Board of Supervisors - September 6, 2001 Workshop Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Workshop Meeting on Thursday, September 6, 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 Edgar Mullins

Honorable Virginia Meador

Honorable Robert Adkins

Honorable Jeffrey Salyers

Honorable Donnie Dowell - members of said Board and

Edward L. Sealover - County Administrator

Karen Mullins - County Attorney

Annette Underwood - Executive Secretary

 

ABSENT

Honorable Douglas Mullins

Shannon C. Scott - Assistant County Administrator

 

PRAYER

Rev. Roger Barker, Pastor Lighthouse Family Worship Center, Wise, led the Board in prayer.

 

PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

 

IN RE:  RECOGNITION OF COUNTY EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED IN RECENT FLOODING IN WISE  COUNTY

Certificates of Appreciation were given to County employees in appreciation for their endeavors in assisting the flood victims in Wise County during the recent flooding.

Each Board member voiced their appreciation and praise for the long hours and hard work that was put forth by the County employees.

Chairman Stallard noted that other agencies that made donations and individuals that gave of their time to assist the flood victims will also be recognized for their contribution.

 

IN RE:  APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Chairman Stallard presented a resolution authorizing the County Administrator as the County's agent in accessing federal disaster relief funding to be added to the agenda for next week.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC EXPRESSION

There was no one to speak during public expression.

 

IN RE:  ROADS & HIGHWAYS

Mr. Sutherland, representing VDOT, reviewed the following items with the Board:

  1. Resolution For Children at Play Signs (Wythe Rd) (Coeburn, VA)

  2. Resolution For Children at Play Signs (Woodrow Hollow Rd)(Pound, VA.)

  3. Resolution For Children at Play Signs (3918 Upton St)(ESG, VA)

  4. Speed Limit Sign For 3918 Upton St. ESG, VA

 

VDOT  REMARKS

Mr. Sutherland gave a brief update on construction projects throughout Wise County.

There was some discussion on funding for guardrails.

Mr. Sutherland was asked to relay to the contractor working on the slide located on the road going toward Big Stone Gap that the County would appreciate having the dirt from the slide taken to the Blackwood Landfill.

Mr. Sutherland advised that he would relay the message.

Bob Adkins gave a brief report on his meetings with FEMA

 

IN RE:  REASSESSMENT COMMITTEE REPORT

Chairman Stallard advised that the Board would go into closed session at the regular meeting for contract negotiations on the proposed reassessment.

 

IN RE:  OTHER ITEMS DISCUSSED

  1. Resolution Ratifying Ending Declaration of State of Local Emergency
  2. Budget Amendment #3:  Conservation Grant to Clerk of Circuit Court's Office - $4415
  3. Resolution Establishing Work Place Violence Policy
  4. Resolution Requiring Pre-employment Physicals for Certain Employee
  5. Resolution Setting Policy on Driver's License Checks for Certain County Employees
  6. Set Public Hearing on Proposed Ordinance for a Locality Records Management Program
  7. Appointments to Boards and Commissions
  8. Award of Bids: 
      Hewlett Packard Server with Additional Memory Module
      Two (2) pick up Trucks for Public Works
  9.  Fiscal Status Report Through August (Next Week)
  10. Closed Session - 2.1-344A.6 /Consultation With Legal Counsel/Potential Litigation & 2.1-344A.7-Investing of Public Funds Where Competition or Bargaining is Involved
  11. Board Comments

 

IN RE:  CLEANING STREAMS IN WISE COUNTY

Edgar Mullins asked the Board to consider adopting a resolution requesting the Corps of Engineers for assistance in getting streams cleaned out in Wise County which could possible avoid another flood.  He further asked that the resolution be forwarded to our representatives for additional support.

 

IN RE:  PLAQUE FOR CHAIRMAN

Jeffrey Salyers presented a plaque to Bob Adkins in appreciation for his term as chairman of the Board for the year 2000.

 

IN RE:  COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

Administrator Edward Sealover stated that one of his high priorities this fiscal year is to address the Landfill Use Fee.  He asked the Board to consider having a called meeting specifically for this item regarding expenses, revenues and other possible solutions for collecting this fee.

 

IN RE:  BOARD COMMENTS

Chairman Stallard asked for comments from the public regarding the Electronic Agenda.

 

ADJOURN

There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned.

 

ATTEST:                 WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

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Clerk                              Chairman 

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