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. They also approved installation of seventy-five (75) feet of sidewalk on the south side of the building that was not specified in the plans. This will provide better access from the handicap ramps on the west side of the building to the ticket booths and main entrances of the building.

The Board also approved a change order for construction of the access road and handicap parking areas. When the contract with the general contractor was approved last year, the access road and handicap parking areas were deducted. The approved change order adds those items back to the contract and improved the surface from the blot seal application specified in the original plans to using bituminous paving. The funding for the above items was planned for within the current construction budget, but affirmative action was needed by the Board of Supervisors to continue with the necessary change orders for construction.

In additional items, the Board approved transferring funds from donations received from the SWVA Horseman’s Association, that are currently held in a reserve fund, to the county’s general fund to pay for bleachers scheduled to be installed within the next two weeks. The Board has also been working with the Virginia Department of Transportation to have Ready Mix Road brought up to VDOT standards. The Board approved awarding a contract to King General Contractors in the amount of $66,775.20 for drainage improvements required to bring the road into compliance.

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 [email protected]