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    Minutes of 03-21-2005 Board of Commissioners' meeting (adopted)
WAKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
MINUTES
March 21, 2005

The Wake County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday, March 21, 2005, at 2:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, 7th Floor, Wake County Courthouse, Raleigh, North Carolina. Members present were Commissioners Herbert H. Council, Kenneth M. Gardner, Tony Gurley, Phil Jeffreys, Harold H. Webb, and Chairman Joe Bryan. Commissioner Betty Lou Ward was absent (excused).

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

Chairman Bryan called the meeting to order.
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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

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INVOCATION

Commissioner Council offered the invocation.

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APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Upon motion of Commissioner Jeffreys, seconded by Commissioner Council, the Board unanimously approved the agenda as revised: 1) “Salary
Adjustment for Register of Deeds” moved from consent to regular agenda, and 2) the addition of a “closed session.”
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APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Upon motion of Commissioner Council, seconded by Commissioner Webb, the Board unanimously approved the minutes of February 21, 2005; February 23, 2005; and February 28, 2005.

February 7, 2005 minutes – Re-issuance of Franchise to Material Recovery, LLC
At the request of the County Attorney and upon motion of Commissioner Council, seconded by Commissioner Webb, the Board unanimously approved amending the previously approved February 7, 2005 minutes to show that the franchise to operate a construction and demolition debris landfill previously issued to Material Recovery, LLC is being “ re-issued to Material Recovery, LLC through its new owners WCA Waste Corporation, LP.”
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COMMISSIONER WARD ATTENDS OXFORD ROUNDTABLE

Chairman Bryan noted that Commissioner Ward was absent from today’s meeting because of her selection to participate in the Oxford Roundtable at Oxford University in England. He indicated that the Roundtable provides an opportunity for leaders in the public and private sector to discuss and examine government policy issues at the national and international level. This year’s theme focuses on Women’s leadership and challenges across the globe. The Chairman stated that it was an honor to have Commissioner Ward represent the Board of Commissioners and Wake County at the Roundtable.
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RETIREE RECOGNITION

County Manager David Cooke recognized County employees retiring with twenty-five or more years of service. The following employees were presented plaques of recognition and appreciation:

The Commissioners congratulated each of the employees and extended best wishes for a long and happy retirement.
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CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD RECOGNITION

Each quarter County employees are recognized for providing outstanding customer service to citizens and visitors to the County. These employees are selected by an employee committee and may be nominated by a supervisor, co-worker or customer.

County Manager David Cooke was recognized to make presentations to the following employees:

The Commissioners thanked each of the employees for their dedication and service to the public.
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RECOGNITION OF THE WAKE COUNTY PROCUREMENT
SERVICES DIVISION AND TOM WESTER, DIRECTOR OF
PROCUREMENT SERVICES FOR WAKE COUNTY

The Carolina Association of Governmental Purchasing presents an annual award to units of government that have demonstrated high standards in the purchasing profession. Each unit has to apply for the award, completing a very lengthy application process. This year Wake County Procurement Services was one of twelve governmental units throughout the Carolinas to receive this award.

In addition to the Wake County award, Tom Wester has achieved the Lifetime Certified Local Government Purchasing Official designation. There are minimum experience, education, and exam requirements to receive this designation, granted to those who have achieved and maintained the certification and have twenty or more year’s direct governmental purchasing experience.

The Commissioners congratulated Procurement Services staff—Director Tom Wester, Angela Buffaloe and Scott Hanner—on being recognized for sustained excellence in procurement services in 2004, and Mr. Wester on achieving the designation of Lifetime Certified Local Government Purchasing Official.

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HUMAN SERVICES’ BUSINESS PLAN PRESENTATION

The Board of Commissioners has asked that the various County departments present their business plans during regular Board meetings to better inform the public about the services and operations of Wake County government. Today, Maria Spaulding, Director of Human Services, presented the business plan for Human Services.

Ms. Spaulding began her presentation outlining the mission of the department: Wake County Human Services will promote a healthy and safe place to live, grow and work in partnership with communities and other organizations, the department will enhance the ability of families and individuals to become self-sufficient to their greatest ability while ensuring quality care for those individuals unable to achieve self-sufficiency.

The Human Services divisions are: Adult Services, Child Welfare and Mental Health, Clinical Services, Community Health, Economic Self-Sufficiency, Family Support Services, Local Managing Entity, Operations and Regional Networks. The twelve outcomes to guide the Department’s work and the four key threads that are evident throughout all Human Services activities were also outlined: 1) consumer-based;
2) community based; 3) leadership development; and 4) excellence in Human Services.

Ms. Spaulding noted that the Department’s three-year business plan is a road map outlining what the Department does and focuses on needs and strategies with a major focus on customer service and excellence in Human Services.

Following a brief question and answer period, the Commissioners received the information as presented.
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REQUEST FOR RE-ISSUANCE OF LANDFILL FRANCHISE –
SHOTWELL LANDFILL, INC.

An ordinance requiring all construction and demolition landfill operators to obtain a franchise from the County prior to operation was enacted by the Board of Commissioners on September 7, 1999. The ordinance provides that the Board may, but is not required to, hold a public hearing on the granting of a landfill franchise.

Shotwell Landfill, Inc. is the current holder of a franchise to operate a construction and debris landfill in Wake County. Shotwell Landfill, Inc. has been acquired by new owners, David King and Gary Lynch. The new owners have requested that the franchise be reissued noting the change in stock ownership of the corporation. The new stock owners have informed the County that they and the corporation ratify and adopt the franchise application previously submitted by Shotwell Landfill, Inc., and will abide by the terms and conditions of the franchise previously awarded as it may from time to time have been or may be amended.

County staff is satisfied with the operation of the landfill by Shotwell Landfill, Inc. and has no objection to re-issuance of the franchise on the same terms and conditions.

Upon motion of Commissioner Jeffreys, seconded by Commissioner Council, the Board unanimously adopted an ordinance re-issuing franchise to Shotwell Landfill, Inc. through its new owners, David King and Gary Lynch, to operate a construction and debris landfill in Wake County.

