Lee County, Virginia

 

Notices:

The next Lee County Hospital Authority meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 22nd at 7:30 pm in the Old Cafeteria Room at the Lee County Community Hospital.
We hope you can make it out to the meeting to have your support and hear the latest from the Authority.

 

 

 

         PUBLIC HEARING
PROPOSED BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021-22
          The Lee County Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed County Budget at 5:00 p.m. on June 17, 2021 in the General District Courtroom of the Lee County Courthouse in Jonesville, Virginia.  Any citizen of the County is welcome to attend  and state their views on this proposed budget.
 
          This summary is prepared and published for information and fiscal planning purposes only.  Please be aware that inclusion in the Budget of any item does not constitute an obligation or  commitment on the part of the Board of Supervisors of Lee County to appropriate any funds for the item or purpose.  A Budget for the Fiscal Year commencing July 1, 2021 will be adopted by the Lee County Board of Supervisors no later than June 30, 2021.
GENERAL COUNTY FUND
ESTIMATED EXPENDITURE
GENERAL GOVERNMENTAL ADMINISTRATION:
Legislative 140,309
General Property Reassessment 104,409
General/Financial Administration 373,928
Legal Services 23,289
Auditing 79,000
Commissioner of the Revenue 355,811
Treasurer 298,613
Board of Elections 256,208
Central Garage 146,157
JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION:
Courts 1,014,759
Commonwealth's Attorney 603,006
PUBLIC SAFETY:
Law Enforcement and Jail 4,595,831
Fire and Rescue Services 415,629
Enhanced 911 549,828
Inspections 167,040
Other Protections 204,097
Roads 500
HEALTH AND WELFARE 493,372
EDUCATION-MTN. EMPIRE COMM. COLLEGE 25,062
PARKS, RECREATION, AND TOURISM 84,417
LIBRARY 222,082
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING 218,534
EXTENSION OFFICE 63,926
MAINTENANCE OF BUILDINGS 272,742
DANIEL BOONE SOIL & WATER/RC&D PROGRAM 45,976
MISCELLANEOUS AND CONTINGENCY 25,000
REIMBURSED EXPENSES 279,807
SUBTOTAL, GENERAL COUNTY FUND EXPENDITURE 11,059,332
CAPITAL PROJECTS 2,792,907
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT 1,653,548
TRANSFERS:
Debt Service 434,008
Local Share - School Fund 4,975,422
Local Share - Public Assistance/Social Services 1,426,036
GRAND TOTAL GENERAL COUNTY FUND 22,341,253
PUBLIC SERVICES:
Estimated Social Services Expenditures-State Share 9,275,139
Estimated Headstart Expenditures - Federal 1,553,635
Estimated School Expenditures-Federal, State, & Other 41,163,965
GRAND TOTAL ALL FUND EXPENDITURES 74,333,992
GENERAL COUNTY FUND
SOURCE OF REVENUE
REAL PROPERTY TAX:
   Current Real Estate Taxes 6,181,700
   Delinquent Real Estate Taxes 255,000
   Land Redemption 90,000
   Mineral Under Development 7,500
PUBLIC SERVICE CORPORATION  560,000
PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX:
   Current Taxes 1,850,000
   Delinquent Taxes 115,700
   PPTRA Reimbursement 798,646
MOBILE HOME TAX:
   Current Taxes 85,000
   Delinquent Taxes 7,100
MACHINERY AND TOOLS 371,000
MERCHANTS CAPITAL 85,100
BUSINESS PROPERTY 222,000
PENALTY AND INTEREST 290,000
SALES TAX 1,608,414
UTILITY TAX 436,500
STATE TELECOMMUNICATIONS TAX 330,000
BANK FRANCHISE 70,000
MOTOR VEHICLE TAX 779,000
TAX ON WILLS 2,600
AMUSEMENT TAX 125
HOTEL/MOTEL TAX 1,600
MEALS TAX 168,000
OIL AND GAS SEVERANCE TAX 1,625
ANIMAL LICENSES 750
TRANSFER FEES 800
BUILDING PERMITS 42,000
COURT FINES-LOCAL 800
RENT-BUILDING 67,500
INTEREST AND EARNINGS 46,000
COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY FEES 2,000
SHERIFF'S FEES 4,000
COURTHOUSE MAINTENANCE FEES 3,400
COURTHOUSE SECURITY FEES 28,000
SALE OF MAPS, SURVEYS 150
ZONING FEES 3,300
CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE FEES 8,000
MISCELLANEOUS REVENUES 142,200
PAYMENT IN LIEU OF TAXES 213,000
MOBILE HOMES TITLING 63,000
ROLLING STOCK 99,000
COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY EXP. 510,386
SHERIFF EXP. 1,629,658
VICTIM/WITNESS ADVOCATE GRANT 102,033
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GRANT 36,056
SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER FUNDING 152,312
OTHER SHERIFF GRANTS & REIMBURSEMENTS 23,000
REGISTRAR EXP. 51,154
COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE EXP. 137,908
TREASURER EXP. 101,276
ELECTORAL BOARD 5,560
CLERK EXPENSES 344,680
EMERGENCY SERVICES 103,000
CLERK'S FEES 75,200
RENTAL TAX 5,700
OTHER CATEGORICAL AID 79,488
TIPPING FEES 150,000
REIMBURSEMENTS 928,694
MISCELLANEOUS GRANTS 3,000
TOTAL GENERAL FUND REVENUE 19,479,615
PUBLIC ASSISTANCE-SOCIAL SERVICES 9,275,139
SCHOOL FUND REVENUES (FEDERAL,STATE,OTHER) 41,163,965
HEADSTART 1,553,635
CAPITAL PROJECT GRANTS 2,582,907
TRANSFER FROM RESERVE 278,731
 
