NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AN

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

AN ORDINANCE TO INCREASE THE PENALTY FOR LITTERING ON PUBLIC ROADS, STREETS, HIGHWAYS, AND PRIVATE PROPERTY

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Supervisors of Tazewell County, Virginia, will conduct a public hearing on August 4, 2020 at 6:45 PM, or as soon thereafter as may be practical, at the Tazewell County Administration Building, located at 197 Main Street, Tazewell, Virginia 24651, and hereby gives its intent to adopt a An Ordinance to Increase the Penalty for Littering on Public Roads, Streets, Highways, and Private Property.

Pursuant to Section 17-171 of the Tazewell County Code of Ordinances, it is unlawful for any person to dump, drop, or otherwise dispose of litter, trash, or other unsightly matter upon a public street, road, driveway, right-of-way, other public property, or private property of another. Pursuant to Section 17-171(e) of the Tazewell County Code of Ordinances, such action is punishable by fine of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00). As littering has increased in Tazewell County, particularly at Tazewell County convenience areas (transfer stations), the Board of Supervisors seeks to increase the penalty to a misdemeanor, being a fine of not less than two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) or more than two thousand, five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) and/or twelve (12) months’ imprisonment, pursuant to Section 33.2-802 of the Code of Virginia (1950), as amended.

All persons wishing to comment on the proposed Ordinance are hereby invited to attend and state their views thereon. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if special assistance is needed to participate in a meeting of the Board of Supervisors, please contact the County Administrator’s Office by telephone at (276) 385-1322, by facsimile at (276) 988-4246, or by email at wparsons@tazewellcounty.org. A notification of five (5) working days before the meeting will enable the County Administrator’s Office to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to the meeting.

A complete copy of the updated Ordinance is posted on the Tazewell County Circuit Court’s bulletin board on the second floor of the Tazewell County Courthouse, located at 135 Court Street, Tazewell, Virginia 24651. A complete copy of the updated Ordinance is also on file in the office of the County Administrator, located at 197 Main Street, Tazewell, Virginia 24651.

By Order of the Board of Supervisors of Tazewell County, Virginia
By: C. Eric Young, Tazewell County Administrator

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