Board of Commissioners

                            Meeting Agenda


                   December 6, 2004 – 2:00 p.m.






MEETING CALLED TO ORDER:  Gwendolyn I. Reynolds, Clerk to the Board (The Clerk to the Board presides at the first meeting in December until the Board of Commissioners elects a Chair for the ensuing year).


PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: United States Air Force Color Guard


 INVOCATION:  Dr. Larry Harper Sr., Senior Pastor, Forest Hills Baptist Church


MUSICAL SELECTIONS:  Dr. Bill Weisser and Members of the Edenton Street United Methodist Church                                                                                                             



1.         Oath of Office for Wake County Commissioners

·        Administered by Judge Howard Manning for Kenn Gardner
·        Administered by Judge Sid Eagles for Betty Lou Ward

·        Administered by Attorney Kaye Webb for Harold Webb


2.                                 Oath of Office for the Wake County Register of Deeds

·        Administered by Judge Wanda Bryant for Laura Riddick


3.         Election of Chair of the Board for a Term of One Year


·        Gwen Reynolds calls for nominations for Chair for a term of one year. The new Chair is declared elected for one year until December 2005. The new Chair then presides.

4.         Election of Vice-Chair for a Term of One-Year

Recess - Reception



5.         Approval of Agenda

6.         Minutes of Commissioners' Meeting of November 15, 17, and 22, 2004

7.         Wake County Recognition as, “Best Workplaces for Commuters”

8.         Presentation of Financial Statement



            All items on the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine and may be enacted by one motion. If a County Commissioner requests discussion on an item, the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately.


9a.       Revision to the Wake County Compensation & Classification Plan


9b.       Conveyance of Utility Easement to the Town of Cary, Site 20A, Crabtree Creek

Watershed Project


9c.       Conveyance of Utility Easement to Progress Energy at the Phase IB, Hammond

Road Detention Center


9d.       Conveyance of Surplus County Owned Property to the Town of Zebulon


9e.       Certification of 2004 Referenda Results


9f.        Budget Amendment to the Workforce Development Project Ordinance


9g.       Amendment to Interlocal Agreement for Land Acquisition for West Regional

Wastewater Facilities


9h.       Contract Service Agreement with BellSouth to Provide Metro Ethernet Premium

Service to Wake County Government Offices and WakeNet Partners


9i.        Grant-Funded Technology Upgrades for the Board of Elections Office


9j.        Contract for Billing and Collecting Property Taxes for the Town of Angier


9k.       Tax Committee Recommendations for Value Adjustments, Late Filed Applications,

Collections Refunds and Tax Collections Report





10.       Public Hearing on Ordinance Amendment OA 04/03 to Amend the Wake County Subdivision Ordinance to Require a Two-Step Conditional Use Rezoning Process


Procedure for Public Hearing



Open Public Hearing

                        Comments by Interested Parties

Recommendation by Planning Board

                        Planning Staff Recommendation

                        Close Public Hearing

                        Action by Board of Commissioners


11.       Public Hearing to Amend the Current Wake County Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances to Create a Third Subdivision Design Option, Open Space Subdivision


Procedure for Public Hearing



Open Public Hearing

                        Comments by Interested Parties

Recommendation by Planning Board

                        Planning Staff Recommendation

                        Close Public Hearing

                        Action by Board of Commissioners


12.       Appeal Hearing of Planning Board’s Decision – Approval of S-36-04, Preliminary Plan for the proposed Rockbridge Cluster Subdivision dated September 15, 2004

Procedure for Appeal



                        Presentation from Appellants

Presentation from Developer

                        Action by Board of Commissioners


13.       Acquisition of Approximately 86.31 Acres of Surry Roberts Property Along Little River for Open Space Preservation


14.       Partnership Agreement with the State of North Carolina for the Acquisition of Approximately 116 Acres Adjoining Umstead State Park


15.       Resolution Authorizing Disposal of Property by Private Sale


16.       Approval of Schematic Design for the Holly Springs Branch Library and Cultural Arts


17.       Interlocal Agreement for Countywide Stormwater Management Evaluation


18.       Workforce Investment Act Funded Positions for Workforce Development


19.       Wake Coordinated Transportation Services 2005-2006 Community Transportation Program Grant Request


20.       Revision to the Operating Budget of the Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau to Fund a Joint Marketing Plan for the New Convention Center


21.       Request From Wake County Board of Education to Re-Allocate Plan 2000 Funds


22.       Report From Wake County Board of Education to Appropriate Plan 2004 Funds for Mobile/Modular Classrooms


23.       Wake County Board of Commissioners’ 2005 Regular Meetings Schedule


24.       Chair Appointments and Organizational Issues


25.       Appointments to Boards, Commissions, and Committees


a.                  Wake County Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee

b.                  Wake County Board of Human Services

c.                  Wake County Council on Fitness and Health

d.                  Wake County Historic Preservation Commission

e.                  Information Technology Advisory Committee

f.                    Juvenile Crime Prevention Council

g.                  Wake County Library Commission

h.                  Wake County Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee

i.                    Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority

j.                     Fuquay -Varina Planning and Zoning Board

k.                  Garner Fire Department Board of Trustees, Firemen's Relief Fund

l.                     Holly Springs Board of Adjustment

m.                Holly Springs Municipal Fire Department Board of Trustees Firemen's Relief Fund

n.                  Stony Hill Rural Fire Department Board of Trustees, Firemen's Relief Fund


26.       Committee Reports


27.       Other Business


28.       Public Comments:  Comments from the public will be received at 3 p.m.

for 30 minutes. A signup sheet for those who wish to speak during the public comments section of the meeting is located in the back of the Boardroom.

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