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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.)

WCO18-002 — RFB for Three (3) 2018 White "Patrol", 4WD/AWD SUVs & Two (2) 2018 "Unmarked" 4WD/AWD SUVs

The Wise County Sheriff’s Office will receive sealed bids for the purchase of the following:

Three (3) 2018 White "Patrol", 4WD or AWD, 4 dr SUVs with V6 engines, and
Two (2) 2018 "Unmarked", 4WD or AWD, 4 dr SUVs with V6 engines.

(Please see the Full RFB Notice for complete specifications.)

Bids will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on August 18, 2017.  All questions regarding vehicles and specifications shall be directed to the Wise County Sheriff’s Office attention Lt. Charles Sanders.  All bids are subject to the approval of the committee appointed by the Wise County Sheriff’s Office who absolutely reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

Bids shall be submitted to:
David Cox
Financial Administrator
Attn:  Sheriff Vehicles
P.O. Box 570
Wise, Virginia 24293

For more details, see the Full RFB Notice.

All County Offices, Convenience Centers and the Blackwood Landfill will be CLOSED on Mon., Sept. 4, 2017 in observance of Labor Day.

ATTENTION:  The Approved FY 2017-18 County Budget is now available for download.  The FY 2017-18 Budget was approved by the Wise County Board of Supervisors during their Recessed Meeting on Wed., June 28, 2017.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Raccoon Rabies Found in Western Wise County
The Virginia Dept of Health (VHD) is reporting the first confirmed case of Raccoon Rabies in Western Wise County and residents are asked to report possible cases.  Rabies can infect any mammal.  It is most commonly found in Virginia in raccoons, skunks and foxes.  The rabies virus is found in the saliva of infected animals and is often transmitted by a bite, rabid wild animals can infect pets, and pets can infect humans.  For more information on rabies and its prevention, please see the Full VDH Notice, contact the Wise County Health Dept at 276-328-8000 or visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/lenowisco.

*** 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
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Mon., Sept. 11, 2017
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.

Thu., Sept. 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.)

Tue., Sept. 19, 2017
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.

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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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