Highlights of Commissioners' Meeting of June 7, 2004
Peggy M Reeves
Approved minutes of the May 17, 2004, meeting.
Adopted a resolution honoring the memory of Larry B. Zieverink, Sr. and directed staff to develop criteria for the establishment of a volunteer of the year award in his honor. Mr. Larry Zieverink has been a dedicated advocate in the Wake County community for many years. Mr. Zieverink served as a County Commissioner, member of the health and mental health Boards, played a vital role in helping to establish the Alcohol Treatment Center and served as a member of the Wake County Human Services Board.
Received a status report on the Ending Homelessness Plan from co-chair of the steering committee Craig Chancellor, Executive Director of Triangle United Way.
Received an update on the Senior Center activities at Whitaker Mill.
Approved by consent all agenda items as follows:
The Register of Deeds records retention and disposition schedule.
Dedication of a sanitary sewer easement (containing 0.139 acres) to the City of Raleigh on the site of the Phase IB Hammond Road Detention Center.
Considered the request from Johnston Ambulance Service for renewal of its convalescent transport ambulance franchise. This item will appear on the June 21, 2004, agenda for final approval. Johnston Ambulance Service provides convalescent ambulance transportation services through contracts with health care agencies, nursing homes and correctional institutions.
Considered the request from Tri-Star Medical Transport Inc., for renewal of its convalescent transport ambulance franchise. This item will appear on the June 21, 2004 agenda for final approval. Tri-Star Medical Transport Inc., provides convalescent ambulance transportation services through contracts with health care agencies, nursing homes and correctional institutions.
An equipment lease that replaces the central print equipment for the General Services Administration Reprographics Business Unit.
Tax Committee recommendations for value adjustments, late-filed applications, collections refunds and tax collections report.
Acted on these items under the regular agenda:
Approved workforce development funding in the amount of $1,151,087.00 to the Workforce Development Project Ordinance with the appropriate budget revisions to increase appropriations in the Workforce Development Special Revenue Fund.
Held a public hearing
on the recommended fiscal year 2004-05 budget to receive comments from citizens and other interested parties. The hearing was recessed until 7:00 p.m. at the Wake County Commons Building.
Received an update on Wake County Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/ Substance Abuse Services reform efforts. Wake County endorsed a Mental Health Reform business plan in April 2003. The North Carolina Division of Mental Health approved the plan soon after. Wake County Human Services has submitted quarterly reports to the Division on its efforts and accomplishments to date.
Approved the proposed Wake County 2004-05 Secondary Roads Program. The North Carolina Department of Transportation annually presents to the Board of Commissioners the proposed Secondary Roads Program for the upcoming fiscal year. Brandon Jones, District Engineer for the North Carolina Department of Transportation, presented the proposed 2004-05 Secondary Roads Program for Wake County.
Approved the 2004 Housing and Community Revitalization Action Plan and authorized the Chairman to sign documents necessary to implement the plan. The 2004 Action Plan identifies activities planned from July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2005, to address housing and community development needs in Wake County using Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investments Partnership (HOME) grant, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) grant, Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) and County Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) funds.
Authorized the County Manager to execute the attached agreement with the City of Raleigh to implement a UPASS Commuters Transportation Program.
The program is designed to increase CAT riders by allowing the members of participating entities to ride fare-free. The participating entity is charged a fee well below the current fare level to encourage participation
Currently, North Carolina State University, Shaw University, St. Augustine College, the City of Raleigh and the State of North Carolina participate in the UPASS program.
UPASS agreements allow employees and students of these agencies to ride CAT buses for free by simply showing the bus driver their ID badge.
Awarded construction contract to Thalle Construction Company, Inc. of Hillsborough, NC, in the amount of $2,209,599.00 for Feltonsville Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill Closure Project. The Feltonsville Landfill operates under a permit issued by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NC DENR). This landfill is designated as a Construction and Demolition (C&D) Debris Landfill. The landfill has now reached its permitted capacity and no longer receives waste.
Approved a Memorandum of Agreement between Wake County and the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The agreement provides Wake County with medical assessments and any treatment necessary, including surgeries, from trained students under the supervision of their teaching professor. The agreement also allows medical students to serve their medical and surgical rotations where they can get practical hands-on experience with injuries and diseases not usually found in family pets in a veterinary practice. Another goal is their experience with pet overpopulation may cause them to promote spay/neuter in their practices.