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    Minutes of September 17, 2007 Board of Commissioners' Regular Meeting (adopted)




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WAKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

REGULAR MEETING

SEPTEMBER 17, 2007


The Wake County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Tuesday, September

17, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Room, 7th Floor, Wake County Courthouse,

Raleigh, North Carolina. Members present were Commissioners Lindy Brown, Joe Bryan,

Paul Coble, Kenneth M. Gardner, Betty Lou Ward, Harold H. Webb, and

Chairman Tony Gurley.

Others attending were the County Manager, Mr. David C. Cooke; County

Attorney, Mr. Scott Warren; and the Clerk to the Board, Mrs. Susan Banks.

Chairman Gurley called the meeting to order.

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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE


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INVOCATION
Commissioner Lindy Brown offered the invocation.


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APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Upon motion of Commissioner Gardner, seconded by Commissioner Webb,
the Board voted unanimously to approve the agenda of September 17, 2007.

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MINUTES

Upon motion of Commissioner Coble, seconded by Commissioner Ward, the Board voted unanimously to approve the minutes of September 4, 2007.

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RECOGNITION OF CARING, SERVING, AND RESPECTING

CUSTOMERS AWARD WINNERS




Mr. David Cooke, County Manager, presented award to Debra Wiggins-Carter of Human Services for her work with the Work First program and Monica Lucas of the Richard B. Harrison Library, Community Services for her support and work in serving the customers in the library.


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UPDATE ON THE RALEIGH/WAKE COUNTY

10-YEAR ACTION PLAN TO END AND PREVENT HOMELESSNESS


Mr. Jeffrey Billingsley, Co-Chair of Leadership Council and Mr. Rick Miller-Haraway, Director of Catholic Charities, were introduced. Mr. Billingsley provided an update on the Raleigh/Wake County 10 year Action Plan to End and Prevent Homelessness. The program includes four partners: City of Raleigh, Wake County, Triangle United Way and Continuum of Care. He explained the structure including a Leadership Council and Oversight Team with subcommittees. Dr. James West from the City of Raleigh and Commissioner Lindy Brown are the liaisons with the Raleigh City Council and the Wake County Board of Commissioners on this initiative.

Accomplishments reported were:

2005 City of Raleigh Affordable Housing Bond

Support Circles with 13 support circles helping 46 persons, $349,000+ appropriated for rental subsidies

Passage of Raleigh housing bond for affordable housing

Faith Community Support Circles program

Housed 46 people including 30 children


Housing First
32 new units for disabled/chronically homeless
18 subsidies
10 more new permanent units for families

Medical Respite

Veterans Stand Down

Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Employment Initiative

SSI/SSDA Outreach, Assessment and Recovery

(SOAR Initiative)

Two Triangle United Way Grants

Other Programs
Capstrat Pro Bono Project
Let’s Get to Work Program
University/School Collaborations
Engagement of Volunteers

What’s Next on the Program

Working with City’s Comprehensive Plan

Educating community on affordable housing

Recruiting developers to build affordable housing

Employment Works Center

Substantiating need for 24/7 response

Conducting additional SOAR training

Fundraising for Support Circles

Fundraising for Let’s Get to Work

Mr. Billingley’s reminded the Board that this program takes volunteers, financial support, and technical assistance from NC Interagency Council on Coordinating Homeless Programs.

Chairman Gurley spoke about Commissioner Brown’s role and how former Commissioner Phil Jeffreys helped start the program which was his passion while he was a commissioner. Commissioner Ward thanked them for what they do to improve the homeless quality of life.


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UPDATE ON WAKE COUNTY BOND REFERENDA 2007


Mr. Sig Hutchinson spoke of what was going on with the promotion of the Wake County bond program. The Raleigh Chamber and the business community has donated funds to campaign for the bonds and explain how they will improve the community and educate the voters. October 9th is the date to vote on the bonds. Individuals are doing speaking engagements and people are overwhelming supportive of these programs. Wake Tech had a ribbon cutting on the north campus and it is the first totally green campus. There was also an event on the Neuse River to highlight the open space program.

