Board of Supervisors - July 1, 2002 Workshop Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Workshop meeting on Monday, July 1, 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 Mullins - County Attorney

Annette Underwood - Executive Secretary

 

PRAYER

Frank Smith, Pastor Coeburn Presbyterian Church.

 

PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

 

MINUTES

 

IN RE:  APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Administrator Sealover reported that Dave Harris made a request that the Cable Ordinance be placed on the Board's agenda for adoption.

 

IN RE:  PRESENTATION/PINS FOR EMPLOYEES WITH FIFTEEN YEARS COUNTY SERVICE

The following employees were given a pin in appreciation for fifteen years of service to Wise County:

Martin Gilliam - County Administrator's Office

Teresa Reynolds - County Administrator's Office/Building Department

Andrea Cantrell - County Administrator's Office

Anita Fritz - Commissioner of Revenue's Office

Jane Stone -Clerk of the Circuit Court's Office

Debbie Adams - Clerk of the Circuit Court's Office

Shane Markham - Landfill Department

Herschel Brooks - Landfill Department

Patricia Caldwell - Sheriff's Department

Mike Holbrook - Sheriff's Department

Grant Kilgore - Sheriff's Department

Joel Markham - Sheriff's Department

Matt Pilkenton - Sheriff's Department

Mike Potter - Sheriff's Department

Danny Robinson - Sheriff's Department

Gene Vanover - Sheriff's Department

Chairman Stallard expressed the Board's appreciation for each employee's faithfulness and dedication to their job.

 

IN RE:  TELECONFERENCING FOR MAGISTRATE'S OFFICE

Ruth Hale, representing the Magistrate's Office, addressed the Board regarding a possible change to the Magistrate's Budget.  She stated that the Supreme Court of Virginia has received a grant from the Department of Criminal Justice Services that will provide Video Teleconferencing capability with the remote print feature to eleven magistrate offices around the state.  The offices of Lee, Scott and Wise have been identified as potential sites for this video teleconferencing.

The Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia will provide the initial site survey, setup, equipment installation, training and a 3-year maintenance agreement on the video equipment.  In addition, OES will pay for the initial installation and first 3-year costs, up to $3,000/year in each locality, for (3) ISDN telephone lines, which are needed for video communications.  This figure is based on past magistrate statistics for these offices and should be enough to cover the yearly phone line costs.  If the phone line costs exceeds the amount shown the locality will be responsible for up to half of that amount.

For example.  All localities have a $3,000/year phone cost allowance.  If costs are $5,000, OES will pay the first $3,000, the locality will be responsible for the next $1,500 and OES would pay the remaining $500.

Ms. Hale noted that this teleconferencing capability for the Thirtieth District would insure that a magistrate would be available to the public and law enforcement twenty-four hours a day and would also be an asset should Lee, Wise and Scott Counties go forward with the regional jail plans.

The Board discussed the request with several unanswered questions.

Chairman Stallard asked that Ms. Hale provide the Board with clarification on the amount the Board would be obligated to pay should the cost of the ISDN lines exceed $3000.00.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING-REZONING/RATCLIFFE ROAD

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens' comments regarding a request from Gregory Wade to rezone 4.2 acres of property located on Ratcliffe Road from an A-RR to a M-1 District for the purpose of selling the property for the construction of a welding shop.

Chairman Stallard noted that this request was recommended for denial from the Planning Commission based upon "spot" zoning.

Rebecca Dorton, representing the community located on Ratcliffe Road, stated that the residents were opposed to this rezoning.  The residents asked that the request be denied.

There being no further comments, the public hearing was closed.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING - E-911 ROAD NAME ADDITIONS

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens' comments regarding the following proposed E-911 road name additions:

Mountain Laurel Street-Located off Old Hurricane Road

Red Maple Street - Located off Old Hurricane Road

Black Oak Street - Located off Old Hurricane Road

Sugar Gum Street - Located off Old Hurricane Road

Yellow Popular Street-Located off Old Hurricane Road

Hayes Road - Located off Falin Road on Sandy Ridge

Peace Valley Road - Located on Sandy Ridge

There being no one to speak regarding the proposed road name additions, the public hearing was closed.

 

IN RE: PUBLIC HEARING-COUNTY ORDINANCE #4-1986  AMENDMENT

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens' input regarding a proposed amendment to County Ordinance #4-1986 Section 19-132 to increase the E-911 monthly charge from $1.00 to $1.25.

There being no one to speak regarding the proposed amendment, the public hearing was closed.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING-ORDINANCE ON TAX OF MOBILE LOCAL TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES AND PROCEDURES FOR COLLECTION OF THE TAX

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens' comments regarding a proposed ordinance on Tax of Mobile Local Telecommunication Services and Procedures for Collection of the Tax.

There being no one to speak regarding the proposed ordinance, the public hearing was closed.

 

IN RE:  CHANGE OF POLLING PLACE FROM GUEST RIVER TO STEPHENS COMMUNITY CENTER

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens' comments regarding a proposed change in the polling site for the Guest River voting place to the Stephens Community Center located in the Glamorgan section of Wise County.

There being no one to speak regarding the proposed change, the public hearing was closed.

 

IN RE:  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS

Mr. Branson presented a handout to Board members with answers to questions presented at the last meeting.

The resolution on naming the bridge in Banner was reviewed.

 

VDOT  REMARKS

Mr. T.G. Branson gave a brief update on construction throughout Wise County.

Board members presented requests for Mr. Branson to review and report back at the next meeting.

 

IN RE:  CONSENT AGENDA

  1. First Quarter Appropriations (Available July 11)

 

IN RE:  OLD BUSINESS

A request was received from UVA-Wise for $10,000 for Athletic Scholarships

 

IN RE:  OTHER ITEMS REVIEWED

  1. Resolution Implementing HB 106 posting "In God We Trust"
  2. Imboden Sewage Project/Award of Contract
  3. Appointments
  4. Fiscal Status Report Through June (Available July 11)
  5. County Attorney's Report
  6. Closed Session (Annexation)

 

IN RE:  INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH TOWN OF APPALACHIA FOR DERBY CDBG PROJECT

Attorney Mullins reported that several weeks ago a draft of the Interlocal Agreement with the Town of Appalachia was received by the County Administrator.  She noted some portions of the agreement should be clarified.  However, the Town of Appalachia has already adopted the agreement.  She said she has made some changes to the agreement based upon discussion with Mr. Sealover that do not substantially change the agreement but clarifies the responsibility of the County, and the Town of Appalachia once the system is completed and the town assumes ownership of the system.

Chairman Stallard voiced his concern regarding liability.

Attorney Mullins noted that after the initial start-up, once the construction is completed, the County will be relieved of any responsibility.

Attorney Mullins suggested that if the Board is in agreement with the changes she made, she would recommend that a copy be sent to the town for review and execution.

 

IN RE:  IMBODEN SEWAGE PROJECT/AWARD CONTRACT

Attorney Mullins suggested that the Board enter into the Interlocal Agreement with the Town of Appalachia for the Derby CDBG Project before awarding a contract on the Imboden Sewage Project.

 

IN RE:  COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

Administrator Sealover reported that he had been contacted by a representative from Red River Coal Company today and they have indicated that they will be relocating the bridge and the coal haul road away from the Stidham's home.

 

BOARD COMMENTS

Edgar Mullins asked that a speed study be done on Powell River Road just below the Red River Coal Company's new mine site.

 

ADJOURN

There being no further comments, the meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m.

 

ATTEST:                  WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

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Clerk                               Chairman

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