I hope this newsletter finds you with power, internet and phone service following the storms we had on Tuesday in Buckingham! Thankful for the volunteer firefighters, EMS staff, emergency responders, and law enforcement who responded to the downed trees and other emergency situations. We appreciate you all!
Board Meeting on Monday
Our regular monthly meeting will be held on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 6 PM in the Peter Francisco Auditorium at the County Administration Complex on Route 60. The address is 13380 West James Anderson Hwy, Buckingham, VA 23921. I hope you will consider attending.
Here is a link to our Agenda and Board Packet: https://buckinghamcountyva.org/administration/boards___commissions/board_of_supervisors/board_agenda_minutes_youtube.php. Also, you can watch our meetings live on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfIL3rVTUEqgxBwXCQoBDTA.
As always, I would very much like to hear from you on any issue. You can call or text me at 434-390-7023, email me at email@example.com, or stop by and visit me at 13170 W. James Anderson Highway (my house is beside Herbert Maxey’s law office on Route 60).
In Case You Missed It: Our First In Person Town Hall Meeting
We held our first in-person Town Hall meeting in April! Many thanks to District Four School Board Representative Joii Goodman, Sen. Mark Peake, and Del. Matt Fariss for attending and updating us. I am thankful for the large digital turnout and for those who attended in person.
We discussed the adopted budget, unchanged tax rates, state legislation recently address and changed, broadband, the logging equipment tax exemption that is being studied, CenturyLink’s service, and much more!
Here is a link to the video in case you missed it; please take a look and listen: https://www.facebook.com/MilesforMaysville/videos/2894790637467995.
Many thanks to Central Virginia Electric Cooperative, FireFly, and Dominion for all of their work in seeking to provide high-speed broadband internet access to residents of Buckingham County.
There is a great deal of activity going in here in Buckingham regarding broadband expansion, and I am proud to support that. Click below to find an update from CVEC regarding their FireFly expansion: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gOWZq2819nZ-FjDCuA_AVbf4R5zMdzTz/view?usp=sharing.
COVID-19 Vaccine on Friday, May 14 (Moderna)
There will be opportunities for first and second doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations on Friday, May 14 at the new Buckingham Community Center at the former Dillwyn Primary School on Route 15 in Dillwyn!
It is very important, if you are willing and able, to get your COVID-19 vaccination. Vaccinations are safe and clinically proven to stop the spread of the COVID-19 infection. I had my shots in January, and I had very little side affects from both the first and second shots. If you have questions, please consult with a medical provider.
To register for your vaccination, visit vaccinate.virginia.gov, or call 1-866-VAX-IN-VA. If you know of an older adult who needs transportation to the clinic, call Piedmont Senior Resources at 434-394-0609 or 434-767-5588.
Tire Day is Saturday, May 15 @ Gene Dixon Ball Park
Cleaning Up Our Roadways
The Buckingham County Anti-Litter Task Force is working hard with volunteers to clean up Buckingham’s roads of litter and other debris. Many bags of trash have been collected, and we are appreciative of your hard work in doing your part in picking it up, not passing it up. Our celebration event will be held Saturday, May 15 from 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. at the Community Pavilion behind the General Dollar in Dillwyn on Main Street to hand out prizes and commend those who have picked up litter in our county! Come join us!
VDOT Projects — REMINDER
There are two VDOT projects going ahead at full steam on U.S. Route 60 within a rock’s throw of each other. The first one is west of the Courthouse Village after the old Jessie Davis garage. This will be VDOT’s central Buckingham Area Headquarters for their equipment. In time, and Andersonville Headquarters in Andersonville on 640 will close. This new project will take roughly one year, allowing time to build the new location on 60. The Manteo Headquarters has been closed for some time, though people still park there and some equipment is there; no employees are assigned there. This new location on 60 will serve as Buckingham’s Headquarters for VDOT.
The second project is VDOT’s installation of turning lanes off of 60 at the approaches to 56 at Duck’s Corner. Please use caution when traveling through this area and the project east of this on on Route 60. The second project is VDOT’s installation of turning lanes off of 60 at the approaches to 56 at Duck’s Corner.
PLEASE always feel more than welcome to call, email, text or visit me . If you have any comments, ideas, criticisms, compliments, or anything to say regarding my representing you on the Buckingham Board of Supervisors, please get in touch with me. You can call/text me at 434-390-7023, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or come see me at 13170 W. James Anderson Highway in the court house village. I would be pleased and happy to hear from you anytime.
Thomas “Jordan” Miles III
District Four/Maysville Supervisor
13170 W. James Anderson Hwy.
PO Box 188
Buckingham, VA 23921