Board of Supervisors - September 7, 2006 Workshop Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Workshop meeting on Thursday, September 7, 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 Administrator
Annette Underwood – Executive Secretary

PRAYER

T. G. Branson led in prayer.

PLEDGE

All led in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

IN RE:  AGENDA ADDITIONS

The following items were reviewed for additions to the agenda:

Under Consent Agenda add:  Budget amendments #107 thru #109 (FY 05-06)
  
Budget amendments #8 thru #13 (FY 06-07)

Add to New Business:  (1)  C. Bascom Slemp Library in BSG (New Roof)
                                  (2)  Authorization to sign Construction Contract for Riverview                       
                                             Sewer Extension
 
Supervisor Shortt asked that the October Workshop be moved to the St. Paul Town Hall.

It was the consensus of the Board to add these items to the agenda.

IN RE:  MEOC – PRESENTATION

Chairman Luntsford stated that Marilyn Maxwell was sick and unable to attend this meeting.  She will make her presentation at a later date.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING – E-911 ROAD NAMES

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens’ input regarding six (6) proposed E-911 road name additions.  There was no one to speak regarding the proposed additions.

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

IN RE:  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS

Mr. Branson reviewed the following resolutions:

Resolution “Watch For Children” signs on Clinch Haven Road
Resolution “Requesting Speed Study” on Clinch Haven Road
Resolution “Veterans’ Memorial Highway” signs

Mr. Branson stated that Lee County is implementing the “Veterans’ Memorial Highway” sign by way of its 911 system that is currently underway.  Any County can name its own roads thru its 911 system.   Since this highway has already been named, the request should be addressed to the General Assembly rather than the Transportation Board.  The Town Council of Big Stone Gap, at its meeting held on Tuesday, August 8, voted to designate State Route 58A throughout the Big Stone Gap town limits as “Veterans’ Memorial Highway.”

After further discussion as to possible options for placement of the signs, it was agreed that further information is needed regarding these options.

Mr. Branson gave a status report on the J. W. Adams Crossover.

Board members provided needs in their districts for VDOT review.

There were requests for speed studies in the following areas:

  1. Moneyhun Hollow Road
  2. Middle Fork Bold Camp
  3. Strawberry Patch Road

The following requests were made for “Watch for Children” signs:

  1. Spruce Street in Appalachia
  2. Kilbourn Avenue in Appalachia

 

IN RE:  CONSENT AGENDA

The consent agenda items were reviewed as follows:

  1. Agreement between Wise County and Wise County PSA (Lower Birchfield Water Project)
  2. Resolution-Compliance on the Lower Brichfield Water Project
  3. Administrative Agreement Between LENOWISCO Planning District and Wise County (Lower Birchfield Water Project)
  4. Resolution – VDHCD Block Grant Funds (Lower Birchfield Water Project)
  5. Budget amendments

 

IN RE:  C. BASCOM SLEMP LIBRARY – NEW ROOF

Administrator Skinner explained that he had received a call from Amy Bond, Director of the Lonesome Pine Regional Library, regarding the poor condition of the C. Bascom Slemp Library roof and the need to have it replaced as soon as possible to stop further damage to the facility.  The estimated cost to replace the roof is $60,000.00.  She asked for $20,000.00 to be used as matching funds toward that cost.  The other source of funds anticipated to be used is the Phillip’s Committee of the C. Bascom Slemp Foundation.

IN RE:  RIVERVIEW EXTENSION

Administrator Skinner gave a brief update on the proposed Riverview Extension Project.

IN RE:  ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

Administrator Skinner provided the Board with a brief history of the request from Ms. Green and Ms. Selvage regarding a Noise Ordinance for Wise County.  In addition to several meetings and other data that has been submitted, the County Attorney has  indicated that she does not believe a Noise Ordinance could prevent, prohibit or restrict mining hours or its related noise in any circumstance due to mineral extraction being a permitted use in all zoning districts of the County.

With this in mind, he recommended that a Noise Ordinance not be considered further.

BOARD COMMENTS

There were brief comments from Board members.

ADJOURN

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:45 PM.

ATTEST:                                             WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

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

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