Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Workshop meeting
on Thursday, March 4, 2004 at 6:00 PM in the Board of Supervisors
meeting room located in the Wise County courthouse, Wise,
VA. The following
John W. Peace, II - 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.
for approval at next meeting.
additions or deletions.
Snodgrass, Administrative Assistant for Economic Development,
presented the Board with an update on economic development
activities throughout the County.
HEARING / PROPOSED ORDINANCE FOR SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL
public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive
citizens' input on a proposed ordinance for Assessment of
Fee for Disposal of Solid Waste for Wise County.
Short, resident of Wise, stated that he was not against
the landfill fee but felt that everyone should have to pay.
Mullins asked that all the convenience centers in the rural
areas remain open since many residents would have to travel
a long distance to dispose of their trash.
Crouse voiced his opposition to the proposed increase in
the landfill fee.
He asked the Board to pursue measures to make it
mandatory to recycle. This would save space in the landfill.
asked that the hours for the convenience centers be from
8 AM to 7 PM especially for those individuals who work later
in the evenings.
Stanley asked that the renters be responsible for their
landfill fee and not the landlords.
Wampler, resident of Lee County, owns property in Wise County
but has been unable to use convenience centers since he
does not have a County decal. (Notation for minutes)
This problem can be resolved by calling the County
A letter can be provided for that purpose.
Bolling voiced his concern that contractors cannot dump
their debris at the convenience centers and that the language
in the proposed ordinance stating no large items can be
dumped at the convenience centers needed to be changed.
He said this is a disadvantage to the contractors.
H. Rivers, resident of Big Stone Gap, stated that the language
in the proposed ordinance has not changed as per the requests
that were made at the public hearing.
He further asked that the convenience centers be
made more convenient for the public.
Osborne suggested adding the landfill use fee to the County
Leonard was concerned
that everyone was not being billed for the landfill
being no further comments, the public hearing was closed.
HEARING / CDBG FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY PROJECT
public hearing was duly advertised for this date to solicit
public input on local community development and housing
needs in relation to Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
funding for a project in our community.
Any information on the amount of funding available,
the requirements on benefit to low and moderate income persons,
eligible activities and plans to minimize displacement and
provide displacement assistance as necessary is available.
Peace asked for public comments.
being no comments, the public hearing was closed.
Mullins asked the Board to adopt the resolution supporting
the Coal Miner Stamp Effort.
Stan Botts, representing the Appalachia Cultural Arts, thanked
the Board for it's financial assistance in previous years
and asked for its continued support in the upcoming budget.
Botts gave a brief update on the work that is being done
by Hands Across the Mountain.
He asked for assistance from the Sheriff's Department
with the use of inmates to assist with the cleaning of the
Daniels, representing the Art Gallery at the Library in
Wise, thanked the Board for its past contributions and asked
to be considered in the upcoming budget.
Polly, representing the Lonesome Pine Arts & Crafts,
asked the Board for its continued support of the Trail of
The Lonesome Pine Outdoor Drama.
She stated that these funds are used to obtain grants
to help finance this drama that is a tourist attraction
for Wise County.
Crouse asked that VDOT assist more with possible detours
on icy roads when a major accident has occurred.
He also noted that a law needs to be made to keep
dogs off other people's property and from destroying their
Holbrook presented a progress report to the Board regarding
monies that have been collected due to the reinstating of
the part-time position in her department.
being no further public comments, the public expression
period was closed.
RE: ROADS &
Resident Engineer T. G. Branson presented the Board with
written response on their requests from last months meeting.
Branson gave a brief update on construction work throughout
members presented needs in their districts for Mr. Branson's
review and response.
following items were reviewed:
Set public hearing (6:00 PM April 1) Proposed E-911 Road Names
Set public hearing (6:00 PM April 1) Proposed conditional zoning for tanning
salon/beauty salon/gift products business
Resolution adopting official All Hazards Emergency Operations Plan for
Resolution authorizing County Administrator to execute documents relevant
to the VCDBG proposal & the Board of Supervisors agrees
to serve as legal applicant for said project
Resolution approving new County Pay Plan
Resolution approving new County Job Classifications Plan
Resolution supporting Coal Miner Stamp Effort
Authorize Chairman to execute application for purchase of property for
No 19: Increase in ambulance
and rescue services State 2-4 Life Funds
revenues and expenses (State funds) No local match
No 20: Increase Social Services
Federal and State revenues by $162,000.00
Social Services Budget - $162,000.00 - No local match required
RE: OTHER ITEMS
CNW Contract Agreement Amendment (Increase in connector terminals)
Consider Pro-Arts' FY 05 funding request (Matching
funds for Challenge Grant)
Set property tax rate for FY 2004-05
Set public hearing (6:00 PM - March 25) on property
tax rate for FY 2004-05
Award of Audit Contract
Additional funding for Treasurer's Office (requested
Landfill Committee Report (Next week)
Fiscal Status Report (Available March 11)
Closed session (2.2-3711A.6) - Investing of public
funds where competition or bargaining is involved
Sealover presented a power point presentation on the proposed
FY 2004-05 revenues and expenditures.
IN RE: BOARD COMMENTS
Shortt asked that the Resolution approving the new County
Job Classification be pulled from the Consent agenda for
Shortt also asked that the County Administrator make arrangements,
if feasible, for an occasional Workshop meeting to be held
in other areas of the County.
Sealover asked that the Resolution on the new County Pay
Plan also be pulled from the consent agenda since it is
a part of the Job Classification Resolution.
being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS