Board of Supervisors - May 21, 2002 Special Called Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Workshop meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference room of the County Administrator's Office located in the Wise County courthouse to review the proposed FY 2002-03 Budget.  The following were present:

Honorable Douglas Stallard-Chairman

Honorable Jeffrey Salyers-Vice-Chairman

Honorable Douglas Mullins

Honorable Edgar Mullins

Honorable Virginia Meador

Honorable Betty Cornett

Honorable Robert Adkins

Honorable Robert Robbins -members of said Board and

Edward L. Sealover - County Administrator

Shannon C. Scott - Assistant County Administrator

Karen T. Mullins-County Attorney

Annette Underwood - Executive Secretary



Robert Baird- Representative of Coalfield Progress



Bob Adkins led the Board in prayer.



The Board reviewed and discussed the proposed budget cuts as presented by Administrator Sealover.  Different avenues of possible revenue sources were discussed which included a proposed tax increase.

Mr. Sealover gave a brief overview of the County's present expenses and revenues noting that the revenue sources are declining.

Mr. Sealover reported that he had met with the Constitutional Officers regarding their proposed budgets.  He gave to them approximately $156,000 less than what they requested and asked that they appeal to the Board for further funding if needed.

The different events and organizations to receive hotel/motel tax money was reviewed and discussed.

It was noted that there was no money in the proposed budget for the BSG annexation.  If funds are needed, it will come out of fund balance.

Miscellaneous cuts and technical changes in the proposed budget were reviewed.

There was some discussion on the Civil Defense budget, the functions of that department and the need to possibly restructure that department.

The Enterprise budget was reviewed with notations on certain items of concern.

Funding for the Sheriff's vehicles were discussed with anticipated revenues from the different ordinances to be imposed by the Sheriff's Department to provide funding for most of that cost.

There being no further discussion, the meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.




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Clerk                           Chairman     

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