Board of Supervisors - December 8, 2005 Regular Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Thursday, December 8, 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

Bob Adkins led the Board in prayer.

 

PLEDGE

All led in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

 

MINUTES

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

 

IN RE:  AGENDA APPROVAL

The following items were presented to the Board as possible additions to the agenda:

(1)  Under Presentations:  Add - Clark Lewis of Troutman Sanders - Overview of Public Private Education Act

(2)  Under New Business:  Add - Recommendation to Lift Burn Ban

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Leland Branham, to approve the agenda as presented to include the items to be added.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  PRESENTATION - PUBLIC PRIVATE EDUCATION ACT

Clark Lewis, representing Troutman Sanders, provided the Board with an overview of the Public Private Education Act.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Austin Falin, a student at Powell Valley Primary School, thanked the Board for taking the time to look into the means of getting funding for a gym at their school.

Tabathia Peace, representing the Powell Valley PTA, provided the Board with facts on the much needed space for the teachers and students at Powell Valley Primary School.

Donese Kern voiced her support for a gym at Powell Valley Primary School and stressed her concern with so much obesity in our children mostly due to lack of exercise.  She spoke briefly on the Wellness Policy for the schools.

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

 

IN RE:  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS

In the absence of Highway Resident Engineer T. G. Branson, Jackie Christian spoke briefly regarding winter weather and winter driving.

Board members provided needs in their districts for VDOT review.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION - SIX YEAR PLAN

A joint public hearing was held on November 3 between the Board of Supervisors and VDOT to receive citizens' comments on the proposed revision of the Secondary Roads Six-Year Improvement Plan.  There was no opposition to the proposed plan.

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Steve Bates, to approve the Secondary Road Six-Year Plan as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #                    2005

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

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION - WATCH FOR CHILDREN SIGNS

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Fred Luntsford, to approve the resolution requesting the Transportation Commissioner and the Virginia Department of Transportation Resident Engineer, to install and maintain signs alerting motorists that children may be at play on Highland Avenue on State Route T840 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 John Peace, seconded by Steve Bates, to approve the consent agenda as follows:

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION - TRANSFER OF CABLE- ADELPHIA TO COMCAST

The resolution amending the transfer Resolution for the Cable Television System and Franchise was approved.

RESOLUTION #               2005

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

 

IN RE:  VOTING MACHINES - SURPLUS

The Board declared the AVM mechanical voting machines as surplus.

 

IN RE:  APPALACHIA LANDFILL - GAS PROBE

Approved the proposal from Joyce Engineering for gas probe installation at the Appalachia Landfill.

 

IN RE:  ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

Set the Organizational meeting to be held January 5, 2006 at 5:50 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors meeting room.

 

IN RE:  BUDGET AMENDMENTS

No. 34:  Source of Revenue-Prior year fund balance - $2,450.00
           (4206 Litter Control (505425) Allowance for recycables - $2,450.00

No. 35:  Source of Revenue-Grant-State Fire Programs Fire Funds - $6,941.00
           (3202) Volunteer Fire Departments (505632) State Fire Programs (Pass-Thru $6,941.00)

No. 36:  Source of Revenue - Grant E-911 Wireless Board $26,899.95
            Prior Years Fund Balance - $7,350.05
            (9400) E-911 Fund (503005) Maintenance Service Contracts $34,250.00

No. 37:  Source of Revenue - Grant State CDBG Funds $25,000.00
            (4316) Sewer Services Projects (505810) Grant expenses $25,000.00

No. 38:  Source of Revenue - Grant DCJS and Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Grant Program $95,854.00
            (3505 Emergency Services (505810) Grant Expenses $95,854.00

No. 39:  Source of Revenue-Prior years fund balance $600.00
            (3503) Emergency Services (505413) Other operating supplies $600.00

No. 40:  Source of Revenue- Prior years fund balance $2,000.00
            (1101) Board of Supervisors (505801) Dues and Association Membership $2,000.00

No. 41:  Source of Revenue-Prior years fund balance $10,000.00
            (4205) Refuse Disposal (505413) other operating supplies $10,000.00

No. 42:  Source of Revenue-Virginia State Compensation Board $3,425.00
            (3102) Sheriff-Law Enforcement (7010) Capital Outlay $3,425.00

No. 43:  Source of Revenue- Prior years fund balance $2,500.00
            (1201) County (505401) Office supplies $2,500.00

No. 44:  Source of Revenue-Prior years fund balance $8,500.00
            (4306) Health Department Building (507010) Capital Outlay $8,500.00

The motion to approve the Consent agenda was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  SPECIAL USE PERMIT / JOE DIETS

Attorney Mullins informed the Board that she has spoken to Shane Sutton and has satisfied his questions regarding the proposed Special Use Permit for Mr. Diets.

A motion was made by John Peace, seconded by Virginia Meador, to set for public hearing on January 5, 2006 @ 6:00 p.m., the request from Joe Diets for a Special Use Permit for property located at 415 E. 26th Street, Big Stone Gap for the purpose of expanding his manufactured home park (White Pines Mobile Home Park).  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  E-911 ROAD NAME ADDITIONS

A public hearing was held on December 1 to receive citizens' input regarding six (6) new E-911 road name additions.  There was no opposition to the proposed names.

A motion was made by Steve Bates, seconded by John Peace, to approve the six (6) new 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:  ORDINANCE -TAX EXEMPT STATUS / THE CROOKED ROAD

A public hearing was held on December 1 to receive citizens' comments regarding a proposed ordinance exempting Virginia's Heritage Music Trail: The Crooked Road from taxation.  There was no public opposition to the proposed ordinance.

A motion was made by Virginia Meador, seconded by John Peace, to approve the Ordinance of the Wise County Board of Supervisors approving the exemption of Virginia's Heritage Music Trail: The Crooked Road from taxation.  The motion was unanimously approved.

ORDINANCE # _________2005

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

 

IN RE:  ORDINANCE - PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT

A public hearing was held on December 1 to receive citizens' input regarding a proposed Ordinance to Provide the Implementation of the 2004-2005 Changes to the Personal Property Tax Relief Act of l998. There was no opposition to the proposed ordinance.

A motion was made by Leland Branham, seconded by John Peace, to approve the Ordinance providing the implementation of the 2004-2005 changes to the Personal Property Tax Relief Act of 1998.  The motion was unanimously approved.

ORDINANCE #                2005

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

 

IN RE:  APPALACHIAN CHILDREN'S THEATRE

A motion was made by John Peace, seconded by Bob Adkins, to provide funding for the Appalachian Children's Theatre for an amount not to exceed $2,500.00 (budget amendment #45).  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  UNITED WAY OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Leland Branham, to contribute $500.00 (budget amendment #46) to the United Way of Southwest Virginia.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  STANDARD SOFTWARE LICENSE AND SERVICES AGREEMENT

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Leland Branham, to approve the Standard Software License and Services Agreement as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION - SOFTWARE ENGINEERING MAJOR

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Bob Adkins, to approve the resolution of support for the University of Virginia's College at Wise Software Engineering Major.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #             2005

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

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION - "WI-FI" CAMPUS-PLUS "HOT ZONE"

A motion was made by Steve Bates, seconded by John Peace, to adopt the resolution directing the County Administrator to actively issue a Request for Information to various private firms and quasi-governmental organizations on the investment cost to create a "hot zone" within the Campus-PLUS area and to further pursue grant funding opportunities through the federal and state sources as advised by the LENOWISCO Planning District Commission's staff personnel for this specific purpose.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION # _____________2005

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

 

IN RE:  CROOKED ROAD FUNDING

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Leland Branham, to approve funding for the Crooked Road Project in the amount of $5,000.00 (budget amendment #47).  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  VICTIM WITNESS PROGRAM - FUNDING

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Virginia Meador, to commit funds in the amount of $5,588.00 to be used as a 10% cash match for the FY 2006-2007 budget for the Victim/Witness Programs.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  ORDINANCE - PPEFIA

A motion was made by John Peace, seconded by Ronnie Shortt, to set a pubic hearing 6:00 p.m. January 5 on a proposed Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act (PPEFIA) Ordinance.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  BURN BAN

A motion was made by Virginia Meador, seconded by John Peace, to lift the "Burn Ban" for Wise County.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

Administrator Skinner reported to the Board on the status of the new transfer station and the hauling of the solid waste.

 

ADJOURN

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Steve Bates, 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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