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Botetourt County Supports Investment in Start-up Flying Mouse Brewery


Fincastle, VA – Today the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors approved a $36,000 incentives package for the Flying Mouse Brewery located near Daleville. The Board’s action formalized proposals offered to the company’s owners to induce them to locate and open the brewery in the County.

Frank and Debbie Moeller are principal owners and residents of Troutville. They and their partners are investing over $500,000 in capital improvements and expect to create 10 jobs over the next four years.

“This is a great project for Botetourt County,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Steve Clinton. “Besides the gratification of this being a local start-up with so much potential, this particular business, I believe, will really contribute to the vitality of the county and offer residents and visitors, alike, another distinctive experience that complements so much of what we already enjoy here in Botetourt.”

Under terms of the approved agreement, the County will provide incentives valued at approximately $35,000 to Flying Mouse contingent on the company meeting its performance obligations. The County’s grant is scheduled to be paid over five annual installments.

For more information, contact

Kathleen D. Guzi, County Administrator
(540) 473-8223

Frank Moeller
(540) 992-1288

The 4th annual Wine Trail of Botetourt County Summer Concert Series announced


Fincastle, VA–The fourth annual Wine Trail of Botetourt County Summer Concert Series is juicing up for another exciting season of events. The series features three family-friendly, outdoor concerts designed to showcase many of the great flavors of Botetourt County.

This season offers new elements. All three local farm wineries will be on site for each concert event giving visitors an opportunity to sample various wines available along The Wine Trail of Botetourt County. In addition, Flying Mouse Brewery will offer local craft beers as well.

Tickets are available on site the day of each event:


Saturday, May 17, Fincastle Vineyard & Winery, 6 - 9pm

Featuring:  Beggars' Circus

Tickets: $10 with wristband, $5 Designated driver/underage, Children under 12 free. Bring your FV etched glass and save $2.


Sunday, June 15, Virginia Mountain Vineyards, 2-5pm

Featuring: Rarely Available

Tickets: $10 with wristband, $5 Designated driver/underage, Children under 12 free. Bring your VMV etched glass and save $2.


Saturday, August 9, Blue Ridge Vineyard, 5 – 9pm

Featuring: Fat Daddy and the Lenny Marcus Band

Tickets: $10 with wristband, $5 Designated driver/underage, Children under 12 free. Bring your BRV etched glass and save $2.

For more information, contact

Lisa Moorman, Tourism Manager

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation Releases Comprehensive Plan for Outdoor Recreation, Land Conservation


Fincastle, VA - Virginia’s official guide for the planning of public outdoor recreation and land conservation has been revised and is now available online. The Virginia Outdoors Plan, which is updated every five years, highlights the beautiful natural resources and historical attractions Virginia has to offer.

This is the 10th plan to be produced since the 1965 publication of “Virginia’s Common Wealth,” the first comprehensive study of Virginia’s outdoor recreation facilities and resources. It is the first to be completely paperless, and its publication marks the debut of VOP Mapper, a user-friendly online tool for mapping outdoor recreation resources and conserved lands.

This plan’s theme is “Virginia is for Outdoor Lovers,” and recommendations focus heavily on expanding tourism opportunities and the economy through outdoor recreation and land conservation.

The Virginia Outdoors Plan is a requirement for Virginia to participate in the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund program. Since that program’s inception nearly 50 years ago, Virginia has received more than $76 million in LWCF grants through the National Park Service. DCR is tasked with dispersing these grant funds statewide for public outdoor recreation. More than 400 projects across the state have been made possible through this funding. These projects range from improvements at existing parks to land acquisitions for developing new parks.

The Virginia Outdoors Plan is developed using results of the Virginia Outdoors Demand Survey. The survey helps gauge the level at which Virginians are participating in specific outdoor recreation activities. It also measures respondents’ attitudes about the importance of outdoor recreation and land conservation, their use of technology to find outdoor recreation opportunities, and the outdoor amenities they prefer.

The survey cited in this plan was administered in 2011 by the University of Virginia Center for Survey Research. The plan was developed using the responses from 3,100 Virginia households. In addition to the survey, input about outdoor recreation and land conservation was collected during 42 public meetings around the state.



For more information, contact

Richard "Pete" Peters, Director of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism

(540) 473-8326

County eNewsletter -- 4:12 December 2013


In This issue:

  • Botetourt Sports Complex Updates
  • Recycling Center Changes
  • Dirty Girl Mud Run Attracts Women Near and Far
  • Department of Parks, Recreeation and Tourism receives Youth Sports Award
  • Notices and Upcoming Events
  • Attorney General Recount Taking Place on Dec. 17th

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Holiday Closures


The Botetourt County Courthouse offices, Libraries, and the Citizens Convenience Center located at the old County landfill will be closed from 12:00 noon on Tuesday, December 31 through Wednesday, January 1, 2014, in observance of the New Year’s holiday.

For more information, contact

Susan Fain

(540) 473-8223

Annual Burn Ban


Fincastle, VA – The Commonwealth’s 4 p.m. Burning Law goes into effect Feb. 15, 2014 – the start of spring fire season in Virginia.

Specifically, the 4 p.m. law prohibits burning before 4 p.m. each day (Feb. 15 – April 30) if the fire is in, or within 300 feet of, woodland, brushland or fields containing dry grass or other flammable materials.  However, Botetourt County residents are asked to use extreme caution with fire during this critical period.  Seasonal winds dry out woody and grass fuels that have accumulated over the winter and greatly increase the danger of wildfire.  Outdoor burning at any time should be avoided.

A violation of this law is a Class 3 misdemeanor punishable by up to a $500 fine. In addition to the criminal violation, those who allow a fire to escape are liable for the cost of suppressing the fire as well as any damage caused to others’ property.

Detailed information about the 4 p.m. Burning Law can be found on the VDOF website’s Frequently Asked Questions page about Burning and the 4 PM Law.


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For more information, contact

Botetourt County Department of Emergency Services


Botetourt's Shane Figgins is RRHBA Public Employee of the Year


The Roanoke Regional Home Builders Association, Inc. (RRHBA) has named Botetourt County Combination Inspector Shane Figgins (Botetourt County),as the Association’s 2013 Public Employee of the Year. 

          Shane was recognized for his knowledge of the building codes and his compassion to help wherever he can to ensure the success of projects. 2013 RRHBA President Pete McKnight (Blue Ridge) stated, “While strictly enforcing the code, Shane does so in a manner of serving the client to the best of his ability. Among the reasons given for Shane’s nomination were a variety of ‘everyday’ ways he readily provides assistance to the housing and construction industry – including his willingness to listen to others’ concerns and ideas. He is indeed a team player, and we thank him for all that he does for our industry and community.”

          This award is open to employees who work within the jurisdictions served by RRHBA (Counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Roanoke; Cities of Roanoke & Salem; and related towns). Nominations are made by members of the RRHBA Board of Directors.

          The criteria is as follows: (1) the employee must be directly involved in the control, development, supervision, or production of housing and/or construction, (2) in the opinion of the RRHBA Awards Committee, be a person who has, within the limits of his or her responsibility, provided significant assistance to the housing and/or construction industry, and (3) this individual should be in the planning, public works, zoning, code enforcement, engineering, or inspection department of the jurisdiction involved, although other employees would not be excluded from consideration, if appropriate. Elected officials are excluded.

           The RRHBA is a non-profit, professional trade organization with more than 300 member firms dedicated to being the respected voice of the residential and commercial building industry.

For more information, contact

Kathleen Guzi, County Administrator

Thanksgiving Holiday Office Closings


In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday:

  • Botetourt County Courthouse offices will close at noon on Wednesday, November 27,
    and reopen on Monday, December 2
  • The libraries will follow their regular Saturday schedules.
  • The Citizens' Convenience Center located at the old County landfill will be closed all day on Thursday, November 28
    and will close at noon on Friday, November 29. T
    hey will be open on their regular one-half day schedules on Wednesday, November 27 and Saturday, November 30.

For more information, contact

County Switchboard (540) 473-8220

Changes Coming to County Recycling Centers


Fincastle, VA -- Beginning December 1, 2013, the Botetourt County recycling centers will have an updated look. Advanced Transportation and Disposal was awarded the contract to service the County’s recycling centers by the Board of Supervisors on October 22.

New blue-colored containers will replace the previous green containers and, instead of the color-coded tops, placards will indicate the recyclable material to be placed in each container. These placards will continue to use the same color codes as the previous containers with silver being for glass, green for plastic, and metal, and brown for mixed paper.

A few minor changes will also be in place to increase the capacity of each recycling center. Glass will now be collected in the front compartment of the plastics and metals container instead of in a separate glass only container. Only plastics numbered 1 and 2 will only be accepted.
The goal of these changes is to increase the availability of recycling to the citizens by decreasing the incidence of full and overflowing containers, while broadening the types of materials that can be recycled. In addition, the new containers will have better doors to keep the rain out and the commodity in while on site and during transportation reducing tipping fees and reducing litter.

Please contact the Botetourt County Division of Solid Waste at (540) 992-5111 if you have questions or comments. Thank you for your continued recycling efforts.

For more information, contact

Greg Hannah, Manager
Botetourt County Division of Solid Waste
 (540) 992-5111

County eNewsletter -- 5:01 January 2014


In this issue:

  • Shane Figgins is RRHBA Public Employee of the year
  • 2013/14 Recreation Incentive Program
  • Virginia Transformer Expansion in Troutville
  • Annual Burn Ban
  • Soccer Complex coming to Greenfield Recreation Park
  • Notices and Upcoming Events
  • 2013 Voter Registration Statistics
  • Economic Development news You Can Use

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Capco To Expand in Botetourt County


Company adding 30 high-paying jobs

Fincastle, VACapco® Machinery Systems Chairman, President and CEO Edward West 3rd and Botetourt County officials today announced a $4.2 million expansion of the company’s manufacturing plant in EastPark Commerce Center. Thirty new jobs for engineers, mechanical and electrical technicians and machinists will be created at an average wage of $60,000 per year. The company chose to expand at its headquarters in Botetourt rather than construct a new plant in China.

Capco® manufactures CNC (computer numerical control) roll grinding machines, brand name Capco® SuperGrinders™ that are used to grind rolls which are installed in rolling mills used to produce the highest quality foil, sheet and plate for steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass, nickel, titanium and other high technology metals. The metal sheets (coils) are produced by leading companies worldwide such as Alcoa, Allegheny Ludlum, AK Steel, BaoSteel, China Aluminum, China Steel, Arcelor Mittal, Thyssen Krupp, US Steel, etc. for aircraft sheet and plate, aluminum foil, can sheet and plate, automotive sheet, copper foil and sheet for electronics, stainless steel for appliances and architectural products, titanium sheet for aircraft and other high technology metals for a wide range of industries.

“Capco® exports 95 percent of its products outside of the United States, so the option of expanding overseas was tempting, but my desire to stay in Botetourt County and keep the jobs in the US was much stronger,” said West.

The expansion will provide Capco® with a two-fold increase in the machining and assembly areas of its manufacturing facilities. Production output of Capco® SuperGrinders™ will double. Construction will start on November 11. The projected construction completion date is by August 8, 2014.

“We are so proud of the success Edward and his employees have achieved through their continuous innovations in technology and customer service over their 21 year history in Botetourt County.” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Steve Clinton. “They are carrying the ‘Made in Botetourt County’ brand around the globe and we are pleased to play a role in helping them do that.”

Botetourt County is providing a local performance grant up to $99,900 over four years to reimburse a portion of the company’s investment costs. Through its Virginia Jobs Investment Program, the Virginia Department of Business Assistance will provide funding and services to support the Company’s recruitment and training activities.

County Administrator Kathleen Guzi described the expansion as a win-win-win. “The County will realize increased tax revenues and increased diversification of its tax base. Capco® is able to expand on-site and avoid the complications of an overseas location, and there are new, high-quality job opportunities right at home.”\


Company History

For more information, contact

Kathleen Guzi, Botetourt County Administrator
(540) 473-8223

Edward E. West, III, Chairman & CEO
Capco® Machinery Systems Inc.
(540) 798-4251

Register to Receive Severe Weather Alerts from Botetourt County Emergency Services


Botetourt County Upgrades Emergency Notification System to Include
Automated Severe Weather Alerts and Enhanced Self-Registration Page

Fincastle, VA – Botetourt County residents can sign-up to receive automated severe weather alerts via the County’s enhanced self-registration online web page. Residents are strongly encouraged to sign up for the free service, which provides fast and automated notice in the event of dangerous weather situations, such as the dangerous and destructive storm experienced on June 29th.

