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Poplar Camp Waste Water Treatment Plant Ribbon Cutting Planned PDF Print E-mail

WYTHE COUNTY OFFICIALS TO OPEN WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT AT POPLAR CAMP EXIT 24

WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Officials are ready to open a Waste Water Treatment Plant just off Interstate 77 at Exit 24 in Wythe County.

With significant potential for growth, the Poplar Camp exit needed a Waste Water Treatment Plant to accompany the public water that was already available. The Wythe County Board of Supervisors sought funding and approved a plant to meet the potential growth of the Poplar Camp area.

In addition to the millions of travelers passing by on Interstate 77, the Poplar Camp exit provides access to the New River Trail State Park, including the Shot Tower and Foster Falls Village. At the state park, citizens can camp, picnic, fish, kayak, bike or go horseback riding to enjoy the 57 mile linear park.

The addition of the plant at the Poplar Camp exit provides an ideal location for hotels and restaurants to serve the one million people that visit the New River Trail State Park annually.

Lead Mines District Board of Supervisors Member Coy McRoberts said the creation of the plant is a positive move for Wythe County.

“I think it will be a great move for the county,” McRoberts said. “It will give them a head start on new businesses. They will have plenty of places to build. The idea is to get more businesses there so we can have a tax base for the county.”

This project involves providing waste water service to the immediate area surrounding Exit 24. The project includes a gravity collection system, a raw wastewater pump station and a new wastewater treatment facility.

Funding for this project was approved by the State Water Control Board in December of 2013 through the Virginia Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund Program in the amount of $2,203,600. An additional $100,000 grant was obtained from the Mount Rogers Planning District for a total project programmed cost of $2,203,600.

The waste water plant has a design capacity of 20,000 gallons. It is expandable to 100,000 gallons to meet future demands. The waste water treatment plant is a return activated sludge facility that utilizes biological treatment to treat the incoming wastewater and discharge effluent to Shorts Creek. The plant discharge must meet DEQ permit requirements.

The design contract was awarded in 2014 to Thrasher Engineering of Beaver, WV. A contract was awarded to Frizzel Construction Company, Inc. of Bristol, TN. for the wastewater treatment plant in the amount of $1,037,000. A separate contact for the collection system, including the lift station, was awarded to Little B Enterprises of Castlewood, Va. in August 2016 for $904,047.35.

According to a Wythe County Water and Sewer Study, the project will help with several needs:

  • A centralized wastewater system will be able to serve existing residents and existing and future businesses and eliminate existing onsite septic systems, including some that have been in need of repair.
  • The Exit 24 area, specifically the intersection of Fort Chiswell Road and Lead Mines Road, has significant potential for growth. Public water service is now available in much of the project area, which removes a significant restriction to commercial, residential, and or industrial development. Centralized wastewater collection and treatment is needed to adequately support that growth in a way that will minimize negative environmental impacts to the area and Shorts Creek.
  • This project results in creating the necessary infrastructure to meet the county’s goals, which was to provide the necessary water and waste water infrastructure to serve the Exit 24 interchange.

The ribbon cutting will be held on May 22, 2018 at 12 p.m. The address for the new plant is 186 Castleton Road Max Meadows, Va. 24360. The event will be held at the new plant which is approximately 1 mile from Exit 24.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Wythe County officials, please call Blake Stowers at 276-223-4522 or email Blake at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 May 2018 14:02
 
PUBLIC HEARING - SECONDARY SIX-YEAR PLAN PDF Print E-mail

The Virginia Department of Transportation and the Board of Supervisors of Wythe County, in accordance with Section 33.1-70.01 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 24382 at 7:05 p.m. on June 12, 2018. The purpose of this public hearing is to receive public comment on the proposed Secondary Six-Year Plan for Fiscal Years 2018/19 through 2023/24 in Wythe County and on the Secondary System Construction Budget for Fiscal Year 2018/19.  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.

 
RFP - APEX TELEPHONE SYSTEM & TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES PDF Print E-mail

The Wythe County Board of Supervisors is seeking sealed proposals for a telephone system and telecommunications services that will serve the Appalachian Regional Exposition Center (APEX). Because of the close tie-in between telephone and internet services, Wythe County is additionally requesting proposals for internet connectivity for this facility. 

Scope of Work and technical criteria can be found HERE. Additional information regarding this project may be obtained from David Suthers, County I.T. Department, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville VA 24382 or phone 276-223-4523. 

Proposals will be received at the office of the Wythe County Administrator, 340 South Sixth Street Suite A, Wytheville VA 24382 until 2 PM, June 29, 2018. Proposals must be submitted to the attention of Ms. Martha Collins, Administrative Assistant and shall be clearly marked “APEX Telephone System Proposal”

Wythe County encourages MBE/WBE firms to submit proposals. 

The County of Wythe reserves the right to award in part or in whole or to reject any or all proposals.

 
RFP - COLLECTION OF UNPAID DELINQUENT COURT-ORDERED FINES & COSTS PDF Print E-mail

The Wythe County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office is seeking proposals from qualified collection service agencies for collection of unpaid delinquent court-ordered fines and costs in compliance with §19.2-349. The selected agency will be chosen for a twelve-month contract period, renewable up to four additional periods.

Interested firms or individuals are requested to submit three copies of qualifications and references. Proposals will be received at the office of David Saliba, Wythe County Deputy Commonwealth Attorney, 235 South Fourth Street Suite 105, Wytheville, VA 24382 until 2:00 p.m. local prevailing time Friday, May 25, 2018.

The County of Wythe reserves the right to award in part or in whole or to reject any or all proposals.

By the order of the
Wythe County Deputy Commonwealth Attorney
David Saliba

 
RFB - CIRCUIT COURT PEWS PDF Print E-mail

Wythe County Board of Supervisors is accepting sealed bids for materials and labor to install pew seating in the Wythe County Circuit Court courtroom. All bids should be clearly marked Courtroom Pew Seating and to the attention of Martha Collins, 340 South 6th Street, Wytheville, VA 24382. Bids should be received no later than 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018. Installation of the pews will need to happen on July 30-31, 2018.

BID SPECIFICATIONS HERE

All inquiries about the project shall be directed to Billy Bowers at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 276-223-6119. 

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


 
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