Board of Supervisors - April 8, 2004 Regular Meeting

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The Board of Supervisors met in a regular meeting on Thursday, April 8, 2004 at 6:00 PM in the Board of Supervisors meeting room located in the Wise County courthouse.  The following were present:

Honorable John W. Peace, II - Chairman

Honorable Fred Luntsford - Vice-Chairman

Honorable Robert Adkins

Honorable Steve Bates

Honorable Ronnie Shortt

Honorable Virginia Meador

Honorable Leland Branham

Honorable Robert Robbins - members of said Board and

Edward L. Sealover - County Administrator

Shannon C. Scott - Assistant County Administrator

Jeff Sturgill -Substitute Attorney

Annette Underwood - Executive Secretary

 

ABSENT

Karen T. Mullins - County Attorney

 

PRAYER

Kenny Robinson led the Board in prayer.

 

MINUTES

A motion was made by Fred Luntsford, seconded by Steve Bates, to approve the minutes as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Bob Adkins asked that the Treasurer's request for $2500 for office supplies be added to the Consent agenda.

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Steve Bates, to approve the agenda as presented with the addition of the Treasurer's request for additional funding.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  PRESENTATION / RECOGNITION OF PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEES

The following employees of the County's Public Works Department who were involved in repairing roads and bridges were presented with a Certificate of Appreciation:

Harold Barnette

John Burgette

Thurman Koontz

Ron McFalls

Robbie Robinson

Jeff Sturgill

Jackie Darter

 

IN RE:  PRESENTATION / LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT

Neal Kilgore, Regional Manager, Department of Conservation and Recreation, gave the Board a brief update on the Low Impact Development Center.  The Low Impact Development Center is a non-profit 501(3) organization dedicated to research, development, and training for water resource and natural resource protection issues.

The mission of the Low Impact Development Center was established to develop and provide information to individuals and organizations dedicated to protecting the environment and the water resources through proper site design techniques that replicate pre-existing hydrologic site conditions.

Mr. Kilgore invited the Board to several LID conferences to be held in the upcoming weeks that would be informative and beneficial to the County.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Kenneth Calhoun, a resident of the Day Town Road community, asked the status of the Day Town road project.

Board member Shortt advised Mr. Calhoun that he would talk with Attorney Mullins, who is out of town at the present time, and ascertain any additional information she may have regarding Day Town road.

Bobby Leonard, a resident of Big Stone Gap voiced his opposition to the recent tax increase.  Mr. Leonard spoke briefly regarding his children and grandchildren that have attended and are attending Powell Valley School.

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

 

IN RE:  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS

Kenny Robinson, representing VDOT in the absence of Highway Resident Engineer T. G. Branson, gave an update on construction throughout the County.

Board members presented needs in their districts.

 

IN RE:  CONSENT AGENDA

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Leland Branham, to approve the Consent Agenda as presented with the addition of the Treasurer's request for additional funding for office supplies.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  PROCLAMATION - NATIONAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT WEEK

The proclamation recognizing April 18-24 as National County Government Week was approved.

 

IN RE: RESOLUTION / OPTIONAL HEALTH CREDIT PROGRAM

The resolution approving Optional Health Credit Program for Local Government Employees was adopted.

RESOLUTION #          2004

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

 

IN RE:  APPROPRIATIONS

The fourth quarter appropriations were approved.

 

IN RE:  BUDGET AMENDMENTS

No. 23:  Appropriate $570,000 in fund balance available (replace landfill use fee)

No. 24:  Increase General Fund revenues (two DMV grants) by $8,700; add to Sheriff Law Enforcement overtime $8,000 and $700 to FICA.  There's no local match for these grants.  They're related to vehicle occupant protection and highway safety.

 

IN RE:  TRANSFER OF FUNDS

Transfer from reserve for emergencies/contingency line item $5,600 to appropriate line items in ADP/MIS for FMS annual fee and fourth quarter payment for HP server maintenance.

