Clued-In to Isle of Wight:
Items of interest, upcoming events or opportunities for citizen input.
VACO Achievement Award – Aug 2018
The Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) recently announced the recipients of the 2018 Achievement Awards. Isle of Wight County received an Achievement Award and also captured the Best Small County Achievement Award for its implementation of a program using GIS to improve the efficiency of necessary erosion and sedimentation control inspections. Read More about this award, CLICK HERE.
Sheriff's Office Presented Certificate of Accreditation
At the August 16, 2019 Board of Supervisors meeting, Sheriff Darryl Warren of Gloucester County, presented a Certificate of Accreditation to the Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Office. The department already had accreditation, so this was a renewal. They received a perfect score! Congratulations to our dedicated Sheriff's Department!
SAFER PATIENT LOADING - POWER LOAD SYSTEM
The Isle of Wight County Board of Supervisor voted at their August 16th meeting to approve a grant match in the amount of $58,256 and provide additional funding in the amount of $120,000 to upgrade the County’s front-line ambulances with complete power load systems and power stretchers. The grant was awarded under the Virginia Office of EMS, Rescue Squad Assistance Grant Program. Currently, only (1) of our (9) front-line ambulances has the complete power load system with power stretcher installed. The positive feedback from field crews about this initiative has been phenomenal. At the completion of this project, all Isle of Wight County ambulances will have complete power load systems and stretchers installed.
The addition of the Power Load system will make patient loading and unloading safer for both our providers and our patients. EMS providers are at great risk for back injury and trauma during the loading and unloading phase of a call. Our EMS providers are truly appreciative to the Board of Supervisors and our citizens for supporting this very important project.
Check back here week of August 27th for release of public sessions regarding the County's Comprehensive Plan Update. Or click here to sign up to get IsleCares emails. We will be sending out this info next week.
Mark Popovich, County Attorney, recently tendered his resignation from employment with Isle of Wight County, effective August 31, 2018. See full press release, CLICK HERE.
Congressman Bobby Scott hosted a free Small Business Workshop on Thursday, August 16th at The Williams Mission Center at Main Street Baptist Church located at 517 Main Street in Smithfield.
Congressman Scott brought with him representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), both of which presented funding opportunities to assist small business owners with starting and growing their businesses. The workshop concluded with an informative question and answer session for participants.
Congressman Scott’s district, the 3rd Congressional District, includes all of Isle of Wight County. You can learn more about Congressman Scott at https://bobbyscott.house.gov/.