RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that STS Group AG, a leading global system supplier of interior and exterior parts for commercial vehicles, will invest $39 million to establish its first U.S. manufacturing operation in Wythe County’s Progress Park. The new facility, operating as subsidiary STS Group North America, will supply Volvo Trucks in Pulaski County and other truck and automotive facilities throughout the Midwest and Southeastern U.S. markets. Virginia successfully competed with North Carolina for the project, which will create 120 new jobs. Click on link below for full press release.
The Wythe County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at 6:05 p.m. to hear public comment for potential conveyance of lots in Progress Park or on Chapman Road from any of the following tax parcels: 27-61, 27-59, 42-41, 43-26 and 27-59A.
The hearing will take place in the Board Room of the County Administration Building, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, Virginia.
Wythe County Fixed Wireless Broadband Development Request For Proposals/ Request for Qualifications
Wythe County is widely known for its fantastic transportation infrastructure. Our information infrastructure should match so residents and businesses have high-quality Internet service to learn, expand health care options, conduct business, seek entertainment and connect to one another at high speed with reasonable pricing. Wythe County wants to facilitate service expansion but does not want to serve as an authority or service provider.
The Proposed Solution
Design Nine of Blacksburg has just completed a broadband development study for Wythe County. Surveys of county residents indicate that many meet the FCC definition of unserved or underserved customers. Many rely on aging copper networks and have service speeds well below current demand and advertised service levels.
The study recommends Wythe County partner with a private provider to operate county-wide fixed wireless broadband service. To that end, the study includes preliminary engineering and signal propagation with approximate siting of redundant fixed wireless towers. Additional community poles and small towers will be needed to reach the most remote customers.
The Wythe County Board of Supervisors finds there is a current need, adopted public-private partnership guidelines and authorized staff to seek partnerships. The County hereby seeks proposals and qualifications from responsible partners who can meet the County’s expected outcomes.
Wythe County seeks to form long-term partnerships with qualified Fixed Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISP) and/or tower construction specialists to make county-wide residential and commercial broadband available to the vast majority of Wythe County consumers by July 2024.
The governing body of the Board of Supervisors of Wythe County, Virginia, will conduct a public hearing on the March 23, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, to receive public comments on a proposed ordinance which would create a joint entity, to be known as the Mount Rogers Cigarette Tax Board, pursuant to Virginia Code Section 15.2-1300 et seq. The purpose of the Board would be to jointly administer the collection, accounting and enforcement of any cigarette taxes adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Wythe County, Virginia, and those of any other member locality. The proposed ordinance would further authorize the execution of the joint exercise agreement setting forth the powers, duties, membership and other matters pertinent to the newly-established board. The joint exercise agreement would be effective upon approval of at least two (2) localities within the Mt. Rogers region.
Although the Wythe County Board of Supervisors is currently holding in-person meetings, due to the public health threat posed by Covid-19, guidance issued by the CDC and Virginia Department of Health, in-person attendance may be limited to the facility's safe social distancing capacity; in lieu of an in-person appearance, the public may send comments to the County Administrator’s office by the following methods:
Wythe County, Virginia (Owner) is requesting Bids for the construction of the following Project:
2020 AUSTINVILLE SEWER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS
Bids for the construction of the Project will be received at the County Administration Office Board Room located at 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, VA 24382, until Thursday, 4/1/21 at 2:00 PM local time. At that time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read.
The Project includes the replacement and rehabilitation of approximately 2825 LF of gravity sewer and appurtenances, and miscellaneous improvements at the 20,000 gpd trickling filter wastewater treatment plant.
Bids are requested for the following Contracts:
Contract 1 – Collection System Replacement/Rehabilitation
Contract 2 – Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements
The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is:
Mattern & Craig, Inc.
403 E. Market Street
Johnson City, TN 37601
The project will be funded through the Virginia Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund (VCWRLF) Program. MBE/WBE firms are encouraged to submit bids. Bidders must comply with the following: the President’s Executive Order # 11246 prohibiting discrimination in employment regarding race, color, creed, sex or national origin; the President’s Executive Orders # 12138 and 11625 regarding utilization of MBE/WBE firms; the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Davis-Bacon Act; American Iron and Steel provisions contained in Subpart J of the VCWRLF Contract Inserts, and MBE/WBE provisions contained in Subpart C. Bidders must certify that they do not or will not maintain or provide for their employees any facilities that are segregated on the basis of race, color, creed, or national origin.
Prospective Bidders may obtain or examine the Bidding Documents at the Issuing Office on Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM and may obtain copies of the Bidding Documents from the Issuing Office as described below. Partial sets of Bidding Documents will not be available from the Issuing Office. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including addenda, if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office.
Printed copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Issuing Office by paying a non-refundable deposit of $200.00 for each set.
Bidders must be licensed as a Contractor in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Bids must be accompanied by a bid guarantee as specified in the Instructions to Bidders. The bidder’s attention is directed to the requirements of Title 54.1, Chapter 11, of the Code of Virginia. Withdrawal of bid due to error shall be in accordance with Title 2.2, Chapter 43 (2.2-4330, Paragraph B.1) of the Code of Virginia.
A pre-bid conference for the Project will be held on Tuesday, 3/23/21 at 10:00 AM for Contract 2 and 11:00 AM for Contract 1 at the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Austinville, VA. Attendance at the pre-bid conference is encouraged but not required.
Instructions to Bidders.
For all further requirements regarding bid submittal, qualifications, procedures, and contract award, refer to the Instructions to Bidders that are included in the Bidding Documents.