The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Recessed Meeting on Wednesday, October 24th @ 12:00 Noon in the conference room of the County Administrator’s Office located in the Wise County Courthouse. The following members were present:
Honorable Dana G. Kilgore – Chair ABSENT
Honorable Robert E. Robbins, Jr. – Vice-Chair
Honorable Fred Luntsford Honorable John Schoolcraft (By Phone)
Honorable Bobby Cassell
Honorable J. H. Rivers
Honorable Steve Bates
Honorable Robert R. Adkins – members of said Board and
Michael W. Hatfield – County Administrator
Karen T. Mullins – County Attorney
Annette Underwood – Executive Secretary
IN RE: CLOSE SESSION
A motion was made by Steve Bates, seconded by Robby Robbins, to go into close session as permitted by the Code of Virginia per the following Code Sections:
Section 2.2-3711(A)(1) Personnel
The motion was unanimously approved.
John Schoolcraft called in at 12:30 PM to audit close session and meeting.
Following close session, a motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by J. H. Rivers, to reconvene the regular meeting. The motion was unanimously approved.
IN RE: RESOLUTION CERTIFICATION FOR CLOSE MEETING
A motion was made by Fred Luntsford to approve the resolution certifying that only public business matters lawfully exempted from open meeting requirements as were identified in the motion convening close session were heard or discussed by the Board of Supervisors. J. H. Rivers seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved.
IN RE: EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT AGREEMENT – COUNTY ATTORNEY
A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Bob Adkins, to accept County Attorney Karen Mullins’ amended contract dated Oct 11, 2018 as presented.
Supervisor Luntsford explained to Ms. Mullins that he has no problem with her work, and realizes the benefit she will be to the County Administrator with her knowledge of the County’s business, and ongoing legal issues. However, the Board started out to eliminate all contracts with the Triad, and have only one contract with the County Administrator. He feels that this could be resolved without a contract. Therefore, he cannot support the contract.
Aye- Robby Robbins Nay- Fred Luntsford
J. H. Rivers
A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Steve Bates, to adjourn the meeting. The motion was unanimously approved.
ATTEST: WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Mike W. Hatfield, Clerk Dana G. Kilgore, Chair