Board of Supervisors - October 7, 2004 Workshop Meeting

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The 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:

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

Karen T. Mullins - County Attorney

Annette Underwood - Executive Secretary

 

ABSENT

Honorable John W. Peace - Chairman

 

PRAYER

Bob Adkins led the Board in prayer.

 

PLEDGE

All led in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

 

REMARKS

Mayor 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.

 

IN RE:  CUMBERLANDS AIRPORT COMMISSION UPDATE

Wally 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.

There were some comments regarding the need for more projects that will draw the public to the airport.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Terri 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.

Lawrence Dean voiced his opposition to school consolidation.

Roger 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.

Nancy 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.

Jack Kiser spoke briefly on the proposed coal burner plant

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

 

IN RE:  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS

Highway Resident Engineer, T. G. Branson advised that the Rt. 723 Project has been completed.

Ms. Meador asked Mr. Branson to meet with Mr. Williams regarding the community road and the possibility of it being taken into the secondary system.

Mr. 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.

Board members provided needs in their districts for Mr. Branson's review and comments.

 

IN RE:  OTHER ITEMS REVIEWED

1)   Resolution supporting Enforcement of Litter Laws in Wise County

2)   Resolution requesting the withdrawal and/or removal of Lee and Scott County from the LPOOY Program

3)   Resolution Opposing the proposed Methadone Clinic in the Town of Pound

4)   Appropriations (Second Quarter)

5)   Set public hearing (6:00 p.m. November 4) on a requested Special Use Permit for a family cemetery on 13334 Pine Branch Road in Coeburn

6)   Set 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

7)   Budget amendments:

No. 6:  Add $63,750 (DCJS grant) to General Fund revenues; distribute among various line items of SWVA Community Corrections budget (no local match)

No. 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

No. 8: Add $1560 (DMV Stop charges) to General Fund revenues; distribute among salaries/fringes line items of the Treasurer's budget

No. 9: Add $5,000 (DMV mini-grant) to General Fund revenues: distribute among several Sheriff-Law Enforcement line items

8)    Transfer from reserve for emergencies/contingency ($173 to PEG Channel line item in Non-Departmental (Requested by Supervisor Branham)

9)    Resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of revenue bonds for the solid waste transfer station construction and equipment

10)  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

11)  Select voting representatives for VACo Annual Business meeting

12)  Appointments

13)  Change regular Board meeting date in November (because of holiday) from Thursday the 11th to Wednesday the 10th

14)   Fiscal Status Report (Available October 14)

 

IN RE:  COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT

Administrator 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.

 

BOARD COMMENTS

Board 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.

 

ADJOURN

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.

 

ATTEST:                                WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

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 Clerk                                              John W. Peace, Chairman

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