Board of Supervisors - October 15, 2008 Recessed Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Recessed meeting on October 15, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors meeting room located in the Wise County courthouse.  The following were present:

Honorable Robert R. Adkins – Chairman
Honorable Virginia Meador – Vice-Chair
Honorable Fred Luntsford
Honorable Ronald L. Shortt
Honorable Steve Bates
Honorable Robert E. Robbins
Honorable Dana Kilgore
Honorable J. H. Rivers – members of said Board and
Shannon C. Scott – Interim County Administrator
Karen T. Mullins – County Attorney
Annette Underwood – Executive Secretary

IN RE:  COALFIELD EXPRESSWAY ALTERNATIVE ROUTE

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Dana Kilgore, to adopt substitute resolution #3 on the Coalfield Expressway Alternative Route.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #                          2008

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

IN RE:  RESOLUTION – TOWN OF APPALACHIA VDOT ENHANCEMENT GRANT – TRAIL PROJECT

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Fred Luntsford, to approve the resolution supporting the Town of Appalachia’s Transportation Enhancement Grant application for the Appalachia – Big Stone Gap Trail and Trailhead Project.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #                         2008

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

IN RE:  PROCLAMATION – NAPOLEON HILL DAY

A motion was made by Virginia Meador, seconded by Dana Kilgore, to approve the proclamation proclaiming October 26, 2008 as Napoleon Hill Day in Wise County.  The motion was unanimously approved.

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

IN RE:  SEWER CAPACITY – CITY OF NORTON

Supervisor Kilgore stated that Wise County is interested in purchasing sewer capacity from the City of Norton for the development of the Wise County Industrial Park in Esserville.  Therefore, I move that our attorney prepare a written proposal and agreement between Wise County and the City of Norton as follows: 

  • Wise County would pay the City of Norton a one time fee of $200,000 for 90,000 gallons, one monthly capacity, for 10 equivalent residential connections ERC’s
  • The ERC’s will be immediately available to provide sewer to the Wise County Industrial Park at Esserville
  • I further move that upon the completion of this written proposal and agreement, the Board of Supervisors will turn these ERC’s over to the Wise County IDA with the following conditions:
    1. These ERC’s are to be used for the development of the Wise County Industrial Park at Esserville.
    2. The IDA will notify VCEDA that sewer is now available at the Wise County Industrial Park at Esserville and asked that VCEDA promote, market and advertise the Wise County Industrial Park at Esserville for potential development.
    3. If the IDA transfers any of the ERC’s to any entities that have a cost recovery, that amount should be transferred to the Treasurer of Wise County and deposited in the County general fund.

J. H. Rivers seconded the motion.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  CLOSED SESSION

A motion was made by J. H. Rivers, seconded by Ronnie Shortt, to go into closed session to discuss personnel and legal matters as permitted by Section 2.2-3711(A)(1) &(A)(7) of the Code of Virginia.  The motion was unanimously approved.

After a lengthy closed session, a motion was made by Virginia Meador, seconded by Ronnie Shortt, to reconvene the regular meeting.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION – CLOSED SESSION

Secretary Underwood read the certification for closed meeting.

A motion was made by Virginia Meador, 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 #           2008

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

IN RE:  COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR AND CFO POSITIONS

J. H. Rivers made a motion to authorize the County Attorney to make an offer and negotiate for the purpose of employment with the Board’s candidates for the position of County Administrator and Chief Financial Officer.  Dana Kilgore seconded the motion.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RECESS

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Virginia Meador, to recess this meeting until Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 5:45 p.m. to consider two items for possible budget amendments and to go into closed session to discuss personnel as permitted by Section 2.2-3711(A)(1) of the Code of Virginia.  The motion was unanimously approved.   

ATTEST:                                              WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

_____________________________      ______________________________________
 Shannon C. Scott, Clerk                     Robert R. Adkins, Chairman

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