Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Workshop meeting
on Thursday, February 5, 2004 at 6:00 PM in the Board of Supervisors
meeting room located in the Wise County courthouse.
The following were present:
John W. Peace - Chairman
Fred Luntsford - Vice-Chairman
Robert Robbins - members of said Board and
L. Sealover - County Administrator
C. Scott - Assistant County Administrator
T. Mullins - County Attorney
Underwood - Executive Secretary
G. Branson led the Board in prayer.
led in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
minutes for approval at the next meeting.
RE: APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Adkins asked that the County transfer to the Treasurer's
Office $7200 from the reserve for emergencies/contingency
line item for extra help during this tax season.
He asked that this be placed under the Consent agenda.
Shortt asked that this item be placed on the agenda for
RE: GUEST RIVER
Craft. Project Coordinator for the Lonesome Pine Soil and
Water Conservation District, presented a power point presentation
on the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) from the Department
of Environmental Quality. The Guest River Group has been
selected to write an Implementation Plan for the TMDL document.
To write such a plan, the Guest River Group is inviting
any group that is involved with the land use decisions in
the Guest River watershed.
Ms. Craft asked the Board to consider appointing
an individual to participate in developing this plan.
Robbins volunteered his services to help implement this
plan that is vital to cleaning up the streams in our county.
RE: E-911 PROJECT/ADDRESSING
Minich, Project Coordinator for the Timmons Group, provided
a power point presentation on the E-911 data base development
and mapping process for Wise County.
He gave a brief overview of the goal and objectives
of this endeavor.
FOR ASSESSMENT OF FEE FOR DISPOSAL
public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive
citizens' comments regarding a proposed ordinance on an
Assessment of Fee for Disposal of Solid Waste.
Bolling objected to raising the residential fee for waste
questioned the mechanism for arriving at this rate.
Bonny, owner of 100 plus trailers, objected to the owner
of a trailer park or apartment building having to pay their
tenants disposal fee. He said this would place an undue burden on the owners who
has no means of forcing the tenants to pay the fee.
Mr. Bonnie stated that this problem was addressed
with a previous Board at which time the owners agreed to
provide their tenants names and addresses to enable the
County to collect the fee.
He asked the Board to consider his request and bill
the tenants instead of the owners.
Barnett objected to the increased landfill fee.
He suggested putting in an incinerator to dispose
of the garbage.
Selvage asked the Board to table this proposed ordinance
for further study.
She asked that any future ordinances being brought
before the Board for adoption be placed on web site for
Meade voiced his opposition to the increase in the fee. He asked for more enforcement of the ordinance for a cleaner
REQUEST FOR FUNDING
Abbott and Dan Minahan came before the Board requesting
its continued support for Pro-Art in the amount of $10,000
for performances in public and in the Wise County schools.
Local Government Challenge Grant, the Virginia Commission
for the Arts will match the county's contribution up to
noted the deadline for matching funds is April 1.
Minahan gave a brief overview of Pro-Art's activities and
the economic impact these performances have in our county
as well as improving communications with other countries.
He asked the Board's favorable consideration to their
Ellen Kelley asked the Board's assistance in getting the
matter of an illegal zoning on her property corrected.
The zoning in question was done on property owned
by the Kelley's & Stapleton's neither of which requested
said zoning. Ms.
Kelley described to the Board the lengths that she has gone
through to try and get this corrected but her efforts have
been ignored or either fell upon deaf ears.
She asked the Board to assist her with an immediate
intervention in correcting this wrong and injustice that
is being dealt to her and other citizens of Wise County.
RE: ROADS AND
Resident Engineer T. G. Branson presented each Board member
with a copy of a VDOT manual, which provides new members
of the Board or other public officials a better understanding
of VDOT, and its activities with a broad overview of its
policies and guidelines.
Branson briefly explained the Board's participation in the
Supplemental Revenue Sharing for FY 2003-04 and the Revenue
Sharing Program for FY 2004-05.
He noted that the matching funds for this program
will be voted on by the Coal & Gas Road Committee prior
to next Thursday's meeting.
were brief comments from Board members.
RE: OTHER ITEMS
Set public hearing (6:00 PM March 4) on local community
development and housing needs in relation to Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) funding
Set public hearing (6:00 PM March 11) on the proposed
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application to
be submitted to the VA Dept of Housing & Community Development
for the North Fork Water Project
Proclamation Commending the Wise County Chamber of
Commerce for 50 years of services to Wise County and the
City of Norton
Proclamation Recognizing UVA's College at Wise for
its fifty years of continually improving educational opportunities
for Southwest Virginia and The Commonwealth
Budget amendment #16:
Increase General Fund Revenues by $6900 (grant);
deposit in Emergency Services/Civil Defense miscellaneous
Budget amendment #17:
Increase General Fund revenues by $45,298 (grant);
deposit in Emergency Services/Civil Defense miscellaneous
Budget amendment #18:
Increase General Fund revenues by $133,014; deposit
in Emergency Services/Civil Defense miscellaneous line item
Transfer from reserve for emergencies/contingency
line item $4500 to Legal Services (County Attorney) professional
services-other line item (outside counsel, landfill use
Resolution granting concurrent jurisdiction to UVA
WISE campus police
County Attorney's Report (None)
County Administrator's Report (None)
Fiscal Status Report (Available February 12)
Bates asked that a resolution or letter be written supporting
the appointment of Tim Cox to the Game and Inland Fisheries
Shortt asked that future agendas be placed on web site as
well as all proposed ordinances.
He also recognized Jackie Darter, Superintendent
of Public Works and his staff for the good work they do
on a daily basis.
Luntsford, Co-Chair of the Action Committee for the Landfill
Use Fee reported that the first meeting of the committee
was positive and informational.
A second meeting is being scheduled within the next
Meador congratulated the children and teachers of the Powell
Valley and Appalachia schools for their SOL scores.
Peace asked that a letter be written to the County's two
(2) senators regarding body armor for the National Guard
members that are being sent to Iraq.
being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:30
WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
- Edward Sealover
Chairman - John Peace II