Board of Supervisors - November 9, 2006 Regular Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Regular meeting on Thursday, November 9, 2006 at 6:00 PM in the J. J. Kelly High School auditorium.  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 E. 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 Robby Robbins, to approve the minutes as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  AGENDA / ADDITIONS

The following items were reviewed for addition to the agenda:

  1. Add to Presentations:  MECC Update
  2. Add to Consent Agenda:  Budget Amendments #29 - #31
  3. Add to New Business:  Standard of Learning Incentive Program Proposal

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

IN RE:  SHERIFF’S OFFICE ACCREDITATION PROGRAM

Gary Dillon, Program Manager for the Virginia Law Enforcement Accreditation Program, came before the Board to recognize the Wise County Sheriff’s Office for their commitment to law enforcement excellence by participating in the Virginia Accreditation Program.   Mr. Dillon gave a brief overview of the Accreditation Program and the high standards that are required to receive this certificate.  In April, a team of VLEPSC certified assessors assessed the Sheriff’s Office and was found to be in compliance with all applicable standards as required by their Accreditation Program.  On May 25, the Executive Board met and unanimously recommended the Sheriff’s Office VLEPSC  accreditation for the 2nd time.  He noted that this honor only comes by hard work and dedication on behalf of the employees of the Sheriff’s Office and team work with other departments.

Chairman Luntsford praised Sheriff Oakes and his staff for this great accomplishment.

IN RE:  MECC  UPDATE

Donna Stanley, representing MECC, provided the Board with a Fact Sheet on how MECC is serving Wise County.  She expounded on the Center for Workforce Development which provide businesses, industries, and governmental agencies training programs to achieve a competitive edge through innovative, effective, and efficient courses that promote life-long learning and economic well-being in the world marketplace.

Ms. Stanley thanked the Board for its continued support of the college.

PUBLIC EXPRESSION

There was no one to speak for public expression.

IN RE:  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS

Highway Resident Engineer T. G. Branson reviewed the resolution “Watch for Children” signs on Mosswood Lane in Coeburn.

IN RE:  RESOLUTION-WATCH FOR CHILDREN – MOSSWOOD LANE

A motion was made by Leland Branham, seconded by Robby Robbins, to approve the resolution requesting the Transportation Commissioner and VDOT Resident Engineer to install and maintain signs alerting motorists that children may be at play on Route 1501, on Mosswood Lane, in Timberville Acres Subdivision, located in Coeburn.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #                   2006

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

Board members provided Mr. Branson with requests from their constituents for VDOT review.

IN RE:  CONSENT AGENDA

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

IN RE:  SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE – AMENDMENT

Set public hearing (6:00 PM – December 7) on a proposed amendment to Wise County Subdivision Ordinance pertaining to private streets updating.

IN RE:  SPECIAL USE PERMIT

Set public hearing (6:00 PM – December 7) on a request for a Special Use Permit for a private cemetery located at 10449 Pine Camp Road, Coeburn.

IN RE:  PROCLAMATION – LAUREN BARNETT

Approved Proclamation Recognizing Lauren Barnette

IN RE:  BUDGET AMENDMENTS

No. 29  Source of Revenue – Miscellaneous Reimbursements - $3,000.00
             Expenditures-(9316) Non-Departmental (503008) Cable TV Public Access
             Channel 97 - $3,000.00

No. 30  Source of Revenue-Prior Year Fund Balance - $32,000.00
             (4316) Sewer Services Projects (505810) Grant Expenses - $32,000.00

No. 31  Source of Revenue – Prior Year Fund Balance -  $10,400.00
             Expenditures (4302) Courthouse (503004) Repair and Maintenance - $10,400.00

The motion to approve the consent agenda was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  RESOLUTION – ZERO PAPER WASTE

A motion was made by John Peace, seconded by Robby Robbins, to approve the resolution regarding zero paper waste as a guiding principle and supporting the creation of a zero paper waste plan.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #            2006

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

IN RE:  REGIONAL JAIL AUTHORITY ALTERNATES

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by John Peace, to appoint Shannon Scott as an alternate for Glen Skinner on the Regional Jail Authority and Leland Branham as an alternate for Bob Adkins.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT – COMMUNITY POLICY AND MANAGEMENT BOARD

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Leland Branham, to appoint Tempa Rasnick to replace Dr. Eleanor Cantrell on the Community Policy and Management Board for a term to expire November 30, 2010.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT – REDEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING AUTHORITY

John Peace nominated James D. Cooper to the Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

Virginia Meador nominated Dan McCoy for reappointment to the Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

John Peace asked that nominations be closed.

Chairman Luntsford asked for a vote on appointing James D. Cooper.

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

 

IN RE:  LEARNING INCENTIVE PROGRAM

Administrator Skinner explained that he has had several requests to investigate implementing an incentive program to award Wise County school students who have perfect Standards of Learning scores for their respective grades.  The School System provided the following data regarding those scores:

Number of Students with perfect SOL scores, grades 7-12 –196 students
Number of Students with perfect SOL scores, grades 3-12—523 students

An incentive that has been proposed is a $100 savings bond for those who have perfect SOL scores.  If the 196 students (7-12) were awarded, it would cost approximately $10,000.  If all 523 students were awarded a $50 bond, the approximate cost would be $13,000.  Mr. Skinner commented that he was confident that at least half of these funds, if not more, could be raised from various business interests in the County.  If all said students were awarded, an award could be based on funds raised with the County’s share not to exceed $12,000.  As donors signed on to participate, then the bond awarded could be adjusted accordingly.  He asked if the Board would like to pursue this proposal.

After discussing the proposal, a motion was made by Steve Bates, seconded by Bob Adkins, to review this proposal in more detail and obtain more information regarding the proposed program.  The motion was unanimously approved.

BOARD COMMENTS

Board members voiced their appreciation for the use of the J.J. Kelly auditorium.

ADJOURN

There being no further business to come before the Board, a motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Bob Adkins, 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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