Highlights of Commissioners' Meeting of November 7, 2005
Peggy M Reeves
Approved minutes of the Commissioners' meeting for October17, 2005.
Recognized four employees for outstanding customer service: Golena Butler, Liliana Berman, Suzanne LeDoyen, and Tania Williams, all from Wake County Human Services, were honored for winning the quarterly Caring, Serving and Respecting Customers awards.
Approved by consent all agenda items as follows:
Tax Committee recommendations for value adjustments, late-filed applications, collections refunds and tax collections report.
An amendment to the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau fiscal year 2005-2006 budget in the amount of $208,190.
Acted on these items under the regular agenda:
a public hearing and adopted a resolution to approve an annexation agreement between the towns of Knightdale and Wendell. The 30-year annexation agreement establishes a boundary line for the two municipalities. Knightdale will not annex land east of the line and Wendell will not annex land west of the line. This agreement also states, under NCGS 160A-58.24(e), that areas outside of a three-mile radius from the primary corporate limits of the municipalities is considered not binding to the agreement provisions.
Held a public hearing and approved the Business Investment Grant to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). To receive grant payment from the County, the Company must meet performance criteria as spelled out in the Job Development Investment Grants agreement, One North Carolina Fund agreement and the Town of Zebulon Agreement for Economic Incentives. These performance criteria include:
New job creation
Payment of property taxes.
Held a public hearing and adopted ordinance amendment OA 05/07 amending the Wake County Unified Development Ordinance to create mixed-use development regulations.
Held a public hearing and adopted Ordinance Amendment OA 05/06 amending the Wake County Zoning Ordinance to repeal the economic development district regulation in its entirety.
Approved a request from the Wake County Board of Education to appropriate and reallocate Plan 2004 funds.
Authorized the Chairman to execute a Declaration of Protective Covenants to be placed on 83.981 acres acquired from Dr. Surry Roberts as a part of the Little River Open Space Corridor. Also approved a grant in the amount of $405,326 from the NC Parks and Recreation Trust Fund and the necessary budget revision.
Approved an easement on approximately 50 acres owned by Larry D. Perry and Danny G. Perry at a purchase price of $9,500 per acre. Also approved the necessary budget revision for appropriation of grant revenue of approximately $237,500.
Tabled a resolution regarding recommended extraterritorial jurisdiction extension of 2,533 acres for the Town of Holly Springs for consideration at an upcoming Board of Commissioners meeting.
Referred to the Board of Commissioners’ Public Safety Committee the Open Burning Amendments to Wake County Code of Ordinances, which would provide for regulation of open burning in unincorporated areas of Wake County. Highlights of the revised proposal include:
The proposed code amendments apply only in the unincorporated areas of Wake County.
The proposed local regulations are consistent with existing state regulations governing open burning.
The proposed code amendments do not require a local permit to conduct open burning.
The proposed open burning regulations provide additional tools for fire officials to respond to and address citizen complaints regarding open burning.
The proposed code amendments provide the County Fire Marshal the authority to ban open burning when environmental and atmospheric conditions make open burning dangerous.
Awarded a construction contract to Bordeaux Construction Company of Durham in the amount of $4,357,443 for the renovation and expansion of the County-owned facility located at 7009 Harps Mill Road to serve as the new North Regional Library.
Made appointments to various boards, commissions and committees.