Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Workshop meeting
on Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board
of Supervisors Meeting Room located in the Wise County courthouse,
Wise, VA. The
following were present:
Douglas Stallard- Chairman
Betty Cornett - Vice-Chair
Virginia Meador - members of said Board and
C. Scott - Acting County Administrator
Mullins- County Attorney
Underwood - Executive Secretary
King, Consulting Engineer/Architect and Bill Thompson Architect/
Vice-President for Thompson & Litton; David Rose and
Roland Kooch, Jr. representing Davenport & Company,
made an informational presentation on the findings and recommendations
of the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Task Force for Establishing
the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority.
force background information was presented as follows:
General Assembly Building Moratorium Exemption - Southwest
Jail Authority now eligible on a Regional Basis for
50% reimbursement from
State on eligible construction costs.
and costs of expanding and upgrading each local jail
economic models to analyze three regional jail alternatives,
and the development
of a Regional Juvenile Needs Assessment were discussed.
purpose of establishing a Regional Jail Authority is to
comply with Federal and State Law mandating correctional
standards and to reduce the current and future financial
burden to all participating localities.
was discussion on the location and sizing of each facility.
It was noted that the Regional Jail Authority would
be responsible for transportation costs
with the existing jails were discussed which included major
renovations and enormous costs.
goal for the regional jail is to reduce liability to the
counties and eliminate the overcrowding problems that all
the jails are now experiencing.
All the correctional officers at the existing jails
will be offered jobs with the Authority.
Board took a brief recess at 7:20 p.m.
meeting reconvened at 7:30 p.m.
Flanary, Skip Skinner, and Steve Gibson, representatives
of LENOWISCO Planning District, presented the Board with
materials and census data for Wise County for informational
purposes regarding the proposed redistricting.
The 2000 census data as applied to existing districts
were discussed and reviewed for possible changes in the
presented diagrams showing the
present districts noting that the existing districts
are in compliance with no need for change unless the Board
chooses to do so.
He further noted that the staff at LENOWISCO was
available to help the Board in any way possible regarding
data and mapping needs for the proposed redistricting consideration.
being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:20
COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS