Board Meeting

Board Room
600 North Main Street
Woodstock, VA 22664



April 5, 2018

A regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors was held at 4:00 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, 600 North Main Street, Woodstock, Virginia on April 5, 2018. The following members of the Board of Supervisors were present: Chairman Conrad A. Helsley, Vice Chairman Dick Neese, Steve Baker, Richard Walker, Karl Roulston and Dennis Morris.   Others present included County Administrator Mary T. Price, Assistant County Administrator Evan Vass, Director of Finance Harrison Nicholson, Deputy Clerk Chris Sherman and County Attorney Jason Ham.

An invocation was given by the Reverend George Bowers of Antioch Church of Brethren followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Vice Chairman Neese made a Motion, seconded by Supervisor Baker   to approve the April 5, 2018 regular meeting agenda by adding a Resolution of Recognition for National Telecommunications Week.       The Motion was approved by a vote of 6-0 as follows:  Ayes:  Baker, Walker, Roulston, Morris, Neese and Helsley.   


  1. Discussion regarding the Personal Property Tax Relief Act Resolution.

Kathy Black, Commissioner of Revenue explained that the percentage would be adjusted once the tax rate is adopted.  She said that the resolution should be adopted before tax bills are mailed.

Ms. Price said this resolution would be included on the April 24, 2018 board agenda.

Supervisor Walker asked how the value of the car is determined.

Ms. Black said that all Commissioner of Revenues offices across the state use the National Auto Dealers Association guide  based on a the results of a sales market study.

  1. Review of 3rd quarter Re-appropriations.

Mr. Nicholson presented the re-appropriation requests for the 3rd quarter and there were no questions. He said these would be approved at the April 24, 2018 meeting.

  1. Discussion regarding livestock reimbursement.

Ms Price said this request follows the state code which asks the local animal control officer to determine how the livestock was killed.  She also said a livestock assessment value is attached and the applicant followed the procedure for the $90.00 reimbursement.  She said action would be expected at the April 24, 2018 meeting.

  1. Discussion related to a request from Tight’n Up, LLC/Liberty Baptist church for real property tax exemption.

Ms. Price said the application and all other attachments are provided in the packet and the County Attorney has reviewed them.  She said the 2018 assessed real estate value is $294,000 and the 2017 tax record is $1764.00.

Mr. Jay Neal, Attorney for Tight’n Up explained why the Gym was established as an LLC and represented as part of the Liberty Baptist Church and it was due to liability.

Pastor Keith Warren spoke on behalf of the Church and the Tight’n Up Ministry and how they invite all county youth to participate and become stronger physically and spiritually.    He said it is run by volunteers and funded by donations.  He introduced Rob Westcoat as the manager of the Gym.

PUBLIC COMMENTS (other than matters previously the subject of a public hearing) No comments were received.



            Vice Chairman Neese made a Motion, seconded by Supervisor Baker to approve the consent agenda     The Motion was approved by a vote of 6-0 as follows:

Ayes:  Baker, Roulston, Walker, Morris, Neese and Helsley.   

  1. Approval of Minutes – March 13 and 20, 2018 budget work sessions.
  2. Consideration to approve the serving of alcohol at a special event at the County Park on May 12, 2018.  
  3. Consideration of a Resolution proclaiming National Public Safety Telecommunicator’s Week as April 8 through April 14, 2018. (attached hereto) 

PUBLIC HEARING(S) – No public hearings were scheduled.

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS - No presentations were scheduled.                

OLD BUSINESS -No old business was scheduled.

PLANNING COMMISSION ITEMS – No PC items were scheduled.

NEW BUSINESS  -  No new business was scheduled.

COUNTY ATTORNEY COMMENTS – There were no comments made by Mr. Ham.


Supervisor Morris said that he attended the Town and County Dinner meeting hosted by Toms Brook and said they had a good program.

Supervisor Baker thanked all responders and volunteer who helped with a recent emergency in the Conicville area for a fall victim.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR COMMENTS - No comments were made.                      

OTHER BUSINESS - No other business was discussed. 

CLOSED SESSION(S)  - No closed session were scheduled.

With no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 4:45 p.m.



Conrad A. Helsley, Chairman

ATTEST:  __________________________

Mary T. Price, Clerk of the Board





WHEREAS, emergencies can occur at any time that require police, fire or emergency medical services; and


WHEREAS, the 9-1-1 Communications Center provides a vital contribution to the quality of life enjoyed by citizens and visitors to Shenandoah County; and


WHEREAS, Public Safety Telecommunicators are the first and most critical contact our citizens have with emergency services; and


WHEREAS, Public Safety Telecommunicators are the single vital link for our law enforcement officers, firefighters and paramedics by monitoring their activities, providing them information and insuring their safety; and


WHEREAS, National Public Safety Telecommunicator’s Week will serve to recognize the Public Safety Telecommunicators of Shenandoah County who provide a vital public safety service.


            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Supervisors of Shenandoah County, Virginia, hereby proclaims the week of April 8 through 14, 2018 to be National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in Shenandoah County, and encourages County citizens to observe this week with appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities, in honor of the men and women whose diligence and professionalism keep our county and our citizens safe.


Adopted on April 05, 2018