Board of Supervisors - November 8, 2001 Regular Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on November 8, 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

Annette Underwood-Executive Secretary

 

PRAYER

Rev. Eddie Fultz, member Freedom of Worship Church, led the Board in prayer.

 

PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

IN RE:  PLAQUE OF APPRECIATION/BENNET ADKINS

Chairman Stallard spoke briefly to the family of the late Bennet Adkins recognizing his contribution to Wise County in building and financing the fountain in front of the courthouse.  He acknowledged that a plaque of appreciation has been placed on the front of the fountain in memory of Mr. Adkins and his dedication to the beautification of Wise County.

 

MINUTES

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

 

IN RE:  APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Chairman Stallard asked that the Panel of Physicians for Worker's Compensation Matters be placed on next month's agenda and the appointment on the PSA Board be added.

A motion was made by Virginia Meador, seconded by Bob Adkins, to approve the agenda as presented with the deletion and addition as stated above.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Mildred Cantrell a property owner in the Sandy Ridge section of Coeburn voiced her opposition to the proposed E-911 road name Duty Road.  She asked that Duty Road be deleted from the list of E-911 road names that are being considered for approval and that she be notified in the event that another name is submitted for that road in the future.

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

 

IN RE:  REVENUE SHARING MATCHING FUNDS

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to approve the $500.00 matching funds for the Revenue Sharing Program to be paid from the Coal & Gas Road Funds.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

VDOT REMARKS

Several Board members presented requests to VDOT representative Ken Robinson for possible action. 

 

IN RE:  E-911 ROAD NAME ADDITIONS

A public hearing was held on November 1, 2001 to receive citizens' comments regarding 12 proposed E-911 road names (List on file in the E-911 Office located in the County Administrator's Office).  There was one citizen in opposition to the Duty Road.

A motion was made Donnie Dowell, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to approve the list of E-911 road names as presented with the exception of Duty Road.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  DANCE HALL PERMIT/OLD MOOSE LODGE/MICHAEL CHILDERS

A public hearing was held on November 1, 2001 to receive citizens' comments regarding a request from Michael Childers for a dance hall permit for the old Moose Lodge building located on Highway 58 between Norton and Coeburn.  There was no opposition to the proposed permit.

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Betty Cornett, to approve the dance hall permit as requested by Michael Childers.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION TRANSFER OF PROPERTY TECH PARK

A public hearing was held on November 1, 2001 to receive citizens' comments regarding the transfer of property at the Lonesome Pine Airport (Tech Park) to the Wise County IDA and the Cumberlands Airport Commission.  There was no opposition to the proposed transfer.

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Virginia Meador, to approve the resolution transferring the property at the Tech Park to the Wise County IDA and the Cumberlands Airport Commission.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #        2001

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

 

IN RE:  WISE COUNTY'S REAL ESTATE TAX EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN ELDERLY AND DISABLED PERSONS ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

A public hearing was held on November 1, 2001 to receive citizens' input regarding a proposed amendment to the Wise County Real Estate Tax Exemption for Certain Elderly and Disabled Persons Ordinance.  There was no public comments regarding the proposed amendment.

Donnie Dowell asked that the amendment be removed and replaced by Code Section 58.1-3211 as presented by the County Attorney.

Chairman Stallard asked that the Landfill Use Fee Committee meet and make necessary changes as per the Code Section presented by the County Attorney that relates back to the existing ordinance.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING MS. LAUREN ELIZABETH BOLLING BARNETTE AS MISS TEEN VIRGINIA USA

A motion was made by Doug Mullins, seconded by Bob Adkins, to adopt the resolution recognizing Ms. Lauren Elizabeth Bolling Barnette as Miss Teen Virginia USA.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #        2001

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

 

IN RE:  BUDGET AMENDMENT #6/CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT

A motion was made by Donnie Dowell, seconded by Doug Mullins, to approve budget amendment #6 for the Clerk of Circuit Court in the amount of $13,149.90 to fund part-time employees for the GIS Program.  The motion was unanimously approved.

It was noted that these funds were donated by Anderson & Associates and the Wise Kiwanis Club.

 

IN RE:  BUDGET AMENDMENT #7/RESERVE FOR EMERGENCIES / CONTINGENCY / FEMA DISASTER REIMBURSEMENT  

A motion was made by Donnie Dowell, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to approve budget amendment #7 for funding in the amount of $75,592.42 received from FEMA as reimbursement for the July and August flooding in Wise County.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE REQUEST FOR REFUND

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Donnie Dowell, to approve the tax refund to Edwards Inc. of St. Paul in the amount of $13,403.50 for property that was assessed but not located in Wise County.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION REQUIRING COUNTY DECAL FOR USE OF CONVENIENCE CENTERS OR LANDFILL

A motion was made by Donnie Dowell, seconded by Bob Adkins, to adopt the resolution requiring a County decal for use of the convenience centers or the County landfill.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #           2001

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

 

IN RE:  COMPACTOR BID

A motion was made by Edgar Mullins, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to award the bid for the used Caterpillar 826G compactor to Carter Machinery in the amount of $200,000 minus a $20,000 trade-in of older unit for a cost of $180,000 to be paid from the Blackwood Enterprise Fund.  The motion was unanimously approved.

