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WCO17-001 — RFB for Three (3) 2017 AWD, 4DR Sport Utility Vehicles

The Wise County Sheriff’s Office will receive sealed bids for purchase of three (3) 2017 all wheel drive, four door Sport Utility vehicles with V6 engines.

Bids will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on July 29, 2016.  All questions regarding vehicles and specifications shall be directed to the Wise County Sheriff’s Office attention Lt. Charles Sanders.

For more details, see the Full RFB Notice.

Sales Tax Holiday/Tax-Free Weekend – Aug. 5-7, 2016

During the sales tax holiday period, consumers can purchase qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ products without paying sales tax.  This includes qualifying items purchased online, by mail or over the phone.

In addition to the specific items exempted, retailers may also choose to offer other items “tax-free” by paying the sales tax themselves during the holiday.

Overview of Exempt Items:

School Supplies, Clothing, and Footwear:
    Qualified school supplies, clothing and footwear

Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Items:
    Qualified portable generators, gas-powered chainsaws, chainsaw accessories, and other specified hurricane preparedness items.

Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ Items:
Qualifying items carrying either the Energy Star™ or WaterSense™ label purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.  

Qualifying Energy Star™ items include dishwashers, clothes washers, air conditioners, ceiling fans, light bulbs, dehumidifiers, and refrigerators.  Qualifying WaterSense™ items include bathroom sink faucets, faucet accessories such as aerators and shower heads, toilets, urinals, and landscape irrigation controllers.

For more details, including complete lists of qualifying items with purchase price limitations, see the Full Notice from the VA Dept of Taxation.

The FY 2016-17 Approved County Budget Adobe Reader was adopted by the Wise County Board of Supervisors at their June 9, 2016 Regular Meting and is available for review.

NOTICE – Change in Convenience Center Hours

Due to cost reduction measures included in the approved FY 2016-17 County Budget, Convenience Center hours of operation will change as of Friday, July 1, 2016.  The new Hours of Operation are as follows:

Monday – Saturday:      Open   9:00 AM   –   Close   6:00 PM
Sunday:                         Open   1:00 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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Tue., July 26, 2016
Wise County Electoral Board will hold a meeting on July 26th, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Electoral Board’s Conference Room at the Wise County Justice Center in accordance with §24.2-109.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Mon., Aug. 8, 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.

Thu., Aug. 11, 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.

Tue., Aug. 16, 2016
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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