Board of Supervisors - August 8, 2002 Regular Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Thursday, August 8, 2002, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board of Supervisor meeting room located in the Wise County courthouse.  The following were present:

Honorable Douglas Stallard - Chairman

Honorable Jeffrey Salyers - Vice-Chairman

Honorable Douglas Mullins

Honorable Edgar Mullins

Honorable Betty Cornett

Honorable Robert Adkins

Honorable Robert Robbins - members of said Board and

Edward L. Sealover - County Administrator

Shannon C. Scott- Assistant County Administrator

Karen Mullins - County Attorney

Annette Underwood-Executive Secretary

 

ABSENT

Honorable Virginia Meador

 

PRAYER

Chris Stanfield, Pastor Wise Trinity United Methodist Church, led the Board in prayer.

 

PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

 

MINUTES

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

 

IN RE:  APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Chairman Stallard stated that the following additions/deletions were recommended for the agenda:

Add:  

  1. Certificate of Accreditation, Wise County Sheriff's Office
  2. Appropriate $5,142 in the Sheriff' Lifesaver Fund
  3. Meet in Closed Session to discuss legal/contractual matters

Deletion: 

  1. Fiscal Status Report through July

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to approve the agenda with the additions/deletions as stated.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE: SHERIFF'S OFFICE/ACCREDITED AGENCY  PRESENTATION

Ernie O'Boyle, with the Virginia Department of Justice Services, addressed the Board regarding an agreement the Sheriff's Office had entered into with the Virginia Law Enforcement Professionals Standards Commission to pursue accredited status.  After examining their policies, procedures and the services that are provided to the citizens of Wise County, the Sheriff's Office came through with "flying colors".  He stated that this is an excellent law enforcement agency and is one of the leading agencies in Southwest Virginia for law enforcement.

The Sheriff and his staff were presented with a Certificate of Accreditation as an outstanding law enforcement agency for Wise County.

 

IN RE:  P.A.W.S/ ANIMAL SHELTER

Deborah Woody, representing the P.A.W.S. organization, together with several other citizens, came before the Board with several questions regarding the operations and maintenance of the County Animal Shelter.  They asked that they be placed on the agenda for next month with Animal Control Officer Carter McCoy being present to answer their questions. They stated their desire to volunteer their services to help care for the animals and would sign a waiver regarding any liability claims against the County.

Chairman Stallard advised that due to the Board's lengthy agenda, it would be best to provide the County Administrator with a copy of the questions and he would set up a meeting with the Animal Control Officer to answer these questions.

Ms. Woody spoke briefly on the present location of the shelter and the need to move it closer to the main highway for those that are physically impaired or perhaps to another location.

There was a brief discussion on the need for a Spay and Neutering Program.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION CHILDREN AT PLAY SIGNS/LAKE RIDGE ROAD

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Robby Robbins, to adopt a resolution for Children at Play signs for Lake Ridge Road on Coeburn Mountain.  The motion was unanimously approved.

After speaking with T.G. Branson, he noted that this is not a state maintained road, therefore, is not eligible for said signs.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION CHILDREN AT PLAY SIGNS/DAN HALL MOUNTAIN

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Robby Robbins, to adopt the resolution for Children at Play signs for Dan Hall Mountain Road.  The motion was unanimously approved.

After speaking to Mr. Branson, he noted that the Children at Play signs were already in place on this road.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION SYKES BOULEVARD/NEW ADDITION

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Betty Cornett, to adopt the resolution requesting VDOT to add Sykes Boulevard to the secondary system of state highways.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #             2002

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

 

IN RE:  VDOT  REMARKS

Russell Sutherland, representing VDOT, gave the Board an update on construction throughout Wise County.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Board member Doug Mullins noted that he had been advised that the school bus cannot turn around on the Day Town Road.  He asked that Administrator Sealover ascertain from the school system if there are any special requirements regarding the road on which a school bus must travel.

There was a brief discussion on the status of the Day Town Road and the efforts that are being made to provide some assistance to the residents in getting the road in better condition.

