Board of Supervisors - October 13, 2005 Regular Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Regular meeting on Thursday, October 13, 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 A. 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

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 Ronnie Shortt, seconded by John Peace, to approve the minutes as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

AGENDA APPROVAL

Chairman Luntsford asked that the following items be considered as additions to the agenda:

(1)  Add to Consent Agenda - 2nd quarter appropriations

(2)  Add to Consent Agenda - Budget amendment #30

(3)  Add to New Business - Authorize County Administrator to sign change order for completion of E-911 mapping & addressing

(4)  Add to New Business - Authorize the County Administrator to make a request to the Virginia State Forester to declare a ban on open burning in Wise County

(5)  Add to New Business - Authorize the County Administrator to sign a contract with the low bidder for the hauling and Disposal of Wise County Solid Waste

(6)  Add to New Business - Proclaim Napoleon Hill Day in October 25

(7)  Temporarily Remove from Old Business - Resolution Designating Proceeds from Sell of Surplus Police Vehicles to supplement purchase of a first responder crime scene response unit

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

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Jim Blackburn addressed the Board regarding the possible removal of the prescription benefit from the Virginia Retirees supplemental insurance plans.  He asked the Board to adopt a resolution requesting Walt Norman, representative for Local Choice, to petition the Virginia Department of Human Resources Management to reinstate the current insurance plans for a period to end January 1, 2007 or until Medicare Plan D, is in place and functioning completely.

After further discussion, Chairman Luntsford asked Mr. Blackburn to meet with the County Administrator to construct the verbage of the proposed resolution to be brought before the Board in November for consideration.

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

 

IN RE:  ROADS & HIGHWAYS

Highway Resident Engineer, T. G. Branson, gave an update on construction throughout Wise County.

Board members presented needs in their districts.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION - TRAFFIC STUDY

Mr. Branson reviewed the resolution requesting a traffic study.

A motion was made by Leland Branham, seconded by Robby Robbins, to approve the resolution requesting a traffic study on Rt. 74 in the Ramsey section of Wise County.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #               2005

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

 

IN RE:  CONSENT AGENDA

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Leland Branham, to approve the following consent agenda to include those items that were added:

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR NOVEMBER 3

(1)  Set public hearing (6:00 p.m. November 3) on a request from Tommy Bright for Conditional Zoning.

(2)  Set public hearing (6:00 p.m. November 3) on seven (7) proposed E-911 road name additions

(3)  Set public hearing (6:00 p.m. November 3) on the proposed 2007-2012 Six Year Improvement Program for Secondary Roads

 

IN RE:  BUDGET AMENDMENTS

No. 23:  Source of Revenue - VA Dept. of Health $30,987.00
Prior years fund balance - $30,987.00 - Total $61,974.00
Expenditures Local Health Department (5101)
Payments to Local Health Dept (505601) - $30,987.00
Grant Expenses (505810) - $30,987.00

No. 24:  Source of Revenue - VA Dept of Elections - $13,000.00
Expenditures-Electoral Board of Officials (1301) - Education (502013)-$8,500.00  Machinery & Equipment (507001)- $4,500.00

No. 25:  Source of Revenue - Prior years fund balance - $500.00
Expenditure - Community Organizations/Events (1102)  Discretionary Funds (505804)- $500.00

No. 26:  Source of Revenue - VA State Litter Grant - $14,421.00
Expenditures -Litter Control (4206) Grant Expenses (505810)-$14,421.00

No. 27:  Source of Revenue - Prior years fund balance - $2,250.00
Expenditure-Community Organizations/Events (1102) Discretionary Funds (505804) - $2,250.00

No. 28:  Source of Revenue - Prior years fund balance - $1,822.00
Expenditure - Sheriff - Law Enforcement (3102) Police Supplies (505409) - $1,822.00

No. 29:  Source of Revenue - Transfer from the IT Improvement Fund - $15,874.65 to the General Fund ADP Equipment and Software (507007)-$15,874.65

No. 30:  Source of Revenue - Clerk's Office Budget - $1,000.00
Expenditure: Circuit Court Judge Special Account for purchasing of supplies 

Appropriations for 2nd Quarter

The motion to approve the consent agenda was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION - SELL OF SURPLUS POLICE VEHICLES

The resolution designating proceeds from sell of surplus police vehicles was tabled for further information.

 

IN RE:  ORDINANCE CREATING ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICE

A public hearing was held on October 6 for public input regarding the proposed ordinance creating an Economic and Community Development Office.  There was no opposition to the proposed ordinance.

John Peace made a motion to approve the revised ordinance creating Wise County office for Economic and Community Development.  Ronnie Shortt seconded the motion.

Virginia Meador voiced her concern regarding the source of funding for this office and perhaps the Board may be moving too quickly on this matter.

The motion was unanimously approved.

ORDINANCE #                   2005

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

 

IN RE:  COMMITTEE - ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICE

Chairman Luntsford appointed the following committee for the purpose of developing a job description for the position of Economic and Community Development Director.  He asked the County Administrator to contact the following individuals to ascertain whether or not they would be willing to serve on this committee:

Glen A. Skinner- To serve as chairman

John Peace - Represent Board of Supervisors

Rita McReynolds

Jack Kennedy

Bonnie Elosser

Marcia Quesenberry

Neal Stidham

Bill Hunsaker

Carl Snodgrass

 

IN RE:  E-911 ROAD NAME ADDITIONS

A public hearing was held on October 6 to receive citizens' comments regarding the seven (7) proposed E-911 road name additions.  There was no opposition to the proposed names.

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Leland Branham, to approve the seven (7) E-911 road name additions as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

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

 

IN RE:  SPECIAL USE PERMIT - FAMILY CEMETERY

A public hearing was held on October 6 to receive citizens' comments regarding a request from James E. Rose for a Special Use Permit for the purpose of establishing a family cemetery on acre of property located at 7230 Rocky Fork Road, Wise, VA.  There was no opposition to the proposed Special Use Permit.

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Steve Bates. To approve the Special Use Permit as requested by James E. Rose for a family cemetery.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT - BUILDING CODE AND APPEALS BOARD

A motion was made by Leland Branham, seconded by Robby Robbins, to appoint Jimmy Hawkins to the Building Code and Appeals Board for a term of five (5) years.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT-LONESOME PINE YOUTH SERVICES BOARD

Steve Bates nominated Stewart Scales for reappointment to the Lonesome Pine Youth Services Board.

Ronnie Shortt nominated Phillip Marshall

After discussion Ronnie Shortt withdrew his nomination and made a motion to table this appointment until next month.  Virginia Meador seconded the motion.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  NAPOLEON HILL DAY

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by John Peace, to declare October 25th as a perennial Napoleon Hill Day in Wise County.  The motion was unanimously approved. 

Supervisor Shortt asked the County Administrator to request the Director of the Napoleon Hill Foundation to attend the Workshop meeting in November to make a presentation on the Napoleon Hill Foundation.

 

IN RE:  BLACKWOOD LANDFILL CONTRACT - THOMPSON & LITTON, INC

A motion was made by Virginia Meador, seconded by John Peace, to authorize the County Administrator to execute the contract with T&L for engineering services to ascertain the debris landfill life expectancy for the Blackwood Landfill site.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Leland Branham, to approve the written Deferred Compensation Plan for County employees and authorize the Chairman to execute said Plan.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION - STATE OF LOCAL EMERGENCY

A motion was made by Virginia Meador, seconded by John Peace, to approve the resolution ratifying the Declaration of State of Local Emergency in Wise County.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #             2005

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

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION - WINGS AIR RESCUE

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Steve Bates, to approve the resolution granting approval to WINGS Air Rescue to operate within Wise County, subject to their compliance with regulations of the State of Virginia.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #          2005

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

 

IN RE:  APPALACHIA LANDFILL CONTRACT - JOYCE ENGINEERING 

A motion was made by John Peace, seconded by Ronnie Shortt, to authorize the County Administrator to execute the contract with Joyce Engineering for professional engineering consulting services relating to the development and implementation of the Appalachia Landfill's revised Gas Remediation Plan.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT

A motion was made by Leland Branham, seconded by John Peace, to approve the Homeland Security Grant / NIMS Certification as required by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM).  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  RIVERVIEW SEWER PROJECT

A motion was made by Leland Branham, seconded by Robby Robbins, to authorize the County Administrator to sign the agreement with MAXIM Engineering for engineering services for the Riverview Sewer Project.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  E-911 CHANGE ORDER

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Leland Branham, to authorize the County Administrator to execute change order #3 for the completion of the Addressing and E-911 Professional Consulting Services Contract.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  BAN ON OPEN BURNING

A motion was made by Virginia Meador, seconded by Steve Bates, to authorize the County Administrator to make a request to the Virginia State Forester to declare a ban on open burning in Wise County.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  TRANSFER STATION - HAULING OF SOLID WASTE - BIDS

A motion was made by John Peace, seconded by Ronnie Shortt, to authorize the County Administrator to execute a contract with the low responsive bidder for the hauling and disposal of Wise County solid waste after necessary review of RFP responses with Joyce Engineering, the County Attorney and the Public Works Superintendent.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

BOARD COMMENTS

Board members voiced praise for the teamwork that has been shown during the water crisis in Big Stone Gap.

 

ADJOURN

There being no further business to come before the Board a motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Robby Robbins, 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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