Board of Supervisors - January 12, 2006 Regular Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Regular meeting on Thursday, January 12, 2006 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 L. 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.

 

MINUTES

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

 

IN RE:  ADDITIONS TO AGENDA

Chairman Luntsford presented the following items to be considered for possible additions to the agenda:

Consent Agenda

Add:  Budget amendment No. 57:  Source of Revenue-Annual loan proceeds-$140,000.00

Landfill Enterprise Fund (9302)

Capital Outlay Projects (507010)

Capital Outlay - $140,000.00

New Business

Add:  Proposal for architectural services for the Health Department

         Resolution Supporting HB 635

         Durham's Chapel Church Request

         Approval of Audit

         Set public hearing February 2 @ 6:00 p.m. on Community Development Block Grant Funds

A motion was made by John Peace, seconded by Leland Branham, to approve the agenda to include the additions as stated above.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  AUDIT PRESENTATION

Larry Sturgill, CPA presented a brief overview of the County Audit for FY 2004-2005.  Mr. Sturgill stated that the County has a "Clean" audit with an increased surplus of $3.8 million.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Jim Blackburn, representing the Wise County Education Association, presented to the Board an invitation to a reception for the Board of Supervisors and the School Board, to show their appreciation for the efforts that have been put forth to help the teachers.

Neva Hamilton, stated that she has recently been hired as the Director for the Oxbow Center in St. Paul.  She invited Board members to visit the Oxbow Center and to use its resources that are available to Wise County and its citizens.

James Hoken, Pastor of Durham's Chapel Church, stated that the church is making efforts to expand its existing building and is interested in purchasing the adjacent property, which, he understand to belong to Wise County.  At one time, a school building was located on this property.  The School Board, at its meeting on January 10, adopted a resolution declaring the property as surplus and was in the process of transferring the property to Wise County.  He asked that the County consider his request to purchase the property.

Walter Crouse encouraged people to bring their Christmas trees to the "chipping of the greens", which will take place on Saturday at the old Wal-Mart shopping center in Norton.  He asked for public participation in cleaning up our neighborhoods and doing more recycling.  Mr. Crouse spoke briefly on renovating the schools and the old jail.

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

 

IN RE:  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS

Highway Resident Engineer T. G. Branson stated that the speed limit on Rt. 74 outside of Norton has been reduced to 25 MPH.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION AMENDMENT TO ANNUAL PLAN FOR ROADS AND BRIDGES

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Robby Robbins, to adopt the resolution of the Wise County Coal and Gas Road Improvement Advisory Committee approving an amendment to the Annual Plan for Roads and Bridges for the Period July 1, 2004 thru June 30, 2005.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #             2006

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

 

IN RE:  CONSENT AGENDA

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

 

IN RE:  REZONING / SPECIAL USE PERMIT / DEBORAH & BELDON FLEMING

Set a public hearing February 2 @ 6:00 p.m. on a request from Deborah & Beldon Fleming to rezone a parcel of property located at 6148 Guest River Road, Norton and for a Special Use Permit for said property for the purpose of expanding their mobile home park.

 

IN RE:  REZONING / JAMES R. SMITH

Set a public hearing February 2 @ 6:00 p.m. on a request from James R. Smith to rezone property located on Morrison Road in Esserville near the new Wal-Mart for the purpose of selling as commercial property.

 

IN RE:  E-911 ROAD NAME ADDITIONS

Set a public hearing February 2 @ 6:00 p.m. on fourteen proposed E-911 road name additions.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION APPROVING FINANCING TERMS

Adopted resolution approving financing terms for the lease-purchasing project.

RESOLUTION #                 2006

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

 

IN RE: APPROPRIATIONS

Approved the third quarter appropriations.

 

IN RE:  HEALTH DEPARTMENT BUILDING LEASE

Approved the renewal of the Wise County Health Department Building Lease

 

IN RE:  BUDGET AMENDMENTS

No. 48:  Source of revenue-Information Technology Improvement Fund - $8,183.47
               (1220) Automatic Data Processing (507007) ADP Equipment and Software-$8,183.47

No. 49:  Source of revenue - Prior years fund balance - $13,574.27
              (8170) Southwest VA Community Corrections (505506) Travel -$13,574.27

No. 50:  Source of revenue-LENOWISCO State Grant -$54,000.00
              (4316) Sewer Service Projects (505810) Grant Expenses -$54,000.00

No. 51:  Source of revenue -Dept of Criminal Justice Services Grant -$49,815.00
               (2116) Wise Develop Project (501003) Salaries and Wages -Part-time-$36,405.00
               (503002) Professional Services Other -$10,410.00
               (505506) Travel -$3,000.00

