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The Floyd County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a county-wide burn ban for 60 days due to the recent lack of rain that creates a high risk for wildfires.

The money, just a small portion of the funding for a project currently estimated at $100 million, would go toward the cost of putting together the design plans for the high school project and submitting them to the town of Christiansburg for eventual approval.

Some county supervisors balked at the cost of the proposed Glade Hill fire station, while the volunteer fire department sees the plans as a threat to the continuance of their organization. One supervisor said the county needs to stop starting projects if its not going to complete them.

Sheriff Brian Craig, facing multiple vacancies in the department’s crew of dispatchers, is also facing a sharply declining pool of applicants seeking jobs in law enforcement in Floyd County, he told Floyd Board of Supervisors Tuesday, citing wages as one obstacle.

FLOYD — Floyd County Supervisors Tuesday gave final approval to a $41,422,030 budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1, funded in part by a three-cent increase per $100 in real estate taxes for county residents, along with a hike in personal property taxes.

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