Mr. Mort Congleton, Executive Director of Wake Technical Foundation, said Dr. Scott has his planning retreat today or would have been here. They have every seat full for the fall semester and trying to figure out where to put them all next semester.


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UPDATE ON THE WARD TRANSFORMER SUPERFUND SITE AND

EPA’S PROPOSED PLAN FOR REMEDIATION


Mr. Tim Maloney with Wake County Community Services, reported that due to the contamination of the Little Brier Creek and Brier Creek Reservoir from the Ward Transformer site, in December 2003, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued a fish consumption advisory based on elevated levels of PCBs in sediment and fish samples. Sampling downstream dictated that advisories are also issued to Brier Creek, Lake Crabtree and Crabtree Creek to its confluence with the Neuse River. The Ward facility ceased operations in December 2005. In July 2005, Wake County, in partnership with the City of Raleigh, estimated a Joint Local Government Task Force presented a Report of Findings and Recommendations. Key highlights of the Task Force’s findings and recommendations included: immediate cessation of the spread of PCBs from the Ward Transformer site, determination of the full downstream reach of PCB contamination, signage depicting health advisories related to fishing and swimming, removal of contaminated soils at the Ward Transformer site, and establish a plan to restore the natural resources damaged by the contamination.

The EPA Superfund Removal Action has already commenced with cleanup of the Ward Transformer facility site which will remove the known source of contamination. The options are outlined in the EPA’s Superfund Proposed Plan dated August 2007. The plan is available for public review and comment through October 4, 2007.

The downstream area under consideration for remediation includes almost 30 miles of impacted waterways (beginning at the Ward Transformer site) including Little Brier Creek, Brier Creek Reservoir, lower Brier Creek, Lake Crabtree and Crabtree Creek extending to the Neuse River.


The EPA’s Superfund Proposed Plan identifies five alternates for downstream remediation. The EPA’s preferred alternate includes the following scope:

Excavation and disposal of contaminated sediments from streams just downstream of the transformer facility, including Little Brier Creek and lower Brier Creek.
Stream restoration along Little Brier Creek and lower Brier Creek.
Monitored natural recovery (no excavation of sediment) in Brier Creek Reservoir, Lake Crabtree, and Crabtree Creek.

Staff has reviewed the EPA Superfund Proposed Plan and preferred alternate. The following are key concerns and recommendations:

Several remedial options, if chosen by the EPA, may transfer fiscal responsibility to Wake County. Consideration must be given to this responsibility as it relates to the overall cost of maintaining the flood-control structure.
The EPA is proposing to remediate lower Brier Creek, but not Brier Creek Reservoir, which is upstream of the creek.
Consideration should be given to spot excavation in Brier Creek Reservoir and Lake Crabtree where additional sampling might indicate it could speed recovery.
Lake Crabtree is not recommended for remediation (excavation), yet its highest sediment sample had more PCBs than any samples taken at Brier Creek Reservoir or lower Brier Creek.
Recommend that EPA include the future dredging of Lake Crabtree as part of the remedial plan, including costs associated with contaminated sediments.
There is no evidence that remedial goals will be achieved by Natural Recovery methods in the proposed timeframe (9 years).
The EPA is relying on Natural Recovery methods for remediation of Lake Crabtree (clean sediment deposited over contaminated sediment over time). However, fish contamination is the primary concern relative to human health exposure and impacts on the ecosystem may continue even at low levels of sediment contamination, as evidenced by State fish consumption advisories extending to the Neuse River.

The public comment period on the EPA’s Superfund Proposed Plan closes on October 4, 2007. Staff will prepare a response to the EPA identifying the concerns listed above. Staff will also coordinate with the City of Raleigh, Town of Cary, and Town of Morrisville on any other concerns or recommendations.

Mr. Mark Bailey of Environmental Services was also present and discussed the contamination. Mr. Bailey said they collect the fish and then do not put the bucket back. The fish are at risk because they are in the water 24/7. There really is no known risk in the water, soil, and other areas. The State has told them there is no significant risk. The lake is filling up with sediment. They do not have the information of how fast the lake will fill up. Mr. Bailey said alternative #4 is the preferred plan which costs $4,989,000. Further sampling would make for a better plan.