No. 52: Source of revenue-ARC Flex-E-Grant-$1,256.24
             (1101) Board of Supervisors (505808) Countywide Discretionary Funds-$1,256.24

No. 53: Source of revenue -CDBG Grant Funds - $15,000.00
             (4316) Sewer Service Projects (505810) Grant Expenses -$15,000.00

No. 54: Source of revenue- Prior Year's balance - $13,929.69
             (3102) Sheriff-Law Enforcement (503002) Professional Services Other -$13,929.69

No. 55: Source of revenue - VA State Compensation Board -$4,978.82
              Expenditure (3102) Sheriff-Law Enforcement
              (505408) Vehicle and powered equipment supplies - $4,978.82

No. 56: Source of revenue - Donation - Alpha Services - $1,000.00
              Expenditure - (1101) Board of Supervisors
              (505506) Travel - $1,000.00

No. 57: Source of revenue - Annual loan proceeds - $140,000.00
              Landfill Enterprise Fund (9302)
              Capital Outlay Projects (507010)
              Capital Outlay - $140,000.00

The motion to approve the consent agenda was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  ORDINANCE - PPEFI ACT OF 2002

A public hearing was held on January 5 to receive citizens' comments concerning the proposed ordinance regarding the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure (PPEFI) Act of 2002.

There was no opposition to the proposed ordinance.

A motion was made by John Peace, seconded by Ronnie Shortt, to approve the ordinance implementing specific procedures regarding requests made pursuant to the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002.  The motion was unanimously approved.

ORDINANCE #                           2006

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

 

IN RE:  SPECIAL USE PERMIT / JOE DIETS

A public hearing was held on January 5 to receive citizens' comments regarding a proposed Special Use Permit for Joe Diets for property located at 415 E. 26th Street, Big Stone Gap for the purpose of expanding his manufacturing home park.

Shane Sutton, an adjacent property owner, voiced his opposition to Mr. Diets receiving this Special Use Permit since he had not followed any of the procedures listed in the Zoning Ordinance.  Mr. Sutton stated that Mr. Diets expanded his mobile home park prior to Board of Supervisors approval, and he has not signed the "condition" that the Board of Supervisors placed on the Special Use Permit.

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Leland Branham, to approve the Special Use Permit as requested by Mr. Diets with an attached "condition" whereby Mr. Diets will be required to reasonably maintain the ditch crossing which accesses Wells Lane, a paper alley platted and identified on a subdivision plat of G. W. Wood's property and said access shall be inspected periodically by Wise County personnel.

Aye-     Bob Adkins                   Nay-Ronnie Shortt

            Steve Bates

            Virginia Meador

            John Peace

            Fred Luntsford

            Leland Branham

            Robby Robbins

 

IN RE:  ORDINANCE - MANDATORY SEWER HOOKUP

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Leland Branham, to set a public hearing for February 2 @ 6:00 p.m. to receive citizens' comments regarding a proposed mandatory sewer hookup.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  PROCLAMATION HONORING ANN YOUNG GREGORY

A motion was made by Virginia Meador, seconded by Bob Adkins, to approve the proclamation honoring Ann Young Gregory for her many achievements and contributions that she has made to Wise County.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE 150TH

Administrator Skinner stated that he thought it best to select a small group of individuals to make plans for activities for the upcoming 150th anniversary.  He asked that Shannon Scott serve on this committee and select one person from each town/community to serve also.  

 

IN RE: APPOINTMENT  BUILDING CODE AND APPEALS BOARD

Fred Luntsford nominated Terry Mullins to the Building Code and Appeals Board. 

There being no further nominations, Supervisor Luntsford asked that nominations cease.

Terry Mullins was appointed by acclamation.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT - LENOWISCO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Leland Branham nominated Steve Bates to the LENOWISCO Board of Directors. 

Bob Adkins nominated Virginia Meador.

Ronnie Shortt asked that nominations cease.

The votes for Steve Bates were as follows:

Aye-     John Peace                   Nay-     Bob Adkins

            Ronnie Shortt                            Robby Robbins

            Fred Luntsford                           Virginia Meador

            Leland Branham

            Steve Bates

Motion carried.

Robby Robbins nominated himself to the LENOWISCO Board of Directors.

Ronnie Shortt nominated Leland Branham

Ronnie Shortt asked that nominations cease.

The vote for Robby Robbins were as follows:

Aye-     Virginia Meador              Nay-     Steve Bates

            Bob Adkins                               John Peace

            Robby Robbins                          Fred Luntsford

                                                            Leland Branham

                                                            Ronnie Shortt

 

Motion failed.

