www.thenews-gazette.com, JANUARY 6, 2021, THE NEWS-GAZETTE, LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA, SECTION A, PAGE 5 Government Notices ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY REQUEST FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICE S Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment The County of Rockbridge, Virginia will receive sealed proposals from quali ed Firms or Individuals for profes - sional services to perform a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment for properties located on Wert Faulkner High - way, Natural Bridge Station, Virginia. Proposals will be re - ceived by the Fiscal Services Director, Rockbridge County Administrative Of ce Building, 150 South Main Street, Lexington, VA 24450 until 2:00 P.M. Thursday, January 14, 2021. Proposal submissions should be clearly marked on the outside envelope: “RFPS#2020-12-001 (Phase 1 En - vironmental Site Assessment)”. It shall be the proposer’s responsibility to determine their method of transmittal such that their proposal package will arrive in the Fiscal Services Director’s of ce prior to the scheduled deadline. The RFPS is found at www.rockbridgecountyva.gov. Contact number: 540-463-4361. Cattle Report for January 1st Feeder Steers Feeder Heifers 300-400# $152.50-152.20 300-400# $122.50-130.00 400-500# $136.00-145.00 400-500# $120.00-120.00 500-600# $139.00-141.00 500-600# $115.00-130.00 600-700# $110.00-112.00 700-800# $115.00-115.00 Cows # $44.00-71.00 SlaughterBulls# $74.00-91.00 (does not include slow cows or heifers) Slaughter Cattle $4-6 Higher With Good Demand Weaned-Preconditioned Feeder Sale 1-8-21 WE ACCEPT LIVESTOCK FROM 6-8PM EVERYTHURSDAY EVENING FOR FASTER UNLOADING Strong Sales Every Friday at 2 PM For consistency this report only re ects ALL feeder cattle that meet a M-L grade 1-2, # prices are per hundred. Cattlemen’s Livestock Exchange 34906 Midland Trail, Caldwell WV 24925 Brandon Myers 304-667-2178, CALL ME CITY OF BUENA VISTA PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING COMMISSION January 12th 2021 Pursuant to Code of Virginia Sec- tion 15.2-2204 and the City of Buena Vista Land Development Regulations, notice is given that the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to receive com- ment on the following matters. 1) Zoning Text Amendment to clarify permitted temporary build- ings for uses incidental to con- struction; 2) Zoning Text Amendment to re- peal the build-to line (zero setback requirement) in the Mixed Busi- ness Zone; 3) Zoning Text Amendment cre- ation Section 507, Frontage and Private Streets, to clarify street frontage requirements for new development, private streets, and street design standards; 4) Zoning Text Amendment to revise Section 706, Sign Regula- tions, simplifying the ordinance and reducing permitting require- ments The Public Hearing will be held in a hybrid format both in-person and via two-way Zoom videocon- ference. The Commission will meet in person in the City Coun- cil Chambers located in the Mu- nicipal Building located at 2039 Sycamore Avenue in Buena Vista during the regular monthly Plan- ning Commission meeting at ap- proximately 7:00 PM on Tuesday, January 12th 2021. The Zoom meeting information is found below. Staff reports for each mat- ter, and a copy of the Compre- hensive Plan, are available from the Director of Community and Economic Development, Thomas Roberts, 2039 Sycamore Avenue, Buena Vista VA 24416 or (540) 261-8607 or firstname.lastname@example.org or buenavistava.org/planning. Topic: Planning Commission Jan- uary Meeting Time: Jan 12, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting h t t p s : / / u s 0 2 w e b . z o o m . us/j/85847046847 Phone: 1 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 858 4704 6847 ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Notice is hereby given per Section 15.2-2204 of the Code of Virginia and Section 802.03, 04 and 05 of the County of Rockbridge Land Development Regulations public hearings will be held by the Rock- bridge County Planning Commis- sion on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at or after 7:00 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Meeting Room in the County Administra- tive Building, 150 South Main Street, Lexington, Virginia 24450, followed by public hearings by the Board of Supervisors on Monday, January 25, 2021, at or after 6:00 p.m. at the same location to con- sider the following applications: 1) Douglas L. and Jo Anna M. Harris, 272 Alphin Lane, Lex- ington, Virginia 24450, applying for an amendment to an existing special exception permit in order to allow for the overnight boarding of dogs and cats and to increase the number (and type) of animals permitted in the kennel. The prop- erty is located in the Agricultural Transitional (A-T) Zoning District and per section 603B-03-4 of the Regulations, commercial kennels are a use by special exception. The original special exception permit and associated conditions were approved by the Board of Supervisors on April 23, 2018. The property is located on the northside of Alphin Road (Route 750) approximately 600’ east of the intersection of Alphin Road (Route 750) and Maury River Road (Route 39) and is identified as 272 Alphin Lane, Lexington, Virginia 24450. The property is further identified as tax map num- bers 61-3-7 (.756 acres per tax records) and 61-3-8 (.561 acres per tax records). The property is located in the Walkers Creek Mag- isterial District. 2) David W. Rabern, 665 Old Chapel Road, Fairfield, Vir- ginia 24435, applying for a spe- cial exception permit to develop a private, non-commercial landing strip on the property. The property is located in the Agricultural and General Uses (A-2) Zoning District and per section 603.03-4 private, non-commercial landing strips are a use by Special Exception. The property is located on the west- side of Old Chapel Road (Route 717) approximately .73 miles east of the intersection of Old Chapel Road (Route 717) and Mount Atlas Road (Route 716) and is identified as 665 Old Chapel Road, Fairfield, Virginia 24435. The property is further identified as Tax Map num- ber 50-A-58 (163.339 acres Per tax records) and is located in the Walkers Creek Magisterial District. 3) Rockbridge Farmers Cooperative Inc. 33 Yellow Rail Lane, Lexington, Virginia, 24450, applying for an amendment to an existing special exception permit in order to add two 30,000-gal- lon propane storage tanks. The property is located in the General Business (B-1) Zoning District and per section 605.03-17 of the Regulations, propane storage facility greater than five hundred (500) gallons are a use by special exception. The original special exception permit and associated conditions were approved by the Board of Supervisors on June 23, 1997. The property is located on Yellow Rail Lane (private road) on the westside of N Lee High- way (Route 11) approximately .45 miles south of the intersection of N Lee Highway (Route 11) and Val- ley Pike (Route 645) and is identi- fied as 33 Yellow Rail, Lexington, Virginia 24450. The property is further identified as tax map num- ber 62-A-36 (4.424 acres per tax records). The property is located in the Walkers Creek Magisterial District. 4) JBLN Investments LLC, P.O. Box 103 Mt. Sidney, Virginia 24467, applying for an amendment to proffers associ- ated with a previously approved conditional rezoning in order to develop single-family dwellings. The property is located in the Residential Mixed (R-2) Zoning District and was conditionally re- zoned with acceptance of proffers. The original conditional rezon- ing was approved by the Board of Supervisors on February 23, 2009. The property is located on the northside of the intersection of Thoroughbred Circle (Route 750) and Valley Pike (Route 645). Ac- cess to the property is off of the private portion Thoroughbred Circle, approximately .22 miles from the intersection of Valley Pike (Route 645) and Thorough- bred Circle (Route 750 then turns to a private road). The property is further identified as tax map num- ber 62-33-22 (8.608 acres per tax records). The property is located in the Walkers Creek Magisterial District. Information on these applications is available in the Rockbridge County Office of Community De- velopment, 150 South Main Street, Lexington, Virginia. By phone at 540-464-9662 or by email at cs- email@example.com By: Chris Slaydon Director of Community Develop- ment An altercation reportedly broke out between patrons at Walmart Nov. 30 regarding a man who was not wearing a mask. According to the Rock- bridge County Sheri ’s Of - ce, two men and a woman approached a man who was not wearing a mask, which then became a dispute. At one point in the altercation, one of the two men wielded a knife toward the man not wearing a mask. Deputies were contacted and Joseph Patrick Slagle, 29, of Buena Vista was later charged with assault in con- nection to the incident. - - - The Rockbridge County Sheri ’s O ce also made the following felony arrests re - cently: Devin McAllister, of Bu - chanan, three counts of distri - bution of methamphetamine, Dec. 15. George Sweet, of Rock - bridge Baths, possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance, Dec. 17. William Smiley, of Buena Vista, possession of a sched - ule I or II controlled sub- stance, Dec. 17. Amanda Cease, of Rock - bridge Baths, two counts pos - session of a schedule I or II controlled substance, Dec. 21. Derrick Newton Jr. of Jef - ferson, Md., assault and bat - tery on a law enforcement o cer, assault on a correc - tional o cer, attempted es - cape by inmate by force, Dec. 22. Martell Legrand, of Lex - ington, assault and battery on a law enforcement o cer, Dec. 26. Crime Report Weather continued from page 1 inches in April, 6.49 in May and 8.18 in June, the top month for rainfall in 2020. Summer saw 4 inches of rain in July, followed by 6.02 inches in August, then 3.74 inches in September. The nal quarter of the year saw 5.55 inches in October, 6.87 inches in November and 4.87 inches in December. “The annual mean can be deceiving,” Stanley said. “This year, the moisture ended up being spread evenly across the monthly totals.” 2020 was by and large a good year for local agri - culture, Stanley explained, thanks to evenly distributed rain throughout the year. Steady rainfall did pres - ent some challenges for hay farmers, as hay must be com - pletely dry to begin the bail- ing process, Stanley said. But the consistent rate of rainfall throughout 2020, he explained, created manage - able conditions when paired with more regulated fall tem - peratures in transition from a scorching summer. Temperatures in July were above average in Rockbridge County, with an average daily maximum of 90.3 degrees, hiking up 3 degrees from the normal average daily maxi - mum of 87.3. According to Kesterson, the hottest day of the year occurred July 20 with an outdoor temperature of 99 degrees. Around the third week in July, temperatures caused is- sues for local farmers as the heat impacted pollination of corn crops. For dairy farm - ers, this a ected the quality of feed for their livestock. However, those challenges were fairly isolated incidents, Stanley said. Temperatures were then able to cool o for farmers in September, a month that can sometimes feel like a balmy extension of August’s hot weather, leading to climate- related issues for farmers. “The average daily high in September was 75.7 degrees, compared to the normal 79.3,” Stanley said. Temperatures dipped as low as 36 degrees the morn- ings of Sept. 20 and 22, an almost 15- degree departure from the average September morning lows of the low-50s. On those days, light frost was spotted in creek beds and low- lying areas of the county. “Those cool conditions were really helpful to grass and pasture growth,” Stan- ley said, adding those low temperatures carried into the winter season. Jan. 21 and 22 were the coldest days of the year, dip - ping to only 15 degrees.