(Chairman Stallard noted that there was only one bid received on this compactor)

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT-COMMUNITY POLICY AND MANAGEMENT BOARD

A motion was made by Donnie Dowell, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to appoint Donna Boggs to fill the un-expired term of Jewell Worley on the Community Policy and Management Board for a term to expire 6/30/2005.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT-PSA BOARD

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Virginia Meador, to appoint Betty Cornett to the PSA Board for her term of office. 

Aye-    Doug Mullins     Nay-None       Abstain-Donnie Dowell

            Edgar Mullins

            Virginia Meador

            Doug Stallard

            Robert Adkins

            Jeff Salyers

            Betty Cornett

 

IN RE:  MISSION AND VALUES STATEMENT APPROVAL

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Virginia Meador, to approve the Mission and Values Statement as presented by the County Administrator.  The motion was unanimously approved.

(Said Mission and Values Statement are on file in the County Administrator's Office)

 

IN RE:  MODIFIED DUTY PROGRAM

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to approve the Modified Duty Program as presented by the County Administrator.  The motion was unanimously approved.

(Said Modified Duty Program is on file in the County Administrator's Office)

 

IN RE:  AUTOMOTIVE REPAIRS

A motion was made by Donnie Dowell, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to approve the Policy Automotive Repairs as presented by the County Administrator.  The motion was unanimously approved.

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

 

IN RE:  EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION/INCENTIVE AWARDS PROGRAM

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Donnie Dowell, to approve the Employee Recognition/Incentive Awards Program as presented by the County Administrator.  The motion was unanimously approved.

(Said Employee Recognition/Incentive Awards Program is on file in the County Administrator's Office)

 

IN RE:  REZONING/HOMETOWN PROPERTIES/ PEDRO TRUCKING

A motion was made by Donnie Dowell, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to hold a public hearing on December 1, 2001 at 6:00 p.m. for the following rezoning requests:

  1. Hometown Properties from a R-1 to a B-2 District for the purpose of opening a Real Estate Office

  2. Pedro Trucking from a R-1 to a B-2 District for the purpose of building a garage for a trucking business

The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION ENDORSING CHANGE IN TECH PARK CONNECTOR ROUTE

A motion was made by Donnie Dowell, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to adopt the resolution endorsing the change in the Tech Park Connector Route from Ramsey to Lake Street Corridor.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #                 2001

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

 

IN RE:  FISCAL STATUS REPORT THROUGH OCTOBER

Administrator Sealover presented to the Board a fiscal status report regarding expenses and revenues through the month of October.

 

IN RE:  COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

Administrator Sealover presented the Board a recap of the landfill revenues and expenses with a breakdown of proposed savings/cost avoidance measures and proposed options for funding the landfill.

He asked that the Board review his proposal and perhaps call a Workshop meeting for further discussion.

           

IN RE:  COUNTY ATTORNEY'S REPORT

None

 

IN RE:  BOARD COMMENTS

Edgar Mullins asked that the County adopt a resolution on Elk hunting in Wise County.

Board member elect, Robby Robbins, was acknowledge at being present at the meeting.

Donnie Dowell asked that Mr. Robbins be permitted to join the Board in closed session.

Doug Stallard asked that the newspaper reporters be more cooperative in printing the Press Releases that come from the Board which is another means of getting information to the public.  He also asked that the public access channel be approached for possible assistance in this matter.

 

BREAK

The Board took a break at 7:25 p.m.

The meeting reconvened at 7:45 p.m.

Donnie Dowell left the meeting at this time.

 

IN RE:  CLOSED SESSION

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Bob Adkins, to go into closed session to discuss personnel as permitted by section 2.1-344A.1 of the Code of Virginia.

The motion was unanimously approved.

After a brief closed session, a motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Virginia Meador, to reconvene the regular meeting.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION - CERTIFICATION OF CLOSED SESSION

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Bob Adkins, to adopt the resolution verifying matters discussed while in closed session.  The motion was unanimously approved by roll call vote.

 

IN RE:  COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR EVALUATION

A motion was made by Doug Mullins, seconded by Virginia Meador, to compensate the County Administrator accordingly for favorable review.

Aye-    Doug Mullins     Nay-None      Abstain-Edgar Mullins
                                                 (He does not believe
           Bob Adkins                       The County Administrator 
                                                  has been In this
           Betty Cornett                    position long enough for
                                                  an Evaluation.)
           Virginia Meador                                       

   Jeff Salyers

   Doug Stallard

 

ADJOURN

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

ATTEST:                  WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

_______________________   _______________________

Clerk                                   Chairman

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