The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Workshop Meeting on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 6:00 PM in the Board of Supervisors meeting room located in the Wise County Courthouse. The following members were present:
Honorable Dana G. Kilgore – Chairman
Honorable Robert R. Adkins – Vice-Chairman
Honorable Virginia Meador
Honorable J. H. Rivers
Honorable Ronald L. Shortt
Honorable Fred Luntsford
Honorable Robert E. Robbins – members of said Board and
Shannon C. Scott – County Administrator
David L. Cox – Finance Administrator
Karen T. Mullins – County Attorney
Annette Underwood – Executive Secretary
Honorable Steve Bates
Mike Winters, Pastor First Baptist Church in Wise, led in prayer.
All led in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Chairman Kilgore asked the Board to review the agenda with the noted additions for consideration at the next meeting.
ROADS AND HIGHWAYS
Supervisor Rivers noted that the lime green vests that are worn by the crews working on the road blends in with the summer vegetation. He suggested contacting the local departments that may have these workers on the road that wear this color vests and bring it to their attention that a different color would perhaps be more noticeable by the public and prevent a hazardous situation.
Supervisor Rivers stated that just beyond the intersection close to Union High School on State Rt. 23, there is a yield sign on the right side of the road that is confusing as to which lane yields. He asked that VDOT be contacted to ascertain if that is the right place for the sign.
Supervisor Robbins asked that VDOT review the cross walk at UVA-Wise to make it more safe.
Supervisor Shortt explained that this cross walk has been reviewed by the Safety Engineers from Bristol and VDOT in Wise, which included a speed study. The cross walk was built according to VDOT specks.
IN RE: GAME & INLAND FISHERIES (BEARS)
Allen Boynton, representing Game & Inland Fisheries, addressed the Board with a power point presentation on bear management and how citizens can discourage bears from coming around their homes and being a nuisance. He said he is willing to work with the County to find a solution to the bear problem here in Wise County.
Supervisor Robbins asked that Mr. Boynton come back at a later date to address the coyote and beaver problems that many citizens are experiencing.
IN RE: REVENUE SHARING UPDATE
Steven Buston, VDOT District Planning & Land Use Director, addressed the Board seeking action on a resolution to de-allocate previous Revenue Sharing funding from completed or dropped projects and move those funds to active ongoing projects. Also, he asked for Board action of designating three (3) projects as Revenue Sharing Projects which will result in amending the current Secondary Six Year Plan. He reviewed the projects explaining each one.
Walter Crouse, a resident of Hurricane, addressed the Board on the following:
There being no further comments, the public expression period was closed.
The following consent agenda items were reviewed:
Set public hearing (January 5, 2012 @ 6:00 PM) on a proposed 911 road name addition
Resolution Transfer of Dedicated Monies to Revenue Sharing Projects
Resolution Amending the Current Secondary Six Year Improvement Plan
Authorization to use math/science funds for ISS Downlink - $6K
Resolution Honoring State Senator William C. Wampler, Jr.
Set date for Recycling Center visit
T&L Contract Proposal – MECC 2nd Access Road
Closed Session ----Investing of Public Funds and Personnel
Set Organizational Meeting
There being no further business to come before the Board the meeting was adjourned at 7:35 PM.
ATTEST: WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Shannon C. Scott, Clerk Dana G. Kilgore, Chairman