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 lots of information, links, and resources to inform and engage with you as your County Supervisor. This newsletter is filled with lots of resources and information from our upcoming Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 Board Meeting.
We have four public hearings to hold Monday, a rezoning matter introduction (regarding Rock Wood Products), a special use permit introduction (regarding a commercial sawmill), a Burn Ban Ordinance/Emergency Ban on Burning, and a Transient Occupancy Tax Ordinance Amendment. We also will be reorganizing our Chairman/Vice Chairman leadership and our committees, among taking up various other matters.
Our upcoming Board of Supervisors regular meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 10, 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://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfIL3rVTUEqgxBwXCQoBDTA.
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:
- In person Public Comments must sign up to speak. Sign up times are 5:30 p.m. to 5:55 p.m.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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.
As of this evening, Dominion Energy Reports there are 1,360 outages with 45 work projects currently going on in the County. More winter weather is expected tomorrow, so now is the time to prepare if you have not done so. In addition to stocking up on necessities, please check on your neighbors. Snow is expected to begin tonight and end tomorrow, Friday, early.
More from Dominion:
Dominion Energy has restored power to over 87% of the nearly 400,000 customers affected by Monday’s winter storm. As of 2:00 p.m., just over 43,300 customers remain without power. As our restoration and assessment efforts have progressed, we have identified significant additional damages and access challenges that will extend our restoration efforts in some areas. As a result, and despite around-the-clock work by 4,800 of our crews and 900 additional mutual aid workers, our restoration will extend beyond our original estimate in areas in and around Fredericksburg, Charlottesville, and some smaller pockets where damage was particularly severe. We are now committing that nearly all customers affected by Monday’s storm will be restored by Friday evening. We are proactively communicating with customers whose restoration estimate is being extended.
We are also closely monitoring and making preparations for more winter weather overnight and into tomorrow morning. Any weakened trees or broken limbs from Monday’s storm may also cause trouble during tonight’s snow. In advance of the new storm, we are ensuring we continue to have enough equipment and manpower on-hand to handle impacts and will keep all crews currently engaged until we have restored all customers.
CVEC reports more than 250 outages in Buckingham. Out of the more than 38,000 CVEC customers, just under 7,000 remain out in their footprint.
For more information on how to prepare for a winter storm, click this link: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-preparedness/winter-weather-preparedness/.
VDOT’s Lynchburg District reports primary roads are clear and secondary roads have been cleared from Sunday/Monday’s storm – with the exception of a few isolated locations with minor traffic implications still being handled.
The focus has now shifted to tonight’s storm, which will run into tomorrow morning. The highest impact and biggest snowfall amounts are expected to the north and west within the district. The storm is expected to move out of the area sometime between midnight and 2 a.m. Peak snowfall rates could reach as high as 3/4“ per hour.
We are also expecting fairly strong winds with this event, with gusts up to 25 miles per hour. That means downed trees and power lines could once again make roads treacherous. The advice remains, if you do not need to be on the roads during a storm event, please stay off of them and allow work crews to plow.
Primary and major secondary roads will be cleared first, to aid in emergency services and allow vital public agencies to continue to function.
If you must drive:
• Postpone travel as long as possible to give crews time to treat roads
• Before you leave, check road conditions and traffic cameras along your route on VDOT’s traffic and travel website, http://www.511Virginia.org
• Allow plenty of time to reach your destination
• Keep a safe distance of at least five seconds behind the vehicle ahead of you
• Brake lightly to keep your tires from slipping on slick pavement
• Do not pass snowplows
• Keep an emergency winter weather kit in your vehicle which includes food, water, first aid materials, tools and blankets – in the event of a breakdown or stoppage.
VDOT’s Customer Service Center is open 24 hours a day to answer questions and take reports of roadway hazards. Call 1-800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623) or contact us online at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov.
As always, if I can be of any assistance to you, please do not hesitate to call or text me at 434-390-7023, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit me at 13170 West James Anderson Highway, Buckingham Court House Village on Route 60.
Humbly serving you,