Commissioner Gardner spoke about the grants and costs for the five options. This was identified over 25-30 years ago and seems like EPA would have stepped up on this plan. The Board needs to press the federal government for more of a commitment from them by writing letters, go to website for information, and to send the letters to the federal government.

Commissioner Ward asked about the responsibilities of the owner of the property. Mr. Bailey said anyone who did business with Ward Transformers over the years is responsible. Duke Power and Progress Energy have stepped up to the plate to help with the assessment. Commissioner Ward asked about the possible dredging of the lake. The average depth of Lake Crabtree is 36 feet.


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CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS


Upon motion by Commissioner Coble, seconded by Commissioner Gardner, the Board voted unanimously to adopt the items on the consent agenda.


AUTHORIZATION OF COUNTY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A

36-MONTH LEASE AGREEMENT WITH

AT&T FOR 9-1-1 CALL CENTER COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT FOR

RALEIGH/WAKE COMMUNICATIONS CENTER AND BACK-UP SITE


Specific Action Approved: The Board of Commissioners authorized the County Manager to enter into a 36-month lease agreement with AT&T for 9-1-1 call-center communications equipment for the Raleigh/Wake Communications Center and its back-up facility at 3929 Barwell Road.


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SETTLEMENT OF TWO WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIMS

FOR A TOTAL COST OF $330,118


Specific Action Approved: The Board approved the following workers compensation settlements negotiated in mediation:

Claim Number Settlement Amount

IC File No. 509692 $195,118

IC File No. 586186 $135,000


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Regular Agenda Items

PUBLIC HEARING

ON THE REQUEST FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA

HEALTH CARE SYSTEM FOR RENEWAL OF AN AMBULANCE FRANCHISE


Mr. Chris Colangelo, EMS Team member, stated this is routine franchise renewal request. He was available to answer any questions the commissioners may have concerning the renewal.

Chairman Gurley opened the public hearing. No one came forward. Chairman Gurley closed the public hearing.

Upon motion by Commissioners Ward, seconded by Commissioner Brown, the Board voted unanimously to authorize renewal of UNC Hospitals’ ambulance franchise for operation of a medical care transportation service for the critical-care transport in Wake County pursuant to the requirements of Chapter 2-7, Article III, Wake County Code of Ordinances.


ORDINANCE RENEWING FRANCHISE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH

CAROLINA HEALTH CARE SYSTEM (UNC HOSPITALS)

FOR OPERATION OF AN INTER-FACILITY CRITICAL-CARE EMERGENCY

TRANSPORT AMBULANCE SERVICE


WHEREAS, the University of North Carolina Health Care System (UNC Hospitals), located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, has applied for renewal of its franchise for operation of an inter-facility critical-care emergency transport ambulance service in Wake County; and

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

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

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

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED THAT the University of North Carolina Health Care Systems be granted a renewal of its franchise of five years’ duration for the continued delivery of inter-facility critical-care emergency ambulance service in Wake County, North Carolina, PROVIDED that such franchise renewal shall be issued by the County Manager only subsequent to a finding of compliance by the Director of the Emergency Medical Services Division of Wake County’s Department of Public Safety with the provisions of Chapter 2-7, Article III of the Wake County Code of Ordinance and all other applicable State statutes and regulations governing such ambulances services, a copy of which finding shall be maintained in the permanent files of the Clerk to the Board.




ADOPTED this the 17th day of September, 2007.


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TOWN OF KNIGHTDALE

EXTRA-TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION EXTENSION REQUEST


Mr. Larry Morgan presented the request from the Town of Knightdale for an extension of 4,407 acres to be added to their Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction. He reviewed the steps in the process and the timelines. The Town Council conducts informational meetings for people who live in the requested areas. The Wake County Planning Board will make a recommendation following their review of the details. The Board of Commissioners holds a public hearing and the Town notifies the property owners.