The weather alerting feature automatically notifies registered individuals immediately after the National Weather Service (NWS) issues an alert. Individuals register to receive weather alerts via the Botetourt County enhanced online sign-up page by providing their address, phone number(s) and selecting the alerts they wish to receive: severe thunderstorm, flash flood and/or tornado.

The online registration process is user-friendly and takes no more than a few minutes to complete. If you have already registered your contact information with the county you are not automatically registered for severe weather alerts. It is imperative that folks understand that they must opt-in to receive these alerts. Residents who live on a hill may choose not to receive flash flood warnings, but we strongly recommend that everyone sign up for tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings.

How to Register:

  • Visit click on the Register Online button.
  • Create an account using an email address (or access an existing account).
  • Residents enter their name, address and up to two phone numbers.
  • Based on the address provided, a map will appear with a symbol showing the user-designated location. The registrant will be asked to verify the location and move it if required.
  • Residents can enter up to five additional contacts under their account, such as parents, siblings, or spouses.
  • Residents select which weather alerts they’d like to receive. Choices are severe thunderstorm warnings, flash flood warnings, and tornado warnings.
  • Registrants can log in to the registration website at any time to add or update their contact information, as well as to opt in or out of notification services.

The new severe weather alerting feature is tied in with the county’s existing emergency notification system, which has been in place for over 3 years and has been utilized on multiple occasions to assist in notifying the public of impending emergencies. Botetourt County originally purchased the emergency notification system from Columbus, Ohio-based Twenty First Century Communications. The system allows county public safety officials to send time-sensitive, targeted messages to select groups and geographic areas.

The basic contact database includes all residential and commercial landline phone numbers. Citizens are encouraged to register additional methods of contact, such as cell phone numbers, VoIP numbers, and email addresses by visiting

Residents who do not have Internet access or need assistance with registration may call the Department of Emergency Services (540-473-2098) or register in person at its office, located at 205 N. Roanoke Street in Fincastle (in the Public Safety Building).

For more information, contact

Andrew Moore, Botetourt County Dept. of Emergency Services
(540) 473-2098

Standard & Poor's Raises County Bond Rating


Fincastle, VA– Botetourt County has recently received a higher grade from a credit rating agency. Standard and Poor’s (S&P’s) Ratings Services raised to ‘AA+’ from ‘AA-’ its underlying rating on the County’s general obligation (GO) bonds

S&P’s two-increment upgrade is based on strong management conditions and budgetary perfor­mance and reflects the County’s strong wealth and buying income, very low unemployment levels, strong financial position and management policies, and low debt profile.

The ratings report further noted that the County’s strong budgetary flexibility and avail­able fund balance are good indicators for the future. Results for year-end 2013 reflected conservative budgeting and higher-than-projected revenue, with increases in real estate and property tax reve­nues as a result of tax rate increases. The report also cited very strong liquidity of cash levels to adequately cover debt service and expenditures, with a total-government-available cash ratio of 32.3% of total general fund expenditures. The County’s financial management policies are con­sidered “strong” under S&P’s Financial Management Assessment. This indicates the County’s financial practices are strong, well-embedded, and likely sustainable.

“This rating upgrade is a reflection of prudent financial and operational guidance from the County’s Board of Supervisors over the past few challenging years and the County’s and School administration’s ability to manage through recent difficult times,” stated Kathleen D. Guzi, County Administrator. “It also reflects well on the citizens’ support of Botetourt County’s strategic priorities and the services enjoyed in the County.”  Dr. Mac Scothorn, Chairman of the Board of Super­visors, welcomed the news and noted that he looks forward to the County’s continuing efforts to grow its economy.

With respect to current credit ratings from the other two major ratings agencies, in 2010, Fitch Ratings awarded Botetourt an AA+ rating with stable outlook and Moody’s deemed Botetourt an Aa2 credit rating with a stable outlook.  Botetourt remains the highest bond-rated county in Virginia for its population size.


