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MAY 5, 2008
6:00 P.M.



Board Present: Fitzgerald A. Barnes, Dan W. Byers, Willie L. Gentry, Jr., Willie L. Harper, Richard A. Havasy, P.T. Spencer, Jr. and Jack T. Wright

Others Present: C. Lee Lintecum, County Administrator; Ernie McLeod, Deputy County Administrator; Patrick Morgan, County Attorney; Darren Coffey, Director of Community Development; Kevin Linhares, Director of Facilities Management; Bob Hardy, Director of Information Technology; Robert Dube, Fire Chief; Jane Shelhorse, Director of Parks and Recreation; Sherry Vena, Director of Human Resources; Amanda Reidelbach, Office Manager, Administration; and Zuwana Morgan, Deputy Clerk


CALL TO ORDER

Chairman Harper called the May 5, 2008 regular meeting of the Louisa County Board of Supervisors to order at 6:00 p.m.  Mr. Havasy led the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

CITIZENS INFORMATION PERIOD

Paula Molina Mineral District stated she would like to thank the Board for their support.  Ms. Molina said the seniors in this community are awesome and she was fortunate to work with some of them.  

Dorothy Pelletier Louisa District stated that the seniors at the Betty Queen Center really want to thank the Board for all they do for them and they hope and pray that the Board would never forget the seniors.  Ms. Pelletier said a lot of seniors do not drive and the JAUNT bus means a lot to them.  

Margaret Scales Patrick Henry District stated she has been in Louisa for the last six years and spends a lot of her time at the Betty Queen Center and she really appreciates it and would like to thank the Board again.

Susan Carter Greens Springs District stated she would like to voice her disappointment that the April 7, 2008 minutes in the Central Virginian did not reflect the opposition to the Patriots Crossing project.  Ms. Carter said she felt the opposition to the project had been minimized.  Ms. Carter said 19 people spoke in opposition of the project stating concerns that plagued this project since the October 29, 2007 neighborhood meeting.  Ms Carter said the petition was presented to the Planning Commission on February 14, 2008 at her request and a copy to Frank Cox at his request.  Ms. Carter said none of the opposition has been mentioned at any of the meetings.  Ms. Carter said she also understood and apparently it had been said the property could have seven lots by rights and she believed there were nine lots equaling 63 homes.  Ms Carter said under Rural Estate rezoning they are proposing 107 homes.  Ms. Carter said she had re-looked at the zoning and realized after talking with some people only seven lots by right could be built on this property.  Ms. Carter said the zoning ordinance clearly states only a maximum of seven lots per parent parcel and this division may not be extended to a second parent parcel.  Ms. Carter said the ordinance made it clear to her why Mr. Darling was requesting the rezoning to Rural Estate.  Ms. Carter said seven homes versus 107 would be a lot easier to swallow then 63 to 107.   Ms. Carter said she would like the Board to take in consideration this information and the opposition that has been presented to this project by the 66 names on the petition and the 19 people from that petition that came to speak.

Gary Verling Greens Springs District stated Ms. Carter had covered everything.  Mr. Verling said he just wanted to know why the public was told something at the Board of Supervisors meeting that was not right.  Mr. Verling said the public was led to believe that there could be so many houses on that property whether it was subdivided or not.  Mr. Verling said the Board was elected by the people in the community to represent them, not to represent a big corporate developer.  Mr. Verling said he was opposed to this project.

Wendy Craig Greens Springs District stated that Ms. Carter did bring up everything however she wanted to reemphasize a lot of time was spent preparing and gathering the petition in an attempt to display their opposition which was very much minimized in the minutes published in the newspaper.  Ms. Craig said the discrepancy between what was 70 lots versus the 107 didnt seem to be the engaging part however, the part about having this wonderful subdivision with 107 homes when they could actually have 70 anyway, so you might as well go along with this.  Ms. Craig said that turned out not to have been true.  Ms. Craig said no one suggested that at any step in the process or the public voicing opposition.  Ms. Craig asked if the Board would look at the petition because 66 people signed the petition in opposition.

Frank Keffer Louisa District stated he got a copy of the April 7, 2008 minutes and read where Mr. Havasy said the project that has been previously spoke about in the Green Springs District has 70 houses or lots by right.  Mr. Keffer said he didnt know anyone that had 70 and he thought seven was the maximum.  Mr. Keffer said when the minutes came out in the CV they had been altered.  Mr. Keffer said he would like to know who authorized to delete stuff that was passed by this Board and put in the newspaper something that was not true.  Mr. Keffer said either the minutes that were approved by the Board are not true or what was authorized to go into the CV.  Mr. Keffer said he would like to know who authorized it.  Mr. Keffer said he hadnt heard of the County or Board increasing the by right lots and he would appreciated an answer.  

Mr. Harper told Mr. Keffer that Mr. Lintecum would get in touch with him.

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

Mr. Spencer stated he would like to add discussion on the alterations to the minutes.  
Mr. Wright stated he would like to add an item that would increase the budget slightly for the Volunteers of Louisa and the Louisa Employment Commission.  Mr. Wright stated he would like to add a resolution for an Amtrak endorsement.  Mr. Lintecum said legal matters needed to add to close sessions.

        On motion of Mr. Barnes, seconded by Mr. Spencer, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the May 5, 2008 agenda was adopted as amended.

PRESENTATIONS

VDOT Monthly Update
- Jamie Glass, Resident Administrator, provided an update of VDOT activities, which included the following:

Maintenance:

Land Use: Traffic Engineering:

Mr. Havasy asked about Springs Hill Road in Springs Hill Subdivision.  Mr. Havasy said VDOT wanted to take a look at the road before it was official.  Mr. Glass said VDOT would like to take a look at it and do a punch list to see if anything needed to be done. Mr. Glass said if nothing needed to be done and the road was built up to standard it would be just a matter of doing a resolution.  Mr. Havasy said the Planning Department has done their work and all easements were satisfactory.

Mr. Barnes asked about the Byrd Mill Road project.  Mr. Glass said Mr. Wood was talking with some of the residents trying to resolve the cul-de-sac issue.

CLOSED SESSION

On motion of Mr. Barnes, seconded by Mr. Wright, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the Board voted to enter Closed Session at 6:19 p.m. for the purpose of discussing the following:  

1.        In accordance with §2.23711 (a) (7) of the Code of Virginia, 1950 as amended, for the purpose of consultation with legal counsel.

REGULAR SESSION

On motion of Mr. Barnes, seconded by Mr. Wright, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the Board voted to return to Regular Session at 7:00 p.m.

RESOLUTION - CERTIFICATION OF CLOSED SESSION

On motion of Mr. Gentry, seconded by Mr. Barnes, 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 5 May 2008, 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 5 May 2008, 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 Superviors.


PUBLIC HEARINGS

Assessment Increase: Total assessed value of real property excluding additional assessments due to new construction or improvements to property, was less than last years total assessed value of real estate by an average of 1%.

Mr. McLeod stated overall land and houses averaged a one percent reduction in the assessed value from calendar year 2006.   Mr. McLeod said with that the lowered tax rate necessary to offset the increased assessment, would be 62 pennies per $100.  

Mr. Harper opened the public hearing.  

William E. Small Patrick Henry District stated he thought it was the wrong time for a nine or ten percent increase in the budget.  Mr. Small said gas was almost up to $4.00 per gallon and there are people in the county losing their homes because of mortgage prices.  Mr. Small said everything was going up and thought this was the wrong time for the budget to be going up.  

Mr. Small said the tax assessments on his campgrounds had gone up 30 percent.  Mr. Smalls said the tax assessment on the other property they own and had rezoned to subdivide had gone up between 400 and 3,700 percent in value in three years.  Mr. Small said there was something very wrong with the assessment system in this county.  Mr. Small said part of it was from a lot that was sold and not sold.  Mr. Small said the lot was reverted back to him because the man could not afford it.  Mr. Small said all the lots are now assessed at the value of that one lot which was a very high value.  

Mr. Small said as soon as the Board approved his rezoning he received a tax bill from the county for $13,000 in roll back taxes.  Mr. Small said he couldnt do anything with those lots or the campground because of the county.  Mr. Small said he could not get his deed and get it filed, so he could sell those lots.  Mr. Small said he had a lot of hold ups but he wouldnt go into them.  Mr. Small said he just received his permits to upgrade the campground but has yet to receive the permits to expand the campground.  Mr. Small said there has been delay after delay since August of 2007.  Mr. Small said the Board approved the expansion and the lots on December 13, 2007.   Mr. Small said he still doesnt have approval to sell those lots.  Mr. Small said he has already spent $104,000 and hasnt turned a shovel.  
Mr. Small said he has submitted a packet to Board for review with all the information in it.  Mr. Small said the system was broke and it needed to be fixed.  

With no one else wishing to speak, Mr. Harper closed the public hearing and brought it back to the Board for discussion.


The County of Louisa proposes to keep the property tax levies level. The proposed tax rate has not changed; however, the tax due may increase because of the general reassessment.

Mr. McLeod stated the proposal was to adopt 62 pennies per $100 as the tax rate.  Mr. McLeod said the difference between what was called the Lowered Tax Rate and the Proposed Tax Rate would be known as the Effective Tax Rate increase.  Mr. McLeod said the Effective Tax Rate increase would be zero for this year.

Mr. McLeod said the proposed total budget increase was based on the proposed real estate tax rate.  Mr. McLeod said that changes to the other revenues, the total budget would exceed last years budget by 9.38 percent.  

Mr. Harper asked if that was the total budget, what was the operational.  Mr. McLeod said the operating budget was the 9.38 percent, which did not include capital.  

Mr. Wright asked how much impact did total new construction have on the increase of revenue.  Mr. McLeod said the increase of revenue involved several items; new construction of houses, commercial construction and the change in the amount of revenue the county expected to collect.  Mr. McLeod said the year before the expected collection of revenue was 89 percent and is now 94 percent and that was the biggest change.

Mr. Gentry said for public information what was the biggest percentage increase in the operational budget.  Mr. McLeod said the biggest one was the Schools with their three percent being $699,322 and next was the Sheriffs Department at $658,585.  

Mr. Spencer said the assessment says the total assessed value of real property was less than CY 2007 and then it says the lower rate necessary to offset increase assessments.  Mr. Spencer said one page says its lower and then another says we are cutting the tax rate because it higher.  

Mr. McLeod said the legalistic part was that it has to be called the Effective Tax Rate increase.  Mr. McLeod said those are the words you have to use.  Mr. McLeod said with a one percent reduction in the assessed value it showed there was a negative.  Mr. McLeod said it was an average and there would be some taxes with a positive and some negative.  

Mr. Harper asked about new construction.  Mr. McLeod said new construction was approximately $96 million.

Mr. Harper opened the public hearing.  

Bob Meier Mountain Road District stated he understood that the real estate taxes in Louisa County were the product of two numbers; the tax assessed value of your property and the tax rate.  Mr. Meier said if the assessed value has gone down one percent how was that the tax rate remaining the same as last year and producing the same result.

With no one (else) wishing to speak, Mr. Harper closed the public hearing and brought it back to the Board for discussion.

Mr. McLeod said when you calculate the value of the assessment as it comes in; you have to look at the ratio of being able to collect the taxes.  Mr. McLeod said last year the Treasurer came before the Board and said she was going to hire an agent to go out and collect more of these taxes that were owed on real estate property.  Mr. McLeod said that was the reason the county changed the collection ratio from 89 to 94 percent.  Mr. McLeod said that five percent brought in more money.  Mr. McLeod said the other part was the commercial real estate that had a larger growth than a negative one percent.  Mr. McLeod said the average real estate for homes went down minus one percent.  Mr. McLeod said that collection made a higher increase in real estate tax.  

Review and consideration of the 2008-09 Louisa County Operational Budget.

Mr. McLeod stated the total increase of the operational budget was 9.38 percent.  Mr. McLeod said the biggest increase was in the County Agency budget of 15.8 percent, then the Schools operating budget, which was a 6.9 percent increase.  Mr. McLeod said that the Social Services increase of 6.9 percent did not include funds for the At Risk Youth.  Mr. McLeod said the At Risk Youths budget was included with County / Agencies budget.  Mr. McLeod said because funds for closing part of the landfill were available in FY 08 budget and they would be carried over into FY 09 for the Landfill Enterprise.  Mr. McLeod said Revenue Recovery was a new Department.  

Mr. McLeod explained that the next slide showed where the increases were in the County / Agencies budgets.   Mr. McLeod said the largest increase was 46% of the total budget was in Public Safety and next biggest increase was 11% of the total budget for Facilities Management.  Mr. McLeod explained Debt Services was the new debt that was going to be incurred for the new Moss Nuckols Elementary School and the wastewater project.  Mr. McLeod said the major increases were not in the County Government Administration area.

Mr. McLeod said Public Safetys increase included three new road deputies, overtime funds, gasoline and other operational funds.  Mr. McLeod stated Judicial Administrations increase was for the Sheriff Courts overtime.  Mr. McLeod stated Facilities Managements increase came from funds for repair of the Courthouse, Animal Pound Repairs, Library HVAC issue & other Facilities operational increases.  Mr. McLeod said the Health and Welfare increase came from CSA, JAUNT, and JABA. Parks and Recreation included funds for the Louisa Arts Center and Aquatics Center.  Mr. McLeod said the Non- Department increase came from worker's compensation, unemployment compensation, continuing education, contingency and salary increases.  Mr. McLeod said once those types are utilized they are moved to the Department that uses it.  Mr. McLeod said the increase in Debt Services was $8 million for the elementary school and $7 million for wastewater projects.

Mr. McLeod stated the top ten operational changes were in the following area: Schools, Sheriffs Policies, Fire Chief and Staff, Non-Departmental, Facilities Management, Debt Services, CSA, Sheriffs Jail, Sheriffs Courts and the Aquatic Facility.

Mr. McLeod said the Board would need to discuss the reduction of aid to localities at the next budget workshop.  Mr. McLeod said there were three
options available; reduction in revenue for several items; reduction in revenue for one item or for the County to cut the state a check.  Mr. McLeod said the decision had to be made by August.  Mr. McLeod said the State was pointing the localities towards the first two options by making the third option complex.  

Mr. McLeod stated the Department of Social Services had an update from the State that would change their budget that needed to be discussed at the workshop.  Mr. McLeod said the Registrar was requesting an increase of 4,000 for compensation for more Election Officers at each precinct.  Mr. McLeod said the County Engineer said there was a new requirement to dispose of the wastewater that would cost $4,000.

Mr. Byers said the information given the Board said the 2008 appraisal were less than 2007.  Mr. McLeod said that was correct.  Mr. Byers said if the county collects 62 pennies per $100, the county would collect more this year because there would be more commercial properties that increased in value.  

Mr. McLeod said the biggest thing would be the change in the collection ratio from 89 percent to 94 percent.  Mr. McLeod said five percent of that value would be a very large number.  Mr. McLeod said that would be the biggest driver for the increase in revenue.  

Mr. Byers asked if the county lowered the tax rate to 61 pennies what would that mean.  Mr. McLeod said if the tax rate was lowered to 61 pennies revenue would be lowered by $620,000.

Mr. Wright said for public information the total for CSA included state and federal funds also.  Mr. McLeod said that was correct.

Mr. Harper said the five percent increase in the collection rate that was mentioned was for one time.  Mr. McLeod said yes unless the county could go higher than 94 percent.
Mr. Harper opened the public hearing.  

Mr. William Small Patrick Henry District stated when he came to the county there were about 22,000 citizens in the county.  Mr. Small said he understood there were about 32,000 citizens now.  Mr. Small said when he came to the county there was one Sheriff and four deputies and now there were about 35 deputies.  Mr. Small said now the Sheriff was asking for three more deputies and cars for them.  Mr. Small said he heard from a very good source that the Sheriffs Office was having problems getting gas for the vehicles they have now and paying overtime to the current deputies.  Mr. Small said when he came to the county there was only one building inspector.   Mr. Small said now there are seven inspectors in that Department.  Mr. Small said some year ago he tried getting numbers from the Schools but he was stonewalled and didnt get any.  Mr. Small said the county has grown 50 percent in county population but the staff has grown 500 plus percent.  Mr. Small said to take a hard look at the budget, especially this year and what its impact would be on the residents.  Mr. Small said the county does not need a nine percent increase plus capital expense in a year like this.

Mr. Bob Meier Mountain Road District asked what a county of this size should be collecting in taxes.  Mr. Meier asked how long had the county been collecting 89 percent when it could have been 94 percent.  

With no one (else) wishing to speak, Mr. Harper closed the public hearing and brought it back to the Board for discussion.

Mr. McLeod said the 89 percent was just a one-year budget reduction.  Mr. McLeod said that 94 percent was what had been used to calculate the budget prior to the reduction.

Review and consideration of the 2009-13 Louisa County Capital Improvements Program (CIP).

Mr. McLeod stated the actual FY 07 budget was $6.2 million, the budget for FY 08 was $16.6 million, Departmental request for FY 09 was $31.35 million, and the County Administrator recommendation was $24.34 million which would be $7,767,441 increase or a 46.86 percent increase

Mr. McLeod said there were five major projects, which are 85.9 percent of the total.  Mr. McLeod said the Moss-Nuckols Elementary School would be $9,000.000; Zion Crossroads Wastewater Treatment Expansion would be $7,042,700.  Mr. McLeod said funds would be borrowed to complete those two projects.  Mr. McLeod said the James River Project would be $3,750,000, the Louisa Regional Wastewater Treatment Expansion would be $929,800 and the Revenue Sharing Matching Funds for Route 208 for the school would be $500,000.

Mr. Harper opened the public hearing.  

Mr. Bob Meier Mountain Road District stated he didnt see any other schools included in the capital plan.  Mr. Meier said he understood the county would need more schools.  Mr. Meier asked would the county only build one school from now until 2013.

Mr. McLeod said no, that was not the case; he only focused on one year.  Mr. McLeod said in the five-year plan there was a dollar figure of $21 million for the replacement of the Elementary School and there was a High School for $82 million in the five-year plan.  Mr. McLeod said the five-year plan totaled $177,946,172

With no one (else) wishing to speak, Mr. Harper closed the public hearing and brought it back to the Board for discussion.

Mr. Wright said 2009 was the only budget that would be approved.  Mr. Wright said the others were for planning purposes.  Mr. McLeod said that was correct.

Mr. Barnes asked that the playgrounds at Moss-Nuckols Elementary be placed on the agenda for the budget workshop.

