Highlights of Commissioners' Meeting of June 6, 2005
Peggy M Reeves
Approved minutes of the Commissioners' meetings for May 9 and May 16, 2005.
Received an update on Ending Homelessness: The 10-Year Action Plan. Appointed Commissioner Phil Jeffreys as the Board of Commissioners’ Liaison to the Leadership Council.
roved by consent all agenda items as follows:
Accepted the Workforce Development funding in the amount of $301,433 to the Workforce Development Project Ordinance with the appropriate budget revisions to increase appropriations in the Workforce Development Special Revenue Fund.
A budget revision for the Sheriff's Office in the amount of $54,521 for the 2003 Local Law Enforcement Block Grant.
Authorization of the County Manager to execute the multi-year service agreement with ThyssenKrupp Elevator, for elevation service. The agreement will be consistent with bid summary, and subject to the terms and conditions acceptable to the County Attorney.
The conveyance of approximately 1,000 square feet of right-of-way to the NC Department of Transportation for the John Adams Road improvement project.
A one-time funding request from the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle in the amount of $55,000 for a 14-foot refrigerated truck. This year, for the first time, the Food Shuttle will prepare, deliver and serve lunch and snacks to approximately 3,000 children this summer. The purchase of this truck will allow the Food Shuttle to accomplish this initiative as well as continue to deliver service to those whom it has historically provided food. The funding will come from the Board of Commissioners’ contingency fund.
Tax Committee recommendations for value adjustments, late-filed applications, collections refunds and tax collections report.
Acted on these items under the regular agenda:
Held two public hearings
on the recommended fiscal year 2005-06 budget and received comments from citizens and other interested parties.
Held a Public Hearing
and approved ordinance amendment OA 04/16, amending the Wake County code of ordinances by repealing the existing Wake County subdivision ordinance in its entirety and adopting the Subdivision Module of the Wake County Unified Development Ordinance. The result will be a user-friendlier document that consolidates all of the various regulations that govern development in Wake County into one unified document that is supplemented with tables, charts and other graphics to help convey the meaning and intent of the ordinance provisions.
Held a Public Hearing
and approved the Thompson House Historic Landmark Designation. Historic landmark designation is an honor that applies to individual buildings, structures, sites or objects that are significant in the history of Wake County. Landmark designation requires the property owner to obtain a Certificate of Appropriateness for any exterior changes to the property. The landmark is located on 2528 Old NC 98 Highway, Wake Forest vicinity.
Authorized the execution of an amendment to the Brier Creek Elementary School Interlocal Agreement between the County, City of Raleigh and Board of Education to include joint development of community use facilities with terms and conditions acceptable to the County Attorney. The proposed community park elements include a full-size gymnasium (community center) in lieu of a multi-purpose room, two irrigated soccer fields, playground, comfort station and picnic shelter.
Considered authorizing the issuance of an emergency medical transportation franchise for operation of emergency ambulance service by Eastern Wake EMS, Inc., and retirement of emergency medical transportation franchises for Knightdale EMS, Inc.; Wendell EMS, Inc.; and Zebulon EMS, Inc. Wake County currently contracts with Knightdale EMS, Inc.; Wendell EMS, Inc.; and Zebulon EMS, Inc., for delivery of emergency medical services in eastern Wake County. This merger will also require consolidation of those EMS contracts, which will be presented to the Board of Commissioners after second-reading adoption of this franchise at the Board’s June 20, 2005, regular meeting. Consolidation of these agreements does not affect the County Manager’s FY 2006 recommended EMS budget.
Approved a multi-year lease of office space for the newly established Public Defenders’ Office. The Board authorized staff to negotiate a full-service lease agreement for 9,895 square feet in the Wachovia Bldg. located at 227 Fayetteville Street in Raleigh for a term of 67 months, with Wachovia Bank, NA. First-year lease payment to be $12.75 per square foot with a two percent annual escalation increase thereafter. Terms and conditions must be acceptable to the County Attorney. The County Manager was authorized to execute the lease.
Approved the request for proposal (RFP) for the Wake County Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital. The RFP will ask for hospitals and other stakeholders to state their interest in assisting in the construction, and/or operation of a new facility, providing psychiatric training, or the provision of personnel to operate the facility. The proposed 60-bed mental health care facility will help children, adolescents and adults who are residents of Wake County and require acute, secure hospitalization for mental illness and substance abuse, and who may otherwise have been hospitalized at the Dorothea Dix Hospital or another state hospital.
Made appointments to various boards, commissions and committees.