(NOTE: Visit our Tourism website: http://www.visitwisecounty.com for Local Cultural Events, Festivals and Activities in Wise County. For scheduled events at The Glades park in downtown Wise, VA, please visit the Town of Wise Events page.)
The FY 2020-21 Approved Budget is now available for download. The budget was approved by the Board of Supervisors at their Recessed Meeting on Thursday, June 25, 2020.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The County of Wise will conduct a public hearing on Friday, July 10, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., in the Conference Room of the Wise County Courthouse, to solicit public input on a proposed Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application to be submitted to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development for the Wise County – Small Business Recovery Assistance project. The proposed project will involve the capitalization of a grant program to help local businesses meet their long term business goals by adjusting to COVID-19 demands, in accordance with the Governor’s guidance.
A draft CDBG proposal or a fact sheet will be presented for comment along with information on projected beneficiaries, benefit to low- and moderate-income residents, and plans to minimize displacement. Citizens will also be given an opportunity to comment on Wise County’s past use of CDBG funds. A fact sheet on the project will also be available at LENOWISCO Planning District Commission, Duffield, Virginia. For additional information, contact Frank Kibler at LENOWISCO, (276) 431-2206.
Complaints and grievances can be submitted in writing to Mr. Mike Hatfield, Wise County Administrator, at the Wise County Courthouse, at P.O. Box 570, Wise VA 24293, or by phone at (276) 328-2321 until the date of the hearing.
If you plan to attend and have any special needs requirements, please call either number listed above.
DEPUTY ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER
Full-time, starting salary depends on qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted through the close of business July 21, 2020. For more information, see the Full Notice.
Preventing Coronavirus Disease Spread in Your Community
How to prepare and take action for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – follow this Link.
Also, the LENOWISCO Health District has provided additional information – Coronavirus CovID-19 Letter and Coronavirus (COVID-19) Flyer.
"Wise County Economic Prosperity Opportunity Fund"
A COVID-19 Small Business Loan Assistance Program
Communities across the country are experiencing unprecedented economic devastation as efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic continue throughout Wise County, the State of Virginia, and the nation. Small, locally owned businesses - the lifeblood of our communities - have especially been hit hard by the economic fallout from efforts to combat the ongoing global health crisis.
In response, Wise County, in partnership with the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA), the Wise County Board of Supervisors, Lenowisco PDC and the Wise County IDA is pleased to announce the development of the "Wise County Economic Prosperity Opportunity Fund". This small business loan program is being implemented to help Wise County small businesses bridge the gap between current finances and anticipated federal and state funding assistance.
For more information, see the Full Notice.
Effective July 1, 2019 Virginia Code Section 15.2-2511 requires the locality’s audit firm to present the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report to the local governing body at a public session by the following December 31. If the audit is delayed, a locality must publish a statement that the required audit is pending, the reasons for the delay, and the estimated date of completion.
Wise County's Fiscal Year 2019 audit is not complete. The county has component units that are audited by different auditing firms. The county has not received the audit report from one of those firms. That firm recently merged with another firm and are behind on their audits. The Wise County Comprehensive Annual Financial Report’s estimated date of completion is February 29, 2020.
At their Jan. 10, 2019 Regular Meeting, the Wise County Board of Supervisors adopted the 2015 Virginia Maintenance Code – Part III of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (effective Sept. 4, 2018) for Wise County. Full text of the Code is available for download --> HERE.