Highlights of Commissioners' Meeting of July 17, 2006
Peggy M Reeves
Approved minutes of the June 5, 2006, and June 19, 2006, Commissioners’ meetings.
Received recommendations from the Blue Ribbon Committee on the Future of Wake County and asked staff to prepare an implementation plan for the Board of Commissioners’ consideration.
Recognized Alex Lambert for his act of bravery in saving two drowning boys.
Approved by consent all agenda items as follows:
Wake County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council Annual Plan for FY 2006-2007 and affixed signatures on appropriate forms.
Three-year agreement with Ecoflo, Inc., to provide household hazardous waste services for Wake County.
Conveyance of an easement to Progress Energy Carolinas for the installation and maintenance of underground utilities to serve the Chavis Heights Redevelopment Project, subject to approval of the plans by County staff and terms and conditions satisfactory to the County Attorney.
Dedication of a 20-foot-wide access easement, stormwater maintenance easement and greenway easement to the Town of Cary at the site of the West Regional Library.
Exchange of County-owned property with Raymond P. Perry and Cheryl Perry Smith on Lizard Lick Road at the site of the Little River Reservoir project.
Resolution from the Wake County Open Space and Parks Advisory Committee in support of the extension of the American Tobacco Trail South.
Tax Committee recommendations for value adjustments, late-filed applications, collections refunds and tax collections report.
Acted on these items under the regular agenda:
Approved a budget revision of $20,000 in the Sheriff's Office budget for the Project Lifesaver Program to help locate people with brain disorders (Alzheimer’s, autism or other mental disabilities) who wander from caretakers.
Approved the Centennial Authority’s request to allow the Authority to expend funds from its Building Enhancement Fund prior to the Ten-year limitation contained in the “Second Amendment to Tri-Party Agreement” entered into as of April 5, 2001.
Allocated Community Capital funding in the amount of $500,000 to Urban Ministries as part of the five million dollars capital campaign to help the organization move into new offices and improve its operations, and authorized the County Manager to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with Urban Ministries.
Adopted the resolution introducing the general obligation bond order for schools in the amount of $970 million, approving sworn statement of debt and setting public hearing for August 21, 2006.
Accepted $86,400 in recurring funds from the State of North Carolina for HIV/STD prevention and approved two 0.5 FTE positions – 0.5 FTE Physician Extender and 0.5 FTE Medical Technologist.
Accepted three-year grant funding totaling $219,000 from the State of North Carolina for the Diabetes Today Regional Initiative Program and the continuation of one existing grant-funded position.
Accepted three-year grant funding totaling $390,000 from the State of North Carolina for the Health Disparities Initiative and approval of one new position.
Accepted $60,000 in one-time funding from the State of North Carolina for emergency preparedness and pandemic flu planning and response.
Approved compensation and classification plan changes effective with the August 2006 payroll, which starts July 16, 2006.
Adopted an amendment to the Wake County Personnel Ordinance.
Selected Commissioner Betty Lou Ward as delegate and Commissioner Tony Gurley as alternate to vote for Wake County at the National Association of Counties Annual Conference on August 4-8, 2006.
Made appointments to various advisory boards, commissions and committees.
Made various committee reports.
Approved the acquisition of land and property rights on the corner of South McDowell and West Cabarrus Streets from Raleigh Properties and Realty, Inc., et al, as part of the Justice Facility Expansion project, in the amount of $500,000. As conditions of the purchase, the County will demolish an existing building to accommodate access to the parking deck and the landowners will retain certain air and building rights above part of this property.
Authorized the County Manager to execute a contract on behalf of Wake County for the purchase of the above property, subject to the terms and conditions as approved by the County Attorney.