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    Minutes of 06-07-04 Board of Commissioners' Meetings (adopted)
WAKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
MINUTES
June 7, 2004

The Wake County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday, June 7, 2003, at 2:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, 7th Floor, Wake County Courthouse, Raleigh, North Carolina. Members present were Commissioners Joe Bryan, Herbert H. Council, Tony Gurley, Phil Jeffreys, Betty Lou Ward, Harold H. Webb and Chairman Kenneth M. Gardner.


Others 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 Gardner called the meeting to order.

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COMMENTS BY THE CHAIRMAN

Chairman Gardner commented briefly about the recent observance of Memorial Day, the 60th Anniversary of D-Day and the passing of President Reagan. He then read aloud the names of those County employees serving in the US Military overseas. He stated that the Board of Commissioners is honored by their service to our Country and pray for their safe return home.
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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

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INVOCATION

Commissioner Bryan offered the invocation.


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APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Upon motion of Commissioner Ward, seconded by Commissioner Jeffreys, the Board unanimously approved the agenda as revised, removing from consent agenda to regular agenda, “Budget Amendment to t he Workforce Development Project Ordinance."
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APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Upon motion of Commissioner Bryan, seconded by Commissioner Council, the Board unanimously approved the minutes of May 17, 2004.

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RESOLUTION HONORING THE MEMORY OF
LARRY B. ZIEVERINK, SR.

Former Wake County Commissioner Larry B. Zieverink, Sr. passed away May 24, 2004. He served as a County Commissioner from 1980 until 1988, and was a dedicated advocate in the Wake County community for many years.

Chairman Gardner read aloud the resolution and upon motion of Commissioner Council, seconded by Commissioner Ward, the Board unanimously adopted the resolution, as read, honoring the memory of Larry B. Zieverink. Sr.

Brief comments were made by family members attending today’s meeting, Mr. Ken Zieverink and Mr. Robert Zieverink. Following their comments, Board members offered comments and reflected on memories of the late Commissioner.
RESOLUTION HONORING THE MEMORY OF
LARRY B. ZIEVERINK, SR.

WHEREAS, Larry B. Zieverink, Sr. who unselfishly dedicated many years of service to Wake County with great distinction and success, died May 24, 2004; and

WHEREAS, Larry B. Zieverink, Sr. enriched the Wake County community by his tireless public service as a Wake County Commissioner from 1980 until 1988; and

WHEREAS, Larry B. Zieverink, Sr. demonstrated the spirit of public service by serving on the Wake County Mental Health Board, Wake County Health Board, lifetime member of the Christian Fellowship Home, the first honorary lifetime member of the Wake County Human Services Board and Chairman of the Wake County Alcoholic Beverage Control Board; and

WHEREAS, the Wake County Alcoholism Treatment Center was named the “Larry B. Zieverink, Sr. Alcoholic Treatment Center” in recognition of Mr. Z’s tireless advocacy for individuals and families of those suffering from alcoholism and other drug additions; and

WHEREAS, Larry B. Zieverink, Sr., was a special friend of the Wake County Sheriffs Office and expressed his deep affection, appreciation and support of public safety and that Office with the establishment and funding of the annual “Z” award given to outstanding personnel of that department.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Wake County Board of Commissioners hereby honors the memory of Larry B. Zieverink, Sr. for a life of outstanding service and extraordinary contributions to Wake County; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the minutes of the Wake County Board of Commissioners as a permanent record of the achievements of and respect for one of Wake County’s finest citizens, and that the original be presented to the family of Larry B. Zieverink, Sr. with sincere sympathy and appreciation.

Adopted this the 7th day of June 2004.

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Kenneth M. Gardner, Chairman
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Joe Bryan, Vice-Chairman
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Herbert H. Council, Commissioner
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Tony Gurley, Commissioner
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Phil Jeffreys, Commissioner
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Betty Lou Ward, Commissioner
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Harold H. Webb, Commissioner

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STATUS REPORT FOR ENDING HOMELESSNESS
TEN-YEAR ACTION PLAN

At the December 1, 2003 Board of Commissioners’ meeting, the Board authorized County staff to work in partnership with the City of Raleigh and the Wake Continuum of are to put together a plan to end homelessness in Raleigh and Wake County in the next ten years.

Mr. Craig Chancellor, Executive Director of Triangle United Way and Co-Chair of the “Ending Homelessness Ten Year Action Plan,” was recognized to give an update. He emphasized the need for the Plan and the desired outcome in partnering to improve and become more efficient in serving the homeless. He reported that four forums had been held to look at homelessness from various perspectives and that leadership forums had been planned. A consultant has been hired and the Task Force will look at refining the plan in August with the first draft in October. The final report is scheduled for November 2004.

