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Friday, January 24, 2020

WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Wythe County would like to remind residents that dog tags are due to be purchased by January 31. Officials encourage residents to come to the Treasurer’s Office and buy them if you have not done so already.

Code Enforcement Officer A.B. Dunford said officials will be doing compliance checks in Wythe County which includes the town of Wytheville and the town of Rural Retreat. Compliance checks will start in February.

Dunford also encouraged residents to make sure rabies vaccinations are up to date. Please be aware that rabies inoculations are required prior to purchasing a dog license.

“We want to make sure all pets have their rabies inoculations, we have had rabies in the county,” Dunford said. “Please get out now and purchase your dog tags and rabies shots for your animals. If you don’t have them, you could be imposed a fine in court.”

The price of the dog tags are as follows: 1 year $5, 2 years $10, and 3 years $15.

If your dog has been neutered or spayed the costs are as follows: 1 year $4, 2 years $8 and 3 years $10. Dog tags can be purchased at the Treasurer’s Office inside the Wythe County Courthouse.

According to Dunford, rabies cases have been confirmed in Wythe County, so dog owners need to make sure that all rabies vaccinations are current.

For more information about rabies, please check out the following link:
https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/index.html.

Dunford said that keeping your animals vaccinated is the best form of protection from this deadly disease for both residents and their pets.

Friday, January 10, 2020

WYTHEVILLE, Va. – During a Special Called Meeting of the Wythe County Board of Supervisors, Black Lick District Supervisor Brian Vaught was elected by his fellow supervisors as Wythe County Board Chairman.

“It was an honor to be voted into the Chairman’s seat,” Vaught said. “I appreciate the other Board members having the confidence in me as we move forward as a new board. I am optimistic that we will move the county forward in a positive way in the coming months. I look forward to continuing to be a voice of the people for not only the Black Lick District but Wythe County as a whole. Wythe County continues to be a great place to live, work, and raise a family.”

East Wytheville District Supervisor Ryan Lawson was elected Vice Chairwoman. She is excited to take on the role of Vice Chairwoman.

“I am excited to be voted in as the new Vice Chairwoman,” Lawson said. “I would like to thank my constituents for the unanimous vote and the trust in me for this new position. I was made aware last night that I am one of only a few female representatives in Wythe County to ever hold a chair position on the Board of Supervisors, therefore I am honored and humbled. I look forward to the success of our new board, and I am excited to see what this year brings!”

The team of supervisors includes Lead Mines District Supervisor Coy McRoberts, and Speedwell District Supervisor B.G. “Gene” Horney. Stacy Terry is the new Wythe County Supervisor At-Large board member. Rolland Cook, is serving District 2 which is the West Wytheville District. James D. “Jamie” Smith is serving District 4 which is the Fort Chiswell District.

The next Board of Supervisors meeting is January 14 at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

WYTHEVILLE, Va. – The three new Wythe County Board of Supervisor members were recently sworn into office.

Stacy Terry is the new Wythe County Supervisor At-Large board member. Terry said he is excited about the future of Wythe County.

“I’m extremely honored to be sworn in,” Terry said. “I’m excited to be sworn in and to be working for the citizens of Wythe County. I’m excited about what the future holds for our citizens.”

Another new face to the Wythe County Board is Rolland Cook, who will be serving District 2 which is the West Wytheville District.

“It’s an honor to serve the people of Wythe County,” Cook said. “I hope over the next four years we can help the county run efficiently and help the taxpayers. I’m looking forward to getting started.”

James D. “Jamie” Smith will be serving District 4 which is the Fort Chiswell District.

“What an honor it was to be sworn in as the Wythe County Board of Supervisor Fort Chiswell District Representative on Friday, December 27th,” Smith said. “What a since of pride I had taking the oath in front of my family and friends. It's an honor to be a part of the Wythe County Board, and I look forward to the future of Wythe County.”

These three new board members will join four other board members to serve Wythe County. The new members will join Black Lick District Supervisor Brian Vaught, East Wytheville District Supervisor Ryan Lawson, Lead Mines District Supervisor Coy McRoberts, and Speedwell District Supervisor B.G. “Gene” Horney.

The first Board of Supervisors meeting of 2020 will be held on January 7, 2020.

Friday, January 03, 2020

The Wythe County Board of Supervisors is requesting proposals for a telephone system and service provider for the Wythe County Courthouse buildings and operations. An information packet is available at this LINK.

Proposals will be received at the Wythe County Administration Office, Attn: Stephen D. Bear, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, VA  24382 until 2:00 p.m. local prevailing time, Thursday, February 6, 2020. 

A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at the Wythe County Administration Office, 340 South Six Street, Wytheville, VA. 

