Board of Supervisors - August 2, 2007 Workshop Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Workshop meeting on Thursday, August 2, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors meeting room located in the Wise County courthouse.  The following were present:

Honorable Ronald L. Shortt – Chairman
Honorable Steve Bates – Vice-Chairman
Honorable Virginia Meador
Honorable Robert R. Adkins
Honorable John W. Peace, II
Honorable Robert E. Robbins, members of said Board and
Glen A. Skinner – County Administrator
Shannon C. Scott – Assistant County Administrator
Mike Abbott – Assistant County Attorney
Annette Underwood – Executive Secretary


Honorable Fred A. Luntsford
Honorable Leland Branham
Karen T. Mullins – County Attorney


T. G. Branson led in prayer.


All led in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.


The following items were reviewed for addition to the agenda:

Presentation by Wise County School Board
Budget Amendment #81 (FY 2006-2007)
Budget Amendments #6 & #7 (FY 2007-2008)
Resolution Approving Assignment of Cable TV Franchise to JetBroadBand VA, LLC

Move the Resolution on the Dental School to New Business for discussion.

It was the consensus of the Board to amend the agenda as stated above.


Dr. Killough, Superintendent of Public Schools, stated that the School Board at the end of the fiscal year had a reimbursement of $465,867.29 from VAP for payment for hosting a virtual advanced placement school during 2006-07.  This payment was anticipated to be made after July 1 but instead was received on June 28.  Not being able to disburse these funds on such short notice, and as always, any funds left at the end of the fiscal year is returned to the County.  Dr. Killough asked that this money be returned to the schools and placed in the Instructional/technology category for which a plan has been developed for disbursement.  There is also approximately $20,000 that is being carried over from various funds which are also being asked to be returned to the Instructional line item for the high schools science classrooms. 

Matt Hurt, Technology Director for Wise County schools, provided a power point on the proposed use of the technology funds to include networking systems for nine schools,  different kinds of electronic devices such as Smart Boards, Air Liners, LCD projectors and small remote controls devices for use in the classrooms.

The disbursement of the $20,000 would be spent on equipment and supplies for high school science classes.


A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens’ comments regarding a request from B&L Properties, LLC for a Conditional Change of Zoning and an alleyway abandonment for property on 4th Avenue in Big Stone Gap for the purpose of developing a fast food restaurant on that site.

The Planning Commission recommended approval of this request.

There was no one to speak regarding this request.

There being no one to speak, the public hearing was closed.


There was no one to speak during public expression.


Residency Administrator T. G. Branson gave an update on the status of the School House Road in Coeburn.

The Resolutions for “Watch for Children” signs for Drulu Road and Short Hollow Road were reviewed.

Board members provided needs in their districts.


The following items were reviewed under the consent agenda:

  1. Resolution Behavioral Health Services Performance Contract

  2. Resolution authorizing County Administrator to execute documentation for the Pine Mountain Trail Project

  3. Resolution for Compliance –Bold Camp Sewer Project

  4. Resolution Action to Endorse the Concept of Fair Housing

  5. Resolution-Financial Support for Dental School (Move to New Business for discussion)

  6. Set public hearing (Sept. 6 @ 6:00 p.m.) on a proposal to close a section of Rt. 610

  7. Set public hearing (Sept. 6 @ 6:00 p.m.) on nine E-911 additional road names

  8. Set public hearing (Sept 6 @ 6:00 p.m.) on a proposed E-911 Ordinance of Wise County

  9. Ratify letter of support for the relocation of a section of Rt. 655


  1. Appointments

  2. Budget Amendments #77 thru #80 (FY 06-07)

  3. Budget Amendments #1 thru #5 (FY 07-08)

  4. County Attorney’s Report

  5. County Administrator’s Report

  6. Board comments


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

ATTEST:                                             WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS


____________________________         ______________________________________
Glen A. Skinner, Clerk                          Ronald L. Shortt - Chairman

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