Mr. Barnes said the Community Development Department gives the Board a report monthly.  Mr. Barnes said he knows homes and lots arent being sold a frequent as there were.  Mr. Barnes said because of the Boards plans there was water being put in at Zions Crossroads and the commercial projects have multiplied.  

Mr. Barnes said the commercial projects were helping the budget.  Mr. Barnes said the county has spent $7 million in infrastructure at Zions Crossroads and has collected $11 million in tax revenue.  Mr. Barnes said the commercial has allowed the county to keep the tax at 62 pennies.  

Mr. Barnes said he hoped the Board could work together to began to build up some commercial projects in Gum Springs.  Mr. Barnes said the Boards movements 10 years ago are now helping in these poor economic times.

Mr. Byers said he thought the comments of Mr. Small and Mr. Meier were valid.  Mr. Byers said the Board asked everyone not to increase their budget more than three percent and several have exceeded that.

Mr. Byers said he didnt know how the county would be able to increase the budget and continue spending.  Mr. Byers said the income of the residents would decrease because of the cost of fuel, residents work hours being decreased and people being laid off.  Mr. Byers said he thought there should be some consideration to reduce some the budget before the final budget was decided.

Mr. Wright said one of the major impacts to the county budget was that the federal government had reduced the states budget, and the state government has reduced funding to the county.  Mr. Wright said that leaves the county and the public holding the bag.  Mr. Wright said the state was reducing their funds but there were still mandated programs the county has to pay for.

Mr. Harper agreed with Mr. Wright.  Mr. Harper said the county was told an amount that would be given to them by the state and now that had been reduced by $128,000.

Mr. Harper said the Board had to wait seven days before taking action on the budget.  Mr. Harper said all the comments would be taken into consideration.

Mr. Lintecum said the Board needed to schedule the budget workshop for May 14, 2008.

OLD BUSINESS

Resolution Authorizing a supplemental appropriation to the Sheriffs Department

Major Lowe said the Sheriffs Department has had a year that exceeded their expectations.  Major Lowe said he believed the Department had made a lot of progress this year.  

Major Lowe said the Department doesnt have control over gas prices and vehicle repairs, which are major expenses.  Major Lowe said the Sheriffs Department sees things coming down the pipe and they want to take care of it before it becomes a problem.  Major Lowe said with the updates he has been giving to the Board members they could see the progress and what has been going on in Louisa.  

Major Lowe said the Department saw the gangs coming and they had a plan.  Major Lowe said the Department has a good handle on the gangs but they do cost. Major Lowe said the Department wants to send out a message that the only gang in Louisa County would be law enforcement.  

Major Lowe gave some examples of incidents going on in the county; six people were indicted for catalytic converter thefts; two second degree murder charges; 38 more indictments on an individual for child pornography and indictment on an individual for aggravated sexual battery on a five year old.  Major Lowe said these are things that are very time consuming and expensive.  Major Lowe said these just under the area of investigations.

Major Lowe said he understood about the taxes and everything but this was the countys quality of life.  

Major Lowe said when he was at a crime scene trying to console a family member, he wouldnt be thinking about the mighty dollar, he would be thinking about justice.  Major Lowe said he hoped the Board could appreciate where he was coming from and they would have to determine what their quality of life was worth to them.  

Mr. Spencer asked how much was the Sheriffs Department asking for.  Major Lowe said he would defer to Mr. McLeod.

Mr. McLeod said it was $288,491, of that amount $53,737 would be for overtime going forward.  

Mr. Spencer asked was the $288,491 in the Sheriffs budget to be transferred.  Mr. McLeod said no.  

Major Lowe said these are projections.  Major Lowe said it was up to the criminals.  Major Lowe said the $288,491 was a figure that he and Mr. McLeod felt comfortable with.  Major Lowe said if there was a disaster that number could change.

Mr. Byers read from the minutes from the April 9, 2008 budget workshop minutes where the Major said as long as the department had the flexibility to move from one line to another, he felt that $54,000 would be sufficient.  Mr. Byers said he guessed the $54,000 wasnt going to be sufficient even with the ability to move the money around.  

Major Lowe said it got a bit confusing and when he made reference of the $54,000 he meant department wide for overtime.  Major Lowe said it becomes a nightmare for him when he has deputies that are dual certified and the Department is short, its hard for him to account minute by minute and the gas it would take.

Major Lowe said he didnt know how the drill worked and he apologized for not being politically correct but he said it would easier if Mr. McLeod had the ability to take money and move it from line to line and make adjustments.  Major Lowe said he was not an accountant, he was a cop.

Mr. Byers asked Mr. McLeod if the Sheriffs Department had $288,000 that they could move around in this years appropriation.  Mr. McLeod said no.

Mr. Harper said they are projecting that the $288,000 would take them through the year.  Mr. Harper asked Mr. McLeod what he did last year.  Mr. McLeod said the Sheriffs Department overran.  

Mr. Harper asked Mr. McLeod what he did with the line items.  Mr. McLeod said he didnt move the line items.

Mr. Byers asked if the figures included overtime for the remainder of this year plus comp time, gas and everything.  Mr. McLeod said it did not include the comp time for the Communication Officers.

Major Lowe said they are keeping the Communication Officers on the books and try to gradually work the comp time off, without trying to acquire much more comp time.

Mr. Harper asked what was the $
1, 040,521.  Mr. McLeod said that would be a projection of how much the Sheriffs Department has to go for a quarter.  

Mr. Harper said at the end of the year the Sheriffs Department was not going to be over, they would be dead on or less.  Mayor Lowe said if the criminals cooperate yes and he would do his very best.  

Mr. Byers said he saw the position Major Lowe was in however it seems to him at some point you have “X” number of dollars and we work within those ranges.   Mr. Byers said there are other Police & Sheriffs Department that have budgets and they have to live within it.  Mr. Byers said he didnt have a problem with the Sheriffs Department coming back and asking for appropriations but the numbers have vacillated all over the place.  Mr. Byers said he thought there should be a number and that be the goal to work towards.  

Major Lowe said Louisa County has been very proactive.  Major Lowe said the Board in the last eight years has been very supportive of the law enforcement.  Major Lowe said by the Sheriffs Department being proactive they have stopped a lot of things in the infant phase, which maintains the quality of life.  Major Lowe said the Sheriffs Department could start dropping programs to minimize cost, but crime becomes cancer in society.  Major Lowe said you either deal with it now or down the road.

