Board of Supervisors - January 6, 2004 Workshop Meeting

Home ] Up ]

The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Workshop meeting on Tuesday, January 6, 2004 at 6:00 PM in the Board of Supervisors room located in the Wise County courthouse.  The following were present:

Honorable John Peace, ll - Chairman

Honorable Fred Luntsford - Vice-Chairman

Honorable Virginia Meador

Honorable Ronnie Shortt

Honorable Robert Adkins

Honorable Steve Bates

Honorable Robert Robbins - members of said Board and

Edward Sealover - County Administrator

Shannon Scott - Assistant County Administrator

Karen Mullins - County Attorney

Annette Underwood - Executive Secretary

 

ABSENT

Honorable Leland Branham

 

MINUTES

Review minutes for approval at next meeting.

 

IN RE:  APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The following items were added to the agenda:

(1)  To the Consent Agenda:  Budget Amendment #15:  Increase General Fund revenues by $55,210 (grant); add to PDI/Mental Health

(2)  To the Consent Agenda:  Amended Agreement with Still Productions to manage PEG channel.

                                          

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

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens' comments regarding a request from Cynthia Blackburn for a Special Use Permit for a family cemetery on 0.23 acre tract of land located at 4711 Thompson Road, Wise, VA.

There was no one to speak for or against the proposed Special Use Permit.

There being no further comments, the public hearing was closed.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE COUNTY OF WISE AND THE TOWN OF ST. PAUL

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens' comments regarding a proposed boundary line adjustment agreement between the County of Wise and the Town of St. Paul.

Mayor of St. Paul, Jack Kiser, addressed the Board with brief comments regarding the proposed boundary adjustment and the benefits that will be reaped by the County and the Town of St. Paul.  He thanked the Board for its cooperation in this endeavor that will promote much needed housing and economic development.

Robby Robbins and Jeff Salyers voiced their support of the proposed boundary adjustment.

There being no further comments, the public hearing was closed.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED BOUNDARY LINE ADJUSTMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE COUNTY AND THE CITY OF NORTON

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens' comments regarding a proposed boundary line adjustment agreement between the County and the City of Norton.

There were no public comments for or against the proposed boundary line adjustment agreement.

There being no further comments, the public hearing was closed.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Elmer Phillips voiced his opposition to the County decal and the increase in taxes, which places an extra burden on the people.

Rita Holbrook, Treasurer, addressed the Board with a request to reinstate the Deputy Treasurer position in her office that was recently cut because of budget restraints.  The duties of this position have been distributed throughout her staff, which has resulted in collecting fewer taxes.   She presented a handout to each member showing the job description of this position stating that the reinstating of this position would enhance the collection of taxes.

Jack Still, representing Still Productions, thanked the Board for working with him on the upcoming municipal channel.  He intends to proceed in the upcoming week to make arrangements with the cable company in getting the channel active and begin regular tapings of the Board meetings.

Jeff Salyers asked the Board to consider adopting a resolution or send a letter to Rick Boucher's office supporting ATV trails in the National Forest.  Mr. Salyers noted that this is another form of tourism that will bring more revenue into the County.

 

IN RE:  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS

Highway Resident Engineer T. G. Branson gave a brief update on construction throughout Wise County.

Ronnie Shortt asked Mr. Branson to ascertain whether or not guardrails can be place at the intersection of Rt. 620 and Rt. 671 (Commonly known as South Fork  Dewey Intersection).  He explained that there have been several wrecks at this intersection.

 

IN RE:  OTHER ITEMS REVIEWED 

(1)  Third Quarter Appropriations

(2)  Budget Amendments No. 13 & No. 14

(3)  Set public hearing on proposed Assessment of Fee for Disposal of Solid Waste Ordinance

(4)  Resolution approving an agreement to change the boundary line between the City of Norton and Wise County, and authorizing the filing of a joint petition to approve the agreement

(5)  Approve Boundary Line Adjustment Agreement Between the County of Wise and the City of Norton

(6)  Resolution approving an agreement to change the boundary line between the Town of St. Paul and the County of Wise and authorizing the filing of a joint petition to approve the agreement

(7)  Approve Boundary Line Adjustment Agreement between the County of Wise and the Town of St. Paul

(8)  Appointments

(9)  County Administrator's Report:  Proposed FY 2005-2009 CIP and Debt Affordability Analysis

(10)  Fiscal Status Report

 

BOARD COMMENTS

Board members voiced their desires to work together to build a better future for its citizens.

Ronnie Shortt asked that a letter be written to the School Board requesting a joint meeting with the Board near the last part of January or first of February.

ADJOURN

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:30.

 

ATTEST:                 WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

_______________________      _______________________

Clerk                                      Chairman

Back to Top

 
© 2006 Wise County, Virginia. All Rights Reserved. Try our Guide to Services, County Directory or Search pages. 
206 East Main Street • Wise, Virginia 24293 • Phone: 276-328-2321 • Fax 276-328-9780. Privacy Policy
For suggestions, comments, or questions about this website, please contact our webmaster.
Designed WebWorx, Inc.