Board of Supervisors - January 12, 2017 Organizational Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in an Organizational Meeting on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 5:50 PM at the School Board Education Center located at 628 Lake Street in Wise.  The following members were present:
Honorable Robert R. Adkins
Honorable Virginia Meador
Honorable Dana Kilgore
Honorable J. H. Rivers
Honorable Robert E. Robbins
Honorable Fred Luntsford
Honorable Ronald L. Shortt
Honorable Steve Bates – 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

Bob Adkins led in prayer.

PLEDGE

All led in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

IN RE:  TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN

Robert Adkins, as the current Chairman, appointed County Administrator Scott as temporary chairman.

IN RE:  CHAIRMAN

Administrator Scott asked for nominations for Chairman.

J. H. Rivers nominated Bob Adkins for Chairman

Fred Luntsford nominated Dana Kilgore for Chair

Robby Robbins made a motion that nominations cease.  Ronnie Shortt seconded the motion.  The motion was unanimously approved.

The votes for Bob Adkins as Chairman were as follows:

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

Administrator Scott asked for votes for Dana Kilgore as Chair:

The votes for Dana Kilgore as Chair were as follows:

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

Nomination carried.

Dana Kilgore was elected as Chairman of the Board.

IN RE:  VICE-CHAIR

Chairperson Kilgore asked for nominations for Vice-Chair.

J. H. Rivers nominated Virginia Meador for Vice-Chair

Fred Luntsford nominated Robby Robbins for Vice-Chair

Fred Luntsford made a motion that nominations cease.  Ronnie Shortt seconded the motion.  The motion was unanimously approved

The votes for Virginia Meador as Vice-Chair were as follows:

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

The votes for Robby Robbins as Vice-Chair were as follows:

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

Nomination carried.

Robby Robbins was elected as Vice-Chair

IN RE:  TERM OF OFFICE

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Ronnie Shortt, to set the term of office for Chairman and Vice-Chairman for one year ending December 31, 2017.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  ADOPTION OF ROBERTS RULES OF ORDER & RULES OF PROCEDURE

A motion was made by Ronnie Shortt, seconded by  Fred Luntsford, to adopt the Roberts Rules of Order and Rules of Procedure as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  TIME/DATE/PLACE OF BOARD MEETINGS

A motion was made by Fred Luntsford, seconded by Ronnie Shortt, to set the time for Board meetings at 6:00 PM, on the second Thursday of each month, at the School Board Education Center.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  METHOD OF SETTING  TIE VOTE

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Steve Bates, that a tie vote is a “fail” vote.  The motion was unanimously approved.

ADJOURN

A motion was made by Fred Luntsford, seconded by Steve Bates, to adjourn the meeting.  The motion was unanimously approved.

ATTEST:                                                                WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

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Shannon C. Scott, Clerk                                                                 Dana Kilgore, Chair

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