 

IN RE:  CONSENT AGENDA

  1. A motion was made Bob Adkins, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to approve the following Consent Agenda:
  2. Set public hearing @ 2:00 p.m. August 23, South Mtn Water Project Phase II
  3. Set Public hearing @ 6:00 p.m. September 5, proposed ordinance establishing the Wise County Enterprise Zone
  4. Authorize Administrator to sign Residential Anti-Displacement And Relocation Assistance Contract 98-102
  5. Appropriate $5,142 in the Project Lifesaver Fund
  6. Budget Amendments
    1. No 2:  add $83,021.00 from fund balance (lapsed FEMA revenues) and add to Emergency Services ($16,958) and reserve for emergencies/contingency ($66,063)
    2. No 3:  add $16,592 (grant) to the E-911 Fund
    3. No 4:  add $2,244 (grant) and add that amount to various line items in the Victim Witness Program Budget

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION/VETERAN'S MEDICAL FACILITY IN WISE COUNTY

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to adopt the resolution supporting a veterans' medical facility in Wise County.  The motion was unanimously approved

RESOLUTION #        2002

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

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION/ ABANDONED MINE RECLAMATION FUND

A motion was made by Edgar Mullins, seconded by Bob Adkins, to adopt the resolution supporting the extension of Abandoned Mine Land (AML) fee collection until reclamation of old coal mining sites are complete.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #            2002

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

 

IN RE:  REAL ESTATE TAX EXEMPTION FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED AMENDMENT

A motion was made by Betty Cornett, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to hold a public hearing on September 5, 2002, at 6:00 p.m. to receive citizens comments regarding a proposed amendment to County ordinance on Real Estate Tax Exemption for Elderly and Disabled.

The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  PROCLAMATION HONORING POUND HIGH SCHOOL STAR TEAM

A motion was made by Doug Mullins, seconded by Edgar Mullins, to adopt the Proclamation recognizing the Pound High School STAR Team for its achievements in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America's (FCCLA) 2002 State Leadership and Recognition Conference held in Virginia Beach this past Spring.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION COUNTY'S RISK MANAGEMENT/LOSS CONTROL PROGRAM

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Bob Adkins, to adopt the resolution setting forth general goals and objectives, policies and responsibilities of employees, related to the County's Risk Management/Loss Control Program.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #                2002

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

 

IN RE:  STRATEGIC PLAN FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

A motion was made by Doug Mullins, seconded by Robby Robbins, to adopt the resolution directing preparation of a Strategic Plan for Economic Development.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #        2002

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

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION/RULING ON THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Betty Cornett, to adopt the resolution expressing the desire of the Board of Supervisors to continue reciting the Pledge of Allegiance as currently written.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #      2002

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

 

IN RE:  AWARD BID FOR $1 MILLION DOLLAR LINE OF CREDIT

It was noted that the County sent out for RFP's for the purchase of the County's $1,000,000 note to be used to provide funds in anticipation of needed revenue for FY 2002-2003.  Of those proposals submitted, Administrator Sealover recommended that the low response, responsible bidder of Farmers & Miners Bank be awarded the bid.

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Bob Adkins, to award the bid for the $1 million dollar line of credit to Farmers & Miners Bank with a 3.9% fixed rate.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  COUNTY ATTORNEY'S REPORT

None

 

IN RE:  COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

Administrator Sealover directed the Board to a memo in their packet that answered questions from the Workshop meeting.

 

IN RE:  BOARD COMMENTS

Doug Mullins asked that the Board consider re-establishing funding for the fair in the County budget.

 

RECESS

A brief recess was taken at 7:20 p.m.

The meeting reconvened at 7:25 p.m.

 

IN RE:  CLOSED SESSION

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Bob Adkins, to go into closed session to discuss legal/contractual matters as permitted by section 2.2-3711A.7 of the Code of Virginia. The motion was unanimously approved.

After a short closed session, a motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to reconvene its regular meeting.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION CERTIFYING CLOSED SESSION

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Betty Cornett, to adopt the resolution verifying matters discussed while in closed session.  The motion was unanimously approved by roll call vote.

RESOLUTION #     2002

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

 

ADJOURN

A motion was made by Doug Mullins, seconded by Edgar Mullins, to adjourn the meeting.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

ATTEST:                 WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

_______________________  ________________________

Clerk                                                    Chairman

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