Board of Supervisors - April 11, 2013 Regular Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Regular Meeting on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 6:00 PM in the Board of Supervisors meeting room located in the Wise County Courthouse.  The following members were present:

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

PRAYER

Robby Robbins led in prayer.

PLEDGE

All led in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

MINUTES

A motion was made by Virginia Meador, seconded by Robby Robbins, to approve the minutes as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

AGENDA

A motion was made by J. H. Rivers, seconded by Robby Robbins, to approve the agenda as presented to include additions in red.  The motion was unanimously approved.

ROAD AND HIGHWAYS

Supervisor Meador stated that Orr Street located in Big Stone Gap is in need of repair.

SCHOOL BOARD FY 2013-2014 BUDGET PRESENTATION

It was noted that the School Board did not have its budget ready for presentation at this time.

PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Walter Crouse, a resident of the Hurricane section, commented on the following topics:

  • Noted potential School savings from recent school consolidation and asked Board not to level fund because of those savings

  • Decrease in school enrollment

  • Need to cut School Board Administrative Office staff (He said over- staffed)

  • Coal Severance

  • State cuts to localities

  • Recycling

 There being no further public comments, the public expression period was closed.

IN RE:  CONSENT AGENDA

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Ronnie Shortt, to approve the consent agenda as follows:

IN RE:  CIP PLAN FY 2014

Approved the FY 2014 CIP Plan as presented

IN RE:  ENERGY AUDIT ADVERTISEMENT

Authorized advertisement for RFP Energy Audit

IN RE:  UTILITY CONSULTANT ADVERTISEMENT

Authorized advertisement for RFP Utility consultant

IN RE:  RESOLUTION VRS MEMBER CONTRIBUTION

Approved the resolution certifying VRS member contributions for employees

RESOLUTION #13 -  2013

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

IN RE:  RESOLUTION HONORING JOYCE PAYNE

Approved resolution honoring Joyce Payne for her years of dedicated service to Wise County and its citizens

RESOLUTION # 14 -  2013

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

IN RE:  RESOLUTION PPTRA BUDGET

Approved the PPTRA Budget Resolution to be adopted with the annual FY 2013-14 budget
RESOLUTION # 15 - 2013

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

IN RE:  RESOLUTION COAL & GAS ROAD ANNUAL PLAN

Adopted the resolution of the Wise County Coal and Gas Road Improvement Advisory Committee approving the Annual Plan for Roads and Bridges Period – July 1, 2013 Thru June 30, 2014    

RESOLUTION # 16 - 2013

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

The motion to approve the consent agenda was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  BOARD MEETING DATE CHANGE

A motion was made by Dana Kilgore, seconded by J. H. Rivers, to change the regular May Board meeting from May 9, 2013 to May 23, 2013 @ 6:00 PM.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  SYNTHETIC DRUGS UPDATE

Attorney Mullins stated that the Governor has made a change to the proposed synthetic drug ordinance due to some new legislation and she will ascertain whether or not that will change the County’s proposed ordinance.  This item will be placed on the May agenda for Board’s review and consideration.

IN RE:  BUDGET AMENDMENTS

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Fred Luntsford, to approve budget amendment #21 and #22 as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT – COMMUNITY POLICY AND MANAGEMENT BOARD

Fred Luntsford nominated Mark Thompson to the Community Policy and Management Board.

Ronnie Shortt made a motion that nominations cease and Mark Thompson be appointed by acclamation.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT – APPALACHIAN COMMUNITY ACTION & DEVELOPMENT BOARD

A motion was made by J. H. Rivers, seconded by Virginia Meador, to table the appointment to the Appalachian Community Action & Development Board until next month.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT-LENOWISCO DISABILITY SERVICES BOARD

A motion was made by Steve Bates, seconded by Bob Adkins, to re-appoint Matt Hurt to the LENOWISCO Disability Services Board for a term of three (3) years.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  CLOSED SESSION

A motion was made by J. H. Rivers, seconded by Dana Kilgore, to go into closed session per the following Code Sections as permitted by the Code of Virginia:

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

  •                          (A)(7)  Consultation with legal counsel

  •                          (A)(1)  Personnel

After closed session, a motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by J. H. Rivers, 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 Virginia Meador, seconded by Dana Kilgore, to approve the resolution verifying matters discussed while in closed session.  The motion was unanimously approved by roll call vote.

RESOLUTION # 17 -  2013

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

IN RE:  BLACKWOOD LANDFILL  IVB EXPANSION -  NOTICE OF AWARD

A motion was made by Fred Luntsford, seconded by Ronnie Shortt, to authorize the County Administrator to accept and sign the Notice of Award for site Phase IVB development of the Blackwood Landfill.   The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  BLACKWOOD LANDFILL  IVB EXPANSION -  AMENDMENT #7  

A motion was made by Fred Luntsford, seconded by J. H. Rivers, to authorize the execution of amendment #7 regarding the agreement between the Wise County Board of Supervisors and Thompson & Litton on the Blackwood Landfill IVB expansion.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

Finance Administrator Cox advised the Board that he had received a request from CSA stating that they have received a grant to assist with the disabled youth, which requires matching funds in the amount of $4,408.00.  Since there are ample funds in the CSA budget to meet this request, no action is required from the Board.  This is for Board information only.

BOARD COMMENTS

There were several comments from Board members regarding the recent action of Comcast in deleting Channel 13 from channels being provided to its customers.  Citizens are asking that this channel be restored.  Administrator Scott was asked to communicate with Russell Byrd, a representative for Comcast, to ascertain what action needs to be taken to restore channel 13.

RECESS

The Board took a recess at 8:45 PM
The meeting reconvened at 9:45PM

IN RE:  CLOSED SESSION

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by J. H. Rivers, to go into closed session per the following Code Sections as permitted by the Code of Virginia:

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

  •                          (A)(7)  Consultation with legal counsel

  •                          (A)(1)  Personnel

Wise Town Council members, Caynor Smith, Billy Bartlett and Attorney Don Pippin were invited into closed session.

After a lengthy closed session, a motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Dana Kilgore, 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 J. H. Rivers, seconded by Fred Luntsford, to approve the resolution verifying matters discussed while in closed session.  The motion was unanimously approved by roll call vote.

RESOLUTION # 18 -  2013

(Said resolution is on file in the County Administrator’s Office)
 
IN RE:  FACILITY FEE AGREEMENT  - TOWN OF WISE

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Dana Kilgore, to approve the amendment to the Agreement for Provision of Utility Service Outside the Wise Corporate Limits with modification of a fee cap of 3% and a redefined  service area.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  FACILITY FEE PAYMENT FOR PENDING RESIDENTIAL  APPLICANT

A motion was made by Dana Kilgore, seconded by J. H. Rivers, to approve facility fee payment for the pending single family residential applicant.   The motion was unanimously approved.

RECESS

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Steve Bates, to recess the meeting until Thursday, April 25, 2013 @ 6:00 PM.  The motion was unanimously approved.

ATTEST:                                                                  WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

____________________________________                _________________________________________
Shannon C. Scott, Clerk                                                 Robert R. Adkins, Chairman

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