Lee County Sheriff’s Department September Stats

According to the Lee County Sheriff Statistics website during the month of September the activity report for the Lee County Sheriff's Department
Total calls received by Dispatch: 7,054.
Total calls received that Deputies responded to: 1,008.
There were 401 calls dispatched to other agencies.
There were 286 Rescue Squad calls and 30 Ambulance calls.
There were 41 Fire Department calls dispatched.
Sixteen funerals escorted.
Fifty-nine vehicles were unlocked for citizens.
Deputies served 176 warrants and processed 108 people.
Deputies served 175 subpoenas, 37 show cause summons and 208 other various civil papers.
Four search warrant were executed.
Deputies traveled a total of 71,286 miles with 3,228 miles being on transports.
Deputies transported two juveniles, four mental health patients and five prisoners from other jurisdictions.
Deputies along with inmates from Duffield Regional Jail picked up 1,117 bags of trash from our county roads.
Lee County Reserve Officers volunteered 88 hours to the community this month.

Lee County School Board’s Special Called Meeting Tonight

The Lee County School Board’s Special Called meeting to present the Lee County Public Schools Facility Plan for 2017-2018 will be tonight at six o’clock at Elk Knob Elementary in Woodway.

Tax Tickets Mailed Today

According to Lee County Treasurer Rita McCann, tax tickets will be mailed today Tuesday October 10th. Also any payments made after Wednesday September 20th will not be credited on your tax ticket since the files had already been sent to the printer.
All Real Estate and Personal Property taxes are due Tuesday December 5th and must be either post marked by then or paid in the Treasurer’s Office by 4:30 p.m. that date, or at any Lee Bank by the deadline to avoid late fees.
All taxes and fees may be included in one check made payable to Lee County Treasurer. You may also take your tax ticket to any Lee Bank and pay there thru Tuesday December 5th 2017. Instructions are listed on the front of your tax ticket to pay by debit or credit card, they accept Visa, Discover and Master Card. You may also call 1-866-789-3527 to pay by phone. Be aware that there is a 2.40% charge of the total tax amount when paying by credit/debit cards or by phone. Another option is to pay online at https://lpn.paymentus.com/opt/stde/lcv.
By law all payments are applied to the oldest delinquent tax, if any. All delinquent taxes are subject to debt set off, DMVSTOPS as well as liens. For information on tax relief please contact the Commissioner of the Revenue’s office at 276-346-7721.


Debate Tonight

Don’t forget the last gubernatorial debate between Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie will be broadcast live tonight at 7 p.m. on several television stations including WCYB.

Official Voting Deadline & Info

In order to be eligible to vote in Virginia’s General Election on Tuesday November 7th you must be registered and qualified in the District and precinct in which you live no later than Monday evening October 16, 2017 by five p.m. The Voter registration office of Lee County is open Mondays thru Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For qualified registered voters that need to vote In Person by Absentee ballot for this election the Voter Registration Office will be open Saturday October 28th and Saturday November 4th from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for your convenience.

Tuesday, October 31st is the last day they will accept Absentee ballot applications for mail. Both Mail Absentee and In Person voting began September 22, 2017. The Registrar of Voters office is located in the Lee County Courthouse on Main Street in Jonesville in Room 204. Keep in mind a Photo I.D. is required for Voting in Virginia. If you don’t currently have a Photo I.D. you can get one made free at the Registrar’s office. Patsy L. Burchett is the current General Registrar whom you may contact for additional info at govote105@leecova.org or by phone at 276-346-7780.

Historic Gubernatorial Debate

The final gubernatorial debates between Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie will be held on Monday evening October 9th at 7 p.m. at the David J. Prior Convocation Center in Wise. Co-hosted by the University of Virginia's College of Wise, the Southwestern Virginia Technology Coucil and the University of Virginia's Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, the debate will be broadcast live on several television stations. Journalist Carmen Forman will serve as panelist and pose questions, splitting the focus between rural Virginia issues and topics of interest to the Commonwealth as a whole. Tickets for this historic debate are available to all Virginians through an open lottery process and interested individuals can sign up at www.uvawise.edu/david-j-prior-convocation-center/debate


Help ACADA Help Our Elderly & Low Income Residents

The Appalachian Community Action and Development Agency is still accepting donations for the Lee County Personal Care and Hygiene Program. This program benefits low income and elderly citizens in Lee County. 
Some of the necessary items this program needs include toilet paper, tissues, bleach, skin lotions, other laundry items like detergents, fabric softeners, stain remover etc. Personal use items like toothbrushes, tooth pastes, mouth wash, shampoo, conditioner, deodorants, denture cleaners, feminine products etc.
Appalachian Community Action and Development would like to encourage all local organizations, businesses, churches, school groups and individuals to participate and help those in our community that may be struggling to purchase these basic items without our help. Donations can be dropped off at the Appalachian Community Action and Development office in Jonesville located at 119 Hill street in Jonesville.  

Public Service Authority

The Lee County Public Service Authority received numerous updates from Director Tracey Puckett, with some projects receiving extra funding and some receiving positive feedback. Mainline Construction has begun the Elydale Waterline Replacement and is progressing as well as remaining under bid. An extra sixty thousand dollars worth of funding was provided to the Isopod Road Project from the Coal Water Development Fund. If there should happen to be a shortfall, Lenowisco has already agreed to assist with remaining funds. Lenowisco also contributed forty thousand dollars toward the Eastern Lee Master Meter Project with thirty thousand dollars worth of residential meters having already been installed. The Public Service Authority approved Director Puckett's reports, agenda and minutes form last month's meeting before entering into Closed Session to discuss contracts and personnel matters, after which they adjourned until their next meeting scheduled for Tuesday evening October 24th.

Lonesome Pine Regional Library Meeting

The regular monthly meeting of the Lonesome Pine Regional Library Board of Trustees will take place on Thursday afternoon at 1:00, at the C. Bascom Slemp Memorial Library in Big Stone Gap.

Lee County Board of Zoning Appeals Hearing Tonight

The Lee county Board of Zoning Appeals is holding a public hearing this evening at 5:00 in the third floor conference room at the Lee County courthouse located in Jonesville. The purpose of this meeting is to garner input on a request made by Pamela B. Horner who has applied for a variance that would allow a doublewide manufactured home in an R-1 single family residential district on a parcel of land consisting of 1.157 acres located in the Wildcat community of Lee County at mile marker 26.4 on the East side of Highway 23. For more information please contact Community Development Secretary Cathy Wilder at 276-346-7766. Handicap access is available and anyone needing special assistance or wants greater details regarding access should contact County Administrator Dane Poe at 276-346-7714.