Board of Supervisors - August 14, 2003 Regular Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Thursday, August 14, 2003 at 6:00 PM in the Board of Supervisors meeting room located in the Wise County courthouse.  The following were present:

Honorable Douglas Stallard - Chairman

Honorable Betty Cornett - Vice-Chair

Honorable Barry Nelson

Honorable Edgar Mullins

Honorable Virginia Meador

Honorable Robert Adkins

Honorable Jeffrey Salyers

Honorable Robert Robbins - members of said Board and

Edward L. Sealover - County Administrator

Shannon C. Scott - Assistant County Administrator

Karen T. Mullins - County Attorney

Annette Underwood - Executive Secretary

 

PRAYER

Robby Robbins led the Board in prayer.

 

PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG 

All led in the pledge of allegiance.

 

MINUTES

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

 

IN RE:  APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Administrator Sealover asked that a public hearing for a Special Use Permit for a recycling/junkyard business to be located at 2314B Preston Road in Big Stone Gap be added to the agenda.

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Virginia Meador, to approve the agenda as presented with the addition as stated above.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Danny Stallard thanked the Board for doing a good job and for lowering the real estate tax rate.

Carl Stidham, a resident of the Day Town Road Community, asked that gravel be placed at the bus turn-a-round on Day Town Road.  This portion of the road is rutted out and needs gravel before school starts.

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

 

IN RE:  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS

Matthew Cox came before the Board representing VDOT in T. G. Branson's absence.

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION / NEW ADDITION / COLLINS DRIVE

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Robby Robbins, to adopt the resolution approving Collins Drive in the Tacoma area as a new addition.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #          2003

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

 

IN RE:  BOARD COMMENTS

Board members presented needs in their districts for VDOT review.

 

IN RE:  CONSENT AGENDA

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Barry Nelson, to approve the consent agenda as follows:

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF VIRGINIA'S STUDENTS

This resolution supports increased stated funding for education.

RESOLUTION  #               2003

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

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION DESIGNATING COUNTY'S AGENT FOR GRANTS 

The County is entitled to two (2) additional Homeland Security grants. Distribution will include the Haz-Mat team, the Sheriff's Office, the Rescue Squads and Emergency Management.

RESOLUTION #          2003

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

 

IN RE:  DISPOSAL OF REAL ESTATE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY RECORDS

A letter was received from the Treasurer requesting authorization to destroy Personal Property and Real Estate tax tickets dated January 1995 - December l997.

Budget Amendments

1)  No. 1:  Increase various line items in SWVA Community Corrections' budget by $1529 (DCJS grant funds).

2)  No. 2: Increase community organizations/events budget by $5,000 (Commission for the Arts Grant); distribute to certain organizations

3)  No. 3: Increase various line items in Heart of Appalachia Tourism Authority's budget by $6286 (Tourism grant funds).

4)  No. 4: Transfer $1200 from the RAID Special Fund to the Correction and Detention budget, salaries line item.

5)  No. 5: Transfer $17,500 from the Courthouse Security Special Fund to various line items in Sheriff Civil Papers and Security budget.

6)  No. 6: Increase various line items in Emergency Services Civil Defense budget by $8420 (Federal Emergency Management Program grant received in June.

7)  No. 7: Deposit $2522 in capital outlay line item, VFD's budget (US DOJ Equipment Grant received in FY 2002-03)

The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  ORDINANCE /DISCOUNT FOR EARLY PAYMENT OF REAL ESTATE TAXES

A public hearing was held on August 7 to receive citizens' comments regarding a proposed ordinance providing a discount for early payment of real estate taxes.  

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Virginia Meador, to approve the ordinance providing a discount for early payment of real estate taxes.  The motion was unanimously approved.

ORDINANCE #          2003

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

 

IN RE:  E-911 ADDITIONAL ROAD NAMES

A public hearing was held on August 7 to receive citizens' comments regarding twenty-two (22) new E-911 road names.  There was no opposition to the proposed names at the public hearing.

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Bob Adkins, to approve the twenty-two (22) E-911 road names as advertised.  The motion was unanimously approved.  

(Said list of names are on file in the County Administrator's Office)

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION AMENDING COUNTY PERSONNEL POLICIES

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Doug Stallard, to adopt the resolution amending sections of the County's Personnel Policies regarding sick leave bank, compensatory time and group hospitalization for retirees.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #            2003

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

 

IN RE:  AMENDMENT TO ORDINANCE # 3-1979) ELDERLY & HANDICAPPED PERSONS TAX EXEMPTION

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Virginia Meador, to set a public hearing on Thursday, September 4, 2003 at 6:00 PM to receive citizens' comments regarding a proposed amendment to the Elderly and Handicapped Persons Tax Exemption Ordinance setting the due date for first time and hardship applicants who reside in manufactured homes and receive personal property tax ticket on October 15.  The motion was unanimously approved.

(Amendment to Ordinance # 3-1979 is on file in the County Administrator's Office)

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT REDEVELOPMENT & HOUSING AUTHORITY

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to reappoint Elsie Kern to the Redevelopment & Housing Authority for a term of four (4) years.  The motion was unanimously approved.

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Robby Robbins, to table, until next month, the filling of the vacancy left by Wayne Perry, who resigned as a member of the Redevelopment & Housing Authority.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT - SOCIAL SERVICES BOARD

A motion was made by Barry Nelson, seconded by Betty Cornett, to table the appointment to the Social Services Board until next month.

Edgar Mullins made a substitute motion to reappoint LeRoy "Demos" Cantrell to the Social Services Board.

The motion died due to lack of a second.

Chairman Stallard asked for a vote on the main motion to table the appointment until next month.

The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT - LONESOME PINE OFFICE ON YOUTH

A motion was made by Betty Cornett, seconded by Bob Adkins, to reappoint Nosheen Reza to the Lonesome Pine Office on Youth Board for a one-year term.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  SPECIAL USE PERMIT / PRESTON ROAD

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Bob Adkins, to hold a public hearing on September 4, 2003 at 6:00 PM to receive citizens' comments regarding a request from David Stidham for a Special Use Permit for a recycling/junkyard business to be located at 2314B Preston Road of the Big Stone Gap area.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  CLOSED SESSION

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Robby Robbins, to go into closed session as permitted by section 2.2-3711A.1&6 of the Code of Virginia  to evaluate the County Administrator, discuss renewal of Attorney's contract and review bids for financing construction of new animal shelter.  The motion was unanimously approved.

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

RESOLUTION CERTIFICATION OF CLOSED MEETING

Mr. Salyers read the certification for closed meeting.

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

RESOLUTION #          2003

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

 

IN RE:  ANIMAL SHELTER/AWARD OF FINANCE CONSTRUCTION BID

A motion was made by Betty Cornett, seconded by Bob Adkins, to award the finance construction bid for the new animal shelter in the amount of $475,000.00 to Branch Banking & Trust Company (BB&T) with an interest rate of 4.18% for a term of 10 years.  The motion was unanimously approved.   

 

ADJOURN

There being no further business, a motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Barry Nelson, to adjourn the meeting.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

ATTEST:                  WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

________________________     ________________________

Clerk                                      Chairman

 

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