Board of Supervisors - June 13, 2002 Regular Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Thursday, June 13, 2002, 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 Jeffrey Salyers - Vice-Chairman

Honorable Douglas Mullins

Honorable Edgar Mullins

Honorable Virginia Meador

Honorable Betty Cornett

Honorable Robert Adkins

Honorable Robert Robbins - members of said Board and

Edward L. Sealover - County Administrator

Shannon C. Scott- Assistant County Administrator

Karen T. Mullins - County Attorney

Annette Underwood- Executive Secretary

 

PRAYER

T. G. Branson, led the Board in prayer.

 

PLEDGE 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

Administrator Sealover advised the Board that Mr. Harris the consultant for the Cable Ordinance has requested that the proposed Cable Services Regulatory Ordinance be deleted from the agenda until next month.

A motion was made by Doug Mullins, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to approve the agenda with the deletion of the proposed Cable Services Regulatory Ordinance.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  COUNTY BUDGET FY 2002-03

Edgar Mullins made a motion to vote on the County budget and the School budget separately.  Doug Mullins seconded the motion.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  SCHOOL BUDGET FY 2002-03

A motion was made by Edgar Mullins to fund the School Budget $100,000 over last year's budget.  Doug Mullins seconded the motion.

Jeff Salyers made a motion to level fund the School Budget same as the current year with an increase of $51,300 over what was advertised in the operations funding with the understanding that the school teachers and the support staff will receive their raises as promised.  Virginia Meador seconded the motion.

Aye-      Douglas Mullins

            Edgar Mullins

            Virginia Meador

            Betty Cornett

            Douglas Stallard

            Jeff Salyers

            Robby Robbins

 

IN RE:  COUNTY BUDGET FY 2002-03

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Betty Cornett, to approve the County General Fund Budget for FY 2002-03 to include raises for the County employees.

Ms. Meador asked if this would include the Sheriff's cars.

There was some discussion on including 6 cars for the Sheriff's Department and two (2) deputies.

Mr. Salyers amended his motion to include six (6) cars for the Sheriff's Department and two (2) deputies as requested by the Compensation Board.

Doug Mullins voiced his concern in adopting the budget at this time since there are some issues that the Board will be voting on later in the meeting that will impact the budget

Edgar Mullins voiced his opposition to the three top paid people in the County Administrator's Office getting a raise.  He commented that the public works director makes less money than the secretary in the office and that's not right.  He said Mr. Darter should make at least the same with his responsibilities.  

Edgar Mullins questioned the GIS invoice that was paid by Jack Kennedy and why he is requesting reimbursement.

Mr. Sealover explained that the GIS program is funded by grants and Mr. Kennedy had personally paid an invoice that came due prior to the date on which the County paid its monthly payments.  Therefore, Mr. Kennedy was asking for reimbursement for that payment.

Edgar Mullins commented that the Sheriff's Department had to many vehicles.  He said the parking lot would have to be enlarged to hold them all.

There being no further comments, the votes were as follows:

Aye-    Edgar Mullins             Nay-Doug Mullins

            Virginia Meador

            Betty Cornett

            Douglas Stallard

            Jeff Salyers

            Robby Robbins

 

RECESS

The Board took a brief recess at 6:30 p.m.

The meeting reconvened at 6:55 p.m.

Bob Adkins entered the meeting at this time.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC EXPRESSION

There was no one to speak during public expression.

 

IN RE:  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS

Mr. Branson advised that he had made revisions to the Six Year Plan and sent to each Board member for review.

Betty Cornett asked for an update on the project by the golf course.

Jeff Salyers presented a letter from June Hicks, daughter of the late Charles Barrowman, Sr., submitting the name Charles Barrowman, Sr., to be considered for naming of the bridge in Banner, VA.

Mr. Branson stated that before this could be done, the Board would have to adopt a resolution requesting the bridge to be named after Mr. Barrowman, Sr.

There was a discussion on the rocks that have been piled up on Jenkins Mountain and the possibility of getting the rocks moved.

Mr. Branson was asked to view the road past the Church of God of Prophesy in Pine Camp, leading down to the river, which is in the form of a loop and partially paved, for consideration of being taken into the secondary system.

