Highlights of Commissioners' Meeting of October 17, 2005
Peggy M Reeves
Approved minutes of the Commissioners' meeting for October 3 and October 10, 2005.
Recognized retiring employees serving a minimum of 25 years with Wake County Government: Edward “Gene” English, Human Services; Caroline Armstrong, Human Services; and Kelvin Smith, Sheriff’s Office.
Adopted the proclamation declaring October 23-31, 2005, as Red Ribbon Week in Wake County and recognized youth participants.
Accepted the presentation of the newly redesigned Wake County Web site, WakeGOV.com
Received an update from the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority.
Approved by consent all agenda items as follows:
The receipt of two library grants totaling $2,250 from Wal-Mart and the Friends of the Library. Grants will support outreach to Wake County teens and Hispanic residents in the community. The Board also approved the appropriate budget revisions.
The Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) grant award of $227,592 and authorized the Wake County Manager to execute the assistance award/amendment forms. MMRS grants fund improvements in local governments’ ability to respond to a weapons-of-mass-destruction event, as well as any event involving common hazardous materials or a naturally occurring outbreak (e.g., pandemic influenza).
A contract with Certified Landfill Management Services (CLM) for post-closure care and maintenance of the closed areas of the North Wake Landfill and the Feltonsville Landfill in Wake County.
Acted on these items under the regular agenda:
Awarded a contract to Pearson Appraisal Services to provide staff for appraisal services in conjunction with the 2008 Property Revaluation Project.
Approved an amendment to the Business Investment Policy to recognize existing businesses’ capital and employment investment in Wake County.
Established a public hearing for November 7, 2005, for a Business Investment Grant to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
Received a report on the request from Wake County Board of Education to appropriate and reallocate Plan 2004 funds. This item will be placed on the November 7, 2005, board agenda for approval.
Received an update on fire apparatus purchases and approved the transfer of up to $5,164,000 from the Debt Service Fund to the Fire Tax Capital Improvement Plan for those purchases.
Approved the Wake County implementation strategy for the Joint Local Government Task Force on Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) at Lake Crabtree and Crabtree Creek.
Approved utilization and funding agreement negotiation and execution (subject to the approval of the County Attorney) with the Town of Knightdale for accommodation of a Wake EMS ambulance station in the Knightdale Public Safety Building.
Accepted the following Homeland Security Grants and appropriate budget revisions:
$690,000 FY 2005 State Homeland Security Interoperable Communications Grant.
$41,802 FY 2005 State Homeland Security National Incident Management System (NIMS) Grant.
$469,689 FY 2005 State Homeland Security Urban Search and Rescue Grant (swift-water rescue).
$250,000 FY 2005 State Homeland Security Grant for the Bayleaf Fire Department.
Approved the proposed lease extension with Rock Quarry Road Associates for the South Branch Library. Authorized the County Manager to execute the lease extension on behalf of Wake County; terms and conditions of lease are subject to approval of the County Attorney.
Made committee reports, including scheduling a public meeting by the Board of Commissioners’ Growth, Land Use and Environment Committee meeting on Town of Holly Springs extraterritorial jurisdiction expansion request on Thursday, October 20, 2005, at 7 p.m., at the Holly Springs Town Hall.