The Town of Tazewell recently honored Linda Griffith with a retirement reception to celebrate her nearly 40 years of service. Best wishes to Linda in this new chapter of life!
Spring Clean Up Month
The Town of Tazewell sponsors “Spring Clean Up Month” each year. Clean up month will be held the month of May. During this time customers that have a garbage account with the Town can come into the office and pick up 5 free trash bags for clean up month. Also, during this month, customers are able to set out extra items for garbage collection on their regular scheduled garbage day (example: carpet, extra bags of garbage, etc.) and the items will be picked up free of charge. The usual charge for an extra pick up is $34.00. We are unable to pick up items such as tires, paint, hazardous material, etc.
The Town of Tazewell will be placing DMV Stops on accounts that still have a balance on the personal property taxes. Taxes were due on December 5th. If a DMV Stop is placed on an account, there will be an extra charge of $20.00. If there is a stop placed on an account that customer will be unable to renew tags, driver’s license, etc. at the DMV until their personal property taxes are paid at the town.
We have received phone calls from our customers asking about a letter they have received from Home Emergency Insurance Solutions or Wesco Insurance Company saying that they need to take out insurance on their water line. The Town of Tazewell has not sent out a letter like this nor have we given any of our customer’s information to anyone. If you are receiving a letter like this, please be aware it is a scam. If you are concerned about your water lines and water damage to your property, contact your home insurance company.
The Town has received a number of complaints about the advertisement papers that have been cast all over town primarily in driveways. There is a number located at the bottom of the paper which is provided to recipients if they wish to not receive the information. We request that the number be utilized if indeed the papers are not wanted at your place or establishment. The number is 276-645-2550.
Payment Information for Town of Tazewell
The Town of Tazewell Municipal Office is open from 8:00 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday. There are many different ways to pay town water bills or town taxes. Those options are: paying in the office, mailing it in, dropping your payment in the drop box, paying online or over the phone. We will accept cash, checks, cashier’s checks, money orders, debit and credit cards. If you pay in the office please bring your entire bill with you. If you are putting your payment in the drop box, please do not put cash in the drop box. Also, please make sure the drop box says “Water Payments Only.” The drop box is checked once daily at 8:00 am and is for afterhours use only. If a payment is put in the drop box after 8:00 am it will not be posted until the next business day.
|Admission:||Seasonal Pool Passes:|
|$3.50||1 person $75.00||2 people $100.00|
|Senior citizens $2.50||3 people $150.00||4 people $200.00|
|Children under 3 free||After the 4th person each additional is $25.00|
Shelters at Lincolnshire Park
Lincolnshire Park offers three shelters that are available for rent. Great for birthday parties, family reunions, and picnics. For prices and availability please call 276-988-5404.
|Shelter 1||Shelter 2||Shelter 3|
|Large Shelter at the top||Top of baseball field w/ bathrooms||Closest to Kidzone|
|60-70 people||35-40 people||35-40 people|
Batter Up –Tazewell Bulldog Baseball (photo courtesy Emily Ball)
|April 7||Grayson Co||Away||5:00|
|April 18||Pulaski (DH)||Home||11:00|
|April 24||Virginia High||Home||7:00|
|May 12||Virginia High||Away||7:00|
|Conference Tournament May 25 – 29|
Colors of Cancer Run/Walk
April 18th at 9:00 am in Burkes Garden, VA. The Colors of Cancer helps raise money for the Clear Fork/Burke’s Garden Helping Hands Club. They assist cancer patients with their financial burdens during treatment. Each kilometer is associated with a specific cancer and that ribbon color. Wear a white shirt at the start of the race and by the end you are plastered with colors!
Donnie Lowe’s Kids Fish Day
Saturday, May 2nd at 9:00 am. The Tazewell Soil & Water Conservation District and the Tazewell County Board of Supervisors will have a fun-filled day of fishing for children & their families. Children in Tazewell County Communities are invited to come to Lake Witten with their fishing poles, tackle boxes and bait for the 2015 Tazewell County Kids in the Outdoors Day, Saturday, May 2nd. Gates open at 9 am educational booths by 10 am, lunch and fishing from 10:30 am – 1 pm.
On May 16th, the 3rd Annual Spring Expo will be held at the Tazewell County Fairgrounds, 9:00 am- 3:00 pm. There will be booths set up inside and out. Featured will be area businesses, trades, and craftsmen.
June 13th at 8:00 am the Varmint Marathon and 5k Road Race will be
held in Burkes Garden at the Burkes Garden Community Building.
Independence Day Celebration
There will be an Independence Day Celebration held on Friday, July 3rd at Tazewell High School. There will be food vendors set up to serve some up tasty treats. Fireworks will be set off at dark. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, get a group of friends and come out and enjoy this event.
Independence Day Celebration- Crab Orchard Museum
On Saturday, July 4th there will be music, old fashioned kids’ games, grown-up “Mountain Games”, a kids’ craft trail, a colonial reenactment, costumed demonstrations in the Pioneer Park, and great food vendors! Free admission.
Friday, July 10th – Sunday, July 12th the Tazewell County Fiddlers Convention will be held at the Historic Crab Orchard Museum. For more information and admission prices please call 276-988-6755.
Tentative Dates for Cruise In and Music on Main
The Town of Tazewell will be sponsoring “Cruise In and Music on Main.” Vintage cars and motorcycles will be on display on Main Street during various concerts held on the Altizer Stage with food vendors available during the duration of the event. There will be fun for the entire family.
|May 16th||June 20th||July 25th|
|August 15th||September 19th|
A printable copy of this newsletter can be downloaded here.
The Town of Tazewell held its annual Easter Egg Hunt at Lincolnshire Park on Sunday, March 28, with over 160 children in attendance.
The annual Tazewell Christmas parade was held on Friday, December 12th, 2014:
The Tazewell County Historical Society has kicked off efforts to raise money for the restoration of the Tazewell Train Station by presenting a check for $1,000 at the December Town Council meeting. Donations are vital to the success of this project, and community support is welcomed.
To support this project, you may send donations to:
Tazewell Train Station
c/0 Town of Tazewell
201 Central Avenue
Tazewell, VA 24651
At the Town Council meeting held on December 9, 2014, Chief DeWitt Cooper presented Steven Davis with the M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) award. The award recognized his outstanding service to reduce impaired driving in Virginia.