Minutes of 11/06/02 Planning Board Meeting [adopted]
Becky E Smith
Wake County Planning Board
Wednesday, November 6, 2002
3:30 p.m., Room 700
Wake County Courthouse
316 Fayetteville Street Mall
Raleigh, North Carolina
Members Present (6):
Mr. Mason Williams (Vice-Chair), Ms. Denese Lavender, Mr. Stan Norwalk, Mr. Bill Miller, Ms. Robin Hammond, Ms. Beth Trahos
Members Not Present (4):
Mr. Terry Yeargan (Chair), Mr. Ed Ashworth, Dr. Dwight Pearson, Ms. Kimberly Siran
Staff Present (5):
Ms. Melanie Wilson (Planning Director), Ms. Lynn Patrie (Planner), Mr. Larry Morgan (Planner), Mr. Adam Bledsoe (Planner), Ms. Becky Smith (Clerk to the Board)
At 3:30 pm there was not a quorum. Vice-Chairman Williams announced to individuals in the audience that since there were only five (5) members present at this time, the meeting could not be convened to hear items on the agenda requiring action by the Board. He stated that the two informational items, Items 5a and 5b, would be heard and if a sixth (6th) member of the Board joined the meeting, it would be convened. Vice-Chairman Williams, by unanimous consent, began the meeting with the informational items.
Presentation of Wake County Public Libraries Plan:
Mr. Thomas L. Moore, Director
Mr. Moore presented a summary report including service, capital and fundraising recommendations. He stated that currently there are 17 branches and 2 bookmobiles, annual circulation of 6,147,500 books, over 3,000 youth programs per year, over 1,000 adult programs per year, 600 computer terminals available for public use, and 9,800 users of electronic resources per week. Mr. Moore stated that with the projected population increase, capital and fundraising recommendations are: (1) build 8 new buildings, (2) replace 4 existing libraries, and (3) raise money from the private sector to enhance public funds. He stated that the combined costs for all projects, 2003-2010, is $53 million. Mr. Moore stated that this plan's changes from previous library plans are: (1) service based plan, (2) plan reflects rapid population growth within the County, (3) addresses increasing population density, (4) collection size has been increased to serve a large, more concentrated and more diverse population, (5) technology has shifted from being a librarian's tool to playing a community role in bridging the technology gap, (6) community views the "Library as Place" with space for public meetings and library sponsored programs, and (7) private fundraising included. Mr. Moore stated that service to children will remain the top priority of the library system which will help to make Wake County a literate county by working with children and making books and reading a fundamental part of their lives.
Presentation of Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan:
Mr. Robert Hinson, Project Manager
Mr. Hinson stated that the service providers of the plan include federal, state, local and municipal governments, as well as nonprofit service providers. He presented a brief overview of the methodology for development of the plan. He stated that public recreation facilities throughout the county were inventoried and the inventory included nonprofit and church facilities. The county was broken down by township. Recommended standards were developed to determine how many parks and recreation facilities were needed. Mr. Hinson stated that the role of Wake County is to provide a County Park system, in cooperation with local, state, federal and corporate business agencies, consisting of large (100+ acres), open parks, natural in character, with trails, shelters, environmental education opportunities and facilities that complement the resources available; provide resources than encourage local municipalities and nonprofit recreation program providers to develop parks and recreation facilities as well as other governmental service facilities through the Wake County Public School System capital development program; provide resources through a Grant-in-Aid Program and the Recreation Land Dedication Ordinance that leverage County dollars to provide park sites and recreation facilities consistent with the needs of the local communities; provide leadership across the County in long-range planning to include the provision of parks and recreation facilities in conjunction with the development of Open Space, Watershed Management, Growth Management and Transportation Plans; provide resources to foster the cooperation of municipal, nonprofit and business interests toward the development of athletic complexes to meet recreational demands and to promote the travel and tourism industry of Wake County; and provide leadership in developing partnerships with municipal, state, federal and nonprofit agencies toward the delivery of parks and recreation facilities and services. He stated that the policy recommendations are: (1) cooperation with development community; (2) cooperation with county departments; (3) cooperation with school system; (4) cooperation with municipalities; (5) cooperation with municipal and nonprofit athletic agencies regarding athletic complexes; (6) cooperation with private business; (7) cooperation with federal and state agencies; (8) continuation of capital improvement program; (9) use proceeds from the Recreation Land Dedication Ordinance for land acquisition with the development in cooperation with municipalities; (10) collaboratively create school/parks at the next 20 new schools to include fields and gyms in cooperation with municipalities; (11) in partnership with public, nonprofit and private interests, collaboratively work toward development of four regional athletic complexes to meet recreational needs and promote the travel and tourism industry of Wake County; and (12) anticipate future growth in the planning of public facilities. Mr. Hinson stated that funding for the plan is estimated at between $55-$58 million.
(Ms. Trahos joined the meeting during the presentation of Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan presentation.)
1. Call to Order:
Vice-Chairman Williams reconvened the meeting with 6 members present.
2. Petitions and Amendments:
Vice-Chairman Williams asked if there were any petitions or amendments.
