Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Workshop meeting
on Thursday, October 3, 2002, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board of
Supervisors meeting room located in the Wise County courthouse.
The following were present:
Douglas A. Stallard - Chairman
Jeffrey Salyers - Vice-Chairman
Douglas Mullins, Jr.
Robert Robbins - members of said Board and
L. Sealover - County Administrator
C. Scott - Assistant County Administrator
Mullins - County Attorney
G. Branson led the Board in prayer.
gave the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Stallard stated that the Building Official Robert Mullins
has requested that the following two (2) public hearings
be removed from the agenda for further review by the Planning
public hearing of the Uniform Statewide Building Code/l996
- Volume II (BOCA Property Maintenance Code).
public hearing on the rezoning of 3.47 acres of property
along the Coeburn Mountain Road/Paramont Road intersection
for the location of multi-family dwellings.
OF EMPLOYEES WITH FIVE
(5) YEARS OF SERVICE
of Revenue's Office
Rose Mary Holbrook
Court Clerk's Office
Jack Kennedy Jr.
Thomas Sparks, Jr. Harold
Lora Burns Louise
Stallard voiced the Board's appreciation to the employees
for their dedicated service to Wise County.
James Bledsoe a retiree with the Sheriff's Office was presented
a plaque for his 12 and half years of service to Wise County.
DEPT. OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION
Kilgore, Watershed Manager, Virginia Dept of Conservation
and Recreation, spoke briefly on the projects and activities
of his department with the ultimate goal of cleaning up
the water in Southwest Virginia. He noted that on the upcoming election in November, General
Obligation Bonds will be on the ballet for consideration.
He asked that everyone vote favorably on this referendum.
A portion of these bonds will be used toward the Department
of Conservation and Recreation to help promote the water
Kilgore praised the County Litter Coordinator, Carol Green,
for her fire and compassion that she has shown in her job
and the impact her work has had on Wise County.
He said Ms. Green is an asset to Wise County and
a role model to other county coordinators.
Wingate gave the Board a brief update on the status of the
stated that the fieldwork will be completed by December
there may have to be an extension through January to complete
all the paper work, and hearings that are involved in the
If an extension is necessary, Mr. Wingate said he
would probably ask for sixty days to allow for any unforeseen
problems that may occur.
was some discussion on the possibility that the assessment
would not be finished in time to be considered in the upcoming
questions were raised regarding the tax rate for property
owned by the coal companies.
Wingate stated that the Board could be assured that ownership
of property is not considered in the decision making on
the assessment of the property.
Robbins stated that the value of land that is managed by
a forester should be valued at a different rate than that
of land that has not been maintained.
He said sending letters to the foresters prior to
the reassessment could do this.
noted that it is to late to attempt this for this reassessment
but should be considered before the next reassessment.
Kiser addressed the Board questioning the method that post-mine
land is being assessed.
He said there seems to be some discrepancies in the
method this type of land is assessed and that of a private
Phillips questioned why the Board meetings are no longer
live on TV,
camera man noted that a special device is needed for the
camera to go forth live and that will be in place for the
Phillips voiced his opposition to the proposed Property
He spoke briefly on the costs involved to enforce
this ordinance not to mention the man-hours to keep the
public informed regarding the rules and regulations.
Calhoun asked the status of the Day Town Road Project.
Mullins advised that she had not received any new information
from the School Board or VDOT.
There is still a problem with the entrance to the
road and the house that is sitting in the R-O-W.
Calhoun said the residents of Day Town Road have done every
thing they can do to get the road into the secondary system.
He said that according to Charlie Maggard, the owner
of the house in question, said the house could be torn down.
The road is on the priority list to be taken into
the system and has been for twenty years but until the County
has the house removed, the road cannot be constructed nor
can water be extended to those residents.
He asked that some action to taken on this road.
Stallard directed Attorney Mullins to get with Mr. Calhoun
and answer his questions as to the road situation and the
next steps to be taken to resolve this issue.
public hearing for dance hall license for Pit Stop Family
public hearing for lease of County owned property - Stephens
area of Wise County (Pull from the consent agenda and
put under Old Business for discussion)
public hearing on proposed CDBG application for Strawberry
Mtn. Water Project
regarding Strawberry Mtn. Self Help Water Project
hearing proposed ordinance creating Local Enterprise Zone
Development Taxation Program
public hearing for condition zoning/8240 Indian Creek
public hearing on proposed Community Waterworks Model
Ordinance (Cross Connection Control)
for the ARCH's Food Distribution Center Project Grant
General Fund revenues by $1529; increase the retirement
and workers comp line items of Southwest VA Community
Corrections by $1466 and $63
general fund revenues by $6061; increase Emergency Services,
professional services line item by that amount.
from reserve for emergencies/contingency line item
- $ 1,000 to Commissioner of Revenue dues/association membership
150 to Legal Services telecommunications (County
1,276 to Treasurer capital outlay (replace computer)
1,133 to Treasurer professional services - other
(consult with auditor)
445 to Board of Supervisors professional services
- other (same as above)
9,700 to Treasurer education (training for new
financial management system)
to Enterprise Fund, refuse disposal debt (lease purchase
of bull dozer)
445 to Enterprise Fund, refuse disposal prof. service
- other (consult with auditor)
4,939 to Emergency Services, prof, services - other (balance
of Dingus Bridge replacement cost)
$34,088 - Total
RE: OTHER ITEMS
amending Chapter 6 (Training Program) of the County's
of bid for Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit
Status Report Through September
Administrator's Report (Cost Containment Strategy)
Mullins spoke briefly about the article that was in the
Coalfield Progress regarding Scott Dotson, the pilot that
was shot down and killed in Vietnam.
He asked that a plaque be given to Scott Dotson's
family for his service to our country.
Cornett asked for a report on the convenience centers regarding
how they are managed.
being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:30.
WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS