Highlights of Commissioners' Meeting of September 19, 2005
Peggy M Reeves
Approved minutes of the Commissioners' meeting for August 15, 2005; September 1, 2005; and September 12, 2005.
Endorsed the proclamation recognizing September 2005 as Healthy Wake County Month.
Received a Lake Crabtree PCB Cleanup Task Force update from task force member Thomas McCormick.
Received a program analysis and feasibility study for the proposed African American Cultural Consortium from the Freelon Group.
Approved by consent all agenda items as follows:
Workforce Development funding in the amount of $40,250 to the Workforce Development Project Ordinance with the appropriate budget revisions to increase appropriations in the Workforce Development Special Revenue Fund.
Receipt of federal Environmental Protection Agency grant funds from the National Association of Counties in the amount of $9,500 and approved the appropriate budget revision.
The conveyance of an easement to Progress Energy Carolinas, Inc., for the installation and maintenance of electrical service facilities for the West Regional Library.
The conveyance of a permanent greenway easement and a temporary construction easement across County-owned property at Site 23, Crabtree Creek Watershed Project, to the Town of Cary.
A $1,000 contribution to the North Carolina County Commissioners Association Scholarship Fund in Honor of Ron Aycock.
Multi-Year lease of office space for the Wake County Revenue Revaluation Office. The space required by the Revenue Revaluation Office includes 30 workspaces, a large conference/meeting room to hold 30 and necessary support areas. RDC Property Management proposes to use 9,578 square feet at 414 Fayetteville Street Mall at a rental rate of $10.75 per square foot with 3% annual increases with three months free rent at the beginning of the term.
The authority for the Deputy Finance Director to sign financial documents if the Finance Director is unavailable.
Declared outdated defibrillators as surplus property and authorized their disposal as a trade-in credit toward the purchase of new units.
Acted on these items under the regular agenda:
Received an update on the Wake/Raleigh Hurricane Katrina Disaster Victims Center from Wake County staff. Also approved a proclamation honoring employees’ work at the Center, and budget revisions to the FY06 General Fund’s and Risk Management Funds’ budgets to pay for the Center’s operations pending federal reimbursement.
Authorized the County Manager to execute the County's standard Open Space Grant Agreement with the Town of Wake Forest for Wake County to provide up to $1,116,243.75 for the acquisition of the 80.45 acres.
Held a public hearing and approved an Ordinance Amendment, OA 05/04, amending the Wake County Subdivision and Zoning Ordinances to revise the existing landscaping and buffer yards regulations for inclusion in the Wake County Unified Development Ordinance (UDO).
Held a public hearing and approved Ordinance Amendment, OA 04/15, amending the Wake County Unified Development Ordinance to address water and sewer extensions from adjacent counties, water and/or sewer districts, or water and/or sewer authorities.
Held a public hearing and adopted a resolution to rename “US 64 HWY E” as “Knightdale Boulevard” within the Wake County extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ).
Held a public hearing and approved a request for grave disinterment, removal and re-interment for a cemetery located off Keith Road in the Hansentree Subdivision.
Held a public hearing and approved a request for grave disinterment, removal and re-interment for a cemetery located off Old McKenzie Drive in the McKenzie Subdivision.
Held a public hearing on a resolution proposing to grant Holly Springs an extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) extension of 2,553 acres to the south and west of its planning jurisdiction, and referred the matter to the Commissioners’ Growth, Land Use and Environment Committee for further study. The County Planning Board and staff had recommended approval of the extension.
Held a public hearing and approved the adoption of a bond order authorizing $41,000,000 of General Obligation School Bonds under state Two-thirds Authorization statutes. The bonds are part of the County’s strategy to fund Wake County Public School System modular classrooms.
Approved a resolution providing for the issuance of $41,000,000 General Obligation School Bonds, Series 2005.
Approved a resolution authorizing the establishment and issuance of commercial paper bond anticipation notes not exceeding $309,000,000 through existing General Obligation Bonds authorization, and the execution of documents necessary to complete the transaction.
Accepted the Veterans Service Office review and recommendations report and established two FTEs for the Veterans Service Office to be funded within existing fiscal year 2006 resources.
Approved an amendment to the Interlocal Agreement between the Town of Holly Springs and Wake County for the Holly Springs Library and Cultural Center. Awarded a construction contract for Holly Springs Branch Library and Cultural Center to the RESOLUTE Building Company, Chapel Hill, NC, for a total amount of $5,335,516.
Received the Five-Year Community Transportation Plan for the Wake Coordinated Transportation Service.
Approved the state’s request to relocate a Public Health Regional Surveillance Team to Wake County Human Services; established 3.0 FTE positions and accepted the staff currently in those positions; and accepted $363,899 in recurring state funds and approved the appropriate budget revision.
Accepted an additional $18,000 in state funding for HIV testing, established an additional 0.5 FTE, and approved the appropriate budget revision.
Accepted funding from the John Rex Endowment and approved the appropriate budget revision. The endowment to the Dental Health Program of Wake County Human Services (WCHS) will maintain services for Wake County families,
assessing dental needs, providing preventive and educational opportunities, and assuring access to quality dental care over the next three years.
Accepted Medicaid funding for the Perinatal Substance Abuse Program’s “Baby First” advocacy intervention.
Approved the request from the Board of Education for a reallocation funds saved from Plan 2000 projects.
Approved the establishment of a Blue Ribbon Committee on Infrastructure Investment for Wake County. The committee’s charge, composition and budget will be presented at an October board meeting.
Made appointments to various boards, commissions and committees.
Authorized staff to proceed with the acquisition of the following property for the development of the Northeast Regional Library: 9.24 acres identified as Tract 86, Wakefield Commercial Development, Wakefield Park Subdivision, from Wakefield Commercial, LLC, at a purchase price of $1,650,000; and authorized the County Manager to execute a contract for the property subject to terms and conditions acceptable to the County Attorney.