Commissioner Gardner asked for clarification on the map. Mr. Morgan said the Town’s last ETJ extension request was 4,000 acres. Commissioner Gardner asked why the Town of Knightdale has not extended the water and sewer services since the last ETJ approval in 1996. Mr. Morgan said that would be made part of the evaluation process. Commissioner Gardner said he wanted an answer to this question of how they are going to address what they currently have within their jurisdiction before he votes on this item. He wanted to know they were good stewards of the last ETJ approval eleven years ago, which has not been addressed with services. This request is a ring around the town. Commissioner Ward said this is a really odd request and she has a problem with this request and would like to have the answer to why they have not moved on the services for those residents in the current ETJ. Commissioner Gardner said this item needs more investigation before being addressed by this Board.

Ms. Melanie Wilson, Planning Director, said part of this area in their ETJ request is in the landfill area. The other part is that they are now participating in a merger agreement with Raleigh so they can annex quicker then they have in the past. She said this is all a voluntary annexation. She said all this request is for the staff to take the information apart prior to this Board receiving this interaction.

Commissioner Bryan asked about the length of this request. Ms. Wilson said that once the Planning Board reviews this they may make a recommendation that is less than what the Town of Knightdale has asked for approval.

Upon motion by Commissioner Bryan, seconded by Commissioner Ward, to send the request for extension of the extraterritorial jurisdiction from the Town of Knightdale to the Wake County Planning Board for consideration and a recommendation for the Wake County Board of Commissioners. Discussion followed with Commissioner Gardner commenting that this request is almost abusive in its size and this request would make two-thirds of the Town boundaries outside of the ETJ. Other towns have not gone as far what is being requested today by the Town of Knightdale. Ms. Wilson said the residents in ETJ areas do not pay county taxes. The motion passed unanimously.


Public Comments


Mr. Frank Eagles, Mayor Pro-Tem for the Town of Rolesville, said he hopes Rolesville residents vote for the bond issue so they can get a library and he also supports open space. He said about eight days after the previous meeting he presented four potential school sites in Rolesville to the Wake County Schools and they submitted three of them to the real estate folks for Wake County Public Schools System. He saw one of the owners of one of the sites who said he was later approached by a real estate person. He said he assumed that this real estate person will get a percentage of the sale which is confusing since they provided the site to the schools. He did not understand why the Wake County Schools turned around and provided the sites to the real estate person which means they will get a profit off of the sale. He said he wanted to let commissioners know the schools were doing this and also that the seller was confused because he was expecting to hear something from the County or Schools staff instead of a real estate representative. As for ETJs, Rolesville is outgrowing their ETJ and they are doing voluntary annexations. They are in dire need to expand their ETJ for planning reasons or they are going to have donut holes. He asked that the Board not be tough on the towns asking for ETJ extensions.

Commissioner Bryan noted that Mr. Eagles works and in addition to working, he went out and in eight days found four potential school sites and got the information to the school systems which they in turn, turned the sites over to a realtor to negotiate with the property owners. Commissioner Bryan said this board needs a willing partner in trying to get these sites. Mr. Eagles said one family said they would be honored to have a school site on their property. The more parcels the better price you can get on the sale. One site is large enough for a middle and high school.

Chairman Gurley said he reached out to the towns asking them to partner with the Schools in locating school sites but he never expected them to bring a real estate person into the process. Commissioner Webb asked for clarification. Mr. Eagles said the schools are using real estate agents instead of going straight to the owner of an identified site.

Kent Goddard, 1806 Rosemary Circle, said he is finishing up his membership on the Human Services and Environmental Services Board. He thanked the Board and said it has been an honor to serve on the Human Services Board. He introduced Burt Fisher as the newly appointed member to the Human Services and Environmental Services Board. He said Mr. Fisher is the Executive Director of Community Partnerships which helps disabled people.

Mr. Bert Fisher said he used to fish in Lake Crabtree. He stated the program, CPI, which he works for, can trace its history back many years. They have over 100 employees and have several programs in Wake County. He spoke about the intent of the Mental Health Reform was for the local stakeholders to treat the mentally ill. The County needs to help secure the services for these individuals in the future before Dorothy Dix Hospital has closed. They need access to providers and services. He challenged the Board to help with mental health programs. He recognizes the need for help with the mental health services in the community.

