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Pulaski County Youth Basketball

Posted: November 23rd, 2020

Our Pulaski County Parks & Recreation Department is assessing the possibility of offering Youth Basketball Program this winter. The decision will be based on the level of increase or decrease of Covid-19 in our County. We will take in consideration the ability of our staff to adhere to the Governor’s Executive Orders. We must also be able to properly implement CDC and VDH guidelines to abide by their recommendations. We will adhere to these measures so we can run a Safe & Fun program.

At this time, we are waiting to see if it will be safe enough for our department to offer basketball starting in January. We will provide more information in late December. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.


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Public Informational Meeting

Posted: November 20th, 2020

A Special Use Permit zoning application has been submitted for a proposed solar renewable energy generation project in Pulaski County, Virginia. The project area is approximately 2,697 acres on multiple parcels and located near the Town of Dublin. A voluntary informational meeting will be held from 7 to 9 PM, on December 1, 2020 at the Pulaski High School Auditorium, 5414 Cougar Trail Road, Dublin, VA 24084. Masks and social distancing will be required for those who attend.

A virtual presentation will also be available from 7-9 PM on December 1st via zoom by using this link:

The purpose of the meeting is to provide the public with information about the project and to allow an opportunity for the developers to answer questions and/or receive your input. Public Hearings for both the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors will be held in January and those details will be available prior to those meetings. If you are an adjacent landowner to the project, you will receive a notice from the Planning Department. Questions can be directed to the Planning Office at 540-980-7877 and information is available at the website http://www.pulaskicounty.org/planning-zoning.html


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Pulaski County Obtains Life Saving Vehicle from U.S. Military

Posted: November 19th, 2020

Pulaski County officially added a new vehicle to its emergency response fleet by way of U.S. military surplus. The vehicle is considered a Military High Clearance Vehicle and is now the County’s most capable response vehicle when responding to an array of natural disasters. The vehicle is intended to be used during floods, severe winter storms and wildfire events.

“We are grateful to have been able to acquire this highly versatile vehicle and have this new capability added to our emergency response inventory, and it could not have been possible without the collective efforts of the Pulaski County Emergency Management Department and the Dublin Volunteer Fire Department”, stated Jonathan D. Sweet, County Administrator. “Our local industries understand the importance of having an apparatus like this available in times of need, and it is why I believe they were so willing to help us meet the federal guidelines of modifying it for civilian use.”

The vehicle was made available through the Federal Excess Equipment Program the Virginia Department of Forestry manages to help provide volunteer fire departments surplus equipment that is suitable for wildfire suppression activities. The Dublin Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) put in a request for a vehicle to be used to suppress wildfires as well as use for other emergencies such as flooding or winter storms. The vehicle was formerly in use and located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The Dublin VFD worked with Pulaski County Emergency Management to facilitate the inspection, pick up and transport of the vehicle from Fort Belvoir to Pulaski County.

“Once the vehicle made its way to Pulaski County, the real work began of transforming the truck into an emergency response vehicle for local use”, stated Brad Wright, Director of Emergency Management. “But before we could even begin that process, it was called into service to assist with a flash flooding event in the Town of Richlands where it and its crew was credited with rescuing and removing 16 people from flood waters. A few weeks later, it was once again called out when the Town of Pulaski experienced flash flooding. The truck and crew were credited with rescuing and removing another six individuals from flood waters.”

The process of turning the truck into a multipurpose emergency response vehicle has been a partnership between localities, agencies and even local businesses. The Town of Dublin career firefighters fabricated two surplus water tanks and pumps into one unit that will be mounted on a detachable skid. Pulaski County purchased the material to build it and Appalachian Machine of Dublin fabricated the skid unit with the tanks and pumps mounted on it.

The County’s Fire Medic crew, along with Special Operations Team members, assisted with prepping the truck to be painted. Fontaine Modifications took on the large job of detailing and painting the entire truck. They disassembled portions of the truck and painted it from top to bottom, doing an outstanding job of transforming the once camouflaged military vehicle into a fire engine red civilian life saving machine. Heytex generously donated a roll of material for a new tarp to be fashioned as a rear bed covering.


