Board of Supervisors - October 9, 2003 Regular Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Thursday, October 9, 2003 at 6:00 PM in the Board of Supervisors Meeting Room located in the Wise County courthouse.  The following were present:

Honorable Douglas A. Stallard- Chairman

Honorable Betty Cornett - Vice-Chair

Honorable Barry Nelson

Honorable Edgar Mullins

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

 

PRAYER

Robby Robbins led the Board in prayer.

 

PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

All led in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

 

MINUTES

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Robby Robbins, to approve the minutes as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE: AGENDA APPROVAL

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

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Melissa Throp, a resident of the Tacoma area, reported to the Board that children are not being allowed to play on the Tacoma Community Center property.  She asked if something could be done to correct this problem. 

Chairman Stallard advised that the County does not own the Tacoma Community Center and referred her to Robby Robbins a member of the Community Center Board for a possible solution to the problem.

David Stidham, applicant for the proposed recycling/junkyard business to be located on Preston Road in Big Stone Gap, addressed the Board with his concern that no action has been taken on his request.  Mr. Stidham stated that his purpose for the business is to create a couple of jobs and allow himself to be released from the coal mines.  He noted that there was a junkyard at this location before and he could not understand the need for soil testing.  He asked that the Board consider his request for approval.

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

 

IN RE:  ROADS & HIGHWAYS

Kenny Robinson, representing VDOT, reminded the Board that the Primary and Interstate Allocation hearings have been rescheduled for October 21 in Richlands.

Board members presented needs in their districts for review by VDOT.

 

IN RE:  CONSENT AGENDA

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Robby Robbins, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:

 

IN RE:  APPROPRIATIONS

The second quarter appropriations were approved.

 

IN RE: PUBLIC HEARINGS

The following public hearings were set for November 6 at 6:00 PM:

1) Proposed amendment to the County Massage Parlor Ordinance

2) Proposed thirty (30) E-911 road names

 

IN RE: RESOLUTION FINANCING TERMS - NEW ANIMAL SHELTER 

 

IN RE:  LEASE AGREEMENT/ NEW ANIMAL SHELTER

 

IN RE:  CLOSING CERTIFICATE/ NEW ANIMAL SHELTER

 

IN RE: LEASE AGREEMENT FOR PURCHASE OF ELEVEN (11) VEHICLES

 

IN RE:  CLOSING CERTIFICATE FOR VEHICLE PURCHASE

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT/FEDERAL TOBACCO ALLOTMENT BUY-OUT PROGRAM

 

IN RE:  BUDGET AMENDMENTS

1) No. 11:  Add $99,863 in grant funding for the Department of Social Services; distributed among various line items

 

IN RE:  TRANSFER FROM THE CONTINGENCY/RESERVE FOR EMERGENCIES LINE ITEM

1) $11,000 to Legal Services, professional services other line item

2) $  4,300 to Treasurer, professional services other line item

Aye-  Barry Nelson              

            Edgar Mullins voted aye on all items under the Consent Agenda except for the two items pertaining to the purchase of the eleven vehicles

            Virginia Meador            

            Betty Cornett                  

            Bob Adkins

            Jeff Salyers

            Robby Robbins

            Doug Stallard

 

IN RE:  SPECIAL USE PERMIT FOR RECYCLING/JUNKYARD/PRESTON ROAD IN BSG

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Edgar Mullins, to approve the Special Use Permit for a recycling/junkyard business to be located at 2314B Preston Road in Big Stone Gap as requested by David Stidham.

Virginia Meador made a substitute motion to send this item back to the Planning Commission for further study regarding the concern for environmental pollution.  Betty Cornett seconded the motion.

Aye-     Virginia Meador             Nay-    Edgar Mullins

            Betty Cornett                          Bob Adkins

            Robby Robbins

            Doug Stallard

            Jeff Salyers

            Barry Nelson

 

IN RE:  SPECIAL USE PERMIT FOR PRIVATE HORSE TRAINING FACILITY

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to approve the Special Use Permit for a private horse-training facility to be located at 9737 Norton-Coeburn Road as requested by Greg Norris.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  SPECIAL USE PERMIT FOR A TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITY/CELLULAR TOWER

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Robby Robbins, to approve the Special Use Permit, as requested by Alltel Communications, Inc., for a telecommunications facility/cellular tower to be located on Roy Boatright's property off Route 58 east of Coeburn approximately mile from Coeburn exit.   The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  SPECIAL USE PERMIT FOR FAMILY CEMETERY

A motion was made by Edgar Mullins, seconded by Bob Adkins, to approve the Special Use Permit, as requested by Deborah Meade, for a family cemetery (one-half acre) to be located at 10906 Highland Avenue of the Bold Camp section of Pound.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION FINANCING PURCHASE OF VEHICLES

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to approve the resolution approving the financing terms for the purchase of eleven (11) vehicles.

Aye-     Barry Nelson              Nay-   Edgar Mullins

            Virginia Meador

            Betty Cornett

            Doug Stallard

            Bob Adkins

            Jeff Salyers

            Robby Robbins

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

RESOLUTION #_________________2003

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION /NAMING OF BRIDGE ON BUTCHER'S FORK

A motion was made by Betty Cornett, seconded by Virginia Meador, to approve the resolution requesting the Commonwealth Transportation Board to name the bridge located on State Route 610 in Butcher's Fork after L.M. and Eliza Skeen Riggs.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #                 2003

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

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT/PSA

A motion was made by Barry Nelson, seconded by Edgar Mullins, to table this appointment until next month.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  BOARD COMMENTS

Comments were received from Board members.

 

ADJOURN

There being no further business to be brought before the Board, a motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Robby Robbins, to adjourn the meeting.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

ATTEST:                  WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

   

________________________     ________________________

Clerk                                      Chairman

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