Board of Supervisors - October 14, 2004 Regular Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Regular meeting on Thursday, October 14, 2004 at 6:00 p.m. 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

Karen T. Mullins - County Attorney

Annette Underwood - Executive Secretary

 

PRAYER

Kenny Robinson led the Board in prayer.

 

PLEDGE

All led in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

 

MINUTES

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Leland Branham, to approve the minutes as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The following items were added to the agenda:

1)   Set Administrator's last working day at November 5, 2004

2)   Renew Contract for the Removal of Abandoned Motor Vehicles

3)   Transfer $28,300 from the Reserve for Emergencies/Contingency line item to Landfill Enterprise Fund, Refuse Disposal, repair and maintenance line item

4)   Appoint Board members(s) to work with the County Attorney regarding local firearms hunting ordinances

5)   A proclamation declaring October 25 as Napoleon Hill Day in Wise County (requested by Supervisor Peace)

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Steve Bates, to approve the agenda with the additions as listed above.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING/VRA FINANCING FOR TRANSFER STATION AND CERTAIN EQUIPMENT

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to hold a public hearing in accordance with Section 15.2-2606 of the Code of Virginia of l950, as amended, on the issuance of the County's revenue bonds payable from revenues of the County's solid waste collection, disposal and management system and other funds made available by the County subject to appropriation by the County, in the estimated maximum amount of $1,075,000 to finance the cost, in whole or in part, of the construction of a solid waste transfer station located at 4711 Blackwood Industrial Park Road, Norton, Virginia and improvements and additions to the existing sanitary landfill at the Blackwood site.

There was no public comment regarding the proposed bond financing.

There being no further comments, the public hearing was closed.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Edgar Mullins asked that the Board adopt a resolution supporting stronger regulations for strip mining and higher penalties for violations.

Mr. Mullins congratulated the Board for opposing the proposed methadone clinic in the Town of Pound. 

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

 

IN RE:  ROAD AND HIGHWAYS

Kenny Robinson, representing VDOT, gave the Board a brief update regarding ongoing construction throughout the County.

Ronnie Short asked that a feasibility study be done on the crossover lane at the entrance of the J. W. Adams Combined Middle School.  Mr. Robinson asked that a letter be written to VDOT requesting this study be done.

Steve Bates asked that a traffic study be done on the Turkey Branch Road.  Mr. Robinson asked that a letter be sent to VDOT requesting the traffic study.

There were few comments from Board members.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION CHILDREN AT PLAY SIGNS

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Robby Robbins, to approve the resolutions for "Children at Play" signs for Rt. 1132 and Rt. 668.  The motion was unanimously approved

RESOLUTION #                             2004

RESOLUTION #                             2004

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

 

IN RE:  SECONDARY SIX-YEAR CONSTRUCTION PLAN

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Robby Robbins, to set a public hearing on November 4, 2004 at 6:00 p.m. to receive citizens' input regarding the proposed revision of the Secondary Roads Six-Year Improvement Plan.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION ANNUAL COAL AND GAS ROAD PLAN

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Robby Robbins, to approve the resolution amending the 03-04 Annual Coal and Gas Road Plan.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #                     2004

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

 

IN RE:  CONSENT AGENDA

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Leland Branham, to approve the consent agenda as follows:

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION / LITTER LAWS IN WISE COUNTY

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Leland Branham, to approve the resolution supporting enforcement of Litter Laws in Wise County.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #               2004

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

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION/REMOVAL OF LEE AND SCOTT COUNTIES FROM LPOOY

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Leland Branham, to approve the resolution requesting the withdrawal and/or removal of Lee and Scott Counties from the LPOOY Program.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION / METHADONE CLINIC

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Leland Branham, to approve the resolution opposing the Methadone Clinic to be operated in the Town of Pound.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #             2004

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

 

IN RE:  APPROPRIATIONS/SECOND QUARTER

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Leland Branham, to approve the second quarter appropriations as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARINGS / SPECIAL USE PERMIT - CONDITIONAL ZONING

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Leland Branham, to set the following public hearings:

  • 6:00 p.m. November 4 on a request for a Special Use Permit to establish a family cemetery at 13334 Pine Branch Road, Coeburn
  • 6:00 p.m. November 4 on a requested Conditional Zoning for one (1) acre out of a 227 acre tract of property located on Big Branch Road, Pound, for the purpose of operating storage units and a business office

The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  BUDGET AMENDMENTS / TRANSFERS

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Leland Branham, to approve the following 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

Transfer from reserve for emergencies/contingency

  • $173 to PEG Channel line item in Non-Departmental (Requested by Supervisor Branham)

The motion was unanimously approved.

