Highlights of Commissioners' Meeting of August 15, 2005
Peggy M Reeves
Approved minutes of the Commissioners' meeting for August 1, 2005; August 8, 2005; and August 10, 2005.
Recognized retiring employees serving a minimum of 25 years with Wake County Government: William E. McClain and John P. Jordan, of the Sheriff’s Office; and Dorothy Pender and Donna Suitt of Human Services.
Recognized awards for the Capital Trees Program as the largest, scarcest, oldest and prettiest trees of various species. Over 160 trees have received recognition in the past four biennial award cycles, and 35 more trees have been selected for awards this year. One has also been recognized as a State Champion.
Approved by consent all agenda items as follows:
An increase in the Sheriff's Office 2005 Budget by $168,215 for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant.
A construction contract for roof replacement on the Wake County Office Building to CFE, Inc., of Apex in the amount of $387,858.00.
A resolution authorizing filing of contract for Governor's Highway Safety Program.
A resolution and a Memorandum of Understanding to expand the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. The memorandum adds the Town of Angier, the Town of Bunn, the Town of Clayton, the City of Creedmoor, the Town of Franklinton, the Town of Youngsville, the County of Franklin, the County of Granville, the County of Harnett, and the County of Johnston to the existing organization.
The conveyance of Ballentine Street right-of-way to Town of Holly Springs.
Acted on these items under the regular agenda:
Approved a bond order authorizing approximately $41,000,000 general obligation school bonds (“Two-Thirds Bonds”) and called for a public hearing on the proposed bond (“Two-Thirds Bonds”) order on September 19, 2005.
Approved funding request of $25,000 from the Wake County District Attorney for an Emergency District Court Judge. The Judge will preside over an additional traffic court through December 31, 2005.
Approved a loan of $400,000 in County CIP funds to Passage Home for the development of Job’s Journey Apartments. The award is contingent upon Passage Home securing funds from all funding sources and receiving all necessary approvals from the City of Raleigh to develop the property. Job’s Journey will be a 12-unit apartment complex for the men graduating from the Healing Place and will be located at the corner of Garner Road and Wilson Road in unincorporated Wake County.
Received information on the Collaborative Stormwater Management report and authorized the creation of a Countywide Stormwater Management Task Force to consider the environmental and fiscal benefits of a collaborative stormwater program and its feasibility.
Approved entering into a Cooperative Agreement with the US Commodity Credit Corporation, for Agricultural Conservation Grant in the amount of up to $310,000.
Received an update on the proposed local inpatient psychiatric facility from staff.
Accepted $396,800 in recurring funds from the State of North Carolina to serve adults with both substance abuse and mental health disorders. Also approved the appropriate budget revision.
Received information on a request from the Board of Education for a reallocation funds saved from Plan 2000 projects. This item will be placed on the September 19 agenda for approval.
Selected Commissioners’ Chair Joe Bryan as a voting representative to the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners 2005 Annual Conference, August 25-28, in Mecklenburg County.
Approved the purchase of 19 acres of property for $2,170,000 on Sunnybrook Road from Spring Lake Properties for future County capital uses.
Made appointments to various boards, commissions and committees.