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Pulaski County Announces Regional Broadband Study and Survey

Posted: November 16th, 2020

The Pulaski County Board of Supervisors, in collaboration with the County of Bland, announces a regional initiative to study broadband internet accessibility and capacity. This study is part of a larger three-county broadband project which includes Montgomery County and is in partnership with Appalachian Power and private internet service providers. The intent is to establish the demand and develop a plan to deploy fiber optic and other broadband infrastructure to both un-served and under-served areas of the three localities.

“Facilitating the deployment of broadband throughout Pulaski County remains a priority of the Board of Supervisors and we are pleased to be working creatively and expediently with Appalachian Power and with our neighbors to the east and west of us on this important project,” stated Joe Guthrie, Chair, of the Pulaski County Board of Supervisors. “The initial step to advancing this project is a targeted study of our existing infrastructure and determining what download and upload speeds are available to residents and businesses throughout the County.”

Montgomery County recently completed a similar comprehensive broadband study. Pulaski and Bland Counties are now working together with the same consultants (Thompson & Litton / Blue Ridge Advisory Services Group), to analyze their current broadband capacity.

Pulaski County residents are being asked to complete a short survey to assist in obtaining information for the study. The survey can be accessed from the following link: Pulaski County Internet Survey As part of the survey, residents are requested to conduct an internet speed study using their home internet connection, not a cellular connection, and report back those findings. If residents do not have access to the internet, that information can be reported as well. Please notify Pulaski County Administration at: (540) 980-7705 with your name and street address so that this information can be recorded.

“The success of this next-level project relies heavily on our ability to capture the data necessary from the surveys to make the case that additional investments in broadband infrastructure are needed in these un- and under-served portions of Pulaski County and neighboring jurisdictions”, stated Jonathan D. Sweet, County Administrator. “This exciting initiative is in addition to the substantial investments in infrastructure the County is currently making in both Snowville and Hiwassee to provide service availability to more than 2,000 of our citizens through fixed-based wireless solutions.”

For the purpose of this study, the federal definition of broadband internet is being used which is service at 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload speeds or higher. One of the goals of the study is to identify those areas of need in which a plan can be developed with Appalachian Power and private internet service providers to develop the appropriate infrastructure to effectively service those needs. It is critically necessary to get as many surveys back as possible to have a good knowledge of the current capacities.

The project will involve installing fiber optic cable upon Appalachian Power’s utility poles, with the added benefit of providing a more robust communications platform for the company’s deployment of new electric meters and distribution automation (DA). The new smart meters and DA equipment improve service reliability for power customers. Space on Appalachian Power’s middle-mile fiber infrastructure will then be leased to qualified private internet service providers. Appalachian Power’s pilot broadband projects are made possible by the 2018 Grid Security and Transformation Act, 2019 Broadband Pilot Program legislation. Grayson County is the site of the first pilot project of that act and this regional project is anticipated to be the next area to be developed.

Appalachian Power is currently developing a preliminary middle-mile fiber design. Following the broadband study of Pulaski and Bland Counties, Appalachian Power’s intention is to file an application seeking project approval from the Virginia State Corporation Commission in the first half of 2021. The three-county pilot project is projected to serve approximately 15,000 new unserved broadband customers. The project involves installing a 96-strand fiber optic cable on Appalachian Power’s utility poles consistent with the Grayson County project. This pilot project will require approval from the Virginia State Corporation Commission. State and federal grant funds may be necessary to further assist the localities and private internet service providers with the last-mile infrastructure buildout.

Pulaski County Internet Survey


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Pulaski County Board of Supervisors to Advance the County’s First Ever Tourism Department to Increase Local Business Commerce and Revenues

Posted: November 13th, 2020

The Pulaski County Board of Supervisors is working in concert with the Pulaski County Economic Development Authority to repurpose funds and strategically invest in the development and launch of Pulaski County’s first Tourism Department. The new County department will come at a time where tourism businesses are finding themselves in both a challenging yet opportunistic time due to the novel COVID-19 pandemic. The tourism department will be funded through transient occupancy tax revenues. Forty percent (40%) of all lodging taxes received by the County are required by code to be reinvested back into local tourism, and it has been determined that this new office is a qualified investment.