On motion of Mr. Gentry, seconded by Mr. Barnes, which carried by a vote of 6-1, with Mr. Byers voting against, the Board adopted a resolution authorizing a supplement appropriation to the Sheriff s Department.

Resolution Authorizing a supplemental appropriation to CSA/At Risk Youth

Mr. Harper said there wasnt anyone here to present this resolution and asked what was the pleasure of the Board.

Mr. Gentry said there was 32 pages of material and he didnt think the Board was ready to act on it.

Mr. Harper asked if the Board had any questions for Mr. Oswell to address at a later time.

Mr. Barnes said CSA was something the Board would have to deal with.  Mr. Barnes said the Board needed to sit down with their local CSA.  Mr. Barnes said if there are children that really needed to be at treatment centers then of course the Board wants those children to be treated.  Mr. Barnes said in other cases the Board needed to strongly suggest that alternative methods to help reduce cost be explored.  Mr. Barnes said CSA has been running rapid.  Mr. Barnes said it was costing approximately two cents per $100 to the taxpayer.  Mr. Barnes said he wants to stress that the children that need care get it.  Mr. Barnes said this was really driving up the countys budget.

Mr. Wright asked Mr. Morgan since these are State and Federal mandated programs what choice does the county have but to pay the bill when it comes in.

Mr. Morgan said the county really didnt have much of a choice.  Mr. Morgan said programs would get cut and then there would be lawsuits.  

Mr. Wright asked could the county ignore State and Federal mandates.  Mr. Morgan said not without litigation.  

Mr. Byers said understood Mr. Barnes wasnt saying not to treat the children but to find alternative methods for those that can have it.  

Mr. Byers said maybe the Board needed to get involve and seek some influence at the placement level.  Mr. Byers said there are a number of people who serve on those Boards that make recommendation and some of them have different interest.  Mr. Byers said some of them have an interest based on the county and its funding where others may have an interest based the schools.  

Mr. Byers said he didnt think the county could disregard a state or federal mandate but there wasnt anything wrong with being proactive in finding better treatments and
helping to influence those decisions being made that affect our dollar.  

Mr. Havasy said he agreed with both sides.  Mr. Havasy said he thought Mr. Gentry said the biggest thing that had been said about this whole CSA issue at the last meeting.  Mr. Havasy said when Mr. Gentry asked how come the School Board, CSA, Social Workers and other departments that the county fund have a say and the county pays the bills and has no representative on that Board that decides where the children would go.   Mr. Havasy said just because the county has an obligation doesnt mean they pay for a Cadillac when a Chevrolet would do just fine.  Mr. Havasy said the Board needed a county representative that would answer to the Board of Supervisors or a Supervisor to sit on those committees to decide if the child needed to be sent to Florida for $12,000 a month.  

Mr. Wright said he was the countys representative for CPMT.  Mr. Havasy asked Mr. Wright if he sat on every situation when a child goes out of state.  Mr. Wright said he sat on everything that came to CPMT.

Mr. Wright said CPMT was set up by state regulations so that certain functions have a voice.  Mr. Havasy asked if the county does have a voice on that Board.  Mr. Wright said yes the county does.  

Mr. Wright said he has been telling the Board of Supervisors for a year what CPMT has been doing to try to get the better placement.  Mr. Wright said you couldnt buy a Chevrolet if no one has a Chevrolet for sale.  Mr. Wright said the child went to Florida because there was no bed in Virginia.  

Mr. Gentry said at the last meeting he asked Mr. Oswell who selected the special education students and he said the Schools, so there are other people involved with some of these selections.  Mr. Gentry said of the 32 pages given by Mr. Oswell he had a question on one or two pages and he would like the opportunity to ask Mr. Oswell.  

Mr. Gentry said the general assembly passed a lot of CSA bills this year.  Mr. Gentry said the bills passed were particularly to gather information to get a better feel of what was going on.  Mr. Gentry said which tells him it wasnt only this Board that was trying to figure it out and it would probably take some time.

Mr. Harper said when Mr. Oswell was at the meeting earlier he asked each Board member if they needed Mr. Oswell to stay because he needed to go to Norfolk and they said no.  Mr. Harper said the Board would continue to get the same answers until they had someone else representing them with knowledge of CSA.  Mr. Harper said Louisa was not the only county being affected by this.  

Mr. Harper asked Mr. Lintecum if CSA was a national program.  Mr. Lintecum said most of it was generated by federal regulations so it should be national.  Mr. Lintecum said how each state was handled CSA may be different.  

Mr. Wright said the numbers of children being served was what drives CSA.  Mr. Wright said that money was not the answer to all the situations.  Mr. Wright said the Board had to look out for the welfare of those children that have no one else looking out for them.  Mr. Wright said CSA now had 57 children and the prices have gone up on each one of the facilities.  Mr. Wright said CSA has asked the General Assembly to look into the prices that are being charged by the treatment facilities.  Mr. Wright said in the meantime the county has very few alternatives for the children.   Mr. Wright said the committee does consider all the alternatives before they make a decision where to send a child however, the child has to be the primary consideration.  

Mr. Spencer said he served on the CSA for seven years.  Mr. Spencer said out of the 57 children there were only two in home base counseling.  Mr. Spencer said the county was out a lot of money in facilities like Region Ten.  Mr. Spencer said to place a child that had been truant from school in a lockdown facility for $10,000 to $11,000 would be the same thing as shooting a fly with a shotgun off your television screen.  Mr. Spencer said whatever the Board decided he would be in agreement with.  

Mr. Harper asked what was the pleasure of the Board.  Mr. Wright said he would like to move for approval the appropriation because they really didnt have a choice and he thought the Board was putting Social Services in an unfair situation.  

Mr. Spencer said the last time the county had this problem they told Social Services and Region Ten that they were going to cut their budgets and all of a sudden the children started to come home.  

Mr. Byers asked if the county had gone on record with VACo supporting any initiatives that they had.  Mr. Harper said yes.

