Board of Supervisors - June 9, 2011 Regular Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Regular meeting on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 6:00 PM in the Board of Supervisors meeting room located in the Wise County Courthouse.  The following members were present:

Honorable Dana G. Kilgore – Chairman
Honorable Robert R. Adkins – Vice-Chairman
Honorable Virginia Meador
Honorable J. H. Rivers
Honorable Ronald L. Shortt
Honorable Fred Luntsford
Honorable Steve Bates
Honorable Robert E. Robbins, Jr. – members of said Board and
Shannon C. Scott – County Administrator
David L. Cox – Finance Administrator
Karen T. Mullins – County Attorney
Annette Underwood – Executive Secretary

PRAYER

Gary Hill, Pastor Central Freewill Baptist Church, Norton led in prayer.

PLEDGE

All led in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

MINUTES

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Virginia Meador, to approve the minutes as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  AGENDA

The following items were added to the agenda for Board consideration:

  • Under New Business add Resolution funding of schools

  • Recess meeting

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by J. H. Rivers, to approve the agenda as presented  to include the items as stated.  The motion was unanimously approved.

ROADS AND HIGHWAYS

There were no work orders for VDOT review.

PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Ted Tate, a resident of Big Stone Gap, spoke on the need for the Board to come to an agreement on the redistricting.

Matt Skeen, a resident of Coeburn, applauded the Board for their commitment to fulfilling their duties as a Board member.  He spoke briefly on consolidation.

Bob Strouth, a resident of the Birchfield area, spoke on redistricting and consolidation.

Bill Bevins, a resident of Hurricane, urged the Board to vote on a redistricting plan.

There being no further comments the public expression period closed at 6:15 PM.

IN RE:  RESOLUTION PPTRA BUDGET

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Fred Luntsford, to approve the PPTRA Budget Resolution for FY 2011-2012.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #                              2011

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

IN RE:  ORDINANCE – SOLID WASTE RECYCLING

A public hearing was held on June 2, 2011 to receive citizens’ comments regarding a proposed Solid Waste Recycling Ordinance for Wise County.  There were no public comments regarding the proposed ordinance.

Several Board members voiced concerns regarding the proposed fee and the burden this may place on the small businesses.

It was suggested that an effort be made to assist the businesses in providing this information.

After discussion, a motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by J. H. Rivers, to table any action on this ordinance until the August Board meeting to allow the County time to ascertain if there be any means by which the County could increase its collection, which would alleviate the need for businesses to provide their recyclables.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  E-911 ROAD NAME ADDITIONS

A public hearing was held on June 2, 2011 to receive citizens’ comments regarding the addition of the following E-911 road names:

Bob Ln – located off Compton Rd in BSG
Callie Ln – located off Compton Rd in BSG
Abigail Ln – located off Roundtop Rd in Wise

A motion was made by Fred Luntsford, seconded by Bob Adkins, to approve the E-911 road name additions as listed above.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  REZONING – NATHANIEL MAGGARD

A public hearing was held on June 2, 2011 to receive citizens’ comments regarding a request from Nathaniel Maggard to rezone approximately four (4) acres of land located on Locust Grove Road in Wise for the purpose of building a duplex dwelling unit.

There were no public comments regarding the rezoning request at the public hearing.

A motion was made by Fred Luntsford, seconded by Robby Robbins, to approve the request from Nathaniel Maggard to rezone four (4) acres of land located on Locust Grove Road for the purpose of building a duplex dwelling unit.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  REDISTRICTING

Supervisor Rivers presented the Board with a proposed redistricting map.  After reviewing the map, it was concluded that more work needed to be done to make the districts more equal in number.

IN RE:  RESOLUTION – OLD DOMINION POWER RATE INCREASE

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Bob Adkins, to approve the resolution opposing a requested rate increase by Old Dominion Power Company.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #                       2011

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

IN RE:  BUDGET AMENDMENTS

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Robby Robbins, to approve the budget amendments as follows:

#35      DMV Stop Administrative Charges-Fees Collected from DMV                       $1,285.00
            Office Supplies                                                                                                $1,285.00

#36      Sale of County Assets                                                                          $100,000.00
            Transfer – Landfill Fund                                                                     $100,000.00
            Transfers from General Fund                                                              $100,000.00
            Capital Outlay                                                                                      $100,000.00
            Sale of Assets and corresponding capital purchase with proceeds
            Reduces capital needs in FY 2012

#37      Sales Tax Revenue                                                                              $ 30,000.00
            Professional Services                                                                           $ 30,000.00
            Increase Professional Services due to extraordinary expenses –
            Adjustment due to recent review of costs

#38      Haz-Mat Grant – Revenue                                                                   $ 55,000.00
            Grant Expenses                                                                                                $ 55,000.00
            Haz-Mat Funds – Pass Through

