Board of Supervisors - June 7, 2001 Workshop Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Workshop Meeting on Thursday, June 7, 2001, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors meeting room located in the Wise County courthouse.  The following were present:

Honorable Douglas Stallard-Chairman

Honorable Betty Cornett - Vice-Chair

Honorable Douglas Mullins

Honorable Edgar Mullins

Honorable Virginia Meador

Honorable Robert Adkins

Honorable Jeffrey Salyers

Honorable Donnie Dowell

Edward L. Sealover - County Administrator

Shannon C. Scott-Assistant County Administrator

Karen Mullins- County Attorney

Annette Underwood - Executive Secretary

 

PRAYER

Rev. George Aichel, Pastor BSG and PV Presbyterian Church, led the Board in prayer.

 

PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

 

IN RE:  APPROVAL OF AGENDA

There were no deletions or additions to the agenda.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING/UTILITY EASEMENT/JOE MULLINS

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens' comments regarding a proposed utility easement for Joe Mullins to cross the Dorchester Community Center property to get water to his property.

Susie Gibson & Joe Mullins asked that the Board approve this request because this is the only means to get water to their property.

There being no further comments, the public hearing was closed.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING/ PROPOSED ORDINANCE ABATING LEVIES ON BUILDINGS RAZED OR DESTROYED

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens' comments regarding a proposed ordinance abating levies on buildings razed or destroyed.

There being no one to speak for or against the proposed ordinance, the public hearing was closed.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING/PROPOSED ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR A PARTIAL YEAR ASSESSMENT

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens' input regarding a proposed ordinance providing for a partial year assessment of certain real property that is pro-rated depending upon its status of structure or occupancy.

There being no one to speak for or against the proposed ordinance, the public hearing was closed.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING/PROPOSED ORDINANCE IMPOSING A TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens' input on a proposed ordinance imposing a transient occupancy tax on hotels/motels located in the county.

There being no one to speak for or against the proposed ordinance, the public hearing was closed.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Tammy Tiller, Youth Director at the Stephens Church of God, addressed the Board regarding the possibility of purchasing a portion of the county's property that is adjacent to the Church of God property in the Stephens area.  She asked that the Board consider selling the entire lot to the church or consider selling a portion which would allow expansion of the church facilities to accommodate the church growth.

There was a delegation of approximately 20 supporting this request.

Two members of the youth program voiced their support for purchasing the County property that will enable their church to build a larger facility.

Chairman Stallard stated that the Board will take this request into consideration.

There being no one else to speak for public expression, the public expression period was closed.

 

IN RE:  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS

The Coal & Gas Road payments were reviewed.

The resolution regarding the annual road plan for roads & bridges was reveiwed.

 

VDOT REMARKS

Kenny Robinson gave a brief review of the upcoming Virginia Transportation Program Meeting to be held at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, VA on Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 9:30 a.m.

 

IN RE:  OTHER ITEMS REVIEWED

  1. Rezoning Request/Hudson Branham
  2. Rezoning Request/Guy Cantrell
  3. Attorney Fees/Judicial Sale
  4. Building Permit Refund
  5. Proposed Rezoning/Glamorgan Coal Co (Set Public Hearing)
  6. Proposed Amendment to Building Code & Zoning Ord. (Set Public Hearing)
  7. Authorize Advertisement of RFP for General Reassessment
  8. Special Allocation to School Board
  9. Authorize Distribution of Fire Monies
  10. Transfer of R.A.I.D.  Funds
  11. Sinking Fund Contribution ($163,500 FY 2001-02)
  12. Appointments
  13. Reinstate Discretionary Funds For Supervisors
  14. Resolution of Authorization Regarding Payment of Bills
  15. Authorize Administrator to Enter Into Agreement With Utilities Reduction Specialists, Inc., For a Utility Bill Audit
  16. Fiscal Status Report Through April
  17. E-911 Payments
  18. Blackwood Landfill Enterprise Payments
  19. Enterprise Fund Payments
  20. Board comments

 

IN RE:  ATTORNEY'S REPORT

Attorney Mullins gave a brief report on the proposed cellular phone tax and how said tax would relate to the towns if the County were to pursue this tax.

 

ADJOURN

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

ATTEST:                  WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

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Clerk                                Chairman 

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