Lee County, Virginia

 

Notices:

 

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

          The Lee County Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 4:30 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 the proposed Lee County Comprehensive Plan as updated.  A copy of the Draft Comprehensive Plan is available at the Lee County Administrator’s Office or the Lee County Community Development Office, located in the Lee County Courthouse, Jonesville, VA.  For further information please contact Cathy Wilder, Community Development Secretary, at (276) 346-7766 or 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 contact Dane Poe, County Administrator, at (276) 346-7714.

 

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO COURTHOUSE SECURITY FEE ORDINANCE ENACTED PURSUANT TO TITLE 53.1, CHAPTER 756 (§53.1-120) OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA, AS AMENDED

The Lee County Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. in the General District Courtroom of the Lee County Courthouse located in Jonesville, Virginia.  The purpose of the Public Hearing is to take public comment on a proposed amendment to the Courthouse Security Fee Ordinance which imposes a fee of $10.00 as part of the costs in each criminal or traffic case in the General District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations or Circuit Courts in the County of Lee, Virginia.  If adopted, the amendment will increase the Courthouse Security Fee to $20.00 in each criminal or traffic case in each of the Courts.
A copy of the full ordinance is available in the County Administration Office, Room 111, Lee County Courthouse in Jonesville, Virginia.  For further information, please 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 contact the County Administrator’s Office at (276) 346-7714.

 

 

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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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POSTED

COMBINED NOTICE:
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

October 8, 2020
County of Lee
Lee County Courthouse, Room 111
P.O. Box 367, Jonesville, VA 24263
(276) 346-7714

These Notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the County of Lee.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about October 26, 2020, the County of Lee will submit a request to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) for the release of Virginia Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as the St. Charles Water Line Replacement - Phase III project, involving the installation of 6,700 linear feet of 8-inch water distribution line, 3,200 linear feet of 6-inch line, 4,230 linear feet of 4-inch line, 3,240 linear feet of 2-inch line, 9,010 linear feet of ¾ inch service line, and related appurtenances, situated in and near the Town of St. Charles, in Lee County, Virginia.
$1,000,000 – CDBG funds
$1,891,943 – Total project cost
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The County of Lee has determined that the 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. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the Lee County Courthouse, and may be examined or copied at the above address on weekdays between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR). The ERR will be made available for review either via website at leecova.org or provided upon request electronically via email or by U.S. mail. Please submit your request by U.S. mail to P.O. Box 367, Jonesville VA 24263, or by email to ddpoe@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 at the above address. All comments received by October 23, 2020, will be considered by the County of Lee prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Commentors should specify which part of this Notice they are addressing.
ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION
The County of Lee certifies to DHCD that Mr. Dane Poe, in his capacity as County Administrator, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. DHCD’S approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows the County of Lee to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
DHCD will consider objections to its release of funds and the County of Lee’s certification received by November 10, 2020, or a period of fifteen days from its receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer or other officer of the County of Lee; (b) the County of Lee has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the project have committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 Section 58.761 before approval of a release of funds by DHCD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to Ms. Kathi Boatright, Community Development Specialist, at the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development at kathi.boatright@dhcd.virginia.gov. Potential objectors should contact DHCD via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Dane Poe, County Administrator, Certifying Officer
County of Lee, Lee County Courthouse, Room 111, P.O. Box 367, Jonesville, VA 24263

 

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