"We have identified tourism as an important component of the County's overall revenue and critical to the stability and success of many of our community's small businesses", stated Joe Guthrie, Chair, Pulaski County Board of Supervisors. "We have also realized as an outcome of the pandemic, that to expansively bolster tourism, we need to market our many commercial, retail, and lodging assets to both potential visitors and our local residents in order to ensure that the small business community is best positioned to take full advantage of the ever evolving consumer demand opportunities."

In the recent past, the County has relied on the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce to serve as the County's tourism agent by way of an annual service contract. Although the Chamber of Commerce has done an great job of serving the county's tourism needs, the County is looking to invest in its own tourism department to maximize its resources and ensure that Pulaski County and its small business community is well represented and has a competitive advantage in the regional, state and national marketplace.

"We feel that we can provide enhanced support for the tourism sector and increase offerings to our small business community by establishing a more robust tourism, marketing and quality of life program that is managed as fully functioning department of the County", stated Jonathan D. Sweet, County Administrator. "This redirection of funds should yield a greater rate of return for both our private enterprises and the County's coffers, and it couldn't come at a more crucial time when revenue stability is important to our collective subsistence."

The County is preparing to officially launch the Pulaski County Office of Tourism on January 4, 2021 and will be advertising for an executive director throughout the month of November 2020. Most counties, cities and towns in Virginia have their own established and funded tourism departments dedicated to their locality.

"The Economic Development Authority is excited to be a part of advancing this concept, as it falls under the umbrella of the EDA’s more comprehensive mission of supporting our small business community and pursuing non-traditional ways of fostering economic prosperity for our citizens", stated Jon Wyatt, Chair, Pulaski County EDA. "There is a quantifiable return on investment to marketing and promoting our county and the businesses who call it home, and we are confident that this endeavor will prove meaningful to growing our small businesses and will help the county reach our stated goal of 40 -by- 30."


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Pulaski Elks Pay Homage to Veterans Home Coming 1945

Posted: November 10th, 2020

This year observance of Veterans Day marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two. November 1945 our community was in celebration. Celebrating Veterans Day and a homecoming of Pulaski’s military servicemen and women of all creed and colors returning to the place they had longed to see. These young GI’s had enlisted as the war clouds had grown, as the seas of war risen, even after the winds of war with its carnage was in full gale. They returned in 1945 to America as citizens who faced shot and shell, homesickness, and fear. War now over the discharged citizens came home. Their experiences that had broaden their views would be remembered for their entire life.

As signatures dried on articles of surrender, the editors of the Southwest Times offered a way to honor the Sons and Daughters of Pulaski. Readers were asked to send in a photo of their GI’s so that their name would be recorded in an album, to honor the protectors of our nation.

It is in honor of those listed in this Album that the Pulaski Elks Lodge #1067 members set up a sound booth and recorded each name, rank, service branch, theater of service, along with their home town or community. The Elks hope as the listener hears this role- call that these names, will open a memory of these patriots and they will be recalled in the bright light of gratitude and honor.

The historic setting recording will be aired in its entirety on November the 11th at 11AM on WBLB Radio 1340 AM, the significance of 11-11-11 will be honored as well. After airing the recording will be presented to Pulaski County Veterans Committee for rearing or for use in history education.

The Pulaski Elks Lodge have many people to thank. This program would not have been possible without the help and assistance of Elks lodge members. The Southwest Times publishers, editors, and management of 1945. The technical genius and directing skills of Adaire Theater, and Kathy Nipper and her staff of Radio station WBLB 1340 AM.

Please tune in Wednesday and hear some history from some grateful citizens.

Click here for the audio file.


