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Items of interest, upcoming events or opportunities for citizen input.
County Offices will be closed January 18th (Lee-Jackson Day) & 21st (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
Public Info Session - Juvenile Justice Facility:
Thursday, Jan 10, 2019
3:00-5:00 pm and 6:00-8:00pm
Isle of Wight County invites you to a public information session on the Juvenile Justice facility planned for the Shirley T. Holland Intermodal Park off Route 258.Representatives of the County and the Commonwealth will provide details about the 60-bed project and answer questions about security, in-house educational programs, the construction timeline and employment opportunities.
Thursday, January 10th
Windsor Town Center
23361 Courthouse Hwy (Behind Georgie D. Tyler Middle School)
Two Sessions: 3:00-5:00 pm and 6:00-8:00 pm
For more information, call (757) 365-6204
International Paper Court Case Update:
The court case involving International Paper and the Isle of Wight County Board of Supervisors is finally over.
After months of court filings, depositions, research and witness testimony, the Courts have ruled in Isle of Wight County’s favor and dismissed International Paper’s lawsuit regarding real estate and property assessments. The Judge’s ruling denies the company millions of dollars in refunds it was seeking based on past real estate and property assessments. While the courts did require the County to provide a refund of approximately $150,000 for the correction of assessments related to a turbine generator, the amount refunded represents a small fraction of the millions of dollars of refunds International Paper was seeking in the lawsuit.
Special thanks go to the County’s legal team.
SUCCESSFUL COUNTY EMPLOYEE TOY DRIVE!
For the fifth holiday season, Isle of Wight County Employees held a toy drive to benefit children assisted by Isle of Wight County Department of Social Services. Our employees donated $518 in cash and well over 150 toys that will be distributed to those in need by Isle of Wight County Department of Social Services!
All toys and donations were given to Isle of Wight County Social Services on December 18th.
Upgraded Emergency Communications System
The County recently reached another major milestone this week when public safety dispatch personnel were moved into the new E911 center. Testing of the E911 telephone lines and the new communications equipment is going well and phase-in of the new equipment (including pagers and radios) for public safety personnel is currently underway.
The facility renovations and equipment installation are part of a multi-million dollar investment the County is making to significantly upgrade its emergency communications system. The new system will improve safety conditions for public safety personnel and enhance the County’s local and regional communications and response capabilities.
COUNTY WELCOMES QUALITY AIRE TO FRANKLIN INDUSTRIAL AIR PARK
Quality Aire Co., a heating and air conditioning contractor, celebrated the grand opening of its new location with a ribbon cutting and open house on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. The business recently relocated to the former Isle of Wight/Franklin Skating Rink located at 32510 Walters Highway in southern Isle of Wight County. Quality Aire was previously located in the City of Franklin.
Quality Aire’s heating and air conditioning services include installation, repair, and maintenance for residential, new construction, and commercial customers in Franklin, Suffolk, Southampton, Isle of Wight, Sussex and Surry. As a Class A contractor, the company is staffed with technicians licensed to perform mechanical services.
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Wed, Jan 23, 10am-2pm
The Tidewater News and Franklin Southampton Economic Development are hosting a Job Fair on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Paul D. Camp Community College Workforce Development Center. This event is sponsored by Isle of Wight County Economic Development and the Hampton Roads Workforce Council. It is free for job seekers. If your company is hiring and would like to participate, please contact Michelle Gray at Tidewater News: 757-562-3187 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Paul D. Camp Community College Workforce Development Center
100 N. College Drive, Franklin, VA 23851