Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Workshop Meeting
on Thursday, December 7, 2000, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board of
Supervisors meeting room located in the courthouse in Wise,
VA. The following members were present:
Donnie Dowell-members of said Board and
C. Scott-Acting County Administrator
Mullins - County Attorney
Adkins led the Board in prayer.
ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
Mullins asked that a plaque bearing Bennet Adkin's name
be placed on the fountain in front of the courthouse since
he constructed the fountain. He asked that this item be
place on next week's agenda for consideration.
PUBLIC HEARING/LANDFILL USE FEE ORDINANCE AMENDMENT
public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive
citizens' comments regarding an amendment to the Landfill
Use Fee Ordinance.
Joe Bolling, Randy Partin, Robbie Boggs and Gerald Sloce,
voiced their opposition to the proposed amendment to the
Landfill Use Fee Ordinance stating that in their opinion
they believed the amendment would only effect contractors
and no one else. This amendment would, at the end of the
year, give a false revenue figure for which the contractors
would have to pay taxes. They asked that the amendment be
denied and further study be given to the amendment.
being no further comments the public hearing was closed
at 7:45 p.m
ROADS AND HIGHWAYS
Branson Highway Resident Engineer, reviewed the following
items with the Board:
Resolution Approval of Secondary Road Six Year Plan
ADELPHIA CABLE UPDATE/DIGITAL DEMONSTRATION
Allen and Chris Piciacchia gave an update on Adelphia's
Digital Cable Service that provides more than 120 total
channels to maximize home entertainment for more choices,
more control, more flexibility and more options. The price
of the digital service was reviewed with a T.V. demonstration
on how to use the Remote Control for the digital cable service.
ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCE REVIEW
Bates and his daughter addressed the Board regarding dogs
killing their tamed rabbits. Mr. Bates explained that the
dogs came on his property on two different occasions, pulled
the rabbits from the cage and killed them. He stated that
it was not fair that someone's dogs can come on his property
and kill his pet or destroy his property. He expounded on
the language of the existing County Animal Control Ordinance
and asked that the Board consider amending the section regarding
the dogs running at large. He asked that the language be
changed to state that the dogs be confined to the owner's
Adkins stated that the county can review its animal control
ordinance for possible changes
submitted a Memorandum of Understanding for the purpose
of installing one monitoring well as required by DEQ that
will be done by T&L without any markup based on an estimated
not-to-exceed cost of $11,300.00. This cost shall not be
exceeded without prior authorization from Wise County.
ATS PROPOSAL/APPALACHIA SEWER FLOW MONITORING/DERBY
Maggard, representing ATS, informed the Board that during
completion of the PER for the Derby Renovation Project,
it was brought to the attention of ATS that the Town of
Appalachia sewage collection system might not have enough
capacity to transport additional sewage flow from the Derby
service area to the wastewater plant in Big Stone Gap. Flow
testing from Andover to the lift station that pumps Appalachia's
sewage to Big Stone Gap must be completed to determine the
exact amount of excess capacity that is available. In addition,
this study will provide useful information for future design
and development in Stonega, Exeter, and other areas that
might eventually connect to this system.
is requesting a change order to its existing contract to
conduct the required flow monitoring.
services can be provided by ATS for a lump sum fee of $6,400.00.
Of this $6,400.00 cost, Skip Skinner of LENOWISCO has stated
that $6,000.00 can be paid from a "Just In Time Grant"
that will be a pass through grant to the county.
Maggard noted that residents in Stonega have voiced their
desire to participate in the same type of renovation project
as Derby residents. Therefore, he presented a proposal to
increase the Stonega project for a total cost of $9,400.00
of which $6,000.00 will be provided by LENOWISCO with a
"Just In Time Grant" with the anticipation that
the same amount of funding will be forth coming for Stonega.
Mullins informed the Board that the Roda community has voiced
its desire to participate in this renovation project if
at all possible. He stated that there is a mining issue
in that area at the present time for which there are concerns
from the residents.
Maggard said if Roda is interested, then it would be more
feasible to do a PER on Stongea and Roda at the same time.
The proposed mining should not have an effect on the infrastructure
of the renovation project.
was some discussion as to the cost to the customers for
the sewer and whether or not the exact amount of excess
capacity is available within Appalachia's wastewater collection
system for these projects.
further discussion, Mr. Maggard said he would get this information
for the Board before its next meeting.
CONDITIONAL SEWER PERMIT ORDINANCE (DRAFT)
Board was presented with a draft of a proposed Conditional
Sewer Permit Ordinance that has been requested by Circuit
Court Clerk Jack Kennedy for future mapping and sewer permitting.
The Conditional Sewer Permit would be required prior to
the issuance of a Wise County Building Permit for residential
occupancy. The proposed ordinance would require a Geographical
Position System (GPS) coordinate for a septic tank Conditional
Sewer Permit prior to its recordation in the Clerk of Court
Office and the issuance of a Wise County Building Permit
by the Building Official.
LEGAL REVIEW OF PROPOSED COUNTY ORDINANCES AMENDMENT
Attorney Mullins advised that the Motor Vehicle License
Tax Ordinance and the Zoning Ordinance will require legislative
change to allow the County to require that the citizens
pay their Landfill Use Fee Tax before getting a County Decal
or a Zoning Permit.
noted that the Treasurer's Office would need to be involved
in any changes made to the Motor Vehicle License Tax Ordinance
since the decals are collected by the Treasurer's Office.
Board has the authority to amend the Building Code Ordinance
with regard to the section on the reconnect whereby the
Landfill Use Fee would have to be paid before a person can
receive electrical service.
Mullins briefly mentioned that there is a possibility that
the utility company will do the Landfill Use Fee billing
for the county by adding the fee to the monthly utility
bill and collect by the month rather than a yearly fee.
This has not yet been verified.
Resolution issuance of bonds for MEOC expansion
Landfill Equipment Purchase
Social Services Additional Appropriation
Resolution Support Regional Farmer's Market
Judicial Sale/Attorney Fees
Landfill Use Fee Refunds
Payment of Accounts
Blackwood Landfill Enterprise Payments
Enterprise Fund Payments
Richmond Trip Schedule
Organizational Meeting Schedule
being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:15
COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS