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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.)

GIS/911 Technician Assistant Position Available

Job Description:

Assist the GIS department with collecting, gathering and maintaining mapping data included but not limited to 911 addressing, structures and roads. Creation of GIS databases, linking various types of spatial data, and creation of GIS layers including metadata; does related work as required. The work is performed under the supervision of a department head but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment. Position involves a considerable amount of public contact and requires a high school diploma. Knowledge of GIS and 911 applications and general computer/office skills required. Knowledge of ESRI ArcMap preferred. The ability to work with others across different departments and agencies.

Applicants should send resume or County Application to Jessica Swinney, gio@wisecounty.org GIS Department PO Box 570, Wise, VA 24293.

The deadline to submit an application is Monday, January 22, 2018.


On or about January 30, 2018, Wise County will submit a request to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) for the release of Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and/or Appalachian Regional Development funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended (PL 93-383), to undertake a project known as the Tacoma Sewer Project, for the purpose of approximately 10,310 linear feet of sewer lines and includes all applicable appurtenances to connect fifty (50) customers to the existing wastewater system.

The Wise County Board of Supervisors has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required.

Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the Wise County Administrator’s Office. All comments received by January 29, 2018 will be considered by the Wise County Board of Supervisors prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.

For more details, see the FULL NOTICE.

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS:  All County Offices will be CLOSED on Mon., Feb. 19, 2018 in observance of Presidents Day (Federal Holiday).  

Surplus Items for Sale

Wise County has partnered with GovDeals.com to assist in selling Surplus Items & Equipment.

*** 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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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)

Thu., Feb. 8, 2018
Wise County Board of Supervisors will hold their next Regular Meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, VA.

Mon., Feb. 12, 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.

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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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