Highlights of Commissioners' Meeting of June 5, 2006
Peggy M Reeves
Commissioner Phil Jeffreys recognized Wake County as a recipient of “A Home for Every American Award” presented by the US Interagency Council on Homelessness for the Raleigh/Wake County Ten-Year Action Plan to End and Prevent Homelessness.
The Board received and sampled a shipment of Buffalo wings as payment on a friendly wager with the Erie County, NY, County Executive on the outcome of the National Hockey League playoff series between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Buffalo Sabres.
Approved by consent all agenda items as follows:
Three-year agreement with BellSouth Long Distance to provide long distance and dedicated circuit services, and authorized the County Manager to execute a contract on behalf of Wake County for these services.
Multi-year service agreement with Norment Security Group ($270,240 first year) for electronic security for detention units and with Southern Security Group ($237,000 first year) for electronic security for County administrative facilities, subject to the terms and conditions acceptable to the County Attorney.
Tax Committee recommendations for value adjustments, late-filed applications, collections refunds and tax collections report.
Acted on these items under the regular agenda:
Voted in favor of a new County landfill in southern Wake County to provide solid waste disposal to Wake County residents for 25 years. This includes a new long-term Interlocal Agreement (ILA) with municipalities, establishing June 30, 2006, as the deadline for municipalities to approve the ILA; and a landfill services contract with Waste Industries, Inc., for the construction and operation of the landfill.
Held a public hearing and adopted an ordinance approving a request to rezone from Highway District (HD) to Conditional Use-Heavy Commercial (CU-HC) district 26.81 acres located on the northeastern side of US Highway 70 approximately 0.6 miles northwest of its intersection with Guy Road.
Received a report from the NC Department of Transportation and endorsed the proposed Wake County 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 Secondary Roads Construction Program.
Jointly acquired with the Board of Education 53.06 acres of land in Fuquay-Varina at a price of $15,000 per acre, estimated to total $795,000, for an elementary school and other mutually agreeable public uses; authorized staff to draft an interlocal agreement for approval by the two Boards and the Town of Fuquay-Varina for master planning and the division of the property into multiple tracts; and approved the corresponding budget revision to appropriate Open Space bond funds.
Received information from the Board of Education to reallocate Plan 2004 funds. This item will be placed on the June 19, 2006, agenda.
Held a public hearing on the recommended fiscal year 2006-07 budget to receive comments from citizens and other interested parties. The hearing was recessed until 7 p.m. at the Wake County Commons Building.
Made appointments to the Citizens’ Facilities Advisory Committee and approved the Committee’s purpose and organization. The Committee’s purpose is to evaluate the design criteria and construction management practices of the Wake County Public School System.
Made appointments to various boards, commissions and committees.
Made various committee reports.