Monthly Archives September 2015

WYTHE COUNTY TOURISM READY FOR FALL LOCALITY TO HOST SEVERAL COMMUNITY EVENTS

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WYTHE COUNTY, Va. – Each year, thousands of Americans travel to Southwest Virginia in order to enjoy the breathtaking fall foliage offered by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains.

Many visitors will enjoy Wythe County’s scenic byways, +100 miles of hiking trails and some will dare to climb to the top of Big Walker Lookout, a 100’ high observation tower overlooking the Jefferson National Forest.

In an effort to offer even more autumn-related activities to residents of the community, along with the more than 75,000 motorists who pass through the county each day, the Wythe County Department of Parks & Recreation has partnered with Wythe County Tourism to host a pumpkin carving workshop on Saturday, October 3, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m...

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September is National Preparedness Month

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WYTHE COUNTY, Va. – “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” That’s the message emergency managers are sharing with people all over the nation during the month of September.

September is National Preparedness Month and the Wythe County Department of Emergency Management is urging everyone to take steps to make a plan and know what to do during an emergency.

Whether you deal with the possible threats of flooding, winter weather, hurricanes or power outages, the preparedness steps to take are the same. They include:

• Knowing your risk for where you live;
• Having an individual and family preparedness plan in place;
• Practicing that plan;
• Putting together an emergency kit with water and non-perishable supplies to last for at least three days for you, your...

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NEW WYTHE COUNTY FINANCIAL SOFTWARE WILL PRODUCE GREATER TRANSPARENCY IN GOVERNMENT

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WYTHE COUNTY, Va. – This past week, Wythe County unveiled plans to move forward with a new accounting software which local officials say will play an instrumental role in creating greater accountability, efficiency and transparency in government finances.

The software, Munis Financial, is a product of Tyler Technologies and is used widely throughout the Commonwealth and the nation.

Once fully integrated, the new system will modernize the method with which data is entered – eliminating hundreds of man-hours for numerous county agencies and departments.

“Presently, a host of accounting software systems is being used throughout county government...

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WYTHE COUNTY TO HOST HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL DAY

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WYTHE COUNTY, Va. – The Joint Public Service Authority of Wythe and Bland Counties will be hosting its annual Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day this month on Saturday, September 26, 2015.

The event, which is open to all Wythe and Bland residents, will be held at the Transfer Station located at 169 Kents Lane in Wytheville from 8 a.m. to noon.

Part of the counties’ initiative to keep Southwest Virginia litter-free, the hazardous waste collection day will provide local residents with an opportunity to dispose of unwanted items that typically are not accepted at local convenience centers – at no cost to the citizen.

Acceptable items include computers and monitors, copiers, TVs, ballasts, fluorescent lights, batteries, paints, poisons and corrosives.

Organizers of the two counties’ ...

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HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DAY GUIDELINES FOR EVENT

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1. The contractor shall have sole discretion over the acceptance or denial of any substance brought to the collection event

2. Waste will not be accepted from company vehicles. NO EXCEPTIONS.

3. No waste will be accepted from small businesses, commercial or industry. This includes businesses run from a residence. NO EXCEPTIONS.

4. Wastes will only be accepted from Wythe and Bland County residents

5. No explosive, radiological, asbestos or biomedical waste will be accepted. NO EXCEPTIONS. Explosives include Dynamite, Nitro Glycerin, Blasting caps, Ammunition, Grenades, Fireworks, etc.

If an explosive is broth to the collection event, the disposal cost will be at the owner’s expense.

6. The collection event will continue until one or both of the following two conditions are met:
A...

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