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Public Hearing Notices

Notice is given that on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at 8:30 a.m., or as soon thereafter as may be heard, in the Board of Supervisors Meeting Room, Community Services Building 2nd Floor, 190 Beech Street, Suite 201, Gate City, Virginia 24251, the Scott County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearings on the following:

  • Possible adoption of a Trespass After Having Been Forbidden To Do So Ordinance. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is on file for public inspection at the County Administrator’s Office, County Office Building, 190 Beech Street, Suite 201, Gate City, VA 24251.

  • Possible adoption of a Possession of Controlled Substances Ordinance.  A copy of the proposed Ordinance is on file for public inspection at the County Administrator’s Office, County Office Building, 190 Beech Street, Suite 201, Gate City, VA 24251.

  • Possible adoption of a Petit Larceny Ordinance.  A copy of the proposed Ordinance is on file for public inspection at the County Administrator’s Office, County Office Building, 190 Beech Street, Suite 201, Gate City, VA 24251.

  • Possession of Marijuana Unlawful Ordinance.  A copy of the proposed Ordinance is on file for public inspection at the County Administrator’s Office, County Office Building, 190 Beech Street, Suite 201, Gate City, VA 24251.

  • Possession or Distribution of Controlled Paraphernalia Ordinance.  A copy of the proposed Ordinance is on file for public inspection at the County Administrator’s Office, County Office Building, 190 Beech Street, Suite 201, Gate City, VA 24251.

  • Possible adoption of an Ordinance to Amend and Reenact in its Entirety the Scott County Public Procurement Ordinance to reflect the law as it now reads in Title 2.2, Chapter 43 of the Code of Virginia. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is on file for public inspection at the County Administrator’s Office, County Office Building, 190 Beech Street, Suite 201, Gate City, VA 24251.


    Public comments are invited at the hearing.

    This public hearing is being held at a public facility believed to be accessible to persons with disabilities. Persons needing sign language interpreter services for the deaf must request these services five working days in advance of the scheduled public hearing by calling the County Office at (276)386-6521 or TDD (276)386-9111 which is Scott County’s Central Dispatch.

    By: Freda R. Starnes, Clerk
    Scott County Board of Supervisors

Public Hearing Notice

Notice is given that on October 2, 2019 at 8:30 AM in the Board of Supervisors Meeting Room at the Scott County Administrative Offices, 190 Beech Street, Suite 201, Gate City, Virginia 24251, the Scott County Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing on a Special Use Permit Application submitted by Peggy L. Harless for a mini storage, flea market and equipment sales and rental at tax map # (s) 167 19 4, 167 19 5, 167 19 6, 167 19 7 in the Weber City area of Scott County. A copy of the Special Use Permit Application is on file for public inspection at the Zoning Administrator’s Office, 190 Beech Street, Suite 207, Gate City, VA 24251.

Public comments are invited at the hearing.

This public hearing is being held at a public facility believed to be accessible to persons with disabilities. Persons needing sign language interpreter services for the deaf must request these services five working days in advance of the scheduled public hearing by calling the County Office at (276)386-6521 or TDD (276)386-9111 which is Scott County’s Central Dispatch.

By: David Gilmer
Scott County Zoning Administrator

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Household Hazardous Waste Collection: Download  PDF File

Full Time Dispatcher

Must be able to perform technical and administrative work. Must be able to answer emergency and administrative phone lines and dispatch emergency responders in emergency situations. Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on September 13, 2019. Submit your application in a sealed envelope with resume marked “Confidential – Dispatcher” to Freda R. Starnes, County Administrator, 190 Beech St, Suite 201, Gate City, VA 24251. Pay DOQ/E. EOE. For more information, call 276-386-7220 or 276-386-6521.

Job Description: Download  PDF File

Application: Download  PDF File

Full Time Transfer Station Operator

Scott County, VA – Operator at Scott County Transfer Station– Full-time position with benefits. Accepting applications through 4:30 PM on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. Operates heavy equipment including but not limited to: frontend loader, farm tractor; performs required maintenance on equipment; operates transfer scales and maintains records; maintains closed landfill area and surrounding area; performs other duties as required. Preference will be given to applicants who possess a valid Virginia Class A driver’s license. Applications must be submitted to Bill Dingus, Assistant County Admin, 190 Beech St. Suite 201, Gate City, VA 24251. Salary $23,000 / year. Questions – call (276) 386- 6521. EOE.

Application: Download  PDF File

Full Time E-911 Director

Scott County – E911 Director – Successful candidate will have proven experience/knowledge in one or more (preferred) of the following: 911 communications, administrative duties, management of employees, Federal/State 911 regs, NENA standards, geography of Scott County, GIS duties, emergency situations, and radio communications. Salary is DOQ/E plus benefits. Each applicant is required to submit an application, resume, and letter of introduction. Submission deadline is Friday, September 20, 2019, 4:30 p.m. All application packets should be in a sealed envelope marked CONFIDENTIAL, addressed to: County Administrator, 190 Beech Street, Suite 201, Gate City, VA 24251. EOE.

