Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Workshop meeting
on Thursday, April 5, 2001, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors
room located in the Wise County courthouse, Wise, Va. The following people were present:
Donnie Dowell - members of said Board and
C. Scott-Acting County Administrator
Collie, Chaplain at UVA's College at Wise, led the Board
ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
Stallard asked that the Gas Tax be added to the agenda for
next week for discussion.
HEARING/CDBG APPLICATION/DERBY RENOVATION
public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive
citizens' comments on the proposed Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) application to be submitted to the Virginia
Department of Housing and Community Development for the
Derby Community Renovation Project.
Kibler, of LENOWISCO Planning District Commission, informed
the Board that LENOWISCO is assisting the County in compiling
the Community Development Block Grant Application and this
is the second of the two required public hearings.
He gave a brief overview of the project noting that
the existing sewer line between Andover and Appalachia needs
to be upgraded to serve the oncoming sewer connections.
To include the cost for upgrading this line with
original projected cost would increase the amount of money
for this project to $1.85 million.
meeting has been scheduled with a DHCD representative for
further details and information as to the status of this
Kibler asked the Board to consider for approval the resolution
authorizing the County Administrator to execute all appropriate
documents relevant to the Virginia CDBG grant proposal.
was some discussion on the entity that would be doing the
sewage billing for this project.
being no public comments, the public hearing was closed.
was no one to speak during public expression.
RE: ROADS &
gravel payments were reviewed.
MECC payment was reviewed
Allocation for the Revenue Sharing Program FY 2001-2002-was
G. Branson gave a brief update of ongoing construction throughout
Board members presented complaints in their district for
Mr. Branson to review for possible correction.
INSURANCE /JAIL INMATES
Snodgrass, representing Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield, presented
to the Board a health insurance program for jail inmates.
The Virginia Sheriff's Association has entered into
an agreement with Trigon to provide Sheriff's across Virginia
with a health care program for the inmates of their jails. This program allows the Sheriff to take inmates to Trigon providers
and take advantage of negotiated discounts that Trigon has
with the providers.
The County will still be paying for the inmates health
care but the pay will be less.
If an inmate must be taken to a specialist or admitted
to a hospital, the Trigon card will allow the discount with
those providers. Today
the County is paying retail cost for prescriptions but if
the Trigon card is used there will be a discount for a cost
of $2.00 for
each prescription filled.
Ms. Snodgrass explained the benefits of Trigon discount
when inmates are taken to the hospital and the cost savings
for the County.
ADELPHIA'S CABLE FRANCHISE
Stallard stated that the Cable Franchise Committee has adopted
a resolution stating that the towns, the City of Norton
and the Board of Supervisors will pursue the Cable Franchise
Agreement with Adelphia using the same date, and unite as
one unit rather than separate entities.
was some discussion on the different packages that are being
offered by Adelphia and the cost for Wise County citizens.
Stallard stated that further research needs to be done on
the proposed Cellular Phone Tax for more information.
Stallard noted that the resolution on the Southwest Virginia
Regional Jail Authority lists Shannon Scott as a member
of the Regional Jail Authority but as of next month the
new County Administrator will replace Mr. Scott on that
OF LONG TERM CARE COVERAGE
was noted that the payment of the Long Term Care Coverage
would not be payroll deductible but paid by the employee.
RE: OTHER ITEMS
Derby Renovation Project
Tennessee River Roundtable Plan (Rep. Blaine Delaney Next
Estonoa Learning Center Project (Will Be Considered During
Reassessment RFP (Delmer Wilson Will Address Next Week)
Occupancy Tax (Delmer Wilson Will Address Next Week)
Loop Trail Agreement
Appropriations/Dept. of Social Services
to Zoning Ordinance (Set Public Hearing for May)
to Special Use Permit/Greg Norris (Set Public Hearing
Community Water Project
Use Fee Refunds
- Fourth Quarter
of Support For The Town of Wise Downtown Renovation Program
Line Item Transfers for the Sheriff's Department, the
Circuit Clerk's Office, Commissioner of Revenue and the
Parking Lot At Health Department
of Supplemental Payment/Tax Ticket Mailing Cost By Treasurer
Landfill Enterprise Payments
Board took a break at 7:40 p.m.
Board reconvened its meeting at 7:50 p.m.
Board reviewed two different scenarios of the proposed redistricting
for Wise County. One
scenario left the districts as is and the other plan recommended
by Bob Adkins and Doug Mullins put the communities of Coeburn
and Pound back together.
There was a lengthy discussion on the advantages
and disadvantages of these two scenarios.
being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS