Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Workshop meeting
on Thursday, July 7, 2005, at 6:00 p.m. in the Estonoa Learning
Center located in St. Paul. The following were present:
Fred Luntsford - Chairman
Ronnie Shortt - Vice-Chairman
Robert R. Adkins
John W. Peace II
Robert Robbins - members of said Board and
A. Skinner - County Administrator
C. Scott - Assistant County Administrator
T. Mullins - County Attorney
Underwood - Executive Secretary
G. Branson led the Board in prayer.
led in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
RE: TRANSFER STATION CONSTRUCTION BIDS / JOYCE ENGINEERS
Andrews, representing Joyce Engineers, stated that the sealed
bids for the transfer station were opened on June 30, 2005
with Quesenberry, Inc. being the only bidder. Quesenberry's
bid was $905,000, which is $100,000 more than budgeted.
This price could possibly decrease with the County participating
in some of the earthwork.
the landfill nearing capacity, Mr. Andrews recommended that
the Board not re-bid and the contract be awarded to Quesenberry's
despite the high bid and lack of other bidders. With
the current time schedule, construction of the transfer
station should be completed around Thanksgiving. At
the current phase of operations, the landfill will be full
in February 2006.
members voiced questions of concern regarding only one contractor
having submitted a bid, the expense involved, and the time
crunch facing the County on remaining space in the landfill.
Andrews stated that seven contractors attended the pre-bid
conference but since this project requires specialized concrete
work, metal fabrication, excavation and lots of other earthwork,
they decided against bidding.
Robbins suggested expanding a small section of the landfill.
Andrews noted the timely permitting process and actual construction,
which could take up to four years. However, this is
an option that could be revisited at a later date.
further discussion on possible options, Chairman Luntsford
asked the Board to be prepared to award the contract at
the next meeting.
RE: PROCLAMATION - TEAM ESTONOA
Branham presented a proclamation to Team Estonoa saluting
the St. Paul High School students for their dedication and
diligent work in preserving a natural resource-Wetlands
Estonoa Learning Center Project.
Jordan, Hunter Lambert, Chris Grant, and Destiny Leonard
provided a power point presentation with a brief history
on the different phases of construction of the Wetlands
Estonoa Learning Center.
Vincel expressed her appreciation to the Board for its assistance
in getting the Center constructed, which has been established
as an environmental learning center for their school, community,
county, and state. She further noted that Team Estonoa
received the 2004 EPA Region III Presidential Environment
Youth Award and received the award in the White House from
President George W. Bush.
RE: PUBLIC HEARING-AMENDMENT TO VIRGINIA INDOOR CLEAN
public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive
citizens' input regarding a proposed amendment to County
Ordinance #5-1990 Virginia Indoor Clean Air Act.
was no one to speak in opposition to the proposed amendment.
public hearing was closed.
RE: PUBLIC HEARING-LAND SWAP-LIBRARY PROPERTY-TOWN
public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive
citizens' input regarding a proposed land swap between the
LP Regional Library / Wise County and Bevton LLC whereby
the County would convey land to Bevton LLC in the back of
the apartment complex located at 401 Norton Road, in exchange
for land in front, along Wise/Norton Road, near the Library
being no public input, the public hearing was closed.
RE: PUBLIC EXPRESSION
Craft, Project Coordinator for the Guest River Restoration
Project, provided a brief update on community participation
in the Guest River Restoration Project.
Craft stated that her position with the LP Soil and Water
Conservation District will be terminated as of August 4
until further funding becomes available. She asked
the Board for funding in the amount of $2,000, which will
allow sufficient time for a response on future funding of
her position. She noted that if there is no Project
Coordinator, there is no one to oversee an implementation
plan for improving water quality in the Guest River and
its tributaries nor anyone to write a grant application
seeking water quality improvements.
Robbins asked that this item be placed on the July 14th
agenda for discussion.
Jack Kiser thanked the Board for its financial support in
getting the Estonoa Learning Center constructed. He
praised the youth for their commitment in constructing the
Learning Center and their determination to complete the
Kiser also asked the Board to consider opening the next
cell in the landfill instead of shipping the garbage out.
being no further comments, the public expression period
RE: ROADS AND HIGHWAYS
Branson, Highway Resident Engineer, announced that the traffic
light at Tacoma is near completion.
members voiced needs in their area for VDOT review.
RE: CONSENT AGENDA
following items were reviewed and discussed:
public hearing (6:00 p.m. August 4) on a proposed amendment
to Wise County Subdivision Ordinance
public hearing (6:00 p.m. August 4) on four (4) proposed
E-911 road names
Approving Planning District One Behavioral Health Services
1: Revenue source Wireless E-911 Road Grant-Prior year fund
balance $22,799.11. Expenditure GIS budget (1230)
part-time salaries & wages $20,870.78 (501003) and ADP
equipment $1,928.33 (507007)
2: Revenue source Library of Virginia Grant - $9,915.00.
Expenditures- Clerk of Circuit Court Budget (2106).
Grant expenses $9,915.00 (505810)
3: Transfer from IT Improvement Fund (24) to General Fund
(11) for Data Processing (1220). ADP equipment (507007)
4: Source of revenue-Phone Commission Fund $6,238.28.
Expenditures Law Enforcement Budget - Police supplies (3102-505409)
RE: OTHER ITEMS REVIEWED AND DISCUSSED
addresses -Timmons Group- Change Order #2
Station - Award of bid
Registrar - Salary Supplement
session - Personnel
being no further comments the meeting adjourned at 7:45
WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
A. Skinner, Clerk Fred
A. Luntsford, Chairman