ORDINANCE RE-ISSUING FRANCHISE TO
SHOTWELL LANDFILL, INC. FOR OPERATION OF
CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS LANDFILL (2nd Reading)

WHEREAS, Shotwell Landfill, Inc. is the current holder of a franchise to operate a construction debris (C&D) landfill in the County; and,

WHEREAS, David King and Gary Lynch have acquired all the shares of Shotwell Landfill, Inc.; and,

WHEREAS, Shotwell Landfill, Inc. through its new owners, have adopted and ratified the application previously filed by Shotwell Landfill, Inc. for a franchise to operate a C&D landfill, and has agreed to comply with the terms and conditions of the franchise granted pursuant thereto; and

WHEREAS, the required special use permit from the Wake County Planning Board for operation of a C&D landfill on the site identified in the application has been obtained.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED THAT,

Section 1. The franchise to operate a construction and demolition debris landfill previously issued to Shotwell Landfill, Inc. is hereby reissued to Shotwell Landfill, Inc, through its new owners David King and Gary Lynch. The franchise operation shall be conducted in accordance with the representations made on the application submitted by Shotwell Landfill, Inc., and all amendments to that franchise. Copies of all materials submitted by Shotwell Landfill, Inc. which have been readopted by Shotwell Landfill, Inc. and its new owners are maintained in the permanent files of the Clerk to the Board. This reissued franchise shall expire coterminous with the expiration of the original franchise to Shotwell Landfill, Inc.

Section 2. Shotwell Landfill, Inc. shall provide documentation reasonably required by the County to ascertain compliance with the terms of the franchise as amended.

Section 3. This ordinance is effective upon its second reading by this Board.

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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 Workforce Development Board is a private sector led board, in partnership with local government, which provides direction and oversight of workforce development activities for Wake and Johnston counties and administers federal and state workforce funds.

The state and federal government provide funds for all projects. The Workforce Development Ordinance reflects appropriations made by the Board of County Commissioners for workforce development initiatives that benefit businesses and job seekers in the Capital area. Monies are maintained in a special revenue fund, as these funds are legally restricted to expenditure for specified purposes.

The Consortium is requesting the incorporation of the following funding authorizations to the Workforce Development Ordinance: Upon motion of Commissioner Webb, seconded by Commissioner Gurley, the Board unanimously approved the acceptance of Workforce Development funding in the amount of $91,250 to the Workforce Development Project Ordinance with the appropriate budget revisions to increase appropriations in the Workforce Development Special Revenue Fund.
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CONTRACT FOR WAKE COUNTY EMS MEDICAL DIRECTOR

The Wake County Board of Commissioners appointed Dr. Brent Myers as Wake EMS Medical Director and at the time of his appointment, Dr. Myers was employed by UNC Hospitals. Wake County obtained his services via a UNC-EMS Medical Director Sponsorship Program agreement with UNC, through which Wake County reimbursed UNC for the time spent by Dr. Myers working as Wake EMS Medical Director.

Dr. Myers has accepted an offer of employment from Wake Emergency Physicians, PA. and the proposed agreement accommodates Dr. Myers’ continuing activity as Wake EMS Medical Director, and includes a Wake EMS work schedule substantially the same as that offered by UNC Hospitals. The one notable exception is while UNC Hospitals limited the life of its agreement with Wake County to one year with a renewal option on the part of either party, Wake Emergency Physicians, PA has agreed to enter into a five-year agreement for Dr. Myers’ services for Wake County EMS.

Upon motion of Commissioner Gardner, seconded by Commissioner Jeffreys, the Board unanimously authorized the County Manager to enter into an agreement with Wake Emergency Physicians, PA, for continuing the services of Brent Myers, MD as Medical Director for Wake County Emergency Medical Services.

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WAKE CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESOURCE CENTER
FY 2O06 GRANT APPLICATION

The Criminal Justice Partnership Program (CJPP) of the North Carolina Department of Corrections provides grants that support community correction programs throughout North Carolina. Wake County has been a recipient of these grants for the Wake Criminal Justice Resource Center (formerly known as the Wake Day Incarceration Center) since 1995.

CJPP has proposed $342,915 in funding for continued operation of the Center in FY2006. The grant application has been prepared by Carolina Correctional Services, Inc., and reviewed and approved by the Criminal Justice Partnership Advisory Board. No matching funds are required for this grant.

Upon motion of Commissioner Gurley, seconded by Commissioner Webb, the Board unanimously approved the application for the FY2006 Criminal Justice Partnership Program grant funding for Wake Resource Center to be submitted on Wake County’s behalf by Carolina Correctional Services, Inc.

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FISCAL YEAR 2005 BUDGET AMENDMENT FOR THE
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISE FUND

During the fiscal year 2005 budget preparation, revenues and expenditures for transfer station operations were netted, instead of including total proceeds and total costs for the facility. FY 2005 revenues are anticipated to exceed budget by approximately $2.9 million. Higher revenues are expected in the following areas:

Tipping fees - $2,300,000
Household Fee - $300,000
Interest Income - $100,000
Appropriated Fund Balance -$ 166,000

Expenditures are also expected to exceed budget by approximately $2.9 million in the following cost categories:

Disposal costs - $2,566,000
Household Hazardous Waste -$300,000

The new arrangement allows for an increased amount of waste hauled directly to the North Wake landfill, which increases tipping fees as well as disposal costs.

Upon motion of Commissioner Council, seconded by Commissioner Gardner, the Board unanimously approved an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2005 budget that recognizes additional revenues and expenditures in the amount of $2,866,000.
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REQUEST TO WAIVE TIPPING FEE AT NORTH WAKE LANDFILL
FOR NEUSE RIVER CLEAN UP EVENT

Wake County Solid Waste Ordinance requires that the Wake County Board of Commissioners regulate and govern the fees to be charged by licensed operators of disposal facilities for garbage, refuse, solid wastes and recyclables. The Neuse River Foundation in conjunction with Carolina Canoe Club and Pro Canoe and Kayak will cover the river from Falls Dam down to Auburn Knightdale Road to remove trash by canoe, dropping it off at designated points for loading and hauling. The Foundation has requested free disposal of materials at the North Wake Landfill.

Upon motion of Commissioner Gurley, seconded by Commissioner Webb, the Board unanimously approved waiving the tipping fee at the North Wake Landfill for waste collected by the Neuse River Foundation and their partners during a one-day clean up event on April 2, 2005.

