JUNE 5, 2006
The Wake County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday, June 5,
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 Tony Gurley called the meeting to order.
Chairman Gurley recognized Commissioner Webb who explained why he was wearing a Carolina Hurricanes hat. He stated that the Hurricanes had beat the Sabers in ice hockey game the previous week. The two boards had a wager on the game and the Wake County Board of Commissioners were awarded with three pounds of Buffalo wings while the Buffalo’s Board would be wearing Hurricane jerseys at their next meeting.
THREE-YEAR AGREEMENT WITH BELLSOUTH TO PROVIDE
LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE SERVICES
AWARD OF MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENTS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE AND DETENTION ELECTRONIC SECURITY SERVICES
Specific Recommendation Approved: The Board of Commissioners approved the attached recommendations by the Tax Committee.
AND AWARD OF LANDFILL SERVICES CONTRACT
Mr. David Cooke, County Manager reviewed the steps the Board had been through to arrive as this point and that a work session was held on June 2, 2006 on this matter. He reviewed the staff recommendation as follows:
Specific Action Requested
The Board of Commissioners approve
1) A 25-year Interlocal Agreement with municipalities creating a partnership for the use of the South Wake Municipal Solid Waste Landfill, and establishes June 30, 2006 as the deadline for municipalities to approve the Interlocal Agreement.
2) Approve the South Wake Municipal Solid Waste Landfill services contract with Santek Environmental, Inc. and authorize the Chairman to execute said contract.
A motion was made by Commissioner Ward, seconded by Commissioner Council, to
1) Approve a 25-year Interlocal Agreement with municipalities creating a partnership for the use of the South Wake Municipal Solid Waste Landfill, and establishes June 30, 2006 as the deadline for municipalities to approve the Interlocal Agreement.
2) Approve the South Wake Municipal Solid Waste Landfill services contract with Waste Industries, Inc. and authorize the Chairman to execute said contract once the contract has met the approval of the County Attorney.
Commissioner Gardner provided a presentation showing other options for the Board. Commissioner Garner then offered a substitute motion, seconded by Chairman Gurley, for the County to sign a five-year agreement with the lowest cost out-of-county provider; have staff develop a 100-year solution using other technologies; the County would work with Holly Springs to market the designated site in Holly Springs for industrial or regional mall opportunities; have the County accept Holly Springs proposal to forfeit ad valorem taxes for 25 years; and assess the site for possible location of three schools.
Roll Call Vote on the Substitute Motion by Commissioner Garner went as follows:
Phil Jeffreys – Nay
Kenn Gardner – Aye
Betty Lou Ward – Nay
Joe Bryan – Nay
Herb Council – Nay
Harold Webb – Nay
Tony Gurley – Aye
The substitute motion failed with a two to five vote.
A roll call vote was then taken on the original motion by Commissioner Ward as follows:
Phil Jeffreys – Aye
Kenn Gardner – Nay
Betty Lou Ward – Aye
Joe Bryan – Aye
Herb Council – Aye
Harold Webb – Aye
Tony Gurley – Nay
The original motion to contract with Waste Industries, Inc. passed with a five to two vote.
The Chairman called for a short recess.
The Chairman reconvened the meeting.
PETITION ZP-853-05: PROPOSAL TO REZONE 26.81 ACRES FROM
HIGHWAY DISTRICT TO CONDITIONAL USE-HEAVY COMMERCIAL
ORDINANCE AMENDING THE WAKE COUNTY ZONING MAP TO
REZONE 26.81-ACRES FROM HIGHWAY DISTRICT (HD) TO CONDITIONAL USE- HEAVY COMMERCIAL (CU-HC)
WHEREAS; the proposed uses comply with the Fuquay-Varina/Garner Area Plan;
WHEREAS, the proposal complies with the Land Use Plan’s Transitional Urban Development policies (TUDs) regarding provision of water and sewer services and the provision of transportation facilities;
WHEREAS, the proposal complies with the Transitional Urban Development policies (TUDs) regarding
WHEREAS, the proposal is consistent with the Wake County Land Use Plan and otherwise promotes the public health, safety, and general welfare;
WHEREAS, on May 3, 2006 the Wake County Planning Board voted 7-0 to recommend that the Board of Commissioners approve the proposed zoning map amendment with the petitioner’s proposed conditions; and
WHEREAS, the Wake County Board of Commissioners held a duly-noticed public hearing on June 5, 2006 to consider amending the Zoning Map to rezone the entire area, or part of the area, to the classification requested, or to a more restrictive classification.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE WAKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS:
NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION’S SECONDARY ROADS
CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM FOR WAKE COUNTY
LAND ACQUISITION FOR AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, OPEN SPACE, AND
TOWN OF FUQUAY-VARINA PARK
Mr. Robert Hinson and Ms. Betty Parker spoke in support of the request for land acquisition for an elementary school, open space and Town of Fuquay-Varina Park.
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 February 7, 2006, that the Board of Commissioners approve the acquisition of land for an elementary school on Chambers Road (E-23).