The Commissioners received the update as presented.
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UPDATE ON THE SENIOR CENTER ACTIVITIES AT WHITAKER MILL

At the April 5, 2004 meeting of the Board of Commissioners, the Board directed staff to work with the participants of the Whitaker Mill Senior Center to try and address concerns.

County Manager David Cooke reported that to date staff had held three meetings with the Whitaker Mill Senior Center group. He outlined the County's position and process to look at alternatives other than moving out of the facility:
The County Manager stated that seniors were receptive and interested in looking at other options--leasing space at other locations, building or buying space at another location to be determined.

The next meeting is scheduled for June 25, 2004, at 10:00 a.m., at Whitaker Mill Senior Center. At that time a schedule will be developed to look at options, how those options will be evaluated and over what period of time. The Raleigh City Council has also asked for an update at its June 15, 2004 meeting.

Mr. Bob Sorrels of Human Services made brief comments and recognized Ms. Gail Holden for her work throughout the process.

The Board received the update on the Whitaker Mill Senior Center, as presented.
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APPROVAL OF REGISTER OF DEEDS RETENTION AND
DISPOSITION SCHEDULE

The Register of Deeds disposes of records that are no longer of use or value for official business, research, or reference purposes according to the records retention and disposition schedule established by General Statute. Before these records are destroyed or otherwise disposed of, state law requires that the Board of Commissioners give authorization to the Register of Deeds.

Upon motion of Commissioner Gurley, seconded by Commissioner Webb, the Board unanimously approved adoption of the Records and Retention and Disposition Schedule for the Register of Deeds, as outlined.
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CONVEYANCE OF A SANITARY SEWER EASEMENT TO THE
CITY OF RALEIGH ON THE SITE OF THE
PHASE IB HAMMOND ROAD DETENTION CENTER

The Board of Commissioners has previously approved the award of a construction contract for Phase IB of the Hammond Road Detention Center. This facility is located on a 19.4 acre parcel of land located across from the existing Detention Annex. Building construction plans, specifications and a building permit application have been approved by the City of Raleigh. As a condition to the approval and issuance of the building permit, the City of Raleigh is requiring that the County dedicate a 20-foot wide sanitary sewer easement to the City. The easement is needed by the City to provide for the future extension of sewer lines to serve adjoining properties.

County staff has reviewed the location of the easement and determined that it will not have a negative impact on the current or future plans for the development of the County’s property.

Upon motion of Commissioner Council, seconded by Commissioner Jeffreys, the Board unanimously approved the dedication of a sanitary sewer easement (containing 0.139 acres) to the City of Raleigh on the site of the Phase IB Hammond Road Detention Center as generally identified on a sketch.

(A copy of the sketch depicting the location of the easement is made a part of these minutes and the file maintained by the Clerk to the Board.)
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JOHNSTON AMBULANCE SERVICE REQUEST FOR RENEWAL OF
CONVALESCENT TRANSPORT AMBULANCE FRANCHISE

Johnston Ambulance Service, Inc. of Raleigh, North Carolina is requesting renewal of its ambulance franchise for operation of a non-emergency convalescent-care medical transport service pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 2-7, Article III of the Wake County Code of Ordinances. Johnston Ambulance Service provides convalescent ambulance transportation services through contracts with health care agencies, nursing homes and correctional institutions.

The Director of Emergency Medical Services has reviewed the Johnston Ambulance Service’s application for renewal of its non-emergency convalescent care franchise and has determined that the Company’s representations are consistent with the requirements of Wake County’s ambulance franchise ordinance.

Renewal of the franchise does not involve County subsidies or payments.

Upon motion of Commissioner Ward, seconded by Commissioner Bryan, the Board unanimously approved the renewal of the ambulance franchise for Johnston Ambulance Service, Inc., a non-emergency convalescent care ambulance service, for a term of five years, subject to approval by the County Manager based on a finding of compliance by the Director of the Emergency Medical Services Division of the Department of Public Safety with Chapter 2-7, Article III, Wake County Code of Ordinances and all applicable State statutes and regulations.
ORDINANCE GRANTING FRANCHISE TO
JOHNSTON AMBULANCE SERVICE
FOR OPERATION OF A CONVALESCENT CARE AMBULANCE SERVICE

WHEREAS, Johnston Ambulance Service, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, has applied for renewal of a franchise for operation of a non-emergency convalescent care ambulance transport service in Wake County; and

WHEREAS, Chapter 2-7, Article Ill of the Wake County Code of Ordinances authorizes the grant of such a franchise by the Wake County Board of Commissioners; and

