The Maysville Voice: Upcoming Monday, Dec. 13 BOS Meeting Preview

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, Dec. 13, 2021 Board Meeting.

We have several public hearings to hold Monday, including new redistricting voting maps, two small-scale solar projects, and a special use permit for events held by Historic Buckingham Inc. We will also discuss: a rezoning matter introduction (regarding Rock Wood Products) and a special use permit introduction (regarding a commercial sawmill), solar farm policy, replacement/repair of the high school roof, disbursement of federal relief funds, a Burn Ban Ordinance/Emergency Ban on Burning, and much more.

Our upcoming Board of Supervisors regular meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 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://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfIL3rVTUEqgxBwXCQoBDTA.

Here is a link to our agenda and full Board Packethttps://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:

  1.  In person Public Comments must sign up to speak.  Sign up times are 5:30 p.m. to 5:55 p.m.
  2. Written comments may be mailed to the Board of Supervisors at PO Box 252 Buckingham, VA 23921. Please limit word count to 500 words.
  3. Emailed comments may be sent to publiccomments@buckinghamcounty.virginia.gov. Please limit word count to 500 words.
  4. Telephone voicemail comments may be left to be played to the board by calling 434-969-5039
  5. To appear virtually to the Board of Supervisors for comments please email publiccomments@buckinghamcounty.virginia.gov. 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.

DATE CHANGE: Our final Town Hall Meeting of 2021 will NOW be held WEDNESDAY, Dec. 15 at 7 PM via call in, Facebook Live, and Zoom. See more details as how to attend below. Many representatives will join us, namely from CenturyLink, whom I met with a few days ago, to update us on their infrastructure upgrades.

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Contact Me

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 jmiles@buckinghamcounty.virginia.gov, 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.

Jordan

Thomas Jordan Miles III

Vice-Chairman, Buckingham County Board of Supervisors

District Four Supervisor (Maysville)
434-390-7023

13170 West James Anderson Highway

PO Box 188

Buckingham, Virginia 23921

www.MilesforMaysville.com

The Maysville Voice: Approved 149.5 MW Solar Facility, Siting Agreement, EMS Update, New Planning Commissioner, Anti Litter Success, Upcoming Town Hall Meeting with CenturyLink

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 most recent Monday, Nov. 6 Board Meeting, including information about an approved 149.5 megawatt solar facility in northeastern Buckingham, a siting agreement for the project, appointment of a new Planning Commissioner for the Maysville District, introduction of two very small-scale solar facilities, an update on our successes with the Anti-Litter Task Force, our next Town Hall meeting in December where CenturyLink will attend, an update from our EMS Department (Rescue Squad Transition), and various other updates.

149.5 Megawatt Solar Facility, Siting Agreement Approved

On last Monday, we voted 4-2, following a very lengthy public hearing, to approve of a 149.5 megawatt solar facility that would be sited on roughly 2,000 acres in northeastern Buckingham County. The solar panels would encompass about 900 acres of the 2,000.

I intently listened to and read all submitted comments from the public during the meeting, and engaged with landowners and those with concerns and supporters of the project. The numerous conditions and rules we have approved and the siting agreement for Riverstone go above and beyond in ensuring that this project will ensure the protection of the environment and the well-being of those who live near the project’s footprint. These include a 350-foot setback from existing residences, buffers within and around the entire project, strict erosion and storm water control measures, wildlife corridors, numerous runoff basins, and third party, professional consultants to review all plans before construction. Additionally, this is clean, green energy and Buckingham will benefit from this project. Solar energy is clean, safe, and ecologically beneficial. The project will emit no carbon pollution, release no heavy metals, acid gases or small particles, and require no water to operate.

Riverstone Solar represents an initial capital investment of about $190 million. Based on the county’s adoption of the revenue share ordinance option, it is estimated that the project will initially contribute about $209,000 per year. This amount will escalate by 10 percent every five years, with the total county revenue under the revenue share anticipated to be about $12.7 million over the project’s 40 year life. Additionally, the project will contribute real estate taxes that are estimated to be around $2.1 million over the project’s 40 year life. We also voted 4-2 on the siting agreement, which memorializes many of the financial benefits of the project, including professional, third party reviews of the project.

Riverstone will create about 480 full-time equivalent positions during construction, many positions of which will be targeted for Buckingham County residents, representing about $24.3 million in wages in our county’s construction sector. Once operational, Riverstone will provide more than 355,400 megawatts of clean, green energy to the local transmission grid, which is enough to power about 30,000 homes annually. Several full time jobs will be created after construction, which, again, will be targeted toward hiring Buckingham residents.

To read more about the numerous conditions we placed on the project, follow this link: https://buckinghamcountyva.org/administration/boards___commissions/board_of_supervisors/board_agenda_minutes_youtube.php.

Hearings Set for December on Small Scale Solar Projects

On Monday, Dec. 13, 2021 at 6 PM, we will hear from the public on two small scale 2 megawatt solar projects proposed by Impact Power Solutions — one on Gravel Hill Road and the second off of Route 20. Each project is proposed to have about 26 conditions on the facilities. The first is about 36 acres and the second is 21 acres, and both are being termed “Community Solar Gardens.”

EMS Transition Update

On last Monday, we received an update from EMS Chief Cody Davis, as to the transition we are deeply in with a new county department and many new county staff responsible for emergency medical services.

In the past two months, the department has fielded 446 calls for care, resulting in 394 treatments/evaluations, and 52 canceled or refused calls. During that same time, the new transition has seen roughly $452,327 in income, which is outstanding and overperforming budget expectation. I am very proud of the work our county staff and the EMS Committee and the Board have invested into this new venture. I have heard many stories, including one involving a member of my family, regarding the fast, professional care shown by our EMS department.

Litter Pickups in 2021 Net 440 Bags off Buckingham’s Roadways; Fall Clean Up sees 180 Bags Collected

The Buckingham County Anti-Litter Task Force recently celebrated another successful roadside clean up, one that netted 180 bags of litter being collected.
“We are so proud of the efforts of the 11 groups and 70 people who picked up litter along our roadways and volunteered their time and energy,” said Board of Supervisors’ Vice-Chairman and District Four Supervisor Thomas Jordan Miles III, who serves on the Task Force. “We all see the trash along the roads and it is up to us to do something about it and to make changes, and the Task Force helping fix this problem.”

The First Place Award went to St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary, Second Place went to Buckingham Branch Railroad, and Third Place went to Shawn Miller.

Miles also offered thanks to members of the Task Force, who all worked hard to recruit, organize, publicize, and make the effort a success. “We owe a great deal to Liz Jones, our main contact for volunteers who worked hard to process applications and hand out bags and grabbers, and Roger Eitelman, with Keep Virginia Beautiful who helped us organize and inspired us.”

New Planning Commissioner

After many years of service to Buckingham County, Dabney Crews’ term on the Planning Commission has expired. On a unanimous vote on last Monday, we appointed J.D. Crews to fill his position. J.D. is a graduate of Virginia Tech, and is an active cattle farmer, and has used many innovative ways to do business. He also serves on the Buckingham Farm Bureau Board of Directors, and the Farm Service Agency Board of Directors. I have confidence he will do an outstanding job in this new role.

Upcoming Town Hall Meeting

Our final Town Hall Meeting of 2021 will be held Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 7 PM via call in, Facebook Live, and Zoom. See more details as how to attend below. Many representatives will join us, namely CenturyLink, whom I met with today.

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Contact Me

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 jmiles@buckinghamcounty.virginia.gov, 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.

Jordan

Thomas Jordan Miles III

Vice-Chairman, Buckingham County Board of Supervisors

District Four Supervisor (Maysville)
434-390-7023

13170 West James Anderson Highway

PO Box 188

Buckingham, Virginia 23921

www.MilesforMaysville.com

The Maysville Voice: Our Upcoming Monday, Nov. 8, 2021 Meeting at 6 PM

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.

