Board of Supervisors - January 5, 2006 Organizational Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in an Organizational Meeting on Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 5:50 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors meeting room located in the Wise County courthouse.  The following were present:

Honorable Fred A. Luntsford

Honorable Ronnie Shortt

Honorable Robert R. Adkins

Honorable Steve Bates

Honorable Virginia Meador

Honorable John W. Peace II

Honorable Leland Branham

Honorable Robert Robbins - members of said Board and

Glen A. Skinner - County Administrator

Shannon C. Scott - Assistant County Administrator

Karen T. Mullins - County Attorney

Annette Underwood - Executive Secretary

 

PRAYER

T. G. Branson led the Board in prayer

 

PLEDGE

All led in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

 

IN RE:  TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN

It was the consensus of the Board that Administrator Skinner serve as temporary Chairman.

 

IN RE:  ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN

Ronnie Shortt nominated Fred Luntsford as Chairman

John Peace asked that nominations cease.

Fred Luntsford was unanimously elected as Chairman by roll call vote.

 

IN RE:  VICE-CHAIRMAN

Leland Branham nominated Ronnie Shortt for Vice-Chairman

John Peace asked that nominations cease.

Ronnie Shortt was unanimously elected as Vice-Chairman by roll call vote.

 

IN RE:  TERM OF OFFICE

John Peace made a motion to set the term of office for chairman and Vice-chairman for one (1) year.  Steve Bates seconded the motion.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  ROBERTS RULES OF ORDER/RULES OF PROCEDURES

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by John Peace, to approve the current version of the Roberts Rules of Order / Rules of Procedures as presented.

Supervisor Meador questioned the order of the agenda regarding public expression and public hearings.  She stated that since public hearings are being placed on the agenda prior to public expression, the Rules of Procedures are not correct.

After discussion, Supervisor Adkins amended his motion to approve the Roberts Rules of Order / Rules of Procedures with the change of public hearings being placed prior to public expression.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  TIME AND DATE OF MEETINGS

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Robby Robbins, to set the Workshop Meeting on the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. and the regular meeting on the seconded Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  TIE VOTE

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Ronnie Shortt, to continue with the present method being used for the tie breaker whereby a tie vote means the vote fails. The motion was unanimously approved.

 

ADJOURN

A motion was made by Leland Branham, seconded by Ronnie Shortt, to adjourn the meeting.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

ATTEST:                                 WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

____________________         _______________________

Glen A. Skinner, Clerk                Fred A. Luntsford, Chairman

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