Highlights of Commissioners' Meeting of November 15, 2004
Peggy M Reeves
Approved minutes of the Commissioners' meetings for November 1, 2004.
Received a State of the County address from Chairman Kenn Gardner.
Recognized three employees for outstanding customer service: Lisa Clary, Jennifer Dupree and Ida Watson, from Wake County Human Services Department, for winning the quarterly Caring, Serving and Respecting Customers awards.
Recognized Tony Bosco for his service to Wake County as a community volunteer.
Recognized the student athletes on the football team at Shaw University, who won the 2004 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Football Championship.
Recognized winners of the Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards from Wake County: D
ebora Ellison, Javier Garcia, Frances Goddard, Helping Paws of North Carolina, Inc., and Wilma Miller.
Approved by consent all agenda items as follows:
An amendment request from the Town of Fuquay-Varina to change their site master plan at Honeycutt Road Park from a lighted baseball field to a lighted soccer field based on the changes in the town’s recreational needs.
Workforce Development funding in the amount of $2,782,526 to the Workforce Development Project Ordinance with the appropriate budget revisions to increase appropriations in the Workforce Development Special Revenue Fund to assist with strengthening the local youth service delivery infrastructure, dislocated worker programs and performance incentive funds.
An Interlocal Agreement between Wake County and the City of Raleigh to support the activities of the regional transportation planning organization.
Acted on these items under the regular agenda:
Approved a request from the Explor
s Board of Directors to provide the remainder of the County budgeted appropriation in the amount of $543,750.
Received a presentation from John Grace, on behalf of the Watershed Protection Council, on impervious surface limits for residential uses in watershed districts.
Held a public hearing and approved funds in an amount not to exceed $600,000 for Credit Suisse First Boston to construct on-site water and sewer lines to serve the new Global Business Center in Research Triangle Park.
Approved contracts awarding Wake County grant incentives to Credit Suisse First Boston amounting to a total of an estimated $2.25 million, or 2.25% of the assessed value of real estate improvements and personal property added to the County’s tax base as a result of the new project. The payments would be made over a period of up to eight years, and in no event would an annual incentive payment exceed the amount of property taxes paid by the company in that year.
Held a public hearing and approved the request for the disinterment, removal and re-interment of approximately 20 non-maintained graves. The graves are located within the Keith Road cemetery located on a 721-acre parcel, which is east of Stony Hill Road and north of NC 98.
Held a public hearing and denied a petition, ZP-844-04, a proposal to rezone 3.0 acres of a 3.6-acre parcel from residential-40 watershed (Falls Lake) (R-40W) and special highway overlay district (SHOD) to conditional use-highway district (CU-HD) and special highway overlay district (SHOD). The site is located on the southeastern side of the intersection of Creedmoor Road and I-540 on the northern side of Baileywick Road, and adjacent to the on-ramp for eastbound I-540. The proposed zoning was to allow for retail sales of State-controlled alcoholic beverages and related products.
Approved a request from the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau to commit up to $250,000 annually to the CIAA for the tournament years 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Approved the request from Wake County Board of Education to reallocate Plan 2000 Funds. The request will allow reallocation of $356,250 of available funds from two projects (Bugg Elementary and East Millbrook Middle School) to provide funding for the mobile/modular solution planned by the school system.
Delayed requests from the Board of Education to purchase land for an elementary school in the Town of Wendell and an elementary school site in the Town of Rolesville until consideration at a joint Board of Commissioners and Board of Education meeting Wednesday, November 17.
Approved a quarterly request from the Board of Education to appropriate Plan 2004 Funds. The funding request total is $140,578,870 and includes $137,125,214 for construction and $3,453,656 of system-wide improvements.
Received a report on the request from Wake County Board of Education to reallocate Plan 2000 Funds. Several Plan 2000 projects are nearing completion, and the customary process is to wait until the projects are ready to be closed and then reallocate the savings to other projects. Due to the urgency that the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) staff has to have mobile and modular units in place for Fall 2005, the staff estimated the amounts available to be transferred from several projects before it is time for them to be closed. If there are no questions, this item will be placed on the Board’s December 6 agenda for final consideration.
Authorized staff to proceed with the acquisition of the following properties for the development of the North Regional Library:
3.70 acres and an 18,512-square-foot building located at 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh, NC, owned by Nova Holdings LLC at a purchase price of $2,700,000. As a part of the consideration for the purchase of the property, the County shall lease the property back to Seller at no cost. The term of the lease shall expire on September 30, 2005.
1.2 acres located on Harps Mill Road, Raleigh, NC, owned by E. Boyd Associates, Inc., at a purchase price of $365,000.
Authorized the County Manager to execute contracts on behalf of Wake County for the purchase of the above properties.
Approved the appropriation of $2.1 million for the North Regional Library in FY2005 to be financed with previously authorized library bond proceeds.
Made appointments to various boards, commissions and committees.