Some topics we will be considering or hearing about during our meeting on this Monday include: A public hearing on the roughly 150 megawatt solar project on about 2,000 acres of property in Northern Buckingham (which I visited today for a lengthy period of time, which now has new, and more restrictive proposed conditions to ensure the quality of life for residents and landowners there), a new request for a public hearing for a much more small-scale solar facility, a Planning Commission appointment for District 7 and our Maysville District, an update on the redistricting process, and an update on our EMS Department (Rescue Squad Transition).

Our upcoming Board of Supervisors regular meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8, 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 Packethttps://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:

  1. Written comments may be mailed to the Board of
    Supervisors at PO Box 252 Buckingham, VA 23921. Please limit word count to
    500 words.
  2. Emailed comments may be sent to
    publiccomments@buckinghamcounty.virginia.gov. Please limit word count to
    500 words.
  3. 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 publiccomments@buckinghamcounty.virginia.gov. 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.

Ongoing Dialogue with CenturyLink

As you know, I have been fighting hard to get CenturyLink to restore telephone and internet outages, but more importantly, upgrade their infrastructure.

This week, I had a productive meeting with the CenturyLink/Lumen representative during the Governor’s Rural Summit at Longwood University regarding upgrading their infrastructure, funding sources for enhanced services, and expanded maintenance for existing clients. I was pleased with our discussion and am hopeful for additional investment in infrastructure and fewer telephone outages.

Contact Me!

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 jmiles@buckinghamcounty.virginia.gov, 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.

Jordan

Thomas Jordan Miles III

Vice-Chairman, Buckingham County Board of Supervisors

District Four Supervisor (Maysville)
434-390-7023

13170 West James Anderson Highway

PO Box 188

Buckingham, Virginia 23921

www.MilesforMaysville.com

Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Services Move to Buckingham County

(DILLWYN, VA)  — Effective October 25, the Piedmont Health District will move its free drive-thru COVID-19 screening and testing services to the Buckingham County Library and Community Center, located at 16268 N. James Madison Hwy.. This testing event will replace the one previously offered at Southside Virginia Community College in Keysville.  Testing will be available every Monday from October 25 to November 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Testing remains an important tool to help identify individuals with illness, protect those around them and monitor trends in COVID-19 infections.” said Piedmont Health Director Maria Almond, MD, MPH. “We move around our community testing events based on need in our communities.”

This event is a drive-thru event. Those seeking tests from a vehicle should sit near a window. Walk-ups are accepted. Tests are available on a first-come, first-served basis and at no cost to the patient. No insurance needed. No appointment or advanced registration needed.

The testing event will use the three-day PCR test. A rapid test option is not available. Testing is available to all ages. However, a parent or guardian should accompany anyone under 18 years old.

To protect yourself and healthcare workers, wear a cloth face covering or mask. Keep at least six feet of distance between yourself and other people at all times. Be sure to tell the testing providers if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, deep cough or shortness of breath, or believe that you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

VDH recommends that the following people be tested for COVID-19:

  • Those with symptoms or signs of COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Those who have had close contact with someone known or suspected to have COVID-19.
    • Fully vaccinated people should be tested three to five days following a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, even if you don’t have symptoms.
    • People who are not fully vaccinated should be tested immediately after an exposure, and again five to seven days following exposure if the first test is negative.
  • Those who participate in activities that are higher risk for COVID-19 exposure (e.g. travel, attending large events where social distancing is not possible, or being in crowded indoor settings).
  • Those who have been referred for COVID-19 testing by their healthcare provider or the health department.
  • Those who plan to travel or who have recently returned from travel with some exceptions for fully vaccinated people.
  • Those who are not fully vaccinated and who plan to visit people at high risk of developing severe COVID-19.

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“It’s critical that we reserve our hospital emergency rooms and rescue squads for medical emergencies, so if you’re seeking a COVID test and it is not an emergency, please utilize our community testing events or testing at one of our retail pharmacy partners,” Dr. Almond said.

