Highlights of Commissioners' Meeting of December 4, 2006
Peggy M Reeves
Commissioners-elect Lindy Brown, Joe Bryan, Paul Coble and Tony Gurley took the oath of office for Wake County Commissioner.
Commissioner Tony Gurley was elected as Chair of the Wake County Board of Commissioners for a one-year term, ending in December 2007.
Commissioner Paul Coble was elected as Vice Chair of the Wake County Board of Commissioners for a one-year term, ending in December 2007.
Supervisors-elect Thomas Dean, Joy Elliott, John Phelps and Donnie Woodlief took the oath of office for the Wake Soil and Water Conservation District Board.
Approved minutes of the Commissioners' meetings for meetings of November 20 and 27, 2006.
Approved by consent all agenda items as follows:
Request from the Board of Education to reallocate Plan 2000 funds for Fuquay-Varina Middle School re-roofing.
Certification of the results of the referendum and declared that the Bond Order authorizing $970,000,000 General Obligation School Bonds is now in effect.
Three-year contract with Beck Disaster Recovery to provide disaster debris management, recovery and consulting services.
Acceptance of Work First Demonstration Grant Funding in the amount of $250,000.
Workforce Development funding in the amount of $1,027,614 to the Workforce Development Project Ordinance with the appropriate budget revisions to increase appropriations in the Workforce Development Special Revenue Fund.
Review of Public Official Bonds for the Finance Officer, Tax Collector, County Manager, Sheriff and the Register of Deeds.
Conveyance of a 30-foot wide easement to Progress Energy Carolinas, Inc. for the installation and maintenance of electrical facilities across County-owned open space property located on Bissette Road, in the Marks Creek watershed.
Conveyance of the following easements associated with the proposed realignment of Old Smithfield Road:
An approximately 21,000-square-foot waterline easement and an approximately 2,600-square-foot utility access easement to the Town of Apex, and
An approximately 2,500-square-foot utility easement and an approximately 7,248-square-foot utility access easement to Bell South.
Water Supply Agreement with, and a Deed of Easement for utility purposes from, Progress Energy Carolinas, for waterline installation at the Wake County Fire Training Center.
Approved Tax Committee recommendations for value adjustments, late-filed applications, collections refunds, and tax collections report.
Acted on these items under the regular agenda:
Adopted a 2007 regular meeting schedule for the Wake County Board of Commissioners. The meetings will be held on the first and third Mondays of the month (unless rescheduled due to holidays or other conflicts) beginning at 2 p.m. in the Board Room, Room 700,7th floor Wake County Courthouse. Public comments will be received at 3 p.m., with sign-up for public comment from 2:30 – 3 p.m.
Authorized the County Manager to negotiate and execute a Memorandum of Agreement and a multi-year service contract with Holly Hill Hospital to provide inpatient psychiatric treatment to Wake County residents
Considered the application of Red Rock Disposal, LLC, for amendment of its franchise to operate a C&D landfill, adopted the “first reading” of the request and called a public hearing for January 8, 2007.
Authorized the County Manager to amend the current 800-MHz radio system interlocal agreement with the City of Raleigh to provide for addition of the City’s Police Department to Wake County’s 800-MHz radio system. Authorized the County Manager to amend the current agreement(s) between Wake County and Motorola, Inc., to provide for addition of 800-MHz infrastructure to support City of Raleigh Police Department use of Wake County’s 800-MHz radio system. Appropriated $3,526,687 in the Community Improvement Program to fund the necessary infrastructure improvements, which will be reimbursed to the County by the City of Raleigh.
Received a report on the request from the Wake County Board of Education to establish CIP 2006 Plan of Record and to appropriate and reallocate CIP 2006 Funds. This item will be placed on the January 8, 2007, agenda.
Received information from the Board of Education on reallocating Plan 2000 Funds. This item will be placed on the January 8, 2007, agenda.
Received information from the Board of Education on land acquisition for an elementary school in Northeast Raleigh. This item will be placed on the January 8, 2007, agenda. At that meeting the Board of Commissioners will be asked to take the following actions:
Approve the request from the Board of Education to purchase 20.79 acres of land from Commercial Properties Realty Trust, LLC, in the amount of $2,494,800 for the purpose of constructing an elementary school (E-19 River Bend Elementary).
Authorize staff to finalize an Inter-Local Agreement for approval by the Wake Technical Community College, Wake County and Wake County Board of Education for the exchange of land and future joint use of school infrastructure.
Approved the purchase from the Reynolds family for approximately 10.5 acres of Open Space Property in Cedar Fork Creek Watershed at $10,000 per acre, based on a survey of actual acreage. Authorized the County Manager to execute contracts for the purchase of these properties subject to terms and conditions acceptable to the County Attorney.
Authorized the County Manager to execute a purchase agreement for the Wendell Falls Open Space Tract of 160.41 acres on Lake Myra/Marks Creek from Wendell Falls Development, LLC, for $3.186 million.
Approved a partnership with the City of Raleigh to acquire approximately 100 acres of Open Space on Swift Creek, as follows:
Approved the purchase with the City of Raleigh in joint tenancy of approximately 100 acres from Martha B. Liles at $5,100 per acre, with final acreage to be based upon a survey of the property.
Approved an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Raleigh containing the terms and conditions outlined below.
Authorized the County Manager, subject to final approval by Raleigh City Council, to execute an Interlocal Agreement with the City subject to terms and conditions acceptable to the County Attorney.
Authorized the County Manager to execute a contract for the purchase of the property from Martha B. Liles.
Declared the Ponderosa Wastewater Treatment System and associated 32.27-acre parcel as surplus County property and directed staff to dispose of the system and property by the advertisement for sealed bids procedure as prescribed by NC General Statute §160A-268.
Appointed Commissioner Tony Gurley to vote for Wake County at the January 11-12 North Carolina Association of County Commissioners 2007 Legislative Goals Conference.
Made appointments to various boards, commissions and committees.