For more information, contact

Kathleen Guzi, County Administrator

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Emergency Response Team Free Training






Fincastle—The Roanoke Valley Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is conducting free training in February and March on disaster preparedness and response.  This program educates citizens about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

Citizens who go through CERT training have a better understanding of the potential threats to their home, workplace, and community and can take the right steps to lessen the effects of these hazards on themselves, their homes or workplace. If a disaster happens that overwhelms local response capability, CERT members can apply the training learned in the classroom and during exercises to give critical support to their family, loved ones, neighbors or associates in their immediate area until help arrives. When help does arrive, CERTs provide useful information to responders and support their efforts, as directed, at the disaster site.

CERT members can also assist with non-emergency projects that improve the safety of the community.  CERTs have also been used to distribute and/or install smoke alarms, replace smoke alarm batteries in the home of elderly, distribute disaster education material, provide services at special events, such as parades, sporting events, concerts and more.



The class schedule is as follows:


Wednesday, February 19th - 6:00PM - 9:30PM

Topic:  Introduction and Preparedness


Saturday, February 22nd – 8:00AM - 4:00 PM

Topic:  Fire Safety/Disaster Medical 1/Disaster Psychology


Wednesday, February 26th – 6:00PM – 9:30PM

Topic:  Disaster Medical Operations 2


Friday, February 28th – 6:00PM - 9:30PM

Topic:  Terrorism


Wednesday, March 5th - 6:00PM - 9:30PM

Topic:  Meet Emergency Manager/CERT Organization


Friday, March 7th - 6:00PM - 9:30PM

Topic:  Search-Rescue/Review


Wednesday, March 12th - 6:00PM - 9:30PM

Topic:  CPR


Friday, March 14th - 6:00PM - 9:30PM

Topic:  Final Drill and Graduation



These training sessions will be held at the Roanoke Lifesaving Crew’s facility located at 374 Day Avenue, SW, in Roanoke.  Each participant must bring a 1 1/2 inch, 3-ring binder with notebook paper, a pen, and a pencil.




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For more information, contact

Contact: David Firestone, Division Chief of Emergency & Support Services
Botetourt County Department of Emergency Services (540) 473-2098

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Bridge replacement Scheduled for Route 622 in Botetourt County




SALEM – Beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 15, a section of Route 622 (Prices Bluff Road) in Botetourt County will be closed to replace the bridge over Big Creek.


The bridge is located 0.80 mile from the north end of Route 702 (Hayden Road) and 0.50 mile from Route 696 (Locust Bottom Road). 


Weather permitting the bridge will reopen at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 16.


Drivers will need to seek an alternate route

Botetourt County Library's 2014 Poetry Contest


Botetourt County Library’s 2014 Poetry Contest


Botetourt County Library will be holding its annual Poetry Contest in March. Anyone in 6th grade or above may participate.


Poems will be judged in four groups: Grades 6-7, Grades 8-9, Grades 10-12 and Adult.  Poems should not exceed 35 lines in length.  Students should include their name, grade, phone number, e-mail address, teacher’s name and school on the back of their poems.  Adults should include name, phone number and e-mail address on the back of their entries.  There is a limit of two poems per person.  Anyone who would like their poems returned should also include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.


Poems may be submitted from March 1 through 31 at the libraries in Blue Ridge, Buchanan, Eagle Rock, Fincastle and the Bookmobile.  Entries may also be mailed to: Jackie Mullins, Botetourt County Library Poetry Contest, P.O. Box 129, Fincastle, VA 24090.


Cash prizes will be provided by the Botetourt County Friends of the Library to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each age group.  


The Awards program will be held at the Fincastle Library on a date that will be announced later.

For more information, contact

For additional information please contact Steve Vest at 977-3433 or Jackie Mullins at 473-8647. 

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Bike VA Provides Positive Economic Impact on Botetourt and Region


Fincastle, VA – When Botetourt and Rockbridge Counties were selected to host the 2013 Bike VA Tour, expectations were high for the economic impact the 6-day event was anticipated to have on the region. According to a report recently released by Bike Virginia, a non-profit organization that works to improve biking initiatives across the state and organizers of the annual event, local expenditures generated by the Bike Virginia Tour lived up to the economic hype.

The 2013 Bike Virginia Tour Report indicates that total expenditures for this year’s event exceeded $1 million, with a large portion of the economic impact occurring within the two host localities of Botetourt and Rockbridge. This year’s 1,307 participants were from 39 states and Canada, ranging in age from 5 to 88. The report also indicated that 42% of the participants were making their first ever trip to the Roanoke Region.