Mr. Wright said he would like to make a motion to adopt a resolution authorizing a supplemental appropriation to CSA/At Risk Youth.  Mr. Havasy seconded the motion.  Mr. Harper requested a roll call.
PRESENTVOTE
P.T. Spencer, Jr. No
Jack T. Wright Yes
Fitzgerald A. Barnes Yes
Dan W. Byers No
Willie L. Gentry, Jr. No
Willie L. Harper Yes
Richad A. Havasy Yes

with the votes reflecting 4-3, the motion passed to
adopt a resolution authorizing a supplement appropriation to CSA/At Risk Youth.

NEW BUSINESS

Minutes  

Mr. Spencer said there was a public hearing on the Darling request.  Mr. Spencer said he had the April 7, 2008 minutes that were approved on a 7-0 vote.  Mr. Spencer read from the April 7, 2008 minutes, “Mr. Havasy said everyone has to understand there were 7 units combined into one.  Mr. Havasy stated by right they have 70 units.” Mr. Spencer said later in the same paragraph it states “Mr. Havasy said to remember they have the right to build 70 houses by right.”  Mr. Spencer said those statements are from the minutes that the Board approved.  Mr. Spencer said when it came out in the newspaper, it was verbatim without the 70 by rights.  Mr. Spencer said that was what the citizens were questioning in the Citizens Information Period.  

Mr. Spencer said the minutes came out in the Central Virginia this week and those were the only two sections he saw deleted.  Mr. Spencer said the county has had problems with deletions in minutes before and it needed to stop.  Mr. Spencer said this was something the public needed to know about.  Mr. Spencer said if the Board of Supervisors votes for something the public should be able to trust the Board and the newspaper that what they are getting was absolute fact.

Mr. Spencer said he received a letter from Linda Buckler regarding Patriots Crossing that states “section 86-66.3 Subdivisions in the A-2 zoning district does not allow for "linking" of parent parcels”.  Mr. Spencer said therefore only seven lots were allowed in that whole division.  Mr. Spencer said he would like the know why the people were told 70 by rights and all of a sudden it disappeared from the minutes the Board approved.  Mr. Spencer said the Board needed to demand an investigation and it needed to be answered to the public in a public meeting.

Mr. Harper asked Mr. Lintecum to get with Mr. Havasy and review the minutes.  Mr. Harper said if there needed to be a correction printed that the Board would print it.  

Mr. Spencer said he wondered who changed the minutes.  
Mr. Spencer said the citizens turned in a petition with 66 names on it in total opposition of the Patriot Crossing project.  Mr. Spencer said the petition was turned into the Planning Commission and never got to the Board of Supervisors.  

Mr. Spencer said the opposition had been minimized and the citizens wasted their time speaking at the public hearing.  Mr. Spencer said the staff report from Community Development said there was no direct opposition.  Mr. Spencer said Mr. Verling was at that meeting and he was adamantly opposed with everyone else there.

Mr. Spencer said the petition said “ we the undersigned would like to register our opposition to the rezoning request…” which had 66 signatures.

Mr. Harper asked Mr. Lintecum to make sure the Board had a copy of the petition before the next Darling public hearing.  

Mr. Spencer asked what was the Board going to do to stop this.   Mr. Harper said the Board would see what Mr. Lintecum brings back to them and it should explain why it went the way it went.  

Mr. Barnes said he certainly would not publicly say anything was done with malice intent or that someone intended to alter the minutes.  Mr. Barnes said he would not sit there and say that the employees did something unethical.   Mr. Barnes said he would defend the employees in this case.  Mr. Barnes said it was the tapes that people would go after in court.  Mr. Barnes said he does not make correction to the minutes for that reason.

Mr. Barnes said the Board decided to have summation of minutes.  Mr. Barnes said he would like the give the employees the courtesy that the Board of Supervisors respect what they do, before the Board comes out and cries wolf.  

Mr. Harper said the Board was hoping that Mr. Lintecum would bring back the exact situation.   Mr. Harper said when the minutes go in the paper, the Board does have a responsibility to make sure they are accurate.

Mr. Gentry said he would like to point out that the Board does not have to publish the minutes in the newspaper.  Mr. Gentry said the Board was doing that as an effort to communicate to the public.  Mr. Gentry said the Board was trying to do the right thing, but there may be a mistake once in a while.  

Mr. Spencer said when the Board tells the public something they should be telling truth and not sitting up there lying to them. Mr. Spencer said someone lied or they are deliberately stupid and he doesnt know which it was.  Mr. Spencer said when 70 lots by right was said and there are only seven, something was wrong.

Mr. Harper said he would appreciate if the Board did not characterize people in that manner and asked Mr. Lintecum again to look into it.

Mr. Havasy said this project started years ago.  Mr. Havasy said he thanked God the county has a Community Development Department that would work with developers and have the countys best interest in mind.  Mr. Havasy said the project started there with 2,200 lots on 1.100 acres.  Mr. Havasy said he wasnt sure if those properties were 18 by right or seven by right when the process started.

Mr. Havasy said all through the process he, Darren Coffey, his staff, and Planning Commissioner; Jim Scharf had been in touch with this developer. Mr. Havasy said when they said no to 2,000 units, no to1,500 and no to 1,000 and the developer went back and reworked the project.  Mr. Havasy said the developer came back with 107 and he was in a transitional district where he has to rezone and he sat aside 540 acres that would never be used.  

Mr. Havasy said he resented the implication that someone has either lied or was misinformed.  Mr. Havasy said like the citizen said the Board has more information than the public and there has been a lot work done with this project over the last two or three years.  Mr. Havasy said the time was taken so the project could be something Louisa County could be proud of.  

Mr. Havasy said he resented the implication that he stood with the developer.  Mr. Havasy said if anyone knew him well enough they would know he never stands with the developer.  Mr. Havasy said the developer has to earn their money just like everyone else, legally and upfront.  Mr. Havasy said he didnt know what was in the paper and did not care. Mr. Havasy said he did not read the minutes.  

Mr. Havasy said if later on they say they want to go back where they started and maybe that was 18 by right, so they would have nine sections of land.          

Mr. Harper said the Board just needed to get the principle on this.  Mr. Harper said he would appreciate if Mr. Lintecum came back with at report.

Review of Renewal Green Springs Agricultural and Forestal District

Mr. Coffey stated the recommendation was to renew for another ten years.  Mr. Coffey said there were two request from different owners to remove ten different parcels.  Mr. Coffey stated the removal of those parcels would result in the district totaling approximately 6990 acres.

