Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Workshop Meeting
on Thursday, February 7, 2002, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board of
Supervisors meeting room located in the Wise County courthouse. The following were present:
Douglas Stallard - Chairman
Jeffrey Salyers - Vice-Chairman
Robby Robbins - members of said Board and
L. Sealover - County Administrator
C. Scott - Assistant County Administrator
Mullins - County Attorney
Underwood- Executive Secretary
Roy LaDuke, Pastor Norton United Methodist Church, led the
Board in prayer.
ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
Stallard asked that the following changes be made to the
from the Building, Planning and Zoning Department
Banner and Bull Run Roads to the E-911 road name additions
to be sent out
for public hearing on March 7.
Administrator to execute agreement with Norfolk Southern
etc. of sewer pipe under tracks in the Imboden area.
amending the Personnel Policies adding a new section concerning.
- Inclement Weather/Designated Emergency.
the consensus of the Board to make these changes.
Elosser, representing Pro-Art, gave a brief overview of
Pro-Art's activities noting the recreational and economical
benefits that are reaped by the County.
She asked that the Board consider a contribution
of $10,000 to support the Pro-Art 2002/2003 season at its
February 14 meeting.
the Local Government Challenge Grant, the Virginia Commission
for the Arts will match the County's contribution up to
deadline to apply for this grant is April 1.
The Board can make a commitment of these funds at
this time and confirm the funding July 1 after the budget
has been approved.
and Pins for those with 25 and 30 years of service will
be done on February 14.
Sturgill, CPA/Audit Report for FY 2000-01 will be done on
HEARING-AMENDMENT TO ORDINANCE REGARDING LANDFILL USE FEE
AND PARTIAL EXEMPTION
hearing was duly advertised for this date to received citizens
comments regarding a proposed amendment to County ordinance
#3-1993 regarding the landfill use fee and partial exemption
for the elderly and disabled who rent.
being no one to speak regarding the proposed amendment,
the public hearing was closed.
Phillips voiced his dismay regarding the condition of our
His main concern was toward the trash that is being
thrown into our streams.
for a fire hydrant for the Stephens area that would give
the citizens a decrease in their insurance premiums.
He also asked the Board to reconsider helping the
citizens living on the Daytown Road to get this road into
the secondary system.
RE: ROADS AND
Resident Engineer T.G. Branson, informed the Board that
the Coal & Gas Road Committee will be meeting in March
to address the revenue sharing funds.
He also presented an answer sheet on questions that
were asked by Board members at the last meeting.
members presented Mr. Branson with needs in their districts.
Light at Powell Valley Primary and Middle School
was received from Marcie R. Phillips requesting a traffic
light at the Powell Valley Primary and Middle School.
She explained the need for the lights and the dangers
that face the children in those areas.
Branson stated that he would need a letter from the Board
requesting a traffic study in that area.
Stallard advised that the Consent Agenda consists of primarily
house keeping items and any item can be withdrawn from that
list for a separate motion and/or discussion.
RE: DAY TOWN
Calhoun, a resident of the Day Town Road, reiterated that
the residents living on this road would appreciate the Board
removing any obstacles on the R-O-W that would hinder this
road from being taken into the secondary system.
Mullins stated that she is scheduled to look at the road
and any property that could possibly interfere with progress
on getting this road taken into the system.
of district 1 explained that the County has furnished gravel
and drainpipe to help maintain the Day Town Road.
Stallard asked Attorney Mullins to bring a report back to
the Board at its next meeting.
HOLLOW OF BULL RUN
was received from Coastal Coal Company requesting approval
from the Board of Supervisors to use the road which extends
from the right of way of U.S. Rte 58-A into Lawson Hollow
of Bull Run between St. Paul and Coeburn.
Coastal Coal's intent is to use this road for ingress
and egress to and from its property in Lawson Hollow to
U.S. Rt. 58-A for the movement of men and equipment, but
not for coal hauling purposes.
Board reviewed this request, Chairman Stallard asked that
a representative be present at the next meeting to answer
questions regarding this request.
RE: OTHER ITEMS
of pins for those with 25 and 30 years County service
gift to the Tacoma Community Center in honor of the late
Delmer Wilson, Jr.
authorizing contract extension (5 Years) with APCo/AEP
for electric service
recognizing Wallens Ridge employees
endorsing HJR 81 proposing an amendment to the constitution
regarding prayer in schools
Status Report through January (February 14)
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT
Sealover gave a status report on the budget process with
proposed steps to be taken to provide a balanced budget
for the upcoming year.
He also noted that the tax rate must be set at the
being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:15
WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS