MIDDLESEX BROADBAND AUTHORITY TO CONDUCT COUNTY-WIDE BROADBAND SURVEY
December 12, 2016 (Middlesex, VA) – The Middlesex Broadband Authority has partnered with the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) to conduct a county-wide broadband survey. The survey will collect information from citizens and businesses regarding Internet usage, current service and needs. Information gathered from the survey will be used to create the county’s strategic broadband plan. The authority wants to ensure the citizens and businesses have the level of service they need today and are well prepared for the future.
The survey is the initial step in CIT’s Broadband Path, a six step process that leverages CIT’s experience and Virginia’s Broadband Toolkit to develop a tailor-made strategic plan and seek out private sector partners that will help meet the county’s specific goals.
“The survey will give the citizens and businesses the chance to voice their broadband needs,” said Sandie Terry, CIT’s Vice President of Broadband, “and will help the authority understand how best to meet those needs.”
The survey, which is set to run from December 15 to January 31, will be available at https://www.wired.virginia.gov/broadband/broadband-survey/. Paper copies of the survey will be available throughout the county as well as in the County Administrator's Office. Please respond to the survey only once – either online or via the paper survey.
"The Middlesex Broadband Authority looks forward to receiving the survey information and working with CIT to explore options to meet the needs of un-served or underserved citizens and businesses in the county," said Matt Walker, Director of the Authority.
About the Center for Innovative Technology, www.cit.org . Since 1985, CIT, a nonprofit corporation, has been Virginia’s primary driver of innovation and entrepreneurship. CIT accelerates the next generation of technology and technology companies through commercialization, capital formation, market development and revenue generation services. To facilitate national innovation leadership and accelerate the rate of technology adoption, CIT creates partnerships between innovative technology start-up companies and advanced technology consumers. CIT’s CAGE Code is 1UP71. To learn more, please visit www.cit.org. Follow CIT on Twitter @CITorg and add the Center for Innovative Technology on LinkedIn and Facebook.
Middlesex County seeks the Public’s input on Public Access Sites
Middlesex County, in conjunction with the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission and the Public Access Authority, will host a public meeting on Tuesday, November 29 at 6:00 pm. The purpose of the meeting is for collection of information regarding use, concerns and ideas going forward of several of the Access sites currently located in the county. Attendance is encouraged with the meeting open to the general public and all interested residents.
Middlesex County Public Hearing Recordings 4/21/2016
“GREAT DAY” for the Public Safety Team in Middlesex County, VA
Updated March 8, 2016 by Glenn Nix
A “GREAT DAY” for the Public Safety Team in Middlesex County, VA, as the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, Mr. John D. “Jack” Miller, Jr., signs the Final Contract between Middlesex County and the Harris Corporation. With this completed, Harris will begin construction on a 700 MHz, P25, Public Safety Grade Radio System in Middlesex.
County Administrator Matt Walker, and Chairman Miller, look on, as Jody Collier notarizes the process, making the Radio System official. Chief of Emergency Services Mark Nugent stated “this State-of-the-Art system will provide the first responders in Middlesex County a communications platform with a level of safety and redundancy never experienced in the past.”
Middlesex County seeks Public thoughts on Public Access to Water
Updated January 4, 2016 by Glenn Nix
Middlesex County, in partnership with the Middle Peninsula Chesapeake Bay Public Access Authority and the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission, is interested in improving understanding about public access needs and waterfront conflicts occurring along the shorelines of Middlesex County. More specifically Middlesex County wants to capture public perspective and experience on a variety of topics, including how the public accesses public lands, beaches and waterways; waterfront conflicts that have been experienced; working waterfront infrastructure problems; and suggestions about how to enhance access to the waters from Middlesex County. Therefore a “Coastal Access Survey” has been designed to gather this information.
Middlesex County will use survey responses to broadly outline the scope of current access challenges in the County, including how the public feels about existing publicly owned public access sites. This information will be used to inform and set future public policy, evaluate site retention and expansion, and help qualify for future grant funding opportunities.
The survey will open January 4, 2016 and will close March 31, 2016. Upon completion responses will be analyzed and a summary of results will be organized and made available to the public in May. This information will also be incorporated into a regional public access master plan currently under development by the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission and the Middle Peninsula Chesapeake Bay Public Access Authority.
"Signatures in Time - A Living History of Middlesex County, Virginia" Now on Sale
November 30, 2012 by Kevin Gentry
Signatures In Time—A Living History of Middlesex County, Virginia” is now on sale. The book is a six-year project completed by the Middlesex County Jamestown 2007 Book Committee. The 428-page book, published by the Middlesex County Board of Supervisors, is the first-ever chronological history written on Middlesex. The author of the book is Larry Chowning, Archie Soucek is the editor, Pat DePina is the illustrator, and Claudia Soucek is the chair of the book committee. Cost for a book is $50. There are also a limited number of embossed, numbered copies for sale for $100. Books can be purchased at the Woodward Building in Saluda at 877 General Puller Hwy or you may send a check for $50 plus $6 shipping and handling to PO Box 428, Saluda, VA 23149 and we will mail it to you.
The book may also be purchased at the following locations:
In Urbanna: Make Thyme and Nimcock Gallery
In Saluda: Middlesex Museum
In Deltaville: Nauti-Nells
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