Highlights of Commissioners' Meeting of February 20, 2006
Peggy M Reeves
Approved minutes of the Commissioners’ meetings for February2, 6 and 13, 2006.
Recognized retiring employees serving a minimum of 25 years with Wake County Government: Donna Gulas and Mary Liz Lee, both with Human Services.
Recognized three employees for outstanding customer service: Valerie Fairley, Kathryn Schley and David Stratton, all from Human Services, were honored for winning the quarterly Caring, Serving and Respecting Customers awards.
Received a presentation from the Wake County ABC Board.
Received a presentation from the Wake County Commission for Women.
Approved by consent all agenda items as follows:
An increase in Criminal Justice Partnership Program state grant award of $20,700.
A North Carolina Bioterrorism Preparedness Grant Award of $73,000 and budget revision and authorized the County Manager and the Chair of the Board of Commissioners to execute the grant’s Memorandum of Agreement.
Acted on these items under the regular agenda:
Held a public hearing and adopted a resolution amending the Fuquay-Varina/Garner Area Land Use Plan to expand the Community Activity Center located at US 70 and Guy Road from its current area of 82 acres to 131 acres.
Held public hearing and approved a request from Russell L. Amons III, representing Honeycutt Estates, LLC, to remove three non-maintained graves within the Windfree Cemetery. The cemetery is approximately 200 square feet in size and is located on a 23.8-acre parcel on the western side of Brassfield Road, approximately 0.1 mile northwest of its intersection with Honeycutt Road. The property is adjacent to the northern side of the Brassfield Elementary School site.
Received information from the Wake County Board of Education on land acquisition for an elementary school to be built in northwest Raleigh. This item will be placed on the March 20 consent agenda.
Received information from the Wake County Board of Education on land acquisition for an elementary school to be built in northwest Cary. This item will be placed on the March 20 consent agenda.
Approved the funding resolution authorizing the Board of Education to acquire approximately 15 acres and an industrial building (containing approximately 92,000 square feet) at a price of $5,000,000 for conversion to an elementary school, E-26, to be built in southwest Cary.
Approved the Interlocal Agreement for Reclaimed Water Facilities with Durham County and the Town of Cary to apply for allocated federal grant funds and design a reclaimed water system to serve RTP South, consistent with terms and conditions determined to be acceptable to the County Attorney. Approval by the Board is contingent upon approval by Durham County Commissioners.
Approved Amendment No. 1 to the existing Water/Sewer Agreement between the Town of Cary, Wake County and the Research Triangle Foundation, which provides a mechanism for planning for and treating higher-than-normal-strength wastewater, consistent with terms and conditions determined to be acceptable to the County Attorney. Approval by the Board is contingent upon approval by Research Triangle Foundation.
Established 9.0 FTEs and authorized the County Manager to enter into a contract with WakeMed to increase prenatal care access in Wake County. Also, appropriated $188,423 to cover startup expenses and salaries for the remainder of FY06.
Approved the establishment of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant-funded disaster-response position.
Approved the legislative goals for the 2006 session of the NC General Assembly.
Approved the 2006 federal legislative agenda for Wake County.
Matched City of Raleigh funding of up to $34,500 for preparation of a feasibility study for a possible multipurpose stadium to be located in Raleigh.
Made various committee reports.