Highlights of Commissioners' Meeting of August 20, 2007
Peggy M Reeves
Approved minutes of the Commissioners’ meeting for August 6, 2007.
Recognized one employee who is retiring this month. James M. Coughlin, from Environmental Services, will retire on September 1, 2007.
Received a report from Robert Luddy on Private/Charter Schools and agreed to draft a letter of support of additional charter schools for the county.
Approved by consent all agenda items as follows:
Approved an amendment to the EMS fee policy by providing for a waiver of the special-events fee for municipal- and County-offered events at which an attendance of 5,000 persons or more per event day is reasonably anticipated, and for certain scheduled firefighter training exercises.
Accepted $30,092 of non-recurring funds to provide regional support for pandemic flu planning and preparedness and revises the budget accordingly.
Accepted $75,000 from Community Care of North Carolina to integrate mental health care into primary care settings.
Approved an amendment to a multi-year lease of office space for the relocation of the Register of Deeds and Wake County Revenue Department.
Acted on these items under the regular agenda:
Held a public hearing and approved in principle, the issuance of up to $8,000,000 in revenue bonds by the Wake County Industrial Facilities and Pollution Control Financing Authority for the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation.
Held a public hearing and approved a request for grave disinterment, removal and re-interment for the Wall cemetery, located on the southern side of Burlington Mills road, just east of the intersection with Tuckahoe Trace, in the vicinity of the town of Rolesville.
Held a public hearing and approved a proposal to rezone 19.98 acres located on the northern side of Poole Road between Goldenfield Drive and Smithfield Road, from Residential-30 to Conditional Use-Heavy Commercial.
Accepted the annual settlement report from the Wake County Revenue Collector.
Authorized the County Manager to enter into an interlocal agreement with Franklin County that authorizes extension of the boundaries of the Wake EMS System (and Wake EMS System response) into the Richland Hills subdivision, in Franklin County.
Received a second reading and approved a request from the Board of Education to appropriate and reallocate CIP 2006 funds.
Adopted a Supplemental Sales Tax Agreement with the Wake County Board of Education regarding purchase of equipment, materials and supplies.
Accepted $596,026 in Ryan White Part B Care Services program funding from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the creation of 5.0 FTE new positions.
Approved the draft of the Wake County Certified Industrial Site Policy, subject to non-substantive revisions acceptable to the County Manager and County Attorney.
Adopted an ordinance that prohibits smoking in all County-owned or leased buildings and within 50 linear feet of any County-owned or leased building housing a Human Services function. The effective date of this ordinance will be January 1st, 2008, when the state law takes effect.
Approved the acquisition of approximately 111 acres of Open Space from LCL, LLC, a North Carolina Limited Liability Company, in the amount of $1,887,000. Provided that staff is directed to use uncommitted funds from the County Capital Fund (CIP) to purchase this property and to reimburse the County Capital Fund from grant monies received from the State of North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund or the 2007 Open Space Bond Fund, whichever monies are first received
Approved the settlement for the acquisition of a one-acre building lot and site improvements owned by Ann Jones Thomas and Charles A. Thomas, located at 7516 Delivered Way, for the Little River Reservoir project for $137, 500