Wise County Board of Supervisor met in a Workshop meeting
on Thursday, October 7, 2004 at 6:00 p.m. at the Oxbow Center
in St. Paul. The following were present:
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
John W. Peace - Chairman
Adkins led the Board in prayer.
led in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Kiser thanked the Board for having its Workshop meeting
at the St. Paul Oxbow Center in its effort to bring County
government to the people.
RE: CUMBERLANDS AIRPORT COMMISSION UPDATE
Witt, Chairman of the Cumberlands Airport Commission, gave
a brief update on the activities, services and expenses
of the Airport Commission. He thanked the Board for
its financial support over the years.
were some comments regarding the need for more projects
that will draw the public to the airport.
RE: PUBLIC EXPRESSION
Vencil, a teacher at St. Paul High School, stated that a
groundbreaking for the Learning Center to be constructed
on the Lake Estonoa site was recently held with Congressman
Boucher being in attendance. Ms. Vencil provided pictures
and a brief history of Lake Estonoa and its origination.
Dean voiced his opposition to school consolidation.
Williams, a resident of the Big Stone Gap area, asked the
County to patch the potholes in the pavement on the community
road where he lives until such time the road is taken into
the secondary system. He said residents on that road
signed a R-O-W in l995 for the road to be taken into the
system. However, after talking with VDOT, Mr. Williams
was told that the road was never in the Six-Year Plan.
He asked for a status report at the next Board meeting.
Davis asked the Board to consider building a salvage yard
to help save space in the landfill. She voiced her opposition
to the proposed transfer station.
Kiser spoke briefly on the proposed coal burner plant
being no further comments, the public expression period
RE: ROADS AND HIGHWAYS
Resident Engineer, T. G. Branson advised that the Rt. 723
Project has been completed.
Meador asked Mr. Branson to meet with Mr. Williams regarding
the community road and the possibility of it being taken
into the secondary system.
Branson advised that there was a problem with the location
of one of the septic tanks and the uncertainty on the location
of the fill lines that may be in the road. He noted
that Mr. Williams needs to locate the fill lines and the
septic system before the road can be considered by VDOT.
members provided needs in their districts for Mr. Branson's
review and comments.
RE: OTHER ITEMS REVIEWED
supporting Enforcement of Litter Laws in Wise County
requesting the withdrawal and/or removal of Lee and Scott
County from the LPOOY Program
Opposing the proposed Methadone Clinic in the Town of Pound
public hearing (6:00 p.m. November 4) on a requested Special
Use Permit for a family cemetery on 13334 Pine Branch Road
public hearing (6:00 p.m. November 4) on a request for Conditional
Zoning for the purpose of operating storage units and a
business on Big Branch Road Pound
6: Add $63,750 (DCJS grant) to General Fund revenues;
distribute among various line items of SWVA Community
Corrections budget (no local match)
7: Add $30,280 (Fed/St other funding for Head Start and
Day Care) to General Fund revenues; distribute among various
line items of DSS budget
8: Add $1560 (DMV Stop charges) to General Fund revenues;
distribute among salaries/fringes line items of the
9: Add $5,000 (DMV mini-grant) to General Fund revenues:
distribute among several Sheriff-Law Enforcement line items
Transfer from reserve for emergencies/contingency ($173
to PEG Channel line item in Non-Departmental (Requested
by Supervisor Branham)
Resolution authorizing the issuance and sale
of revenue bonds for the solid waste transfer station construction
Resolution authorizing the lease of certain public safety
equipment and vehicles to the VRA for the purpose of financing
for such property and authorizing other related actions
Select voting representatives for VACo Annual Business meeting
Change regular Board meeting date in November (because
of holiday) from Thursday the 11th to Wednesday
Fiscal Status Report (Available October 14)
RE: COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT
Sealover provided to the Board written reports on the maintenance
of the proposed Black Mtn. Scenic Overlook and on financial
assistance for the proposed Riverview School Community Center.
members voiced their appreciation to Mayor Kiser and the
staff at the Oxbow Center for their kind hospitality and
for allowing them to use their facility.
being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:10
COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
W. Peace, Chairman