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SALARY ADJUSTMENT FOR REGISTER OF DEEDS

Commissioner Jeffreys requested that this item be pulled from consent to regular agenda to allow for discussion and so the public would be well aware of why a salary adjustment is being considered for an elected official.

The Register of Deeds is an elected officer as defined in the North Carolina General Statutes. This officer serves as the custodian and manager of public records including recording legal documents and maps, issuing marriage licenses, certifying documents, and administering notary public oaths.

Effective March 1, 2005, the Wake County Register of Deeds in addition to the statutory responsibilities has assumed the responsibility of a portion of Wake County Vital Records.

The Wake County Register of Deeds annual salary is established by the Wake County Board of Commissioners and any changes in compensation have to be approved by the Commissioners. In recognition of the transfer of the Vital Records function and the assumption of additional duties and responsibilities and personnel management, the Register of Deeds is requesting an annual pay increase of five percent effective March 1, 2005. If approved the Register of Deeds salary will increase from $90,400 to $94,920.84.

Upon motion of Commissioner Jeffreys, seconded by Commissioner Webb, the Board unanimously approved a five percent salary adjustment for the Wake County Register of Deeds.
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FUNDING REQUEST FOR THE HEALING PLACE FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN

Mr. Dennis Parnell, Executive Director of the Healing Place of Wake County, was recognized to present information on the funding request for the Healing Place for Women and Children.

On May 19, 2003, The Healing Place made a request to the Board of Commissioners for the proposed construction of The Healing Place for Women and children facility—a lease agreement for property owned by the County in the Wake County Office Park; $1 million in capital funding; and an annual operating subsidy for The Healing Place for Women and Children of $250,000.

On July 7, 2003 the Board of Commissioners approved the Capital request for The Healing Place for Women and Children from the Community Capital Projects Fund ($250,000 from the existing balance and $250,000 a year over three years and waived the criteria regarding funding for operating expenses.

Following the Board’s action of July 7, 2003, The Healing Place determined that the site that had been identified in the Wake County Office Park was not suitable and a new location with an existing building has been identified on Glen Royal Road, just off Ebenezer Church Road and US 70 in northwest Raleigh. The facility is expected to open no later than January 2006, to house 88 women and room for 12 children. The operation will be based much like The Healing Place for Men.

Since the Board of Commissioners’ commitment to The Healing Place for Women and Children was based on conditions that did not materialize, the Board is being requested to reaffirm the funding agreement.

Upon motion of Commissioner Gardner, seconded by Commissioner Webb, the Board unanimously reaffirmed the capital funding of $1 million and an annual operating funds of $250,000 (once the facility beings operation) for the Healing Place for Women and Children.

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PUBLIC COMMENT

The Board of Commissioners desires to hear from the public about the services and operations of Wake County Government. It is for that purpose the Board has set aside a time certain during regular meetings for public comment:

Chairman Bryan recognized the following:

1. Ms. Sandra Rich, Wake Forest, NC (concerns regarding debris along the highway and enforcement of Solid Waste Ordinance at convenience center located on NC 98 off Capital Boulevard)

Chairman Bryan stated that staff would follow-up on addressing the issue with a report to the Board of Commissioners and to Ms. Rich.

There were no other requests to appear before the Board. The Chairman declared the public comment portion of the meeting closed.
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FUNDING FROM THE NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT
OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FOR WAKE COUNTY
TO IMPLEMENT ITS LOCAL MANAGEMENT ENTITY
AS PART OF THE STATE’S MENTAL HEALTH REFORM

Wake County Human Services is in the first year of developing the infrastructure to support the functions of a Local Managing Entity (LME) for Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Disability Services. The management of care is in compliance with the State’s mental health reform directive that local mental health agencies become assurors of care rather than providers of care.

Wake County’s LME is currently receiving operational funding under a State formulated cost model. In addition to this on-going financial support, the State is providing the County with a one-time allocation of funds to implement the necessary systems to operate as a managed care entity. The County plans to apply the funds for the following four initiatives, which will be fully funded with the State’s grant and will not require any additional County funds:
Upon motion of Commissioner Council, seconded by Commissioner Webb, the Board unanimously approved the acceptance of a non-recurring allocation of $533,333 to cover start-up costs for administrative and operational systems integral to the formation of the County’s Local Management Entity, and authorized the corresponding budget revisions.
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AUTUMN TRACE AFFORDABLE APARTMENTS CONTRACT APPROVAL

Evergreen Construction plans to build Autumn Trace, a 34-unit apartment complex, located on Trawick Road in northeast Raleigh. Fourteen of the units will be available to families earning less than 40 percent of the median family income ($28,500 for a family of four). The monthly rents for these units will range from $325 to $475.

The Board of Commissioners approved a $252,000 loan in County Capital Improvement Plan funds to Evergreen Construction for the development of Autumn Trace as a part of its Affordable Housing Action Plan. The funds will be repaid to Wake County over thirty years at an interest rate of two percent. Other funds available for this project come from the City of Raleigh ($500,000 loan) and the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (tax credits).

The need for additional housing units for this population is also identified in the Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness.

Upon motion of Commissioner Webb, seconded by Commissioner Gurley, the Board unanimously authorized the County Manager to execute a contract for $252,000 with Evergreen Construction for the development of Autumn Trace Apartments, subject to terms and conditions acceptable to the County Attorney.

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RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
ASSUMPTION OF COUNTY SHARE OF MEDICAID

The number one legislative goal of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners is to have the State of North Carolina assume the County share of Medicaid. Currently North Carolina and New York are the only two states to require counties to participate in all aspects of the Medicaid program.

The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners is seeking to have every County in North Carolina adopt a resolution supporting the state assumption of the County share of Medicaid.

Upon motion of Commissioner Webb, seconded by Commissioner Council, the Board unanimously approved the adoption of a resolution supporting State assumption of the County share of Medicaid.