WHEREAS, Johnston Ambulance Service’s franchise request has been reviewed and given preliminary approval by the Director of the Division of Emergency Medical Services of Wake County’s Department of Public Safety; and

WHEREAS, issuance of the requested franchise will take place only upon recommendation of such issuance to the County Manager by the Director of the Division of Emergency Medical Services;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, THAT Johnston Ambulance Service, Inc. be granted a franchise of five years’ duration for the delivery of non-emergency convalescent care ambulance transport service in Wake County, North Carolina, PROVIDED that such franchise be issued by the County Manager only upon a finding of compliance with the provisions of Chapter 2-7, Article Ill of the Wake County Code of Ordinances and all other applicable State statutes and regulations governing such ambulances services on the part of Johnston Ambulance Service by the Director of the Emergency Medical Services Division of Wake County’s Department of Public Safety, a copy of which finding shall be maintained in the permanent files of the Clerk to the Board, PROVIDED FURTHER that this franchise does not establish or admit Johnston Ambulance Service as part of the Wake County Model EMS System; and, PROVIDED FURTHER, that if Johnston Ambulance Service does not offer the services authorized by this Ordinance, or discontinues the services authorized by this Ordinance during the life of the franchise, then, upon thirty (60) days’ notice by Wake County, the franchise authorized herein shall be declared null and void.

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TRI-STAR MEDICAL REQUEST FOR RENEWAL OF CONVALESCENT
TRANSPORT AMBULANCE FRANCHISE

Tri-Star Medical Transport, Inc. of Raleigh, North Carolina, is requesting renewal of its ambulance franchise for operation of a non-emergency convalescent-care medical transport service pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 2-7, Article III of the Wake County Code of Ordinances. Tri-Star Medical Transport provides convalescent ambulance transportation services through contracts with health care agencies, nursing homes and hospitals.

The Director of Emergency Medical Services has reviewed Tri-Star Medical Transport’s application for renewal of its non-emergency convalescent care franchise, and has determined that the Company’s representations are consistent with the requirements of Wake County’s ambulance franchise ordinance.

Renewal of this franchise does not involve County subsidies or payments.

Upon motion of Commissioner Webb, seconded by Commissioner Council, the Board unanimously approved renewal of the ambulance franchise for Tri-Star Medical Transport, Inc., a non-emergency convalescent care ambulance service, for a term of five years, subject to approval by the County Manager based on a finding of compliance by the Director of the Emergency Medical Services Division of the Department of Public Safety with Chapter 2-7, Article III, Wake County Code of Ordinances and all applicable State statutes and regulations.
ORDINANCE GRANTING FRANCHISE TO TRI-STAR MEDICAL TRANSPORT
FOR OPERATION OF A CONVALESCENT CARE AMBULANCE SERVICE

WHEREAS, Tri-Star Medical Transport, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, has applied for renewal of a franchise for operation of a non-emergency convalescent care ambulance transport service in Wake County; and

WHEREAS, Chapter 2-7, Article Ill of the Wake County Code of Ordinances authorizes the grant of such a franchise by the Wake County Board of Commissioners; and

WHEREAS, Tri-Star Medical Transport’s franchise request has been reviewed and given preliminary approval by the Director of the Division of Emergency Medical Services of Wake County’s Department of Public Safety; and

WHEREAS, issuance of the requested franchise will take place only upon recommendation of such issuance to the County Manager by the Director of the Division of Emergency Medical Services;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, THAT Tri-Star Medical Transport, Inc. be granted a franchise of five years’ duration for the delivery of non-emergency convalescent care ambulance transport service in Wake County, North Carolina, PROVIDED that such franchise be issued by the County Manager only upon a finding of compliance with the provisions of Chapter 2-7, Article Ill of the Wake County Code of Ordinances and all other applicable State statutes and regulations governing such ambulances services on the part of Tri-Star Medical Transport by the Director of the Emergency Medical Services Division of Wake County’s Department of Public Safety, a copy of which finding shall be maintained in the permanent files of the Clerk to the. Board, PROVIDED FURTHER that this franchise does not establish or admit Tri-Star Medical Transport as part of the Wake County Model EMS System; and, PROVIDED FURTHER, that if Tri-Star Medical Transport does not offer the services authorized by this Ordinance, or discontinues the services authorized by this Ordinance during the life of the franchise, then, upon thirty (60) days’ notice by Wake County, the franchise authorized herein shall be declared null and void.

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APPROVAL OF EQUIPMENT LEASE REPLACING
CENTRAL PRINT EQUIPMENT FOR THE
GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION REPROGRAPHICS BUSINESS UNIT

The Reprographics Division of Wake County General Services is requesting approval to lease equipment to replace the central print equipment. The Division offers one and two color printing, graphic layout and design, bindery services, delivery, consultation and outsourcing services. The proposed upgrade is a scheduled replacement and approved in this fiscal budget. The equipment will replace the existing Xerox Docutech, purchased in 1996 that has reached its life cycle.