“We are pleased to have introduced over 500 new visitors and another 750 returning visitors to the Roanoke region. Based on the wonderful experiences riders reported in this year’s event surveys, over 60% expect to return to the area in the future” said Kim Perry, Bike VA Executive Director.

Held June 21 through June 26, this year’s event began in the Rockbridge County’s Glenn Maury Park, with participants riding through parts of Buena Vista and Lexington. The second leg of the event was based at Botetourt County’s Greenfield Recreation Park, with riders cycling through the towns of Buchanan, Troutville and Fincastle. The longest ride option took cyclists through the Catawba Valley and parts of Roanoke and Craig counties.

“Hosting events such as the Bike Va Tour not only provides a direct influx of new spending into the local economy as the event is taking place. Perhaps the most exciting aspect of welcoming new visitors to the area is that a good many of them will return and provide ongoing financial benefits to the host communities”, stated Richard Peters, Director of Botetourt County’s Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism. “Special events play a very large role in our region’s local economy. When you can draw visitors from as far away as does the Bike Va event, the impact is substantial.”

Now in its 26th year, the Bike Virginia tour features cyclists of all skills and abilities for six days of touring the beautiful and scenic state of Virginia, stopping in many interesting places along the way. Each year, the tour committee selects different host communities and chooses cycling routes that takes participants to some of the most fascinating, historic and scenic places across the state.

Additional details regarding the 2013 Bike Va Report:

Total Participation   1,307
Average Age   55
Male   65%
Female   35%
Average Individual Participant Spending   $678
Hotel and B&B’s Room Nights   2,145
Participants Camping   53%
Participants to Recommend Host Locality to Others   77%
Bike Va Spending (Event Logistics)   $132,000
Bike Va Donations to Community and Civic Groups   $20,000
Bike Va Grants to Support Local Biking Initiatives  



For more information, contact

Richard “Pete” Peters, Director
Botetourt County Parks, Recreation & Tourism
        (540) 473-8326



On November 29, 2013, or as soon thereafter as may be effected, actions will be commenced under the authority of Virginia Code §58.1-3965, et seq., to begin proceedings to sell the following parcels of real estate for the payment of Botetourt County delinquent real estate taxes:

Click attachment below for property list.

  • Properties subject to delinquent real estate taxes may be redeemed by paying all accumulated taxes, penalties, interest, costs and fees. 
  • Payments should be made payable to Botetourt County and mailed to Taxing Authority Consulting Services PC, Post Office Box 1270, Midlothian, Virginia, 23113
  • Interested bidders and inquiries regarding the above-listed properties should be directed to TACS at (804) 545-2500 or or by email to or by mail to:

John A. Rife, Esq.
Re: Botetourt County Delinquent RE Taxes
Taxing Authority Consulting Services, PC
Post Office Box 1270
Midlothian, Virginia  23113


For more information, contact

Interested bidders and inquiries regarding the above-listed properties should be directed to
TACS at (804) 545-2500 or or by email to

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County eNewsletter -- 4:11 November 2013


In this issue:

  • Board Adopts New Sign Ordinance Text Amendments
  • Upper James River Clean Up
  • October was National Community Planning Month
  • Notices and Upcoming Events;
  • Economic Development Office - News You Can use
  • RVARC Survey Looking for Your Input

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For more information, contact

Wendy Farkas
Webmaster and Newsletter Editor
County Administrator's Office
(540) 473-8239

TRAFFIC ALERT: Lane Closures Planned on Route 11 in Botetourt County this week





SALEM – Drilling operations to make test borings on a bridge over Tinker Creek on Route 11 (Lee Highway) in Botetourt County will cause lane closures during daytime hours this week.  Traffic will be shifted around the lane closures to use the center turn lane as a through lane.  The bridge is located near Cloverdale just north of Route 11’s intersection with Route 1039 (Gibson Lane). 


Work tentatively is scheduled daily from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 18 through Friday, March 21.  Additional work days may be scheduled the following week if needed to complete the drilling.


Drivers should use caution and watch for changing traffic patterns.


These dates are tentative and could be adjusted depending on weather and work schedule.


The test borings are needed to develop plans for a future bridge replacement.