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Government

  • Changes to permitted use table sought

        Both District 6 Supervisor Annie Pollard and District 7 Supervisor Tammy Parker are seeking to have some additions made to the permitted use table in the county’s zoning ordinance.
        Unless something is listed in a permitted use for a particular zone, it is not allowed. The two supervisors’ motions instruct the planning commission to begin the process, which will come back to the supervisors for final approval.

  • Supervisors react to school budget proposal

        Superintendent of Schools Dr. Douglas Schuch’s presentation of the school divisions’ 2013-2014 budget before the board of supervisors, Monday evening, drew a mixed reaction.
        The problem some supervisors had with it is that it uses most of the extra money the school division will get next fiscal year from the state—due to Bedford’s reversion to town status—for operating expenses.

  • Budget talks underway

        Bedford County’s fire and rescue department may be moving into a portion of the former county group home facility. The consensus of the supervisors, at a Monday night work session, was to accept Deputy County Administrator Frank Rogers’ recommendation that the fire and rescue department move its headquarters there.

  • Public meeting set on biosolids applications

        A public meeting on a permit application to allow the land application of biosolids in Bedford County has been scheduled for next Wednesday, March 13.
        The meeting will be held at Central Virginia    Community    College-Bedford Campus Community Room, 1633 Venture Blvd., Bedford, from 5-7 p.m.

  • Planning commission begins zoning ordinance review

        The Bedford County Planning Commission began a two-part process of reviewing the supervisor’s proposed modifications to the county’s zoning ordinance. This follows a joint public hearing that the supervisors held earlier this month.

  • Board gets good, bad news on budget

        The supervisors have gotten good news and bad news from Interim County Administrator Frank Rogers.
        The good news is that the county will get $4 million per year in additional revenue due to Bedford’s reversion to town status. The bad news is that it still leaves the county nearly $2 million in the hole. Rogers presented them with recommendations on closing that gap at a Monday evening budget work session.

  • Public hearing scheduled on electoral district map

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors voted 6-1 Monday to schedule a public hearing on the proposed new electoral district map. District 6 Supervisor Annie Pollard cast the lone dissenting vote
        “I guess I’m as unhappy with my district as anybody can be,” commented  Pollard.

  • Group Home closes

        The time for group homes like the one Bedford County operated has gone, according to Andy Crawford, the county’s director of social services. The county closed the home in January.

        “The last day the kids were there was the 31st,” Crawford said.
        The home closed because it had been set up to pay its own way but had reached the point where it was no longer able to do that.

  • The search is over

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors hired a new county administrator Monday.

        The supervisors unanimously voted to offer the job to Mark Reeter, a former Washington County administrator. Reeter will start the job next Monday.

  • Gunnoe approved for water authority

        The new Bedford Regional Water Authority now has a full board of directors. The Water Authority is part of the City of Bedford's reversion agreement with the county. Under the aggreement the city and county each appointed three members to the Authority's first board of directors. These members then chose the seventh member, whose appointment had to be confirmed by both the board of supervisors and city council.