The vote for Leland Branham were as follows:

Aye-     Steve Bates                   Nay-     Virginia Meador

            John Peace                               Bob Adkins

            Robby Robbins                          Fred Luntsford

                                                            Leland Branham

                                                            Ronnie Shortt

Motion carried.  

Fred Luntsford nominated Ronnie Shortt for re-appointment to the LENOWISCO Board of Directors.

There being no further nominations, Ronnie Shortt was re-appointed by acclamation.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT-NINTH DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT FINANCING BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Bob Adkins nominated Robby Robbins for re-appointment to the Ninth District Development Financing Board of Directors.

There being no further nominations, Robby Robbins was re-appointed by acclamation.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT - PLANNING COMMISSION

Ronnie Shortt nominated Leland Branham to the Planning Commission.

Virginia Meador nominated Bob Adkins.

Leland Branham asked that nominations cease.

The votes for Ronnie Shortt were as follows:

Aye-     Steve Bates                   Nay-     Bob Adkins

            John Peace                               Virginia Meador

            Ronnie Shortt                            Robby Robbins

            Fred Luntsford

            Leland Branham

Motion carried.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT-PLANNING DISTRICT 1 COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD

A motion was made by John Peace, seconded by Virginia Meador, to table this appointment until the February Board meeting.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT-SARA TITLE III PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Robby Robbins nominated Bob Adkins for re-appointment to the SARA Title III Program Committee.

Leland Branham nominated Ronnie Shortt.

There being no further nominations, the nominations ceased.

The votes for Bob Adkins were as follows:

Aye-     Virginia Meador              Nay-     Steve Bates

            Bob Adkins                               John Peace

            Robby Robbins                          Fred Luntsford

                                                            Ronnie Shortt

                                                            Leland Branham

Motion carried.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT - VIRGINIA COAL COUNCIL

Robby Robbins nominated Bob Adkins for re-appointment to the Virginia Coal Council.

There being no further nominations, the nominations ceased.

Bob Adkins was re-appointed to the Virginia Coal Council by acclamation.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT-VIRGINIA STORM WATER MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Bob Adkins nominated Robby Robbins to be re-appointed to the Virginia Storm Water Management Committee.

There being no further nominations, the nominations ceased.

Robby Robbins was re-appointed to the Virginia Storm Water Management Committee by acclamation.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT-DIRECTOR OF CIVIL DEFENSE

Virginia Meador nominated Bob Adkins for re-appointment as Director of Civil Defense.

Leland Branham nominated Ronnie Shortt.

There being no further nominations, the nominations ceased.

The votes for Bob Adkins were as follows:

Aye-     Virginia Meador              Nay-     Steve Bates

            Robby Robbins                          John Peace

            Bob Adkins                               Fred Luntsford

                                                            Leland Branham

                                                            Ronnie Shortt

Motion failed.

 

The votes for Ronnie Shortt were as follows:

Aye-     Steve Bates                   Nay-     Robby Robbins              Abstained:  Virginia Meador

            John Peace                                Bob Adkins                             

            Fred Luntsford                          

            Leland Branham

            Ronnie Shortt

Motion carried.

 

IN RE:  HEALTH DEPT. ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES PROPOSAL

Assistant County Administrator Scott explained to the Board that Thompson & Litton has provided an Architectural Services Proposal for proposed renovations to the Wise County Health Department for the purpose of meeting the storage needs associated with emergency care and the environmental group.  Mr. Scott gave a brief overview of the scope of work to be preformed.

After further discussion, a motion was made by Leland Branham, seconded by Steve Bates, to approve the proposal as submitted by Thompson & Litton for renovations to the Wise County Health Department for an amount not to exceed $12,000.00.  The motion was unanimously approved.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION HB 635

A motion was made by John Peace, seconded by Robby Robbins, to approve the resolution supporting HB 635 as introduced by Delegate Phillips.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #             2006

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

 

IN RE:  SURPLUS PROPERTY SALE

A motion was made by Virginia Meador, seconded by John Peace, to hold a public hearing February 2 @ 6:00 p.m. to receive citizens' comments regarding the sale and disposition of property located in the Crackers Neck section of Wise County.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  AUDIT

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Leland Branham, to approve the County audit for FY 2004-2005 ending June 30, 2005.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Leland Branham, to set a public hearing February 2 @ 6:00 p.m. to receive citizens' input on local community development and housing needs in relation to Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for a project in our community.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

Administrator Skinner gave the Board a status report on the transfer station

 

BOARD COMMENTS

There were brief comments from Board members.

 

ADJOURN

There being no further business, a motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by John Peace, 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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