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

Monday, December 30, 2019

WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Three of the Wythe County Board of Supervisors were honored along with retiring Wythe County Commissioner of Revenue Faye Barker for their service to Wythe County.

At-Large Board Member and Chairman Tim Reeves served as a dedicated member of the Board of Supervisors for two consecutive four-year terms ending on December 31, 2019. He served as Chairman from 2014 through 2019.

“It’s been an honor to serve the citizens of Wythe County for the past eight years,” Reeves said. “Over the past eight years a lot was accomplished. Funding our schools and school renovations was a main priority. I think we made great strides in economic and industrial development.”

Reeves said it was also an honor to go to Richmond and advocate for the county on critical issues.
“I know one of my priorities has been funding the I-81 Corridor, and it’s been a privilege to serve on the I-81 committee,” Reeves said. “I look forward to continuing the fight for funding the I-77 and 1-81 Corridor.” Chairman Reeves also served as Region 12 Director of the Virginia Association of Counties from 2013-2018, and was elected to serve as President of the Virginia Association of Counties during 2019.

Reeves served our region as a member of various committees and boards. He recently served on the following committees: Alcohol Safety Action Program, APEX Construction Committee, Budget Committee, Crossroads Regional Industrial Facility Authority, District III Governmental Cooperative, Economic Development Committee, Joint Public Service Authority of Wythe and Bland Counties, Juvenile Detention Committee, New River Regional Water Authority, New River Valley Criminal Justice Services Board, New River Valley Regional Jail Authority, Social Services Board, Water & Wastewater Committee, as well as many other boards during his tenure on the Board of Supervisors.

Fort Chiswell District Supervisor Joe Hale was elected on November 8, 2011 by the citizens of Wythe County’s Fort Chiswell District to serve as their representative on the Wythe County Board of Supervisors and began serving on January 1, 2012.

“It was an honor to represent the district for two terms,” Hale said. “A lot of good things happened in eight years. We stabilized the fire and rescue service. We did a lot to rebuild the school system. We did a lot to move the county forward to the 21st century, now if they will continue to carry it out, it will only continue to strengthen the county. We need to think regionally and make every effort to work with the surrounding counties. We are a part of the New River Valley, very much so.”

Supervisor Hale served as a dedicated member of the Board of Supervisors for two consecutive four-year terms ending on December 31, 2019.

Hale’s leadership and devotion to his work led his fellow members of the Wythe County Board of Supervisors to name him Vice Chairman in 2016, a position he proudly held for four years.

Hale devoted countless hours to the citizens of Wythe County serving as a member of various committees and boards and most recently served on the following: APEX Construction Committee, Building & Grounds Committee, Chief Local Elected Official of the New River Mount Rogers Workforce Investment Board, Clerk of the Circuit Court Liaison, Economic Development Committee, Fire & Rescue Committee, Sheriff’s Office Liaison, Personnel Committee, as well as many committees during his tenure on the Board of Supervisors.

West Wytheville District Supervisor Charlie Lester was elected on November 8, 2015 by the citizens of Wythe County’s West Wytheville District to serve as their representative on the Wythe County Board of Supervisors. He began serving on January 1, 2016.

“I’ve enjoyed being on the board,” Lester said. “I’ve learned a lot. We’ve accomplished a lot.”

Supervisor Lester’s support and actions were instrumental in obtaining funding for $12.25 million for the George Wythe High School Renovation Project, providing funding for construction of the Appalachian Regional Exposition Center and future retail sites, providing funding for the Shorts Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, and obtaining funding in excess of almost $13 Million for future construction of the Progress Park Interconnect Road Project.

Supervisor Lester served as a dedicated member of the Board of Supervisors for a four-year term ending on December 31, 2019.

Wythe County Commissioner of the Revenue Faye Barker was elected to her position on November 8, 2011 and began her duties as Commissioner of the Revenue on January 1, 2012.

“It’s been an honor to serve the people of Wythe County as long as I have,” Barker said. “I’m going to miss working with the people.”

Barker previously served as a member of the Commissioner of the Revenue’s office from 1972 to 2011. Barker also served as Vice President of the Southern District Deputies of the Commissioner of the Revenue. Barker has overseen the record keeping for numerous Wythe County Ordinances including the Meals Tax, Land Use Taxation, and Tax Exemptions for the Elderly and Handicapped. Her office annually assists Wythe County residents in filing state taxes and also assists the Board of Supervisors in preparing revenue projections annually that are used for drafting the upcoming year’s revenue budget.

The officials were recognized for their hard work and dedication to Wythe County during the Wythe County Board of Supervisors Meeting on Dec. 27 at 9 a.m.