Chairman Gurley speaking on behalf of the Board thanked Mr. Goddard for his service on the Human Services Board.


CIP 2006 QUARTERLY APPROPRIATION AND REALLOCATION REQUEST

FROM THE WAKE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM (SECOND READING)


Mr. Mike Burris presented the second reading of the CIP 2006 Quarterly Appropriation and Reallocation Request from the Wake County Public School System.

A motion was made by Commissioner Webb, seconded by Commissioner Ward, to approve the second reading of the CIP 2006 Quarterly Appropriation and Reallocation Request from the Wake County Public School System.

Chairman Gurley asked about the opening of Sycamore Creek Elementary School questioning its opening date. Chairman Gurley stated there were comments that they could accelerate the construction of a school where the land was already available because they could finish early and save some money. Mr. Burris said they look at all the opportunities to move up the construction of any of the schools.

Chairman Gurley called for a vote on the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Burris said the Town of Rolesville staff was informed when they were looking for new sites.

RESOLUTION REQUESTING ALLOCATION OF FUNDS
CIP 2006 SCHOOL BUILDING PROGRAM

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

WHEREAS, the Wake County Board of Education has approved the projects listed below as part of its CIP 2006 Building Programs, and contracts have been or will be let for planning, design, and construction services.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that the Wake County Board of Education requests that the Wake County Board of Commissioners appropriate a total of $34,568,530 for the projects listed below:

PROJECT
APPROPRIATION
Enloe High School (construction)
$7,194,965
Life Cycle Replacement of Building Components (design and
$19,981,615
Wilburn Elementary (design)
$2,096,952
Start-up for Design of Next Bond Projects (9 existing schools)
$1,500,000
Program Contingency
$2,794,998
Offsite Improvements at New Schools
$1,000,000
TOTAL
$34,568,530
Resolved this 21st day of August 2007.
WAKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
By: _____________________________
Rosa Gill, Chair

Attest: ___________________________
Del Burns, Ed.D., Secretary


RESOLUTION REQUESTING REALLOCATION OF FUNDING
CIP 2006 CAPITAL BUILDING PROJECTS


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

WHEREAS, the Wake County Board of Education has approved the projects listed below as part of its CIP 2006 Building Programs, and contracts have been or will be let for planning and design services.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that the Wake County Board of Education requests that the Wake County Board of Commissioners reallocate funds as follows:
FROM
AMOUNT
TO
AMOUNT
CIP 2006 Building Program
Aversboro Elementary
$1,020,898
CIP 2006 Building Program Reserve
$1,913,319
Wendell Middle
$892,421
Program Contingency
$2,794,998
Sycamore Creek Elementary (E-17)
$1,100,000
Mills Park Elementary (E-22)
$1,694,998
Enloe High
27,151
Building Permits
$27,151
Start up for Design of Next Bond Projects
$1,500,000
Conn Elementary
$100,000
Fuquay Varina High
$250,000
Green Elementary
$150,000
Garner High
$250,000
East Wake Middle
$250,000
Wiley Elementary
$150,000
East Garner Middle
$100,000
Vandora Springs Elementary
$150,000
Stough Elementary
$100,000
TOTAL
$1,500,000
CIP 2006 Total
$6,235,468
CIP 2006 Total
6,235,468
Resolved this 21st day of August 2007.WAKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

By: _____________________________
Rosa Gill, Chair

Attest: ___________________________
Del Burns, Ed.D., Secretary


RESOLUTION R-2007

Approving Appropriation of CIP 2006 Funding
for School Capital Building Projects


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

WHEREAS, the Wake County Board of Education has duly requested, through resolutions adopted on August 21, 2007, that the Board of Commissioners approve the appropriation of $34,568,530 and the reallocation of $6,235,468 to the CIP 2006 Building Program.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Wake County Board of Commissioners hereby appropriates $34,568,530 and the reallocation of $6,235,468 as listed below:

