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Wythe County is accepting sealed Bids for the construction of the Rickey Road Waterline Extension project located in Wythe County, Virginia. Work includes construction of 1,600 feet of 8” waterline and associated appurtenances. The project location is southeast of Wytheville, Virginia along Rickey Road – VA Rt. 634 between Fort Chiswell, Virginia and Austinville, Virginia.  

Bids will be received at the office of:
Stephen D. Bear
County Administrator
340 South 6th Street
Wytheville, VA 24382

until 2:00 PM local prevailing time March 24, 2020, and then publicly opened and read aloud at the Wythe County Board of Supervisors Chambers, same address. 

The Contract Documents may be examined at the following locations:
- Peed & Bortz, LLC, Civil & Environmental Engineers, 20 Midway Plaza Drive, Ste. 100 Christiansburg, VA 24073
- Wythe County Offices, 340 South 6th Street, Wytheville, VA  24382

Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained at the office of Peed & Bortz, LLC (540-394-3214) upon payment of $100 for each set or digital sets may be obtained for no charge.  One-half of the deposit will be refunded to each document holder of record who returns a complete set of Bidding Documents in good condition within 10 days after opening of Bids.

A Non-Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference shall be held at 10:00 AM local prevailing time March 13, 2020 at the Wythe County Offices, 340 South 6th Street, Wytheville, VA  24382

Withdrawal of Bids due to error shall be in accordance with Virginia Code Section 2.2-4330.B. 1.

Should the apparent low Bid exceed available funds, the Owner reserves the right to negotiate with the apparent low bidder to obtain a contract price within available funds.

Bidders shall comply with Virginia Code Section 54.1-1112 regarding information required with Bid.  Envelopes containing Bids shall be clearly marked with the Bidder’s contractor license number.

Section 746 of Title VII of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 (Division A - Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017) and subsequent statutes mandating domestic preference applies an American Iron and Steel requirement to this project. All listed iron and steel products used in this project must be produced in the United States. The term “iron and steel products” means the following products made primarily of iron or steel: lined or unlined pipes and fittings, manhole covers and other municipal castings, hydrants, tanks, flanges, pipe clamps and restraints, valves, structural steel, reinforced precast concrete, and construction materials. The deminimis and minor components waiver apply to this contract.




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The Wythe County Board of Supervisors will hold their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, March 24 at 6:00 pm.  Due to current restrictions on crowd size, we are encouraging citizens to not attend this meeting.  However, if you would like to address the Board of Supervisors during Citizens' Time, we request that you call or email the Clerk of the Board, Martha Collins, by 12 Noon on March 24 and provide your name, contact phone number, and subject you wish to address. The phone number is 276-223-4500 and the email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  During Citizens' Time, approximately 6:05 p.m., you will be called and given time to address the Board.  Please note that all of our meetings are recorded and are posted online following the meeting.  We appreciate your patience and assistance during this pandemic. 

To the Citizens of the Town of Rural Retreat and Wytheville:

With the increase in preventative measures being taken to prevent the exposure to COVID-19, the Wythe County General Registrar would like to urge eligible voters in the Town of Rural Retreat and Wytheville Town Council Elections to vote absentee by mail for the upcoming May 5, 2020 Town Council Election.

The Virginia Department of Elections announced that all town voters may cast Absentee Ballots in the May 5th Town Elections. All voters are encouraged to request and vote an absentee ballot by mail. All eligible voters may request a ballot using Reason Code 2A, even if they do not suffer from an illness or disability.

To request an absentee ballot:
1. Apply online using the Virginia Department of Elections Portal at:
2. CALL (276) 223-6038 or EMAIL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request an absentee application be sent to you.
3. Important Dates:
    March 20, 2020: Absentee Voting begins for the May 5, 2020 Election
    April 13, 2020: Last day for citizens to register to vote or update their address in order to vote in the May 5, 2020 Election
    April 28, 2020: Last day for the Registrar’s Office to receive an absentee ballot application by mail.

Please ensure that your application is complete. Absentee voters are reminded to allow sufficient time to receive and return your voted ballot, allowing for possible postal delays. Do not delay in requesting or submitting your ballot.



Due to the COVID-19 concerns, the public hearing scheduled for March 24, 2020, regarding the proposed Parking Ordinance is cancelled. This hearing will be rescheduled for a later date.