#39      Haz-Mat Pass Thru Funds – Revenue                                                  $  4,467.21
            Haz-Mat Pass Thru Expenditures                                                         $  4.467.21
            Haz-Mat Cleanup Funds – Pass Thru

 

#40      Four for Life Funds                                                                             $     894.55
            Four for Life Expenditures – Pass Thru                                                           $     894.55
            Adjustment to Four for Life budget $35,894.55 received vs. $35K budget

The motion to approve the budget amendments as presented was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT – SOUTHWEST REGIONAL RECREATION AUTHORITY

J. H. Rivers nominated Jack McClanahan to be re-appointed to the Southwest Regional Recreation Authority.

Ronnie Shortt made a motion that nominations cease.  Bob Adkins seconded the motion.  The motion was unanimously approved.

Jack McClanahan was re-appointed by acclamation.

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT – SOCIAL SERVICES BOARD

A motion was made by Steve Bates, seconded by Bob Adkins, to appoint James W. Bryant to fill the unexpired term of John Graham, Jr. on the Social Services Board for a term to expire on 07/31/2014.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  RESOLUTION APPROVING WISE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS FY 2011/12 BUDGET

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Bob Adkins, to approve the Wise County Public Schools FY 2011/12 budget by expenditure classifications/category totaling $68,923,600 as presented.

Supervisor Robbins voiced his opposition to consolidation and he could not see any savings with consolidation in this budget. 

The votes for approving the Wise County Public Schools FY 2011/12 budget were:

Aye      Fred Luntsford             Nay-    Robby Robbins
            Steve Bates
            Bob Adkins
            Dana Kilgore
            J. H. Rivers
            Virginia Meador
            Ronnie Shortt

Motion carried.

RESOLUTION #                       2011

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

IN RE:  RESOLUTION APPROVING WISE COUNTY BUDGET FY 2011/12          

A motion was made by J. H. Rivers, seconded by Virginia Meador, to adopt the resolution approving the Wise County Budget for FY 2011/12 totalling  $52,355,852.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #                     2011

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

IN RE:  APPROPRIATIONS 1ST  QUARTER

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Bob Adkins, to approve the first quarter appropriations as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

BREAK

A break was taken at 7:00 PM.

The meeting reconvened at 7:10 PM

IN RE:  CLOSED SESSION

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Fred Luntsford, to go into closed session to discuss the following

  • Investing of public funds as permitted by Section 2.2-3711(A)(6) of the Code of Virginia

  • Personnel as permitted by Section 2.2-3711(A)(1) of the Code of Virginia

The motion was unanimously approved.

After closed session, a motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Steve Bates, to reconvene the regular meeting.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  RESOLUTION – CLOSED SESSION

Secretary Underwood read the certification for closed meeting.

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Ronnie Shortt, to approve the resolution verifying matters discussed in closed session.  The motion was unanimously approved by roll call vote.

RESOLUTION #                       2011

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

IN RE:  RESOLUTION – ADDITIONAL SEWER CAPACITY FROM CNW AUTHORITY

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Bob Adkins, to approve the resolution requesting additional purchased capacity from CNW Authority and the willingness and ability of Wise County to pay for the cost associated with this additional 0.5 MGD.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #                       2011

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

IN RE:  ARC-TV AGREEMENT

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by Steve Bates, to approve the Independent Contract Agreement between the Board of Supervisors and ARC-TV for the limited purpose of providing coverage of the Wise County Board of Supervisors meetings to the St. Paul Viewing area of Wise County via ARC’s Channel 16.  The motion was unanimously approved.

COUNTY ATTORNEY’S REPORT

Attorney Mullins reported that she had just this afternoon received an email from Frank Kibler at LENOWISCO regarding a proposed Regional Drought Ordinance.  The regional (LENOWISCO, Cumberland Plateau and Mount Rogers) water supply plan, which has been several years in the making, is nearing its final stages.  At this point, DEQ’s regulations for these regional plans include a public hearing requirement in conjunction with each locality adopting a resolution supporting the regional plan and a Regional Drought Ordinance (DEQ’s target is for these adoptions to take place at each jurisdiction’s July meetings).

Since the email refers to the adoption of a resolution and an ordinance at the July meeting, Ms. Mullins said she would follow up with Mr. Kibler for more clarification on this request and report back to the Board accordingly.

BOARD COMMENTS

 There were few comments from Board members.

RECESS

There being no further business to come before the Board, a motion was made by J. H. Rivers, seconded by Bob Adkins, to recess the meeting until 5:00 PM on Wednesday, June 15, 2011.  The motion was unanimously approved.

ATTEST:                                             WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

_______________________________          ________________________________________
Shannon C. Scott, Clerk                                   Dana G. Kilgore, Chairman

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