Mr. Barnes said previous Boards had asked for a sign stating “you are now driving through an Agricultural/Forestal District”.  Mr. Barnes said he knows that Louisa County High School has a sign class and they can build that.

On motion by Mr. Havasy, seconded by Mr. Barnes, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the board approved to renew the Green Springs Agricultural and Forestal District.

Discussion Proposal for the Children and Adult Dental Program

Mr. Lintecum said in previous years the county had put money in the Health Department budget to help run the dental clinic for children located at the Betty Queen Center.  Mr. Lintecum said in all the years it had been hard to acquire dentist to do it.  Mr. Lintecum said the program had been dormant this year.  Mr. Lintecum said with the new wellness center opening they believe they could put the program fulltime, the way it was envisioned at the Betty Queen Center.  Mr. Lintecum said the request was not to give the money to the Health Department but to give it to the Wellness Center.  

Mr. Gentry asked was there a problem of finding a dentist to do the work.  Mr. Lintecum said yes.  Mr. Gentry said if a dentist could be found to do the work they would probably still do it at the Betty Queen Center.  

Ms. Sandy Miller said she had Ms. Sheena McKenzie the Development Director from the Community Health Center with her.  Ms. Miller said the services had been reduced a volunteer dentist, for a half day twice a month.  Ms. Miller said when the dentists came they could only perform certain serves and couldnt do many services for the children.  Ms. Miller said the childrens program just werent getting their fair share.  Ms. Miller said she believe one of the reasons were, when a dentist comes into a community they want stability, they want to build a career and they want to know they are going to get a salary over time.  Ms. Miller said the wellness has the ability to do that for them.  

Ms. Miller said over time there just has been a need.  Ms Miller said the community health center has to provider a dental program by 2011 because of the federal funding.  Ms. Miller said if the funding was diverted now the money could be use to have the dental clinic completed.  Ms. Miller said with the remaining money that the Health Department was not using in FY 08 budget and next year money that was request the Center could get on their feet.  Ms. Miller said after that the Community Center should be able to maintain with funds from Medicaid reimbursement for the children program.  Ms Miller said this would get the job done in the community.

Mr. Gentry asked if the money was there then dentist would be there.  Ms. McKenzie said yes .

Ms. McKenzie said the Community Center has a dental director that was charged with the responsibility of recruiting dentists.  Ms. McKenzie said the director came from the VCU School of Dentistry and has a lot of connection there and she has identified someone who was potentially interested in this position.  

Mr. Gentry asked how successful was the children fluoride program. Ms. Miller said it has been slow start up.  Ms. Miller said they are working with Mr. Jackson and it just slow getting going.

Mr. Wright said the Wellness Center works for both adults and children.  Mr. Wright said the amount people who have been in there since it opened was astounding.  

Mr. Byers asked if the $50,000 be paid as services are performed or was money to set up a program.  

Ms. McKenzie said they have to provide a lot of data about the services they provide.  Ms. McKenzie said they would have an obligation if the county funded any of this to provide the county with that data at least annually or more if asked.  Mr. Byers said he thought it would good to get that on a quarterly basis at the initial start up.

Mr. Harper said he understood the $50,000 would be taken out of the current 08 budget from the Health Department.  Mr. McLeod said correct.

Mr. Harper said next year it show $30,000 instead of $50,00.  Mr. Harper asked if that was correct.  Ms. Miller said yes it was.  

Mr. Gentry asked where the chairs were that were being moved.  Ms. Miller said they were at the Betty Queen Center.

Mr. Gentry asked would that effect the senior citizens.  Ms. Miller said no.

Mr. Spencer asked doesnt Medicare and Social Services already pay for dental care for children that need.

Ms. McKenzie said Medicaid provides dental care for children however was hard to get reimbursement and find a provider.

On motion by Mr. Barnes, seconded by Mr. Wright, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the Board approved the removal of the remaining $50,000 in the Health Department budget for FY 08 to be transferred to the Wellness Center and the requested amount of $30,000 for FY 09 Health Department budget to be transferred to the Wellness Center.


COMMITTEE REPORTS

Mr. Wright said the Employment Center has been talking with the Volunteers of Louisa about providing human resource assistance.  Mr. Wright said there are a lot of small employers in Louisa County that dont have anyone in their office that can do human resource work.

Mr. Harper said he understood that all the terms were satisfied as far as obligations, responsibilities and liabilities were concerned.  Mr. Wright said yes that would be handle through their organization.

Mr. Wright said they would provide human resource work not including employment counseling.  Mr. Wright said they would provide applications and they would continue providing the transfer of information to the one stop center in Charlottesville.  Mr. Wright said they would also do some of the statistical and paperwork processing for the small employers.

Mr. Wright stated in order for them to do this they need more space.  Mr. Wright said the space was available at the center however the Volunteers of Louisa had not gone back and told Ms. Johnson at the Sage Building if they were going to take that space.  Mr. Wright stated Ms. Johnson had already reduced the rate on that particular space.

Mr. Wright said they projected needing $4,000 for the year.  Mr. Wright said his suggestion was that the Board authorized the $4,000 on a draw basis, they would submit for reimbursement to the county.

Mr. Wright said he was at a Thomas Jefferson Planning Commission meeting and he asked them about an item that was in their detail budget, that he had never seen.  Mr. Wright said they had a figure for $6998 from Louisa County for mapping, Mr. Wright said he asked the TJPC what type of mapping they did.  Mr. Wright said the TJPC hadnt done any mapping for the county in seven or eight years.  Mr. Wright said he told the TJPC the $6998 would be taken out their budget.  Mr. Wright said the $6998 would pay the $4000 and leave the county with $2998.  Mr. Wright said he was asking the Board if that $6998 could be taken out of the budget given to the TJPC.  Mr. Wright said the $4000 could be given to the Volunteers of Louisa, for the service that would be given to the small employers of Louisa County.  

Mr. Harper asked Mr. Wright what was his recommendation.  Mr. Wright made a motion.

Mr. Gentry said he was a little concerned that the money was coming through the county to VOL then to the Workforce Initiative.  Mr. Gentry said he would like at the same time the money was being approved that the Board approve setting up the money going directly to some committee or some place other than VOL.  Mr. Gentry said he thought it was getting out of bounds.