MEDICAID RESOLUTION
SUPPORTING STATE ASSUMPTION OF COUNTY SHARE OF MEDICAID


Adopted this the __21st __ day of March 2005.
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Chairman Bryan called for a five-minute recess.
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PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE ABANDONMENT AND
CLOSING OF THE LAST 4,100 LF OF RIGHT-OF-WAY OF
FRANK BAILEY ROAD (SR 1920) LOCATED IN
NEW LIGHT NORTH OF NC 98 OFF OF STONY HILL ROAD

Chairman Bryan announced a public hearing to consider the abandonment and closing of a portion of right-of-way of Frank Bailey Road located in Wake County, North Carolina, duly advertised as provided by statute for Monday, March 21, 2005, at 2:00 p.m. in Room 700 of the Wake County Courthouse, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Ms. Jennifer Song, Wake County Planning Department, appeared before the Board to present introductory comments. She stated that Waterford, LLC, the only property owner adjacent to the relevant portion of Frank Bailey Road, has petitioned the Wake County Board of Commissioners to abandon and close the portion of Frank Bailey Road which runs through their property. Frank Bailey Road is a gravel road with access onto Stony Hill Road and within the property owned by Waterford LLC. The remaining portion of Frank Bailey Road will be converted into a cul-de-sac.

The adopted Wake County Thoroughfare and Collector Plan indicates no plan for extending Frank Bailey Road in any direction, and closing the requested portion of Frank Bailey Road should not affect connectivity in the area

The North Carolina Department of Transportation requires that the Wake County Board of Commissioners adopt a resolution authorizing any road closing in the County’s jurisdiction.

The factual situation having been presented, Chairman Bryan announced that anyone desiring to comment would be heard at this time.

There were no comments in support of or in opposition to the request.

Chairman Bryan then called for Planning Staff recommendation.

Ms. Song reported that Planning staff recommends that the Board of Commissioners adopt a resolution to abandon and close a portion of Frank Bailey Road, subject to abandonment by the Department of Transportation.

Chairman Bryan declared the public hearing closed and invited action by the Board.

Upon motion of Commissioner Council, seconded by Commissioner Webb, the Board unanimously adopted a resolution to abandon and close the last 4,100 LF of Frank Bailey Road (SR1920) passing through Waterford LLC property.

RESOLUTION
ABANDONING AND CLOSING PART OF FRANK BAILY ROAD, SR 1920
WAKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
SECTION I

1.Requests that the North Carolina Department of Transportation abandon maintenance of said portion of Frank Bailey Rd as shown on the attached map titled “Abandonment Plat – Frank Bailey Road for Waterford LLC”, and subject to this abandonment,
2.Orders closing of said part of Frank Bailey Rd. subject to any public utility use or facility located on, over, or under the road easement, as provided in GS 153A-241.

SECTION II

This amendment shall become effective upon adoption of this ordinance.

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PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER A REQUEST TO ABANDON AND CLOSE
1,800 LF OF RIGHT-OF-WAY OF KEITH ROAD (SR 1921) LOCATED IN
NEW LIGHT NORTH OF NC 98 OFF OF STONY HILL ROAD

Chairman Bryan announced a public hearing to consider a request to abandon and close right-of-way of Keith Road in Wake County, North Carolina, duly advertised as provided by statute, for Monday, March 21, 2005, at 2:00 p.m. in Room 700 of the Wake County Courthouse, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Ms. Jennifer Song, Wake County Planning Department, presented information on the request. She stated that Waterford, LLC has petitioned the Wake County Board of Commissioners to abandon and close the portion of Keith Road which runs through their property. Keith Road is a gravel road with access onto Stony Hill Road, and there are existing residences at either end of the section of Keith Road to be closed. As part of their subdivision plan, Waterford LLC will realign the section of Keith Road they plan to close and abandon so that it runs just south of the current roadway. This realignment plan has been approved by the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation requires that the Wake County Board of Commissioners adopt a resolution authorizing any road closing in the County’s jurisdiction.

The factual situation having been presented, Chairman Bryan announced that anyone desiring to comment on the request would be heard at this time.

No one requested to be heard in support of or in opposition to the request.

Chairman Bryan then called for Planning staff recommendation.

Ms. Song reported that Planning staff recommends the Board of Commissioners adopt a resolution to abandon and close a portion of right-of-way of Keith Road, subject to abandonment by the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Chairman Bryan closed the public hearing and invited action by the Board.

Upon motion of Commissioner Webb, seconded by Commissioner Council, the Board unanimously approved the adoption of a resolution to abandon and close 1,800 LF of Keith Road (SR 1921) passing through Waterford LLC property.

RESOLUTION
ABANDONING AND CLOSING PART OF KEITH ROAD, SR 1921
WAKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
SECTION 1

1.Requests that the North Carolina Department of Transportation abandon maintenance of said portion of Keith Rd. as shown on the attached map titled “Abandonment Plat – Keith Road for Waterfold LLC”, and subject to this abandonment,
2.Orders closing of said part of Keith Rd. subject to any public utility use or facility located on, over, under the road easement, as provided in GS 153A-241.
SECTION II

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REQUEST FROM WAKE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
TO APPROVE PLAN OF RECORD AND APPROPRIATE FY 2005 FUNDS

Chairman Bryan recognized Dr. Steve Scott, President of Wake Technical Community College, to present information on the Plan of Record for the $40 million to meet facility needs of the College through fiscal year 2010.

Dr. Scott began his presentation with introductory comments by the Chair of the College’s Board of Trustees. He commented on the mission statement and presented an overview of the enrollment, including demographics, of the students attending the College: 35,974 continuing education; and 16,414 curriculum. He noted that the College also offers courses via the internet.

The College has made an effort to align its projects with the County Capital Improvement priorities and is requesting appropriations for FY 2005 in the amount of $470,000 consisting of the following projects and activities: Holding Hall Renovations ($20,000); Start Ten-Year Master Plan ($50,000); Start re-roofing projects ($50,000); and down payment on Chapanoke Road property ($350,000). Projects beyond five years are: Furnishings for 401 North Campus, Individual Learning Center Relocation, 401 North Campus Buildings, Technical Education Building Renovations, Mechanical/Electrical Projects and General Repairs and renovations.

Dr. Scott noted future CIP requests beyond the $40 million referendum: Adult Education Center; Wellness Center, Health Campus and Western Campus land acquisition.

Following the presentation, and upon motion of Commissioner Gardner, seconded by Commissioner Council, the Board unanimously approved the Plan of Record for Wake Technical Community College and the appropriation of the FY 2005 funding request for $470,000.

