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Government

  • Small purchase limit raised

        Bedford County staff now have more room to make small purchases without going through the sealed bid process. The supervisors voted unanimously, Monday night,  to raise the small purchase limit from $30,000 to $50,000.
        According to Deputy County Administrator Frank Rogers, the $30,000 limit was set in 2002. He said state law allows the limit to be as high as $100,000.

  • Rec plans move ahead

        The town of Bedford is one step closer to being out of the Recreation Department business.

  • Replacing the fleet

        At a 5 p.m. work session Monday evening,  Jack Jones, Bedford County’s chief of fire and rescue—accompanied by Eric Shell, the Hardy fire chief and Jack Sorrells, the Boonsboro fire chief—spoke to the supervisors about the need to set up an apparatus purchase program for its fleet of firetrucks.

  • Supervisors approve maintenance fund request

    Bedford County’s board of supervisors had a varied agenda last week. The supervisors’ normal Monday night meeting was moved to Tuesday night because county offices were closed on Monday for Columbus Day.

  • Council approves firearms hunting regs for the town

        Attempts to lower the caliber of bullet that can be fired within the old town limits—or to prevent hunting there altogether—failed last Tuesday as Bedford Town Council approved amendments to the town ordinance allowing some firearms hunting within the town limits.

  • Cuccinelli stops in Bedford

        Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli brought his campaign for governor through Bedford late Saturday afternoon, asking supporters to knock on doors and bring voters over to his side, one at a time.

        Cuccinelli stopped at the Republican Victory Center on Grove Street to speak with supporters who were also greeted by Del. Lacey Putney and Del. Kathy Byron.

  • Shutdown update: Government Shutdown Forces Closure of BRP Facilities; Virginia State Parks Remain Open

     

  • Hunting in town with firearms moves forward

     Bedford’s town council took another step toward allowing urban hunting with firearms last week.
        The impetus for this action is the inclusion into the town limits of territory that had been just outside the former city’s city limits. People in this area had always been able to hunt on their property with firearms. This isn’t legal under existing town ordinances.

  • Every resident counts! Just ask Town Council

        After winning their seats for Bedford Town Council in the special election held this past May, the top four vote-getters thought they wouldn’t have to run again for another four years while three were scheduled to have to run in the Nov. 2014 elections.
        You can throw those expectations out the window; all the council seats will be up for grabs in that election scheduled for just over a year from now.
        Why? Because the Census dictates it.

  • Museum funding restored

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors voted, Monday night, to restore money cut from the Bedford Museum’s request when the current fiscal year’s budget was adopted in the spring and also agreed to purchase the local battered women’s shelter.

    Bedford Domestic Violence Services