Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Workshop meeting
on Thursday, August 1, 2002, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board of
Supervisors meeting room located in the Wise County courthouse. The following were present:
Douglas A. Stallard - Chairman
Jeffrey Salyers - Vice-Chairman
Robert R. Adkins
Robert Robbins - members of said Board and
L. Sealover - County Administrator
C. Scott - Assistant County Administrator
Mullins - County Attorney
Belcher, member Freedom of Worship Church, Norton, VA led
the Board in prayer.
ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
Salyers asked that "Children at Play" signs for Dan Hall
Mountain Road be placed on next week's agenda.
following presentations were made:
of Employees -
Clerk of the Circuit Court's Office:
Victoria G. Ratliff and Renee M. Taylor
of Employee with 25 years of service:
of Employee with 15 years of service:
King, representing the Disabled American Veterans Wise Chapter
No. 56, addressed the Board regarding the need for a state
Veterans Home/Hospital/Medical Center for veterans in Wise,
Scott, Lee, Russell, Dickenson, Buchanan and Washington
site that has been suggested for this center is the Appalachian
Regional Hospital in Wise that has been closed for sometime.
He explained the expense and the problem of traveling
a long distance if a veteran had to be hospitalized since
most of the veterans are disabled with no means of getting
to and from the hospital.
Mr. King asked the Board to consider adopting a resolution
of support for this effort.
MINE LAND (AML) FUND
Reilly, President of the Dickenson County Citizens Committee
"Save Virginia's Baby" came before the Board requesting
a resolution of support encouraging political leaders, within
our State and Federal offices to take the necessary steps
to extend the AML Fee collections until such time as all
reclamation in Wise County is complete.
Phillips asked the Board to take Daytown Road into the system
because of the condition of the road that makes it almost
impossible to get a school bus into the area to pick up
the school children.
Mullins spoke briefly regarding the house that was built
on the R-O-W as well as other obstructions that are hindering
the footage that is needed to build the road.
Mr. Mullins stated that it would take court action
to remove the house.
Stallard asked Administrator Sealover to ascertain from
the School Board whether or not the road is adequate for
the school bus to travel.
Councilman E. L. Hutchinson, presented several questions
to Administrator Sealover regarding the meeting he had with
Town Manager George Polly and the proposed Big Stone Gap
answering several questions, Chairman Stallard asked that
Mr. Sealover be given a copy of the questions for which
he could give a written reply to Mr. Hutchinson.
RE: ARNO FLOODING
McNutt, a resident of the Arno section in Appalachia, presented
the Board with pictures and videos of floods in l977, 2001,
and 2002. Mr.
McNutt stated that a mining operation has removed the bridge
in their community and replaced the bridge with two (2)
60" culverts. Since
the culverts were placed there, debris gets caught inside
and dams up the water causing the community to flood.
He asked the Board to give any assistance possible
to correct this problem before heavy rains set in again.
Stallard stated that someone from the County would review
the problem and bring a report back to the Board.
being no further comments, the public expression was closed.
RE: ROADS AND
following items were discussed:
at Play signs on Lake Ridge Road
New Addition - Sykes Boulevard
Cornett left the meeting at 6:50 p.m.
Salyers asked Mr. Branson for some possible assistance in
getting a better site distance at the railroad crossing
on Robbins Road in the Banner section of Coeburn.
that the railroad company will not assist in the situation
and directed him to VDOT.
Branson stated that this is a private road and not State
VDOT cannot intervene to correct the problem.
The materials that are blocking the site distance
for that road belong to the railroad company and should
be addressed by the same.
following items were reviewed under the Consent Agenda:
public hearing at 2:00 p.m. on August 23 for South Mountain
Water Project Phase II
public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on September 5 for proposed
ordinance establishing the
Wise County Enterprise Zone
Mullins asked that the proposed amendment to the Real Estate
Tax Exemption For Elderly and Disabled, that is being set
for public hearing, be pulled from the Consent Agenda for
2: Add $83,021.00;
from fund balance (lapsed FEMA revenues) and add to Emergency
Services ($16,958) and reserve for emergencies/contingency
3: Add $16,592
(grant) to the E-911 Fund
4: Add $2244
(grant) and add that amount to various line items in the
Victim Witness Program Budget
Administrator to sign Residential Anti-Displacement and
Relocation Assistance Plan
approving the Community Services Board FY 2003 Performance
RE: OTHER ITEMS
establishing goals, policies, and responsibilities related
to the County's Risk Management/Loss Control Program
directing preparation of a Strategic Plan for Economic
expressing concern about the recent court ruling on the
Pledge of Allegiance
of bid for $1 million dollar line of credit
Status Report through July (Available August 8)
being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:20
WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS