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(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.)

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY CLOSINGS:  All County Offices will CLOSE at 12 Noon on Fri., Dec. 22, 2017 and remain CLOSED thru Tue., Dec. 26, 2017.  

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Wise County Board of Supervisors and Wise County Public Service Authority will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 3:00 p.m., at the Wise County PSA office, 5622 Industrial Park Rd, Norton, to solicit public input on local community development and housing needs in relation to Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for a project in the county.

Information on the amount of funding available, the requirements on benefit to low- and moderate-income persons, eligible activities, and plans to minimize displacement and provide displacement assistance, as necessary, will be available.  Citizens will also be given an opportunity to comment on Wise County’s past use of CDBG funds.  All interested citizens are urged to attend.  For additional information, contact Frank Kibler, LENOWISCO Planning District Commission, at (276) 431-2206.

Complaints and grievances can be submitted in writing to the 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.

NOTICE

The Wise County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m. in the School Board Education Center located on Lake Street in Wise for the purpose of receiving public comments on a change to Wise County’s FY 2017/18 budget in the amount of $515,081, which is an amount greater than 1% of the adopted Wise County FY 2017/18 budget.

                      David L. Cox
                      Finance Administrator

Surplus Items for Sale

Wise County has partnered with GovDeals.com to assist in selling Surplus Items & Equipment.
https://www.govdeals.com/wisecountyva

*** UPDATE *** – Change in Convenience Center Hours

At their Aug. 11, 2016 meeting, the Wise County Board of Supervisors voted to revert Convenience Center hours of operation back to those as of June 30, 2016.  This change will be effective Mon., Aug. 15, 2016.  The new Hours of Operation are as follows:

Monday – Saturday:      Open     8:00 AM   –   Close   6:00 PM
Sunday:                         Open   12:00 PM   –   Close   5:00 PM

NOTICE – On each Friday of the month from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, help will be available at Mountain Empire Community College Library to assist with genealogy.

The Zika Virus – What is it?  What can you do to help?

Update from the Virginia Dept of Health.

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Upcoming Meetings
County Calendar

Thu., Dec. 14, 2017
Wise County Board of Supervisors next Regular Meeting will be 6:00 p.m. at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, VA.)

Mon., Jan. 8, 2018
Wise County Planning Commission will hold its Regular Meeting at 5:00 p.m. at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, VA.

Tue., Jan. 16, 2018
Wise County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) will hold its next meeting at 5:00 p.m. in the Cavalier Room of The Inn at Wise, 110 E Main ST, Wise VA.  (NOTE:  No meeting of the IDA is scheduled for December 2017)

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Bear Reports on the Rise in Wise County — What can you do?

Reports of bears in the communities of Wise County are on the rise.  What can you do to deter bears in your community?  The VA Wildlie Conflict Helpline has provided information and links to resources to help if bears are a problem in your community.  For details, download the Resource Sheet Adobe Reader.

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