Board Work Session

Board Conference Room
600 North Main Street
Woodstock, VA 22664

Minutes of the Board of Supervisors

Regular Work Session

June 1, 2017

 A regular work session of the Board of Supervisors was held at 4:00 p.m. in the Board Conference Room of the Government Center, 600 North Main Street, Woodstock, Virginia, on Thursday, June 1, 2017.  The following members of the Board of Supervisors were present:   Chairman Conrad A. Helsley, Vice Chairman Richard Walker, Dick Neese, Steve Baker and Cindy Bailey and Marsha Shruntz.     Others present included County Administrator Mary Price, and Assistant County Administrator Evan Vass.

Topics of Discussion:

  1. Discussion related to the proposed Virginia Department of Transportation six year secondary road plan.

Ms. Price explained that the public hearing for the six year plan was not advertised in time for the original May 23 proposed hearing date due to an error by the Northern Virginia Daily.  Therefore the public hearing will now take place on June 13, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. with action at the same meeting.

  1. Discussion with Catholic Diocese of Arlington regarding a Tax Exempt request for property used by St. Johns Bosco Catholic Church in Woodstock, Virginia.

Ms. Price explained that a public hearing will be required before the board can take action.  She said it will be advertised for August 22, 2017 with action expected on September 12, 2017.

Mark Hermann, Chancellor and General Counsel for the Diocese was in attendance to answer any questions.

  1. Discussion regarding proposed Sheriff’s office.

Jim Boyd and Patricia Jessee with Grimm and Parker Architects were in attendance to present updated information regarding the schematic design for the new Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office. Little change had been made in the “core building” layout since the architects had last presented to the Board.  However, one noteworthy change was the relocation of evidence processing and storage from the existing warehouse to the northwest portion of the building.  This would facilitate both expansion of evidence processing and storage should it become necessary but also allow the former warehouse to be converted into a processing center should that ever be done, thus avoiding relocating evidence processing and storage.   The presentation was followed by questions by the board.

  1. Discussion regarding salary increase from Compensation Board specific to the Sheriff’s department employees.

Sheriff Tim Carter presented and reviewed the recommendations from the Springsted Consulting firm and asked the board to review the compensation board 2% salary increase which would become effective August 1, 2017.  Vice Chairman Walker inquired if the compensation board funds could be accepted by the Sheriff and redistributed to staff whether partially state funded or fully locally funded.  Sheriff Carter and Major Proctor stated they did not believe this was possible.  Ms. Price indicated she would seek clarification from the compensation board.  The matter was referred to the August 3, 2017 work session.

With no further comments, the meeting was adjourned.




Conrad A. Helsley, Chairman

ATTEST:  _______________________

Mary T. Price, Clerk of the Board