Board of Supervisors - June 12, 2003 Regular Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Thursday, June 12, 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 Virginia Meador

Honorable Robert Adkins

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

 

ABSENT

Honorable Edgar Mullins

 

PRAYER

Robby Robbins led the Board in prayer.

 

PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

All did the pledge of 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.

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Bob Adkins, to approve the agenda as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Marlene Bush, a resident of the Appalachia area, addressed the Board with cost figures that contradicted those figures previously provided by the School Board with regard to the closing of the Appalachia High School.  Ms. Bush noted that these figures were misleading and did not have the cost savings as projected.  She told the Board that cost savings for the County could be met by "thinning out" the central office staff of the School Board office.

James Neeley, a resident of the Big Stone Gap area, voiced his opposition to the following:  1) Big Stone Gap raising its water rates 2) the seemingly constant rise in the cable rates 3) and the tax payers money that is being spent for the proposed Big Stone Gap annexation.

Chairman Stallard asked Mr. Neeley to present any questions he may have, in writing, to the County Administrator.

Connie Clark, President of the Wise County Education Association, presented her views on the budget for FY 2003-04.  She  ask that the Board consider adopting the School Board budget by category.

There being no further comments, the public expression period was closed.

 

ROADS AND HIGHWAYS

There was no one to speak for the Highway Department.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ANNUAL PLAN FOR ROADS & BRIDGES JULY 1, 2003 THRU June 30, 2004

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to approve the resolution of the Wise County Coal & Gas Road Improvement Committee approving the Annual Plan for Roads & Bridges July 1, 2003 Thru June 30, 2004.

RESOLUTION #                2003

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

 

IN RE:  CONSENT AGENDA

A motion was made by Virginia Meador, seconded by Bob Adkins, and unanimously approved, to adopt the consent agenda as follows:

 

IN RE:  AGREEMENT/ PSA & BOARD OF SUPERVISORS/STRAWBERRY MTN SELF-HELP PROJECT

 

IN RE:  AGREEMENT/HIGHLANDS JUVENILE DETENTION COMMISSION & WISE COUNTY

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION SETTING THE DOLLAR THRESHOLD FOR FIXED ASSET INVENTORY AT $5,000

RESOLUTION #           2003

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

 

RESOLUTION LEASE PURCHASE AGREEMENT FOR 911 CENTER EQUIPMENT

RESOLUTION #                  2003

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

 

RESOLUTION DESIGNATING THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR TO EXECUTE DOCUMENTS REGARDING ASSISTANCE FROM THE DISASTER RELIEF FUND  

RESOLUTION #            2003

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

 

IN RE:  PETTY CASH FUND POLICY AND PROCEDURES

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION ENDORSING A TEA-21 GRANT APPLICATION TO FUND CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS TO THE LP REGIONAL BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY PARK

RESOLUTION #                   2003

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

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION /PSA REMITTANCE DUE THE COUNTY AND THE ANNUAL AUDIT

RESOLUTION #            2003

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

 

IN RE:  ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION FOR DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

 

IN RE:  PROCLAMATION HONORING CAROL GREEN

 

IN RE:  PROCLAMATION HONORING STEVE HUBBARD

 

IN RE:  BUDGET AMENDMENTS

1)  No. 38:  Add $15,168 (Gen. Fund) and $20,140 (Landfill Enterprise Fund) (Hazard Mitigation Grant; deposit $3,000 in Commissioner of Revenue's office supplies line item; deposit $8,500 in 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)

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

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

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

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

 

IN RE:  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 prof. 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 Services prof svs - other line item (BSG annexation expenses)

 

IN RE:  SPECIAL USE PERMIT FOR FAMILY CEMENTER

A public hearing was held on June 5 to receive citizens comments regarding a Special Use Permit for acre of a 22.75 acre tract located at 8118 Scott Roberson Hollow for a family cemetery.  There was no opposition to the request.  The Planning Commission recommended it for approval.

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Robby Robbins, to approve the request from Nancy Miller for a Special Use Permit for the purpose of creating a family cemetery.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  SPECIAL USE PERMIT FOR MINIATURE GOLF

A public hearing was held on June 5 to receive citizens comments regarding a Special Use Permit for a miniature golf business to be located in the Glamorgan section of Wise.  There was no opposition to the request.  The Planning Commission recommended it for approval.

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Robby Robbins, to approve the request from Mark Mullins for a Special Use Permit for the purpose of establishing a miniature golf business in the Glamorgan section of Wise.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  ADELPHIA FRANCHISE ORDINANCE AGREEMENT

A public hearing was held on June 5 to receive citizens input regarding the proposed Adelphia Cable Franchise Agreement.  There were no public comments opposing the proposed Cable Ordinance Agreement.