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TOWN OF HOLLY SPRINGS EXTRA-TERRITORIAL
JURISDICTION EXTENSION REQUEST

On February 26, 2005, the Holly Springs Town Council adopted a resolution requesting that the Wake County Board of Commissioners consider expanding the Town’s Extra-territorial jurisdiction to include 4,358 acres of land. The area, for the most part, includes land lying southwest of town.

The area requested for ETJ expansion lies within the Town’s Urban Services Area, as designated by the Wake County Land Use Plan General Classifications Map. It was noted that the Holly Springs Board requests that the Wake County Board of Commissioners consider imposing a moratorium on any expansion of public utility infrastructure by out-of-County utilities in the proposed ETJ area, however County staff recommends that it not be considered as part of the Town’s request for ETJ expansion from Wake County.

Upon motion of Commissioner Webb, seconded by Commissioner Gurley, the Board unanimously approved referring the Holly Springs ETJ extension request to the Wake County Planning Board for review and recommendation.
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PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF RALEIGH
FOR THE PURCHASE OF 420 ACRES FROM NC STATE UNIVERSITY

In the fall of 2003, North Carolina State University made the decision to sell approximately 420.43 acres of former agricultural research lands commonly referred to as Randleigh Farm. The property is located on Auburn-Knightdale Road at Battle Bridge Road and adjoins property owned by the City of Raleigh for the Neuse River Wastewater Treatment Facility. The City of Raleigh, Wake County and the Wake County Public School System were offered an opportunity by the University to purchase the property prior to its being advertised for sale to the general public.

A joint proposal to purchase the property has been submitted by the City and the County to the State Property Office. This offer is subject to consideration and approval by the City Council and Board of Commissioners. The State Property Office has reviewed this proposal and finds it acceptable subject to final approval by the Governor and Council of State.

It has been concluded that four potential County uses exist for the 210.215 acres, should the property be equally divided between the City and County. Approximately 44 acres of the property lies within the Neuse River Open Space Acquisition Corridor previously approved by the Board. There exists the potential for a multi-school campus with frontage on Auburn-Knightdale Road, the remainder of the property would possibly be sold to NCDOT in the future for the proposed I-540 corridor, maintained as additional open space, or sold at fair market value as surplus property.

The proposal submitted to the State Property Office involves the joint purchase and ownership of the 420.43 acres by the City and County with each contributing 50 percent of the purchase price. The proposal indicates the City, County and School System would collaboratively prepare a master plan of the entire site. Upon completion of the master plan, the property would be subdivided in accordance with the proposed uses. The value of the subdivided tracts would be determined based upon mutually agreed upon appraisals and the financial contributions adjusted accordingly. Funding for the County’s share of the purchase price would come from the open space bond proceeds and the Capital Improvement Program Fund Balance.

Terms of the tentative agreement with the State of NC are as follows:

1. Purchase Price: $17,000 per acre based upon actual net acreage as determined by survey, excluding road right-of-way. 2. City and County will initially jointly own the property and share on a 50/50 basis the cost of acquiring the 420.43 acres, including due diligence costs.

3. Feasibility period: 90 days to complete environmental site assessments.

4. Closing: Within 30 days following the expiration of the feasibility period.

5. Contract execution: To be executed jointly by the City, County and State within 15 days following acceptance of offer and subsequent written notification to the City. 6. Special Provisions: A conservation easement will be reserved or deeded back to the State for 100-year floodplain along the Neuse River. The easement will allow the City/County greenway trail construction, roadway construction for I-540 and the widening of Auburn-Knightdale Road and utility construction to include sewer, telecommunications, gas, fiber optic and power.

The Raleigh City Council has approved this acquisition and the Wake County Open Space and Parks Advisory Committee recommends approval by the Board of Commissioners.

Upon motion of Commissioner Webb, seconded by Commissioner Gardner, the Board unanimously approved a partnership agreement with the City of Raleigh for the joint acquisition from the State of NC and ownership of 420.43 acres, subject to terms and conditions acceptable to the County Attorney; and the appropriation of $1,929,973 from the Capital Improvement Program Fund Balance for property acquisition and related costs.
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ACCEPTANCE OF A GRANT FROM THE N.C. ECOSYSTEM
ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM AND APPROVAL OF THE CONVEYANCE
OF A CONSERVATION EASEMENT TO THE STATE

In December 2003, the County purchased 65.36 acres located in the Steep Hill Creek Open Space Acquisition Corridor from Land Ventures of North Carolina for $188,440. The purchase price was based on $4,000 per acre for 47.11 acres with the remaining 18.25 acres being donated to the County by the property owner. The County submitted an application to the State of NC Ecosystem Enhancement Program which committed to provide funding for the purchase of certain portions of these 65.36 acres subject to certain conditions and criteria. Prior to approval of the funds, it was necessary for the County to submit certification of wetlands existing on the property and a survey of the wetland area to the State for review and approval. All the wetland documentation requested has been provided and the Ecosystem Enhancement Program has approved a grant in the amount of $179,110. The grant amount is based upon a wetland area of 41.69 acres at $4,000 per acre and reimbursement to the County for the costs of the wetland delineation and survey.

Upon motion of Commissioner Council, seconded by Commissioner Webb, the Board unanimously approved the acceptance of a grant from the North Carolina Ecosystem Enhancement Program in the amount of $179,110 and approval of the conveyance of a conservation easement on 41.69 acres to the State; and approval of a budget revision to increase the Open Space Capital Fund by $179,110.
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ACCEPTANCE OF PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE MARK’S CREEK WATERSHED
FROM TRIANGLE LAND CONSERVANCY

In January 2004, the Board of Commissioners approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC) for the Mark’s Creek initiative to create a partnership between Wake County and TLC for the purchase of designated parcels located within the priority preservation area. This MOU also provides for the commitment of County open space funds for this purpose.

In December 2004, TLC successfully completed the acquisition of a Phase I parcel formally owned by the Triangle East Sportsman’s Club LLC. The property totals 31.54 acres, located on Turnipseed Road and includes approximately 1,400 LF along Mark’s Creek.

In accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between TLC and Wake County the 31.54 acres is to be deeded by TLC to Wake County subject to the conservation easement, and become a part of Wake County’s Open Space Preservation program and open space inventory. The costs to the County associated with this transaction will be miscellaneous land survey and closing expenses.

Mr. Kevin Brice, Executive Director of Triangle Land Conservancy, was recognized to comment on partnership activities between the Conservancy and Wake County.

Upon motion of Commissioner Council, seconded by Commissioner Webb, the Board unanimously approved the acceptance of 31.54 acres of open space in the Mark’s Creek Watershed from the Triangle Land Conservancy.
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REQUEST FROM THE WAKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
TO CLOSE VARIOUS STATE BOND CAPITAL PROJECTS

The Wake County Board of Education is requesting the closure and reallocation of State Bond projects totaling $974,651.82. This amount will be transferred to Knightdale High, and this will bring the total funds available for Plan 2004 projects to $502.3 million, with $47.7 million still to be identified.

Upon motion of Commissioner Council, seconded by Commissioner Gardner, the Board unanimously approved the adoption of a resolution closing $974,651.82 of State Bond Building Program school capital projects and transferring the resulting savings to Plan 2004.

RESOLUTION
APPROVING THE CLOSING OF 1996 STATE BOND PROJECTS
AND REALLOCATION OF PLAN 2000 SAVINGS TO PLAN 2004
SCHOOL CAPITAL BUILDING PROJECTS
State Bond Total $974,651.82 State Bond Total $974,651.82

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LAND ACQUISITION FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
IN THE CITY OF RALEIGH (BARWELL ROAD)

At the February 15, 2005 Board of Education meeting, the Board approved a resolution to 1) acquire 18.75 acres of land in Raleigh at a price of $395,000 for Barwell Elementary School (E10), and the City of Raleigh will construct a Community Center in conjunction with development of the site on land being retained by City; and 2) contribute to the City of Raleigh for future road construction $43,450 in accordance with the conditions of the contract for the 18.75 acres. The new elementary school facility is currently scheduled to open for the fall term of 2006.

The bids for this project were received on March 8, 2005 and have not been approved by the Board of Education. The master planning for this project has been developed between the Wake County Public School System, the County and the City of Raleigh and will be presented at the
April 4, 2005 Board of Commissioners meeting. The County has allocated funding of $250,000 for the infrastructure, design and construction of park improvements for this area.

Pursuant to Section 115C-426 of the NCGS, the Wake County Board of Commissioners is responsible for approving the purchase of property by the Wake County Public School System.

Mr. Clint Jobe, Wake County Public School System, indicated that the tract on Barwell Road was identified in December 2003 in light of the growth in that area of the County. The masterplan has been prepared by an architect, and the closing transaction to purchase the property from the City of Raleigh is scheduled for April 5, 2005.

Commissioner Gurley commented on the discussions of the Board of Commissioners and the Board of Education the past several months and the issue of the ownership of land. He then moved that the Board of Commissioners respond to the Board of Education’s request to provide funding for the purchase of the Barwell Road property from the City of Raleigh by informing the Board of Education that the County is not inclined to provide the requested funding, but is willing to purchase the property and immediately lease it to the Board of Education; and further, that this Board of Commissioners solicits from the Board of Education its request that the County purchase the property and, upon receiving that request, pledges that the County will hold the statutorily required public hearing as soon as possible in order to expedite this purchase. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Jeffreys.

At this point the County Manager indicated that the seller of the property is the City of Raleigh and that the Barwell Road site would be the ideal site to begin the process of County ownership of land and leasing it to the School System. He suggested that discussions be held with the City to explore whether any of the agreements could be altered to allow for an alternative/different ownership structure for the Barwell Road property.

In light of the County Manager’s comments, Commissioner Webb asked that Commissioner Gurley withdraw his motion and that the ownership and leasing of land to the School System to considered as a separate issue. Commissioner Gurley declined to withdraw the motion.

Commissioner Webb then moved to table the motion until April 4, 2005, to allow time to receive the results of discussions with the City as referenced by the County Manager. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Council.

Upon vote, the motion failed. Commissioners Council, Gardner and Webb voted aye; and Commissioners Gurley, Jeffreys and Chairman Bryan voted nay.

The Chairman then called for the vote on the motion as stated by Commissioner Gurley. Upon vote, by roll call, the motion failed. The vote was as follows:
At this time, Commissioner Gardner suggested and by general consensus, the Board requested that the Board of Education be contacted about scheduling a special meeting within the next two weeks, before the April 4, 2005 Board meeting, to discuss the Barwell Road property issue.

Chairman Bryan announced that this item would be considered at the April 4, 2005 meeting.
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APPROVAL OF AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE
BOARD OF EDUCATION AND TOWN OF CARY
FOR COMMUNITY USE PARK FACILITIES
AT HIGHCROFT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

In March 2002, the Board of Education purchased 22 acres on Highcroft Drive in Cary for the construction of Highcroft Elementary School. The Board, County, and Town of Cary desire to jointly develop recreational improvements on the property for use by the community.

In FY2002-03 the Capital Improvement Program allocated $250,000 in funding for the infrastructure, design and construction of certain park improvements for Highcroft Elementary. The planned improvements include an asphalt paved connector trail on school property and a 50-foot long pedestrian bridge that spans the creek between the school property to the Town of Cary’s Sears Farm Road Park. The estimated cost of this work is $140,000. In addition, the Town is requesting the County to include in its construction bid package an asphalt connector trail on town property leading from the pedestrian bridge up to the Town’s park. The design and construction of this portion of the trail will be funded by the Town.

Following discussion and upon motion of Commissioner Gurley, seconded by Commissioner Gardner, the Board approved entering into an Interlocal Agreement with the Board of Education and Town of Cary for the development of community use park facilities at Highcroft Elementary School with the County’s contribution not to exceed $140,000; that a Joint Use Agreement will be executed prior to issuance of certificate of occupancy for the park facilities and each agreement will be subject to terms and conditions acceptable to the County Attorney. All Commissioners voted aye, except Commissioner Jeffreys who voted nay.
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Chairman Bryan called for a five-minute recess.
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DISPOSITION OF SURPLUS COUNTY OWNED PROPERTY IN WENDELL

In 1994 the Wake County Housing and Community Revitalization Rehabilitation Loan Program provided $32,500 for repairs and improvements to a dwelling located at 104 Church Street in Wendell, NC. As a condition of the loan, the owner signed a Deed of Trust and Promissory Note setting forth the terms and conditions of repayment to the County. The original owner of the property passed away in 1999 at which time arrangements were made with the son of the deceased owner to continue payment of the loan. Loan payments were in default in early 2004 and it was determined that the house was no longer inhabited. The outstanding balance of the rehabilitation loan was $22,333.65 at the time of the foreclosure sale.

