May 7, 2007
The Wake County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday, May 7,
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;
Kenn M. Gardner; Tony Gurley; Betty Lou Ward; and Harold Webb.
Others attending were the County Manager, David C. Cooke; Interim County
Attorney, Scott Warren; and the Clerk to the Board, Susan Banks.
Chairman Gurley called the meeting to order.
WHEREAS, Wake County is proud of its rich history and heritage as reflected in its historic architecture and landscapes; and
WHEREAS, the Wake County Historic Preservation Commission serves as the County’s official body to identify, preserve and protect Wake County’s historic resources and to educate the public about historic preservation; and
WHEREAS, historic preservation is an effective tool for managing growth, revitalizing neighborhoods, fostering local pride and maintaining community character while enhancing livability; and
WHEREAS, historic preservation is relevant for communities across the nation, both urban and rural, and for Americans of all ages, all walks of life and all ethnic backgrounds; and
WHEREAS, it is important to celebrate the role of history in our lives and the contributions made by dedicated individuals in helping to preserve the tangible aspects of the heritage that has shaped us as a people; and
WHEREAS, “Making Preservation Work!” is the theme for National Historic Preservation Month 2007, cosponsored by Capital Area Preservation, Inc., the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Wake County Historic Preservation Commission
NOW, THEREFORE, we, the Wake County Board of Commissioners, do proclaim May 2007 as National Historic Preservation Month in Wake County, and call upon the people of Wake County to join their fellow citizens across the United States in recognizing and participating in this special observance.
Whereas, the members of Wake County’s emergency medical services teams are ready to provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week; and
Whereas, access to quality emergency care in Wake County dramatically improves the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury; and
Whereas, Wake County’s emergency medical services system consists of emergency physicians, emergency nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, firefighters, educators, administrators, and others; including hundreds of volunteers; and
Whereas, the members of Wake County’s emergency medical services teams, whether career or volunteer, engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their lifesaving skills; and
Whereas, Americans generally, and Wake County residents, workers and visitors in particular benefit daily from the knowledge and skills of these highly trained individuals; and
Whereas, Wake County's emergency medical services system is nationally recognized for excellent clinical care, particularly in the area of cardiac arrest, achieving resuscitation rates among the highest in the nation; and
Whereas, it is thus appropriate for the Wake County Board of Commissioners to join with other governing bodies across the United States in setting aside the week of May 20-26, 2007 in recognition of the value and the accomplishments of emergency medical services teams system by marking the week of May 20-26, 2007 as Emergency Medical Services Week.
Now, therefore, on behalf of the Wake County Board of Commissioners, the Chairman of the Wake County Board of Commissioners does hereby proclaim the week of May 20–26, 2007 as
PRESENT: Lindy Brown, Joe Bryan, Paul Coble, Kenn Gardner, Betty Lou Ward and Harold Webb.
ALSO PRESENT: David Cooke, County Manager; Scott Warren, Interim County Attorney and Susan Banks, Clerk to the Board.
AYES: Lindy Brown, Joe Bryan, Paul Coble, Kenn Gardner, Tony Gurley, Betty Lou Ward, and Harold Webb.
I DO HEREBY FURTHER CERTIFY that a schedule of regular meetings of said Board of Commissioners has been on file in my office pursuant to G.S. 143-318.12 as of a date not less than seven days before said meeting.
WITNESS my hand and the corporate seal of said County, this 7th day of May, 2007.
Clerk to the Board