For more information about this event, call (434) 392-3984. For questions about COVID-19 testing or a list of testing locations, visit the VDH website or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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The Maysville Voice: Recap of Our October BOS Meeting

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.

Here are some of the highlights from our Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 Board of Supervisors Meeting (which can be viewed on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfIL3rVTUEqgxBwXCQoBDTA):

  • We heard from many concerned citizens regarding the nearly 2,000 acre Riverstone solar facility being proposed by Apex Energy. You can find more information about the project here. Some inquiries I offered were regarding amending the 50 foot vegetative buffer to 100 feet in a universal manner, making pile driving only Monday-Friday, rather than Monday-Saturday, and storm water runoff considerations. I am confident Apex Energy will addresses these matters and those brought forth by concerned citizens.
  • The Riverstone project would represent an investment of about $190 million in Buckingham, according to a presentation from the company. The project capacity would be 149.5 megawatts, resulting in about 482 FTE seasonal construction jobs, and would offset 277,709 metric tons per year of CO2. Up to 30,000 homes per year would see the results of the proposed electrical production.
  • We approved the request for a 199’ cellular tower in northern Buckingham that would serve Verizon customers and, in the future, other cell providers.
  • Chairman Matthews and I were appointed to the committee to oversee the construction of a new Animal Control Facility.
  • We heard an exciting update from FireFly/Central Virginia Electric Cooperative. According to the presentation, 78 percent of the locations in the Tower Hill Substation have signed up for better broadband service, and construction and in home connections are underway. Regarding the Mt. Rush Substation, much of which covers our Maysville District, fiber construction is complete on the south and west circuits and will be completed soon north circuit up Howardsville Road. Fiber is being spliced to completed circuits and connections are underway along Union Church and Perkins Mill Road. About 49 percent of locations have signed up for service and FireFly expects that to increase as more connections become available.
  • The Board approved a solar revenue sharing ordinance.
  • We agreed to a contract for engineering with Architectural Partners for repairs to the old portion of the Courthouse for $74,105, originally $88,135, saving taxpayers around $14,000. This was a fiscally prudent and conservative approach, which I supported.

Our November meeting is usually held on the second Tuesday of the month, however, next month, our meeting will be held on the second Monday of the month, which is Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. I hope you will consider attending in person or joining us via YouTube.

Continued Outages with CenturyLink

As you know, I have been leaning in and fighting hard to get CenturyLink to restore telephone and internet outages that have been persistent in our county, but more so for the company to replace its failing infrastructure. Here are some links to media coverage of that effort.

https://www.wtvr.com/problem-solvers/buckingham-phone-line-issues

https://www.nbc29.com/2021/09/30/century-link-customers-buckingham-complain-not-having-telephone-services/

https://www.nbc12.com/2021/09/30/century-link-customers-buckingham-county-complain-not-having-telephone-services/

Contact Me!

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 jmiles@buckinghamcounty.virginia.gov, 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.

Jordan

Thomas Jordan Miles III

Vice-Chairman, Buckingham County Board of Supervisors

District Four Supervisor (Maysville)
434-390-7023 

13170 West James Anderson Highway 

PO Box 188 

Buckingham, Virginia 23921 

www.MilesforMaysville.com

The Maysville Voice: Upcoming Tuesday, Oct. 12 BOS Meeting

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.

Some topics we will be considering or hearing about during our meeting on this Tuesday include: An update on The Firefly project from CVEC, a public hearing on a 199’ cellular tower in northern Buckingham and a public hearing on revenue sharing with solar projects, introduction of a case from the Planning Commission regarding a nearly 2,000 acre solar facility off Bridgeport Road, forming a new committee to oversee the construction/renovation of our animal control facility, and authorization of a contract for repairs to the older portion of the courthouse.

Our upcoming Board of Supervisors regular meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, NOT TOMORROW BECAUSE OF COLUMBUS DAY, 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 Packethttps://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:

  1. Written comments may be mailed to the Board of Supervisors at PO Box 252 Buckingham, VA 23921. Please limit word count to 500 words.
  2. Emailed comments may be sent to publiccomments@buckinghamcounty.virginia.gov. Please limit word count to 500 words.
  3. 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 publiccomments@buckinghamcounty.virginia.gov. 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.

