Board of Supervisors - June 5, 2003 Workshop Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Workshop meeting on Thursday, June 5, 2003 at 6:00 PM in the Board of Supervisors meeting room located in the Wise County courthouse.  The following were present:

Honorable Douglas Stallard - Chairman

Honorable Betty Cornett - Vice-Chair

Honorable Barry Nelson

Honorable Edgar Mullins

Honorable Virginia Meador

Honorable Robert Adkins

Honorable Jeffrey Salyers

Honorable Robert Adkins - members of said Board and

Edward L. Sealover - County Administrator

Shannon C. Scott - Assistant County Administrator

Mike Abbott - Assistant County Attorney

Annette Underwood - Executive Secretary

 

PRAYER

Kenny Robinson led the Board in prayer.

 

PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

All led in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

 

MINUTES

Will be approved at next meeting.

 

IN RE:  APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The following items were asked to be added to next week's agenda:

(1)  Resolution of Wise County Coal & Gas Road Improvement Advisory Committee

(2)  Change July Workshop meeting date

(3)  Proclamation Recognizing Steve Hubbard for his services to Wise County School System

(4)  Discuss 50th anniversary of UVA-Wise

(5)  Place Resolution concerning Wise County PSA remittance due the County and the annual audit under the Consent Agenda

(6)  Proclamation Recognizing Carol Green for her services to Wise County as the Clean County Coordinator

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING/SPECIAL USE PERMIT FOR FAMILY CEMETERY

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens comments regarding a request from Nancy Miller for a Special Use Permit for acre from a 22.75 acre tract of property located at 8118 Scott Roberson Hollow Road for the purpose of a family cemetery.

There being no comments for or against the proposed family cemetery, the public hearing was closed.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING/SPECIAL USE PERMIT FOR MINIATURE GOLF

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens' comments regarding a request from Mark Mullins for a Special Use Permit for the purpose of establishing a miniature golf business in the Glamorgan section of Wise.

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

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING/ADELPHIA CABLE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens' input regarding a proposed Adelphia Cable Franchise Agreement.

There being no public input regarding the proposed cable franchise agreement, the public hearing was closed.

Edgar Mullins voiced his opposition to the language in the agreement regarding the number of homes per mile and the term of the contract.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING/MOSQUITO CONTROL ORDINANCE

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens' input regarding a proposed Mosquito Control Ordinance.

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

There being no comments, the public hearing was closed.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING/BUDGET FOR FY 2003-2004

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens' comments regarding the proposed Budget for FY 2003-2004.

There being no one to speak for or against the Budget for FY 2003-2004, the public hearing was closed.

  

IN RE:  PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Stewart Jessee voiced his opposition to raising the real estate property tax.  He asked that he be reimbursed for having a bridge installed to his property that was washed out by the recent flooding.

Chairman Stallard directed Mr. Jessee to the County Administrator's Office for possible assistance.

Jason Harvey, representing the Junction Center for Independent Living, gave the Board a brief overview of the organization's activities and services offered to the physically handicapped and the disabled in this area.  Mr. Harvey explained that since the state funding has been cut their services had to be reduced accordingly.  He expressed appreciation for the Board's past contributions to Junction Center and asked that they be considered in the FY 2003-2004 budget.

 

IN RE:  ROADS & HIGHWAYS

Kenny Robinson, representing VDOT, asked the Board to consider the Coal & Gas Road Improvement Advisory Committee resolution at its next meeting.

Ongoing road/bridge projects were reviewed.

Several Board members presented needs in their district for review by Mr. Robinson with a report to be given at the next meeting.

 

IN RE:  CONSENT AGENDA

The Consent Agenda was reviewed as follows:

(1)  Agreement between PSA & the Bd of Supervisors for Strawberry Mtn. Self Help Project.

(2)  Agreement between Highlands Juvenile Detention Commission and Wise County

(3)  Resolution setting the dollar threshold for fixed asset inventory at $5,000

(4)  Ratify Resolution approving a Lease Purchase Agreement for the purpose of procuring certain 911 center equipment

(5)  Resolution designating the County Administrator to execute any and all documents regarding assistance from the Disaster Relief Fund

(6)  Petty Cash Fund Policy and Procedures

(7)  Resolution endorsing a TEA-21 grant application to fund certain improvements to the Lonesome Pine Regional Business and Technology Park

(8)  Additional appropriation for Department of Social Services

 

Budget Amendments

1) No: 37:  Appropriate $181,800 in Fund balance; deposit $65,000 in Sheriff/Jail prof. health svs line item; deposit $90,000 in Assessor/Bd of Equalization; deposit $26,800 in Treasurer prof. svs other line item (FMS II annual maintenance fee) ( Mr. Mullins asked that this item be placed under new business to be voted on separately).

2) No. 38:  Add $15,168 (General Fund) and $20,140 (Landfill Enterprise Fund) (Hazard Mitigation Grant); deposit $3,000 in Commissioner of Revenue's Office supplies line item; deposit $8,500in Bldg Planning & Zoning capital outlay line item; deposit $5,000 in refuse collection O/T line item; $1,000 in refuse disposal O/T line item; $2,000 in non-departmental prof. svs - other line item (CDL testing); deposit (from Enterprise fund revenues) $6,000 in information Technology Improvements Fund. (ITIF)

3) No. 39:  Add $15,000 to General Fund revenues (NCRS grant); transfer to ITIF

4) No. 40:  Transfer $140 from Dog & Cat Sterilization Fund to General Fund; deposit in Animal Control prof. svs - other line item (spay/neuter vouchers)

5) No. 41:  Transfer $17,000 from Transit Occupancy Tax Fund to General Fund (tourism related grants)

6) No. 42:  Transfer $2,015 from Federal Drug Forfeiture Fund to Sheriff/Law Enforcement police supplies line item (SRT and firing range equipment)

 

Transfer from reserve for emergencies/contingency line item

Transfer $12,500 from Revenue Anticipation Note line item into the above; transfer to the following:

1) $15,000 to Treasurer pro. Svs - other line item (assistance in implementing FMS II)

2) $    525 to Treasurer's Office supplies line item (DMV Stops)

3) $ 1,600 to Commonwealth Atty. Capital outlay line item (replace computer and copier)

4) $12,800 to Legal Svs prof svs - other line item (BSG annexation expenses)

 

OTHER ITEMS REVIEWED

1)  Appointments

2)  County Attorney's Report

3)  County Administrator's Report-Administrator Sealover asked the Board to review the material on VACo's Awareness Campaign & the list of proposals for the 2004 Legislative Program

4)  Closed Session 2.2-3711A.7 (Legal Counsel)-This matter may be resolved prior to the next meeting.

 

BOARD COMMENTS

Board members made brief comments with the following items to be added to next week's agenda:

 

1) Adopt a Proclamation for Steve Hubbard, Vice-Principal of Coeburn High School, who is retiring from the County school system.

2) Adopt a Proclamation for Carol Green, Litter Control and Recycling Coordinator, for her service to Wise County.  Ms. Green is getting married and moving to another area.

Chairman Stallard made a brief statement regarding the upcoming budget.

 

ADJOURN

There being no further comments, the meeting adjourned at 7:05 PM.

 

ATTEST:                  WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

 

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Clerk                                      Chairman

 

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