BOS Reorganizes for 2017
Without Electing a Chairman
The Board of Supervisors at its January 10 meeting reorganized for 2017, but could not decide on who will be Chairman.
Both current Chairman Bill Robertson and Supervisor Donald Hunter had their names placed in nomination for the Board’s top leadership position, but failed to get a majority. Hunter was nominated by Supervisor Alan Carmichael, and the vote was 2-2. Chairman Robertson was nominated by Jerry Skalsky, and that vote as well was 2-2.
Supervisor T.J. Webb was absent from the meeting following injuries he suffered at his workplace last week.
The BOS by-laws call for the election of officers to be placed on the agendas of every future meeting until a Chairman & Vice Chairman are selected. The next regularly scheduled meeting is January 24. Following the deadlock on the vote for Chairman, the vote for Vice Chairman was deferred until January 24 as well.
The BOS did approve as part of its organization the by-laws, meeting schedule and appointments to boards and commissions. Webb was reappointed to serve on the Crater District Planning Commission and the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO); and Chairman Robertson was appointed to the Virginia Gateway Region Board of Directors.
Other matters to come before the BOS at its meeting:
• Approved on the Consensus Agenda a resolution appropriating $95,000 for an Adult Drug Treatment Court Grant.
• Approved on the Consensus Agenda a resolution appropriating $16,200 VDEM Rescue Task Force Ballistic Protection Grant.
• Approved on the Consensus Agenda a resolution appropriating $39,700 for VDEM Jurisdictional Interoperability Improvement.
• Approved on the Consensus Agenda a resolution appropriating $12,250 for VDEM Community Emergency Response Team.
• Approved on the Consensus Agenda a resolution appropriating $25,231 for an Emergency Management Performance Grant.
• Approved on the Consensus Agenda a resolution designating an authorized agent to execute actions necessary for the purposes of obtaining federal assistance provided by Homeland Security.
• Approved on the Consensus Agenda an appropriation of $138,154.05 from the Cameron Foundation grant for Exit 45.
• Unanimously authorized the County Administrator to execute a renewed lease agreement with Container First Services, which includes an increase from four cents to six cents per pound.
• Discussed the Administration’s Six Month Work Plan.
• Unanimously approved changes to the Position Control Chart.
• Unanimously appointed Peter Clements to the Virginia Gateway Region Board of Directors.