Board of Supervisors - June 2, 2005 Workshop Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Workshop meeting on Thursday, June 2, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors meeting room located in the Wise County courthouse.  The following were present:

Honorable Fred Luntsford - Chairman

Honorable Ronnie Shortt - Vice-Chairman

Honorable Robert R. Adkins

Honorable Steve Bates

Honorable Virginia Meador

Honorable John W. 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.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING / REZONING / BEAR CREEK SUBDIVISION EXPANSION

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens' comments regarding the proposed rezone/boundary adjustment for property consisting of 13.774 acres located in the Bear Creek Subdivision in the Hurricane section of Wise for the purpose of expanding the existing subdivision.

Ron Stidham, representing Bear Creek Development, advised the Board that this would be phase II of the existing subdivision, which will provide 45 additional lots.  All code requirements have been met and all engineering has been completed.

Bob Adkins, member of the Planning Commission, stated that this request has been before the Planning Commission and recommended to the Board for approval.

There being no further comments the public hearing was closed.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING / REZONING / BIG STONE GLASS

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens' comments regarding a request from Big Stone Glass to rezone property located at 2815 3rd Avenue East, BSG for the purpose of expanding the existing business.

There being no one to speak, the public hearing was closed.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING / E-911 ROAD NAMES

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens' comments regarding 4 additional proposed E-911 road names.

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

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING / FY 2005-2006 COUNTY BUDGET

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens' comments regarding the proposed FY 2005-2006 County budget.

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

 

IN RE:  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS

Highway Engineer T. G. Branson reported that the traffic lights are being installed at the Tacoma intersection.

The following items were reviewed:

(1) Resolution - Participation in Revenue Sharing Program

(2) Resolution Approving the Coal & Gas Annual Plan for Roads and Bridges 7-1-05 thru 6-30-06

(3) Resolution Williams Road - Rural Addition

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC EXPRESSION

The following individuals spoke in support of implementing the LEOS Retirement Plan for the Sheriff's deputies due to the stress and sacrifices they make every day for our citizens and would also keep qualified personnel on the job:

Marty Adkins

Susie Baker Cox

Chad Dotson

Libby Rodgers

Stan Young

Robert England

Ronnie Bowers

Rose Mary Holbrook

Dawn Asbury Gilbert

David Taylor

Danny Mullins

Eddie Kiser

Bill Wampler

Doug Horne

Rodney Younce

Seth Hall

David Smith

Walter Crouse

The following individuals spoke in support of more pay for the dispatchers:

Lisa Pilkenton

Teresa Meade

Matt Mullins

David Smith

Allen Provience

Walter Crouse

Sheriff Oakes thanked the Board for its indulgence in hearing the words of support from its citizens for increased retirement for the deputies and a pay increase for the dispatchers.

Major Gene Vanover expressed his appreciation to the Board, the County Administrator and his staff for their support during the preparation of the budget.  He stated that the implementation of the LEOS Retirement Plan would give the Sheriff's Department a better tool for recruitment and would enable them to keep qualified people on the police force.

Chairman Luntsford stated that some new figures have been submitted to the Board for review and every consideration will be given to this request.

Walter Crouse recommended that the Board begin to make plans to start renovating the schools.

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

 

IN RE:  CONSENT AGENDA

Budget Amendment No. 42:  Increase revenue Hazard Mitigation Grant $3,000.00.  Increase expenditures for budget of Building and Zoning Office supplies - $3,000.00.

 

IN RE:  CONDITIONAL REZONING / EMILY FISHER EDMONDSON

A letter was received from Ms. Edmondson, applicant for a conditional zoning on property located at 9560 Coeburn Mtn. Road for the purpose of constructing condominiums, asking that the request for a public hearing be removed from the Board agenda at this time. 

 

IN RE:  LONESOME PINE REGIONAL LIBRARY / LAND SWAP

Mike Abbott, representing the Lonesome Pine Regional Library, spoke briefly to the Board concerning the land on which the Wise County Library is located.  Previously, there was some discussion on selling the piece of property in the back of the apartment complex located on the right side of the road leading to the library.  The library was not in favor of selling the property.  Bevton, LLC, has now submitted a new proposal requesting a land swap.  In this proposal, the County would convey land in back of the apartment complex in exchange for land in the front near the Library entrance that could be used at some point-in-time to widen the entrance to the library.  Mr. Abbott asked that this be added to next week's agenda and sent out for public hearing in July.

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IN RE:  OTHER ITEMS REVIEWED

(1) Resolution approving Wise County annual budget for FY 2005-2006

(2) Resolution approving Wise County Public Schools FY 2005-2006 budget by expenditure Classification/Category

(3) Appointments

 

IN RE:  COUNTY ATTORNEY'S REPORT

Attorney Mullins reported that she has looked at the Library property that was discussed earlier by Mike Abbott.  There is a drainage problem in behind the apartment complex that needs attention.  Bevton LLC has offered to swap the land in the front entrance to the Library for that portion of land where the drainage problem is located.  This would require a public hearing.

 

IN RE:  COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

Administrator Skinner reviewed the following items:

(1) proposed revenue and expenditure adjustments for the proposed FY 2005-2006 County Budget

(2) bids on two (2) loaders for transfer station

(3) do further study on LEOS Retirement Plan for deputies

 

ADJOURN

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

 

ATTEST:                                 WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

____________________   ______________________________

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

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