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Wise County Burn Ban will be lifted effective December 2, 2016 at 5:00PM

The Fall 2016 Wildfire season ended December 1st according to release from Virginia Department of Forestry. (See attached)

Wise County received near 3 inches of rain this week with 1-2 inches of rain forecast for next week.  Residents are urged to remain vigilant and notify central dispatch at 276-328-3756 before burning.

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CANCELLATION NOTICE
WISE COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN REVIEW MEETING

The previously scheduled meeting of the Steering Committee for the Comprehensive Plan on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 @ 6:00 PM in the Wise County School Board Education Center has been CANCELLED and will be re-scheduled at a time to be determined. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

All County Government Offices and Convenience Centers will be CLOSED Fri., Dec. 23, 2016 thru Mon., Dec. 26, 2016 in observance of Christmas.

All County Government Offices and Convenience Centers will be CLOSED Mon., Jan. 2, 2017 in observance of New Year's Day.

*** 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.

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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Upcoming Meetings
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Thu., Dec. 8, 2016
Wise County Board of Supervisors will hold their next Regular Meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, VA.

Mon., Dec. 12, 2016
Wise County Planning Commission will hold its Regular Meeting at 5:00 p.m. in the 2nd Floor County Administrator's Conference Room (Room 223) of the Wise County Courthouse in Wise, VA.

Tue., Jan. 17, 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.  The IDA will not hold a regular meeting in December 2016.

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