Board of Supervisors - January 8, 2009 Organizational Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in an Organizational meeting on Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 5:45 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors room located in the Wise County courthouse.  The following were present:

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

PRAYER

Bob Adkins led the Board in prayer.

PLEDGE

All led in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

IN RE:  TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN

County Administrator Scott was asked to serve as temporary chairman.

IN RE:  ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN

Administrator Scott asked for nominations for Chairman.

Bob Adkins nominated Robby Robbins for Chairman.

Fred Luntsford made a motion that the nominations be closed.  J. H. Rivers seconded the motion.  The motion was unanimously approved.

Robby Robbins was elected chairman by acclamation.

IN RE:  VICE-CHAIRMAN

Virginia Meador nominated J. H. Rivers for Vice-chairman.

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

J. H. Rivers was elected Vice-chairman by acclamation.

IN RE:  TERM OF OFFICE

A motion was made by J. H. Rivers, seconded by Virginia Meador, to set the term of office for the Chairman and Vice-Chairman for one (1) year.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  ROBERTS RULES OF ORDER & RULES OF PROCEDURES

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Steve Bates, to adopt the Roberts Rules of Order & Rules of Procedure as presented.

Supervisor Rivers ask for clarification on a word in Section 3-11: Under Motions while a question is under debate:   in the last sentence should it read “or (not for) a substitute motion.
Attorney Mullins stated that this was a typo and it should read “or” rather than “for.”

Supervisor Rivers made a substitute motion to make the following changes in the Rules of Procedures:

Under Section 5-1: Preparation of the agenda:   all items to be placed on the Agenda shall be received in the County Administrator’s Office on Monday (not at noon on the Wednesday) of the week prior to any workshop meeting of the Board.

Under Section 5-2   Delivery:  the agenda shall be received by each member of the Board and the Attorney at least 96 hours prior to meeting (not 48 hours).

Ronnie Shortt seconded the motion.  The motion was unanimously approved.  

IN RE:  TIME/DATE OF BOARD MEETINGS

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by J. H. Rivers, that the time and date of the Board meetings remain the same:  Workshop on the first Thursday at 6:00 p.m. and the Regular meeting on the second Thursday at 6:00 p.m.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  SELECTING METHOD OF SETTLING TIE VOTE

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Steve Bates, that a tie vote means that the vote fails.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  RECESS

A motion was made by J. H. Rivers, seconded by Bob Adkins, to recess this meeting until Friday, January 9, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room of the County Administrator’s Office.  The motion was unanimously approved.

ATTEST:                                             WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 
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Shannon C. Scott, Clerk                                     Robert E. Robbins, Chairman

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