Highlights of Commissioners' Meeting of June 21, 2004
Peggy M Reeves
Approved minutes of the June 4, 2004 and the May 20, 2004 meetings.
Adopted a resolution honoring the memory of Jimmie B. Holland. Mr. Holland had a long, significant career with Wake County. During his tenure with the County, Jimmie held a number of positions including Assistant County Manager and Director of Public Safety.
Recognition of retiring Finance Director Cam Frazier for his service to Wake County. Under Mr. Frazier’s leadership, Wake County has maintained an AAA bond rating by national rating agencies and received the Government Financial Officers Association Certificate of Excellence every year.
Recognition of Scott Allen of the Wake County Animal Control Section as the 2004 recipient of the Outstanding Individual Achievement Award given annually by Eastern District of the North Carolina Public Health Association.
Received an update from Michael Weeks and Stephen Zaytoun, the Board of Commissioners’ appointees to the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority on activities at the airport.
Approved the establishment of a fund to honor the memory of Jim McKay who was a member of the Nursing Home Advisory Committee.
Presented the Capital Area Preservation Trust Award to Wake County.
Approved by consent all agenda items as follows:
Budget revisions to account for additional expenditures with associated revenues, unanticipated expenditures and increasing transfers to other funds related specifically to Human Services, Risk Management, Capital Improvements and Debt Service.
A grant offer from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority for constructing limited embankments on each end of Runway 5R-23L. This will upgrade the runway safety area to meet current applicable FAA design standards. The Authority expects the grant amount to be $700,000.
Request from Johnston Ambulance Service for renewal of its convalescent transport ambulance franchise, which provides transportation services through contracts with health care agencies, nursing homes and correctional institutions.
Request from Tri-Star Medical Transport Inc. for renewal of its convalescent transport ambulance franchise, which provides transportation services through contracts with health care agencies, nursing homes and correctional institutions.
A grant award of $63,000 from Progress Energy to support Wake County Public Safety/Emergency Management’s Radiological Emergency Response Plan activities from January 1, 2004 through June 30, 2004.
A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the Operations of the Falls Lake Trail in Wake County and authorized the Chairman of the Board to formally execute the Agreement between Wake County, United States Army Corps of Engineers, the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the Friends of the Mountains to the Sea Trail. This MOA will formalize the working relations between all parties as well improve communication and collaboration.
The exchange of approximately 5.3 acres owned by Wake County (Portion of PIN#1788.04 50 5650) for approximately 5.3 acres owned by Melvin J. and Virginia S. Doyle (portion of PIN #1788.04 50 7965) and authorized the County Manager to execute a contract on behalf of Wake County for the exchange of this property. The property owned by Melvin J. Doyle is needed by the County to support the development of the Little River Reservoir Project.
Approved and authorized the County Manager to renew the agreement with the City of Raleigh to conduct the administrative responsibilities for Raleigh Historic Landmarks.
Acted on these items under the regular agenda:
Adopted the FY2005 operating appropriation to the Wake County Board of Education.
Adopted the FY2005 budget ordinances including:
Fiscal year 2004-2005 budget ordinance totaling $746,860,000
Fire District Special Revenue Fund Ordinance totaling $16,105,437
Major Facilities fund ordinance totaling $22,602,000
Capital Improvement Plan ordinance totaling $53,611,000
Affordable housing project ordinance totaling $32,619,296
Allocated $100,000 to Communities in Schools using the Board of County Commissioners’ contingency funds. Communities in Schools is a volunteer-based organization that recruits, trains and places volunteers in schools and learning centers, helping children achieve academic success and lowering the incidence of school dropouts.
Allocated $200,000 to the Economic Development Council of Wake County using the Board of County Commissioners’ contingency funds. The Economic Development Council of Wake County contracts with Wake County Government to offer economic development programs designed to attract new businesses to the County and to retain existing businesses.
Held a public hearing and amended the Wake County Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances relating to types and uses of community wastewater systems. The proposed amendment to establish open space subdivisions will be considered at a future meeting to allow for additional study and review.
Approved the plans submitted by Wake County Human Services, Meals on Wheels, and Resources for Seniors for the Home and Community Care Block Grant (HCCBG). The HCCBG for Older Adults is federal monies made available to the local community from the Division on Aging (Triangle J Council of Governments).
Adopted the resolution proposed by the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau outlining its budget for fiscal year 2005. A majority of its funding is from the proceeds of the Room Occupancy and Prepared Food and Beverage taxes. Both the City of Raleigh and Wake County have to approve the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau budget. The Raleigh City Council approved the resolution on June 15, 2004.
Made appointments to various boards, commissions and committees.
Made various committee reports.
Approved and authorized staff to proceed with the following acquisitions to support the development of the
Open Space Cedar Fork Creek and Swift Creek Preservation Project
Conservation/greenway easement on approximately 5.34 acres owned by Donald Hicks at a purchase price of $5,000 per acre.
Conservation/greenway easement on approximately 3.59 acres owned by Eric L. and Jamie S. Larsen for $6,000 per acre.
Conservation/greenway easement on approximately 3.19 acres owned by Charles W. and Carolyn B. Byrd for $3,200 per acre.
Authorized staff to proceed with the following acquisitions to support the development of the
Little River Reservoir Project
21.928 acres owned by Riversedge Rance at a purchase price of $164,460
2.556 acres including a 784 square foot house owned by Sandra P. Strickland Johnson and R. B. Perry at a purchase price of $69,000
13.865 acres owned by Mayon Duke at a purchase price of $83,400
As a part of the consideration for the purchase of the properties from the Sellers listed below, the County agrees to lease the property back to the Seller for farming and agricultural purposes at no cost for a period of five years.
Riversedge Rranch, Ltd. for 21.928 acres
Mayon Duke for 13.865 acres
Tommy E. Allen for 31.03 acres
Approved and authorized staff to proceed with the following exchange and purchase of property to support the development of the
Little River Reservoir Project:
The proposed exchange of 8.352 acres of County-owned property with an estimated value of $45,936 for 20.498 acres owned by Betty Penny with an estimated value of $121,517. To facilitate an equitable exchange, the County will pay the Seller the sum of $75,581 as an additional compensation. The proposed exchange of real property shall be in accordance with North Carolina General Statute S160A-271.
Approved and authorized staff to proceed with the following acquisitions, and acceptance of land donations, to support the development of the
South East Wake County Park
Approximately 45.84 acres owned by William S. Taylor at a purchase price of $407,000
Approximately 31.03 acres owned by Tommy E. and Diane M. Allen at a purchase price of $162.000
Donation of 12.684 acres from the Legacy at Forty-Two Homeowners Association.
Donation of 21.094 acres from Parcel Pros, Inc.
Authorized the County Manager to execute contracts on behalf of Wake County for the purchase of the above property.