Board of Supervisors - November 10, 2004 Regular Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Regular meeting on Wednesday, November 10, 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 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 - Acting 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 Leland Branham, seconded by Ronnie Shortt, to approve the minutes as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The following item was added to the agenda:

(1)  Set public hearing for December 2, 2004, at 6:00 p.m. on a request from New Peoples Bank to rezone 1.956 acres from R-1 to a B-2 District for the purpose of constructing a bank at 5448 Wise-Norton road.

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

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC EXPRESSION

There was no one to speak during public expression.

 

IN RE:  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS

Kenny Robinson, representing VDOT, gave an update on construction throughout the County.

Mr. Robinson briefly reviewed the resolution approving the revised Secondary Roads Six-Year Improvement Plan and the request for speed limit sings on Hubbard Hollow Road.

Board members presented needs in their districts for VDOT review and comments.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION / SIX YEAR PLAN

A joint public hearing by the Wise County Board of Supervisors and the Virginia Department of Transportation was held on November 4 to receive citizens' input prior to the Six-Year Plan being updated.

There was no opposition to the proposed revision to the Six-Year Plan.

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Leland Branham, to approve the resolution regarding the revised Secondary Roads Six-Year Improvement Plan. 

Aye-     Bob Adkins                   Nay-Virginia Meador (Because district 3
                                                                                       was not included
            Steve Bates                                                      in the upcoming year
                                                                                       for road improvements)            Ronnie Shortt

            Fred Luntsford

            John Peace

            Leland Branham

            Robby Robbins

RESOLUTION #            2004

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

 

IN RE:  SPEED LIMIT SIGNS

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Steve Bates, to have VDOT do a speed study on Hubbard Hollow Road.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  CONSENT AGENDA

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

 

IN RE:  E-911 ROAD NAMES

Set public hearing for December 2, 2004 at 6:00 p.m to receive citizens' input regarding the addition of (93) E-911 road names.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION / NORTH FORK WATER PROJECT

Approved resolution concerning grant funding for the North Fork Water Extension Project

RESOLUTION #               2004

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

 

IN RE:  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

The motion to approve the consent agenda was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  SPECIAL USE PERMIT

A public hearing was held on November 4, to receive citizens' input regarding a request for a special use permit for a family cemetery.

There was no opposition to the request.

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Leland Branham, to approve the request from

Vernoy McCarty for a special use permit for property located on 13334 Pine Branch Road for the purpose of establishing a family cemetery.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  CONDITIONAL ZONING

A public hearing was held on November 4, 2004 to receive citizens' input regarding a conditional zoning request for property located on Big Branch Road in Pound.

There was no opposition to the request.

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Bob Adkins, to approve the 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 for the purpose of operating storage units/business office.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION / SURFACE MINING REGULATIONS

A motion was made by Fred Luntsford, seconded by Ronnie Shortt, to approve the resolution supporting strengthening the Commonwealth's surface mining regulations. 

Aye-     Steve Bates                  Nay- Bob Adkins

            Ronnie Shortt

            Fred Luntsford

            John Peace

            Virginia Meador

            Leland Branham

            Robby Robbins

RESOLUTION #                   2004

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

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION / RURAL PILOT FOR ELECTRONIC FILING OF CIVIL LITIGATION

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Leland Branham, to approve the resolution urging designation of the Wise County Circuit Court as the Rural Pilot for Electronic filing of civil litigation.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #            2004

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

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION / SIGNING OF CHECKS

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Steve Bates, to approve the resolution authorizing the signing of County checks.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #                    2004

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

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT / LONESOME PINE YOUTH SERVICES BOARD

A motion was made by Steve Bates, seconded by Bob Adkins, to reappoint Teresa Adkins to the Lonesome Pine Youth Services Board for a term of four (4) years.  The motion was unanimously approved.

Robby Robbins nominated Carl Deskins for reappointment to the Lonesome Pine Youth Services Board.

Leland Branham nominated Diane McReynolds to the Lonesome Pine Youth Services Board.

Chairman Peace asked for a vote on Carl Deskins.

Aye-     Virginia Meador             Nay-     Steve Bates

             Bob Adkins                                 Ronnie Shortt

             Robby Robbins                           Fred Luntsford

                                                                   Leland Branham

                                                                   John Peace

Motion failed.

Chairman Peace asked for a vote on Diane McReynolds.

Aye-     Steve Bates                  Nay-     Virginia Meador

            Ronnie Shortt                            Bob Adkins

            Fred Luntsford                          Robby Robbins

            Leland Branham

            John Peace

Motion carried.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT / GREAT SOUTHWEST GROUP HOME FOR BOYS AND GIRLS

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Leland Branham, to appoint Jim E. Short to the Great Southwest Group Home for Boys and Girls Commission - 29th Judicial District for a term of four years.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  REZONING REQUEST

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Steve Bates, to hold a public hearing on December 2, 2004 at 6:00 to receive citizens' input on a request from New Peoples Bank to rezone 1.956 acres from R-1 to B-2 District for the purpose of constructing a bank at 5448 Wise-Norton Road.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  CLOSED SESSION

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Steve Bates, to go into closed session to review and discuss the proposed contract for the County Administrator as permitted by section 2.2-3711(A)(1) of the Code of Virginia.  The motion was unanimously approved.

After a lengthy closed session, a motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Steve Bates, to reconvene the regular meeting.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

RESOLUTION - CLOSED SESSION

Supervisor Luntsford read the certification for closed meeting.

A motion was made by Steve Bates, seconded by Ronnie Shortt, to approve the resolution verifying matters discussed while in closed session.  The motion was unanimously approved by roll call vote. 

RESOLUTION #            2004

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

 

IN RE: CONTRACT FOR COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

A motion was made by Fred Luntsford that effective December 1, 2004 Skip Skinner will become employed by the Wise County Board of Supervisors as County Administrator for Wise County based upon the approved contract.

Aye-     Bob Adkins              Nay-None            Abstain- Virginia Meador

            Steve Bates

            Ronnie Shortt

            Fred Luntsford

            John Peace

            Leland Branham

            Robby Robbins

 

IN RE:  BOARD COMMENTS

Several of the Board members voiced their confidence in Mr. Skinner in resuming the role as the new County Administrator.

Comments were made regarding the annual meeting at Homestead.

 

IN RE:  INTERIM PAY / ACTING COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Steve Bates, to adjust the salary of the Assistant County Administrator during the interim period of time that he is serving as Acting County Administrator.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

ADJOURN

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

 

ATTEST:                                 WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

_____________________         _______________________

Shannon C. Scott - Clerk             John W. Peace - Chairman 

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