Board of Supervisors - July 12, 2001 Regular Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Thursday, July 12, 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

Shannon C. Scott-Assistant County Administrator

Mike Abbott - Assistant County Attorney

Annette Underwood-Executive Secretary

 

ABSENT

Karen Mullins-County Attorney

 

PRAYER

Bill Ramseyer, Head Football Coach, UVA College at Wise, led the Board in prayer.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

MINUTES

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Virginia Meador, to approve the minutes as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The following items were presented as additions to the agenda:

  1. Resolution - St. Paul Industrial Access Road
  2. Set Public Hearing/Special Use Permit For Clint & Tammy Flanary
  3. First Quarter Appropriations

A motion was made by Donnie Dowell, seconded Bob Adkins, to approve the agenda as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE: PUBLIC EXPRESSION

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

 

IN RE:  ROADS & HIGHWAYS

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION/CHILDREN AT PLAY SIGNS/ESG

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Betty Cornett, to adopt the resolution for Children at Play signs in the East Stone Gap Area.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #  ______2001

(Said resolution is on file in the County Administrator's Office)

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION/CHILDREN AT PLAY SIGNS/BSG 5TH AVENUE

A motion was made by Betty Cornett, seconded by Virginia Meador, to adopt the resolution for Children at Play signs on 5th Avenue in Big Stone Gap.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #         2001

(Said resolution is on file in the County Administrator's Office)

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION/SUPPORTING TRAFFIC LIGHT AT TACOMA INTERSECTION

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Donnie Dowell, to adopt a resolution supporting a traffic light or some type of caution at that intersection for safety.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #        2001

(Said resolution is on file in the County Administrator's Office)

 

VDOT  REMARKS

T. G. Branson, Resident Engineer, stated that a resolution was not needed for the school bus signs in East Stone Gap nor the speed limit signs on 5th Avenue in Big Stone Gap. A speed study will be conducted by the Traffic Safety Division regarding the speed sign.

Mr. Branson expressed his appreciation to Board members that participated in the Preliminary Allocation Hearing.

Several Board members presented Mr. Branson with needs in their district.

 

IN RE:  BUILDING CODE & ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

A public hearing was held on July 9 to receive citizens' input regarding proposed changes to the Building Code & Zoning Ordinance fee schedule.

Joe Bolling, a local contractor, voiced his opposition to any changes to the fee schedule at the public hearing.

A motion was made by Donnie Dowell, seconded by Doug Mullins, to adopt the amendment to the Building Code & Zoning Ordinance regarding the fee schedule.

The votes were as follows:

Aye-    Doug Mullins                      Nay-Edgar Mullins

            Virginia Meador                         Betty Cornett

            Robert Adkins                           Jeff Salyers

            Donnie Dowell

            Doug Stallard 

The motion carried.

 

IN RE:  REZONING/GLAMORGAN COAL COMPANY

A public hearing was held on July 9 to receive citizens' comments regarding a proposed rezoning of property located on Bear Creek in the Hurricane section of Wise County from an A-RR to R-1 District.

There was no one to speak for or against the proposed rezoning.

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Bob Adkins, to approve the request from Glamorgan Coal Company to rezone property located on Bear Creek in the Hurricane section from an A-RR to R-1 District for the purpose of developing a subdivision to house approximately l20 housing units.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  SPECIAL USE PERMIT/CLINT & TAMMY FLANARY

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Bob Adkins, to set a public hearing on August 2, 2001, at 6:00 p.m. to receive citizens' comments regarding a request from Clint & Tammy Flanary for a Special Use Permit for property located at 4256 Collins Drive, Coeburn, VA for the purpose of having a stocked fishing pond specifically designed for recreation for handicapped adults and children.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  E-911 ROAD NAME ADDITIONS

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Donnie Dowell, to set a public hearing on August 2, 2001, at 6:00 p.m. to receive citizens' input regarding proposed new 911 road name additions.  The motion was unanimously approved

 

IN RE:  PROPOSED MOTOR VEHICLE ORDINANCE

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Donnie Dowell, to set a public hearing on August 2, 2001, at 6:00 p.m. to receive citizens comments regarding a proposed Motor Vehicle Ordinance for Wise County that would provide for certain citations issued by the Sheriff's Department be written under County law rather than under State law.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  COAL & GAS ROAD IMPROVEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT

A motion was made by Donnie Dowell, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to recommend to the Circuit Court Judge the reappointment of Donald L. Ratliff to the Coal & Gas Road Improvement Advisory Committee.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  COMMUNITY POLICY & MANAGEMENT BOARD APPOINTMENT

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Bob Adkins, to reappoint Jewell Worley to the Community Policy & Management Board.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:   LENOWISCO BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPOINTMENT

A motion was made by Betty Cornett, seconded by Virginia Meador, to appoint Ben Allen to the LENOWISCO Board of Directors.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  MOUNTAIN EMPIRE COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD APPOINTMENT

A motion was made by Virginia Meador, seconded by Donnie Dowell, to appoint Harry Meador III, and reappoint Ann Rigg and Bob Varner to the Mountain Empire Community College Board.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  MERBI BOARD APPOINTMENT

A motion was made by Doug Mullins, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to reappoint Bob Adkins to the MERBI Board.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  PLANNING DISTRICT I COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD APPOINTMENT

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to reappoint Mike O'Donnell and Nancy Reece to the Planning District I Community Services Board.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION/APPROVING PLANNING DISTRICT I PERFORMANCE CONTRACT FOR FY 2002

A motion was made by Donnie Dowell, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to adopt the resolution approving the Planning District I Performance Contract for FY 2002.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #           2001

(Said resolution is on file in the County Administrator's Office)

 

IN RE:  SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT-BUDGET AMENDMENT

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Donnie Dowell, to approve the amendment to the Department of Social Services budget in the amount of $62,980.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  ANTI-DISPLACEMENT & RELOCATION ASSISTANCE PLAN/SOUTH MOUNTAIN/ALMIRA WATER & REHAB PROJECT

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Bob Adkins, to authorize the County Administrator to sign the Residential Anti-Displacement & Relocation Assistance Plan for South Mountain/Almira Water & Rehab Project.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  APPROPRIATION FROM THE CRIME PREVENTION FUND

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Bob Adkins, to approve the appropriation of $342.50 from the Crime Prevention Fund.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  FISCAL STATUS REPORT THROUGH JUNE

Administrator Sealover gave a fiscal status report through June.

 

IN RE:  SPECIAL USE PERMIT/WISE CONCRETE CORPORATION

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers seconded by Donnie Dowell, to set a public hearing on August 2, 2001, at 6:00 p.m. to receive citizens comments regarding a request from the Wise Concrete Corporation for a Special Use Permit for property located on 2314 Preston Road in Coeburn, VA for the purpose of conducting a concrete business.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT FOR FUNDING FOR ACCESS ROAD/ ST. PAUL INDUSTRIAL PARK

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Bob Adkins, to adopt the resolution of support for State funding for the St. Paul Industrial Park access road.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #              2001

(Said resolution is on file in the County Administrator's Office)

 

IN RE:  APPROPRIATION/FIRST QUARTER

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Donnie Dowell, to approve the first quarter appropriations as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

RECESS

A motion was made by Doug Mullins, seconded by Bob Adkins, to adjourn the meeting.  The motion was unanimously approved.

ATTEST:                 WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

_____________________   ________________________

Clerk                               Chairman

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