Board of Supervisors - December 4, 2014 Regular Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Regular Meeting on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 6:24 PM in the Wise County School Board Education Center located on Lake Street in Wise.   The following members were present:

Honorable Robert R. Adkins – Chairman
Honorable Virginia Meador – Vice-Chair
Honorable Dana Kilgore
Honorable Robert E. Robbins, Jr.
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 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 Steve Bates, to approve the minutes as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

AGENDA

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Steve Bates, to approve the agenda as presented to include items in red.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING – POWELL VALLEY CAMPUS ROAD PROJECT

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens’ comments regarding a proposed addition and abandonment on the Powell Valley Campus Road Project.

There being no one to speak, the public hearing was closed.

PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Joe Kincade voiced his support for having a special election for the position of Commonwealth Attorney that was recently vacated by Ron Elkins.

Walter Crouse, a resident of the Hurricane section of Wise County, voiced his concern on:

  • Stop Littering & use correct recycling bins at the convenience centers

  • Need for recycling

  • Need for line painting on secondary  roads

  • Guardrails at the intersection of Dotson Creek & Turkey Branch

  • Opposed the newly installed security system at courthouse

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

IN RE:  CONSENT AGENDA

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

IN RE:  E911 ROAD NAME ADDITION – SET PUBLIC HEARING

Set public hearing for (1-14-2015 @ 6:00 PM) on a proposed E-911 road name addition

IN RE:  APPROPRIATIONS – THIRD QUARTER

Approved third quarter appropriations

IN RE:  RATIFY CHANGE OF PUBLIC HEARING DATE – POWELL VALLEY CAMPUS ROAD PROJECT

Ratified change of public hearing date on the proposed addition and abandonment on the Powell Valley Campus Road Project from December 11, 2014 to December 4, 2014.  This  change was made due to changing  the December Board  meeting date

IN RE:  RESOLUTION FOR COMPLIANCE ON THE RODA, OSAKA, & STONEGA SEWER PROJECT

Approved the resolution for compliance on the Roda, Osaka & Stonega Sewer Project

RESOLUTION #      - 2014

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

IN RE:  RESOLUTION IMBODEN ROAD ONE-WAY

Approved the resolution stating that the Board of Supervisors has no objections to making Rt. 804 (Imboden Road) one-way as requested by residents on that road

RESOLUTION #         -2014

The motion to approve the consent agenda was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  RESOLUTION POWELL VALLEY CAMPUS ROAD

A motion was made by J. H. Rivers, seconded by Virginia Meador, to approve the resolution regarding the construction of the Powell Valley Campus Road to provide enhanced access routes to PV Primary School, PV Middle School, and Union High School.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #            -2014

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

IN RE:  AID TO LOCALITY REDUCTIONS

Finance Administrator Cox informed the Board that the General Assembly has approved a bill reducing state aid to localities by $30M.  The County’s reduction is $143,943, which includes over 14 departments/agencies.   He said he would have more details on the reductions at the January meeting.
It was suggested that each department be notified of the reduced state funding so they can search for places to cut their budgets.

IN RE:  BUDGET AMENDMENTS

A motion was made by Dana Kilgore, seconded by Ronnie Shortt, to approve budget amendments #10 & #11 as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT  SOCIAL SERVICES BOARD

A motion was made by Steve Bates, seconded by Bob Adkins, to appoint Gail Bryant to fill the unexpired term of James Bryant on the Social Services Board.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT COMMUNITY POLICY AND MANAGEMENT BOARD

Fred Luntsford nominated Cynthia Jessee for re-appointment to the Community Policy and Management Board.

J. H. Rivers made a motion that nominations cease and Cynthia Jessee be re-appointed by acclamation.  Ronnie Shortt seconded the motion.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT REDEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING AUTHORITY

A motion was made by Virginia Meador, seconded by J. H. Rivers, to re-appoint Jim Cooper to the Redevelopment and Housing Authority Board.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT PLANNING COMMISSION

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Fred Luntsford, to table the appointment for the Planning Commission until the January meeting.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  RESOLUTION VASAP APPOINTMENT

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Dana Kilgore, to approve the resolution appointing Andrian Collins to the Southwest Virginia VASAP’s Policy Board.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #            -2014

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

IN RE:  CHANGE OF JANUARY BOARD MEETING DATE / SET ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Dana Kilgore, to change the 2015 January meeting date from Thursday, January 8 to Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the School Board Education Center and set the Organizational Meeting at 5:50 PM on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 in the School Board Education Center.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  CLOSED SESSION

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

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

  •                                (A)(7)  Consultation with legal counsel

  •                                (A)(1)  Personnel

The motion was unanimously approved.

After a closed session a motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Ronnie Shortt, to reconvene the regular meeting.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  RESOLUTION CERTIFICATION FOR CLOSED MEETING

A motion was made by Fred Luntsford, seconded by J. H. Rivers, to approve the resolution certifying matters lawfully exempted from open meeting requirements as were identified in the motion convening the closed meeting were discussed or heard by the Board of Supervisors.  The motion was unanimously approved by roll call vote.

RESOLUTION #            - 2014

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

IN RE:  RESOLUTION SPECIAL ELECTION

A motion was made by Steve Bates, seconded by Bob Adkins, to adopt the resolution of the Board of Supervisors to petition the Circuit Court regarding a special election pursuant to Virginia Code Section 24.2-228.1.  The motion was unanimously

RESOLUTION #            -2014

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

IN RE:  POSITION AT LANDFILL

A motion was made by Dana Kilgore, seconded by J. H. Rivers, to fill the position at the landfill as advertised.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 BOARD COMMENTS

There were few comments from Board members.

Supervisor Robbins asked that a plaque “In God We Trust” be placed on the wall behind the Supervisors during their Board meetings.

ADJOURN

There being no further business to come before the Board, a motion was made by J. H. Rivers, seconded by Ronnie Shortt, to adjourn the meeting at 8:56 PM.  The motion was unanimously approved.

ATTEST:                                                                                      WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

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

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