Pursuant to §33.2-909 of the Code of Virginia, the Wythe County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to hear public comments regarding the abandonment of a section of Route 737, Buckley Drive, from Route 11 to the end of state maintenance, a distance of .13 miles. 

The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 7:05 p.m. in the Board Room of the Wythe County Office Building, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, Virginia.

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 Friday February 15, 2019 at the County Administration Building, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, Virginia 24382 to the Attention of Curtis Crawford. 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, January 7, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the Emergency Operations Center in the basement of County Office Building, 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, SCBAs, Fit Test, 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

Wythe County Board of Supervisors is accepting bid proposals for the removal of hay on six different sites. All bid proposals should be in a sealed envelope marked HAY REMOVAL and to the attention of Martha Collins, 340 South 6th Street, Wytheville, VA 24382. Bids should be listed for each site and will be awarded by the highest respective bid for each site. Bids can be made for as many sites as the individual or company would like. Proposals should be submitted by 2:00 p.m. on December 21, 2018.

County expectations for the agreement will contain the following:

  • Any area that hay is not made will be bush hogged, hay removal or bush hogging must be completed by June 30th and December 31st of each year.
  • A general liability insurance policy naming the county and a hold harmless agreement signed.
  • Damage to any structure or surface will be repaired within 30 days of notice.
  • Proposed monetary payout to the county of a flat rate for each site per year by January 15th of that calendar year.
  • Land applicants are being applied to Lot 24. Coordination with the land applicator will be required. Any additional applicant will need approval from the County.
  • Wythe County reserves the right to withdrawal from some or all of the agreement with 15 days written notice.

Each area will be considered independent of the other areas and awards will be made as such. The length of contracts will be for the 2019, 2020, and 2021 calendar years.

Area 1 also known as Lot 24:
This area is comprised of approximately 165 acres. Entrance is located off of Gator Lane, Wytheville.


Area 2 also known as Kents Lane:
This area is comprised of approximately 3.9 acres. Entrance is located off of Kents Lane, Wytheville.


Area 3 also known as Speedwell Landfill:
This area is comprised of approximately 86 acres. Entrance is located off of Rudisill Rd, Speedwell.


Area 4 also known as Ager Park:
This area is comprised of approximately 1.8 acres. Entrance is located off of Stafford Umberger Road, Wytheville.


Area 5 also known as Fairview House Property:
This area is comprised of approximately 5 acres. Entrance is located off of North 4th St and Umberger Road, Wytheville.


Area 6 also known as Rural Retreat Elementary School Property:
This area is comprised of approximately 9.5 acres. Entrance is located off of West Lee Highway, Rural Retreat.

For more information or specific questions, please contact Billy Bowers at 276-223-6119.

Invitation for Bids - Sealed BIDS for the Max Meadows Bridge-Supported Waterline Replacement will be received at the Wythe County Administration Building located at 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, Virginia 24382 until 2:00 P.M. local prevailing time on December 12, 2018 and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud. 

Project Description - The work to be performed hereunder shall include the furnishing of all labor, materials, tools, transportation, supplies, equipment and appurtenances necessary for the complete and satisfactory replacement of the existing waterline.  Work is to consist of but not limited to: Removal of: existing 6-inch water line and bridge support brackets. Construction of: 250 linear feet of 6-inch insulated ductile iron waterline and bridge support brackets, 135 linear feet of 6-inch buried ductile iron waterline with gate valves, fire hydrant, and connection of new waterline to existing system as shown on the plans and as described in the technical specifications and all related appurtenances. 

Contract Documents - The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is: Cardno, Inc., 534 Industrial Park Road, Bluefield, VA 24605. Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be obtained at the issuing office upon payment of $100 for each full size paper set or on compact disc at no charge.  Drawings and specifications will also be available for inspection at the following locations: 


  • Valley Construction News Plan Room, 426 Campbell Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24016
  • McGraw-Hill Dodge (https://www.construction.com/products/dodge-planroom)
  • Construction Market Data (CMD) (https://www.cmdgroup.com/project-leads/)
  • Wythe County Administration Building, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville VA


A five percent (5%) Bid Bond or certified cashier’s check must accompany all Bids.

All Bidders are required to have a Virginia Contractor’s License.
Compliance with all other applicable federal and state regulations is required.

A PREBID CONFERENCE will be held at 10:00 A.M. local time December 5, 2018 at the Wythe County Administration Building located at 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, VA 24382.  Participants will then proceed to the site for a walk-through. Attendance at the pre-bid conference is highly encouraged but is not mandatory.

Withdrawal of Bids - The procedure for withdrawal of bids shall be in accordance with procedure (i) of Section 2.2 - 4330 of the Code of Virginia.

Owner:   Wythe County
By:         Don Crisp
Title:      Water / Wastewater Director
Date:      November 24, 2018


WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Approximately 80 citizens joined Supervisors Hale, Vaught and Lester beneath the historic Shot Tower in Wythe County recently to celebrate the dedication of U.S. Highway 52 as Veterans Memorial Highway. 

Wythe County Administrative Assistant Rhonda Vaught said it was great to see the event take place. “I was very honored to be there,” Vaught said. “I remember when Mr. Easter first started working on this project, so it was awesome to see this come to fruition after all these years. It was great to see all the communities come together for such a good project.”

Wythe County Engineer William Vaughan also attended the ceremony at the Shot Tower.

“We had a good ceremony,” Vaughan said. “Mr. Easter made a special appearance. He’s the one who pulled all this together over the years.”

Clyde Easter has been working to preserve the memory of all veterans within the mountains of southwest Virginia for several years. Easter is from the Fancy Gap area of Carroll County, Va. Easter is a twice wounded veteran of World War II.

For many years, Easter has strived to get U.S. Highway 52 through Carroll, Wythe and Bland Counties designated as Veterans Memorial Highway. Now, his dream is a reality.

In a letter of support for Veterans Memorial Highway, Easter said: “Ladies and gentleman, I urge you to pass this resolution supporting the naming of U.S. Highway 52, Veterans Memorial Highway. I believe that by doing so that it would perpetuate, and preserve the memory of all veterans of all wars, those that survive, and those that gave their lives for the freedom we enjoy today.”

U.S. Marine Corps retired Lt. Colonel Tim Maxwell was the keynote speaker for the event in Wythe County. Maxwell was injured in combat when his operating base in Kalsu was mortared by an enemy attack in 2004. He had shrapnel tear through the left side of his body and two pieces embedded in his brain. Maxwell pushed himself through rehabilitation. Out of the situation he saw an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of other Marines. He established a Wounded Warrior barracks at Camp Lejune, NC so that no Marine would go through the recovery process alone.

Tim and his wife, Shannon, run Sempermax Support Fund and Semper Fi Farm in Rural Retreat, Virginia. They are committed to helping wounded, ill, and injured veterans of all service branches and all wars find support and renewed purpose.

Maxwell served 21 years as an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps before retiring in 2009.

Several citizens took part in the event by driving antique cars in the U.S. 52 Veterans Memorial Highway Procession as it traveled from Bland County, Va. to Carroll County, Va. Events were also held in Bland and Carroll counties celebrating the day.


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 email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.