We’re headed out of what seems to be an easy winter and a fast spring in Buckingham, and your Buckingham Board of Supervisors has a busy agenda coming up for our 6 p.m. meeting on Monday, March 9, 2020 in the Peter Francisco Auditorium at the County Administration Complex. I hope you can attend!

Before the 6 p.m. meeting, the Board will meet with VDOT at 5 p.m. to consider amending our Six Year Improvement Plan for state roads. I have many unpaved roads, including Red Road, Avon Road, Hunters Road, Knights View Lane, and others I plan on addressing with VDOT. If you have any road concerns, please contact me.

Here is a link to the full Board Agenda and Packet: http://buckinghamcountyva.org/Board%20Packets/2020/march%209%202020%20bos.pdf. As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Items for consideration or action include a presentation to the family of the late Sallie Atkinson Mowbray, a special use permit for a commercial garage and sale of ag-related equipment on Meadow Creek Road, road matters (see above), an update on the fire department’s tractor pull plans for this year, a budget request from Piedmont Senior Resources, consideration of releasing funding for the Buckingham County Rescue Squad, and an update from our Noise Ordinance Committee.

I am happy to speak with you before the meeting about any agenda items.

Talking with and learning about our most important asset…our young people

It was great being with the children at the Buckingham Pre-School on Friday, along with those at other schools across the county.

Last Friday, I had the opportunity to tour the Primary and Elementary School, the Middle School and the Pre-School in Buckingham. Learning about the needs and successes of our public schools is so important, especially as we enter the season of the fiscal year 2020-2021 budget.

I am an ardent supporter of our public schools here in rural Virginia, with a focus on being financially prudent and responsible with an emphasis on keeping our taxes low.

Members of the Buckingham County Board of Supervisors, County Administrator Rebecca S. Carter, Zoning and Planning and Community Development Planner Nicci Edmontondston, Assistant County Administrator Karl Carter, and CVEC Director Dr. Brian Bates celebrate the broadband announcement on Friday.

CVEC is expanding rural broadband in Buckingham and Central Virginia

In case you missed the big news, Central Virginia Electric Cooperative is expanding broadband internet in Buckingham and many other counties with using a $28 million USDA ReConnect Grant. Buckingham will see the first signs of expansion under this program.

This is great news for all of us here in Buckingham County and for CVEC’s customers and I am proud to support this great effort in getting high speed fiber optic broadband, not only to the Maysville District, but across Buckingham. This infrastructure will surely lead to more businesses locating here, more students able to complete research and do their homework more efficiently, more teleworking, and more growth overall in our county.

We are so grateful to CVEC, the USDA, our county staff, and everyone else who has worked so long and hard for this great milestone!

Read more here: https://www.facebook.com/notes/central-virginia-electric-cooperative/central-virginia-electric-cooperative-receives-28-million-reconnect-award-from-u/10158108115633899/.

Progress at Sewer Expansion at Sprouse’s Corner at Routes 15 and 60

Work is progressing very well at Sprouse’s Corner with the expansion and installation of sewer capacity for the four corners at that Route 15 and Route 60 intersection.

This will bring more businesses and industry to this vital intersection in our community and Buckingham.

Before sewer was expanded at the intersection of Routes 20 and 15, there was little to no business and industry. Since sewer was installed there, we have seen Food Lion, Lucky’s, Farmer’s Bank, McDonald’s, and many other small and local businesses open up shop. I am confident the same will happen at Sprouse’s Corner once our project is complete!

Contact me!

Should you have any questions, concerns, comments or would like to discuss more, please do not hesitate to contact me at 434-390-7023 (call/text), email me at jmiles@buckinghamcounty.virginia.gov, or stop by my house on Route 60.

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