edwards
District 6 – Susan Ellinger
District 7 – Ernestine Durham

Ms. Banks took a roll call vote for the at-large seat nominations.
Ms. Lois Gainey received 5 votes from Commissioners Jeffreys, Gardner, Council, Bryan and Gurley. Ms. Martha Brock received seven votes from Commissioners Jeffreys, Gardner, Ward, Webb, Council, Bryan and Gurley. Ms. Greta Martin received three votes from Commissioners Jeffreys, Ward, and Webb. Ms. Caridad De la Osa received six votes from Commissioners Gardner, Ward, Webb, Council, Bryan and Gurley.

At-large Nominations were completed as follows:
Lois Gainey
Martha Brock
Caridad De la Osa

b. Wake County Fire Commission
Upon motion by Commissioner Council, seconded by Commissioner Gardner, the Board voted unanimously to accept the nominations as presented.

Following the nominations, and upon motion by Commissioner Council, seconded by Commissioner Webb, the Board unanimously approved the nominees for appointments.
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PUBLIC COMMENTS

3:00 PM


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COMMITTEE REPORTS

Commissioner Jeffreys stated the Human Services Committee met last week.

Vice Chairman Webb asked Senator Vernon Malone to come forward to speak but he declined.

Commissioner Ward added to Commissioner Jeffreys comments about the Human Services Committee meeting and stated that the Board had met with the Chair and Vice Chair of the Human Services Committee at 11:00 AM today. She stated that the issues concerning the divestiture of mental health were addressed in the meeting.

Commissioner Bryan asked Ms. Sharon Brown, Public Affairs Officer, to speak about the “Night of Champions” (Annual Volunteer Celebration). Ms. Brown said the volunteers were honored by being presented with tickets to a Carolina Hurricanes Hockey Pre-Season Game on Friday, September 29th. The turnout of people was well over 1,000 volunteers and over 3,000 including their families in the audience. The Volunteer of the Year was Ms. Lou Mitchell who was nominated by the Healing Place. She thanked the Hurricanes’ for donating the tickets and food vouchers for the County’s Volunteer recognition. She thanked commissioners and staff that served on the committee.

Ms. Brown also reported that the Annual Report had been printed and was being distributed.

Chairman Gurley noted that the Libraries have the largest number of volunteers which could actually staff 2.5 libraries for 365 day per year. He noted how much money that saved the citizens of Wake County on staffing libraries.

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CLOSED SESSION

Mr. Michael Ferrell, County Attorney, noted that the Board needed to go into closed session to discuss a potential lawsuit under the authority of G.S. 143-318.11(a)(3) to consult with an attorney employed or retained by the public body in order to preserve the attorney-client privilege between the attorney and the public body.
Upon motion made by Commissioner Ward, seconded by Commissioner Jeffreys, the Board voted unanimously to go into closed session as stated by the County Attorney.
The Board returned to open session.
Upon motion by Commissioner Council, seconded by Commissioner Jeffreys, the Board voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 3:35 PM.

Respectfully submitted,


Susan J. Banks, CMC
Clerk to the Board
Wake County Board of Commissioners