Habitat for Humanity was contacted and they have no interest in the property. The property was then listed with a local realtor and advertised for sale. The House is currently uninhabitable and will need to be demolished. The costs associated with the demolition and disposal of the house will be the responsibility of the buyer.

In accordance with NC General Statute 160A-269 the County may receive offers to purchase County-owned property and advertise the highest offer for upset bids. The offerer shall be required to deposit five percent of the offer amount with the Clerk, and the County shall publish a notice of the offer. Any person may thereafter raise the offer within ten days of the notice publication.

Mr. Mike Aull, Facilities Design and Construction, presented information that the County had received an offer of $16,000 from Unity Three Builders.

Upon motion of Commissioner Gurley, seconded by Commissioner Webb, the Board unanimously approved the acceptance of the highest offer submitted for the purchase of the property located at 104 Church Street, Wendell, NC (Wake County Tax ID#035862), subject to the requirements of NCGS 160A-269 and terms and conditions acceptable to the County Attorney.
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TAX REPORT

Revenue Director Emmett Curl was recognized to comment on the Tax Report. He stated that through the discovery process it was found that Commissioner Gurley was billed twice or over assessed and is entitled to a refund, which is included in the Tax Report for approval for the Board of Commissioners. .

Commissioner Webb moved that Commissioner Gurley be excused from voting on this Tax Report due to a possible conflict of interest. Commissioner Council seconded the motion and upon vote the motion passed unanimously.

Commissioner Council then moved approval of the tax report as recommended by the Tax Committee. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Webb and was unanimously approved. (Commissioner Gurley abstained)

Wake County In-Rem Foreclosure Progress Report – January 2005
Value Adjustments and Special Situations – (Wake County Only), (Wake County and City of Raleigh)
Consideration of Requests for Adjustments, Rebates and/or Refunds of Penalties:
(Wake County Only), (Wake County and Town of Morrisville), (Wake County and City of Raleigh)
Consideration of Requests for Exemptions – Late Filed Applications: (Wake County and Town of Apex), (Wake County and City of Raleigh)
Request for Tax Relief – Late Filed Applications: (Wake County Only)
Consideration of Refund for Taxes, Interest, and Penalties: (Wake County Only), (Wake County and City of Raleigh), (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 Town of Wake Forest), (Wake County and Town of Wendell)
Rebate Details: (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 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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PRINCIPLES FOR ESTABLISHING ADEQUATE AND RELIABLE FUNDING
OF TRANSPORTATION IN THE TRIANGLE AND THROUGHOUT THE STATE

The County Commission Chairs of Durham, Orange and Wake Counties meet monthly to discuss regional issues of concern. As part of these discussions the Chairs have agreed upon a set of principles that they believe the Board of Commissioners for the various counties should incorporate in discussing possible solutions to the transportation needs in our community.

The draft document, “Principles for Establishing Adequate and Reliable Funding of Transportation in the Triangle and Throughout the State,” was presented for the Board’s review:

Upon motion of Commissioner Webb, seconded by Commissioner Council, the Board unanimously adopted the principles for establishing adequate and reliable funding of transportation in the Triangle and throughout the State for use when discussing solutions to transportation issues.
PRINCIPLES FOR ESTABLISHING ADEQUATE AND RELIABLE FUNDING
OF TRANSPORTATION IN THE TRIANGLE AND THROUGHOUT THE STATE

FRAMEWORK
The North Carolina State Transportation Plan, adopted by the NCDOT in September 2004, identifies $84 billion in statewide needs over 25 years, with $55 billion in anticipated revenues, leaving a funding gap approaching $30 billion dollars. The plan’s centerpiece is a $55 billion Recommended Investment Scenario that would focus on maintaining and modernizing the existing system, with more limited new construction targeted to roads and transit networks with the highest use and serving statewide mobility. At the same time, the equity formula may result in a 2006-2012 Transportation Improvement Program that shifts about $300 million in funding that was expected in the region to other areas.
The Triangle Regional Transportation Strategy – sponsored by the Mayors of Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh, and by the private-sector Regional Transportation Alliance – identified general, order-of-magnitude transportation needs in Wake, Durham and Orange Counties. First developed in 2000, the most recent estimate is that the region faces a funding gap of about $8 billion over the next 25 years for a range of roadway and transit projects; if spread evenly over the 25 years, this gap would average $320 million per year. The strategy did not specify projects, priorities, or the timing of projects, nor address needs in other Triangle counties.

The Capital Area MPO (CAMPO) and the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro (DCHC) MPO adopted 2030 Long Range Transportation Plans in September 2004. The total 25-year cost for the combined plans is $14.0 billion ($6.1 billion for DCHC and $7.9 billion for CAMPO). Together, the two plans assume $2 billion in new revenue over and above existing sources, a regionwide average approaching $100 million/year if beginning around 2010 and extending at the same level to 2030.

The Regional Transportation Alliance (RTA), the mayors of the four largest cities, and the Regional Transportation Strategy Group (composed of representatives of the RTA, the mayors, county commissioners and other interested professionals) have discussed various alternative revenues for the past few years. The evolving discussion has centered on a local option revenue source that would be applied at the county level, requiring a leadership role on the part of County Commissioners who would ultimately be responsible for instituting any revenue sources. Although several different combinations of revenue sources have been discussed, most of the focus has centered on a general sales tax, a sales tax specific to motor fuel, a vehicle registration fee, transportation impact fees and/or toll roads.