   

IN RE:  RESOLUTION / ISSUANCE AND SALE OF REVENUE BONDS / TRANSFER STATION & EQUIPMENT

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Leland Branham, to approve the resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of revenue bonds for the solid waste transfer station construction and equipment.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #                2004

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

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION / LEASE OF SAFETY EQUIPMENT AND VEHICLES TO VRA

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Steve Bates, to approve the 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.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #           2004

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

 

IN RE:  VACO ANNUAL BUSINESS / VOTING REPRESENTATIVES

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Fred Luntsford, to appoint John Peace as a voting representative for Wise County at the VACo Annual Business Meeting in November.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT / LONESOME PINE YOUTH SERVICES BOARD

Leland Branham nominated Diane McReynolds to the LP Youth Services Board.

Robby Robbins nominated Carl Deskins for reappointment

Chairman Peace asked for a vote on appointing Diane McReynolds.

Aye-     Leland Branham            Nay-   Robby Robbins

             Ronnie Shortt                            Steve Bates

             Fred Luntsford                          Virginia Meador

             John Peace                               Bob Adkins

Motion failed.

Chairman Peace asked for a vote on reappointing Carl Deskins.

Aye-     Robby Robbins             Nay-     Leland Branham

             Steve Bates                               Ronnie Shortt

             Virginia Meador                        Fred Luntsford

             Bob Adkins                               John Peace

 

Motion failed.

Ronnie Shortt made a motion to table this appointment until the November meeting. Bob Adkins seconded the motion.  The motion was unanimously approved.

A motion was made by Fred Luntsford, seconded by Ronnie Shortt, to appoint Anna Grabinski to fill the unexpired term of Charles Young on the LP Youth Services Board.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  CHANGE OF BOARD MEETING DATE

Since the Regular Board meeting date falls on a Holiday (Veteran's Day November 11), a motion was made by Fred Luntsford, seconded by Virginia Meador, to change the Regular Board meeting in November to  Wednesday, November 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors meeting room located in the Wise County courthouse.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR'S LAST WORKING DAY

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Virginia Meador, to set the County Administrator's last working day at November 5, 2004. The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  CONTRACT/ REMOVAL OF ABANDONED MOTOR VEHICLES

A motion was made by Leland Branham, seconded by Bob Adkins, to approve the renewal of the contract with Greear's Used Parts for the removal of abandoned motor vehicles.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  TRANSFER OF FUNDS

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Steve Bates, to approve the transfer of $28,300 from the Reserve for Emergencies/Contingency line item to Landfill Enterprise Fund, Refuse Disposal, Repair and Maintenance line item.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES REQUEST

Administrator Sealover advised that the Game and Inland Fisheries has been charged by the General Assembly to conduct a study of local firearms hunting ordinances.  Eight (8) model ordinances have been drafted.  They have asked the County's to review said ordinances and forward comments to them by Friday, November 5.

Mr. Sealover recommended that the Board appoint a member or members to work with the County Attorney to provide them with the requested response.

Chairman Peace appointed Ronnie Shortt and Robby Robbins to meet with the County Attorney to review the model ordinances and bring a report back to the Board.

 

IN RE:  PROCLAMATION / NAPOLEON HILL DAY

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Leland Branham, to adopt the Proclamation proclaiming October 25 as Napoleon Hill Day.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  FISCAL STATUS REPORT

Administrator Sealover gave a fiscal status report for the first quarter with a brief overview of the revenues and expenses.

 

IN RE:  PROCLAMATION OF APPRECIATION/EDWARD SEALOVER

Bob Adkins read the Proclamation of Appreciation for Administrator Sealover for his services and high degree of professionalism in the execution of his duties during his tenure as County Administrator.

A motion was made by Leland Branham, seconded by Robby Robbins, to adopt the Proclamation as read.  The motion was unanimously approved.

Administrator Sealover voiced his appreciation to the Board and his office staff for their help and kindness shown to him during his time with Wise County.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT OF ACTING COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Robby Robbins, to appoint Shannon C. Scott as Acting County Administrator upon the departure of Edward Sealover on November 5 until such time that a County Administrator has been hired.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

BOARD COMMENTS

Board members voiced their regrets that Administrator Sealover was leaving the County and praised him for his accomplishments and his endeavors to make the County a better place to live.

 

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

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Clerk                                                   Chairman

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