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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Reducing the Burden on County Residents

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Chairman Bob Warren discusses the rationale behind adjusting the meals tax rate from 4% to 6% and creating a transient occupancy tax: generating revenue that will allow for a reduction in the real estate tax rate - and thus the burden on county residents.

Your Board of Supervisors is dedicated to providing exceptional local government services at the lowest possible cost. We desire that our County becomes a place our children can be raised and educated, and then remain to work and raise their families. To ...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Honoring Clyde L. Banks, Sr.

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The Board of Supervisors recently renamed the Chatham South Bridge after the late Clyde L. Banks, Jr. Chairman Warren expresses why that was an important decision and why that particular bridge location was chosen.

It was a great joy to join my colleagues today in honoring a great Civil Rights leader of Pittsylvania County. With the formal renaming of the Chatham South Bridge as the Clyde L. Banks, Sr. Memorial Bridge, we are pleased that Mr. Banks and his legacy wi...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Thank You Morgan Olson

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Morgan Olson generously donated a $175,000 air utility vehicle to Pittsylvania County Public Safety, and this vehicle will serve as an asset to all Pittsylvania County residents and volunteer agencies, as well as the surrounding localities.

I just want to say that I am extremely appreciative of the generous gift that Morgan Olson provided to Pittsylvania County Public Safety – a new air utility vehicle worth approximately $175,000. This unit, which will be called Air 1, allows for ...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Cherrypicking Calls and Agency Funding

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Board of Supervisors Chairman Bob Warren shares his concerns about an agency admitting to cherrypicking calls from a frequent flyer and explains the details of the new agency funding structure.

I want to start by saying that I wholeheartedly support the Fire and Rescue Association, the Fire and Rescue Commission, and each of the individual volunteer agencies in Pittsylvania County. I recently spoke to the Pittsylvania County Fire and Rescue Comm...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Investing in public safety

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This Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors is intentional about using our finances, including our CARES Act funds, to bolster public safety.

There's a lot of different thoughts and views about what the role of government should be, but there's one thing that almost everyone can agree on: public safety is one of the most - if not the most - critical purviews of the government. That's why this P...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Adopting the PCSA is a good business decision

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It was a determination to be more efficient that led this Board to adopt the Pittsylvania County Service Authority last year, and it is that same desire for efficiency that's leading us to evaluate what our water line extension policy should be.

Your Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors operates with the guiding principle that government is a business. We have to make decisions with an eye for the future. We have to think long-term about things like capital investments, improvements, scaling,...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Poor Journalistic Practices by the Star Tribune

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Recently, I have been dissatisfied with the Star Tribune's unwarranted and unsupported negative coverage of Pittsylvania County that hasn't followed journalistic practices such as transparency, objectivity, and providing evidence to back up a claim.

Let me preface by saying that I believe the Chatham Star Tribune serves a crucial role in keeping our community informed. However, over the past few months I have been dissatisfied with unwarranted and often unsupported negative coverage of Pittsylvania C...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Our stations are improving

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Callands-Gretna Supervisor Ben Farmer discusses the improvements that many Pittsylvania County volunteer fire and rescue agencies have made in the past several years as funding has increased and the partnership with County Public Safety has improved.

When a Pittsylvania County resident or business-owner calls 911 for any emergency, those responding to your emergency will be volunteers from one of our many community volunteer fire and rescue departments. With increased county funding and involvement in...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: April 7, 2021

County continues to invest in fire and rescue

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Callands-Gretna Supervisor Ben Farmer discusses the critical role that our volunteer agencies play in keeping our community safe and why the Board of Supervisors remains committed to investing into these stations.

This Board of Supervisors understands the crucial role that volunteer fire and rescue agencies play in keeping our communities safe, which is why we are committed to increasing our investments in these stations. In the past three years we have increased a...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Pittsylvania County is Reaching the African American Community

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I am pleased to see the Board of Supervisors taking such intentional measures to recognize and work with the African American community. It is refreshing to see our Board and the local African American community working together so well.

