Board of Supervisors - March 20, 2003 Recessed Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Recessed meeting on Thursday, March 20, 2003, at 6:00 PM in the Board of Supervisors meeting room.  The following were present:

Honorable Douglas Stallard - Chairman

Honorable Betty Cornett - Vice-Chair

Honorable Barry Nelson

Honorable Edgar Mullins

Honorable Robert Adkins

Honorable Virginia Meador

Honorable Jeffrey Salyers

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

Chairman Stallard gave a few comments regarding our men and women in the armed forces wishing them well and a speedy end to the war.

 

PRAYER

Bob Adkins led the Board in prayer.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

All led in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

 

IN RE:  REAL ESTATE TAX EXEMPTION  FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED/ ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens' comments regarding a proposed amendment to the Real Estate Tax Exemption for the Elderly and Disabled Ordinance.

There was no one to speak for or against the proposed amendment.

There being no comments, the public hearing was closed,

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING /PROPOSED REAL PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens' comments regarding the County's intent to adopt a tax rate of $0.48 per $100 of assessed value.

Thelma Gilley, a resident of Powell Valley, told the Board they need to clarify that this is a decrease in the property tax rate but an increase in real estate taxes.

Stewart Jessee voiced his support of the exemption for the elderly and disabled.

Hugh Kiser stated that with the recent increase in the tax assessment, the tax break from the Board will give the citizens some relief.

W.C. Jackson, a resident of the Powell Valley area, ask the Board to give the citizens a tax break because of the economic slump, lots of elderly people, and many on fixed income.

There being no one else to speak, the public hearing was closed.

 

IN RE:  ELDERLY AND DISABLED ORDINANCE # 3-1979 AMENDMENT

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Betty Cornett, to approve the amendment to the Real Estate Tax Exemption for Elderly and Disabled ordinance to increase the income eligibility limit to $32,000 and raise the exemption's maximum to $150.  The motion was unanimously approved.

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

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION SETTING THE PROPERTY TAX RATE

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Virginia Meador, to approve resolution setting the real property tax rate at $0.48 per $100 of assessed value.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #       2003

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

 

IN RE:  LITTER CONTROL/SOLID WASTE ORDINANCE #3-1975 AMENDMENT

A motion was made by Virginia Meador, seconded by Bob Adkins, to remove from table the proposed amendment to the Wise County Solid Waste Ordinance Section 18-1 & 18-13 Litter Control.  The motion was unanimously approved.

A motion was made by Virginia Meador, seconded by Bob Adkins, to approve the amendment to the Wise County Solid Waste Ordinance Section 18-1 & 18-13 Litter Control as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

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

 

BOARD COMMENTS

There was some discussion on the assessment of mined land and forestry land.

Since the recent heavy rains have taken such a heavy tole on roads, bridges, and property throughout the County, stream maintenance was discussed as a possible way of controlling this type of damage.

Administrator Sealover advised that funds will be forthcoming to do some stream cleaning. 

 

ADJOURN

There being no further business, 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

 

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Clerk                            Chairman

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