Highlights of Commissioners' Meeting of February 19, 2007
Peggy M Reeves
Approved minutes of the Commissioners’ meetings for January 26 and 27, February 5 and 12, 2007.
Recognized the Wake County Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program for being named the Best Large Local Program in North Carolina for 2006 by the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Land Quality.
Approved by consent all agenda items as follows:
Issuance of an ambulance franchise for non-emergency convalescent care ambulance service to AmbuMed NC, Inc., of Ayden, NC, subject to approval by the County Manager.
Revisions to Board of Commissioners’ Federal Legislative Agenda for 2007.
Request to adjust the Salary Schedule to reflect the new North Carolina minimum wage and grant the County Manager the authority to make future adjustments resulting from state or federally mandated increases.
Acted on these items under the regular agenda:
Held a public hearing and approved the request to disinter, relocate and re-inter the graves from Belle Jones Cemetery, located off Strickland Road.
Held a public hearing and approved the request to disinter, relocate and re-inter the graves from the Hinton Cemetery, located on US 64 Business East between the Neuse River and Westover Drive within the Town of Knightdale’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction, including the three provisions offered by the petitioner to the Hinton family:
Erecting a historical significance plaque at the existing Hinton Cemetery and Oakwood Cemetery re-internment sites;
Cleaning and repairing tombstones, if necessary; and
Rebuilding the Hinton Cemetery stone wall in the Oakwood Cemetery location.
Received information from the Board of Education to reallocate Plan 2000 funds. This item will be placed on the March 12, 2007, agenda.
Received a report on the request from the Board of Education to reallocate Plan 2004 funds. This item will be placed on the March 12, 2007, agenda.
Authorized negotiation and execution of a 30-year utilization agreement with the Wendell Fire Department, as approved by the County Attorney, authorizing the County to perform alterations to Wendell Fire Station 2 to provide for occupancy and use of space and facilities and for collocation of Wake EMS System resources, and, in consideration thereof, conveyance of 1.48 acres acquired by Wake County for that collocation to Wendell Fire Department, Inc.
Authorized the County Manager to enter into an interlocal agreement with Chatham County, NC, that authorizes extension of the boundaries of the Wake EMS System (and Wake EMS System response) into that part of Chatham County that has been incorporated by the Town of Cary, and that provides for certain reimbursements by Chatham County for such response.
Approved the revised schematic design for the Davie Street Parking Deck and Mixed-Use Project, and authorized the Chairman to execute an Improvements Agreement for the project consistent with key provisions outlined, terms and conditions subject to review and approval of the County Attorney.
Adopted nine new and seven continuing Board of Commissioners’ Goals for 2007.
Made various committee reports.
Approved the acquisition of a 15-foot construction easement and a 30-foot temporary construction easement along the eastern boundary of Wake County Parcel No. 0022283 from James R. Trotter, as part of the Justice Facility Expansion project, in the amount of $25,000. As conditions of the acquisition, the County will return the portion of the property in the temporary easement back to a stable and leveled condition. Authorized County Attorney to begin condemnation on behalf of Wake County for the acquisition of the above property rights, if a contract for purchase cannot be negotiated.
Appointed Scott Warren as Interim County Attorney effective upon current County Attorney Michael Ferrell's retirement scheduled for April 1, 2007.