Department of Emergency Management Letter for 12/11/18

December 11, 2018

 To the Citizens of Wythe County

Winter Storm Diego has passed, but the snow that it has left will stay with us a few more days. As we go through this week, we will have days of melting and mornings of refreezing. These trends can make morning travels treacherous. Please continue to use caution when commuting in the mornings and give yourself additional time to travel.

Wythe County would like to take a moment to thank the citizens for heeding the warnings during the storm. Most citizens stayed home and didn’t attempt to drive the snow-covered roads. Wythe County Emergency crews were able to navigate to emergencies with very few interruptions. VDOT along with county and town crews worked around the clock to clear roads...

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Department of Emergency Management Letter for Dec. 6, 2018

To the Citizens of Wythe County

This coming weekend looks to be the first significant winter event of the season. At this time, predictions are still varying on the impact to our area. The National Weather Service is predicting accumulation and significant impacts to travel beginning on Saturday night. The forecast is predicting accumulation to begin Saturday night and continue through Monday.

Wythe County wants you to be prepared. Please make sure you have supplies in case the roads become dangerous or if power outages occur. Have a food supply, water, batteries, warm clothes and blankets, an alternate source of power or heat, and/or a place to be with a generator. Please make arrangements for all these supplies prior to Saturday evening...

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Wythe County Dog Tags on Sale at Treasurer’s Office

WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Wythe County Officials would like to remind citizens that dog tags are on sale and due to be purchased by January 31, 2019.

Code Enforcement Officer A.B. Dunford encouraged residents to make sure rabies vaccinations are up to date. Please be aware that rabies inoculations are required prior to purchasing a dog license.

“Please get out now and get your dog tags and rabies shots for your animals,” Dunford said.

Dunford said officers will be doing compliance checks throughout the county to assure that all dog owners are compliant.

The price of the dog tags are as follows: 1 year $5, 2 years $10, and 3 years $15.

If your dog has been neutered or spayed the costs are as follows: 1 year $4, 2 years $8 and 3 years $10...

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Holiday Cooking Safety Tips

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Wythe County Approves Tax Extension To December 28


WYTHEVILLE, Va. – The Wythe County Board of Supervisors recently voted to place an extension on the county’s real estate and personal property tax due date. The extension takes the date up to Friday, December 28, 2018 at 6 p.m. The original tax due date was December 5, 2018.

As a part of the extension, the Treasurer’s Office will be offering extended hours which are as follows: Saturday, December 1 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The Treasurer’s Office will also be open until 6 p.m. on December 5, 26, 27 and 28. The normal operating hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

According to Wythe County Treasurer Lori Guynn, there are several payment options available for residents to take advantage of when paying their taxes.

• 24-Hour Drop Box: Using th...

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Wythe County Employees Graduate from Leadership Program

Three Wythe County employees recently graduated from the Leadership Development Program conducted by the Wytheville-Wythe-Bland Chamber of Commerce.

Crystal Holliday, Blake Stowers and Rhonda Vaught were recognized at the 72nd Annual Membership Awards Banquet on Nov. 1, 2018.


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Wythe County Holds Special Meeting


WYTHEVILLE, Va. – On Friday, November 2, 2018, the Wythe County Board of Supervisors held a special meeting at 5 p.m. to consider recommendations from the APEX Construction Committee.

The special meeting was called by the Chairman because the committee’s recommendations were both weather and time sensitive and the next regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors would not occur until November 14. Several of the items recommended by the committee needed to be addressed promptly before the arrival of sustained cold temperatures.

The Board of Supervisors approved construction of a concrete pad and appurtenances for installation of propane tanks for heating the arena portion of the building...

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Veterans Memorial Highway Celebration


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...

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Special Called Meeting of the Wythe County Board of Supervisors

The Chairman of the Board of Supervisors has called a Special Called Meeting of the Wythe County Board of Supervisors on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 at 5 p.m.

The Wythe County Board of Supervisors will convene in regular session on Friday, November 2, 2018, at 5 p.m. to review recommendations for the Appalachian Regional Exposition Center construction project and Ready Mix Road improvement project.

The meeting will take place in the Board Room of the County Administration Building which is located at 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, Virginia.

*The primary reason for the called meeting is to review APEX Committee recommendations pertaining to pavement and the heating of the facility. Both of these recommendations are weather and time sensitive.

Please see website for Agenda.


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