Board of Supervisors - November 4, 2004 Workshop Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Workshop meeting on Thursday, November 4, 2004, at 6:50 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors meeting room located in the Wise County courthouse.  The following were present:

Honorable John W. Peace - Chairman

Honorable Robert R. Adkins

Honorable Steve Bates

Honorable Ronnie Shortt

Honorable Virginia Meador

Honorable Leland Branham

Honorable Robert Robbins - members of said Board and

Shannon C. Scott - Assistant County Administrator

Karen Mullins - County Attorney

Annette Underwood - Executive Secretary

 

ABSENT

Honorable Fred Luntsford - Vice-Chairman

 

PRAYER

T. G. Branson led the Board in prayer.

 

PLEDGE

All led in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

 

IN RE:  APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The following items were added to the November 10 agenda:

1)   Contract for the County Administrator

2)   Resolution urging designation of the Wise County Circuit Court as the Rural Pilot for Electronic filing of civil litigation

3)   Resolution authorizing the signing of checks

 

IN RE:  MECC PRESENTATION

Terrance E. Suarez, President of Mountain Empire Community College, spoke highly of the MECC Board and the work that it has accomplished for Wise County.  He gave a brief update on activities/events at the college with a Fact Sheet showing its growth and expanded services.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING / SIX YEAR IMPROVEMENT PLAN

A joint public hearing between Wise County and the Virginia Department of Transportation was duly advertised for this date to receive public input and comments prior to the Six-Year Plan being updated.

There was no public input regarding the Six-Year Plan being revised.

The public hearing was closed.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING / SPECIAL USE PERMIT FOR FAMILY CEMETERY

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens comments regarding a request from Vernoy McCarty for a Special Use Permit to establish a family cemetery at 13334 Pine Branch Road in Coeburn.

Thomas McCarty asked that the Board approve the special use permit for the family cemetery.

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

 

IN RE: PUBLIC HEARING / CONDITIONAL ZONING

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens' comments regarding a request from Starling Fleming for Conditional Zoning for one (1) acre out of a 227 acre tract of property located on Big Branch Road in Pound, Virginia for the purpose of operating storage units and a business office.

Starling Fleming, applicant for conditional zoning, asked for Board approval on his request.

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

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Edgar Mullins told the Board he was disappointed in them because they did not advertise the County Administrator's position in the local newspaper.  He thanked the Board for preparing a resolution supporting stricter strip mining laws.  He also asked that another look be taken at the water problem that Betty Roberts has on her property behind the courthouse.   

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

 

IN RE:  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS

Highway Resident Engineer T. G. Branson gave a construction update throughout the County.

Mr. Branson, addressing the Six Year Plan, stated that there is no available funding for this current year or the forecast for the next six years to add any additional projects.

The request for speed limit signs for Hubbard Hollow Road was reviewed.

Mr. Branson gave an update on the proposed crossover at J. W. Adams Combined Middle School.  He stated that he would keep the Board abreast of the project as it progresses. 

Board members presented needs in their districts for VDOT review.

 

IN RE:  CONSENT AGENDA

(1)  Set public hearing (6:00 p.m. December 2) on proposed new addition E-911 road names.

(2)  Resolution concerning grant funding for the North Fork Water Extension Project

(3)   Approve personal property tax refund

(4)   Transfer from reserve for emergencies/contingency

1)    $5,600 to repair/upgrade landfill scales computer system

2)    $5,866 for Commonwealth Attorney case management software

 

IN RE:  OTHER ITEMS REVIEWED

(1)  Resolution supporting strengthening the Commonwealth's surface mining regulations

(2)  Appointments

(3)  Administrator's Report - The Board was provided a list of items/issues for the remainder of FY 04-05

(4)  Board comments

 

ADJOURN

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m.

 

ATTEST:                                WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

_________________        _____________________

Clerk                                     John W. Peace - Chairman

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