Board of Supervisors - March 12, 2001 Recessed Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a recessed meeting on Monday, March 12, 2001, at 6:00 p.m. in the old circuit court room located in the Wise County courthouse.  The following were present:

Honorable Douglas Stallard - Chairman

Honorable Betty Cornett - Vice-Chair

Honorable Douglas Mullins

Honorable Edgar Mullins

Honorable Virginia Meador

Honorable Robert Adkins

Honorable Jeffrey Salyers

Honorable Donnie Dowell-members of said Board and

Shannon C. Scott - Acting County Administrator

Karen Mullins - County Attorney

Annette Underwood-Executive Secretary



Chairman Stallard stated that the purpose of this meeting is for discussion of the proposed budget and to set the tax rate for FY 2001-2002. 

It was noted that four (4) scenarios of the proposed FY 2001-2002 budget has been presented to each Board member for information and a guide in setting a tax rate. 

There was a general discussion on the County revenues and the funding needs for the schools. 

Chairman Stallard stated that it is his understanding that the Board can give the School Board between $600,000 to $800,000 without raising taxes.

Administrator Scott noted that he had received an informal request from the School Board for an amount of $1.3 million.  If less money is given by the County, the School Board will have to make cuts accordingly.

After further discussion, a motion was made by Edgar Mullins to leave the tax rate at 52 cents.  Virginia Meador seconded the motion.  The motion was unanimously approved.



After discussing the need for having a presentation on the regional jail concept and the upcoming redistricting, the Board agreed to hold a workshop on Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors meeting room for a presentation on the regional jail by Bill King of T&L and a presentation by Ron Flanary of LENOWISCO on redistricting. 



There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:05 p.m.



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Clerk                               Chairman

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