Highlights of Commissioners' Meeting of April 4, 2005
Peggy M Reeves
Approved minutes of the Commissioners' meetings for March 14, 16, and 21, 2005.
Approved and signed a proclamation declaring April 10-16 Wake County Employee Appreciation Week and announcing events to honor and recognize employees for their contributions to public service and the quality of life in Wake County.
Received the Judicial District 10 Division of Community Corrections Annual Report.
Received a presentation on the Wake County Facilities, Design and Construction Department’s Business Plan from department director, Phil Stout.
Approved by consent all agenda items as follows:
The North Carolina OEMS Bioterrorism Preparedness grant in the amount of $96,816 and authorized the Wake County Manager to execute the memorandum of agreement.
The Federal Aviation Administration grant offer for runway safety area improvements. The Authority expects the grant amount to be $7,229,652.
Approved tax committee recommendations for value adjustments, late-filed applications, collections refunds and tax collections report.
Acted on these items under the regular agenda:
Approved the funding request of $25,000 from the Town of Zebulon for the Town’s Centennial Celebration. Events are planned to run from September 2006 through August 2007.
Held a public hearing and approved Ordinance Amendment OA 04/12 amending the Wake County Subdivision Ordinance to address water and sewer connections within short-range urban services areas. The amendment establishes criteria for the connection of new subdivisions within Short-Range Urban Services Areas to existing water and/or sewer lines under certain circumstances.
Held a public hearing and approved Ordinance Amendment OA 04/13 amending the Wake County Subdivision Ordinance to address miscellaneous items related to traffic and roads. The amendment consolidates the County’s current Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) requirements within the County’s development regulations, requiring temporary turnarounds at the end of stub-out roads and provide for their removal when the road connection is made.
Approved the recommendation of the Director of Environmental Services that Camp Kanata be allowed to extend a private wastewater line from its property in the Falls Lake Non-urban Area Water Supply Watershed to the Town of Wake Forest sewer system addressing an existing problematic on-site septic system, where failure is imminent, to prevent environmental and public health and safety problems and with the restrictions identified in the staff recommendation.
Established four regular, permanent positions in the Information Services Department. This request converts funds that are budgeted for contracting services to hiring County employees. The changes are expected to save approximately $82,500. The new positions are as follows:
I/T Engineer (2 FTE’s)
I/T Business Consultant (1 FTE)
I/T Technician (1 FTE)
Approved a land acquisition for an elementary school in the City of Raleigh (Barwell Road). The master planning for this project has been developed between the Wake County Public School System, the County and the City of Raleigh. The County has allocated funding of $250,000 for the infrastructure, design and construction of park improvements for this area.
Approved entering into an Interlocal Agreement with the Board of Education and City of Raleigh for the development of community use park facilities at Barwell Road Elementary School with the County's contribution not to exceed $250,000. A Joint Use Agreement will be executed prior to issuance of certificate of occupancy for the park facilities. Each agreement will be subject to terms and conditions acceptable to the County Attorney.
Approved a resolution from the Triangle J Cable Television Consortium approving Time Warner Cable rates for basic tier service and rejecting the add-on rate for basic tier service. Although Wake County and other local governments in the Triangle consortium no longer regulate basic tier service, if the FCC rules that the add-on fees are not justified, Wake County customers could be eligible for a refund.
Made appointments to various boards, commissions and committees.
Authorized staff to proceed with the following acquisitions to support the development of the Swift Creek Open Space Preservation Project:
The fee simple acquisition of approximately 1.21 acres owned by Katherine S. Ward for $6,000 per acre;
The fee simple acquisition of approximately 1.85 acres owned by Brenda W. Young and David W. Wilson, heirs of Norma S. Wilson for $6,000 per acre;
The fee simple acquisition of approximately 1.59 acres owned by Geneva S. Massengill for $6,000 per acre; and
The fee simple acquisition of approximately 11.11 acres owned by William Earl Stevens et.al. for $6,000 per acre.
Authorized the County Manager to execute contracts on behalf of Wake County for the purchase of the above property.