Highlights of the April 18, 2022 Board of Commissioners Meeting

Missed Monday’s Wake County Board of Commissioners meeting? Here are the highlights:

The board passed a resolution honoring Howard Manning, the late executive director of Dorcas Ministries. The organization provides financial and food assistance, career coaching, and clinics. His compassionate leadership left a tangible impact on those who worked with him. Read the full resolution: bit.ly/3JWERkl.  

#WakeBOC proclaimed May 2022 as National Historic Preservation Month in Wake County. It's important to celebrate the role of history in our lives and the contributions made by the dedicated historic place-savers who pour their time and talents into protecting places they care about.

Commissioners voted to increase the tonnage limit at the Shotwell Landfill in eastern Wake County to 365,000 tons/year from 91,250 tons/year. It will also accept construction and demolition waste from six more counties in addition to Wake and Johnston counties. The action also approves a request from Meridian Waste, the new owner of Shotwell Landfill, to build a waste material recovery facility to recycle construction and demolition waste. Next, Meridian Waste will need to get a “substantial amendment” permit from the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality.

The board voted to rename a 0.1-mile portion of Fairview Street as Wesley Court and a 0.01-mile portion of Wesley Court as Vista Hills Court in the Town of Holly Springs. These streets are impacted by the construction of N.C. 540, creating changes to the intersection with Holly Springs Road.

Commissioners voted to update the Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Wake County, as required by FEMA. The state has an interactive tool that you can use to see flooding risk via the maps that are in effect now and the preliminary maps under consideration: bit.ly/3EpefqO.

The board approved loan recommendations for 2022 Low-Income Housing Tax Credits for these affordable housing developments for seniors:

  • Abbey Spring Apartments in Apex
  • Lake Haven Apartments om Raleigh
  • Rose Park Manor Apartments in Cary
  • Villas at Wake Forest Apartments in Wake Forest

Finally, commissioners approved their 2022 goals, objectives and key strategic actions. They fall into six focus areas: community health and vitality, economic strength, education, great government, growth and sustainability, and public safety.

Want to dig deeper into the board meeting? Watch a full recording of the meeting at bit.ly/3xG9Yyc (the meeting starts at the 39:50 mark.)

Board Meeting