Board of Supervisors - July 9, 2001 Workshop Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Workshop Meeting on Monday, July 9, 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, members of said Board and

Edward L. Sealover - County Administrator

Annette Underwood-Executive Secretary

 

ABSENT

Shannon C. Scott - Assistant County Administrator

Karen T. Mullins - County Attorney

 

PRAYER

Rev. T. G. Branson, Pastor Coeburn Church of God, led the Board in prayer.

 

IN RE:  APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The following items were added to the agenda:

  1. Resolution Supporting a Traffic Light for the Tacoma Intersection
  2. Appropriation For Sheriff's Department

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING/BUILDING CODE & ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens' input regarding a proposed amendment to the Building Code & Zoning Ordinance concerning the fee schedule.

Joe Bolling, a general contractor in Wise County, stated that the fees were increased too much and asked the Board to review the schedule and reduce the fees.  He also asked that he be provided the fee schedule.

There was some discussion among Board members regarding the proposed fees, the impact these fees would have on the average homebuilder and how these fees were arrived at.

Administrator Sealover explained that these fees have not been changed since l976 and Wise County has the lowest fees compared to other counties.  Over the years the building department has grown and with regulations in the building codes constantly changing the cost for running the department has increased.

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

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING/REZONING/GLAMORGAN COAL COMPANY

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens' comments regarding a proposed zoning request from Glamorgan Coal Company to rezone property located on Bear Creek in the Hurricane section of Wise County from an A-RR to a R-1 District for the purpose of developing a subdivision to house approximately 120 housing units.

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

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Jacqulyn Hanraham, a resident on Stone Mountain Road in the Tacoma section of Wise County, and representing a group of citizens from that area, addressed the Board concerning the hazardous intersection on Rt. 58A and State Rt. 706 in Tacoma.  She stated that she had been before the Board in l999 regarding this same issue.  At this time, due to another fatal accident, Ms. Hanraham asked the Board to adopt a resolution supporting a traffic light at that intersection before more people are killed.

It was noted that during the last traffic count at that intersection there was a "line of sight" problem, especially for coal trucks.  The previous traffic count did not justify a traffic light.  However, another study at this time may prove to justify a traffic light.

There being no further public input, the public expression period was closed.

 

IN RE:  ROADS & HIGHWAYS

T. G. Branson, Highway Resident Engineer, advised the Board that they may want to consider taking the request regarding the traffic light at the Tacoma intersection to the Virginia Transportation Program Meeting to be held on Wednesday, July 11 in Abingdon.  He added that Board participation in making the County's needs known at this meeting is helpful in getting funds for pending projects. 

 

VDOT  REMARKS

Mr. Branson gave an update on upcoming events and ongoing construction throughout Wise County.

Several requests from Board members were received by Mr. Branson for correction and review.

 

OTHER ITEMS REVIEWED

  1. Children At Play & School Bus Signs/ESG
  2. Children At Play Sign/BSG 5th Avenue East
  3. Speed Limit Sign/BSG 5th Avenue East
  4. Special Use Permit/Clint & Tammy Flanary (Set Public Hearing)
  5. Proposed 911 Road Name Additions (Set Public Hearing)
  6. Appointments to Boards and Commissions
  7. Resolution-PD1 Performance Contract
  8. Budget Amendment #1/Dept. of Social Services
  9. Proposed Ordinance Concerning Traffic Citations (Set Public Hearing)
  10. Authorize County Administrator to Sign Residential Anti-Displacement & Relocation Assistant Plan for South Mountain/Almira Water & Rehab Project
  11. Fiscal Status Report Through June (County Administrator)
  12. County Administrator's Report
  13. Attorney's Report

 

IN RE:  BOARD COMMENTS

Edgar Mullins reported that the Dorton Hollow Road sign has been torn down as well as the Stop sign.  He asked the Administrator to check the status of getting these signs replaced.

Virginia Meador asked the status of the rabies clinic.

Jeff Salyers stated that he had received several complaints that the hours for the convenience centers on Sunday were not compatible with the citizens' Sunday schedules.  He also reported that the Coeburn Little Leagues were going to the State Tournaments and  needed funds to help with expenses.

 

ADJOURN

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:00 P.M.

ATTEST:                 WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

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Clerk                                Chairman

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