Board of Supervisors - August 10, 2006 Regular Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Regular meeting on Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 6:00 PM 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 Robert Robbins
Honorable Leland Branham – 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 in prayer.

PLEDGE

All led in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

MINUTES

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

IN RE:  AGENDA APPROVAL

The following items were reviewed for possible additions to the agenda:

Add to the Consent Agenda: Budget amendment # 5.

Add to Old Business:  Change of Zoning – Shelcy Mullins, Jr.

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

IN RE:  PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Barbara Shupe asked for the Board’s wiliness to pay the difference in cost of a “John Berry” concert at the Virginia/Kentucky Opry which they would consider as part of the Sesquicentennial.

The Board asked Ms. Shupe to make this same request to the City Counsel of Norton for its consideration.
 
There being no further comments, the public expression period was closed.

IN RE:  ROAD AND HIGHWAYS

Highway Resident Engineer T. G. Branson stated that VDOT has cut the grass and high weeds along the race track to improve site distance prior to the Sesquicentennial Anniversary celebration to be held on Saturday. 

Mr. Branson was asked to do a speed study for Route 633 from .10 mile north of Route 824 to the intersection of Route 748.

A request was made for a road count on Rt. 23 and Alt Rt. 58.

IN RE:  CONSENT AGENDA

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

IN RE:  E-911 ROAD NAMES

Set public hearing (6:00 PM – September 7) on E-911 road name additions.

IN RE:  BUDGET AMENDMENTS

No. 2:  Source of Revenue- Prior year’s fund balance - $19,800.00
            Expenditures (2201) Commonwealth Attorney (501001) Salaries & Wages-$19,800.00
No. 3:   Source of Revenue-Prior year’s fund balance - $11,102.78
             Expenditures (1230) Geographic Information System (501001) Salaries & Wages - $11,102.78
No. 4:   Source of Revenue – IT Improvement Fund - $430.00
             Expenditure (4302) Courthouse (503004) Repair & Maintenance-$430.00
No. 5:   Source of Revenue – Prior year’s fund balance - $15,117.00
             Expenditure (9316) Non-Departmental (503008) Cable TV Public Access Channel 97-$15,117.00

IN RE:  RESOLUTION BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES PERFORMANCE CONTRACT

The resolution approving the Behavioral Health Services Performance Contract was adopted.

Resolution #                     2006)

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

The motion to approve the Consent agenda was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  CHANGE OF ZONING – SHELCY MULLINS, JR.

A public hearing was held on August 3 to receive citizens comments regarding a request from Shelcy Mullins, Jr. for a Change of Zoning on property located at 4909 Pole Bridge Road (Coeburn Mtn. section of Wise County) from a B-2 District to an M-1 District for the purpose of expanding his existing facility for repair and maintenance of his trucks and storage for his equipment.  There was no opposition to this request at the public hearing.

A motion was made Bob Adkins, seconded by Steve Bates, to approve the request from Shelcy Mullins, Jr. for a Change of Zoning for his property located on Pole Bridge Road.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  REVENUE SHARING AGREEMENT – RUSSELL COUNTY

The Revenue Sharing Agreement between Wise County and Russell County states that Wise County has agreed to share $500,000 of its VCEDA funding with Russell County to secure the Visador Holding Corp.  Wise County will receive 50% of tax revenues for the first five years of its operation, and thereafter the County will receive 17% of “Local Tax Revenues”.

A motion was made by John Peace, seconded by Ronnie Shortt, to approve the Revenue Sharing Agreement between Wise County and Russell County as stated above.  The motion was unanimously approved.

(Said agreement is on file in the County Administrator’s Office)

IN RE:  ORDINANCE - CERTIFIED POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT & FACILITIES EXEMPTION

A public hearing was held on August 3 for public comment regarding the proposed Certified Pollution Control Equipment & Facilities Exemption Ordinance.  There was no opposition to the proposed ordinance.

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by John Peace, to approve the Certified Pollution Control Equipment & Facilities Exemption Ordinance as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

ORDINANCE #                 2006

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

IN RE:  PUMP AND HAUL PERMIT

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by John Peace, to approve the Pump and Haul Permit for the Stone Mountain Pentecostal Church as requested by its Pastor David Duval.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT – PLANNING COMMISSION

A motion was made by Leland Branham, seconded by Ronnie Shortt, to appoint Lloyd Smith to the Planning Commission.

Robby Robbins made a substitute motion to appoint Joe Slemp to the Planning Commission.  Bob Adkins seconded the motion.

Chairman Luntsford asked for a vote on the substitute motion to appoint Joe Slemp.

Aye-    Robby Robbins            Nay-            Steve Bates
            Bob Adkins                         John Peace
            Virginia Meador                        Leland Branham
                                                            Fred Luntsford
                                                            Ronnie Shortt
Motion failed.

Chairman Luntsford asked for a vote on the main motion to appoint Lloyd Smith.

Aye-    Steve Bates                Nay-            Bob Adkins Abstain –Virginia Meador
            John Peace                                                                   Robby Robbins
            Leland Branham
            Ronnie Shortt
            Fred Luntsford

Motion carried.

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT – MECC BOARD

A motion was made by Leland Branham, seconded by Bob Adkins, to appoint Deno Johnson to the Mountain Empire Community College Board.

Robby Robbins made a substitute motion to reappoint Fred Dotson.  Virginia Meador seconded the motion.

 

Chairman Luntsford asked for a vote on the substitute motion to reappoint Fred Dotson.

Aye-    Robby Robbins            Nay-            Steve Bates
            Bob Adkins                         John Peace
            Virginia Meador                        Ronnie Shortt
                                                            Fred Luntsford
                                                            Leland Branham
Motion failed.

Chairman Luntsford asked for a vote on the main motion to appoint Deno Johnson.

Aye-    Steve Bates                Nay-None            Abstain-  Virginia Meador
            John Peace                                                       Robby Robbins
            Leland Branham
            Ronnie Shortt
            Fred Luntsford
            Bob Adkins  

Motion carried.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

Administrator Skinner briefed the Board on upcoming events throughout the County.

BOARD COMMENTS

There were brief comments from Board members regarding events upcoming in their districts and their appreciation for the success of the recent RAM event.

IN RE:  CLOSED SESSION

A motion was made by John Peace, seconded  by Robby Robbins, to go into closed session as permitted by section 2.2-3711(A)(6) of the Code of Virginia to discuss the investment of public funds where competition or bargaining is involved.  The motion was unanimously approved.

After a brief closed session, a motion was made by John Peace, seconded by Robby Robbins, to reconvene the regular meeting.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  RESOLUTION – CLOSED SESSION

Supervisor Peace read the certification for closed session.

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

RESOLUTION #                   2006

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

ADJOURN

There being no further business, a motion was made by John Peace, seconded by Bob Adkins, to adjourn the meeting.  The motion was unanimously approved.

ATTEST:                                             WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

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

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