PRINCIPLES:
In light of these ongoing efforts and discussions related to transportation funding in the Triangle and throughout the state, the Chairs of the County Board of Commissioners in Durham, Orange and Wake Counties conclude that any solutions requiring action on the part of Boards of Commissioners should incorporate the following principles:

1. Infrastructure for Quality of Life. Any broad-based revenue source, such as the general sales tax, should be able to be used to fund capital facilities to meet the Quality of Life demands of the region’s citizens, including transportation, schools and parks & open space. Revenue streams specifically related to transportation, such as a sales tax on fuel or a vehicle registration fee, may be dedicated to mobility projects and programs.

2. True Partnership between the State and Regions. Any meaningful solution to the mobility challenges we face will require greater efforts from both the state and communities within the region. Communities cannot be asked to step forward if the state may step back from its historic role in ensuring adequate mobility for the state’s citizens and businesses.

3. Business Community Leadership. An effort of this scope and complexity will require that the business community be the clear leader in advocating for needed changes at both the state and regional level, not just play a supportive or neutral role.
These Principles are Adopted and Approved this the _____ day of March, 2005.
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Ellen Reckhow, Chair
Durham County Board of Commissioners

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Moses Carey, Chair
Orange County Board of Commissioners

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Joe Bryan, Chair
Wake County Board of Commissioners
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APPROVAL OF FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

The County Manager was recognized to comment on the County’s proposed federal legislative agenda, and the process used in working with The Ferguson Group to assist the County in its lobbying efforts in Washington, DC. He presented the County’s agenda as follows (the top six priority issues), noting the mix of projects and the effort made to only pursue projects that will be in the Capital Program so that projects will not be competing against the same source of funding:

1. Expansion of Interoperable Radio Communication System Access to Small Law Enforcement Agencies – integration of region’s small law enforcement agencies into a countywide interoperable 800 MHz trunked communications. 2. Mental Health Facility – construction of a facility to house the mentally ill in response to the closure of the Dorothea Dix state mental hospital

3. Jordan Lake – permitting, planning, and design of Regional Water Reclamation and Reuse Facilities. Joint request from Wake County, Durham County, and Town of Cary

4. Marks Creek – acquisition and preservation of properties located in the County’s preservation area for use as open space conservation and recreational areas.

5. Partnership for Education Success – expansion of Wake County Human Services and Wake County Public School System Initiative to improve the educational success of children served by Human Services

6. Swift Creek Greenway – land acquisition and development of the Greenway for recreation, water quality protection, and environmental education.

Upon motion of Commissioner Webb, seconded by Commissioner Gardner, the Board unanimously approved the federal legislative agenda for Wake County, including the miscellaneous items, as listed, if the opportunity arises.

(A copy of the Federal Legislative Agenda is made a part of these minutes and the file maintained by the Clerk to the Board.)
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PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT

The Public Safety Committee of the Board of Commissioners met February 22, 2005, to discuss the status of EMS system consultant, representation on EMS Peer Review Committee and proposed open burning ordinance.

Following brief comments, Commissioner Webb, Chairman of the Public Safety Committee, called on Mr. John Rukavina, Public Safety Director, to report on the Committee discussions and recommendations.

Mr. Rukanvina reported that:

The Committee discussed a proposed open burning ordinance and referred the proposal to the Fire Commission for further review and development of the first steps of an ordinance while the necessary infrastructure is being put in place to move toward permitting requirements. The issue has been placed on the Fire Commission’s action agenda.

The EMS organizations in the County have worked together to resolve budgeting issues and as a result of that process the Wake County EMS Chiefs’ Association recommends that a County Commissioner join the Wake County EMS System Peer Review Committee (oversees EMS systems in Wake County) as a “liaison” member. Following discussion, the Commissioners received the Public Safety Committee report and upon of Commissioner Webb, seconded by Council, the Board unanimously approved the recommendation for a Commissioner representation as a non-voting ex-officio member on the Wake County EMS System Peer Review Committee to be appointed by the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners.
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REVISIONS TO THE FIRE COMMISSION STRUCTURE

At the November 18, 2004 meeting of the Wake County Fire Commission, the Commission unanimously approved and recommended to the Board of Commissioners that the facilitator position be eliminated and that the Fire Commission annually elect a chairperson and vice-chairperson from among the voting membership.

The Fire Commission also unanimously approved and recommended that the Board of Commissioners consider a change in the President of the Wake County Firefighters’ Association position to “President, or designee of the Wake County Firefighters’ Association.”

Upon motion of Commissioner Council, seconded by Commissioner Gurley, the Board unanimously approved the Fire Commission’s recommendation to eliminate the Facilitator position and provide for the Fire Commission to elect a chairperson and vice-chairperson annually from among the voting membership; and to also approve a change in the President of the Wake County Firefighters Association position to “President or designee of the Wake County Firefighters’ Association.”

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APPOINTMENTS

Following nominations and upon motion of Commissioner Webb, seconded by Commissioner Gurley, the Board unanimously approved the following appointments including the suspension of the rules regarding the Board’s Appointments Policy and terms of office as it relates to Mr. Mitchell and the Citizens’ Energy Advisory Commission:

OTHER BUSINESS

Chairman Bryan reported that staff was working on the scheduling of a joint meeting of the Board of Commissioners and Raleigh City Council regarding the convention center project and funding of projects from Occupancy and Prepared Food/Beverage taxes.
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At the request of Chairman Bryan, County Manager David Cooke presented an update on an inpatient psychiatric facility here in Wake County. The Manager reported on a meeting with the Wake Legislative Delegation and stated that the County had made a request to the State for $10 million toward the planning, design and construction of an inpatient facility. Deputy Manager Joe Durham and the Human Services staff are working on a business plan and pro forma—who would own, maintain and operating procedures. County staff has also met with the Chief Executive Officers of the local hospitals to get their input on how the County should proceed with the facility.

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CLOSED SESSION

Commissioner Jeffreys moved to go into closed session to 1) consult with the attorney in order to preserve the attorney-client privilege and a potential claim against the County, and 2) to discuss matters related to location of a business in Wake County. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Webb and was unanimously approved.

Following the business in closed session, Chairman Bryan called the meeting back into regular session.
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Chairman Bryan announced that there was no action to be taken out of closed session.
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There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, Chairman Bryan adjourned the meeting at 7:18 p.m., upon the motion of Commissioner Council, seconded by Commissioner Webb and the unanimous vote of the Board.
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Respectfully submitted:


Gwen Reynolds
Clerk to the Board