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|Board Present:||Fitzgerald A. Barnes, Willie L. Gentry, Jr., Willie L. Harper, Richard A. Havasy, Allen B. Jennings, Eric F. Purcell and Jack T. Wright [an error occurred while processing this directive]|
|Others Present:||C. Lee Lintecum, County Administrator; Ernie McLeod, Deputy County Administrator; Patrick Morgan, County Attorney; Darren Coffey, Director of Community Development; Amanda Lloyd, Office Manager and April Jacobs, Deputy Clerk|
CALL TO ORDER
Chairman Wright called the April 16, 2007 regular meeting of the Louisa County Board of Supervisors to order at 5:00 p.m. Mr. Gentry led the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
CITIZEN INFORMATION PERIOD
Mr. Mike Seaton, Mineral District, stated he is the president for the Louisa County Historical Society. Mr. Seaton stated he knows the Board has important decision to make regarding the budget and there is an item within the budget for the Historical Society, which was recommended by the Budget Committee. Mr. Seaton said it is important for all citizens of the County to have a place that exhibits the history of the County. Mr. Seaton said the Historical Society Museum would be located in the Sargeant/Pettit House, which is next door to the new Town Hall and the Arts Center. Mr. Seaton stated this is an important project for all citizens and the Society is trying to make this project something for the County to be proud of.
Ms. LaVeta Pfaff, Jackson District, stated she understands that Louisa County is going to have to go to revenue recovery and questioned how and when it is going to be done. Ms. Pfaff said she thinks the decision should be brought before the Citizens to be allowed to come and voice their concerns. Ms. Pfaff said from what she understands is that the Board of Supervisors will vote for the County to go to a revenue recovery program to be in effect for July 1, 2007 and questioned if plans have been put in place for how much this program will cost the Citizens who use EMS and if mileage rates will be charged. Ms. Pfaff said in the future, there is a chance that Medicare may not pay for these charges. Ms. Pfaff added there are a lot of seniors Citizens in the County. Ms. Pfaff stated a solid plan needs to be put in place before this is voted on and questioned how the Board expects to have a plan in place by July 1. Ms. Pfaff said she knows the County will have to go to revenue recovery, but she thinks there is another way of going about it.
Ms. Pfaff said the Board also plans on hiring a Chief to be in charge of fire and rescue and questioned if the Board has a job description in place and how it will affect the volunteers. Ms. Pfaff questioned if the volunteer agencies would no longer be individual. Ms. Pfaff added she believes the volunteer agencies and the citizens of Louisa County are being taken advantage of and she hopes this is remembered by the voting citizens when election time comes.
Mr. Buddy Hopkins, Jackson District, stated he is the president for the Mineral Rescue Squad. Mr. Hopkins said he realizes that revenue recovery is something that will come about and he doesnt know of any volunteer within the County that has opposed to anything that will help patient care. Mr. Hopkins said he knows there have been a lot of complaints about paid staff versus volunteers and he wishes that they could work closer together. Mr. Hopkins said it would be ridiculous to pass the revenue recovery program now without investigating into all ramifications. Mr. Hopkins said senior citizens wouldnt call for help if they think that Medicare will not pay for the services. Mr. Hopkins said revenue recovery is a good thing, but all ramifications of what it entails need to be looked into. Mr. Hopkins added he knows the Board is united in keeping volunteers in the County, but jumping into this will cause the volunteers leave. Mr. Hopkins said he thinks it is disparaging for some volunteers to meet with Board members to discuss things that effect everyone. Mr. Hopkins said he thinks the program needs to be investigated further and the Board needs to make sure everything is in place before being implemented.
Ms. Janey Hopkins, Jackson District, stated she is sure that the revenue recovery program will be implemented at some point, but she doesnt think it should be done until the plans are concrete. Ms. Hopkins said she has a problem with plans already being made as to where the money will go. Ms. Hopkins said the volunteers have to buy their units and build their buildings from donations and fundraising and questioned if the County will pick up these expenses if the money is put in a general fund. Ms. Hopkins said she thinks the money should be distributed as a percentage among the squads as to the number of call runs. Ms. Hopkins said if a squad runs forty percent of the calls, that squad should get forty percent of the revenue recovery money. Ms. Hopkins said after all the squads needs are met, the budget balance should then be put into general funds.
Ms. Hopkins questioned why background and DMV checks are desired and what purpose they have because she doesnt think any volunteers have a problem with the County conducting them. Ms. Hopkins added the State has bylaws concerning background checks that must be met. Ms. Hopkins stated she also has a problem as to who will hire a Chief and what duties that position will be assigned.
Mr. Steven Alford, Mountain Road District, stated he considers revenue recovery as a major tax to the Citizens of the County. Mr. Alford said other counties revenue recovery programs have a tremendous cost to the citizens of an average of about $1,000. Mr. Alford said when charging by the mile, there is a long distance to travel from Louisa County to the nearest hospital. Mr. Alford said he would like for the Board to take more time to investigate what the options are, where the money would go, and how it would be spent. Mr. Alford thanked the Board for their time.
Mr. Garland Nuckols, Louisa District, stated he is the president of the Rescue Association. Mr. Nuckols stated he received an email accusing him of being confrontational, argumentative and not using words correctly. Mr. Nuckols said if he has to apologize for some things, he would apologize for looking out for the Citizens of Louisa County. Mr. Nuckols said he has run about thirty years of rescue and he has been to the poorest of houses and the richest of houses and it didnt make a difference one way or the other. Mr. Nuckols said he talked to some members of the Board about revenue recovery and it is a sensitive topic. Mr. Nuckols said last Tuesday night it was told at a Committee meeting that revenue recovery had to be presented back to the Board by staff members to be voted on. Mr. Nuckols stated he questioned why the revenue recovery program was needed so quickly and he was told for political reasons and for an $18 million radio project. Mr. Nuckols said not one staff member mentioned for patient care. Mr. Nuckols asked the Board to please take time and look into this program in a proper manner. Mr. Nuckols said he doesnt mean to be confrontational or argumentative, but this is something that he cares greatly about and other volunteers in the County do as well.
Mr. Bob Tessier, Jackson District, stated he is the captain of the Lake Anna Rescue Squad and said he is neither for nor against the revenue recovery program because enough information hasnt been given about the program. Mr. Tessier said the Squads depend on public donations and questioned how the program will affect their fundraising. Mr. Tessier questioned where exactly the money from the program will be going and how it will affect the patients. Mr. Tessier further questioned if patients will refuse care because they dont want to pay the extra bill. Mr. Tessier stated he thinks more information needs to be provided about the program before moving forward.
ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA
Mr. Barnes stated he would like to add discussion of business not yet announced in the Green Springs District to closed session. Mr. Gentry stated he would like to add an employee recognition to presentations.
On motion of Mr. Purcell, seconded by Mr. Barnes, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the April 16, 2007 agenda was adopted as amended.
Recognizing Mr. and Mrs. Carl Perkins for their service to the citizens of the Patrick Henry District
Mr. Barnes presented the resolution to Mr. Perkins. Mr. Barnes stated on behalf of the Louisa County Board of Supervisors, on the motion of Mr. Barnes, seconded by Mr. Purcell, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the following resolution was adopted:
A RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING MR. AND MRS. CARL PERKINS FOR THEIR SERVICE TO THE CITIZENS OF THE PATRICK HENRY DISTRICT
WHEREAS, the Louisa County Board of Supervisors voted in 1987 to establish the Patrick Henry II voting precinct at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Perkins; and
WHEREAS, through their dedication to the democratic process, Mr. and Mrs. Perkins were gracious in allowing poll workers and voters the use of their facilities; and
WHEREAS, the voters in the Patrick Henry District are thankful for what Mr. and Mrs. Perkins have done; and
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, on this 2nd day of April 2007, that the Louisa County Board of Supervisors hereby recognize and extend their appreciation and thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Perkins for their dedicated service to the citizens of the Patrick Henry District and the County of Louisa.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Louisa County Board of Supervisors, the Electoral Board, County Administrator, and staff offer Mr. and Mrs. Carl Perkins best wishes for a happy and fulfilling life.
Mr. Perkins thanked the Board.
Recognizing Mr. James Smith for his dedication and service to the County
Mr. Gentry stated he would like the Board to pass a resolution recognizing Mr. Smiths dedication and service to the County, which has been extremely well. Mr. Barnes stated Mr. Smith has always been a gentleman, a class act, and he represented Louisa County well. Mr. Barnes said Mr. Smith is the product the County should be proud of.
On motion of Mr. Jennings, seconded by Mr. Gentry, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the Board adopted a resolution recognizing Mr. James Smith for his dedication and service to the County of Louisa.
Discussion Revenue Recovery
Mr. McLeod stated the purpose of the Revenue Recovery Program is to have a fee for service for EMS transports to create a continual user-based revenue stream. Mr. McLeod said five to eight percent of the population is transported. Mr. McLeod said reasons to bill for transports are because projected needs of operating EMS are greater than the current revenue stream. Mr. McLeod added there are increased call volume, increased training requirements, and increased equipment and personnel costs. Mr. McLeod said other reasons to bill are for static Local, State, and Federal funding and static donations. Mr. McLeod said positives for using the Revenue Recovery Program include the following:
Mr. McLeod stated negatives of applying the Revenue Recovery Program is the program will not provide an immediate return of monies for services billed, there is a possibility of public or political backlash, and additional data collection will be required from the patient.
Mr. McLeod stated start-up issues of the program include the following:
Mr. McLeod stated piggybacking off of another countys contract or putting out for bid are some things to consider in the selection of a billing company. Mr. McLeod said someone needs to be designated as a liaison between the County and the billing company. Mr. McLeod said the County would need to develop a plan for the distribution for the generated revenue. Mr. McLeod added this program would not completely solve future funding deficits.
Mr. Barnes questioned how many counties in Virginia have implemented the program. Mr. Ralph Bickley, Deputy Emergency Services Coordinator, stated there are eighty cities and counties that have implemented the program within the State.
Mr. Gentry questioned if it only includes transports. Mr. McLeod said only transports could be charged for.
Mr. Purcell questioned if people would get dropped from insurance carriers or if rates would change. Mr. McLeod said insurance companies would not change the rates based on a transport because an ambulance cost is about one percent of the average hospital stay.
Mr. Havasy said Mr. Nuckols has expressed that he wants to have a meeting that involves the volunteers to present the program to them. Mr. Havasy recommended continuing the exploratory process of the program and giving the volunteers a chance to have the voice. Mr. Havasy said the Board and the volunteers need a chance to understand the program before the public is educated.
Mr. Purcell stated he is interested to see the concept of an insurance company not raising rates with additional service. Mr. Purcell said he would like to investigate this program further.
Mr. Barnes said this is a situation where misinformation can start a lot rumors. Mr. Barnes stated the Board is aware that the public needs to be educated before implementing a program. Mr. Barnes stated the Board doesnt always agree, but they have been consistent on Emergency Services support. Mr. Barnes said the public expects someone to come when they call for help. Mr. Barnes added the Board has been consistent of supporting the elderly and would not inflict anything that would encourage the elderly and citizens with fixed incomes to suffer. Mr. Barnes said the program will probably happen, but the Board will make sure it is done right.
Mr. Harper stated he shares Mr. Purcells concern about whenever there are a growth in particular claims, the insurance company will recoup the money from somewhere. Mr. Harper stated considerations need to be looked at ahead of time if, in the future, Medicare says this is an expense they will no longer meet.
Mr. Jennings said he thinks the program needs to be looked into more and options need to be weighed. Mr. Jennings added adjoining counties need to be looked at to see how effective this program is. Mr. Jennings said the basis need to be covered because that is what the Citizens really want.
Mr. Gentry thanked the volunteers for their service to the County. Mr. Gentry said everyone needs to be educated about the program and the last thing that he wants to see is a citizen having to pay for the service. Mr. Gentry stated there is still a lot to be learned about the program. Mr. Gentry added he thinks that everyones main concern is the Citizens of the County and he thinks the program will work to everyones benefit for that reason.
Mr. Wright stated he appreciates the citizens that voiced their concerns. Mr. Wright said he is not aware of any meetings held that havent been open to the public. Mr. Wright stated a citizen mentioned the program would be voted on and put into effect for July 1 and said he has never heard that been discussed and this program needs more information before being voted on. Mr. Wright said communication and education are needed before implementing the program. Mr. Wright added nothing could be done until a public hearing is advertised and held.
Mr. Wright said the other concern he had was about hiring the Fire Chief. Mr. Harper said the Fire Association suggested hiring a Chief as one approach to start the program, so the Board put the money into contingency funds. Mr. Wright said the current year of the Capital Improvement Plan is the only commitment made and the other years are planned items depending on the need at that time.
Mr. Wright said more facts and information are needed before this program is put into place. Mr. Havasy recommended for Mr. Morgan to pursue the ordinance language so that would be clear when the time is appropriate. Mr. Harper said it is his understanding that when the Fire Association and EMSAL were formed, the intent was to no longer have to go to individual companies and questioned if the system was breaking down. Mr. Wright stated Mr. Schlemmer could do a survey to see how well information is getting distributed through the organization back to each of the units.
Discussion - Authorizing the Industrial Development Authority of the Town of Louisa to issue up to $159,900,000 of its pollution control refunding revenue bonds to Virginia Electric Power Company
Mr. Emmett Toms, Dominion Virginia Power, stated Dominion has been before the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) and the Town of Louisa for the refinancing and reissuing of pollution bonds associated with North Anna. Mr. Toms introduced Ms. Lisa Williams, Associate of McGuire Woods, LLP. Ms. Williams stated the resolution is for the approval of the bonds to be issued by the IDA of the Town of Louisa. Ms. Williams added a portion of the project is located within the County limits. Ms. Williams said the IDA approved the resolution to move forward with the bond issuance on April 5.
Mr. Wright commented that this project is being done through the Town of Louisa and there is no obligation from the Board of Supervisors, but it will have positive impacts over the years as Dominion being a major taxpayer.
On motion of Mr. Gentry, seconded by Mr. Barnes, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the Board authorized the Industrial Development Authority of the Town of Louisa to issue up to $159,900,000 of its pollution control refunding revenue bonds to Virginia Electric Power Company.
Resolution - For the supplemental appropriation to the CIP for a new Livescan Unit
Mr. McLeod stated the Sheriffs Department is requesting a second Livescan Unit to be located in the Court systems. Mr. McLeod said the deputies would be able to handle everything at the Courts instead of having to process them at the Administration Building. Mr. McLeod said the Compensation Board is willing to put in $9,651 dollars for the Unit and it would require a local match of $7,654. Mr. McLeod stated a supplemental appropriation would be needed for those funds.
Mr. Purcell questioned how many Livescan Units are needed and who mandates them. Major Lowe said the Judges mandates the security and the Circuit Court Judge mandated that the Sheriffs Department provide security at the entrances to the Courthouses. Major Lowe added the Judges gave a court order, which forced the Department to provide security. Major Lowe says the Code says a bailiff is required to be with the Judge while Court is in session.
Mr. Havasy questioned how many deputies it takes to do those services. Major Lowe said one deputy per court is needed for the entrance of the building and an additional deputy is needed as a Court bailiff. Major Lowe added a deputy has to be in the Court building, even if Court is not in session, during business hours. Major Lowe said during the daily course of each Court, each one requires a prisoner transport from the Office to the Court. Major Lowe added that an additional deputy would be added for security if the Department gets intelligence that there is a problem in the Courtroom.
Major Lowe said the purpose for the Livescan Unit is so the Department can process the people without doing the risk of the transport and the manpower from one building to the other. Major Lowe said there is a minimum of three deputies needed per court.
Mr. Harper questioned if the additional Livescan Unit would allow having less deputies in the Courts. Major Lowe said no, the Livescan Unit would make the Department more efficient because they wont have to transport as much from one building to another and it would also minimize mistakes by not letting someone leave the building prior to being processed. Mr. Harper said he understands Court security, but when we go to devices like this, it should be geared towards manpower.
On motion of Mr. Havasy, seconded by Mr. Barnes, with Messrs Purcell and Harper voting against, which carried by a vote of 5-2, the Board adopted a resolution for the supplemental appropriation of a local match of $7,654 to the CIP for a new Livescan Unit.
Discussion - Awarding contract for the Zion Crossroads Wastewater Treatment Plant
Mr. Lintecum stated in October, the Board gave authorization to move forward with the design of the expansion of the Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant that is shared with the Town of Louisa. Mr. Lintecum said the plant was built with an initial capacity of 100,000 gallons per day and permit was requested for 700,000 gallons per day. Mr. Lintecum stated he feels it is important to move towards 700,000 gallons per day and he recommends awarding the contract to meet customer needs.
On motion of Mr. Jennings, seconded by Mr. Havasy, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the Board adopted a resolution awarding a contract for the Zion Crossroads Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Mr. Barnes stated the Employee Picnic Committee contacted three caterers, two were for Carolina barbeque and one was for tomato-based barbeque. Mr. Barnes said Big Jims Barbeque, which is the tomato based, gave a quote of $7.50 per person, Smokey Pig Barbeque would be $9.50 per person, and Sprys Barbeque would be $8.50 per person. Mr. Barnes questioned which company the Board wanted to go with. It was consensus of the Board to use Sprys Barbeque.
Mr. Barnes said the Construction Committee met with the School Board Committee to discuss issues with the new school construction. Mr. Barnes said the meeting started out by stating that the Construction Committee was there to make recommendation and that they are not a decision-making committee. Mr. Barnes said the Committee did not want to point fingers and that the project needed to move forward.
Mr. Barnes said there was some confusion about the number of students the school would accommodate. Mr. Barnes said the Board of Supervisors has said 700 students and other numbers have been said about 885 students. Mr. Barnes said the Committees came to a consensus to bring back to both Boards as to how many students would fill the seats. Mr. Barnes said the School Board was using the Standards of Learning (SOL), which were about 885 students. Mr. Barnes said the Board of Supervisors has said they want the school to accommodate 700-seated students. Mr. Barnes added 885 SOL students equate to 700-seated students.
Mr. Barnes stated the Committees talked about the total square footage of the school. Mr. Barnes said the average square footage based on Mr. Linhares presentation to the Board is 85,000 square feet for a 700-person school.
Mr. Barnes stated the Committees also talked about the status of the current architect. Mr. Barnes said the School Board could not finalize that conversation because the status of the current architect is in limbo. Mr. Barnes added the School Board would let the Board of Supervisors know about the status in the next few weeks.
Mr. Barnes said the Construction Committee questioned what was going on with the site work. Mr. Barnes said site work for a new school design could increase up to $500,000 if the School Board gets rid of the architect and starts with a new plan. Mr. Barnes said the Committees thought that using a project manager would be more cost effective than using construction management.
Mr. Barnes said the Board of Supervisors doesnt have any control of the design, but if the School Board does away with the architect and buys a pre-designed plan, the public and the Board will want to know process and strategy in choosing a particular design. Mr. Barnes stated the Committees questioned Mr. Linhares on what the most cost effective design would be. Mr. Barnes stated Mr. Linhares said the most cost effective design would be a one story, flat roof design like Trevilians Elementary School. Mr. Barnes said the Committee thinks an architect can design a school to be within the budget. Mr. Barnes said the Committees are looking at future projections so if the Board of Supervisors chose to come up with new numbers, they would be high numbers so the Boards could work back to the middle from a guesstimation. Mr. Barnes added they would be parameters to work with. Mr. Barnes said the Committees talked about the problems they were having with the construction of the school to move forward with the project. Mr. Barnes added he thinks a school can be built within budget.
Mr. Wright said the instruction given to the committee was not to talk about specific items. Mr. Wright stated he thought the Committee consists of four people and he was concerned that he didnt see and discussion by Mr. Jennings or Ms. Proffitt listed throughout the minutes.
Mr. Jennings said the Committee consists of four people and serves as a communication link between the two Boards. Mr. Jennings said he didnt get a chance to voice his opinion on a lot of things. Mr. Jennings said his main concern is to try and get the project in order so construction can proceed. Mr. Jennings stated as a Committee, common goals need to be developed that will be receptive to both Boards. Mr. Jennings said School Board is about to make a major decision concerning the architect and the construction manager that could affect the budget.
Mr. Jennings stated accomplishments and weaknesses need to be recognized. Mr. Jennings added in order to succeed, you have to know where you are coming from, where you are going, and how you are going to get there. Mr. Jennings said mistakes need to be recognized in order to implement how the school will be built. Mr. Jennings said this is not a quick fix, but the Boards can work in a timely matter and set agendas to stay on topic.
Mr. Jennings said he thinks the Boards should be receptive of welcoming input and ideas from concerned citizens. Mr. Jennings said there need to be alternative plans that are economically based. Mr. Jennings stated the program needs to be planned with set parameters and priorities. Mr. Jennings said the Boards need to look at other localities to see how they have done it. Mr. Jennings added the Board of Supervisors and the School Board need to be committed in order to implement the program.
Mr. Harper said his opinion is basically the same since the beginning. Mr. Harper said 700 students is minimum number of capacity and his numbers have gone up a little based on Mr. Linhares presentation. Mr. Harper said he is willing to say the total dollar amount and minimum number of students for the school.
Mr. Gentry said he wanted to clarify that mistakes have been made and in his opinion, he doesnt think the Board of Supervisors made any mistake when it comes to this project. Mr. Gentry read an insert from the Culpeper newspaper concerning what they did when their new school came in over budget.
Mr. Gentry said he has no evidence the Board was ever listened to when a number was set for the amount of the School. Mr. Gentry said there are a lot of counties that have the expertise of building schools that can help make this project work and he hopes the Committee gets the opportunity to get details and take advantage of the expertise of what has already taken place. Mr. Gentry said designs from other counties need to be looked at. Mr. Gentry added the project sounds promising if the Committees work together and he doesnt want the same mistakes to be made that were made in the past.
Mr. Barnes said dialogue couldnt be started without looking at problems the project has already had. Mr. Barnes said the school price couldnt be set until the School Board can make a decision on what they want to do with the architect. Mr. Barnes said he has looked at already designed schools with prices from other counties. Mr. Barnes said the Boards need to come together to get a process in place for the school and that isnt going to get done by finger pointing who made the mistakes.
Mr. Purcell said the project couldnt move forward logistically until mistakes are diagnosed. Mr. Purcell said it is time for the Board of Supervisors to set a new parameter and questioned if the parameter can be set before the School Board makes a decision on the architect. Mr. Purcell added he thinks the parameter needs to be set and designs need to be looked at as soon as possible.
Mr. Wright said if the School Board chooses a project manager instead of a construction management fire, they need to provide clear instruction of the authority of the project manager. Mr. Wright noted that all members of the Committee need equal opportunity to voice their concerns and opinions.
Mr. Gentry said he thinks the Committee needs to inquire about whether other counties are using project managers or construction management firms.
Mr. Barnes said everyone on the Committee has the opportunity to speak. Mr. Jennings said the Committee needs to keep working because a lot of work needs to be done. Mr. Wright said it is too early to set a budget figure but one needs to be in mind.
Mr. Jennings stated he went to the pool site and said the ground works is in and it looks like the deadline will be met. Mr. Gentry said he would like to know if anything happens with the pool to affect the budget. Mr. Jennings said the Pool Committee would like to know about any change orders before authorization. Mr. Wright stated change orders dont get processed without going through the committee.