Job Description: Download  PDF File

Application: Download  PDF File

RFP-Speech Therapy

RFP-Speech Therapy: Download  PDF File

Writ Town of Weber City Council

Writ Town of Weber City Council: Download  PDF File

Writ Town of Weber City

Writ Town of Weber City: Download  PDF File

Writ Town of Nickelsville

Writ Town of Nickelsville: Download  PDF File

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report: Download  PDF File

Amended Zoning Ordinance 2017

Scott County Amended Zoning Ordinance: Download  PDF File

Comprehensive Plan - Final

Comprehensive Plan - Download PDF File

Important Information From E911 Director

October 1, 2013
It has been brought to my attention by the responding emergency agencies that cover Scott County, that building structures, such as businesses and houses are not displaying the number plates provided by the 911 office. This is a violation of a law, when the number is not posted on the building as outlined. Please follow the link below to read the ordinance and the specifics of posting your house and business number. If you have any questions please call our office at (276) 386-7220.

House Number Ordinance: Download PDF File

Summer Health Information

The following information was provided to Scott County by Eleanor S. Cantrell, MD, the LENOWISCO District Director:

While rabies exposures, tick-borne, and swimming-related illness can occur throughout the year, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) typically reports a greater number of each during spring and summer months.

Rabies exposures most commonly occur via a bite from an animal shedding rabies virus in its saliva, although an exposure is also considered to have occurred when saliva or brain material from a rabid animal gets into a fresh, open wound, or onto a mucous membrane (eyes, nostrils, mouth). While any mammal can become rabid, the animals considered highest risk for having transmiting rabies are wild carnivores (particularly raccoons, skunks and foxes). Bats are also considered high risk. Because bat teeth are small and their bites may be difficult to detect, it is important to be concerned about encounters with bats even if a bite is not readily apparent. Small rodents, including squirrels, and rabbits are not usually considered rabies risks unless sick or behaving abnormally. Dogs and cats that bite people can be observed for a period of time to see if they become ill, whereas there are no established observation times for wild animals.

Any possible human rabies exposure should be discussed proptly with your local health department (LHD). The LHD can evaluate the level of risk, facilitate confinement of domestic animals and testing of other animals, and assist the victim in obtaining appropriate treatment. Park management should contact the LHD during regular working hours to discuss potential exposure situations. Because rabies incidents can occur at night, on a weekend, or a holiday, we encourage park management to establish an after-hours contact plan with their LHD before these types of situations occur.

Regarding tick-borne illnesses, Virginia has seen a sharp increase in the incidence of a many tick-borne illnesses in the past five years, including: Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Tick-borne illnesses are best prevented by citizens who take proper precautions while in outdoor tick habitats, are knoledgeable about the ticks that carry disease, and understand how to safely remove a tick from the body. Ready access to educational material in state parks can help citizens learn how to avoid and prevent illnesses caused by tick bites.

Finally, unintentional injury and illness resulting from recreational water use each year. Park management can play an active role in reminding park patrons to take certain precautions before participating in recreational water activities. People can become sick by swallowing or coming into contact with contaminated waters. The most common waterborne illnesses are gastrointestinal and may cause nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. It is important to remind visitors that germs on the body can end up in the water and make other people sick. To prevent illness and injury, it is best to shower with soap before swimming and wash hands after using the restroom, avoid water going up the nose or in the mouth, and pay close attention to park signs posted along the shoreline.

Solid Waste Control Ordinance

Scott County Solid Waste Control Ordinance: Download (43 kB) PDF File

Solid Waste & Recycling Schedule

Solid Waste & Recycling Schedule: Download (181 kB) PDF File

Tourism Maps

Agri-Trail: download (787 kB) PDF File
Motorcycle Trails: download (0.98 MB) PDF File
Horse Trails: download (717 kB) PDF File
Scenic Drives: download (758 kB) PDF File
Scott County Blueways: download (375 kB) PDF File
Clinch River Boat Access: download (967 kB) PDF File
Holston River Boat Access: download (506 kB) PDF File
Hiking and Walking Trails: download (363 kB) PDF File
Little Stoney Falls and Trail: download (283 kB) PDF File
Scott County Music Venues: download (1483 kB) PDF File

For more information about the sites listed on these maps, please contact Pam Cox at 386-6521 or .

More information is also avaliable at the Explore Scott County Link opens in a new broswer window website.

Subdivision Ordinance 2014

Scott County Subdivision Ordinance 2014: Download (197 kB) PDF File

Open Appointments

The Scott County Board of Supervisors is taking applications from citizens interested in serving on:

  • Trail Blazers Board – one (three-year term)

Application forms may be obtained at:
County Administrator's Office, County Office Building
190 Beech Street Suite 201
Gate City, VA 24251

by calling (276) 386-6521 or by download: Adobe Reader PDF File

Disclosure of Real Estate Holdings Form: Download (197 kB) PDF File
Statement of Economic Interests Form: Download (197 kB) PDF File
Financial Disclosure Form: Download (197 kB) PDF File