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Friday, October 18, 2019

The Wythe County Planning Commission will be conducting a public hearing on Monday, November 4, 2019 beginning at 7:05 p.m., or soon thereafter, to consider an application for variance to the Wythe County Subdivision Ordinance.

The Commission will conduct the public hearing to consider an application submitted by Mark Chrisley requesting a variance to Section 5.3.1(8) of the Wythe County Subdivision Ordinance regarding the minimum lot frontage.

The hearing will be conducted in the Board Room of the Wythe County Administration Building, 340 South 6th Street, Wytheville, VA.  Any person may appear and state their views thereon.  The hearing is held in compliance with Section 3.1.2.1 of the Subdivision Ordinance of Wythe County.

BY ORDER OF THE

WYTHE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION

ERIC W. CROWGEY, CHAIR

Friday, October 04, 2019

Request for Price Quotation

Unsealed lump-sum quotations will be received until 2:00 pm, local prevailing time on Friday, October 18, 2019 for separate mechanical and electrical contracts to install a 400 kW diesel generator and 1200 amp automatic transfer switch as defined in the scope of work and on the attached plans and specifications.  The County has procured and will be providing the generator and automatic transfer switch equipment to be installed by Contractor. 

A Quotation Submittal Form is included in Attachment A of the RFQ documents.  Quotations will be received by:

Johnny Kincer
County Engineer
340 South 6th Street
Wytheville, VA 24382
or may be transmitted digitally to jdkincer@wytheco.org.

Scope of Work

  1. The work generally consists of installation of a new permanent 400 kW diesel powered generator and 1200 amp automatic transfer switch at the existing Fort Chiswell Water Booster Station located at 825 Fort Chiswell Road, Max Meadows, VA 24360.
  2. The work shall be performed under separate mechanical and electrical contracts as described below and on the attached plan and technical specifications. The County has procured and will be providing the generator and automatic transfer switch equipment to be installed by Contractor.
  3. Mechanical Contractor shall be responsible for constructing the generator pad and installing conduit from the pad to existing junction box on exterior of the station building. Work shall include excavation, concrete forming and pouring, installation of conduit with pull strings, and all related work on exterior of station building not otherwise identified as part of the electrical contract.
  4. Electrical Contractor shall be responsible for offloading and setting owner provided generator and automatic transfer switch (ATS) equipment, installing wire from generator to ATS and remote annunciator, removing existing manual transfer switch to install new ATS, installing associated new conduit and wiring within the station building, and all related work on interior of station building not otherwise identified as part of the mechanical contract. Electrical contractor shall also coordinate generator equipment startup with owner and supplier and be present during startup to complete field wiring terminations and provide assistance.
  5. Refer to Attachments B and C for Plans and Technical Specifications identifying full scope of work to be performed. The Scope of Supply of generator equipment being provided by the County is identified in Attachment D.

General Provisions

  1. Price Quotation: Interested contractors shall submit unsealed lump-sum price quotations for either the mechanical or electrical contacts. Price quotations shall be submitted to the attention of:

    Johnny Kincer
    County Engineer
    Wythe County
    340 South 6th Street
    Wytheville, VA 24382
    - or -
    jdkincer@wytheco.org

    Price quotations received after the deadline will not be considered.  All mailed quotations shall be in an opaque envelope marked “Price Quotation – Fort Chiswell Booster Station Generator”

  2. Contract: The County will enter into a contract with the Successful Contractors within forty-five (45) days from the date of bids being due. The contracts award will be based on what is in the best interest of the County, including but not limited to the contract price and availability to complete the work.  The County reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
  3. Time for Completion of Work: Mechanical Contract work is to be completed within sixty (60) calendar days of notice to proceed, or at time agreed to between County and Contractor. Electrical Contractor work is to be completed within one hundred and five (105) calendar days of notice to proceed, or at time agreed to between County and Contractor.  Electrical Contract time will be extended, as agreed between County and Contractor, if equipment delivery or mechanical contract work is delayed.
  4. Licensure: The contractor must have a valid State of Virginia business license. Contractor shall provide Virginia contractor’s license number and class with bid.
  5. Payment: Upon completion of the work and acceptance by the County, payments will be made at the contract lump-sum price, with partial payments made according to percentage of work completed.
  6. Site Visits: Contractors interested in visiting the site may contact Johnny Kincer at (276) 223-4500 or jdkincer@wytheco.org to arrange a visit.
  7. Questions: All questions concerning this Request for Price Quotations shall be addressed to Johnny Kincer at (276) 223-4500 or jdkincer@wytheco.org. Questions received less than three (3) working days before due date may not be answered. Any revisions to the solicitation will be made only by addendum issued by the County.

