January 24 Meeting Recap
BOS Elects Bill Robertson
Chairman for 5th Straight Year

The Board of Supervisors at its January 24 meeting elected District 2 Supervisor Bill Robertson as Chairman for the fifth consecutive year.

Robertson, first elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2003, has served as chairman since 2013. He was unanimously elected by the four members present after the group had failed to reach a majority at its January 10 meeting. Supervisor T.J. Webb was absent for the second straight meeting as he recovers from an industrial accident at his workplace.

The BOS, however, failed for the second straight meeting to elect a Vice Chairman. Current Vice Chairman Jerry Skalsky, District 2 Supervisor Donald Hunter and District 1 Supervisor Alan Carmichael were all nominated, but each failed to get the three votes necessary to assume the position.

The BOS by-laws call for the election of officers to be placed on the agendas of every future meeting until a Vice Chairman is selected. The next regularly scheduled meeting is February 14.

Other matters to come before the BOS at its meeting:

• Approved on the Consensus Agenda a resolution appropriating $6,393.88 in insurance recoveries for Police vehicle supplies.

• Approved on the Consensus Agenda a resolution appropriating $46,912 from a John Randolph Foundation Grant for fitness equipment at the Central Wellness Center and $15,644 out of Contingency for the local match.

• Presented a Commendation to Zamora Draft who attained a First Place Award at the 4-H National Film Festival.

• Presented commendations to the Christmas Decoration winners, Christmas Card Contest winner and Christmas Parade winners.

• Received a report on the FY ’16 financial audit.

• Received a report from the Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR).

• Received a report on the Public Safety Radio Project.

• Received the Quarterly Financial Report.

• Unanimously approved four changes to the Personnel Policy.

• Unanimously approved moving forward with the sale of the excess Rivers Edge Lagoon Property.

• Unanimously approved a resolution awarding a contract to Perkinson Construction, LLC to provide routine and emergency Utility construction repairs/services on an ‘As-Needed’ basis.

• Unanimously authorized to refund BPOL fees and Machinery & Tools taxes erroneously paid by Precision Solutions, Inc. in the amount of $12,171.30.

• Unanimously approved emergency repairs at the Central Wellness Center in the amount of $227,250.

• Unanimously approved the authority to advertise a public hearing for March 14 for issuance up to $23.9 million in General Obligation Debt and appropriations for capital projects.