Board of Supervisors - September 14, 2006 Regular Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Regular meeting on Thursday, September 14, 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
Shannon C. Scott – Assistant County Administrator
Karen T. Mullins – County Attorney
Annette Underwood- Executive Secretary

ABSENT

Glen A. Skinner – County Administrator

PRAYER

Scott Addison, Youth Pastor, Freedom of Worship Church, led in prayer.

PLEDGE

All led in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

MINUTES

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

IN RE: AGENDA / ADDITIONS

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

  1. Resolution Economic Development Route 757
  2. To authorize the County Administrator to write a letter to the Health Department authorizing the use of $26,095.00 of Health Department funds that was to be returned to the County.

 

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Steve Bates, to approve the agenda as presented with the additions of the items stated above.  The motion was unanimously approved.

PUBLIC EXPRESSION

There was no one to speak during public expression.

The public expression period was closed.

IN RE:  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS

Highway Resident Engineer T. G. Branson reminded the Board of the upcoming Transportation Hearing for the Interstate Primary Six Year Plan for FY 2008-2013 to be held at the Higher Education Center in Bristol.  He recommended that any input from the Board regarding any primary roads within the County be made available at this hearing.

IN RE:  RESOLUTION WATCH FOR CHILDREN SIGNS-CLINCH HAVEN ROAD

A motion was made by Virginia Meador, seconded by John Peace, to approve the resolution requesting installation and maintenance of “Watch For Children” signs to be placed on Clinch Haven Road.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #                     2006

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

IN RE:  RESOLUTION REQUESTING TRAFFIC STUDY ON CLINCH HAVEN RD

A motion was made by Virginia Meador, seconded by John Peace, to approve the resolution requesting a traffic study on Clinch Haven Road.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #                  2006

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

IN RE:  RESOLUTION-SPEED STUDY-RT. 633

A motion was made Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Fred Luntsford, to adopt the resolution requesting a speed study on Rt. 633 on Bold Camp Road.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #                    2006

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

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION – SPEED STUDY- RT. 708

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Fred Luntsford, to adopt the resolution requesting a speed study on Rt. 708 on Moneyhun Hollow Road.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #                    2006

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

IN RE:  RESOLUTION – SPEED STUDY – RT. 605

A motion was made by Virginia Meador, seconded by John Peace, to adopt the resolution requesting a speed study on Rt. 605 on Strawberry Patch Road.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #               2006

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

IN RE:  RESOLUTION – WATCH FOR CHILDREN SIGNS – SPRUCE STREET

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Fred Luntsford, to adopt the resolution requesting the installation and maintenance of “Watch for Children” signs to be placed on Spruce Street in the Town of Appalachia.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #                  2006

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

IN RE:  RESOLUTION – WATCH FOR CHILDREN SIGNS– KILBOURN AVENUE

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Fred Luntsford, to adopt the resolution requesting the installation and maintenance of “Watch for Children” signs to be placed on Kilbourn Avenue in the Town of Appalachia.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #                   2006

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

IN RE:  RESOLUTION – VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY

The request before the Board to name a portion of Alternate 58 “Veterans’ Memorial Highway” was discussed with other suggestions being made to memorialize the Veterans. Since Alternate 58 has already been named Edgar Bacon Highway by the General Assembly, this was thought to be the best action. 

After further discussion, the Board directed Mr. Branson to do further research on the options that the Board may have on this matter.

Mr. Branson was asked to review the area in Exeter for the possibility of placing signs stating “Autistic Children” at play.

IN RE:  CONSENT AGENDA

The consent agenda was reviewed as follows:

IN RE:  AGREEMENT –LOWER BIRCHFIELD WATER PROJECT

Agreement between Wise County and Wise County PSA regarding the Lower Birchfield Water Project

IN RE:  RESOLUTION-LOWER BIRCHFIELD WATER PROJECT

Resolution on Compliance of the Lower Birchfield Water Project

RESOLUTION #                   2006

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

IN RE:  ADMINISTRATIVE  AGREEMENT – LOWER BIRCHFIELD WATER PROJECT

An Administrative Agreement between LENOWISCO Planning District and Wise County for the Lower Birchfield Water Project

IN RE:  RESOLUTION – VDHCD BLOCK GRANT FUNDS

A resolution regarding an appropriation of $810,000 from VDHCD Block Grant Funds for the construction of the Lower Birchfield Water Project

RESOLUTION #                     2006

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

 