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Pulaski County Board of Supervisors to Refocus Their 2021 Lead Through Service Scholarship in Response to COVID-19

Posted: November 5th, 2020

The Pulaski County Board of Supervisors has refocused this year’s Lead Through Service Scholarship to award two Pulaski County High School graduating seniors who have demonstrated leadership through serving their community during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s top competitive scholarship will be in the amount of $10,000.00 and will consider what contributions, impacts, and efforts students have made to respond to and safely mitigate the effects COVID-19 has had on the physical, mental and/or financial health of the community. The Board will also be awarding a graduating senior a second place scholarship in the amount of $2,500.00.

“The priority of Pulaski County’s most prestigious scholarship continues to be the fostering of future local leaders and the bolstering of service to the community, but this year an emphasis will be given to students who have given of their time and talents to make a meaningful difference in this unique time of need,” stated Jonathan D. Sweet, County Administrator. “It’s not only important that we find ways to reward the contributions made in our community by these young leaders, but to raise awareness of how important their involvement is to the health and overall future of our County. We need all hands and hearts engaged to help bring this County through these challenging times, and this is why we are sincerely embracing our most valuable resource, our students.”

The competitive scholarships will be awarded to two graduating Pulaski County High School seniors who demonstrated leadership through serving his or her community during the COVID-19 pandemic and ultimately plans to continue to contribute to the community upon completion of their formal education. The applicants must have made meaningful contributions and brought about a positive impact in response to and mitigation of the COVID-19 pandemic in Pulaski County and/or throughout the NRV from March 1, to December 30, 2020. The annual scholarships will be in the amount of $10,000.00 for first place and $2,500.00 for second place and both and can be utilized at any two- or four-year institution or technical degree program.

The annual competitive scholarship has been funded personally by each individual member of the Board of Supervisors as well as the County Administrator, Assistant County Administrator and certain County staff who share in this vision for leadership development. This year’s scholarships will be funded through the CARES Act. The members of the Board of Supervisors are as follows: Mr. Joseph Guthrie, Chair, Mr. Charles Bopp, Vice-Chair, Ms. Laura Walters, Mr. John Travis, and Mr. Dirk Compton. The County Administrator is Mr. Jonathan D. Sweet and the Assistant County Administrator is Mr. Anthony Akers.

The first Lead Through Service Scholarship was awarded to Ms. Breanna Lytton in 2019. Last year’s 2020 Lead Through Service Scholarship winner was Ms. Jaelyn Szerokman. This Year’s Lead Through Service Scholarship winners will likely be announced in the month of June, 2021.


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Pulaski County Receives Broadband Deployment Grant

Posted: October 29th, 2020

Pulaski County was successful in applying for and receiving $391,277.00 in grant funding from a Broadband Grant made available by the state through a portion of their federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funding (CARES Act). This funding was part of $30 million set aside for the specific purpose of improving broadband access in underserved localities for eligible projects that can be complete within the federal spending time constraint of December 30, 2020.

“One of the Board of Supervisors top priorities has been to bridge the digital divide that exists in the rural and topographically challenged portions of Pulaski County”, stated Jonathan D. Sweet, County Administrator. “This grant funding will help us deploy much needed broadband services to homes in the Hiwassee and Snowville communities through fixed based wireless infrastructure, enhance our public safety communication relays, and also provide hotspot access to the public at both the Hiwassee and Snowville Fire Departments by the end of this year.”

The project will use a private internet service provider to deliver accelerated broadband deployment and broadband infrastructure capable of delivering a minimum of 25Mpbs/3Mpbs to the Hiwassee and Snowville areas of Pulaski County that has low population density of approximately 30 persons per square mile and broadband connectivity challenges due to low Internet service availability. The identified project area has less than 10% of households with less than 10Mpbs/1Mpbs speeds. The project will effectively facilitate the rapid expansion and deployment of broadband networks to provide and improve service to the unserved and underserved residents of the Hiwassee and Snowville area and will increase virtual and distance learning, telework, and telehealth capabilities needed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our County staff has worked hard to put together a solid plan, structure strategic partnerships and secure the essential funding to get internet service out to our citizens in this time of increased need”, stated Joe Guthrie, Chair of the Pulaski County Board of Supervisors. “Utilizing nearly $400,000.00 of grant funds and collocating the necessary infrastructure on community properties is really the only way a project like this would be economically and logistically possible. I again, commend the entire County Administration Team on their creative approach and skillful execution, and look forward to the benefits that will be reaped by the community from improving internet connectivity for so many of our citizens.”

