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Government

  • Wuergler steps down from Board of Zoning Appeals

    Bedford County’s Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) said “goodbye” to Becky Wuergler with a reception Tuesday night. Wuergler, along with Mark Martin, were the two remaining charter members of the BZA from its formation in 1989. Members of the BZA are appointed by the circuit court and Wuergler has announced that she won’t seek reappointment.

        

  • City looks at limiting through truck traffic

    Several times each year, a tractor-trailer attempts—and fails—to navigate the turn from Main Street onto North Bridge. Bedford Police Chief Jim Day wants the city to have better control of that issue.

        Day presented a report to Bedford City Council last Tuesday, going over several options the city has to regulate through truck traffic at that intersection.

  • Dog license rates going up in Bedford

    Owning a dog in Bedford just got a little more expensive.

        At its meeting Tuesday, City Council approved, an a unanimous vote, an ordinance increasing dog license fees for the upcoming year.
        The new fees will include:
        • altered dogs — $5 rate, up from $3;
        • male and female dogs — $10 rate, up from $5;
        • kennel tags up to 10 — $35 rate, up from $25;

  • Senior groups provide chance for fellowship

    A group of Bedford County seniors from throughout the county gathered in Goodview earlier this month to honor Lana Obenchain who for the last decade has been helping coordinate activities for them with the county.

        Obenchain, Bedford County program coordinator with the parks and rec department, will retire at the end of this month. The seniors program on Dec. 3 just happened to occur on the same day Obenchain became a great-grandmother.

  • Board approves Centra Health request

    The Bedford County Board of Supervisors, Monday night, unanimously approved a change of use request by Centra Health for a pavilion on New London Road.

        The 9,316 facility with a gravel parking lot, is located on a 22-acre tract. The late Al Stroobants built the pavilion for private gatherings and left the pavilion to Centra in his will. Centra plans to use it for public events, educational purposes, retreats and staff meetings.

  • Supervisors approve RV park

    The Bedford County Board of Supervisors, during a regular meeting last week, approved an RV campground off White House Road in the Huddleston area. The campground will occupy about 10 acres of a 64 acre parcel belonging to Scott and Ida Heath.

  • Bedford Post Office announces holiday hours

        The Bedford Post Office has announced additional holiday retail hours to help customers with their mailing needs during this holiday season.
        “Our customers have told us they would like additional personnel at the Post Office during the holiday season,” says Bedford Postmaster Raymond A. Winson.  “So, we’re happy to announce that we will be adding extra staffing at our retail window for our customers’   convenience  this holiday season.”

  • Council to consider helping employees pay their increased healthcare costs

    Employees in the city of Bedford may soon get some relief from rising healthcare costs as the result of a financial report given to City Council last Tuesday.

  • Promoting tourism, business

    Bedford City Council received an update from Bedford Main Street and the Welcome Center during its meeting last week.

        After two soggy Centerfests in a row, this year’s event benefited from good weather. Dan Plattus, Main Street’s office manager, said that Centerfest brought 17,000 people into Bedford’s Centertown. Plattus said that the organization expanded the festival’s footprint this year to additional streets. That meant that vendors were not crowded.

  • Property values down, overall, in county

    Property values in Bedford County are going down.

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors learned, at a work session last week, the results of the real estate reassessment that was completed this year.
        Don Thomas, of Wingate & Associates, told the supervisors that the company had assessed 47,000 parcels and the average value had decreased by 2.71 percent from last year’s taxable base.
        This, however, varied a great deal according to the type of property and where it was located.