Highlights of Commissioners' Meeting of August 21, 2006
Peggy M Reeves
Approved minutes of the July 17 and July 18, 2006, Commissioners’ meetings.
Received information from the Open Space and Parks Advisory Committee and staff highlighting Wake County’s Open Space program, our partners, and the land additions to the program during the last fiscal year and accepted the Conservation Trust of North Carolina’s Local Government Conservationist of the Year Award.
Received a presentation and information on the Making Magic Initiative.
Received the annual report from the Adult Care Home Advisory Committee.
Recognized five retiring employees serving a minimum of 25 years with Wake County Government: Edith Cheek and Ellen Fortenberry from the Human Services Department, Gwendolyn Sanders from the City-County Bureau of Identification, and William Bell Jr. and Timothy Privette from the Sheriff’s Office.
Approved by consent all agenda items as follows:
Three-year agreement with Laboratory Corporation of America to provide laboratory services for County programs, and authorizes the County Manager to execute a contract on the behalf of Wake County for these services.
Three-year contract not to exceed $290,282 with Time Warner Business Class to provide wireless Internet access for patrons at Wake County Public Libraries.
Grant funding totaling $51,000 from various foundations for Wake County Library initiatives.
Grant funding totaling $2,500 for Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space initiatives.
Grant funding of $6,059 from the State Board of Elections for polling place accessibility improvements.
Grant funding of $27,800 from the State of North Carolina to continue a Countywide radon study.
Workforce Development funding in the amount of $55,312 to the Workforce Development Project Ordinance with the appropriate budget revisions to increase appropriations in the Workforce Development Special Revenue Fund.
Appointment of US Bank as successor issuing and paying agent for commercial paper bond anticipation notes due to sale of Wachovia’s corporate trust business to US Bank.
Department of Homeland Security Buffer Zone Protection Plan Program Grant via the NC Department of Crime Control and Public Safety in the amount of $485,000 with funds to be appropriated for expenditure in the FY 2007 operating budget.
Resolution authorizing filing of grant application contract and affirming cash contribution for Sheriff's Traffic Observation Patrol Team under the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program.
Amendment to service agreement with Eastern Wake EMS to provide for the use of an ambulance station in the Knightdale Public Safety building.
Convalescent transport ambulance franchise request from East Carolina Medical Transport.
Disposition of a surplus gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer through the sealed bid process.
Conveyance of an easement to the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority for purposes of installing a noise-monitoring station on County-owned property at the West Regional Library site.
Award of three-year elevator service agreement for hydraulic elevators in multiple County facilities to Godwin Elevator Company for $11,976 per year.
Tax Committee recommendations for value adjustments, late-filed applications, collections refunds and tax collections report.
Annual settlement report of Revenue Collector.
Acted on these items under the regular agenda:
Held a public hearing and adopted a bond order authorizing $970 million general obligation school bonds, authorized publication of the bond order, and passed a resolution calling for a special bond referendum on November 7, 2006.
Held a public hearing and approved a proposal to rezone 7.43-acres from Highway District (HD) and Conditional Use-General Business District (CU-GB) to Conditional Use-General Business District (CU-GB) located at the southwestern quadrant of the intersection of Ten Ten Road and Fayetteville Road within the McCullers Cross Roads community.
Held a public hearing and tabled until September 5 a proposal to rezone 1.55 acres from Residential-30 (R-30) to Conditional Use-General Business (CU-GB) located at the southeastern quadrant of the intersection of Bells Lake Road and Ten Ten Road.
Held a public hearing and approved payment of up to $375,000 in a business investments grant to RBC Centura Bank, Inc., over a three-year period as inducement to locate its United States headquarters in Wake County.
Approved, on first reading, an amendment to the construction and demolition debris landfill franchise issued to Shotwell Landfill, Inc., to increase the allowable disposal area of the landfill and the permitted service area; called a public hearing at the Sept. 5 meeting of the Commissioners; and requested staff to assess the potential impact on the Mark’s Creek open space area, all prior to the second required reading and vote on the franchise.
Approved and authorized the sale of the Interact shelter property, authorized the Chairman to execute a deed on behalf of Wake County for the sale of the property, donated the proceeds from the sale to Interact for use in purchasing a larger shelter facility and allocated up to $255,000 in Community Capital funding to Interact.
Accepted $66,667 in recurring funding from the N.C. Division of Mental Health/Developmental Disability and Substance Abuse Services to fund a new 1.0 FTE Human Services Clinician position to support the system of care coordination for children and families.
Approved a grant of $415,366 to CASA, Inc., for Crest Commons Apartments, a nonprofit, multifamily housing development.
Declared the property located at 3808 Jonesville Road, Wake Forest, N.C. (Tax ID# 0041301), as surplus County property and accepted the highest offer submitted for the purchase of the property, subject to the requirements of North Carolina General Statute §160A-269, and terms and conditions acceptable to the County Attorney.
Authorized the County Manager to negotiate the repayment for an outstanding Wake County Down Payment Assistance loan.
Received information from the Board of Education on land acquisition for a new elementary school (E-24) in northwest Raleigh. This item will be placed on the September 5, 2006, agenda.
Approved the purchase of an Agricultural Conservation/Greenway Easement on approximately 48.23 acres owned by Michael Lee Hopkins at a purchase price of $10,000 per acre, and approved entering into a cooperative agreement with the United States of America, acting by and through the Commodity Credit Corporation, for a grant in the amount of $150,000.
Extended the deadline for Wake County municipalities to agree to enter into the Long-Term Solid Waste Disposal Interlocal Agreement from June 30, 2006, to August 21, 2006.
Appointed Commissioner Tony Gurley as a voting representative to the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners 2006 Annual Conference in Forsyth County, September 7-10.
Appointed Gary Pendleton to a one-year term as chairman of the Wake County Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.
Made appointments to various advisory boards, commissions and committees.
Made various committee reports.