Wythe County, Virginia, is seeking sealed bids for the supply of all materials and the labor to install a 4-yard trash compactor box at the Rural Retreat, VA trash collection and recycling center, located at 330 Gienow Rd, Rural Retreat, VA 24368. Bids should be labeled “Compactor Bid” and addressed to the attention of Martha Collins, 340 South 6th St, Wytheville, VA 24382. Bids should be received no later than 2 p.m. on January 25th, 2019. 

The following minimum specifications should be adhered to: 

  • Compactor box size should be 4 yard, and green in color
  • Electrical breaker, conduit, and wiring for the motor not to exceed 50’
  • Motor size to be 208/230-volt 3PH 20HP
  • Phase converter
  • Reservoir Tank size of at least 70 gallons
  • Maximum Force rating of 77,000 Lbs.
  • Min 2 horizontal ram supports
  • Heavy Duty capacity ratchet binder/hooks
  • UL listed electrical components
  • Keyed lock on/Off switch to ensure that only authorized personnel can us the compactor.
  • A quantity of (2) 40 yard octagon receiver boxes, green in color 

Concrete pad will be supplied by owner. 

Appointments for any site inspection or questions should be addressed to Billy Bowers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wythe County, Virginia, is seeking proposals for the construction of roads and parking areas at the Appalachian Regional Exposition Center (APEX) near Fort Chiswell, Virginia.  The work to be performed includes all labor, material, and equipment. 

Item A.  Access road to east parking area: fine grade and compact 560 ft of roadway and 30 foot radius cul-de-sac; deliver, grade, and compact 5,800 ft3 of unspecified stone material (4-in depth); deliver, grade, and compact 5,800 ft3 of 21-A aggregate (4-in depth).  Additive bid item A1: place 13,000 ft2 of VDOT Type D blot seal or 2-in bituminous plant mix (18 ft road width). 

Item B. East parking area: fine grade and compact parking area; deliver, grade, and compact 32,000 ft3 of unspecified material (4-in depth). 

Item C.  Road to north soccer field: fine grade and compact 1,200 feet of road; deliver, grade, and compact 21,000 ft3 of unspecified material (4-in depth). 

Note:  the term “unspecified material” refers to a product equal to a Salem Stone (Wytheville, VA) classification. 

Project location map can be found at https://cloud.wytheco.org/index.php/s/TnrJuYsC6tQoocW

Point of contact for further information or questions is Mr. William E. Vaughan, PE, County Engineer at phone (276) 223-4500 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Proposals will be received at the Wythe County Administration Offices, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, Virginia 24382 until 5:00 P.M. local prevailing time on January 25, 2019.    

Wythe County encourages the participation of MBE/WBE type firms. 

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

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.

Prepare for Colder Weather

October 23, 2018

With colder weather forecast for our area, Wythe County would like you and your family to stay safe. Wythe County has already had and is still forecast for temperatures below freezing along with precipitation. Here are some initial tips to get you and your family prepared for the colder weather.

• Plan ahead! Keep a stock of extra food, water, batteries, blankets, and medicines in case of power outages or the unexpected. Keep informed of changing weather from local media.

• Wear layers when outside doing activities and stay hydrated.

• Bring pets inside or provide adequate provisions to keep them warm. Keep them hydrated with plenty of fresh water (not frozen) when outside.

• Make sure your address is visible from the street to assist emergency responders in locating you during an emergency.

• Install, test, and maintain working smoke alarms in the home.

• Furnaces, fireplaces, and chimneys should be routinely cleaned and inspected. It is recommended to contract a qualified technician for repairs and maintenance.

• Turn off portable heaters when unattended, and keep pets and children at a safe distance from heating elements.

• Keep combustible materials at least 3’ from space heaters, furnaces, and fireplaces.

• Never use your oven or stove for heating purposes.

• Dispose of ashes in a metal container. Place the container outdoors, away from combustible materials or construction.

• Install and maintain carbon monoxide (CO) alarms to avoid the risk of CO poisoning. Carbon monoxide alarms are NOT a substitute for smoke alarms.

• Check in on neighbors, especially the elderly, to make sure everyone is safe.

 Let’s keep Wythe County safe and help each other. If you have an emergency call 911 for assistance. If you have any questions visit wytheco.org or email our office. Thank you and Stay Safe!

Curtis W. Crawford
Emergency Services Coordinator