Highlights of Commissioners' Meeting of November 20, 2006
Peggy M Reeves
Approved minutes of the November 6 and November 13, 2006, Commissioners’ meetings.
Recognized a retiring employee serving a minimum of 25 years with Wake County Government: Thomas Coleman of the Sheriff’s Office.
Recognized Rick Rowe, Environmental Services Director, for winning the North Carolina Public Health Association’s J.M. Jarrett Award.
Recognized the Environmental Services Groundwater Section for winning the North Carolina Public Health Association’s Norton Group Award.
Received a presentation from the Centennial Authority about long-term funding plans for the RBC Center.
Received the State of the County Address from Commissioners’ Chair Tony Gurley.
Approved by consent all agenda items as follows:
Request from the Wake County Board of Education to reallocate Plan 2004 funds.
Three-year agreement with Time Warner Cable to replace and upgrade the County’s existing frame relay wide area network infrastructure for $261,720 per year.
Workforce Development funding in the amount of $316,700 to the Workforce Development Project Ordinance, with the appropriate budget revisions to increase appropriations in the Workforce Development Special Revenue Fund.
Award of contract for the Courthouse fourth-floor demolition and asbestos
abatement in the amount of $544,748 to the firm Demolition and Asbestos Removal, Inc., of Raleigh.
Award of construction contract to Progressive Contracting Company, Inc., of Sanford, NC, in the amount of $1,234,000 for Phase 2 facility condition assessment improvements for the Wake County Public Safety Center.
Issuance of an ambulance franchise for non-emergency convalescent care ambulance service to Garner EMS and Rescue Squad, Inc.
Acted on these items under the regular agenda:
Held a public hearing and adopted an ordinance amending the Wake County East Raleigh/Knightdale Area Land Use Plan to: 1) Revise the Land Use Plan text to add Raleigh’s definitions of “Special Area” and “Employment Area”. 2) Revise the East Raleigh-Knightdale Area Land Use Plan Map to change the current residential designation of less than 1.5 units per acre to reclassify the area as a “Special Area” and “Employment Area” to land including and adjacent to Raleigh’s Waste Water Treatment Facility east of Auburn-Knightdale Road and southwest of the Neuse River.
Held a public hearing and adopted an ordinance amending the General Classifications Map of the Wake County Land Use Plan to: Expand Holly Springs Short-Range USA boundary by reclassifying a portion of its Long-Range USA as Short-Range lying southwest of Town adjacent to its ETJ, outside of the 5-mile buffer of the Shearon Harris Power Plant.
Held a public hearing and adopted an ordinance to rezone from Residential-40 (R-40) to Conditional Use-Office and Institutional (CU-O&I) 24.42 acres on the eastern side of NC Highway 97 between Wendell Boulevard and Old Cabin Drive.
Held a public hearing and approved economic incentives in an amount not-to-exceed $1,200,000 for FMR CORP. (Fidelity), a Delaware corporation, to construct on-site water and sewer lines to serve facilities to be constructed in Research Triangle Park.
Received information from the Board of Education to reallocate Plan 2000 funds. This item will be placed on the December 4, 2006, agenda.
Received an update on County efforts to develop local inpatient psychiatric beds at Holly Hill Hospital and the continuum of care for mental health services.
Made various committee reports.