GRAND TOTAL ALL REVENUES 74,333,992

 

 

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO VEHICLE LICENSE ORDINANCE
COUNTY OF LEE, VIRGINIA

The Lee County Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. in the General District Courtroom of the Lee County Courthouse in Jonesville, Virginia.  The purpose of the Public Hearing is to receive public comment on a proposed amendment to the Ordinance enacting a vehicle license fee on motor vehicles, trailers, and semitrailers.  The proposed amendment would increase the fee on passenger cars from $35.00 to $40.75 and would increase the fee on trucks from $40.00 to $40.75.  A copy of the complete proposed ordinance amendment is available at the Lee County Administrator’s Office, Room 111, Lee County Courthouse, Jonesville, VA.  For further information regarding the ordinance amendment, contact Dane Poe, County Administrator, at (276) 346-7714.
Access for handicapped individuals is available.  If you need special assistance or have questions regarding access, please call 276-346-7714.

 

 

 

 

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PROPOSED REAL PROPERTY TAX RATE INCREASE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021-22 FOR THE COUNTY OF LEE, VIRGINIA

          The Lee County Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing on a proposed tax rate increase for Real Property for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021.  The Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. in the General District Courtroom of the Lee County Courthouse in Jonesville, Virginia.  The purpose of the Public Hearing is to provide citizens an opportunity to state their views on the proposed rate increase.  The current rate of tax on real property is $.6187 per $100 of assessed value.  The proposed rate of tax is $.70 per $100 of assessed value.      
Access for handicapped individuals is available.  If you need special assistance or have questions regarding access, please contact Dane Poe, County Administrator, at (276) 346-7714.

 

 

 

 

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

May 19, 2021

Mr. Dane Poe, County Administrator
County of Lee, Virginia
Lee County Courthouse, Room 111
Jonesville, VA. 24263
276.346.7714

This Notice shall satisfy the above-cited procedural notification requirement.

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The County of Lee has determined that The Fields Waterline Replacement Phase II project will have no significant impact on the human environment.  Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required.  The project mainly consists of approximately 7,771 linear feet of water lines and includes all applicable appurtenances to reconnect approximately thirty-six (36) customers to the existing western Lee PSA system.  Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the Lee County Courthouse in the County Administrator’s Office, located at the Lee County Courthouse, Room 111 Jonesville, VA  24263 and may be examined or copied weekdays 9 A.M. to 4 P.M., as well as on the County’s website at www.leecova.org.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the Lee County Administrator’s Office, located at the address above.  All comments received by June 18th, 2021 will be considered by Lee County prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.  Commentors should specify which part of this Notice they are addressing.

 

Dane Poe, County Administrator

 

 

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STATEMENT REGARDING REQUIRED LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUDIT
February 26, 2021

The County of Lee, Virginia’s annual audit, as required by Section 15.2-2511 of the Code of Virginia has not yet been completed for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2020.  The reason for the delay in completion is due primarily to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Several staff members and partners of the county’s accounting consulting firm have tested positive for the virus or have been quarantined due to possible exposure during the past seven months.  This firm completes year-end closing and adjusting entries for compilation of the financial statements for audit by the County’s contracted auditing firm.  The staff absences have delayed the consultants’ ability to complete the preliminary adjustments and compilation of the financial statements for audit.  The County’s audit firm has indicated they would expect to have the final audit report completed and submitted to the Auditor of Public Accounts by May 15, 2021.

 

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NOTICE REGARDING PROPERTY REASSESSMENT ISSUES
Brightminds, LLC is currently conducting reassessment of property in Lee County.  They are utilizing aerial drones to gather data for all properties including residential housing.  Brightminds has also mailed notices to several property owners requesting income and expense information.  If you received this for an owner-occupied structure, you may disregard the notice.  If you wish to speak to someone at Brightminds about the notice, contact the number provided.  Regardless, all property owners will have an opportunity to appeal their assessment to the Board of Equalization during the first quarter of 2022.

 

 

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LENOWISCO Regional Small Business Recovery Assistance

 


The City of Norton, County of Lee, County of Scott, and County of Wise have jointly established a regional $1.6 million grant fund, known as the LENOWISCO Regional Small Business Recovery Assistance program, to support the district’s small and nonprofit business recovery efforts following the COVID-19 outbreak. One-time grants of up to $15,000 are being provided to eligible businesses within the district to offset business impacts during the pandemic. The grant program will be administered by the City of Norton, on behalf of its neighbor counties, under the oversight of a regional management team.

 

Click here for information and application

 

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NOTICE TO SMALL BUSINESSES AND NON-PROFIT AGENCIES

The Small Business Administration announced on March 18th an Economic Injury Disaster Loan Declaration for small business and nonprofit organizations.  To view the SBA Fact Sheet on the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, click here.  For more information about available SBA resources and services, please visit:
 SBA.gov/coronavirus

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Fact Sheet

 

 

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IN THE INTEREST OF PUBLIC HEALTH
DO NOT COME TO THE COURTHOUSE IF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ARE TRUE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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