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Mon Nov 19 @ 4:00PM -
Fire and Rescue Committee
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Budget Committee
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Water Committee
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Thanksgiving - Offices Closed
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Capital Improvements Plan - Public Input Meeting
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Capital Improvements Plan - Public Input Meeting
Welcome to Wythe County Virginia
RFP - APEX Management PDF Print E-mail

The Appalachian Regional Exposition Authority is seeking proposals from qualified firms for the management, operation, and marketing of the 90,000 square foot multipurpose ex-position center located on 41 acres in Wythe County, VA. For additional information, click here for APEX MANAGEMENT PROPOSAL INFORMATION SHEET

Interested firms are encouraged to submit package including five copies of qualifications and references. All proposals should be sealed and clearly marked “APEX Management Proposal”. Proposals shall be received by 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 6, 2018, at the County Administration Office, Attn: Martha Collins, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, VA 24382.

Request for Proposals PDF Print E-mail


Wythe County, Virginia, is seeking proposals for the installation of an Early Streamer Emission (ESE) lightning protection system at the Appalachian Regional Exposition Center (APEX) in Fort Chiswell, Virginia. APEX is a 90,000 square foot multi-venue exposition center.

The work to be performed includes all labor, material, equipment, and services for the complete installation of a lightning protection system consisting of the following: ESE lightning protection air terminal; complete mast, base, and supports; down conductors; and grounding terminations; and all other appurtenances applicable to the installation. The proposed ground system shall have no more than 10 ohms of resistance.

The successful provider will, in addition to installation services, provide the following deliverables:

• Shop drawings showing location of ESE air terminal(s), conductors, bonding connections, and grounding equipment (including sizes for conductors, ground electrodes, and connection/termination details). All shop drawings shall include a verifiable phone number and address of the installed ESE manufacturer or supplier.

• Detailed product data sheets showing application, dimensions, and material of each component utilized in the lightning protection system installation.

• Proof of provider’s approval or certification by the installed ESE system manufacturer.

Facility plans and specifications can be found on the Wythe County website at Point of contact for further information or questions is Mr. William E. Vaughan, PE, County Engineer at phone (276) 223-4500 or email This e-mail 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 August 10, 2018.

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

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

By Order of the Wythe County Board of Supervisors

Stephen D. Bear, County Administrator


RFP - APEX Sound System PDF Print E-mail

The Wythe County Board of Supervisors is seeking proposals from professional audio services firms with direct experience and expertise working with multi-use indoor arenas. Example events that will be held at the arena include: concerts, rodeos, tractor pulls, arena sports events, trade shows, and other multi-faceted events. The successful offeror shall furnish all design, labor, equipment, and incidentals necessary for the installation of a sound system for the Appalachian Regional Exposition (APEX) Center.  APEX is a 90,000 SF facility which includes a 45,000 SF arena floor and bleacher seating for 2,500 patrons, expandable with arena floor seating. Click HERE for arena floor plan.

The scope of work is for a “public address” style sound system also capable of providing background music. The system may include, but is not limited to, wired microphones, wireless microphones, microphone mixers, speakers, amplifiers, sound control & monitoring systems.  Optionally, include the capability of extending the sound system with outdoor speakers so event participants, patrons & staff may hear announcements from inside the arena.  The offeror has the sole responsibility to: provide a professional acoustical analysis and plan; provide power and IT requirements to County; and provide all necessary labor and equipment to install and commission the sound system.  A minimum of three options is requested as part of the design.  The options can be tiered to provide successive system improvements within an overall design plan (i.e. minimal / recommended / deluxe). 

Interested firms or individuals are requested to submit the following:  two copies of qualifications and references; and, two copies of a proposed work schedule. Wythe County will evaluate proposals based upon qualifications, past performance on similar projects, the ability to demonstrate project delivery and the importance of the project to the firm. 

Additional information regarding this project may be obtained from William E. Vaughan, PE, County Engineer, at (276) 223-4500. 

Proposals will be received at the office of Stephen D. Bear, Wythe County Administrator, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, VA 24382 until 2:00 p.m. local prevailing time Wednesday August 1, 2018

Wythe County encourages MBE/WBE firms to submit proposals. 

The County of Wythe reserves the right to award in part or in whole or to reject any or all proposals.

Wythe County Officials Approve Budget PDF Print E-mail


WYTHEVILLE, Va. – The Wythe County Board of Supervisors has approved the Fiscal Year 2018-19 budget totaling $80,445,447. This is approximately $6 million less than the 2017-18 Budget.

Highlights of the 2018-19 budget include $480,000 for four full time and nine part time school resource officers. This provides a school resource officer for each school. The county has received a grant for $33,563 from the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Service to assist with costs for one School Resource Officer.

Wythe County Board of Supervisors Chair Tim Reeves said the board worked hard on the budget.

“We are glad we could come up with the money for School Resource Officers and the rest of the money for the restoration of George Wythe High School,” Reeves said. “School safety is our number one priority.”

The Wythe County Board of Supervisors continues to show their support of the George Wythe High School renovation project by including an additional $2,250,000 for this project. This provides a total renovation project budget of $12,250,000.

The budget also includes additional operational funding for fire departments and rescue squads. The Board has included capital improvement funding of $800,000 for replacement vehicles for the fire departments.

“The Wythe County Board of Supervisors appreciates the hard work and dedication of the volunteer firefighters and the volunteers and paid staff of the rescue squads,” Wythe County Administrator Stephen Bear said.

The adopted budget does include a $.05 real estate tax increase. This increase is necessary to cover the debt service for the school renovation project, funding for school resource officers and additional fire department replacement vehicles.

Wythe County still has one of the lowest real estate rates in the region at $0.54. Neighboring counties such as Pulaski have a real estate tax rate of $0.77. Carroll County’s real estate tax rate is at $0.695 and Smyth County’s real estate tax rate is set at $0.74.

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 e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated on Monday, 02 July 2018 16:25
Data Entry/Communications Dispatcher Position PDF Print E-mail

Data Entry/Communications Dispatcher

Officials seeking applicants for one full time Data Entry/Communications Dispatcher position

Salary: $24,197 plus benefits

The Wythe County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for employment for a data entry/communications dispatcher in a correctional and/or law enforcement environment.  The applicant should be a high school graduate or equivalent, and have a valid Virginia operators license with a good driving record. Qualified applicants will have to successfully complete an extensive background check, as well as any required training exams. They will be expected to work through challenging and stressful situations, as well as many holidays and weekends.

Duties consist of, but are not limited to, handling service calls from the public and providing precise information to law enforcement and emergency personnel by radio. Make entry and inquiry into VCIN/NCIC/DMV records via data terminal operated modem. Utilize aided dispatch with fast pace computer featuring DOS and Windows based operating systems. Carry out assigned miscellaneous tasks.

The Data Entry/Communications Dispatcher is responsible for the following:

A. Operate radio equipment with multiple channels to receive reports and requests.

B. Maintain record of location and status of all mobile units at any given time.

C. Operate multi-line telephone center to receive information, complaints & requests for assistance, to transfer calls to the proper extension for assistance, and/or to relay information to the proper mobile unit and/or supervisor.

D. Maintain a complete and correct log of all calls and activities.

E. Operate one or more computer terminals to extract information from databases regarding vehicles, items or persons. Must send messages and/or enter information into local, state and national files.

F. Perform all other duties that are needed to facilitate a safe and efficient communications operation.

G. Report directly to the Chief Deputy and perform additional duties assigned by the Sheriff or Chief Deputy.

The Wythe County Sheriff’ Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications are available online and at the Wythe County Sheriff’ Office, Monday-Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 June 2018 14:42
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