IN RE:  BUDGET AMENDMENTS

Budget Amendments FY 2005-2006

#107 -  Source of Revenue-Prior Year Fund Balance - $250,748.72
            Expenditures (1201) County Administrator (505506) Travel $2,000
            (2106) Clerk of the Circuit Court (50100) Salaries & Wages $15,464.60
            (5201) Mental Health (505608) PD 1 Mental Health $164,853.50
            (5301) Welfare Administration (505611) Comprehensive Services Act - $64,458.69
            (8365) VPI Extension Services (501001) Salaries & Wages $1,015.77
                (502001) FICA $172.57
                (502002) Retirement – VRS $855.13
                (502005) Hospitalization/Medical Plan $1,892.95
                (502009) Unemployment Insurance $27.84
                (502011) Workmen’s Compensation $7.67
#108-   Source of Revenue – Transfer from (2116) Wise Develop Project (501003) Salaries & Wages Part-Time $5,000 
            Expenditure (2106) Clerk of the Circuit Court (501001) Salaries & Wages $5,000
#109-   Source of Revenue – Transfer from (2106) Clerk of the Circuit Court (501007) Fees for Attendance - $8,200
            Expenditure (2101) Circuit Court (501007) Fees for Attendance-$8,200

 

Budget Amendments FY 2006-2007

#6-      Source of Revenue-Prior Years Fund Balance - $20,000
            Expenditures (8100) Economic Development (503002) Professional Services-Other - $20,000
#7-       Source of Revenue-Prior Years Fund Balance - $657.20
            Expenditure (1213) Treasurer (505412) Education & Recreation - $657.20
#8-       Source of Revenue-Prior Years Fund Balance - $5,300
            Expenditure (3501) Animal Control (501003) part-time Salaries & Wages-$5,000
            (4306) Health Dept. building (501002) Salaries & Wages over-time-$3,000
#9-       Source of Revenue-Prior Years Fund Balance (VA DMV Abandoned Vehicles
            Grant) $28,900
            Expenditure (4206) Litter Control (505810) Grant Expense - $28,900
#10-     Source of Revenue-Dept. of Criminal Justice Services Edward
            Byrne/Community-Oriented Justice Grant - $35,162
            Expenditure (3103) Sheriff-Investigative (505007) ADP Equipt. & Software- $35,162
#11-     Source of Revenue-Transfer from (9302) Capital Outlay Projects (507010)
            Capital Outlay $33,977.43 to (2116) Wise Develop Project (503002) Professional Services Other - $33,977.43
#12-     Source of Revenue-Sale of file cabinets - $460.00
            Expenditure (2116) Wise Develop Project (503002) Professional Services Other- $460.00
#13-     Source of Revenue-Compensation Board Technology Trust Fund-$49,777
            Expenditure (2106) Clerk of Circuit Court (505829) Technology Trust Fund Expenditure - $49,777

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Leland Branham, to approve the consent agenda as stated.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  E-911 ROAD NAMES

A public hearing was held on September 7 to receive citizens’ comments regarding the addition of six (6) E-911 road names.  There was no opposition to the proposed names.

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Steve Bates, to approve the E-911 road names as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

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

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT – BOARD OF ZONING AND APPEALS BOARD

Bob Adkins nominated Bob Pippin for reappointment to the Board of Zoning Appeals Board.

Ronnie Shortt asked that nominations be closed.

Bob Pippin was recommended for reappointment by acclamation.

IN RE:  C. BASCOM SLEMP LIBRARY – ROOF

A motion was made by Virginia Meador to approve an appropriation of $20,000 toward the cost of a new roof for the C. Bascom Slemp Library.  John Peace seconded the motion.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  RIVERVIEW SEWER EXTENSION

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Leland Branham, to authorize the County Administrator to execute the Construction Contract for the Riverview Sewer Extension.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  WORKSHOP – CHANGE OF MEETING PLACE

A motion was made by Leland Branham, seconded by Ronnie Shortt to hold the October 5th Workshop at the Town Hall in St. Paul beginning at 6:00 PM.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  RESOLUTION – ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – RT. 757

Supervisor Shortt stated that the area along St. Route 757 (Norton-Wise Road) has specific infrastructure development needs inclusive of highway improvement and sewer within the economic growth target zone.  He asked that the Board adopt a resolution that will implement the economic development of Rt. 757.

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by John Peace, to adopt the resolution for economic development along Route 757.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #                 2006

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

IN RE:  HEALTH DEPARTMENT FUNDS

Assistant County Administrator Scott reported to the Board that he had just received a request from the Wise County Health Department that they be allowed to use funds anticipated to be returned to the County in the amount of $26,095.00.  These funds are to be used to enhance the operations for the new dentist and dental hygienist at the Health Department.  In the past, these funds have been used to enhance the County’s assets.  However, the use of the funds this year by the Health Department would allow for matching dollars to possibly receive even more State funds.

A motion was made by John Peace, seconded by Virginia Meador, to allow the Health Department to use the $26,095.00 that was to be returned to the County as matching funds to secure more State funds to assist with the cost associated with the needs of the new dentist and dental hygienist.  The motion was unanimously approved.

BOARD COMMENTS

There were brief comments from Board members.

ADJOURN

There being no further business, a motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Ronnie Shortt, 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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