Board of Supervisors - January 3, 2008 Organizational Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in an Organizational meeting on Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 5:45 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors meeting room located in the Wise County courthouse.  The following were present:

Ronald L. Shortt
Fred Luntsford
Virginia Meador
Steve Bates
Robert R. Adkins
Dana G. Kilgore
Robert E. Robbins
J. H. Rivers – 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

Bob Adkins led in prayer.

PLEDGE

All led in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

IN RE:  TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN

Dana Kilgore nominated Administrator Skinner as Temporary Chairman.   

Fred Luntsford made a motion that nominations be closed.  Bob Adkins seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved.

Administrator Skinner was elected as Temporary Chair by acclamation.

IN RE:  CHAIRMAN

Virginia Meador nominated Bob Adkins as chairman.  Dana Kilgore seconded the nomination.  The nomination was unanimously approved.

Bob Adkins was elected chairman by acclamation.

IN RE:  VICE-CHAIR

J.H. Rivers nominated Virginia Meador as Vice-Chair.  Dana Kilgore seconded the nomination.

J. H. Rivers made a motion that nominations be close.  Dana Kilgore seconded the motion.  The motion was unanimously approved.

Virginia Meador was elected Vice-Chair by acclamation.

IN RE:  TERM OF OFFICE

Ronnie Shortt made a motion that the term of office for the chairman and vice-chairman be a term of one (1) year.  Virginia Meador seconded the motion.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  ROBERTS RULES OF ORDER/RULES OF PROCEDURES

Attorney Mullins stated that it had been brought to her attention that under the Order of Business in the Rules of Procedures, the public hearings and the public expression period was in reverse order.  She noted that the purpose of reversing those two items was to allow the public hearings to start on time.  She asked that the Board consider reversing (c) and (d) under Section 3-1 of the Rules of Procedures.

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Steve Bates, to adopt the Roberts Rules of Order and the Rules of Procedures with the reversal of public expression (c) and public hearings (d) under Section 3-1.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  TIME AND DATE OF MEETINGS

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Steve Bates, to hold the Workshop meeting on the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. and the Regular meeting on the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  SELECTING METHOD OF SETTING TIE VOTE

A motion was made by J. H. Rivers that a tie vote fails.  Robby Robbins seconded the motion.  The motion was unanimously approved.

ADJOURN

There being no further business, a motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Robby Robbins, to adjourn the meeting.  The motion was unanimously approved.
 
 ATTEST:                                            WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

____________________________            ______________________________________
Glen A. Skinner, Clerk                            Robert R. Adkins, Chairman

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