Highlights of Commissioners' Meeting of October 3, 2005
Peggy M Reeves
Approved minutes of the Commissioners' meeting for September 19 and September 21, 2005.
Endorsed the proclamation recognizing October 2005 as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and declared the week of October 2 -8, 2005, as Pink Ribbon Week in Wake County.
Received an update on the Feed the Bin program, which provides a high-quality recycling program to the schools, along with a solid waste education unit, on a Countywide basis.
Received a presentation from Emmett Curl, Wake County Revenue Director, regarding Wake County’s vehicle valuation process.
Approved by consent all agenda items as follows:
Disposition of surplus property known as Homemakers Extension Club property in Panther Branch Township.
Tax Committee Recommendations for Value Adjustments, Late-Filed Applications, Collections Refunds and Tax Collections Report.
Acted on these items under the regular agenda:
Increased the FY-06 appropriation to the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) by an amount not to exceed $4,000,000 from the General Fund appropriated fund balance to accommodate student enrollment growth that is in addition to the student enrollment growth funded in the adopted FY 2006 budget. The actual appropriation will occur once Wake County receives WCPSS 20th-day student enrollment numbers certified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
Held a public hearing and designated the Cannady-Brogden Farm as an historic landmark. Historic landmark designation is an honor that applies to individual buildings, structures, sites, or objects that are significant in the history of Wake County. The Cannady-Brogden Farm is located off Old Weaver Trail in Sandy Plain, a small community in northwestern Wake County.
Held a public hearing and designated the Dr. Nathan Blalock House as an historic landmark. Historic landmark designation is an honor that applies to individual buildings, structures, sites or objects that are significant in the history of Wake County. The Dr. Nathan M. Blalock House sits on a one-acre parcel in the vicinity of Willow Springs in southeastern Wake County.
Adopted the Capital Planning Issues assumptions that will guide the Wake County Public School System’s (WCPSS) near-term and future building programs. The Issues document outlines the following priorities: 1) ensure the health and safety of children and staff; 2) ensure adequacy of facilities for effective learning; 3) reduce school overcrowding; and 4) complete phased renovations.
Approved an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Raleigh for property rights acquisition along the Neuse River Open Space Corridor, subject to terms and conditions acceptable to the County Attorney.
Approved the acquisition of open space property in the Little River and Swift Creek Open Space Corridors including: 1) the purchase of approximately 20 acres from the L.E. Mitchell family for $9,200 per acre and 2) the purchase of Lot 4, Brookwood Subdivision, from Jerry Gower Construction for $1,840 and the purchase of Lot 33 and 34 from RHC Construction for $9,720. The County Manager will execute contracts for the purchase of these properties.
Authorized the execution of an Interlocal Agreement between Wake County, Board of Education and Town of Zebulon for the development of community-use park facilities at Wakelon Elementary School. The County's contribution from the Community School element of the Capital Plan will not exceed $250,000. A Joint-use Agreement is being executed prior to issuance of a certificate of occupancy for the community park facilities. Both agreements are subject to terms and conditions acceptable to the County Attorney.
Discussed the options and process for finalizing the decision on a long-term solid waste disposal solution for Wake County, including building the South Wake Landfill, which has been recommended as the most cost-effective, long-term solution. by the Managers Committee, involving all Wake County municipal managers and the County Manager.
Made appointments to boards and commissions.
Approved an increase in the purchase price of 63.85 acres for the Little River Reservoir Project from Jimmy W. Perry and Sonny M. Perry, from $400,000 to an amount not to exceed $403,000.