BUCHANAN COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Event Title: COMBINED NOTICE
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

COMBINED NOTICE: FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACTAND INTENT TO

REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS


December 11, 2017

Buchanan County Board of Supervisors
PO Drawer 950
Grundy, VA 24614

276-935-6503

This Notice shall satisfy the above-cited two separate but related procedural notification requirements.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS


On or about December 29, 2017 the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors will submit a request to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under [Title/Section (1)] of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as Swan Fork Waterline Extension, for the purpose of providing safe potable water for the residents of Swan Fork.

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The Buchanan County Board of Supervisors has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the Buchanan County Offices, 1012 Walnut Street, Grundy, VA 24614 and may be examined or copied weekdays (8 ) A.M. to (4) P.M.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors, 1012 Walnut Street, Grundy, VA 24614. All comments received by December 29, 2017 will be considered by the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Commentors should specify which part of this Notice they are addressing.

RELEASE OF FUNDS

The Buchanan County Board of Supervisors certifies to DHCD that R. Craig Horn in his capacity as County Administrator consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. DHCD'S approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS


DHCD will consider objections to its release of funds and the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors certification received by January 15, 2018 or a period of fifteen days from its receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer or other officer of the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors approved by DHCD; (b) the (RE) has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the project have committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by DHCD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and shall be addressed to DHCD at:

Director
Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development
Attn: Program Administration and Assistance Office
Main Street Centre
600 E. Main St., Suite 300
Richmond, Virginia 23219-2430
(804) 371-7061 [TTP 371-7089 / FAX 371-7093]

Potential objectors should contact DHCD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.


R. Craig Horn, County Administrator



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Event Title: COMBINED NOTICE
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

COMBINED NOTICE: FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACTAND INTENT TO

REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS


December 11, 2017

Buchanan County Board of Supervisors
PO Drawer 950
Grundy, VA 24614

276-935-6503

This Notice shall satisfy the above-cited two separate but related procedural notification requirements.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS


On or about December 29, 2017 the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors will submit a request to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under [Title/Section (1)] of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as Swan Fork Waterline Extension, for the purpose of providing safe potable water for the residents of Swan Fork.

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The Buchanan County Board of Supervisors has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the Buchanan County Offices, 1012 Walnut Street, Grundy, VA 24614 and may be examined or copied weekdays (8 ) A.M. to (4) P.M.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors, 1012 Walnut Street, Grundy, VA 24614. All comments received by December 29, 2017 will be considered by the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Commentors should specify which part of this Notice they are addressing.

RELEASE OF FUNDS

The Buchanan County Board of Supervisors certifies to DHCD that R. Craig Horn in his capacity as County Administrator consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. DHCD'S approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS


DHCD will consider objections to its release of funds and the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors certification received by January 15, 2018 or a period of fifteen days from its receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer or other officer of the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors approved by DHCD; (b) the (RE) has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the project have committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by DHCD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and shall be addressed to DHCD at:

Director
Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development
Attn: Program Administration and Assistance Office
Main Street Centre
600 E. Main St., Suite 300
Richmond, Virginia 23219-2430
(804) 371-7061 [TTP 371-7089 / FAX 371-7093]

Potential objectors should contact DHCD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.


R. Craig Horn, County Administrator



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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
(6 12 14)
Event Title: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES FOR BUCHANAN COUNTY, VA.



I. PURPOSE:

The Buchanan County, Va. Board of Supervisors (herein after referred to as "County") requires emergency medical services for Buchanan County, Virginia.

II. SCOPE OF SERVICES:

The successful emergency rescue/ambulance service will work as an independent contractor and will generally provide the following services:

1) Emergency Medical/Ambulance Services-Advanced Life Support paramedic and Basic Life Support EMT pre-hospital Services.

2) 24-Hour EMS coverage for areas of Buchanan County otherwise left with little or no emergency medical coverage, including but not limited to Rocklick District, North Grundy District, South Grundy District, Garden District and Knox District.

3) The EMS provider to lease/rent/maintain property from which to operate within each of the magisterial districts in which said EMS provider will provide emergency medical services

4) The EMS provider to provide all staff, equipment and supplies necessary to operate within each of the magisterial districts in which said EMS provider will provide emergency medical services

5) The EMS provider to comply with all federal, state and local laws and ordinances, with strict adherence to all Virginia EMS protocols

6) The EMS provider will be open to regularly scheduled inspections by the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors

7) The EMS provider must be fully licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia to provide Advanced Life Support paramedic and Basic Life Support EMT pre-hospital Services.

8) It is requested that each prospect EMS provider specifically set forth the magisterial district or districts in which it proposes to provide services. The award may be made for all magisterial district; OR separate awards may be made to a prospective EMS provider for specific magisterial districts. The County reserves the discretion to determine whether it would be best to award one contract for the provision of emergency medical services to all the underserved magisterial districts or to make multiple awards for the provision of emergency medical services for one or more magisterial districts.




