Public Notice Please take notice that the Bedford County Board of Supervisors has added a work session to its meeting to be held on Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Board Room of the County Administration Building located at 122 East Main Street, Bedford, Virginia. The purpose of the work session will be to have a discussion on Region 2000’s Regional Library Proposal.
Public Notice Please take notice that the Bedford County Board of Supervisors has cancelled its meeting that was scheduled to be held on Monday, August 25th, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
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
New London Community Cannery Opens New London Community Cannery opens Tues 7/1. Hours of operation this year have changed. New hours are 6am to noon. Please have all product prepared and ready to cook when you arrive. Unprepared product will be turned away. Cannery workers are not permitted to directly handle your product.
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 http://www.sbe.virginia.gov for information on becoming a candidate. The deadline for candidate filings is 5 p.m. on August 15, 2014.