This project is expected to provide broadband deployment and service availability to approximately 900 residential serviceable units (approximately 2,050 individuals). These numbers were calculated by inputs provided by the County from GIS data, broadband telecommunications final report data, and by limiting overlap on incumbent providers who provided data to the County. The County evaluated the project area by drone video content and boots on the ground visits.

The County has also constructed two solar-powered mobile hotspots using CARES Act funding that will be utilized to provide needed broadband service access to unserved areas of Pulaski County. The first two placements for the mobile units will be in the Little Creek and Draper areas of the County starting next week. Additionally, the County has collaborated with the Robinson Tract Community Center and has used CARES Act funding to install a fixed-wireless hotspot with free public connections and that service is now available to Pulaski County citizens.


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Pulaski County Receives Gold Designation Award

Posted: October 28th, 2020

Pulaski County has been awarded the SolSmart Gold designation from the Virginia’s Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy’s SolSmart program through the Energy Transition Initiative of the University of Virginia. The Gold designation is in recognition of all the hard work and leadership Pulaski County has demonstrated to promote solar energy development and reduce barriers to the public in going solar. Pulaski County received a perfect scorecard of 255 points out of 255 points submitted. In addition to the Gold Designation, Pulaski County has also earned a Special Recognition Award for earning over 60% of the available points in the Inspection category of the gold qualification process.

“The Board of Supervisors are always looking at strategic ways to assist our citizens and make processes easier, this Gold designation further demonstrates that we have made it easier and more affordable for citizens and business to move to solar and is just one of many examples of those continuing efforts”, stated Jonathan D. Sweet, County Administrator. “Our Planning and Zoning department did an excellent job in working with the SolSmart Team to expedite our designation and we weren’t going to be satisfied with just a Bronze or Silver, so we went for the Gold and I am very proud that we hit our mark.”

Out of 139 Gold Designations across the country, there are only three (3) communities in Virginia that have achieved this award – Pulaski County, Alexandria and Fairfax County. Other Virginia communities who have a SolSmart designation include Arlington, VA (Bronze), City of Fairfax (Bronze), Richmond Virginia (Silver), Loudon County (Silver), Charlottesville (Silver), and Blacksburg (Silver).

SolSmart is a national program led by the International City/County Management Association and The Solar Foundation, along with a team of partners with deep expertise in solar energy and local governments. SolSmart uses objective criteria to designate communities that have successfully met these goals. These communities receive designations of SolSmart Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Since the program launched in 2016, more than 350 cities, counties, and regional organizations in 41 states and the District of Columbia have achieved SolSmart designation, representing over 90 million people. All cities, counties, and regional organizations are eligible to join SolSmart and receive no-cost technical assistance to achieve designation.

To learn more about the SolSmart program, please visit https://solsmart.org/


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Pulaski County Parks & Recreations Online Registrations

Posted: October 12th, 2020

Online Registrations will begin on Thursday, October 15, 2020 for all shelter rentals at Randolph Park for the 2021 calendar year. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact Shay Dunnigan at 540-674-1513.

To register to set up an account please visit http://www.pulaskicountyparksandrec.org/

Once an account has been created, families will have the ability to register and pay online for programs offered by Pulaski County Parks & Recreation.