 

IN RE:  CONDITIONAL ZONING / JERRY D. ATWOOD

A public hearing was held on April 1, 2004 to receive citizens' input regarding a request from Jerry D. Atwood for Conditional Zoning for the purpose of establishing a tanning salon/beauty salon/gift products business on property located at 4254 Halifax Road in the Riverview section of Coeburn. 

There were two individuals speaking in opposition to the proposed zoning.

It was noted that the Planning Commission voted to deny this request.

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Bob Adkins, to deny this request as recommended by the Planning Commission.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  E-911 ROAD NAMES ADDITIONS

A public hearing was held on April 1, 2004 to receive citizens' input regarding fifty-five (55) new E-911 road name additions.  There was no opposition to the proposed names.

A motion was made by Leland Branham, seconded by Bob Adkins, to approve the E-911 road name additions as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

(Said names are on file in the County Administrator's Office)

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION / STRATEGIC PLAN

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Steve Bates, to approve the resolution endorsing Strategic Planning and adopting the current Departmental Strategic Plans.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #           2004

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

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT- LENOWISCO DISABILITY SERVICES BOARD

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Fred Luntsford, to appoint Gary Gilliam to the LENOWISCO Disability Services Board.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT - VIRGINIA COAL COUNCIL

A motion was made by Leland Branham, seconded by Ronnie Shortt, to appoint Donald Ratliff to the Virginia Coal Council.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT - IDA

Leland Branham nominated Raymond Trent to the IDA.

Robby Robbins nominated Rita McReynolds.

Board member Adkins advised that he had received a call from the IDA chairman asking that David Mullins be reappointed to the IDA.  He spoke highly of the qualifications of Mr. Mullins and his previous experience on the IDA was beneficial to the County. 

Mr. Robbins withdrew his nomination for Rita McReynolds and nominated David Ralph Mullins for reappointment.

Chairman Peace asked for a vote on Raymond Trent.

Aye-     Steve Bates         Nay-  Bob Adkins

            Ronnie Shortt               Robby Robbins

            John Peace                   Virginia Meador

            Fred Luntsford

            Leland Branham

Motion carried.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT - RADA

Leland Branham nominated Sister Beth Jaspers for reappoint to the RADA Board.

There being no further nominations, the nomination to reappoint Sister Beth Jaspers was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT - SOCIAL SERVICES BOARD

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt to reappoint Elizabeth Stuart to the Social Services Board.  The motion was unanimously approved. (Dist.1)

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Leland Branham, to reappoint Charles Bennett to the Social Services Board. The motion was unanimously approved.  (Dist. 4)

 

IN RE: APPOINTMENT - DERBY HOUSING REHABILITATION OVERSIGHT BOARD

Fred Luntsford asked that he be placed on the Derby Housing Rehabilitation Oversight Board as a Board of Supervisors representative.  Bob Adkins seconded that request.  The Board unanimously approved the request.

Mr. Luntsford advised that Melvyn Eads, the community representative on the Derby HROB , has become ill and can no longer serve.  Ronnie Smith, a resident of the Derby community, has agreed to serve in Mr. Eads stead if approved by the Board of Supervisors.

A motion was made by Fred Luntsford, seconded by Bob Adkins, to appoint Ronnie Smith to replace Melvyn Eads on the Derby Housing Rehabilitation Oversight Board.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT - GOVERNMENT ACCESS CHANNEL PROGRAMMING & OVERSIGHT BOARD

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Steve Bates, to appoint Jack Kennedy to the Government Access Channel Programming and Oversight Board.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  BOARD COMMENTS

Mr. Robbins asked the County Administrator to ascertain from the Commissioner of the Revenue's Office as to the definition of Machinery and Tools.

Mr. Shortt asked the County Administrator to prepare a resolution in support of keeping the "B" Bottom recreation area open. It is understood that the Forestry Department has plans to close that area.

Ms. Meador stated that it was her understanding that none of the convenience centers would be closing.  She asked that the Board review this possibility since the cost is so enormous.

 

ADJOURN

There being no further business, a motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Steve Bates, to adjourn the meeting.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

ATTEST:                WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

______________________        ______________________

Edward L. Sealover - Clerk         John Peace - Chairman

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