 

IN RE:  CHANGE OF WORKSHOP MEETING DATE

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Doug Mullins, to change the July Workshop meeting to Monday, July 1 at 6:00 p.m.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  CONSENT AGENDA

A motion was made by Doug Mullins, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to approve the consent agenda as presented with the public hearings to be held on July 1, 2002 @ 6:00 p.m.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  REZONING /J. STRAUGHAN FAMILY CORPORATION

A public hearing was held on June 6, 2002 to receive citizens comments regarding the rezoning request from J. Straughan Family Corporation.  There was no public opposition to this request.

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Bob Adkins, to approve the request from J., Straughan Family Corporation to rezone property consisting of 51 acres located on the Orby Cantrell Highway adjacent to the Ridgeview Baptist Church from an A-RR to B-2 District for the purpose of commercial development.  The motion was unanimously approved.

It was noted that this request was recommended for approval by the Planning Commission

 

IN RE:  REZONING/GLAMORGAN COAL COMPANY

A public hearing was held on June 6, 2002 for public comments regarding a rezoning request from Glamorgan Coal Company.  There was no public opposition to this request.

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Doug Mullins, to approve the request from Glamorgan Coal Corporation to rezone property consisting of 189 acres located on the Orby Cantrell Highway adjacent to the Straughan Family Corporation property from an A-RR to B-2 District for the purpose of commercial development.  The motion was unanimously approved.

It was noted that this request was recommended for approval by the Planning Commission.

 

IN RE:  SURPLUS PROPERTY DISPOSAL ORDINANCE

A public hearing was held on June 6, 2002 for public comments regarding the proposed Surplus Property Disposal Ordinance.  There was no public opposition to this request.

A motion was made by Robbie Robbins, seconded by Virginia Meador, to approve the Surplus Property Disposal Ordinance as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

It was noted that this request was recommended for approval by the Planning Commission.

ORDINANCE #           2002.

(Said ordinance on file in the County Administrator Office)

 

IN RE:  ORDINANCE IMPOSING $5 LOCAL COURTHOUSE SECURITY FEE

A public hearing was held on June 6, 2002 for public comment regarding the proposed Ordinance Imposing $5 Local Courthouse Security Fee.  There was no public opposition to the proposed ordinance.

A motion was made by Betty Cornett, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to adopt the Ordinance Imposing a $5 Local Courthouse Security Fee.  The motion was unanimously approved.

ORDINANCE #        2002

(Said ordinance on file in County Administrator's Office)

 

IN RE:  ORDINANCE IMPOSING A $25 JAIL PROCESSING FEE

A public hearing was held on June 6, 2002, for public comment regarding a proposed Ordinance Imposing a $25 Jail Processing Fee.  There was no public opposition to the proposed ordinance.

A motion was made by Doug Mullins, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to adopt the Ordinance Imposing a $25 Jail Processing Fee.  The motion was unanimously approved,

ORDINANCE #      2002

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

 

IN RE:  ZONING ORDINANCE #2-1991- AMENDMENT/CONDITIONAL ZONING

A public hearing was held on June 6, 2002 to receive citizens' input regarding a proposed amendment to Wise County Zoning Ordinance #1-1991 - Section 5-13 Conditional Zoning.

Mike Abbot, Assistant County Attorney, gave the Board a brief history on Conditional Zoning with illustrated comments for better understanding of its purpose and benefits to the County.

After discussion, a motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to adopt the amendment to Zoning Ordinance #1-1991 - Section 5-13 Conditional Zoning.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  CABLE SERVICES REGULATORY ORDINANCE

A public hearing was held on June 6, 2002, to receive citizens comments regarding the proposed Cable Services Regulatory Ordinance.  There was no public opposition to the proposed ordinance.

It was the consensus of the Board to table the proposed ordinance until the July meeting.

 

IN RE:  ZONING ORDINANCE #2-1991 AMENDMENT/PERMITTED SIGNS

A public hearing was held on June 6, 2002 to receive citizens' comments regarding a proposed amendment to Wise County Zoning Ordinance #2-1991- Section 5-2.4(d) Permitted Signs in B-2, M-1, M-2 Districts.  There was no public opposition to the proposed amendment.

Chairman Stallard noted that the Planning Commission voted to deny this request.

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Bob Adkins, to deny the request from Shannon Vaughan to amend the Zoning Ordinance, Section 5-2.4(d) regarding Permitted Signs in B-2, M-1, M-2 Districts.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT/ IDA

A motion was made by Betty Cornett, seconded by Virginia Meador, to appoint Jim Gilley to the Wise County IDA for a term of four (4) years.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT/PSA

This appointment was tabled until July.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT/BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS

This appointment was tabled until July.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT/LENOWISCO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

A motion was made by Jeff Sturgill, seconded by Robby Robbins, to reappoint Susan P. Harrison to the LENOWISCO Board of Directors for a term of three (3) years.  The motion was unanimously approved.

The appointment for District One was tabled until July.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT/MECC BOARD

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Robby Robbins, to appoint Fred Dotson to the MECC Board for a term of four (4) years.

Aye-    Doug Mullins       Nay-None    Abstain - Edgar Mullins

            Virginia Meador

            Betty Cornett

            Bob Adkins

            Jeff Salyers

            Robbie Robbins

            Doug Stallard

The appointment for District One was tabled until July.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT - PLANNING COMMISSION

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Doug Stallard, to reappoint Randy Rigg to the Planning Commission for a term of four (4) years.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT - SOCIAL SERVICES BOARD

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Doug Stallard, to reappoint Sam Gilbert to the Social Services Board for a term of four (4) years.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT- WISE COUNTY TOURISM COMMITTEE

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to reappoint Sarah McReynolds to the Wise County Tourism Committee for a term of four (4) years.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  UVA-WISE $10,000 FOR ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS

There was some discussion regarding the request from UVA-Wise for $10,000 for athletic scholarships.  It was noted that it was not good business to cut the school funding and give to another organization.

Jeff Salyers made a motion to table this request until next month.  Bob Adkins seconded the motion.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION - SOUTH MOUNTAIN PHASE II WATER PROJECT

A motion was made by Edgar Mullins, seconded by Doug Mullins, to approve the resolution agreeing to amend the South Mountain Phase I Water Project Agreement to be applicable to Phase II Water Project and to further authorize the Chairman and Clerk of the Board to execute any and all documents required to effectuate the South Mountain Phase II Project.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #       2002

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

 

IN RE:  DERBY ENGINEERING SERVICES AGREEMENT AMENDMENT (ATS)

A motion was made by Virginia Meador, seconded by Betty Cornett, to table the amendment to the Derby Engineering Services Agreement with ATS for further information.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  FISCAL STATUS REPORT

The fiscal status report was presented for Board review.

 

IN RE:  COUNTY ATTORNEY'S REPORT

None

 

IN RE:  COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

Administrator Sealover reviewed with the Board VACo's request for statewide legislative items.

 

IN RE:  BOARD COMMENTS

 

RECESS

There was a recess taken at 7:50 p.m.

The meeting reconvened at 7:55 p.m.

 

IN RE:  CLOSED SESSION

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Virginia Meador, to go into closed session as permitted by Section 2.2-3611A.1 & A.7 of the Code of Virginia to discuss personnel and Consultation with legal counsel.  The motion was unanimously approved.

After a lengthy closed session, a motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Bob Adkins, to reconvene the regular meeting.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION - CLOSED SESSION

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

RESOLUTION #          2002

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

 

IN RE:  COUNTY ATTORNEY'S SALARY

Doug Mullins made a motion to adjust the salary of the County Attorney as presented in the budget to $27,000 for 27 hours per month.  Betty Cornett seconded the motion.

Aye-Doug Mullins  Nay-Doug Stallard   Abstain-Virginia Meador

            Betty Cornett

            Edgar Mullins

            Bob Adkins

            Robby Robbins

            Jeff Salyers

 

ADJOURN

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

 

ATTEST:                  WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

____________________     ______________________

Clerk                               Chairman

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