Highlights of Commissioners' Meeting of April 16, 2007
Peggy M Reeves
Approved minutes of the Commissioners’ meetings for April 2, 2007.
Received the 2006 Outstanding County Program Award from the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners for the Blue Ribbon Committee on the Future of Wake County. Wake County’s Blue Ribbon Committee is one of nine County programs to receive the 2006 Outstanding County Program Award.
Recognized students from Explor
s Middle School and their presentation of Wake 100, a portrait of the diverse culture of Wake County through 100 individuals.
Recognized two retiring employees serving a minimum of 25 years with Wake County Government: Kathy Rowell from Human Services, and Matilda McBurney from Community Services.
Proclaimed the week of April 22-28, 2007, as Wake County Government Employee Appreciation Week.
Recognized the Wake County Procurement Services Department for receiving the Sustained Professional Purchasing Award from the Carolina Association of Governmental Purchasing. This is the third year in a row that the Procurement Services Department has received this prestigious designation.
Received an update on the Feed the Bin school recycling program from Solid Waste Management staff. Currently, 139 of 150 public schools in the County participate in the program. All schools in the Wake County Public School System are slated to participate by the end of the fall semester 2007.
Approved by consent all agenda items as follows:
Conveyance of a 30-foot-wide utility easement for overhead facilities and a ten-foot-wide utility easement for underground facilities across property jointly owned by Wake County and the Board of Education to provide service to the new Banks Road Elementary School.
Acceptance of $73,520 for the Workforce Development Project Ordinance with the appropriate budget revisions to increase appropriations in the Workforce Development Special Revenue Fund.
Acceptance of $42,787 from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services for the Home and Community Care Block Grant for programs for aging populations.
Amendment of license agreement with Aqua North Carolina for placement of antennae and mounting structure on the Bay Leaf-Norwood elevated water tank for the 800 MHz emergency radio communications system.
Acted on these items under the regular agenda:
Held a public hearing and approved the removal of two small parcels of land in the Durham County portion of the Research Triangle Park (RTP) that are proposed for residential use and that are being requested for removal from the RTP, formally known as the Durham-Wake Counties Research and Production Service District.
Allocated Community Capital funding in the amount of $750,000 to Alliance Medical Ministry, as part of a $3.038 million capital campaign to purchase and renovate a new facility adjacent to the current property.
Approved a request from the Wake County Board of Education to reallocate Plan 2000 funds.
Approved a request from the Wake County Board of Education for land acquisition for a Middle School in Northwest Cary M-10.
Approved a request from the Wake County Board of Education for land acquisition for an East Regional Bus Parking Facility for the Wake County Public School System.
Approved a resolution relating to the proposed plan of financing fire trucks and related equipment in an amount up to $900,000 and called for a public hearing on May 7, 2007.
Approved an interlocal agreement with the Wake County Public School System for the use and support of management and maintenance of Wake County’s 800 MHz radio system, and agreed further to waive the per-radio maintenance fees for Wake County Public School System's ten 800 MHz radios.
Award of a construction contract for the entrance facilities at the South Wake Solid Waste Management Facility to Paul Howard Construction Company, Inc., of Greensboro, N.C., in the amount of $2,505,494.25.
Approved a request to proceed with Phase 2 (Detailed Site Evaluation) of the feasibility study for a new General Aviation Airport in eastern Wake County.
Approved a Wake County Project Development Financing Policy.
Made appointments to various boards, commissions and committees.