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Wake County Board of Commissioners hereby authorizes the following:
§ The Board of Education and Board of Commissioners jointly acquire 53.06 acres of land, (Parcel ID# 0082683) in Fuquay-Varina at a price of $15,000 per acre estimated to total ($795,000) for an elementary school (E- 23) and other mutually agreeable public uses; and
§ Enter into an Inter-Local Agreement for approval by the two Boards for master planning and the division of the property into multiple tracts; the division shall be based upon a master plan jointly prepared by the County, School System and other partner(s) contributing financially to the project; It is tentatively contemplated that the division would include approximately 17 acres for an Elementary School, 13.5 acres for a Town Park and the balance for open space preservation. The tracts will be separately titled between the respective partners after approval of the master plan by the two Boards.
Adopted this the 19th day of June, 2006.
Upon motion by Commissioner Council, seconded by Vice Chairman Webb, the Board unanimously voted to adopt the resolution for LAND ACQUISITION FOR AN ELEMENTARY SHOOL, OPEN SPACE, AND TOWN OF FUQUAY-VARINA PARK and approve the corresponding budget revision to appropriate Open Space bond funds.
REPORT ON THE REQUEST FROM
WAKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION TO REALLOCATE PLAN 2004 FUNDS
Mr. Don Haden stated that they are working hard on these sites. It was noted that one project was coming in $3 million over the other project.
No action was taken since this is the first reading of the resolution in support of land acquisition for an elementary school, open space and Town of Fuquay-Varina Park.
PLAN 2004 CAPITAL BUILDING PROJECTS
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:
Resolved this 16th day of May 2005 WAKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
Patti Head, Chair
William R. McNeal, Jr., Secretary
REALLOCATION FUNDS FOR E13, E15, AND E-18
WHEREAS, the Wake County Board of Education has duly requested, through a resolution adopted May 16, 2006, that the Board of Commissioners approve the reallocation of $15,754,903 from Plan 2004 program contingency to E-13, E-15, and E-18.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Wake County Board of Commissioners hereby reallocates funds as follows:
Adopted this the 16th day of May 2006.
PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE FISCAL YEAR 2007 BUDGET
Ronald Roof – 11405 Dunleith Dr., spoke in support of a merit increase for the part-time fire fighters.
Donald Pierce – 3421 Foy Glen Court, Apex, spoke in support a merit increase for the part-time fire fighters.
Helen Poole, 100 Rivergreen Court, Cary, Chairman of the Wake County Human Services Board, spoke in support of the Manager’s recommended budget, the $5 million for the psychiatric facility and increases for schools.
Bill Stanford, 6708 Woodmere Dr., Raleigh, spoke in support of the Manager’s Recommended Budget, support for two employees for Developmental Disabilities programs and school nurses.
Virginia Tally, 2200 Atkins Dr., Raleigh, spoke in support of funding for the expansion of the South Raleigh Library.
John Gilbert, Dion Churrie and Cherie Poucher from the Board of Elections office, spoke in support of their request for funding for voting sites and equipment for one-stop voting for the November election.
Hope Carmichael, 2520 York road, Raleigh, spoke in support of schools bonds and against a multi-track year round calendar for schools.
Reverend Paul H. Anderson, 6212 Bramblewood Dr., Raleigh, spoke in support of funding for the position for the homelessness program, Support Circles.
Bill Wendel, 5604 Laniel Court, Raleigh, spoke in support of the Support Circles program for the homeless.
Sandra Babb, 5615 Lambshire Dr., Raleigh, spoke in support of the Manager’s Recommended Budget and funding for the expansion of the South Raleigh Community Library.
Laura Busse, 1412 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, addressed the Board about an unpaid invoice.
Eleanor Jordan, President of the Arts Council in Raleigh, provided an activity report for the last year and thanked the Board for their increased funding for 2007.
CITIZENS’ FACILITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Fred Atkins Retired/At large (Retired Deputy Secretary for DOT)
Spi Asefnia Engineer (Sepi Engineering)
Glenn Blackley Retired/At-large (Retired Facilities Manager for Wake County
Justus Everette Engineer (President of ABE Utilities)
Roddy Jones Contractor (Chairman, Davidson & Jones Hotel Corp.)
Russell Killen Attorney (Parker, Poe, Adams & Bernstein)
John Mabe Attorney (Maupin, Taylor & Ellis)
Billie Redmond Real Estate (Trademark Properties)
Jim Smith Architect
Terry Stoops Policy Analyst
Eddie Truelove Contractor (Past Member of State Building Commission,
Past President of Association of Building Contractors)
Rob Weaver Banker (Senior VP and marketing Manager of Bank of America)
APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
c. Wake County Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee
(Term expires – May 31, 2008)
Constance E. Burbank
d. Wake County Open Space and Parks Advisory Committee
(Term expires - June 30, 2008)
e. Wake Technical Community College Board of Trustees
(Term expires June 30, 2010)
Keith Shackleford (reappointment)
Commissioner Bryan recognized Chairman Gurley’s son Robert Gurley who was visiting the Board meeting today as part of working on his Eagle Scout Award.
There was no closed session at this meeting.
MEETING WAS RECESSED UNTIL 7:00 P.M., AT THE COMMONS BUILDING, WAKE COUNTY OFFICE PARK FOR A BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING.
Susan J. Banks, CMC
Clerk to the Board
Wake County Board of Commissioners