Board of Supervisors - January 6, 2004 Organizational Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in an Organizational meeting on Tuesday, January 6, 2004 at 5:45 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors meeting room located in the Wise County courthouse.  The following were present:

Honorable John Peace, ll

Honorable Fred Luntsford

Honorable Virginia Meador

Honorable Ronnie Shortt

Honorable Robert Adkins

Honorable Steve Bates

Honorable Robert Robbins - members of said Board and

Edward L. Sealover - County Administrator

Shannon Scott - Assistant County Administrator

Karen Mullins - County Attorney

Annette Underwood - Executive Secretary

 

ABSENT

Honorable Leland Branham

 

PRAYER

Robby Robbins led the Board in prayer.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

All led in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

 

IN RE:  TEMPORARY CHAIR

Fred Luntsford nominated John Peace as Temporary Chairman.

There being no further nominations, Bob Adkins made a motion that nominations cease.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  ELECTION OF CHAIRPERSON

Fred Luntsford nominated John Peace as Chairman.  Bob Adkins seconded the nomination. 

John Peace closed nominations.

The nomination was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  VICE- CHAIRMAN

Ronnie Shortt nominated Fred Lunsford as Vice-Chairman.  Bob Adkins seconded the nomination.

There being no further nominations, Bob Adkins made a motion that nominations cease.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  TERM OF OFFICE

Ronnie Shortt made a motion to set the term of office for the Chairman and Vice-Chairman for one (1) year.  Fred Luntsford seconded the motion.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  ROBERTS RULES OF ORDER/RULES OF PROCEDURE

Fred Luntsford made a motion to adopt the Roberts Rules of Order/Rules of Procedures as presented.  Robby Robbins seconded the motion.

Ronnie Shortt expressed concern that the Board may need to have an emergency meeting and asked if it were possible to include such language into the Roberts Rules of Order that would allow this action if necessary.

Attorney Mullins advised that the Board has the authority to temporarily suspend or modify these procedures as long as it was done by a majority vote.  There are allowances in the Board's Rules of Procedure and the Roberts Rules of Order to allow such action by the Board.

After further discussion, the motion to approve the Roberts Rules of Order and the Rules of Procedure as presented was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  TIME/DATE OF BOARD MEETINGS

Robby Robbins recommended that the Board meetings be held at the 6:00 PM on the first and second Thursday of each month in the Board of Supervisors meeting room located in the Wise County courthouse.

Ronnie Shortt made a motion that the Workshop meetings be scheduled throughout Wise County, at least one per district, sometime during the year to give the citizens of Wise County the opportunity to participate in the County government.

Mr. Shortt withdrew his motion, after being advised by the County Attorney that the meeting place can be changed by placing the item on the agenda to be voted on by the Board.

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Virginia Meador, to hold the Board meetings on the first and second Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Board of Supervisors meeting room located in the Wise County courthouse.  The motion was unanimously approved.

Mr. Shortt noted that he wanted to reserve the right to move the Workshop meeting if need arises.

 

IN RE:  SELECTING METHOD OF SETTLING TIE VOTE

Fred Luntsford made a motion that the Board select the method whereby a tie vote means the vote fails.  Bob Adkins seconded the motion.  The motion was unanimously approved.   

 

ADJOURN

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Fred Luntsford, to adjourn the meeting.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

ATTEST:                  WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

____________________       _______________________

Clerk - Edward Sealover       Chairman - John Peace, ll

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