Highlights of Commissioners' Meeting of November 6, 2006
Peggy M Reeves
Approved minutes of the October 16 and October 18, 2006, Commissioners’ meetings and the June 12, August 14, September 11 and October 9, 2006, Commissioners’ work sessions.
Corrected the minutes of the February 7, 2005, and February 21, 2005, Commissioners’ meetings.
Adopted a Statement of Support for the National Guard and Reserve Service.
Recognized Dr. Brent Myers for being named the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians’ 2006 EMS Medical Director of the Year.
Recognized the Wake County Public Affairs Office for winning two national Awards of Excellence from the City-County Communications and Marketing Association.
Received an update on Wake County’s federal legislative agenda by The Ferguson Group, LLC.
Approved by consent all agenda items as follows:
Workforce Development funding in the amount of $128,139 to the Workforce Development Project Ordinance with the appropriate budget revisions to increase appropriations in the Workforce Development Special Revenue Fund.
Receipt of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant funds in the amount of $4,800 and approved the appropriate budget revision.
Three-year agreement with Batteries of NC, LLC, to provide lead-acid battery recycling services to Wake County, at no cost to the County.
Renewal of Wake Coordinated Transportation Services’ RouteMatch Software contract for three years at $35,712 Per Year.
Amendment to the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau fiscal year 2006-2007 budget in the amount of $130,000.
Ambulance franchise for non-emergency convalescent care ambulance service to Garner EMS and Rescue Squad, Inc., Garner, North Carolina, subject to approval by the County Manager based on a finding of compliance by the Director of the Emergency Services Division of the Department of Public Safety with Chapter 2-7, Article III, Wake County Code of Ordinances and all applicable State statutes and regulations.
Department of Homeland Security Metropolitan Medical Response System program grant via the North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety in the amount of $232,200, with funds to be appropriated for expenditure in the FY 2007 and 2008 operating budget, and authorized the County Manager to sign the Memorandum of Agreement.
Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant funds totaling $1,000,000 for the proposed renovation and expansion of the Rural Economic Development Center at the Wake County Office Park; and authorizes the Chairman to execute all documents associated with the application and acceptance of the EDA Grant after review and approval by the County Attorney.
Conveyance of approximately 3,226 square feet of permanent road right-of-way and approximately 542 square feet of temporary construction easement to the Town of Wake Forest needed for proposed improvements to South Franklin Street.
Tax Committee recommendations for value adjustments, late-filed applications, collections refunds and tax collections report.
Acted on these items under the regular agenda:
Received a report on the request from Wake County Board of Education to reallocate Plan 2004 funds. This item will be placed on the November 20, 2006, agenda.
Accepted an additional funding allocation from the N.C. Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services in the amount of $2,063,233 and approved the creation of 12.75 FTE’s for Local Managing Entity functions.
Endorsed the Wake Coordinated Transportation Services Community Transportation Program and authorized the Commissioners’ Chair to sign the resolution to apply for 2007-2008 assistance, certifications and assurances, and affix the signatures of local officials, as required.
Approved Wake County’s biennial Work First Plan for 2007-2009.
Made appointments to various boards, commissions and committees.
Made various committee reports.
Authorized staff to proceed with the following acquisition to support the development of the Little River Reservoir Project:
by consent judgment, approximately 0.251 acres owned by Wilbur W. Ferrell at a purchase price of $3,000; and authorized the County Manager to execute contracts on behalf of Wake County for the purchase of the property.
Approved the schematic design for the Davie Street Parking Deck and Mixed-Use Development and authorized County staff to proceed with the acquisition of the lot at 215 West Davie Street from James R. Trotter by purchase or condemnation.