Pulaski County Residents will soon be able to do the following:

  • Register online for your favorite program
  • Reserve shelter rentals at Randolph Park **Please Note: Reservations can’t be made until October 15th, 2020**.
  • Browse programs online for upcoming seasons
  • Pay by credit/check card online
  • View account balances online
  • Receive program updates and messages (via text/email) from Pulaski County Parks & Recreation Department

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Pulaski County Board of Supervisors to Again Increase Funding to Small Business Recovery Grants in Response to COVID-19

Posted: October 8th, 2020

The Pulaski County Board of Supervisors will once again be allocating additional funding in the amount of $125,000.00, for a total amount of $750,000.00 to their Pulaski County Small Business Recovery Grant Program to further support 25 more local small businesses with recovering from the comprehensive impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and to assist them with expenses in response to COVID-19. This allocation will take the program’s maximum capacity to 150 - $5,000.00 grants.

Small Business Recovery Grants are available in amounts ranging from $1,000.00 to $5,000.00 through a direct application on a first-come-first-serve basis for registered small businesses located in Pulaski County, who have 25 employees or less, are in good standing with the State Corporation Commission and/or local business licensures (if applicable), and are up to date on all Pulaski County taxes, charges and fees.

The grants are easily applied for through a simple two-page application comprised of only nine questions and a written summary of how your business has been impacted by COVID-19. Approved expenses that have occurred after March 1, 2020, and before December 30, 2020, are items such as: rent/mortgage, payroll, employee benefits, reopening costs, utilities, marketing, vendor payments, equipment purchases, personal protective equipment (PPE) and supplies and new software. A W-9 must be completed and attached to all applications.

County of Pulaski is administering this program. Forms can be downloaded here. Applications will continue to be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. The entirety of the program is now funded at a level of $750,000.00 through a CARES Act appropriation to Pulaski County, Virginia. The Pulaski County Small Business Recovery Grant Program will now conclude on October 30, 2020, or at which time the funds for the program have been depleted.

Small Business Recovery Grant Application


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Boil Water Notice Lifted

Posted: October 7th, 2020

Customers of the Pulaski County Public Service Authority located along Honaker Road and within the Draper Valley Golf Course were notified on October 5, 2020 of a problem with our drinking water, and were advised to boil their tap water. We are pleased to report that the problem has been corrected and that it is no longer necessary to boil tap water. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.


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Boil Water Notice

Posted: October 5th, 2020

The Pulaski County Public Service Authority is advising residents located along Honaker Road and within the Draper Valley Golf Course, to use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution.

This precaution is necessary because of a main line water break.

Please review the attached file for directions regarding boiling your water and alternatives available, if you are unable to boil your water.

We will inform you when you no longer need to boil your water. To address this problem we are currently making repairs to the damaged water line. We anticipate resolving the problem within the next 48 hours (i.e. 2:00 P.M. Wednesday October 7, 2020).


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Pulaski County Parks & Recreation Department moving to Online Registrations.

Posted: September 29th, 2020

We are excited to announce that Pulaski County residents will now be able to register for youth sports, activities, facility reservations, and programs offered by Pulaski County through an online service. We will release the information needed to use this online platform prior to October 15, 2020.

Online Registration will begin on Thursday, October 15, 2020.

Once an account has been created, families will have the ability to register and pay online for programs offered by Pulaski County Parks & Recreation.

Pulaski County Residents will soon be able to do the following:

  • Register online for your favorite program
  • Reserve shelter rentals at Randolph Park **Please Note: Reservations can’t be made until October 15th, 2020**.
  • Browse programs online for upcoming seasons
  • Pay by credit/check card online
  • View account balances online
  • Receive program updates and messages (via text/email) from Pulaski County Parks & Recreation Department

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Town of Dublin Boil Water Notice Lifted

Posted: September 3rd, 2020

Customers of the Town of Dublin, Virginia were notified on August 28, 2020 of a problem with our drinking water, and were advised to boil their tap water. We are pleased to report that the problem has been corrected and that it is no longer necessary to boil tap water. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

As always, you may contact the Town of Dublin at 540-674-4731 or P.O. Box 1066 Dublin, Virginia with any comments or questions.


