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 for our Monday, July 11, 2022 Board Meeting.
I was away on pressing work matters at a National Aging Association Conference in
Austin, Texas, but I bring you this report as to keep you updated.
The Board presented a resolution honoring Charles W. White Sr. and presented of certificates honoring the Buckingham County Varsity Baseball Team. The Board will present a resolution in memoriam to the family of Bonnie Lou LeSueur Wood in August as her family was unable to attend in July.
The Board heard many speakers during our Public Comment portion of the
meeting regarding an ordinance that would severely restrict if not outright
ban–using a rights-based rather than a regulatory premise–on Gold Mining in
the county. I currently serve on the Commonwealth’s workgroup studying this
issue, which is still ongoing.
Three public hearings were held: One for Ike and Rebecca Yoder for the purpose of operating a sawmill at 7041 Crumptown Road, which resulted in the issue being tabled until August to work more on the conditions in the proposed Special Use Permit.
A second was held, which resulted in approval, for Dominick and Erin Lamonte
for an AirBnB Bed and Breakfast and campsites at 1867 Mulberry Grove Road. The
third was for Roy and Janice Turner for an AirBnB Bed and Breakfast and Event
Center and Campsites at 429 Maple Top Lane. Some of the maximum event attendance stipulations were altered in this application by the Board (no more than 1,500 in attendance at any event four times per year).
We also have six rezoning and zoning-related public hearings in August which
were set on July 11. It will indeed be a long meeting.
The board authorized staff to develop a goldmining ordinance for Buckingham.
The Board referred a request from Straight Street for assistance with getting
public water to the building to the Committee on Finance, which I serve on.
The Board heard from our County Attorney regarding an update on the Centra
Health Medical Facility in Dillwyn (working through minor deed issues), and an
addendum to an agreement and sales contract with Atlantic Investment Corp. regarding a performance bond assuring the construction of the Knights Valley Association’s (the mixed use project of businesses and residences the Planning Commission is considering via a zoning-related case) pool house/club house and the lap pool amenities. The preliminary cost to construct the pool house is $210,000, the pump station, concrete decks and swimming pool at an estimated cost of $220,000. The total costs for the pool house and clubhouse along with fencing and landscaping is projected at $485,000.
A contract has been received by the County regarding repairs and renovations
to the old part of our historic courthouse, and kick-off meeting is set for
this coming Monday in our Courthouse Renovation Committee, which I serve on. This is very exciting!
The board also approved a one-time firearm safety training with no live ammunition
at the community center that will be conducted by a private entity.
Our upcoming Board of Supervisors regular meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, 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/TDuVuDWskvo.
Here is a link where our agenda and full Board Packet will be posted the week before: 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 by using the following method: In person Public Comments must sign up to speak. Sign up times are 5:30 p.m. to 5:55 p.m.
When you speak, please state your name, district, address, and which hearing you are commenting on. The three (3) minute rule will apply to public comments.
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 email@example.com, or visit me at 13170 West James Anderson Highway, Buckingham Court House Village on Route 60.
Humbly serving you,
Thomas Jordan Miles III
Chairman, Buckingham County Board of
District Four Supervisor (Maysville)
13170 West James Anderson Highway
PO Box 188
Buckingham, Virginia 23921