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Public Notice  The Bedford County Board of Zoning Appeals meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 23, 2014 has been cancelled.

Public Notice  The Bedford County Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 2, 2014 has been cancelled. The next meeting will be held Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the Boardroom of the County Administration Building 122 E Main Street Bedford, Va.

35 MPH SPEED LIMIT ENACTED FOR ALL UNPAVED ROADWAYS IN VIRGINIA  Effective July 1, a maximum speed limit of 35 mph will apply to all unpaved roads statewide, as a result of legislation passed by the General Assembly this year. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) proposed the revised speed limit for unpaved roads to keep the speed limit consistent. Prior to the revision, the maximum speed limit on these roads was 55 mph, though this varied by counties. “The revision to speed limits on all unpaved roads will cause less confusion for motorists,” said VDOT Chief Engineer Garrett Moore. “A lower speed limit of 35 mph is a reasonable and safer speed limit for unpaved roads across the state.” The law does not require VDOT to post speed limit signs on unpaved roadways. VDOT is working with the Department of Motor Vehicles to help educate drivers on the new statewide speed limit. “Virginia State Police will continue to enforce speed limit laws, just as we always have for the safety of all motorists,” said Col. W. Steven Flaherty, Virginia State Police Superintendent. “Troopers have the authority to warn, summons or arrest those who fail to comply with established speed limits.”

Private Household Water Testing Program Offered The Bedford County Extension Office is offering a private household water testing program in August. If your household water comes from a well, cistern or spring and you are interested in learning more about the quality of your water, consider participating in this one time testing opportunity. For questions, please contact Scott Baker at the Bedford County Extension Office, 540-586-7675 or

Notice of Writ for Special Election in Town of Bedford On November 4, 2014  A special election will be held on November 4, 2014, in the Town of Bedford to elect four members to Town Council for the unexpired portion of the term of each of the four present council members whose terms expire on December 31, 2016. Persons interested in becoming a candidate for this election may contact the Bedford County General Registrar or the Virginia State Board of Elections website at for information on becoming a candidate. The deadline for candidate filings is 5 p.m. on August 15, 2014.

Attention all Cannery Patrons  Price increase for Cans - The price of cans will be the same price paid by Bedford County (can, lid and shipping)

28 oz. - $1.00/can
14 oz. - $.75/ can

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