Highlights of Commissioners' Meeting of June 19, 2006
Peggy M Reeves
Approved minutes of the June 5, 2006, Commissioners’ meeting and work sessions of June 2, 2006, and June 12, 2006.
Received a 2005 Outstanding County Program Award from the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners for the “FEED THE BIN” school recycling program.
Recognized three retiring employees serving a minimum of 25 years with Wake County Government: Mildred McCabe, Nadine Reed and Cindy Atkins, all from the Human Services Department.
Recognized five employees for outstanding customer service: James Bailey of General Services Administration, Vince Kauth and Patrick O’Boyle of the Public Safety Department, and Isabela LaLinde and Dr. James Smith of the Human Services Department were honored for winning the quarterly Caring, Serving and Respecting Customers awards.
Recognized Nancy Clemmons, manager of the Wake County Animal Care, Control and Adoption Center, for being named the Outstanding Animal Control Employee of the Year by the National Animal Control Association.
Approved by consent all agenda items as follows:
Budget revisions to account for additional expenditures with associated revenues, unanticipated expenditures and increasing transfers to other funds related specifically to General Services Administration, Sheriff’s Office, the Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness and the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities.
Request from the Board of Education to reallocate Plan 2004 funds.
Workforce Development funding in the amount of $531,308 to the Workforce Development Project Ordinance, with the appropriate budget revisions to increase appropriations in the Workforce Development Special Revenue Fund.
Construction contract to Ruston Paving Company, Inc., of Durham, in the amount of $1,299,000 for asphalt/concrete repairs to 16 Fire/Rescue stations.
Authorized the County Manager to execute a multiyear elevator service agreement with ThyssenKrupp Elevator, consistent with bid summary, and subject to terms and conditions acceptable to the County Attorney.
Acted on these items under the regular agenda:
Adopted the FY 2007 budget ordinances to implement the fiscal year 2007 operating and capital budgets as amended on June 12, 2006. The totals of each fund are:
Debt Service Fund
Revaluation Reserve Fund
Risk Management Fund
Solid Waste Management Fund
Fire Tax District Fund
Major Facilities Fund
Affordable Housing Fund
Capital Area Workforce Development
Capital Improvement Fund
Approved plans submitted by Wake County Human Services, Meals on Wheels and Resources for Seniors for the allocation of Home and Community Care Block Grant (HCCBG) for Older Adults funding, federal monies made available to the local community from the Division on Aging (Triangle J Council of Governments).
Approved an operating budget for the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau for fiscal year 2007 in the amount of $3,526,700.
Held a public hearing and:
Approved funds in an amount not to exceed $200,000 for Credit Suisse (USA), Inc., to construct on-site water and sewer lines to serve additional facilities at its Global Business Center in Research Triangle Park.
Approved an amendment to the previously executed grant agreement with Credit Suisse First Boston (USA) [predecessor to Credit Suisse (USA)] to reflect the value of additional facilities to be constructed at its Global Business Center in Research Triangle Park.
Authorized the Chairman to execute an infrastructure financing agreement and grant agreement amendment, after review and approval by the County Attorney.
Passed resolutions stating the need for school bonds and stating the County’s intent to file an application with the Local Government Commission for approval of $970 million of general obligation school bonds, and authorized publication of Notice of Intent. If voters approve the bonds, there will be a tax increase of 2.7 cents for debt service and 2.0 cents for the costs to open new schools, for a total tax increase of 4.7 cents.
Approved and authorized the sale of approximately 7.8 acres by the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority, pursuant to public notification via multimedia and signage, and authorized the Chairman to execute a deed on behalf of Wake County for the sale of the 7.8 acres.
Approved budget revision in the amount of $1,300,000 from fund balance in the Capital Fund to the Little River Land Acquisition capital project for additional land acquisition and related costs.
Received a presentation and offered input into the proposed implementation plan for the new Wake County Justice Center planned for downtown Raleigh.
Approved a memorandum of understanding with the Concord-Empire Development Group for a public/private partnership for a parking deck/mixed-use development on County-owned property in downtown Raleigh.
Awarded a construction contract for mechanical system improvements for the Hammond Road Detention Annex.
Authorized the County Manager to execute an interlocal agreement between Wake County and the City of Raleigh for continuing delivery of hazardous materials response services.
Adopted the resolution accepting and endorsing the Wake County Ten-Year Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan Update for 2006-2016.
Authorized the County Manager to sign a multiyear contract with Towers Perrin for health care and benefits consulting services in the amount of $260,000 for Fiscal Years 2006-2009, subject to approval by the County Attorney.
Made various committee reports.
Authorized staff to proceed with the following acquisitions to support the development of the Little River Reservoir Project:
Approximately 1.80 acres and a 1,590-square-foot house owned by the Elsie Mitchell Heirs at a purchase price of $134,000.
Approximately 13.455 acres from Raymond P. Perry and Cheryl Perry Smith. As compensation, the County will exchange to the Sellers approximately 11.846 acres of County-owned surplus property and an approximate 0.21- acre access easement across County property, and payment in the amount of $50,000 to facilitate an equitable exchange. The exchange of County property shall be in accordance with NCGS §160A-271.
Approved an agricultural lease for $1.00 per year for a period of no less than five years with Raymond P. Perry and Cheryl Perry Smith as a part of the consideration for the purchase of 13.455 acres.