Board of Supervisors - September 14, 2017 Regular Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in a Regular meeting on Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 6:00 p. m. in the School Board Education Center located at 628 Lake Street in Wise.  The following members were present

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

PRAYER

Bob Adkins led in prayer.

PLEDGE

All led in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

MINUTES

A motion was made Virginia Meador, seconded by Robby Robbins, to approve the minutes as approved.  The motion was unanimously approved.

AGENDA

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Bob Adkins, to approve the agenda as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS

Supervisor Robbins reiterated his request for guardrails on a section of Rt. 706 Stone Mountain Road.  Due to clear cutting in that area, a steep slope has been exposed, and residents of that area are very concerned for safety. 

It was noted that VDOT has on its schedule to install guardrails in this area around the end of October or early November.  In the meantime, temporary warnings signs would be placed in the curves and delineators along certain sections of that road to assist with night time driving & foggy weather.

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARING –EMERGENCY SERVICES ON DOMINION ENERGY PROPERTY

A public hearing was duly advertised for this date to receive citizens’ comments regarding a request  from Dominion Energy to operate/provide emergency services within Wise County on the property of Dominion Energy in Virginia City, specifically, on the properties of the Hybrid Energy Plant.

There being no public comments, the public hearing was closed.

IN RE:  ENTERPRISE ZONE DESIGNATION

Carl Snodgrass addressed the Board in support of the resolution for renewal and amendment of the current Enterprise Zone.  Wise County was designated for an initial 10-year period with the opportunity for two (2) subsequent 5-year renewals.  The current designation expires on December 31, 2017.

Based upon ongoing discussions with VDHCD, the IDA proposes to reduce the footprint of its current zones to create  sufficient acreage to include other areas with the quickest potential likelihood for development opportunities.  The reduction involves property of the Cumberlands Airport Commission and portions of UVA-Wise.

Governing bodies are the only eligible applicants under the Enterprise Zone Program.  The IDA will continue to work with the LENOWISCO staff to complete the necessary activities for both the zone amendment and renewal process.

PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Walter Crouse, a resident of the Hurricane area, mentioned several ways he felt the Board could cut the county budget.  He asked that citizens recycle, and use the bins that have been provided for different recyclable items.

There being no further public comments, the public expression period was closed.

IN RE:  CONSENT AGENDA

A motion was made by Fred Luntsford, seconded by Ronnie Shortt, to approve the consent agenda as follows:

IN RE:  PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR OCTOBER

Set public hearing (Oct. 12, 2017 @ 6:00 PM) on a proposed E-911 Road name addition
Set public hearing ( Oct. 12, 2017 @ 6:00 PM) on a proposed ordinance exempting the Junction Center for Independent Living, Inc from taxation

IN RE:  RESOLUTION  PD1 COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD NAME CHANGE

Adopted the resolution approving the name change of PD1 Community Services Board to PD1 Behavioral Health Services

RESOLUTION #        2017

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

IN RE:  RESOLUTION AMENDMENT TO VIRGINIA ENTERPRISE ZONE #52

Approved the resolution amending the Virginia Enterprise Zone # 52

RESOLUTION #           2017

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

IN RE:  DRONE INNOVATION PROJECT—CDBG BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT PLAN

Approved the CDBG Business & Employment Plan for the Drone Innovation Project

IN RE:  RESOLUTION – PSA CARFAX WATER PROJECT

Approved the resolution consenting to the issuance of a water and sewer revenue bond by the Wise County PSA and authorizing the execution of a support agreement providing for Wise County’s moral obligation to make certain appropriations with respect to the bond to finance improvements to the Authority’s water system at the Carfax Raw Water Pump station in Wise County.

RESOLUTION #        2017

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

IN RE:  GUEST RIVER WATER SHED—RFQ BROWNFIELDS PLANNING GRANT

Authorized issuance of a RFQ for a Brownfields Planning Grant for the Guest River Water Shed

The motion to approve the consent agenda was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  RESOLUTION EMERGENCY SERVICES—HYBRID ENERGY PLANT SITE

A motion was made by Ronnie Short, seconded by J. H. Rivers, to adopt the resolution approving emergency services on properties of Hybrid Energy Plant site in Wise County.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #           2017

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

IN RE:  BUDGET AMENDMENTS

A motion was made by Robby Robbins, seconded by Virginia Meador, to approve the budget amendments as follows:
            #1 – CDBG Grant—Sykes Workforce Development Grant                 $200,000.00
                     CDBG Grant – Drone Innovation Grant                                   $300,000.00
                      Grant expenses                                                                                   $500,000.00
                  Includes transfers to MECC & Grant Admin. Exp.

            #2 – Prior year balance – Haz-mat Insurance proceeds                    $ 72,614.01
                    Miscellaneous                                                                                      $ 72,614.01

The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT – WISE COUNTY TOURISM COMMITTEE

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Steve Bates, to table the Wise County Tourism Committee appointment until the October meeting.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT – BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS

Ronnie Shortt made a motion to recommend Haskel Phillips for re-appointment to the Board of Zoning Appeals.  Fred Luntsford seconded the motion.  The motion was unanimously approved.

Bob Adkins made a motion to recommend Bill Wampler for re-appointment to the Board of Zoning Appeals. Steve Bates seconded the motion.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT – COAL AND GAS ROAD IMPROVEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

J. H. Rivers nominated Donnie L. Ratliff for re-appointment to the Coal and Gas Road Improvement Advisory Committee.  Ronnie Shortt made a motion that nominations cease.  Fred Luntsford seconded the motion.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  CLOSE SESSION

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Virginia Meador, to go into close session as permitted by the Code of Virginia per the following Code Sections:
            Section 2.2-3711(A)(6)  Investing of public funds
                                        (A)(7)  Consultation with legal counsel
                                        (A)(1)  Personnel

The motion was unanimously approved.

Following close session, a motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Ronnie Shortt, to reconvene the regular meeting.  The motion was unanimously approved.

IN RE:  RESOLUTION – CERTIFICATION FOR CLOSE MEETING

A motion was made by Fred Luntsford, seconded by J. H. Rivers, to approve the resolution certifying that only public matters lawfully exempted from open meeting requirements as were identified in the motion convening the close meeting were discussed or heard by the Board of Supervisors.  The motion was unanimously approved by roll call vote.

RESOLUTION #        2017

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

ADJOURN

There being no further business, a motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Ronnie Shortt, to adjourn the meeting at 6:55 PM.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

ATTEST:                                                                  WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

__________________________________                _________________________________
Shannon C. Scott, Clerk                                               Dana G. Kilgore, Chairperson
                   

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