Mr. Don Mizzell, representative of the applicant for ZP-826-01, New Hill-Holleman Road and Avent Ferry Road rezoning, requested that this item be tabled by the Board until next month's meeting.
Mr. Miller made a motion that based on the request of the applicant that item ZP-826-01 be tabled by the Board until its first meeting in December. Seconded by Mr. Norwalk, the motion carried by a vote of 6-0.
3. Consent Agenda:
Vice-Chairman Williams asked Board members if there was any objection to the consent agenda. Hearing no objection, Vice-Chairman Williams, by unanimous consent, declared the following preliminary subdivision plans approved as submitted.
a. [S-25-02] Preliminary Subdivision Plan for Falls Lake Venture:
Proposed preliminary plan to subdivide 119.06 acres into a lot-by-lot development containing 14 lots. The proposed project is located in the Falls Lake water supply watershed on the north side of Old Creedmoor Road and the west side of Creedmoor Road, northwest of the intersection of these two roads and is zoned R-80W. PIN 0891.01-09-8942 and nine (9) other PIN. Preliminary Subdivision Plan [S-25-02] titled "Falls Lake Venture" and map dated 9-25-2002 is approved as submitted subject to the following conditions:
1. Impervious surface requirements shall be met;
2. An additional five feet (5') will be dedicated along Creedmoor Road to meet the Thoroughfare Plan;
3. Lots 1, 10, 14 and active recreation area will have no direct access to Old Creedmoor or Creedmoor Roads (differs from note on plan);
4. Fifty foot (50') easement to be deeded to the Willis Carter Heirs, their successors or assigns prior to or at record plat approval will be worded to allow the easement to be constructed as either a public or private road and include ten foot (10') temporary construction easements on each side of the fifty foot (50') easement; and
5. All lots are to be served by individual wells and it shall be noted on any future maps (note on plan inconsistent with application and other communication with designer).
b. [S-40-02] Preliminary Subdivision Plan for Wiggins Property:
Proposed preliminary plan to subdivide part of a 24.56 acre tract into a lot-by-lot development containing 13 lots. The remaining area on the eastern portion of the property is an existing mobile home park, will be reserved by the owner and is to remain as mobile home space rental. This eastern piece of the property has a Special Highway Corridor on it as indicated by the Wake County Land Use Classifications Map but the proposed subdivision on the western land is not involved with a planned highway. The proposed project is located on the south side of White Oak Road at the intersection of Raynor Road in the Town of Garner's Long Range Urban Services Area, and is R-30. PIN 1639.01-35-9843. Preliminary Subdivision Plan [S-40-02] titled "Wiggins Property" and map dated 07/15/02 is approved as submitted subject to the following conditions:
1. Impervious surface requirements shall be met;
2. A recombination map will be approved and recorded to provide legal access as shown to property prior to construction plan submission; and
3. Lot five (5) is approved as a flag lot to provide sufficient area for septic system as per soils report from Hal Owen, Licensed Soil Scientist.
Approval of Minutes:
Vice-Chairman Williams asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the
. Mr. Miller stated that he found inconsistencies and error in the minutes and requested that the Board postpone the vote until its next meeting. By unanimous consent, approval of the minutes of the 09/18/02 meeting was postponed until the Board's next meeting.
Vice-Chairman Williams asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the 10/02/02 meeting
. There was none. Ms. Trahos made a motion to approve the minutes as submitted. Seconded by Mr. Norwalk, the motion carried by a vote of 6-0.
: Mr. Ed Ashworth, Chair (not present)
Code and Operations
: Ms. Kimberly Siran, Chair (not present)
: Chair Mason Williams had nothing to report at this time.
: Chair Stan Norwalk stated that there was a lot going on with regards to transportation. The Transportation Plan is currently being revised. He stated that he has had discussion with the consultant and the Planning Director about the plan and the lack of the connector road plan. Ms. Wilson stated that it is important that the County have a transportation plan that has the connector roads identified with a separate component, the collector road plan. She stated that she has sought additional funding to have the consultant work on a collector road plan. Mr. Norwalk stated that when the next draft is published, he requested that the Committee of the Whole spend time familiarizing themselves with the plan prior to Board discussion. Ms. Wilson stated that it would be better that the Transportation Committee meet with other Board members invited to attend. She stated that the next draft of the Transportation Plan is scheduled to be available on 11/8. The County Transportation Plan is dependent upon the State for implementation and there are no available funds from the State. She emphasized that the Transportation Plan is a working document open for discussion. Ms. Wilson stated that the Unified Development Ordinance will address roads.
6. Planning Director's Report:
Ms. Melanie Wilson
Ms. Wilson reminded Board members that the consultants developing the Unified Development Ordinance will make a kick-off presentation to the Wake County Board of Commissioners on November 18 in a work session. The Watershed Management Plan will also be presented. She stated that she is currently active in the pursuit of filling the vacant Planner positions within the Planning Department.
Vice-Chairman Williams asked if there was any other business to come before the Board. With no other business to come before the Board, by unanimous consent, Vice-Chairman Williams declared the meeting adjourned at 4:30 pm.
Clerk to the Board