Continued Outages with CenturyLink

As you know, I have been leaning in and fighting hard to get CenturyLink to restore telephone and internet outages that have been persistent in our county, but more so for the company to replace its failing infrastructure. Here are some links to media coverage of that effort.

 https://www.wtvr.com/problem-solvers/buckingham-phone-line-issues

https://ilovecville.com/jordanmilesandleahpuryear/

https://www.nbc29.com/2021/09/30/century-link-customers-buckingham-complain-not-having-telephone-services/

https://www.nbc12.com/2021/09/30/century-link-customers-buckingham-county-complain-not-having-telephone-services/

Contact Me! 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 jmiles@buckinghamcounty.virginia.gov, 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. Jordan Thomas Jordan Miles III Vice-Chairman, Buckingham County Board of Supervisors District Four Supervisor (Maysville) 434-390-7023 13170 West James Anderson Highway PO Box 188 Buckingham, Virginia 23921 www.MilesforMaysville.com

 

 

 

Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing September 10 in Farmville

(Farmville, Virginia)  — The Piedmont Health District will offer free drive-thru COVID-19 screening and testing Friday, September 10 at the at Prince Edward Farmville Youth Association Gymnasium at 2750 Layne Street, Farmville from 10 am. to 2 p.m. or until supplies run out.

“We are pleased to bring this testing event to our community and encourage residents to come get tested. Test results from this community-wide testing event will give us a good indicator of the prevalence of the disease in our community,” said Acting Piedmont Health District Director Sulola Adekoya, M.D., MPH.

This event is a drive-thru event, but walk-ups are accepted. Testing is available to all ages.  However, a parent or guardian should accompany anyone under 18 years old. Those seeking tests from a vehicle should sit near a window.

Tests are available on a first-come, first-served basis and no cost to the patient. No insurance is needed. No appointment is needed.

To protect yourself and healthcare workers, wear a cloth face covering or mask. Keep at least six feet of distance between yourself and other people at all times. Be sure to tell the testing providers if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, deep cough or shortness of breath, or believe that you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

To lower the risk of spreading respiratory infections, including COVID-19, the Virginia Department of Health encourages everyone to:

·       Stay home as much as possible, especially if you are at higher risk of serious illness. If you must go out in public, wear a cloth face covering;

·       Stay home when you are sick;

·       Avoid contact with sick people;

·       Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing;

·       Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer ONLY if soap and water are not available;

·       Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth;

·       Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces;

·       If you are experiencing symptoms, call your doctor;

·       Practice social distancing. Maintain at least six feet of space between yourself and other individuals when out in public; and avoid crowds of people.

For more information about this event, call (434) 392-3984. Information on COVID-19 in Virginia is available at www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus.

The Maysville Voice: Upcoming Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 Meeting; Dillwyn Solid Waste Site IS OPEN; Town Hall Meeting; CenturyLink; Mum Sale at BCHS; Tobacco Commission News

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 Packethttps://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:

  1. Written comments may be mailed to the Board of Supervisors at PO Box 252 Buckingham, VA 23921. Please limit word count to 500 words.
  2. Emailed comments may be sent to publiccomments@buckinghamcounty.virginia.gov. Please limit word count to 500 words.
  3. 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
publiccomments@buckinghamcounty.virginia.gov. 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.

https://mailchi.mp/tic/tobacco-commission-holds-spring-meeting

Contact Me!

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 jmiles@buckinghamcounty.virginia.gov, 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.

