Highlights of Commissioners' Meeting of March 21, 2005
Peggy M Reeves
Approved minutes of the Commissioners' meetings for February 21, 2005.
Recognized retiring employees serving a minimum of 25 years with Wake County Government:
Dianne Henderson and Ed McCallum, both of Wake County Human Services.
Recognized two employees for outstanding customer service: Connie Davis and Sharon Powell from Wake County Human Services, for winning the quarterly Caring, Serving and Respecting Customers awards.
Recognized the Wake County Procurement Services Department for receiving the Sustained Professional Purchasing Award and Tom Wester for receiving the Lifetime Certified Local Government Purchasing Official designation.
Received a presentation on the Wake County Human Services Department’s Business Plan from department director, Maria Spaulding.
Approved by consent all agenda items as follows:
The request from David King and Gary Lynch for re-issuance of franchise to operate a C&D landfill.
Workforce Development funding in the amount of $91,250 to the Workforce Development Project Ordinance with the appropriate budget revisions to increase appropriations in the Workforce Development Special Revenue Fund.
Authorization for the County Manager to enter into an agreement with Wake Emergency Physicians, PA, for continuing the services of Brent Myers, MD, as Medical Director for Wake County Emergency Medical Services.
An application for FY 2006 Criminal Justice Partnership Program grant funding for Wake Resource Center for submittal on Wake County’s behalf by Carolina Correctional Services, Inc.
Fiscal Year 2005 budget amendment for the Solid Waste Management Enterprise Fund that recognizes additional revenues and expenditures in the amount of $2,866,000.
Waiver of the tipping fee at the North Wake Landfill for waste collected by the Neuse River Foundation and their partners during a one-day cleanup event on April 2, 2005.
Acted on these items under the regular agenda:
Reaffirmed $1,000,000 of capital and $250,000 of annual operating funds for the Healing Place for Women and Children once the facility begins operation.
Approved a five percent salary adjustment for the Register of Deeds.
Accepted a nonrecurring allocation of $533,333 to cover start-up costs for administrative and operational systems integral to the formation of the County’s Local Management Entity and authorizes the corresponding budget revisions.
Authorized the County Manager to execute a contract for $252,000 with Evergreen Construction for the development of Autumn Trace Apartments, subject to terms and conditions acceptable to the County Attorney. Autumn Trace, a 34-unit apartment complex located on Trawick Road in northeast Raleigh, will include 14 units that will be available to families earning less than 40% of the median family income ($28,500 for a family of four). The monthly rents for these units will range from $325 to $475.
Adopted a resolution in support of the State of North Carolina assumption of County share of Medicaid.
Held a public hearing and adopted a resolution to abandon and close the last 4,100 LF of Frank Bailey Road (SR 1920) passing through Waterford, LLC, property.
Held a public hearing and adopted a resolution to abandon and close 1,800 LF of Keith Road (SR 1921) passing through Waterford LLC property.
Approved the Plan of Record for Wake Technical Community College and appropriated the FY 2005 funding request for $470,000.
Received the Town of Holly Springs extraterritorial jurisdiction extension request and referred the request to the Planning Board for review and recommendation.
Approved a partnership agreement with the City of Raleigh for the purchase of 420 acres from NC State University. The property is located on Auburn-Knightdale Road at Battle Bridge Road and adjoins property owned by the City of Raleigh for the Neuse River Wastewater Treatment Facility. It has been concluded that four potential County uses exist for the 210.215 acres, should the property be equally divided between the City and County.
Accepted a grant from the NC Ecosystem Enhancement Program in the amount of $179,110 and the appropriate budget revision. Also approved the conveyance of a conservation easement on 41.69 acres to the State.
Approved the acceptance of 31.54 acres of open space in the Mark's Creek Watershed from the Triangle Land Conservancy.
Approved a resolution closing $974,651.82 of State Bond Building Program school capital projects and transferred the resulting savings to Plan 2004.
Received information from the Board of Education concerning land acquisition for an elementary school in the City of Raleigh (Barwell Road).
Approved entering into an interlocal agreement with the Board of Education and Town of Cary for the development of community-use park facilities at Highcroft Elementary School with the County's contribution not to exceed $140,000. A Joint Use Agreement will be executed prior to issuance of certificate of occupancy for the park facilities. Each agreement will be subject to terms and conditions acceptable to the County Attorney.
Accepted the highest offer submitted for the purchase of property located at 104 Church Street, Wendell, NC, (Wake County Tax ID#035862) subject to the requirements of NCGS §160A-269, and terms and conditions acceptable to the County Attorney.
Approved tax committee recommendations for value adjustments, late-filed applications, collections refunds and tax collections report.
Considered adopting the principles for establishing adequate and reliable funding of transportation in the Triangle and throughout the State for use when discussing solutions to transportation issues.
Approved the federal legislative agenda for Wake County.
Received a report on the Public Safety Committee meeting held on February 22, 2005 and approved the recommendation for appointment by the Board of Commissioners’ Chairman of a Commissioner as a non-voting member of the Wake County EMS System Peer Review Committee.
Made the following revisions to the Fire Commission Structure:
Approved the Fire Commission’s recommendation to eliminate the “facilitator” position and provide for the Fire Commission to elect a chairperson and vice-chairperson annually from among the voting membership.
Approved a change in representation by the president of the Wake County Firefighters’ Association to, “president, or designee, of the Wake County Firefighters’ Association.”
Made appointments to various boards, commissions and committees.