Board of Supervisors - February 10, 2005 Regular Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Thursday, February 10, 2005 in the Board of Supervisors meeting room located in the Wise County courthouse.  The following were present:

Honorable Fred A. Luntsford - Chairman

Honorable Ronnie Shortt - Vice-Chairman

Honorable Robert R. Adkins

Honorable Steve Bates

Honorable Virginia Meador

Honorable John Peace, II

Honorable Leland Branham

Honorable Robert Robbins - members of said Board and

Glen A. Skinner - County Administrator

Shannon C. Scott - Assistant County Administrator

Karen T. Mullins - County Attorney

Annette Underwood - Executive Secretary

 

PRAYER

T. G. Branson led the Board in prayer.

 

PLEDGE

All led in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

 

MINUTES

A motion was made by Virginia Meador, seconded by Bob Adkins, to approve the minutes as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The following items were added/deleted from the agenda:

Delete:  Public hearings set (6:00 p.m. March 3 & March 10) for Community Development Block Grant Project for a potential Child Care Project at the LP Business and Technology Park.

Delete:  Public hearing set (6:00 March 3) on a requested Conditional Rezoning of property consisting of 3.47 acres from a R-1 District to a R-2 District located at 9506 Coeburn Mtn. Road and place on the May agenda for further information.

Add:   Change of meeting place for March Workshop.

Add:    transfer from reserve for emergency/contingency
           $12,000 - Increase Cumberlands Airport Commission Budget-various line items $12,000

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Leland Branham, to approve the agenda with the additions/deletions as stated.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  UVA-WISE PRESENTATION

Jim Knight, representing UVA-Wise, presented to the Board a gift - a framed print of the college - as a way of saying thanks to the Board of Supervisors for its support during the 50  years of the college.

 

IN RE:  VITA UPDATE

Chairman Luntsford announced that Wise County has embarked upon a very ambitious undertaking of enticing Virginia Information Technology Agency (VITA) to place a Data Center in the Tech Park.  To be successful in getting the Data Center here would have a tremendous impact on our economy such as jobs and increased tax revenue. Officials from VITA, IBM and Northrop-Grumman will be visiting Wise County in the near future to determine whether or not Wise County is capable of housing this Data Center.  He stated that he was appointing a first Contact Team with the primary responsibility of preparing for these visits.  The County Administrator has been asked to contact seven (7) individuals that have been identified to set on this team with a meeting being scheduled no later than the first of next week.   

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC EXPRESSION

There was no one to speak during public expression.

 

IN RE:  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS

Highway Resident Engineer T. G. Branson reviewed the Revenue Sharing program and reviewed the resolution for funding of said program.

Board members presented needs in their district.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION APPROVING REVENUE SHARING FUNDS

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Leland Branham, to approve the resolution approving funding for Revenue Sharing FY 2005-2006 and Supplemental Revenue Sharing FY 2004-2005.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #            2005

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

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded Leland Branham, to participate in the Revenue Sharing Program.  The motion was unanimously approved.   

 

IN RE:  CONSENT AGENDA

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

 

IN RE: ST. PAUL BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT

Set public hearing (6:00 p.m. March 3) on a proposed boundary line adjustment agreement between the County of Wise and the Town of St. Paul

 

IN RE:  CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PLAN (CIP)

Set public hearing (6:00 p.m. March 3) on the proposed Wise County Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) Fiscal years 2006-2010.

 

IN RE:  E-911 ROAD NAMES

Set public hearing (6:00 p.m. March 3) on (38) proposed additional E-911 road names.

 

IN RE:  BUDGET AMENDMENTS

No. 20:  Increase revenues (DMV STOP monies $990.00) Increase expenses - Treasurer's Office supplies $990.00

The motion to approve the consent agenda was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  STEPHENS CHURCH OF GOD

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by John Peace, to set a public hearing (6:00 p.m. March 10) on the proposed sale of County property in the Glamorgan section of Wise County located at 6600 Kemper Road, adjacent to the Stephens Church of God property.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  CONDITIONAL REZONING /COEBURN MTN/ EMILY EDMONDSON

The request from Emily Edmondson for a public hearing on a conditional rezoning of property consisting of 3.47 acres from a R-1 District to a R-2 District located at 9506 Coeburn Mtn. Road was tabled until the May meeting for further information.

