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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

PURPOSE OF NOTICE:  To seek public comment on a draft permit from the Department of Environmental Quality that will allow the release of treated wastewater into a water body in Wythe County, Virginia. 

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: First public notice issue date June 26, 2024. The comment period lasts for 30 days from this date. 

PERMIT NAME: Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit – Wastewater, issued by DEQ pursuant to applicable water laws and regulations. 

APPLICANT NAME, ADDRESS AND PERMIT NUMBER:
NAME: Wythe County Board of Supervisors
            C/O Mr. Stephen D. Bear, Wythe County Administrator
ADDRESS: 340 South Sixth Street, Administration Building, Wytheville, VA  24382-2598
PERMIT NO.:  VA0092843 

FACILITY NAME AND LOCATION:
NAME:           Shorts Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant
LOCATION:   186 Castleton Road (State Route 607), Austinville, Virginia 24312 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  The Wythe County Board of Supervisors has applied for reissuance of the permit for the publicly owned Shorts Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. The applicant proposes to release treated sewage wastewater into a water body at the flow rate of 0.02 million gallons per day (MGD) and a potential future flow rate of 0.04 MGD. The permittee shall conduct all biosolids (sewage sludge) use and disposal activities in accordance with the sludge management plan approved with the reissuance of this permit. 

The sludge (biosolids) management plan consists of transporting the sludge to New River Resource Authority in Dublin, Virginia. 

The applicant proposes to release the treated sewage wastewater into Shorts Creek, in the New River Watershed. A watershed is the land area drained by a river and its incoming streams. The permit will limit the following pollutants to amounts that protect water quality: bacteria, nutrients, organic matter, physical and chemical properties, and solids. The permit also includes special conditions regarding compliance reporting, control of significant dischargers, sludge management, and other requirements and special conditions. 

HOW TO COMMENT AND/OR REQUEST AND PUBLIC HEARING: DEQ accepts comments and requests for public hearing by hand delivery, e-mail, or postal mail. All comments and requests must be in writing and be received by DEQ during the comment period. DEQ must receive hand-delivery and postal mail by close of business and e-mail comments by 11:59 p.m. on the last day of the comment period. Submittals must include the names, mailing addresses or e-mail addresses of the commenter/requester and of all the persons represented by the commenter/requester. A request for public hearing must also include: 1) The reason why a public hearing is requested. 2) A brief, informal statement regarding the nature and extent of the requester or of those represented by the requestor, including how and to what extent such interest would be directly and adversely affected by the permit. 3) Specific references, where possible, to terms and conditions of the permit with suggested revisions. A public hearing may be held, including another comment period, if public response is significant, based on individual requests for a public hearing, and there are substantial, disputed issues relevant to the permit. 

CONTACT FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS, DOCUMENT REQUESTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

NAME:  Fred M. Wyatt
ADDRESS: DEQ, Southwest Regional Office
                  355-A Deadmore Street
                  Abingdon, VA  24210
PHONE: 276-608-8498 or 276-676-4800
E-MAIL: Frederick.wyatt@deq.virginia.gov 

The public may review the draft permit and application at the DEQ office named above by appointment or may request copies of the documents from the contact person listed above.

Monday, June 03, 2024

The Wythe County Board of Supervisors (“WCBOS”) is soliciting bids from qualified contractors to provide grading, concrete work, and paving for parking lot along Franklin Street in the Town of Wytheville.

The WCBOS intends to construct a small parking lot adjacent to the building at 440 West Franklin Street in the Town of Wytheville Virginia. The scope of construction services may include: cutting existing concrete curb and sidewalk, demo and removal of concrete, removal of topsoil, hauling topsoil to the Administration Building yard, installing and compacting VDOT 21B stone, forming and pouring the concrete (entrance, sidewalk and drainage trench), and installing Asphalt Pavement.

Bids shall be labeled "FRANKLIN STREET PHASE 4 PARKING LOT" and be received at the below address on June 28th 2024 by 2 pm.

Wythe County Board of Supervisors
Attn: Stephen Bear, County Administrator
340 South 6th Street
Wytheville, VA 24382

CLICK HERE FOR BID SPECIFICATIONS, PLANS AND BID FORM

Questions or visit requests should be directed to Johnny Kincer at jdkincer@wytheco.org or (276) 223-4512.

Wythe County reserves the right to reject any or all bids received.

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

NOTICE OF ROADWAY ABANDONMENT
DISCONTINUED PORTION OF OLD ROUTE 619
Pursuant to §33.2-915 & §33.2-916 of the Code of Virginia

The Wythe County Board of Supervisors will consider abandonment of a portion of discontinued old Route 619 from 1.53 miles north of Route 629 to 1.65 miles north of Route 629, a distance of 0.12 mile(s). Any affected landowner may request a public hearing be held to consider the matter on or before June 25, 2024. For additional information, contact the Wythe County Board of Supervisors.

Wythe County Board of Supervisors
340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, VA  24382
276-223-4500
sdbear@wytheco.org

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

The Wythe County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. to hear public comment on the the proposed County Budget (which includes the School Board Budget) for Fiscal Year 2024-25 and on the proposed Tax Levy for Calendar Year 2024. The public hearing will be held in the Board Room of the Administration Building, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, Virginia. CLICK HERE to view full public hearing notices. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

The Virginia Department of Transportation and the Wythe County Board of Supervisors, in accordance with Section 33.2-331 of the Code of Virginia, will conduct a joint public hearing in the Board Room of the Wythe County Administration Building, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, Virginia, at 6:05 p.m. on May 28, 2024. The purpose of this public hearing is to receive public comment on the proposed Secondary Six-Year Plan for Fiscal Years 2024/25 through 2029/30 in Wythe County and on the Secondary System Construction Budget for Fiscal Year 2024/25.  Copies of the proposed Plan and Budget may be reviewed at the Wytheville Residency Office of the Virginia Department of Transportation, located at 2843 Chapman Road, Wytheville, Virginia 24382 or at the Wythe County offices located at 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, Virginia 24382. 

All projects in the Secondary Six-Year Plan that are eligible for federal funds will be included in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which documents how Virginia will obligate federal transportation funds. 

Persons requiring special assistance to attend and participate in this hearing should contact the Virginia Department of Transportation at (276) 228-2154. Persons wishing to speak at this public hearing should contact the Wythe County Board of Supervisors at (276) 223-4500.