There was some discussion among Board members regarding the term of the proposed agreement.

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Bob Adkins, to approve the Adelphia Franchise Ordinance Agreement.  The motion was unanimously approved.

ORDINANCE #             2003

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

 

IN RE:  MOSQUITO CONTROL ORDINANCE

A public hearing was held on June 5 to receive citizens input regarding a proposed Mosquito Control Ordinance.  There was no opposition to the proposed ordinance.

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Virginia Meador, to adopt the Mosquito Control Ordinance as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

ORDINANCE #             2003

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

 

IN RE:  BUDGET AMENDMENT #37:APPROPRIATE $181,800

An appropriation of $181,800 in Fund balance was distributed as follows:

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Bob Adkins, to deposit $65,000 in Sheriff/Jail prof. health svs line item.  The motion was unanimously approved.

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Virginia Meador, to deposit $90,000 in Assessor/Bd of Equalization; deposit $26,800 in Treasurer prof. svs - other line item (FMS II annual maintenance fee).  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  BUDGET FY 2003-2004

A public hearing was held on June 5 to receive citizens input regarding the proposed FY 2003-2004 budget.  There were no comments regarding the proposed budget.

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Virginia Meador, to adopt the FY 2003-2004 budget as presented. 

Barry Nelson made a substitute motion for the Board to look into category funding for the School Board.

The motion died for lack of second.

Chairman Stallard asked for a vote on the main motion to approve the budget for FY 2003-2004 as presented by the County Administrator.  The motion was unanimously approved.

Board members spoke briefly on State budget cuts that has made the counties struggle to make ends meet with a decline in our education system funding as well as a higher unemployment rate due to down sizing.  They expressed the need to push our legislators to get more funding to meet the educational needs and that more effort be put forth to bring in industry to alleviate the unemployment.

 

IN RE:  JULY WORKSHOP

A motion was made by Betty Cornett, seconded by Barry Nelson, to hold the July Workshop on June 30 at 6:00 PM. 

Aye-     Barry Nelson             Nay-Jeff Salyers

            Virginia Meador

            Betty Cornett

            Bob Adkins

            Robby Robbins

            Douglas Stallard

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT/COMMUNITY CRIMINAL JUSTICE BOARD

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Betty Cornett, to reappoint Shannon Scott to the Community Criminal Justice Board.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT/DUFFIELD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

A motion was made by Betty Cornett, seconded by Virginia Meador, to reappoint Blake Wilson and Ron Pruitt to the Duffield Development Authority Board of Directors.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT/LENOWISCO DISABILITY SERVICES BOARD

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Bob Adkins, to reappoint Cathy Lambert to the LENOWISCO Disability Services Board.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT/APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMUNITY HEAD START (ARCHS) BOARD OF DIRECTORS

A motion was made by Betty Cornett, seconded by Virginia Meador, to appoint Randy Castle to ARCHS Board of Directors.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT/RECREATIONAL AUTHORITY

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Robby Robbins, to reappoint David Hileman to the Recreational Authority.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT/HIGHWAY SAFETY COMMISSION

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Bob Adkins, to reappoint Tony Bates to the Highway Safety Commission.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  UVA-WISE 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Virginia Meador made a motion that the County, to show its participation, erect some signs in various locations coming into the County designating the 50th anniversary of UVA-Wise.  Jeff Salyers seconded the motion.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  COUNTY ATTORNEY'S REPORT

Attorney Mullins reported that she appeared before the Supreme Court in Richmond last week on behalf of the County regarding the Landfill Use Fee court case.  A ruling should be forthcoming in thirty days.

 

IN RE:  COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

Administrator Sealover asked for direction from the Board regarding the request from VACo asking for its participation in the Public Awareness Campaign.

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Bob Adkins, to participate in VACo's public awareness campaign to urge members of the General Assembly to fulfill their obligations to adequately fund services delivered at the local level.  The motion was unanimously approved.

Administrator Sealover reviewed the lists of legislative items to be taken to the Steering Committees for consideration.

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to approve the lists of legislative items to be taken before the Steering Committees for their consideration as presented by the County Administrator. The motion was unanimously approved.

 

BOARD COMMENTS

Jeff Salyers asked that the County send flowers to Bud Phillips who is in Norton Community Hospital.

 

ADJOURN

There being no further comments, a motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Barry Nelson, to adjourn the meeting.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

ATTEST:                  WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

_______________________    _________________________

Clerk                                    Chairman

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