Board of Supervisors - March 23, 2010 Recessed Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Recessed meeting on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors meeting located in the Wise County courthouse.  The following were present:

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

ABSENT

Honorable Fred Luntsford

AGENDA ADDITIONS

Chairman Rivers read the following items to be added to the agenda:

  • Resolution – Wise Inn Restoration and Redevelopment Project

  • Set public hearing (April 8, 2010 @ 6:00 p.m.) on a resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of a not to exceed $3,400,000 Solid Waste Revenue Bond

  • Appoint committee to review Audit RFP’s

A motion was made by Dana Kilgore, seconded by Virginia Meador, to approve the agenda as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

Supervisor Robbins stated that there should be public expression on all Special Called meetings to allow the public to speak.

IN RE:  RIVERVIEW SEWER TRANSFER

Attorney Mullins reported that Attorney Phillips has reviewed the proposed agreement and made no modifications.  In one paragraph he clarified that the PSA once they had the opportunity to get a meter system in place PSA would meet with the County to work out a payment arrangement based on the pro-rated amount according the flow.  She recommended the approval of the agreement subject to CNW’s review.

A motion was made by Dana Kilgore, seconded by Bob Adkins, to approve the execution of the documents to transfer the Riverview Sewer to PSA subject to the review and approval of CNW.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  RESOLUTION – WISE INN RESTORATION AND REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT

A public hearing was held on March 16, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. in the Conference Room of the County Administrator’s Office to solicit public input on the proposed CDBG proposal to be submitted to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development for the Wise Inn Restoration and Redevelopment Project.

Chairman Rivers noted that Frank Kibler of LENOWISCO came before the Board at its March 15th meeting asking the Board to once again serve as the applicant for CDBG funding through the Virginia DHCD for the Wise Inn Restoration and Redevelopment Project.  The application is for $700,000 in CDBG funds.  The deadline for receiving this application is March 30, 2010.

A motion was made by Dana Kilgore, seconded by Steve Bates, to approve the resolution regarding the CDBG grant application for the Wise Inn Restoration and Redevelopment Project.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #                 2010

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

Supervisor Shortt noted that this is a grant application and does not require any County funds.

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING –ISSUANCE OF SOLID WASTE REVENUE BOND

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Steve Bates, to set a public hearing @ 6:00 p.m. on April 8, 2010 to receive citizens’ comments regarding a proposed resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of a not to exceed $3,400,000 Solid Waste Revenue Bond. 

Financial Administrator Cox advised that he had been in contact with the Bond Counsel and this bond is for the landfill expansion.

When asked if this would add to the County’s indebtedness, Mr. Cox acknowledged that this would add to the County’s indebtedness but is in the budget for 2010.  

The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  AUDIT COMMITTEE

Chairman Rivers appointed the following individuals to serve on the committee to review the audit RFP’s that have been received:

  • Bob Adkins

  • David Cox

  • Delores Smith

  • Shannon Scott

  • J. H. Rivers

IN RE:  CLOSED SESSION

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Virginia Meador, to go into closed session to discuss the following items as permitted by the Code of Virginia:

  • Section 2.2-3711(A)(1)----Personnel

  • Section 2.2-3711(A)(6)----Investing of public funds

The motion was unanimously approved.

After a lengthy closed session a motion was made by Dana Kilgore, seconded by Bob Adkins, to reconvene the regular meeting.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  RESOLUTION – CLOSED SESSION

Secretary Underwood read the certification for closed meeting.

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, 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 #                 2010

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

IN RE:  CHRISTAIN SCHOOL PROPERTY PURCHASE

Bob Adkins made a motion that this Board authorize the County Administrator’s Office with the IDA to seek the purchase of the Christian School property as agreed from an option for the agreed amount of $2,390,000 and also request the IDA to seek an RFP for the 911 build-out at the same building.  Robby Robbins seconded the motion. 

Aye-    Bob Adkins                 Nay-    Ronnie Shortt
            Steve Bates                              Virginia Meador
            Dana Kilgore
            Robby Robbins
            J. H. Rivers

Motion carried.

Supervisor Shortt explained that he supported the 911 Center but he was against purchasing the Christian School because it was not in the best interest of the tax payers.

Supervisor Meador agreed with Mr. Shortt.  She also felt that this was not a good deal and all avenues had not been exercised.

IN RE:  JOB DESCRIPTIONS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

A motion was made by Dana Kilgore, seconded by Virginia Meador, to approve the job descriptions and organizational charts as presented by the administrative staff.  The motion was unanimously approved.

ADJOURN

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Robby Robbins, to adjourn the meeting.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

ATTEST:                                             WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 
_______________________________          _________________________________________
Shannon C. Scott, Clerk                                   J. H. Rivers, Chairman

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