Highlights of Commissioners' Meeting of August 1, 2005
Approved minutes of the Commissioners' meeting for July 11, 2005.
Recognized three employees for outstanding customer service: Bobby Huffstetler, Wolfgang Friedrich and Carolyn Thompson, all from Wake County Human Services, were honored for winning the quarterly Caring, Serving and Respecting Customers awards.
Adopted a proclamation honoring Todd Allen Blanchard, an Eastern Wake Fire & Rescue Department firefighter, who died from injuries suffered in the line of duty.
Received an update on options for the long-term disposal of solid waste in Wake County; the Northern Wake Landfill will reach capacity and is scheduled to close in 2007.
Received a presentation on the Human Resources Department’s Business Plan.
Approved by consent all agenda items as follows:
Workforce Development funding in the amount of $52,305 to the Workforce Development Project Ordinance with the appropriate budget revisions.
Receipt of funds from the State of North Carolina (Help America Vote Act [HAVA] Title I Funding Section 101) in the amount of $3,650 and approved the appropriate budget revision.
A reimbursement agreement with The Research Triangle Foundation for utility construction.
The annual settlement of the Revenue Collector.
Tax Committee recommendations for value adjustments, late-filed applications, collections refunds and tax collections report.
Acted on these items under the regular agenda:
Authorized one full-time administrative assistant position for the Sheriff's Office.
Approved a request from the Board of Education for Plan 2004 quarterly appropriation and reallocation request of $43,832,918. This requests includes $36,379,796 for design and construction, $492,028 for commissioning, $100,194 for building permits, $500,000 for equipment, and $6,360,900 for program contingency.
Approved the Board of Education’s Plan 2000 reallocation request of $5,566,217. The request included that $5,566,217 be reallocated from the account for future specific project appropriations into the Longview School account.
Approved the establishment of six full-time employees for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program to be funded with recurring revenue from the State of North Carolina that totals $246,798 for fiscal year 2006. The Supplemental Nutrition Program for WIC provides nutrition assessment, individual counseling, group education and food vouchers for pregnant women, mothers of infants, and children under 5 years of age who have a nutrition-related health problem and income at or below 185% of poverty.
Made appointments to various boards, commissions and committees.
Gave reports on participation at, and ideas brought back from, the recent National Association of Counties annual conference.