III. PROPOSED SCHEDULE

4 PM on Thursday, January 11th, 2018Deadline for ProposalsWeek of January 15th, 2018Interviews of OfferorsWeek of January 22nd, 2018Interview Committee's RankingsWeek of January 29th, 2018Contract NegotiationsFebruary 5, 2018Board of Supervisors Award of Contract

IV. SELECTION CRITERIA AND PROCESS

This RFP does not commit the County to enter into an agreement or to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a proposal or in any subsequent negotiations. Acceptance of a proposal by the County is not an order to proceed.

The County will utilize a selection committee to review all proposals for services, conduct any interviews, and obtain references as appropriate in evaluating qualifications of the responding firms.

1. Qualifications and experience of the firm relative to this type of work;

2. Familiarity and understanding of the area and existing facilities;
3. Expertise of key personnel to be assigned;

4. Quality of performance in similar work; and

5. Ability to meet or exceed the service expectations, particular in regard to dealing with the public.

6. Price of services being requested.

In accordance with 2.2-4302.2(A)(3) of the code of Virginia for goods, nonprofessional services, and insurance, selection shall be made of two or more offerors deemed to be fully qualified and best suited among those submitting proposals, on the basis of the factors involved in the Request for Proposal, including price if so stated in the Request for Proposal. Negotiations shall then be conducted with each of the offerors so selected. The offeror shall state any exception to any liability provisions contained in the Request for Proposal in writing at the beginning of negotiations, and such exceptions shall be considered during negotiation. Price shall be considered, but need not be the sole or primary determining factor. After negotiations have been conducted with each offeror so selected, the public body shall select the offeror which, in its opinion, has made the best proposal and provides the best value, and shall award the contract to that offeror. When the terms and conditions of multiple awards are so provided in the Request for Proposal, awards may be made to more than one offeror. Should the public body determine in writing and in its sole discretion that only one offeror is fully qualified, or that one offeror is clearly more highly qualified than the others under consideration, a contract may be negotiated and awarded to that offeror;
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The County may make such investigations, as it deems appropriate to determine the ability of the Firm to perform the work. The Firm should be prepared to furnish the County with all such information and data for this purpose as the County may request.

II. SUBMISSION AND DEADLINES

Fully responsive proposals will contain the following information:

1. The qualifications or brief history of your firm, the key personnel who will be
involved with the work, and specifically the individual that would be named as the
Project Manager for the duration of the services to be provided.
2. An indication of your understanding of the nature of the services to
be provided and associated problems, work needed and the expertise required.
3. Brief description of past experience in similar work.
4. Other localities for which you have performed these services and the name, address, and phone number of current contacts at those locations.
5. Your firm's current workload and the impact that it would have on your ability to respond if you were selected for this work.
6. Ties and other work in Buchanan County, Virginia.
7. Why your firm wants to provide these services for County and why your firm would be best for this work.

You may also include other information that you believe would assist the County in determining the appropriateness of your firm for this work.

For consideration, five (5) copies of the PROPOSALS must be received not later than 4:00 P.M., Thursday, January 11, 2018. The submittals are to be sealed and are to be marked on the outside PROVISION OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES IN BUCHANAN COUNTY, VA. Both Mailed and Hand-delivered submissions must be received by the deadline and addressed to:

Robert Craig Horn, County Administrator
County Administrator's Office
Buchanan County Information Park Building, Third Floor
4447 Slate Creek Road, Grundy, Virginia 24614
P.O. Drawer 950
Grundy, Virginia 24614

276-935-6508/276-935-6596

After the PROPOSALS are reviewed, the County will meet with the firm or firms deemed best qualified for a more detailed discussion of the project and their qualifications.



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Event Title: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING


Please take notice that the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing at 10:30 o'clock a.m. on the 8th day of January 2018, in the Board of Supervisors' Meeting Room at the new temporary county offices located on the 3rd floor at 4447 Slate Creek Road in Grundy, Virginia. The purpose of that hearing will be to entertain and receive public comment on the proposed Revised Joinder Agreement by which terms the Town of Grundy, Va. would join and become a member of the Buchanan County Public Service Authority pursuant to the procedure and requirements of Virginia Code sections, 15.2-5112, 15.2-5104, and 15.2-5105. This notice is being issued to correct the location of the hearing.
Any interested person is invited to appear and make public comment concerning such proposed Revised Joinder Agreement. The proposed Revised Joinder Agreement will be available upon request at the Buchanan County Administrator's Office on the fourth floor of the Buchanan County Courthouse in Grundy, Virginia.
PLEASE CONDUCT YOURSELF ACCORDINGLY.


_____________________________________ ________________
Robert Craig Horn, County Administrator of Date
Buchanan County, Virginia



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