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Special Meeting-Ballad Health

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SCPS-Special Called Meeting

SCPS-Special Called Meeting: Download  PDF File

Public Hearing-Roadway Abandonment

Public Hearing-Roadway Abandonment: Download  PDF File

Full Time-Transfer Station Technician

Refuse Truck Driver / Transfer Station Technician – Full-time position with benefits. Accepting applications through 4:30 PM on Monday, November 26, 2018. Operates heavy equipment including but not limited to: Driving refuse trucks, front end loader, farm tractor; performs required maintenance on equipment; operates transfer scales and maintains records; performs other duties as assigned. Applicants must possess a valid Virginia Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class B or higher. Starting annual salary $25,000. Submit Scott County Employment application and resume to Bill Dingus, Assistant County Administrator / Director of Public Works, 190 Beech St., Suite 201, Gate City, VA 24251. Questions – call (276) 386- 6521. EOE.

Application: Download  PDF File

Part Time-Animal Shelter Worker

Temporary, part-time, position, 12 to 15 hours per week, with possibility of becoming a permanent part-time position. Requires general knowledge of animal care, and building cleaning practices, supplies, and equipment. Must be able to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Duties include handling, feeding, watering, and care for animals. Sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, mopping; emptying trash, cleaning walls and windows, shoveling snow and spreading ice control chemicals, and cleaning restrooms. Work environment is both indoors and outdoors. Starting pay is $8.00/hour. Applications are due in the County Administration Office 190 Beech St, Suite 201, Gate City, VA 24251 by Monday, November 26, 4:00 p.m. and should be submitted in an envelope addressed to the attention of Bill Dingus. EOE.

Application: Download  PDF File

Public Hearing Notice

Notice is given that on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 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 hearing on the possible adoption of an Ordinance Enacting a Personal Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans, pursuant to Section 58.1-3506(A)(19) 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

ITB-Health Dept Improvements

ITB-Health Dept Improvements: Download  PDF File

Riverside Phase III

Riverside Phase III: Download  PDF File

FY19 Budget Synopsis

FY19 Budget Synopsis: Download  PDF File

Devil's Bathtub ERR Combined Notice

Devil's Bathtub ERR Combined Notice: Download  PDF File

Devil's Bathtub ERR Combined Notice Addendum: Download  PDF File

Fy18 Amended Budget

There will be a hearing at the December 6th board meeting on the FY18 Amended Budget: 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:

  • Tourism Development Committee two (three-year terms)


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