The relationship between the African American community and Pittsylvania County government has not always been great. However, things are moving forward and have improved dramatically in recent years due to this board’s dedication to recognizing the contr...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Pittsylvania County is Communicating Better

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Pittsylvania County government is doing a better job of communicating with citizens than ever before. This is a result of creativity, experimentation, and intentionality on behalf of Pittsylvania County staff.

As your elected officials, we understand that it is important that we not only make sound decisions, but also do what we can to ensure the public knows what those decisions are and why we made them. In the past, Pittsylvania County has struggled mightily ...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: February 24, 2021

A Win for the Northern End of the County is a Win for the Whole County

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While representing each of our specific districts and constituents is important, above all else we represent Pittsylvania County as a whole, and we must make decisions in light of what is good for the entire county.

As you have probably heard, Pittsylvania County is the largest locality in the state of Virginia, covering nearly the same landmass as the entire state of Rhode Island. As a result of that size, Pittsylvania County residents have a lot of diverse situatio...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Pittsylvania County is Restoring the Northern End

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Staunton River District Representative Tim Dudley talks about how the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors are taking steps to restore the northern end of the County, both in terms of economic opportunity and quality of life options.

I represent the Staunton River District, which encompasses much of the northern end of Pittsylvania County. After the 2007 closure of Hurt’s Burlington Industries manufacturing facility, which was the economic linchpin of the region and one of largest emp...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: January 26, 2021

Pittsylvania County invests in its students

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Chairman Warren explains how Pittsylvania County invested its CARES Act money in its students at all levels by funding the purchase of thousands of laptops and other technology.

For many of us, the last ten months have been some of the strangest, most difficult times of our lives. This is particularly true for of our students, who were suddenly forced to learn exclusively remotely for several months in March without any warning o...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: January 6, 2021

We stand behind our volunteer stations

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Chairman Warren explains why the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors is investing so much in its volunteers and volunteer stations and thanks 640 Rescue Squad personnel for their service over its decades of operations.

As your elected Board of Supervisors, we understand the prominent role that volunteer stations play in keeping our communities safe at all times of day and night, but also in bringing our communities together. We want to thank the many volunteers who serv...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: December 2, 2020

Accepting our neighbors' trash is a wise financial decision for the county and the taxpayer

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Chairman Bob Warren explains why the Board believes that using the landfill to accept outside waste, cover its own expenses, and generate revenue is a sound financial decision, both for the finances of county government and for the individual taxpayer.

Many of Pittsylvania County’s neighbor localities are stuck paying millions of dollars a year for the disposal of their trash. Meanwhile, Pittsylvania County is in a position to make money with its landfill without significantly increasing costs. That is ...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Regional efforts fueling Pittsylvania County success

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Chairman Bob Warren highlights some of Pittsylvania County's many numerous economic development successes over the past few years and the regionalism that has helped lead to significant job creation, capital investments, and awards and recognitions.

When it comes to improving the quality of life in Pittsylvania County, one of the primary driving factors is economic development. While Pittsylvania County can make strides on its own, working in tandem with regional partners is what will allow our commu...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: November 4, 2020

The landfill is an asset

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Chairman Bob Warren explains why Pittsylvania County has elected to use the landfill to create revenue.

As the leaders of your community, we are always looking for ways that we can save and make money that don’t involve raising taxes and fees. Through years of strategic and focused efforts to improve the efficiency of the landfill operations, we h...

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Supervisors Central
Posted on: October 21, 2020

The Board cares about the entire Penhook community, in both Pittsylvania and Franklin Counties

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Bob Warren, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, explains why Pittsylvania County is pushing Franklin County for additional funding for Cool Branch Volunteer Fire and Rescue.

The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors understands that it is the unmatched dedication from our volunteer network that keeps more than 20 fire and rescue agencies operational and available to respond to emergencies in every corner of the county. Tha...

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