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Government

  • Business owners say current zoning creates problems

    There are cases in which Bedford County’s current zoning ordinance chases business out of the county, according to Lee and Stan Aylor. They presented that message to the Bedford County Board of Supervisors Monday night.
        The Aylor brothers have owned Aylor’s Farm and Garden in Forest, located on U. S. 221, for three decades. They bought the property and got their business going there before the county had any zoning at all. When the county adopted a traditional zoning ordinance in 1998, their property was zoned commercial.

  • Redistricting

    A historic state-level redistricting effort is currently in the hands of the U. S. Department of Justice.

        “It was unlike any other redistricting session in 50 years,” commented Delegate Lacey Putney, who has been in the General Assembly for the four that preceded this one.

  • Eco Village gets six thumbs up

    Lynchburg College’s plan for camping facilities—dubbed an Eco Village—at Claytor Nature Study Center is on its way to the Bedford County Board of Supervisors with the County Planning Commission’s blessing. The commission voted, Monday night, to recommend it by a 6-1 vote. District 4 planning commissioner Frederic Fralick cast the lone dissenting vote.

  • Developer in harmony with VDOT plan

    A proposed development has turned out to be in perfect harmony with a Virginia Department of Transportation plan to fix a dangerous crossover on U. S. 460.

  • Bedford to sue County School Board

        The city of Bedford voted unanimously, at a Wednesday night meeting, to sue the Bedford County School Board for breach of contract.

        The meeting, which convened in council chambers at 5:30 p.m. was a continuation of a previous meeting. Assistant City Manager Bart Warner said that this time was set because all City Council members wanted to be there. After opening, city council resumed their closed session, then joined the city school board in a closed session.

  • Text of City Council's resolution

    The following is the text of the resolution unanimously passed by Bedford City Council Wednesday night. The city school board passed an identical resolution.

     

    A resolution of the City Council of the City of Bedford, Virginia regarding the 1988 agreement for public schools and education programs:

     

  • City to sue county school board for breach of contract

    The City of Bedford voted unanimously, at a Wednesday night meeting, to sue the Bedford County School Board for breach of contract.

    The meeting, which convened in council chambers at 5:30 p.m. was a continuation of a previous meeting. Assistant City Manager Bart Warner said that this time was set because all City Council members wanted to be there. After opening, city council resumed their closed session, then joined the city school board in a closed session.

  • ‘War’s been declared:’ What led up to Monday’s decision

        It became apparent last week there wouldn’t be an extra $1.1 million for Bedford County schools next year. And the possibility was given that if the School Board decides to close any schools, there might be even less.

        Those were some of the decisions the Bedford County Board of Supervisors made during a budget work session Thursday, prior to Monday night’s vote to approve the county budget.

  • Sups cut school budget

        The ball is now in the School Board’s court

        On Monday, the Bedford County Board of Supervisors voted to adopt a budget that leaves the tax rate of 50 cents per $100 of assessed valuation unchanged.
        In the wake of the recent reassessment, this will mean a tax cut for most people. It will bring in about $2 million less than it did last year. The supervisors also eliminated the merchants’ capital tax, which brings in approximately $218,000.

  • 'War's been declared'

    By John Barnhart and Tom Wilmoth

    Staff Writer
    johnbarnhart@bedfordbulletin.com

        It appears there won't be an extra $1.1 million for Bedford County schools next year. And if the School Board decides to close any schools, there will be even less. Those were some of the decisions the Bedford County Board of Supervisors made during a budget work session Thursday, prior to Monday night's vote to approve the county budget.