Wake County and the City of Raleigh are in the process of merging print operations and the Docutech lease is vital to the success of this future partnership.

Upon motion of Commissioner Jeffreys, seconded by Commissioner Ward, the Board unanimously authorized the County Manager to execute the 84-month lease, with no purchase option, with t he Xerox Corporation for a Xerox Production Publisher Model 6180 with DigiPath for $11,297.54 per month ($135,570.48 per year).
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TAX REPORT

Upon motion of Commissioner Bryan, seconded by Commissioner Gurley, the Board unanimously approved the tax reports as recommended by the Tax Committee:

1.Report of Collections - Wake County Only – April 2004
2.Wake County In-Rem Foreclosure Progress Report – April 2004
3.Value Adjustments and Special Situations – (Wake County Only), (Wake County and City of Raleigh)
4.Consideration of Requests for Adjustments, Rebates and/or Refunds of Penalties:
(Wake County Only), (Wake County and Town of Cary), (Wake County and City of Raleigh), (Wake County and Town of Rolesville)
5.Consideration of Requests for Exemptions-Late Filed Applications: (Wake County Only),
(Wake County and Town of Apex), (Wake County and City of Raleigh)
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 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)
7.
Consideration for Release of Penalties and Interest for Wake County Prepared Food and Beverages Taxes: (Wake County Only)
8.
Rebate 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 Forest and Town of Wendell), (Wake County and Town of Zebulon)
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BUDGET AMENDMENT TO THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
PROJECT ORDINANCE

The Wake and Johnston County Boards of Commissioners created the Capital Area Workforce Development Consortium in 1982. The Consortium’s Board of Directors provides direction and oversight of workforce development activities for Wake and Johnston counties and administers federal and state workforce funds.

The Capital Area Workforce Development Consortium is requesting the incorporation of the following funding authorizations to the Workforce Development Ordinance:

Upon motion of Commissioner Webb, seconded by Commissioner Council, the Board unanimously approved acceptance of the Workforce Development Project Ordinance with the appropriate budget revisions to increase appropriations in the Workforce Development Special Revenue Fund.

At this time County Manager Cooke introduced Ms. Regina Petteway, the new Director of Workforce Development Program. The Board extended best wishes in her new position in Wake County Government.
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PUBLIC HEARING
FISCAL YEAR 2005 BUDGET

At the May 17, 2004 Board of Commissioners meeting, the County Manager’s Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2005 was presented. At that time, the Board adopted a schedule for review and adoption of the budget which called for a public hearing on the budget at today's meeting.

Chairman Gardner opened the meeting for the public hearing and recognized the following persons for comments on various budget requests and concerns:

1. Mayor Vivian Jones, Town of Wake Forest – Wake Technical Community College funding, "quick start" campus
2. Mark Fleming, 141, S. White Street, Wake Forest – Wake Technical Community College funding, "quick start" campus
3. Former Mayor Dick Monteith, Town of Wake Forest – Wake Technical Community College funding, "quick start" campus
4. John Ward, 416 Grosvernor Drive, Raleigh - Exploris funding
5. Chief Ron Roof, Bay Leaf Fire Department – Reinstatement of funds for Department
6. Hal Atkinson, Bay Leaf Fire Department – Reinstatement of funds for Department
7. Mohan Sawhney, 6728 Pointe Vista Circle, Raleigh – Exploris funding
8. Ann Rollins, 2543 Wake Drive, Raleigh – Fully fund School request
9. Margaret Mullen. 1714 Carson Street, Raleigh – Exploris funding
10. Ann Bryan, 705 N. East Street, Raleigh – Exploris funding
11. Jay Wisse – Fully fund School request
12. Yash Garg, 229 Woodland Drive, Raleigh – Exploris funding
13. Ginny Byrne, 1605 Briarwood Place, Raleigh - Exploris funding
14. William Hooker, 711 Hooker Drive, Raleigh – Human Resource funding needs
15. Chris Bridges, 618 W. Jones St., Raleigh – Fully fund School request
16. Charlotte Turpin, President, Wake NCAE – Fully fund School request
17. Diane Payne, Broughton High Principal – fully fund School request
18. Michael Teague, 1504 Hodge Road, Knightdale – Special education funding
19. Marge Ronco, 8345 Muirfield Drive, Fuquay-Varina – Fully fund School request
20. Jimmy Keith, 420 Elm Street, Wake Forest – Wake Forest Fire Department funding
21. Mia Green, Knightdale – fully fund School request
22. Liza Weidle, 106 Marquette Drive, Cary – fully fund School request
23. Anne McLaurin, 324 S. Boylan Avenue, Raleigh – fully fund School request
24. Robin Costello, 9308 Hometown Drive, Raleigh – fully fund School request
25. Brad Phillips, Chairman of the Board, United Arts of Raleigh and Wake County
26. Gerald Pickett, 8204 Muirfield Drive, Fuquay-Varina – fully fund School request
27. Susan Parry, Chair, Wake County Board of Education – fully fund School request
28. Alice McGee, 4701 Forestdale Road, Raleigh (Church in the Woods, services to homeless) There were no other persons requesting to be heard at this time. Chairman Gardner recessed the public hearing until 7:00 p.m.
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UPDATE ON WAKE COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH/DEVELOPMENTAL
DISABILITIES/SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES REFORM EFFORTS

