Highlights of Commissioners' Meeting of May 16, 2005
Peggy M Reeves
Approved minutes of the Commissioners' meetings for May 2, 2005.
Adopted a proclamation declaring May 15-21, 2005 as Wake County Emergency Medical Services Week.
Received a report from Dr. Brent Myers, Wake EMS Medical Director, on the status of Wake County’s EMS system.
Approved a resolution in support of full funding for North Carolina Conservation Trust Funds.
roved by consent all agenda items as follows:
Memorandum of Understanding between the Board of Elections of Wake County and the County of Wake providing the Board of Elections Office with clarifications pertaining to general employment rules in a manner consistent with the Board's enabling legislation.
The conveyance of a permanent sanitary sewer easement (containing approximately 0.33 acre) and temporary construction easements (containing approximately 0.12 acre) across County property at Site 23 of the Crabtree Creek Watershed Project. Easements shall be depicted on a map and conveyed to the Town of Cary subject to attached terms and conditions.
Acted on these items under the regular agenda:
Received the County Manager’s Recommended Fiscal Year 2006 Budget for consideration and approved the following:
Hold a public hearing on the budget during the Board of Commissioner’s regular meeting on Monday, June 6, at 2:00 p.m., in the Board Room of the Courthouse, and also that day at 7:00 p.m. at the Wake County Commons Building.
Hold a budget work session on Monday, June 13, at 9:00 a.m.
Consider the budget for adoption on Monday, June 20, during the Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting, which begins at 2:00 p.m.
Held a public hearing and adopted resolutions to amend the Zoning Ordinance text and map by adding Section 1-1-33, Resource Conservation Overlay District-2, and applying the new overlay zoning to the lower Swift Creek Basin in Wake County’s jurisdiction.
Approved a multi-family housing development loan recommendation of $250,000 to DHIC, Inc., for Wakefield Hills Apartments and $350,000 to CASA, Inc., for Waterbrook Apartments. Wakefield Hills Apartments will reserve 20 out of 80 units for families earning less than $30,000/year with monthly rents ranging from $144-$380 for a two-bedroom unit and $127-$425 for a three-bedroom unit. Waterbrook Apartments will reserve 16 out of 64 units for seniors earning less than $30,000/year with monthly rents ranging from $130-$150 for a one-bedroom unit and $360 for a two-bedroom unit.
Approved the purchase of land at a price of $696,280 ($25,750 per acre) for elementary school (E13) in Garner, with the condition that the County and the School System jointly prepare the site plan, with acreage not needed for the school subdivided and provided to the County (the County would then separately fund the land from the Capital Plan - Community Use of Schools). The Board also requested that future requests for land acquisition should include an estimate for site development costs.
Approved schematic design for renovations to the Fayetteville Street entrance to the Wake County Courthouse. The Courthouse is being redesigned so that this entrance is handicap-accessible from the soon to be re-opened public street. The design for the reconstruction of the Courthouse plaza has been reviewed by the City of Raleigh, and coordinated with their plans to reopen Fayetteville Street. As part of this plan, the elevation of the street sidewalk will be slightly raised in front of the Courthouse to provide the visual effect of the front plaza appearing more of a public square.
ndorsed the staff proposal to seek technical assistance from the Environmental Protection Agency on how to resolve the disconnect between growth management principles of infill development and water quality regulations, which appear to work against infill.
Authorized staff to proceed with the following acquisitions to support the development of the Little River Reservoir Project:
2.495 acres and a 2,365-square-foot dwelling owned by James C. and Teresa C. Cutchins at a purchase price of $310,000. As a part of the consideration for the purchase of this property the County agrees to allow the Seller to remove certain agreed-upon exterior storage structures at Seller’s sole expense. Also, acquisition of 36.197 acres owned by Rex Bragg Tippett at a purchase price of $ 300,000.
Authorized staff to proceed with the following acquisition to support the development of the Open Space Steep Hill Creek Preservation Project: a Conservation/Greenway Easement on approximately 9.0 acres owned by Randall C. Scarborough and Lillian E. Jones for $9,000 per acre.
Authorized the County Manager to execute contracts on behalf of Wake County for the purchase of the above property.