Botetourt County Fire and Rescue Services Survey

February 11, 2019

Fincastle, VA — The Department of Fire & EMS is excited to announce the public input phase of the Fire & EMS Station Study. The department has been working with BIRCHbark Strategic Planning Consultants out of        Albemarle County, Virginia on the study since Fall 2018. This study was initiated to evaluate the County’s fire and (more…)

Spring Fire Season 4:00 p.m. Burn Ban

February 11, 2019

Botetourt County, Virginia – Virginia’s Spring Fire Season Burn Ban also known as the “4 p.m. burning law” goes into effect on Friday, February 15, 2018. Specifically, the law prohibits burning except between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight every day from February 15th through April 30th if the fire is in, or (more…)

Botetourt County: A Pacesetter Among Broadband Networks

February 8, 2019

January 2019 Authored by: Craig Settles CJ Speaks Thanks to the determination, drive, innovation, and the forward thinking of its citizens Botetourt County (BoCo), VA is among the pacesetters of community broadband networks. Thanks also to the “leave no stone un-turned” philosophy of partnership development, the BoCo network will be a hotbed of innovation thanks (more…)

VDOT I-81 S-Curve Project Meeting

February 5, 2019

SALEM — Due to possible inclement weather, the Virginia Department Transportation will reschedule a public hearing that was previously to be held on Tuesday, January 29. The new hearing date will be Tuesday, February 5. The public hearing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Buchanan Elementary School located at 255 School House Road (more…)

Botetourt County Appoints Fire and EMS Chief

December 17, 2018

Fincastle, VA – Following a seven-month national search, Botetourt County has appointed Jason Ferguson as its Chief of Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Ferguson is currently a Battalion Chief with the County and brings more than 20 years of career and volunteer fire and EMS service and leadership to his new post. In this (more…)

Dog Kennels are Full at RCACP

October 18, 2018

REGIONAL CENTER FOR ANIMAL CARE AND PROTECTION HAS REACHED CAPACITY FOR LARGE STRAY DOGS   Roanoke, VA – The Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection has reached capacity for large stray dogs. We have received a high number of intakes for large dogs in the last couple of weeks, most of them are either (more…)

Reassessment Work Beginning

August 20, 2018

Fincastle, VA – The Botetourt County 2020 reassessment is beginning with a market study of recent property sales in the County. Wampler-Eanes Appraisal Group, Ltd. of Daleville is conducting the market study, which it expects to complete by the end of December. The firm was contracted by the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors to update (more…)

US 220 Speed Limit to be Reduced Near Eagle Rock

July 30, 2018

ROUTE 220 SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS IN EAGLE ROCK are underway. Flagging operations will be in place on Route 220, north and southbound lanes between Eagle Rock and Iron Gate between the hours of 7 am until 7:30 pm. Work is estimated to be completed Fall 2021. Beginning next week, the speed limit will be reduced to 45 (more…)

Botetourt County Wins Silver Shovel Award

June 14, 2018

Botetourt County Recognized Nationally for Manufacturing Jobs & Investment Wins ~ Area Development Magazine Awards Botetourt 2018 “Silver Shovel” Award ~ Fincastle, VA – Area Development magazine, a national economic development publication focused on large site selection projects, has awarded Botetourt County with a 2018 Silver Shovel award in recognition of recent economic development announcements. (more…)

Proposals Received From PPEA Request for Solid Waste Services

May 30, 2018

Legal/Public Notice Proposal from County Waste of Southwest Virginia, LLC Proposal from Roanoke Valley Resource Authority