Highlights of Commissioners' Meeting of December 5, 2005
Peggy M Reeves
Commissioner Tony Gurley was elected as Chair of the Wake County Board of Commissioners for a one-year term, ending in December, 2006.
Commissioner Harold Webb was elected as Vice Chair of the Wake County Board of Commissioners for a one-year term, ending in December, 2006.
Approved minutes of the November 21, 2005, meeting.
Recognized a retiring employee serving a minimum of 25 years with Wake County Government: James Hardy, Wake County Public Safety.
Received an update on the 2005 Veteran’s Day Foster Care Scholarship Classic.
Approved by consent all agenda items as follows:
Federal funds from the Department of Transportation in the amount of $767,700 for Job Access and Reverse Commute Public Transportation Grant, approved a multiyear grant award and appropriated $150,000 of the funds for the current fiscal year.
Public Official bonds for adequacy. Public Official bonds are created under provisions of the General Statutes of North Carolina for various County employees and officials. These bonds for faithful performance of official duties protect the public against malfeasance, misappropriation of funds or non-performance of official duties. These bonds are required to be reviewed for adequacy on the first Monday in December of every year and have been renewed for the period of December 1, 2005, through December 1, 2006, with the Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland.
Private sale of the house and lot located at 4345 Old Poole Road to its previous owner, Mr. McDavis Ebekweh.
Exemption of the project entitled “Jordan Lake Water Reclamation and Reuse” from NCGS §143-64.31 as allowed by NCGS §143-64.32 (model code for procurement of engineering services).
Revisions to the membership of the Wake County Commission for Women, as requested.
Tax Committee recommendations for value adjustments, late-filed applications, collections refunds and tax collections report.
Acted on these items under the regular agenda:
Held a public hearing and approved the business investment grant to Lenovo, with the final agreement contingent upon the Town of Morrisville’s approval of the incentive grant.
Received the presentation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and related compliance reports for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2005, and the presentation of the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for FY04 to the Finance Department staff. This is the 21st consecutive year the Finance Department has received this award.
Provided startup funds for Wake Technical Community College – North Campus by appropriating from fund balance $247,500 for fiscal year 2006 and designating fund balance in the amount of $990,000 for future appropriations for fiscal year 2007.
Received a progress report from Exploris and released $500,000 currently held in reserve as operating support for Exploris.
Accepted recurring funds of $61,620 allocated by the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services for the establishment of a Geriatric Specialty Team. The Board established two full-time positions, a nurse position and a Human Services clinician position, to fulfill the duties of the Geriatric Specialty Team.
Authorized the County Manager to sign the contract with CGI-AMS for the Finance/Human Resource/Budget Systems Replacement Project upon successful completion of negotiations and contract language approved by the County Attorney.
Made appointments to the Blue Ribbon Committee on Infrastructure Investment for Wake County and approved the Committee’s charge and process.
Approved sublease of the State Capital Soccer Park facility to the Town of Cary for the duration of the County’s lease with the State of North Carolina, subject to terms and conditions satisfactory to the County Attorney.
Authorized the County Manager to execute an agreement with Yates Mill Associates, Inc., allowing for sale of sponsorship opportunities in the Finley Center, with net revenues to be dedicated to Yates Mill Endowment Fund.
Adopted the 2006 regular meeting schedule for the Wake County Board of Commissioners. The meetings will be on the first and third Mondays of the month (unless rescheduled due to holidays or other conflicts), beginning at 2 p.m. in the Board Room, Room 700, Wake County Courthouse. Public comments will be received at 3 p.m., with sign-up for public comment from 2:30 – 3 p.m.
Made appointments to various boards, commissions and committees.