Board of Supervisors - December 4, 2003 Workshop Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Workshop meeting on Thursday, December 4, 2003 at 7:25 PM in the Board of Supervisors meeting room located in the Wise County courthouse.  The following were present:

Honorable Douglas A. Stallard - Chairman

Honorable Betty Cornett - Vice-Chair

Honorable Ronnie L. Shortt

Honorable Edgar Mullins

Honorable Virginia Meador

Honorable Robert R. 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

 

IN RE:  APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Chairman Stallard asked that the following appointments be added to the agenda:

1) Coal & Gas Road Improvement Advisory Committee - John M. Price (Term expired 11-30-03)

2) LENOWISCO Disability Services Board - Thom Vorp - Term to expire (12-31-03)

3) Wise County PSA - Fred Luntsford - Term to expire (12-31-03)

4) Southwest Virginia Emergency Medical Services Council -Alex Knox -Term to expire (12-31-03)

Jeff Salyers asked that the St. Paul Boundary Adjustment be placed on the agenda to send out for public hearing in January.

 

IN RE:  MOUNTAIN EMPIRE COMMUNITY COLLEGE UPDATE

Terrance E. Suarez, President of MECC, addressed the Board with the latest update on the activities and events at the college.  He thanked the Board for its continued support for the college and the efforts that are being put forth for a better education of our citizens.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Cindy Mefford, representing the Junction Center, informed the board that the Junction Center, a non-profit organization established by and for people with disabilities, has recently moved its office to the Wise County Shopping Center.  She explained that the main goal of the Center is to increase disabilities awareness to the community and change the attitudes traditionally associated with persons having disabilities.  Ms. Mefford voiced the Junction Center's appreciation for the Board's continued support, which helps provide for the needs of the disabled.

Mike Kennedy, a resident of the Bull Hill community, asked that a speed study be made on Bull Run Road.   He said speed signs are needed to control the speed through that residential area.

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

 

IN RE:  ROADS & HIGHWAYS

Highway Resident Engineer T. G. Branson informed the Board that he has already received several requests for a speed study on Bull Run Road.  The request is being reviewed.  However, a letter is needed from the Board of Supervisors requesting the speed study.

Chairman Stallard directed the County Administrator to prepare the letter as requested.

Board members presented needs in their districts for Mr. Branson to review.

 

IN RE:  OTHER ITEMS REVIEWED

1) Set public hearing-Special Use Permit for family cemetery-Thompson Rd.- Wise

2) Appointment of Assistant Animal Control Officer

3) Budget amendment #12 -Increase general revenues by $49,815 (DCJS grant)

4) Set public hearing on proposed ordinance:  Assessment of Fee for Disposal of Solid Waste

5) Amend Board of Supervisors November 8, 2001 meeting minutes regarding PSA appointment

6) Appointments

 

ADJOURN

There being no further comments the meeting adjourned.

 

ATTEST:                  WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

_______________________       ____________________

Edward L. Sealover - Clerk         Chairman 

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