Mr. Wright said he is meeting with Piedmont Workforce Council on Thursday to discuss a big issue they are facing that the Governor wants to change the way the workforce councils are set up.
Resolution - Recognizing National County Government Week and the appreciation of Louisa County employees
On motion of Mr. Gentry, seconded by Mr. Jennings, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the Board adopted a resolution recognizing National County Government Week and the appreciation of Louisa County employees.
Resolution - Recognizing Thursday, May 3, 2007 as National Day of Prayer in Louisa County
On motion of Mr. Gentry, seconded by Mr. Jennings, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the Board adopted a resolution recognizing Thursday, May 3, 2007 as National Day of Prayer in Louisa County.
Resolution - Supplemental appropriation to the Social Services Department for additional State and Federal funds (3rd Quarter)
On motion of Mr. Gentry, seconded by Mr. Jennings, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the Board adopted a resolution for supplemental appropriation to the Social Services Department for additional State and Federal funds (3rd Quarter).
Resolution - Supplemental appropriation to the Sheriffs Department for the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant
On motion of Mr. Gentry, seconded by Mr. Jennings, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the Board adopted a resolution for supplemental appropriation to the Sheriffs Department for the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant.
Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission FY 07-08 Annual Action Plan of the Consolidated Plan
On motion of Mr. Gentry, seconded by Mr. Jennings, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the Board adopted a resolution for the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission FY 07-08 Annual Action Plan of the Consolidated Plan.
APPROVAL OF BILLS
On motion of Mr. Barnes, seconded by Mr. Gentry, with Messrs Havasy, Jennings, and Wright abstaining on bills pertaining to him, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the Board adopted a resolution approving the bills for the first half of April 2007 for the County of Louisa in the amount of $258,258.26.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
On motion of Mr. Gentry, seconded by Mr. Barnes, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the Board adopted the minutes of the March 28, 2007 budget workshop.
Mr. Havasy stated in committee reports, adopt-a-highway should read assign-a-highway.
On motion of Mr. Barnes, seconded by Mr. Gentry, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the Board adopted the minutes of the April 2, 2007 meeting with the above changes.
On motion of Mr. Barnes, seconded by Mr. Havasy, with Mr. Purcell abstaining from being absent, which carried by a vote of 6-0-1, the Board adopted the minutes of the April 4, 2007 joint budget workshop.
On motion of Mr. Barnes, seconded by Mr. Havasy, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the Board voted to enter Closed Session at 6:54 p.m. for the purpose of discussing the following:
1. In accordance with §2.2-3711 (a) (5) of the Code of Virginia, 1950 as amended, for the purpose of discussing business not yet announced.
On motion of Mr. Barnes, seconded by Mr. Gentry, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the Board voted to return to Regular Session at 7:37 p.m.
RESOLUTION - CERTIFICATION OF CLOSED SESSION
On motion of Mr. Barnes, seconded by Mr. Jennings, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the Board voted to adopt the following resolution:
WHEREAS, the Louisa County Board of Supervisors has convened a Closed Meeting this the 16th day of April 2007, pursuant to an affirmative recorded vote and in accordance with the provisions of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act; and
WHEREAS, §2.2-3712 of the Code of Virginia requires a certification by the Louisa County Board of Supervisors that such closed meeting was conducted in conformity with the Virginia Law.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED on this the 16th day of April 2007, that the Louisa County Board of Supervisors does hereby certify that, to the best of each member's knowledge, (i) only public business matters lawfully exempted from open meeting requirements by Virginia law were discussed in the closed meeting to which this certification resolution applies, and (ii) only such public business matters as were identified in the motion convening the closed meeting was heard, discussed or considered by the Louisa County Board of Supervisors.
On motion of Mr. Jennings, seconded by Mr. Barnes, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the Board voted to adjourn the April 16, 2007 meeting at 7:38 p.m.
BY ORDER OF
JACKSON T. WRIGHT, CHAIRMAN
LOUISA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
LOUISA COUNTY, LOUISA, VIRGINIA