Welcome to The Maysville Voice, the newsletter for those who reside and vote in the Maysville District in Buckingham County. I am pleased to bring you much information, links, and resources to inform and engage with you as your County Supervisor.
Our upcoming Board of Supervisors regular meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 14, 2021 in the Peter Francisco Board Room in the County Administration Complex on Route 60. I encourage you to attend to learn more about your County Government and how your tax dollars are spent. If you’re unable to attend in person, you can view our meeting live here: https://youtu.be/9lI-wnJjvc0.
Here is a link to our agenda and full Board Packet: https://buckinghamcountyva.org/administration/boards___commissions/board_of_supervisors/board_agenda_minutes_youtube.php. Should you have any questions or concerns about anything contained in the packet or on the agenda, please reach out to me. My contact information is below at the end of this newsletter.
Public comments may be made in person or by using the following methods:
- Written comments may be mailed to the Board of Supervisors at PO Box 252 Buckingham, VA 23921. Please limit word count to 500 words.
- Emailed comments may be sent to email@example.com. Please limit word count to 500 words.
- Telephone voicemail comments may be left to be played to the board by calling 434-969-5039
- To appear virtually to the Board of Supervisors for comments please email
firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive notice with the link and/or telephone number necessary to connect virtually during the meeting.
Please note: Please state your name, district, address, and which hearing you are commenting on. The three (3) minute rule will apply to public comments. All correspondence must be received only by the methods above, and are due by 12:00 PM the day of the meeting.
VDOT Six Year Road Improvement Plan
On Monday, we will hold our annual public hearing on VDOT’s Secondary Six Year Road Improvement Plan. You can find a link to the proposed plan in our board packet.
The roads located in the Maysville District at the top of the list for surface treating are the second half of the Red Road (on the Route 60 end) and the Hunters Road. I proposed switching Hunters Road with Red Road, putting Red Road slightly ahead of Hunters Road, for the following reasons: The unpaved portion of Red Road has 18 homes (with more going in) on it while Hunters Road, a dead end road, has three. Half of Red Road is paved, and the other half gravel and narrow with a dangerous curve right at Route 60 that urgently needs attention. I spoke with every resident of Hunters Road and they are understanding of this change.
Under this plan, VDOT says that the Route 60 end of Red Road would be surface treated this summer/fall and Hunter Road would be surface treated next summer/fall. I am very appreciative of the understanding and patience of those living on both Red and Hunters Roads.
Also on the plan for future improvement are Fitzgerald Road, Hilltop Road and Plantation Road, all of which lie in the Maysville District.
Upcoming Town Hall Meeting
Our second Maysville District Town Hall Meeting will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 9:30 AM. This will be a virtual event via Facebook live, Zoom, and telephone. I hope you can attend or view the Town Hall meeting recording. Details are below:
Click here to join with video live: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84360463953, or call in at 1-301-715-8592, meeting ID is 843 6046 3953. You can also join us via Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/MilesforMaysville/.
Our EMS Department is Hiring!
Restructuring Library Debt Service, Saving TAXPAYER’S Money
Because of many factors, namely the low interest rates, the county has a great opportunity to restructure the debt service paid to renovate the former Dillwyn Primary School building into the current library and community center.
This action will save the tax payers more than $390,000. The current principle amount outstanding is about $5 million and our interest rate on the current Lease Revenue Bond is 2.87%, which certainly we will see a much improved, lower interest rate, saving the taxpayer’s money.
DMV Select Closing
As you have heard, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles has made the decision to close the DMV Select that has been located at Foster Tire for many, many years, at the end of June. Please note that this was not a County decision, but one made solely by the DMV. The county exhausted many options, and it is imperative DMV must find a better way to offer much-needed services to communities like ours in rural Virginia.
Chamber Photo Contest
The Buckingham Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for its annual Photo Contest. Anyone who has a smartphone and snaps photos in Buckingham may have the winning photo! See contest rules here: https://www.buckinghamchamberofcommerce.com/ScannedfromaXeroxMultifunctionPrinter.pdf.
Anti-Litter Task Force Needs YOU!
Though our newly established Anti-Litter Task Force spearheaded our first spring cleanup that saw more than 260 bags of litter collected, we need more volunteers to serve on Task Force to get more work done as a team. If you are interested in serving, please call/text me at 434-390-7023. Duties of Task Force members include serving on a sub committee, helping during pick up events, and attending regular meetings. Help us pick it up, rather than passing it!
Should you have any questions, concerns, ideas, or opinions about this newsletter, county government, services, opportunities, etc., please never hesitate to contact me. You can reach me at 434-390-7023 via text or phone, email me at email@example.com, or write me at PO Box 188, Buckingham, Virginia 23921. You can also come see me at my house at 13170 West James Anderson Highway, Buckingham, Virginia 23921.
Thomas Jordan Miles III
Vice-Chairman, Buckingham County Board of Supervisors
District Four Supervisor (Maysville)
13170 West James Anderson Highway
PO Box 188
Buckingham, Virginia 23921