Board of Supervisors - October 6, 2011 Workshop Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Workshop meeting on Thursday, October 6, 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 Steve Bates
Honorable Virginia Meador
Honorable Ronald L. Shortt
Honorable Fred Luntsford – members of said Board and
Shannon C. Scott, County Administrator
David L. Cox – Finance Administrator
Karen T. Mullins – County Attorney
Annette Underwood – Executive Secretary

ABSENT

Honorable J. H. Rivers
Honorable Robert E. Robbins, Jr.
Honorable Robert R. Adkins

PRAYER

Shannon Scott led in prayer.

PLEDGE

All led in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

ROADS & HIGHWAYS

Supervisor Bates stated that a guardrail is needed on a portion of the road on Dotson Creek past the old Porter Mines before Green Hollow.

Chairman Kilgore asked that the status of getting a speed sign on Coeburn Mountain by the new Justice Center.

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING – TAX EXEMPT STATUS FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens’ comments regarding a proposed Tax Exempt Status for Habitat for Humanity.

There being no public comments regarding the proposed Tax Exempt Status, the public hearing was closed.

  IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING – BUILDING CODE ORDINANCE #2-1975 AMENDMENT

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens’ comments regarding a proposed amendment to Wise County Building Code Ordinance #2-1975.

There being no public comments regarding the proposed amendment, the public hearing was closed.

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING – ORDINANCE AMENDING INTEREST ON DELINQUEST TAXES & SETTING REFUND INTEREST RATE

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens’ comments regarding a proposed amendment to Ordinance on Interest on Delinquent Taxes & Setting Refund Interest Rate.

There being no public comments regarding the proposed amendment, the public hearing was closed.

IN RE:  DRUG COURT –ADULT PLANNING UPDATE

Suzanne Kerney-Quillen, gave an update on the progress that has been made on the 30th Judicial Circuit Adult Planning Drug Court Program.  She provided the Board with details regarding the Program and how it has helped those who have participated in the program.  She thanked the Board for its financial support which has resulted in a great savings for the County. 

Ms. Quillen explained that all those who work with the program are volunteers with no additional pay.  In coming months, a budget will be developed with the intent of hiring staff to help manage the program.

It is hopeful that state legislatures will act to officially certify the program as a drug court which will open doors to additional funding.

PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Harold Greear, a resident of Pound, spoke on the following:

  • No TV coverage of the Board meetings

  • Bonds for school funding

Walter Crouse, a resident of Hurricane section of Wise, spoke on the following:

  • School enrollment

  • Not in favor of tearing down buildings at Tech School to build Central High School

  • Need guardrails on road from old Hurricane Road to Dotson Creek that get very slick in the winter.

IN RE:  CONSENT AGENDA

The following items were reviewed under the consent agenda:

  • Appropriations 2nd Quarter

  • Proclamation Napoleon Hill Day

  • Set public hearing (Nov. 3, 2011 @ 6:00 PM) Special Use Permit – Angela McCoy

  • Set public hearing (Nov. 3, 2011 @ 6:00 PM) Budget Amendment exceeding 1% of approved FY 2012 Budget

IN RE:  OTHER ITEMS REVIEWED

  • Resolution AML Stream Restoration – South Fork

  • Resolution Recognizing  October as Virginia Wine Month

  • Budget Amendments

  • Policy – Public Works Department

  • Appointments

  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) American Red Cross

  • Closed Session

Investing of public funds       
Discussion of the Award of a Public Contract
Personnel

  • Administration Reports

  • Board Comments

ADJOURN

There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned

ATTEST:                                             WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

______________________________            ______________________________________
Shannon C. Scott, Clerk                                 Dana G. Kilgore, Chairman

           

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