County Reorganizes Departments to Promote Additional Efficiency and Effectiveness

December 31, 2020

Botetourt County has announced a number of departmental organizations as a result of focused efforts to identify ways to improve the local government organization and increase the County’s efficiency and effectiveness. These changes provide the County with ways to better meet changing community needs and service expectations. Departments directly affected are Maintenance, Recreation, Community Development, (more…)

Amy Stinnett White Appointed to Board of Supervisors

December 22, 2020

At the Board’s regular meeting, Buchanan District representative I. Ray Sloan, announced his resignation from the Board of Supervisors effective December, 30th, and nominated Amy Stinnett White to the remainder of his term through December 31, 2021. “I have no idea how I could have found a more capable person to take my spot on (more…)

County Awarded Fast Track Broadband Grant to Increase Broadband Accessibility

December 17, 2020

Botetourt County Awarded a CARES Act Grant from the Governor’s Fast Track Broadband Program to Increase Local Broadband Accessibility $570k to go towards new local CBRS Fixed Wireless Solution December 17, 2020 (Botetourt, VA) – Botetourt County today announced that they have received a Fast Track Broadband grant in the amount of $569,808 to help increase (more…)

County Offices Moved to Greenfield

December 7, 2020

Botetourt County offices have completed their moves to the Botetourt County Administration Center (Greenfield Education and Training Center) at 57 S. Center Drive, Daleville, VA 24083. Last year, the County announced the relocation of a number of offices from the Town of Fincastle to the Center in Daleville. County Administration and Economic Development were able (more…)

Board of Supervisors and School Board Partner for Upgraded HVAC Systems in Schools

October 16, 2020

In continued support of the partnership between the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors and the School Board, the Supervisors have allocated nearly $300,000 of the County’s Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding for the purchase and installation of new plasma generators for the HVAC systems in Botetourt schools. The Botetourt County (more…)

County Cancels Winter Sports Season; Launches Sports Equipment Lending Program

October 19, 2020

Today, Botetourt County announced that all winter recreation league activities, including basketball programming, will not take place this year. This decision comes as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise both regionally and nationally and as limitations about the safe use of facilities become front and center. Youth basketball relies primarily on school gymnasiums.  County and (more…)

Fire Prevention Week in Botetourt

October 5, 2020

Fincastle, VA — Botetourt County Department of Fire & EMS is teaming up with the National Fire  Protection Association (NFPA) to share the message for the 2020 Fire Prevention Week, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” According to NFPA, cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the United (more…)

Board Declares Broadband Week and Celebrates Broadband Successes

September 22, 2020

Botetourt County Board of Supervisors Declares October 5-11, 2020 Broadband Week, Celebrates Recent Buildouts, Progress Towards Goal   September 22, 2020 (Botetourt, VA) – During Tuesday afternoon’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Botetourt County officially declared that the week of October 5th-11th will be Botetourt Broadband Week. This celebration of community progress and connectivity is designed (more…)

Botetourt and Roanoke Gas Company Partner to Provide Service in Blue Ridge

August 31, 2020

Botetourt County, VA: As a bonus of the construction of the new Colonial Elementary School, Botetourt County and Roanoke Gas Company have partnered to bring natural gas service to the Blue Ridge community. The new school will be using natural gas-fired boilers; therefore, having the natural gas infrastructure in place is a critical piece of (more…)

Board Approves COVID-19 Grant Program for County Farmers

August 27, 2020

Daleville, VA – At the August 25, 2020, regular meeting, the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors approved the “Botetourt County COVID-19 Farm Operation Grant Program” to assist the County’s farm operations with COVID-19 pandemic-related losses. Grants will be available up to $5,000 per farm operation based primarily in Botetourt County. “The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted (more…)