The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Recessed meeting on Monday, November 24, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. in the Conference of the County Administrator’s Office located in the Wise County courthouse. The following were present:
Honorable Robert R. Adkins – Chairman
Honorable Virginia Meador – Vice-Chair
Honorable Ronald L. Shortt
Honorable Steve Bates
Honorable Robert E. Robbins
Honorable J. H. Rivers
Honorable Dana Kilgore
Honorable Fred Luntsford – members of said Board and
Shannon C. Scott – Interim County Administrator
Karen T. Mullins – County Attorney
Annette Underwood – Executive Secretary
PURPOSE OF MEETING
Chairman Adkins advised that the purpose of this meeting is to go into closed session to discuss personnel.
IN RE: CLOSED SESSION – PERSONNEL
A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by J. H. Rivers, to go into closed session to discuss personnel as permitted by Section 2.1-3711(A)(1) of the Code of Virginia. The motion was unanimously approved.
IN RE: RESOLUTION – CLOSED SESSION
Secretary Underwood read the certification for closed meeting.
A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Dana Kilgore, to go back into open 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’S POSITION
A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Dana Kilgore, to authorize the County Attorney to make the proposal to the candidate for County Administrator as discussed in closed session. The motion was unanimously approved.
IN RE: COUNTY ATTORNEY PAY INCREASE
A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by, J. H. Rivers, to approve a 4% pay increase for the County Attorney effective with the FY 2008-09 budget. The motion was unanimously approved.
IN RE: BLACKWOOD LANDFILL EXPANSION
Administrator Scott informed the Board that he had spoken with Bill King of Thompson and Litton regarding the contract on the expansion of the Blackwood Landfill into Cell four (4).
Mr. Scott stated that he has sensed from talking with different Board members that Board members are thinking differently about how the landfill will be operated, and the same concern has been expressed by Jackie Darter, Superintendent of Public Works. For this reason, Mr. Scott proposed the possible opportunity for the Board members to discuss this matter among themselves. After the subject was brought up, no one expressed their thoughts that there would not be any shipping from the transfer station and therefore all seemed to agree that the County would continue to primarily ship waste and landfill in the new cell as needed.
Administrator Scott brought to the attention of the Board the fact that from day one the recommendation of the engineer of record, Bill King, the Public Works Superintendent Jackie Darter, Assistant Administrator Shannon Scott and the two Landfill Committee members, Bob Adkins and Fred Luntsford, was not to build a transfer station but to continue the full operation of the landfill and take advantage of the air space that would soon result above the footprint. This operation would allow for the scheduled use and closure of the Blackwood landfill as designed.
After discussion, Board members were in agreement that the County would continue to both landfill and ship waste.
A motion was made by Dana Kilgore, seconded by Steve Bates, to recess the meeting until Thursday, December 4, 2008 @ 4:30 p.m. in the conference room of the County Administrator’s Office. The motion was unanimously approved.
ATTEST: WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Shannon C. Scott, Clerk Robert R. Adkins, Chairman