Jordan

Thomas Jordan Miles III

Vice-Chairman, Buckingham County Board of Supervisors

District Four Supervisor (Maysville)
434-390-7023 

13170 West James Anderson Highway 

PO Box 188 

Buckingham, Virginia 23921 

www.MilesforMaysville.com

The Maysville Voice: Our Upcoming August 9, 2021 Meeting

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, August 9, 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:

  1. Written comments may be mailed to the Board of Supervisors at PO Box 252 Buckingham, VA 23921. Please limit word count to 500 words.
  2. Emailed comments may be sent to publiccomments@buckinghamcounty.virginia.gov. Please limit word count to 500 words.
  3. Telephone voicemail comments may be left to be played to the board by calling 434-969-5039
  4. To appear virtually to the Board of Supervisors for comments please email
    publiccomments@buckinghamcounty.virginia.gov. 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.

Work Begins at Dillwyn Recycling Center

As you can see in the image above, Pearson Construction Inc. has started renovation work of the Dillwyn Recycling Center as we modernize the center to mirror what others look like in terms of a secure, gated recycling center for the residents of Buckingham County. This is our last solid waste site that we are modernizing, hence saving our tax dollars in removing the out-of-county and commercial abuse at the sites. I ask our county residents to be patient as the project may result in uncomfortable traffic patterns and changes as the project progresses.

Public Hearings for the Purposes of Rezoning

The Board will hold two public hearings for the purposes of rezoning: One regarding a property on Route 15 South, rezoning it from A1 to B1 for non-retail office space and other permitted uses, and a second, A1 to Industrial-Heavy M-2 for the purpose of Zoning Consistency and Continuation of Mining. The first applicant is from Shelly Mays Couch, and the second is Kyanite Mining Corp.

Firefly Broadband Funding Request

On Monday, we will hear a funding request from Firefly, a subsidiary of Central Virginia Electric Cooperative, in an effort to provide access to broadband internet to those who are underserved Dominion Energy customers. The Committee on Finance also met with Firefly regarding their request and coverage area they are set to provide broadband to.

I find this to be an exciting project to better connect underserved businesses, homes, and those in need of better internet to conduct business.

Other Items to be Discussed

The Board of Supervisors will also consider redistricting procedures and operations, budget adjustments from the sheriff’s office, a report from the Buckingham Fireman’s Association as to the success of the Tractor Pull, a potential appointment to the Piedmont Regional Jail Authority Board, an update on the Courthouse Renovation Committee, and other items, which can be found in our board packet/agenda.

Contact Me!

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 jmiles@buckinghamcounty.virginia.gov, 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.

Jordan

Thomas Jordan Miles III

Vice-Chairman, Buckingham County Board of Supervisors

District Four Supervisor (Maysville)
434-390-7023 

13170 West James Anderson Highway 

PO Box 188 

Buckingham, Virginia 23921 

www.MilesforMaysville.com

The Maysville Voice: Our Upcoming July 12, 2021 BOS Meeting at 6 PM, Town Hall Meeting, Crossroads CSB News

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, July 12, 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:

  1. Written comments may be mailed to the Board of Supervisors at PO Box 252 Buckingham, VA 23921. Please limit word count to 500 words.
  2. Emailed comments may be sent to publiccomments@buckinghamcounty.virginia.gov. Please limit word count to 500 words.
  3. Telephone voicemail comments may be left to be played to the board by calling 434-969-5039
  4. To appear virtually to the Board of Supervisors for comments please email
    publiccomments@buckinghamcounty.virginia.gov. 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.

Upcoming Town Hall Meeting on July 17

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. We will cover the actions of our July 12 Board Meeting, and many other county projects and informational items. 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/.

Updates Regarding Crossroads Community Services Board (CSB)

If you’ve been following the news regarding Crossroads CSB, there has been a lot of coverage regarding actions of the agency, which I serve as a voting member of representing Buckingham County. Below are news links regarding the actions we have taken to better protect a segment of our most vulnerable population at risk — those dealing with substance abuse, mental health, intellectual and developmental disability issues.

Contact Me

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 jmiles@buckinghamcounty.virginia.gov, 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.

Jordan

Thomas Jordan Miles III

Vice-Chairman, Buckingham County Board of Supervisors

District Four Supervisor (Maysville)
434-390-7023 

13170 West James Anderson Highway 

PO Box 188 

Buckingham, Virginia 23921 

www.MilesforMaysville.com