Board of Supervisors - November 1, 2001 Workshop Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Workshop meeting on Thursday, November 1, 2001 at 6:00 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors room located in the Wise County courthouse.  The following were present:

Honorable Douglas Stallard-Chairman

Honorable Betty Cornett - Vice-Chair

Honorable Douglas Mullins

Honorable Edgar Mullins

Honorable Virginia Meador

Honorable  Robert Adkins

Honorable Jeffrey Salyers

Honorable Donnie Dowell - members of said Board and

Edward L. Sealover-County Administrator

Karen Mullins-County Attorney

Annette Underwood-Executive Secretary

 

ABSENT

Shannon C. Scott-Assistant County Administrator

 

PRAYER

Rev. T. G. Branson, Pastor Coeburn Church of God, led the Board in prayer.

 

PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

 

IN RE:  APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The following items were added to or deleted from the agenda:

Delete:  

  1. Resolution Approving the 2002-2003 Thru 2007-2008 Secondary Road Six-Year Plan

Add:  

  1. Resolution Ramsey Connector Road

  2. Closed Session (Personnel)

 

PUBLIC EXPRESSION

There was no one to speak for public expression.

 

IN RE:  SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL PRESENTATION

Nicole M. Sikora, Executive Director, and Blain Clark, President of the Southwestern Virginia Technology Council, presented effective ways that technology councils can be of benefit to the counties in their infrastructure development efforts, in promoting the local technology businesses and to further educate citizens and the workforce on technology benefits not only in business but also in individual lives.

Doug Mullins invited Ms. Sikora and Mr. Clark to the Pound area to assist them with their ongoing efforts in developing their area.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING/SECONDARY ROADS SIX-YEAR IMPROVEMENT PLAN

A  public hearing, to be jointly held by the Wise County Board of Supervisors and VDOT,  was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens' comments regarding the proposed revision of the Secondary Roads Six-Year Improvement Plan for Wise County.

Highway Resident T. G. Branson reviewed the proposed plan commenting on each line item. 

There was some general discussion on the proposed plan with no comments from the floor.

There being no further comments, the public hearing was closed.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING-PROPOSED E-911 ROAD NAMES ADDITION

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens' comments regarding the proposed E-911 road names as presented.

It was noted by Administrator Sealover that a letter was received from a property owner Mildred Meade Cantrell in opposition to the name "Duty Road on Sandy Ridge".  She asked that it be deleted from the list.

There being no further comments, the public hearing was closed.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING-DANCE HALL PERMIT FOR OLD MOOSE LODGE

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens' comments regarding a request from Michael Childers for a dance hall permit for the Old Moose Lodge building located on the Norton-Coeburn Road on Highway 58.

Michael Childers, applicant for the dance hall permit, asked the Board to vote favorably for the permit.

There being no further comments, the public hearing was closed.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING-TRANSFER OF PROPERTY AT THE TECH PARK TO WISE COUNTY IDA AND THE CUMBERLAND AIRPORT COMMISSION

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens' comments regarding the transfer of property at the Tech Park to the Wise County IDA and the Cumberlands Airport Commission.

There being no one to speak for or against the proposed property transfer, the public hearing was closed.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING/PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO WISE COUNTY'S REAL ESTATE TAX EXEMPTION FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED PERSONS ORDINANCE

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens' comments regarding a proposed amendment to Wise County's Real Estate Tax Exemption for Elderly and Disabled Persons Ordinance.

There being no one to speak for or against the proposed amendment, the public hearing was closed.

Edgar Mullins asked if any additional information has become available that would allow a reduction for the elderly and disabled regarding the landfill use fee?

Attorney Mullins advised that she has reviewed Section 15.2-936 of the Code of Virginia which allows exemptions and deferrals by a locality " for any charges and fees authorized by any law for the collection and disposal of garbage and refuse".  This section appears to address the County's situation with the landfill use fee.  While Section 15.2-936 was not specifically adopted by or for Wise County, it is construed to apply to any authorized laws for the collection/disposal of garbage and waste.  This statute cites allowance for such exemption to be conditioned upon "only the income criteria as provided by section 58.1-3211 that is set forth in the Wise County Ordinance #3-1993-Assessment of Fee for Disposal of Solid Waste. 

Further, this statute indicates an income criteria test that is not related solely to ownership of real estate.  A uniform methodology such as that utilized by the Commissioner of Revenue for real estate exemptions should govern any requested exemptions.

Ms. Mullins said she would have a memo in each Board member's mail boxes on Monday of next week regarding this exemption.

 

IN RE:  REVENUE SHARING PROGRAM/MATCHING FUNDS

Mr. Branson informed the Board that they approved the distribution of the revenue sharing funding at its meeting last month but failed to approve the $500 for matching funds.  He asked that the $500 matching funds be considered for approval at the next meeting.

 

VDOT REMARKS

Mr. Branson gave an update for ongoing construction throughout Wise County.

    

IN RE:  OTHER ITEMS REVIEWED

  1. Resolution Recognizing Ms. Lauren Elizabeth Bolling Barnette as Miss Teen Virginia USA

  2. Budget Amendment #6:  Clerk of Circuit Court:  $13,149.90 to Fund Part-time Employees (GIS)

  3. Budget Amendment #7:  Reserve for Emergencies/Contingency: $79,592.42-FEMA Disaster Reimbursement

  4. Consideration/Approval of Tangible Property Tax Refund:  $13,403.50 Edwards, Inc. of St. Paul

  5. Resolution Requiring County Decal For Use of Convenience Centers/Landfill

  6. Award of Bid:  Used Compactor for the Landfill

  7. Appointments

  8. Consideration/Approval of Mission and Values Statement

  9. Consideration/Approval of Policies Regarding 1) Panel of Physicians for Worker's Comp. 2) Compensation Matters 3) Modified Duty Program  4) Automotive Repairs

  10. Consideration/Approval of Employee Recognition/Incentive Awards Program

  11. Set Public Hearing For Two Rezoning Requests  

    1. Hometown Properties for a Real Estate Office 

    2. Pedro Trucking for a Garage for a Trucking Business

  12. Fiscal Status Report Through October (Available November 9)

  13. County Administrator's Report (Available November 9)

  14. County Attorney's Report

 

IN RE:  BOARD COMMENTS

Several Board members congratulated Litter Coordinator Carol Green for receiving the Keep America Beautiful award and Lauren Elizabeth Bolling Barnette for winning the Miss Teen Virginia USA title.

 

ADJOURN

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.  

 

ATTEST:               WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

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Clerk                                 Chairman

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