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Drinking Water Problem Corrected

Posted: September 2nd, 2020

Customers of the Pulaski County Public Service Authority were notified on August 28, 2020 of a problem with our drinking water, and were advised to boil their tap water. We are pleased to report that the problem has been corrected and that it is no longer necessary to boil tap water. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Residents of the Town of Dublin are still being advised to Boil your tap water. We anticipate the Boiled Water Advisory for the Town of Dublin will be lifted within the next 24 hours (i.e., 12:00 P.M. September 3, 2020).

As always, you may contact the Pulaski County PSA at 540-674-8720 with any comments or questions.


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Boil Water Notice

Posted: August 31st, 2020

The Pulaski County Public Service Authority is advising residents located west of Motor Mile Speedway, including the Town of Dublin, to use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution. The following areas are exempt from this advisory:

  • Fairlawn
  • Belspring Rd.
  • Parrott Rd.
  • Highland Rd.
  • Lilley Dell
  • Town of Pulaski

This precaution is necessary because of a main line water break leaving the Pulaski County PSA Water Treatment Plant.

Please review the attached file for directions regarding boiling your water and alternatives available, if you are unable to boil your water.

We will inform you when you no longer need to boil your water. We anticipate resolving the problem within the next 48 hours (i.e. 12:00 P.M. Wednesday September 2, 2020).


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Water Line Issue

Posted: August 31st, 2020

There has been a main line break on the 18-inch water main leaving the water treatment plant. The break occurred at a pipe fitting, which required removal of the original concrete thrust restraint to make repairs. The new concrete thrust restraint requires adequate cure time before the water main can be filled and service restored. We are currently working to begin filling the line and begin testing.

If everything goes well, we will begin pumping into the distribution system this afternoon. That will allow us to begin restoring service to the affected areas late tonight, possibly early tomorrow morning.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your paitence while we work to restore water service. Thank you.


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Boil Water Notice

Posted: August 28th, 2020

The Pulaski County Public Service Authority Water System is advising residents located in the following areas to use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution.

  • Hawks Nest Ln.
  • Sloan Branch Rd.
  • Sonny Alley Dr.
  • Water Plant Rd.
  • White Pine Ln.
  • 3212 – 3555 Lake Ride Dr.
  • 2620 – 2839 Brown Rd.

This precaution is necessary because of a main line water break.

Please review the attached file for directions regarding boiling your water and alternatives available, if you are unable to boil your water.

We will inform you when you no longer need to boil your water. To address this problem we are currently making repairs to the damaged water line. We anticipate resolving the problem within the next 48 hours (i.e. 6:00 P.M. Sunday August 30, 2020).


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Request for Photographs of Pulaski County Veterans/Members of the Armed Forces

Posted: August 28th, 2020

“Veteran’s Trees,” decorated with photographs of Pulaski County veterans and members of the armed forces, will again this year be featured as part of the county’s holiday displays. To date, approximately 300 photographs of county veterans have been donated by family members. These photographs will be displayed on trees located on the 1st floor of the Pulaski County Old Stone Courthouse during the holiday season.

As has been done in the past, anyone wishing to provide a veteran’s photograph that has not previously been submitted may do so. Photographs of any veteran or current member of the armed forces who has lived in Pulaski County will be accepted. The photo, preferable of the veteran in uniform, should be framed with the size of frame and picture no larger than a 3”x4”, and not heavier than a quarter pound. Photographs are to be submitted to the Pulaski County Treasurer’s Office, Old Stone Courthouse, Main Street, Pulaski, 24301, 540-980-7785 by Monday, November 2, 2020. Photo’s submitted after this deadline may not appear on the display.

Information to be turned in with the photograph should, if possible, include:

  1. Name of veteran
  2. Rank/Branch of service
  3. War or location of service
  4. Dates of service
  5. Name, address and phone number of person submitting photograph

The photographs will become the property of Pulaski County and will be used annually to decorate the Veteran’s Trees.

This year the Veteran’s Trees are scheduled to be up for public viewing by Tuesday, November 17, 2020 and will remain on display until sometime during the first week of January 2021.