Mr. Wright said he talked to Mr. Lintecum about making it a sub item under Economic Development but designating the $4000 so it could used for another project by them.  Mr. Wright said he would like to amend his motion to reflect that.

On motion of Mr. Wright, seconded by Mr. Spencer, which was carried by a vote of 7-0, the Board approved the moving of $6998 from the Thomas Jefferson Planning Commissions budget, the Board approved giving $4000 of the $6998 to the Volunteers of Louisa and setting the funds up as a line item under Economic Development.

Mr. Harper said the Regional Jail has been getting pushed on some monies from different counties.  Mr. Harper said he didnt know if they were going to have to spend from the reserve, which would take from the expansion monies.

Mr. Barnes said he would be having a meeting the next day with some potential commercial development at Zion Crossroads.  Mr. Barnes said that IHOP has poured the footing at Zion Crossroads for their building.

Mr. Gentry said VACo was in the process of having a meeting this month to set initiatives for the next General Assembly.


BOARD APPOINTMENTS

Mr. Barnes stated he would like to reappoint Scott Wheeler to the Board of Road Viewers.  Mr. Harper stated he would like to reappoint Ronnie Laws to the Board of Road Viewers.  Mr. Wright stated he would like to reappoint Gerald Bowles to the Board of Road Viewers.    Mr. Havasy stated he would like to reappoint Robert Norton to the Board of Road Viewers.  Mr. Gentry stated he would like to reappoint W. C. Taylor to the Board of Road Viewers.  Mr. Byers stated he would like to reappoint Blucher Reidelbach to Board of Road Viewers.  Mr. Harper stated he would like to reappoint Milton Maxton, II to the Water and Sewer Commission.  Mr. Harper said he would like to reappoint James H. Dodd to the Water Authority.  Mr. Barnes stated he would like to reappoint D. D. Perkins, Jr. to the Water Authority.

Mr. Harper asked if the Board needed to make a recommendation to reappoint John Thomasson to the Board of Zoning Appeals.  Mr. Lintecum said that he believed all the members should be reappointed and the information would be sent to the Circuit Court Judge and he would get the other judges to sign.


        On motion of Mr. Spencer, seconded by Mr. Gentry, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the Board reappointed Mr. Wheeler to the Board of Road Viewers, Mr. Laws to the Board of Road Viewers, Mr. Bowles to the Board of Road Viewers, Mr. Norton to the Board of Road Viewers, Mr. Taylor to the Board of Road Viewers, Mr. Reidelbach to the Board of Road Viewers, Mr. Maxton to the Water and Sewer Commission, Mr. Dodd to the Water Authority and Mr. Perkins to the Water Authority.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATORS REPORT

Mr. Lintecum stated at the last Board meeting, the Board scheduled a public hearing for REZ17-07; Douglas E. Darling, Applicant; request conditional rezoning of

approximately 1,072.3302 acres from Agricultural (A-2) to Rural Estate (RE)
on May 19, 2008.  Mr. Lintecum said the Agent has since requested that the public hearing be deferred until the June 16, 2008 meeting.

Mr. Lintecum said Chuck Hoffman with the Louisa County High School Media Department has requested additional funding. His request letter is included for your review.

On motion of Mr. Spencer, seconded by Mr. Barnes, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the Board approved the request for additional funding for the Louisa County High School Media Department.

Mr. Lintecum stated the county needed to work with Library to make sure the videotapes of the Board meetings were accessible to the public.

CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

Amtrak Endorsement

Mr. Wright said Amtrak was looking at changing some of some of their routes.  Mr. Wright said there would no commitment from Louisa County.  Mr. Wright said it make it easier for someone from Louisa that wanted to go to D.C. to go to Charlottesville to catch the train.  Mr. Wright said it wouldnt be harmful to Louisa.

              On motion of Mr. Wright, seconded Mr. Gentry, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the Board adopted a resolution supporting enhanced passenger rail service for the US 29 (piedmont) corridor.

Resolution To approve a supplemental appropriation for funds raised for Tourism special events.

On motion of Mr. Gentry, seconded by Mr. Spencer, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the Board adopted a resolution to approve a supplemental appropriation for funds raised for Tourism special events.

Resolution Recognizing Parker Northrup for his six years of service on the Transportation Safety Commission

                  On motion of Mr. Gentry, seconded by Mr. Spencer, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the Board recognized Parker Northrup for his six years of service on the Transportation Safety Commission.

CORRESPONDENCE

Mr. Lintecum said there was a gentleman that wanted to come to review the salvage rights at the Longevity House.  

APPROVAL OF BILLS

Mr. Byers asked if the amounts in the bills were within the range of what the Board approved with the appropriation.  Mr. McLeod said yes.

        On motion of Mr. Spencer, seconded by Mr. Barnes, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the Board adopted a resolution approving the bills for the second half of April 2008 for the County of Louisa in the amount of $383,249.02.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

                On motion of Mr. Barnes, seconded by Mr. Wright, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the Board adopted the minutes of the April 9, 2008 budget workshop meeting.

On motion of Mr. Spencer, seconded by Mr. Barnes, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the Board adopted the minutes of the April 21, 2008 meeting.

CLOSED SESSION

On motion of Mr. Spencer, seconded by Mr. Havasy, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the Board voted to enter Closed Session at 8:46 p.m. for the purpose of discussing the following:  

1.        In accordance with §2.23711 (a) (1) of the Code of Virginia, 1950 as amended, for the purpose of discussing personnel reporting directly to the Board of Supervisors.

REGULAR SESSION

On motion of Mr. Wright, seconded by Mr. Gentry, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the Board voted to return to Regular Session at 9:01 p.m.

RESOLUTION - CERTIFICATION OF CLOSED SESSION

On motion of Mr. Spencer, seconded by Mr. Gentry, 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 5 May 2008, 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 5 May 2008, 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.

RECESS

On motion of Mr. Gentry seconded by Mr. Byers, which carried by a vote of 7-0, the Board voted to recess the May 5, 2008 meeting at 9:02 p.m.



BY ORDER OF


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WILLIE L. HARPER, CHAIRMAN
LOUISA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
LOUISA COUNTY, LOUISA, VIRGINIA