Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Workshop Meeting
on Thursday, July 6, 2000, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board of
Supervisors Meeting Room located in the Wise County courthouse. The following were
- members of said Board and
C. Scott- Acting County Administrator
Will Gype, Pastor Gladeville Presbyterian Church, Wise,
VA led the Board in prayer.
ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
following items were requested to be added to the regular
E-911 road name additions
for R-O-W easement through County property
of Social Services
Session/County Administrator's position
HEARING/REZONING PEGGY ADAMS
hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens'
comments regarding a request from Peggy Adams to rezone
3.41 acres of land from an A-RR District to a B-2 District
for the purpose of placing two billboards for advertising.
were no public comments regarding this request.
being no comments the public hearing was closed.
Robinson addressed the Board regarding the need for guardrails
in the Cranes Nest section of Wise County where there has
already been several wrecks.
He said he has been promised guardrails several times
but none has been installed to date.
AREA MEDICAL HEALTH
Gardner, representing St. Mary's Hospital Health Wagon,
which is a mobile unit that is presently located in Dickenson
and Buchanan County, informed the Board that presently there
are plans being made for a remote area medical health expedition
at the Lonesome Pine Airport on July 14-16.
This will entail free medical and dental for the
underprivileged, the working poor, and the unemployed.
Ms. Gardner stated that there is a need for $2,300.00
to cover expenses that are needed at this time.
She asked for any assistance the Board can afford
toward these expenses.
Salyers asked that the County Administrator be directed
to talk with the local entities and the City of Norton for
possible assistance in these expenses since this project
includes the whole county and the City of Norton.
RE: ROADS AND
Coal & Gas Road payments were reviewed.
Mullins asked that a better description be given on the
new proposed road addition.
Branson, Highway Resident Engineer, gave the Board a brief
update on upcoming events and road construction throughout
King, representing Thompson & Litton, gave a brief update
on the Blackwood Landfill construction.
Scott advised that Ms. Lawson will provide further information
on the Resource Officer as soon as information becomes available.
Adkins stated that the rezoning request from Hudson Branham
to rezone 6.5 acres of land located at 8241 South Mountain
Road in the Pound section of Wise County that was sent back
to the Planning Commission for reconsideration, has been
returned from the Planning Commission to the Board for action.
member Doug Mullins voiced opposition to the proposed rezoning
for himself and others that have verbally contacted him.
He was concerned that if the property was rezoned,
the property would be used for another purpose other than
a farm produce business.
He asked if the Board had any options to modify the
request to a "special use" instead of rezoning.
was some discussion on restricting Mr. Hudson's request
to a specific use.
Attorney Mullins stated that restrictions can only
be made on "Special Use Permits".
However, she said that Mr. Hudson could offer a "proffer"
that it is his intent to utilize the property for a certain
use. As the
request now stands, his request would be open to all uses
permitted in a B-1 District.
Ms. Mullins noted that she would provide the Board
with copies of the permitted uses for a B-1 District.
Prior, Grant Administrator for the Derby Revitalization
Project, informed the Board that the State Department of
Community Development has awarded the County two "Just-in-Time"
grants in the amount of $25,000 each (no local match required)
for revitalization programs in Derby and Stonega.
The initial project will be in Derby because that
project is already organized. The initial phase of this
project will involve housing assessments, income surveys
and an engineering study of water, sewer, and storm drainage
needs. Mr. Prior asked the Board to accept the grant and authorize
the County Administrator to sign the contract document when
received and to administer the grant and to further authorize
the County Administrator to advertise for RFP's for engineering
services and to award the contract.
Prior stated that the Board adopted the Wise County Zoning
Ordinance in April 1991.
Since this zoning ordinance was not compatible with
this region, many
rezoning changes have been made and further changes are
Planning Commission is now reviewing the following three
(3) primary areas in the County for rezoning:
(2) Darden Drive on Coeburn Mountain; and (3) Rt. 23.
These areas must be reviewed for modification to
adjust to the changes that are being forecasted for our
area. The first
area to be reviewed will be Hurricane since this seems to
be a primary area for intense housing.
Mr. Prior noted that this information has been brought
to the Board's attention for information purposes only and
to keep them abreast of any proposed changes that are being
considered by the Planning Commission.
OF COMMITTEE TO REVIEW RFP'S/CONNECTOR ROAD
Scott presented the Board with a copy of the RFP for professional
services for the connector road project.
He asked the Board to appoint a committee of three
board members and himself to review the RFP's.
Salyers volunteered to serve on that committee.
RE: WATER SERVICE
DUE TO DROUGHT CONDITIONS
Scott asked the Board for some input on the position the
County should take in hauling water to citizens this summer
if the drought is forthcoming as predicted. Mr. Scott explained the method that was used last year to distribute
the water, the expense involved, the man hours involved,
the magnitude of need for water, and the restrictions that
were placed on reimbursement of said expenses by the state.
STONE GAP/LEGAL COUNSEL AGREEMENT
Adkins stated that since there is a possibility that the
Town of Big Stone Gap may pursue the potential boundary
line adjustment as previously presented to the Board, the
County needs to seek legal counsel on availability when
directed the Board to a letter in their packet regarding
a potential firm to represent the County and a draft of
a contract agreement with another potential firm for said
representation for consideration.
RE: OTHER ITEMS
of Appreciation/ 1969 Board of Supervisors
of Appreciation/ James Adkins
Services Board Performance Contract
County's Request/Support Right to Bear Fire Arms
New Road Name Additions (Set Public Hearing)
being no further comments, the meeting adjourned at 7:50