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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.

Friday, August 30, 2019

WYTHEVILLE, Va.

Earlier this week a dog was picked up from the Murphysville Road area and taken to a local veterinarian’s office by Wythe County Animal Control personnel following a call from a resident who was not the owner of the dog. The dog was in poor health conditions with severely damaged front legs, including portions of the front paws missing. The dog remained in veterinarian care throughout the week. Unfortunately, the dog was in such poor shape that the animal control officer in consultation with veterinarians determined that the most humane action was to euthanize the dog.

An investigation into the incident is underway. During the week, Wythe County Animal Control personnel was in contact with a rescue agency with interest in transporting the dog out of state for continued medical care. Ultimately, this was unable to happen due to the condition of the dog.

Anyone with any information about the owner of the dog is encouraged to call the Wythe County Dog Shelter at 276-228-6003.

 

Friday, August 30, 2019

In compliance with Section 15.2-2006 of the Code of Virginia and amendments thereto, the Wythe County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing to consider adopting an ordinance for vacation of right-of-ways or streets entitled: 

“An Ordinance Discontinuing and Vacating Public Right-of-Ways on the Property owned by Janet H. Dew including portions of Richmond Street, Norfolk Street, Fourth Street, Wythe Avenue and Sixth Street located in the Community of Max Meadows, Wythe County, Virginia” 

The Board of Supervisors will hear comments from citizens concerning the adoption of the proposed ordinance. To view a copy of the proposed ordinance, CLICK HERE.

The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at 7:08 p.m. in the Board Room of the Wythe County Office Building, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, Virginia.

Friday, August 30, 2019

In compliance with the Code of Virginia and amendments thereto, the Wythe County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing to consider amending Ordinance No. 2015-2 entitled, “An Ordinance Creating the Appalachian Regional Exposition Center Authority of Wythe County, Virginia”. The Board of Supervisors will hear comments from citizens concerning the proposed amendment. 

The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at 7:07 p.m. in the Board Room of the Wythe County Office Building, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, Virginia. 

CLICK HERE to view the proposed amendment.