Project Description
Appropriation Amount
Reallocation
Net
Appropriation
Enloe High School
$ 7,194,965
$ (27,151)
$ 7,167,814
Wilburn Elementary
2,096,952
2,096,952
Sycamore Creek Elementary (E-17)
-
1,100,000
1,100,000
Mills Park Elementary (E-22)
-
1,694,998
1,694,998
Offsite Improvements at New Schools
1,000,000
-
1,000,000
Aversboro Elementary
(1,020,898)
(1,020,898)
Wendell Middle
(892,421)
(892,421)
Conn Elementary
100,000
100,000
Green Elementary
150,000
150,000
Stough Elementary
100,000
100,000
Vandora Springs Elementary
150,000
150,000
Wiley Elementary
150,000
150,000
East Wake Middle
250,000
250,000
East Garner Middle
100,000
100,000
Fuquay-Varina High
250,000
250,000
Garner High
250,000
250,000
Start-up for Design of Next Bond Projects
1,500,000
(1,500,000)
-
Life Cycle Replacement of Building Components
Requested Project Detail from Schools
19,981,615
-
19,981,615
Program Contingency
CIP 2006 Reserve
2,794,998
(2,794,998)
1,913,319
-
1,913,319
Building Permits
$ 34,568,530
$ -
$ 35,568,530

Adopted this the 17th day of September 2007.


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APPROVAL OF HOUSING DEVELOPMENT GRANT/LOAN RECOMMENDATIONS


Ms. Annemarie Maiorano gave a report on two projects: 1201 Carlton Apartments and the Habitat for Humanity homes in Capital Pines in Raleigh. She provided a recommendation and the Board took action on the recommendation as follows:

Upon motion by Commissioner Brown, seconded by Commissioner Gardner, and the Board of Commissioners approved:
1) A grant of up to $86,702 and loan of up to $60,000 to CASA, Inc for 1201 Carlton Apartments; and
2) A loan of up to $350,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, Inc for Capital Pines Subdivision.

All awards are contingent upon the development receiving approval from the local municipality, including site plan approval and all necessary permits. In addition, all awards are contingent upon the basic terms as identified in the project descriptions, including funding commitments from the financial partners as identified.

Commissioner Bryan asked for some additional history on the Carlton Apartments. Ms. Maiorano said it was originally owned by an individual. He said the county is spending $73,351 to refurbish apartments versus the new construction in Capital Pines Subdivision at $95,434. Ms. Maiorano said it is more expensive to build the housing units.

The motion passed unanimously.


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APPOINTMENTS

a.
Wake County Board of Adjustment – Commissioner Brown nominated Terence Morrison. Vice Chairman Coble nominated Brian Wray. Commissioners voting for Terence Morrison were Brown, Bryan, Ward, and Webb. Commissioners voting for Brian Wray were Coble, Gardner and Gurley. Terence Morrison won the nomination.

b.

Wake County Library Commission – Commissioner Ward nominated Lynda Creutzburg. Commissioner Brown nominated Janet Henke.

Upon motion by Commissioner Gardner, seconded by Commissioner Brown, the Board voted unanimously to accept the nominations by acclamation.


COMMITTEE REPORTS


Commissioner Brown reported the Human Services Board had conducted interviews for the upcoming vacancies which will be brought forward to this Board in a couple of months.

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OTHER BUSINESS


Commissioner Ward reminded the Board of the Nursing Home Symposium tomorrow being sponsored by the Wake County Nursing Home Advisory Committee and encouraged board members to attend. She noted the committee had put a lot of work into this symposium.

Vice Chairman Coble said Commissioner Brown and himself would be working with the Committee putting together tickets and incentive gifts for the volunteers on the 20th and would be passing tickets out on the 21st and 22nd. The Annual 2007 Volunteer Celebration will be held at the Carolina Hurricanes Game on September 28th. Chairman Gurley said there are enough volunteers in the libraries to staff three libraries fulltime without hiring any personnel.


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CLOSED SESSION


There were no closed session items.

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Upon motion by Commissioner Ward, seconded by Commissioner Gardner, the Board voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 3:34pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan J. Banks, CMC

Clerk to the Board

Wake County Board of Commissioners