Chairman Gardner recognized Maria Spaulding, Director of Human Services, to make introductory comments. She then called on Bob Sorrels of Human Services to present the update.

Mr. Sorrels began with background information and presented accomplishments since April 2003:
Following the presentation of the accomplishments, Mr. Sorrels presented information on how the Board of Commissioners may help in meeting the mental health needs:
Mr. James Osberg, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, commented on his work with County staff, the 2007 scheduled completion date of the State facility in Vance County, and leasing options for the Dorothea Dix property until that time.

Mr. Tom Reba, CEO of Holly Hill Hospital, Raleigh, North Carolina, commented on the work at Holly Hill and how the Hospital may assist in serving the mentally ill.

The Commissioners received the update as presented. Staff was requested to provide copies of the recent Independent Weekly article on mental health reform.
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NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
WAKE COUNTY 2004-2005 SECONDARY ROADS PROGRAM

The North Carolina Department of Transportation annually presents to the Board of Commissioners the proposed Secondary Roads Program for the upcoming fiscal year. Chairman Gardner recognized Mr. Brandon Jones, District Engineer, North Carolina Department of Transportation, to present the 2004 program with an anticipated allocation of $2,492,217.

1. Rural Paving Priority


Priority NumberSR No.Length
(Miles)
Road Name and DescriptionEst. Cost
30SR 2326.79Doc Proctor Road
From SR 2300 to SR 2325
$212,130
31SR 19190.80Bent Road
From SR 1918 to End of Maintenance
$208,960
32SR 11441.59Ragan Road
From SR 1142 to End of Maintenance
$433,204
33SR 27490.31Johnny Baker Road
From NC 42 to NC 42
$97,952
34SR 25090.40Mial Plantation Road
From SR 2506 to SR 2233
$98,746
35SR 23430.30Magnum Street
From SR 2320 to SR 2342
$126,695
36SR 27071.00Bryan Road
From SR 2706 to SR 2709
$299,790
37SR 11560.90Tingen Road
From SR 1153 to End of Maintenance
$279,478
*70SR 17060.16Barbee Road
From SR 1637 to End of Maintenance
$35,000
**SR 13550.32Lineberry Road
From SR 1009 to End of Maintenance
$55,000

Total Miles: 6.57 Subtotal $1,846,955

*Paving out of priority due to length less than 0.2 miles. Road will be abandoned to Town of Morrisville upon completion.

**Lineberry Road is currently on the right-of-way unavailable list. Estimated cost is for paving only. Developer will grade, drain, and base roadway.

*Rural Paving Alternates

39SR 23090.79Dukes Lake Rd.
From SR 1726 to SR 2334
    $257,323
41SR 19470.65Rogers Quarter Road
From SR 1906 to End of Maintenance
    $163,015

*In the event that any roads in priority have to be placed on the “Hold List” due to unavailable right-of-way or environmental review, or if additional funding becomes available, funds will be applied to the roads listed in priority order in the paving alternate list.

**Priority Numbers 28 (Broadway Street) and 40 (Auburn Road) received alternative funding sources for construction and paving.

Paved Road Improvements:

SR # Project Description Est. Cost
1141New Hill-Olive Chapel Rd – Pipe Replacement10,000
1601Jenks Road – Pipe Replacement20,000
1115Avent Ferry Road – Pipe Replacement30,000
2539Yeargan Road – Pipe Replacement40,000
1907New Light Rd. – Pipe Replacement40,000

Upon motion of Commissioner Ward, seconded by Commissioner Council, the Board unanimously approved the endorsement of the proposed Wake County 2004-2005 Secondary Roads Program.