 

IN RE:  CHILD CARE PROJECT / CDBG FUNDING

This item was removed from the agenda because the County has utilized all of its DHCD funding but other sources are being pursued for the Child Care Project.

 

IN RE:  BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT (REZONE) HEALTH FOOD STORE

A public hearing was held on February 3 with no public opposition.

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Ronnie Shortt, to approve the boundary adjustment (rezone) of 0.838 acre of property located behind the State Farm Office on Indian Creek from an A-RR District to a B-2 District for the purpose of relocating a health food store and to provide massage therapy.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE: E-911 ROAD NAME

A public hearing was held on February 3 with no public opposition.

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Steve Bates, to approve the (49) additional E-911 road names as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  SOLID WASTE TRANSFER STATION

A public hearing was held February 3 with no public opposition.

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Robby Robbins, that a public hearing was held for public input on the proposed solid waste transfer station to be located at 4711 Blackwood Industrial Park Road, in Norton.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  LEASE AGREEMENT / PADDY MTN LUMBER

A motion was made by Virginia Meador, seconded by Steve Bates, to authorize the County Administrator to execute the lease agreement with Paddy Mtn. Lumber to allow them access across the Flat Gap Community Center property for the purpose of removing timber that they have purchased.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT / COMMUNITY POLICY AND MANAGEMENT BOARD

A motion was made by John Peace, seconded by Robby Robbins, to reappoint the following individuals to the Community Policy and Management Board for a term of four (4) years:

Sam Dillon

Tom Stanley

Paul Kuczko

Shannon Scott

Wayne McClellan

The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT - RECREATIONAL AUTHORITY

A motion was made by Steve Bates, seconded by Bob Adkins, to reappoint Robin Dotson to the Recreational Authority for a term of four (4) years.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

Regarding the Esserville sewer initiative, Administrator Skinner reported that he has asked PSA to pursue a PER report for this project, which funding has been approved by the LENOWISCO Planning District Board of Directors. 

 

IN RE:  CUMBERLANDS AIRPORT COMMISSION / REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING

Administrator Skinner explained that Wally Witt, Chairman of the Cumberlands Airport Commission, has requested additional funding to meet its operating expenses for this fiscal year.  He explained the need and recommended additional funding in the amount of $12,000 for the next 60 days and that the Airport Commission provide a plan of how they plan to live within its budget.  These funds would be transferred from reserve for emergency/contingency.

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by John Peace, to approve the transfer of $12,000 from the reserve for emergency/contingency to the Cumberlands Airport Commission's budget and further that a plan of how they plan to live within its budget be made available to the Board.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  CHANGE OF WORKSHOP MEETING PLACE

A motion was made by John Peace to move the Workshop meeting place for March 3 to Mountain Empire Community College in the Fugate Auditorium in Dalton-Cantrell Hall.  Virginia Meador seconded the motion.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  CLOSED SESSION

A motion was made by John Peace, seconded by Ronnie Shortt, to go into closed session to discuss the acquisition of property for public purposes as permitted by section 2.2-3771(A)(3) and to discuss personnel 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.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION - CLOSED SESSION

John Peace read the certification for closed session.

A motion was made by John Peace, seconded by Leland Branham, to approve the resolution verifying matters discussed while in closed session.  The motion was unanimously approved by roll call vote.

RESOLUTION #                2005

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

 

IN RE:  PURCHASE OF PROPERTY / BLACKWOOD INDUSTRIAL PARK

John Peace made a motion to authorize the County Administrator to negotiate at a reasonable purchase price additional property for the solid waste transfer station located on the Blackwood Industrial Park Road in Norton.  Bob Adkins seconded the motion.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  LITTER COORDINATOR

Administrator Skinner advised that the present Litter Coordinator, Ray Couch is working on a part-time basis (32 hour week).  With the increased workload associated with litter awareness, he asked that Mr. Couch be made full-time.

Bob Adkins made a motion that Ray Couch be place on full time status.  John Peace seconded the motion.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  ANIMAL CONTROL DEPARTMENT

Administrator Skinner advised that he is making some minor modifications to grades and salaries, within the pay plan, in the Animal Control Department.

 

ADJOURN

There being no further business to come before the Board a motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Bob Adkins, to adjourn the meeting.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

ATTEST:                              WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

____________________           ____________________

Glen A. Skinner, Clerk                  Fred A. Luntsford, Chairman

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