Attachment A

Attachment B

Attachment C

Attachment D

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Wythe County has issued a Local Emergency - Burn Ban amid seriously dry weather conditions to protect residents and first responders.

“It is the duty of Wythe County Emergency Services to protect the health and safety of the citizens and property within Wythe County,” Wythe County Emergency Services Coordinator Curtis Crawford said. “This ban is just another step in accomplishing that goal.”

Wythe County issued the burn ban on Tuesday morning and it will last until the unfavorable conditions change in the area.

“Wythe County believes that due to a lack of rain and the elevated safety risk to first responders, that this is a precautionary ban to protect everyone,” Crawford said.

Several departments came together to work on this declaration. The Wythe County Director of Emergency Management, in consultation with the local fire chiefs, Local Emergency Management Coordinator, and Wythe County Sheriff’s Department, declared a Local Emergency on September 24, 2019 at 10 a.m. enacting a burning ban.

Crawford said this is all due to abnormally dry conditions, a high fire fuel load (i.e. dry ground and vegetation), and an elevated safety risk to first responders in Wythe County.

This resolution states that any individual or party found acting without regard to this resolution, in unlawfully burning before 4 p.m., burning without proper supervision, burning that is unattended within 150 feet of woodland, brushland, or fields containing dry grass, or burning without due regard of environmental conditions, will be fined in the amount of $250.00, to be enforced by the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office, as well as damages and other fines that may be occurred by other infractions by Wythe County or other enforcement agencies.

This Local Emergency-Burn Ban will be in effect until the unfavorable conditions in Wythe County change. The public will be notified upon the lifting of the Local Emergency/Burn Ban.

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 wythepio@wytheco.org

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL DAY TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 28, 2019

WYTHE COUNTY, Va. – The Joint Public Service Authority of Wythe and Bland Counties will be hosting its annual Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day on Saturday, September 28, 2019.

The event is open to all Wythe and Bland residents. The day will be held at the Transfer Station located at 169 Kents Lane in Wytheville, Va. from 8 a.m. to noon.

According to officials, acceptable items for the disposal day include: computers and monitors, copiers, TV’s, ballasts, fluorescent lights, batteries, paints, poisons and corrosives.

Acceptable items also include: all kitchen cleaners, bathroom cleaners, gardening supplies, pool chemicals, poisons, all automotive fluids, floor care products, glues, wood preservatives, varnishes, paints, solvents, stains, creosote products, mercury products, rust removers, drain openers, coal tar products, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, driveway sealers, mothballs, inks, dyes and paint thinners.

Officials have indicated that in the previous years they have received a large quantity of empty/dry paint cans that could be disposed with regular trash. According to officials, once the paint becomes a solid, it is no longer hazardous waste.

This event provides residents with an excellent opportunity to clean up around their homes for fall. Officials with the Joint Public Service Authority of Wythe and Bland Counties stated that the contractor will have sole discretion over the acceptance or denial of any substance brought to the collection event. Appointments and scheduling are not necessary for the event.

Prohibited items will include all waste from small businesses (commercial or industrial entities, including home-based businesses), as well as explosive, radiological, asbestos or biomedical waste. Items including dynamite, nitro glycerin, blasting caps, ammunition, grenades, and fireworks are also prohibited.

Residents who have questions concerning the event are encouraged to contact the Joint Public Service Authority at 276-228-4907. As part of an initiative to keep Southwest Virginia clean, the hazardous waste collection day will provide local residents with an opportunity to dispose of unwanted items that typically are not accepted at local convenience centers. There is no cost to the resident for this event.

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 wythepio@wytheco.org

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

The County of Wythe seeks bids from authorized and qualified service vendors to provide testing and service to the counties fire and rescue equipment. 

Proposals must be received no later than 2 p.m. on Wednesday October 30, 2019 at the County Administration Building, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, Virginia 24382 to the Attention of Martha Collins. The envelope must be clearly marked “F&R Test”. Proposals received after that time, postmarks notwithstanding, shall be rejected. As soon as feasible, negotiations will begin with the vendor deemed to be fully qualified and best suited among those submitting proposals. A pre-bid conference shall be held on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the Emergency Operations Center in the basement of 290 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, Virginia. 

Vendors will be providing proposals for testing to all the nine (9) county fire and rescue departments for Pumps, Ladders, Hoses, Rescue Equipment, as well as service when needed. Specifications and further scope of services may be obtained through the Department of Emergency Services by calling (276) 223-4521 or email at emergencycoordinator@wytheco.org

The County of Wythe reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.