(A copy of the map as presented is made a part of these minutes.)
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2004 HOUSING AND COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION ACTION PLAN

Chairman Gardner recognized Ms. Helen Poole, Wake County Human Services Board, Affordable Housing Committee, for introductory remarks. She then called on Annemarie Maiorano to present the 2004 Housing and Community Revitalization Action Plan.

Ms. Maiorano reported that the Plan identifies activities planned from July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005, to address housing and community development needs in Wake County using Community Development Block Grant Home Investments Partnership grant, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS grant, Emergency Shelter Grant and County Capital Improvement Plan funds. The total allocation is $5,534,681. Information was presented on each project outlining the number of persons proposed to be served, and the monthly/annual costs.

This 2004 Action Plan is the fifth part of the five-year Consolidated Plan that was completed in May 2000. The Consolidated Plan lists the following populations as being a high priority for assistance:

Information was presented on projects proposed for the CDBG grant, which will help 372 families. Projects proposed for the HOME funds: Hollenden Place, 24-unit apartment in northeast Raleigh for formerly homeless individuals and families; Cedar Spring, a 20-unit elderly apartment complex in Wendell; Glory-to-Glory House in Raleigh for four homeless persons. Projects proposed from the County Capital Improvements Plan: Waterbrook Apartments, 60 new apartments to serve elderly persons; Autumn Trace, 14-unit apartment complex for families in Raleigh; Capital Pines, 18 Habitat for Humanity Homes; Carlton Place, 16 units for families in Raleigh; and rental assistance for homeless individuals and families, administered by non-profits for working families that can reasonably transition off vouchers in two years.

Commissioner Bryan brought to the Board's attention the use of Powell Bill funds for the paving projects in municipalities.

Following the presentation and upon motion of Commissioner Bryan, seconded by Commissioner Council, the Board unanimously approved the 2004 Housing and Community Revitalization Action Plan, that staff explore the use of Powell Bill funds before moving forward with the resurfacing and sidewalk projects; and that the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners to sign documents necessary to implement the Plan.
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AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF RALEIGH TO IMPLEMENT A UPASS
COMMUTERS TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM

On February 2, 2004, the Board of Commissioners approved the Implementation Plan for the Air Quality Task Force’s recommendations. One of the first priority work items on that plan was for Wake County Government to join the Best Workplaces for Commuters program. This program is sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Transportation. The North Carolina Department of Transportation and the Triangle J Council of Governments promote it locally. This program is intended to reduce the vehicle miles traveled in an area, thus reducing air pollution.

Best Workplaces for Commuters requires that employers implement measures to encourage employees to ride a bus, join a vanpool or carpool, or telecommute. The choice of measure is up to the employer. Once designated as a Best Workplace for Commuters, employers need to show that at least 14 percent of their employees use alternates to commuting alone with 18 months.

Wake County currently provides a $15 per month subsidy for its employees who take a bus or vanpool to work. Wake County also give a parking priority in its facilities for downtown employees who carpool to work.

The City of Raleigh has offered to extend the UPASS Program to Wake County. For the first year, the cost would be $1,050 per month or $12,600 per year. This fee is based on the current usage level of 35 CAT monthly passes at $30 each. The County will be provided ridership information from CAT on a monthly basis to allow us to track how many employees use the benefit.

If the Board of Commissioners authorizes the County Manager to enter into the agreement, Wake County will meet the requirement and could immediately apply for Best Workplaces for Commuters membership.

Upon motion of Commissioner Webb, seconded by Commissioner Council, the Board unanimously approved authorizing the County Manager to execute the agreement with the City of Raleigh to implement a UPASS Commuters Transportation Program.
AGREEMENT
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

COUNTY OF WAKE

THIS AGREEMENT (“Agreement”) is made this _____ day of, , 2004 by and between the CITY OF RALEIGH, a municipal corporation existing under the laws of the State of North Carolina (the “City”) and Wake County (the “County”).

WITNESSETH:

WHEREAS, the City operates a public transit system known as Capital Area Transit (CAT); and

WHEREAS, the City of Raleigh Municipal Code, Section 11-4004 defines the responsibility of the Raleigh Transit Authority to set fares, schedules, and routes in conformance with the budget as approved by the City Council; and

WHEREAS, CAT operates eighteen (18) fixed routes, six (6) connector routes, one (1) demand responsive zone during the daytime hours, and early morning and night demand responsive services are provided in targeted areas of the City; and

WHEREAS, the County has approximately 3,500 employees in the Raleigh area with transportation needs which could be accommodated, in part, by the transit system; and

WHEREAS, an average of 35 transit passes were purchased each month by the County from July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005 at an average cost of $1,050 each month; and

WHEREAS, there is mutual benefit and interest to promote the benefits of transit in the conservation of fossil fuel resources and improved air quality through the reduction of vehicle emissions and decreased traffic congestion; and

WHEREAS, there is mutual agreement to adopt “UPASS” as the official program title (which stands for Universal Pass);

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements herein contained and other good and valuable considerations, the parties hereto agree as follows:


1. Duration of the Program.
2. Continuance of the Program.
3. City Responsibilities.
4. County Responsibilities.
5. Cost of Additional Service.
6. Termination.
7. Binding Effect.
8. Notices. 9. Signatory Agreement.

