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, Sept. 13, 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.
Dillwyn Recycling Center is OPEN!
The Dillwyn Recycling Center is open, despite the planned construction, which will greatly improve the site. Concrete has been poured in some areas, which is resulting in a new traffic pattern. Please proceed with caution when entering and exciting the facility as crews are pouring concrete, moving dirt, and working to result in that site being more efficient for the taxpayers of Buckingham.
Topics Set to be Covered and Addressed During Our Meeting
On Monday, we’ll address and cover many topics, including the following, all of which can be found in the link above to our Board Meeting Packet.
- An ordinance regarding revenue sharing for solar farms.
- Two Zoning Cases: One for the purposes of a Zoning Map Amendment and Rezoning for a Non Retail Office Space and Other Permitted Uses on Route 15 South near Sheppards, and a Special Use Permit for a 199′ cell tower off 602 near the James River.
- Resignation of Alice T. Gormus (whom I thank for her tireless service) to the Planning Commission and new appointment.
- Appointment or Reappointment of Dabney Crews to the Planning Commission for the Maysville District.
- Carryover request from the Health Department.
- Sheriff’s department bonuses and additional full time employees.
- Entering into a contract to determine the repairs needed to the retention wall and improvement of the old part of the courthouse.
- And funding the forensic audit of Crossroads Community Services Board.
Continued, Lingering Issues with CenturyLink
I have fielded and continue to field a large number of calls, texts, and emails about issues with outages from those of you who use CenturyLink for phone and internet. This is not a new problem, but it is one I intend to see resolved with improvement for the ratepayers and taxpayers of Buckingham County. This issue has lingered all too long, for especially the most vulnerable in our communities: older adults on fixed incomes, who pay their telephone bills despite continued outages, in addition to our working parents and school children. I have pressed and leaned in on them on improving their infrastructure and invited them to our upcoming town hall meeting (see below) to discuss these issues. The people of Buckingham County deserve better and I am determined they will get better.
Upcoming September Virtual Town Hall Meeting — CenturyLink has been invited; state leaders and School Board Member Joii Goodman to attend
Join us Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 at 10 AM via call in and Zoom and Facebook live for our quarterly town hall meeting for the constituents of the Maysville District! Hear from Supervisor Jordan Miles, and other agencies on updates and community events. Confirmed now are Del. Matt Farris and School Board Rep. Joii Goodman. CenturyLink has been invited, but has not yet responded.
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Mum Sale at BCHS
BCHS is excited to offer mums for sale this year! We will only be selling by pre-order this year. The mums are in 7-inch pots at $6 each with the colors red, yellow, orange, white, purple, and bronze available. You may use the 2021 Mum Order Form to place your order by September 15th and pickup will be on September 20th and 21st. We are asking that you come between 3:15 pm and 4 pm if possible on those dates. We appreciate your support of the BCHS FFA and Horticulture Department.
Tobacco Commission Updates
As the region’s representative on the Virginia Tobacco Commission, I am responsible for updating you on our actions and decisions. See the below link for more information. Contact me with any questions or concerns.
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