CITY OF RALEIGH

_____________________________
City Manager


ATTEST:

_____________________________ (SEAL)
Gail G. Smith, City Clerk



WAKE COUNTY

_______________________________
County Manager ATTEST:

______________________________(SEAL)
County Clerk
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AWARD OF CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT
FOR FELTONSVILLE CONSTRUCTION AND
DEMOLITION DEBRIS LANDFILL CLOSURE PROJECT

The Feltonsville Landfill operates under a permit issued by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. This landfill is designated as a Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill. The landfill has now reached its permitted capacity and no longer receives waste.

The landfill requires closure in accordance with NC DENR rule 15A NCAC 13B .1627. Initial closure activities have begun and completion of this construction project by November 30, 2004 will insure Wake County’s compliance with State capping requirements.

Bid proposals were received from contractors May 27, 2004, for the construction of the Feltonsville C&D Debris Landfill Closure Project in accordance with NC General Statutes. Staff recommends award of the construction contract to the lowest responsible bidder.

Upon motion of Commissioner Ward, seconded by Commissioner Council, the Board unanimously approved award of construction contract to Thalle Construction Company, Inc. of Hillsborough, North Carolina, in the amount of $2,209,599 for the Feltonsville Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill Closure project.
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MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT
BETWEEN WAKE COUNTY AND
THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

Wake County and North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine have drafted a Memorandum of Agreement to locate veterinary students in the County’s Animal Shelter. Under the terms of the agreement, Wake County will renovate space at the Animal Shelter at an estimated cost of $91,583 which is included in the Department of Environmental Services’ budget. About one third of this amount has been donated through fundraising events and individual donations.

Ms. Dickie Sloop of Environmental Services and Dr. Hardy of the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, were recognized to present highlight of the terms of the agreement. The agreement provides Wake County with medical assessments and any treatment necessary including surgeries, from trained students under the supervision of their teaching professor; and allows medical students to serve their medical and surgical rotations where they can get practical hands-on experience with injuries and diseases not usually found in family pets in a veterinary practice.

Upon motion of Commissioner Ward, seconded by Commissioner Jeffreys, the Board unanimously approved the Memorandum of Agreement between Wake County and the North Carolina University College of Veterinary Medicine to locate veterinary students in the County's animal shelter.
INTERINSTITUTIONAL RESIDENCY AGREEMENT BETWEEN
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
FOR ITS
COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE, DEPARTMENT OF CLINICAL SCIENCES,
AND
WAKE COUNTY
FOR ITS
WAKE COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER

This INTERINSTITUTIONAL RESIDENCY AGREEMENT (“Agreement”), made effective the 12th day of May, 2004, by and between North Carolina State University (“University” or “NCSU”), for its Department of Clinical Sciences (“DOCS”) within the College of Veterinary Medicine (“CVM), and Wake County for its Wake County Animal Shelter (WCAS)

WITNESSETH:

WHEREAS, NCSU desires to offer veterinary students expanded learning environments in a clinical setting according to the following terms and conditions;

WHEREAS, Wake County desires to obtain medical and surgical services for animals brought to the WCAS; and

WHEREAS, such collaborative relationship between NCSU and Wake County is consistent with the parties’ goals of providing education of veterinary students and veterinary service for shelter animals,

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and of the following mutual promises, covenants, and conditions, the parties agree as follows:

1. Responsibilities of NCSU
2. Responsibilities of WCAS

3. Provision of Services to other Community Animal Rescue Groups

At times, the Community Practice Service will provide surgical and medical services for
other Community Animal Rescue Services at the WCAS facilities. It is understood that Wake County will be given priority at all times in the provision of services.

4. Term and Termination.

This Agreement shall be effective as of May 12, 2004, and shall remain in full force for two years, unless terminated as set forth below. Thereafter, this Agreement will be automatically renewed and extended for successive one (1) year periods, unless a party gives written notice to the other parties that it will not renew at least ninety (90) days prior to the expiration of this Agreement.

Either party may terminate this Agreement for the material breach by the other of its obligations under this Agreement, provided that written notice of such material breach and any intent to terminate this Agreement has been given to the breaching party and such breach has not been cured to the satisfaction of the non-breaching party within thirty (30) days of such notice. In addition, any of the parties may terminate this Agreement without cause with ninety (90) days written notice, termination becoming effective as of the first day of any month following the ninety (90) days prior notice.

5. General Terms.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have executed this Interinstitutional Residency Agreement as of the date and year written above.

FOR AND ON BEHALF OF
WAKE COUNTY and its WAKE COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER

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Signature


___________________________________
Printed Name
Title:
Date:


FOR AND ON BEHALF OF
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY and its
COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

___________________________________
Signature

___________________________________
Printed Name

Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor

Date: _____________________________

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Appointments to advisory boards were not considered at this time.

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Chairman Gardner recessed the meeting at 5:55 p.m., until 7:00 p.m., at the Commons Building, Wake County Office Park.
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RECESSED REGULAR MEETING
June 7, 2004
7:00 p.m.

The Wake County Board of Commissioners met in recessed session Monday, June 7, 2004, at 7:00 p.m., at the Commons Building, Wake County Office Park, Raleigh, North Carolina. Members present were Commissioners Joe Bryan, Herbert H. Council, Tony Gurley, Phil Jeffreys, Betty Lou Ward, Harold H. Webb and Chairman Kenneth M. Gardner.

Also attending were the County Manager, Mr. David C. Cooke; the County Attorney, Mr. Michael Ferrell; and the Clerk to the Board, Ms. Gwendolyn I. Reynolds.

Chairman Gardner called the meeting to order.
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CONTINUATION OF PUBLIC HEARING
2004-2005 PROPOSED BUDGET

Chairman Gardner announced the continuation of the public hearing on the Proposed 2004-2005 Budget held earlier today. The Chairman stated
that the Board of Commissioners would receive comments and information, however no action would be taken. He then declared the meeting open for the continuation of the public hearing.

The following persons appeared before the Board to comment on various budget requests and concerns.
1. Tom Oxholm, 1605 Hunting Ridge Road, Raleigh (former Board of Education member) – school funding 2. Bill McNeal, Superintendent, Wake County Public Schools – fully fund school request 3. Lori Millberg, 117 Winchester Drive, Wendell – fully fund School request

4. Salinder Evans, Wake Forest Elementary School – fully fund School request

5. Tama Bouncer, 1616 King Richard Rd., Raleigh – fully fund School request

6. Diana Haskell, 244 Beachers Brook Lane, Cary (League of Women Voters) – fully fund School request

7. Courtney Penland, 3917 Cold Harbour Drive, Raleigh – fully fund School request 8. Judy Taylor Childress, Leesville High School – fully fund School request (teacher supplemental increase) 9. Kathryn Chontos, Athens Drive High School – fully fund School request

10. David Dennis, Daniels Middle School – fully fund School request

11.Sig Hutchinson, 520 Brittany Bay West, Raleigh – open space program funding

12. George Wilson, 508 Randlewood Drive, Raleigh (NCSU) - Exploris funding

13. Ronald White, 7749 Kingsberry Court, Raleigh – fully fund School request

14. Jim Polermo, 4900 Brookhurst Place, Raleigh – fully fund School request

15. Chuck Neely, Raleigh – Exploris funding

16. Dale Whitworth, 10221 Bushveld Lane, Raleigh – fully fund School request (Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce) 17. Mary Alice Rose, Rising 8th grader - Exploris funding

18. Debra Horton, 932 Clatter Avenue, Wake Forest – fully fund School request

19. Bev Shapley-Sherron, 401 Greenwood Circle, Cary – fully fund School request

20. Dr. Jin Liu, Cary – Exploris funding

21. Derrick W. Byrd, 212 Clancy Circle, Cary – fully fund School request - Parent Leadership Institute (PTA Council) 22. Scott Schulz, 8 Kyle Drive, Garner – additional ambulances, Knightdale EMS

23. Carolyn Reed, 915 Wickett Circle, Wendell – bus driver salary increase 24. Sheila Lucas, 5168 Parkerwood Drive, Knightdale – bus driver salary increase

25. Don Freeman, 2232 Misskelly Drive, Raleigh – fully fund School request (PTA Council) 26. Elana Christmas, 108 Northwinds Drive, Wendell – bus driver salary increase Thereafter, at the conclusion of the hearing and after all persons desiring to comment had been heard, Chairman Gardner declared the
public hearing closed.
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There being no other business to come before the Board at this time, Chairman Gardner adjourned the meeting at 8:25 p.m., upon the motion of
Commissioner Ward, seconded by Commissioner Jeffreys and the unanimous vote of the Board.

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Gwendolyn I. Reynolds
Clerk to the Board
Wake County Commissioners