New feature: Voice of the people

Starting with the new year, Blue Ridge Muse will provide a monthly video report on public comments at the Floyd County Board of Supervisors regular meetings and also at public hearings.

The nature of news reporting, both in print and visually, provides only an overview of what happens or is said at these meetings.  Our goal is to give readers a broader view and understanding of the issues that face the county.  Comments will be presented as given, without editing. The only exception will be that comments which make accusations against individuals that could be considered slanderous or libel.

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Supervisors, three county citizens spoke:  David Morrisette, Frank Rudisill and Rick Lofton.  Morrisette and Rudisill support the construction of wind turbine farms in Floyd County and oppose a proposed county ordinance and Lofton spoke about the problem with roaming dogs that attack animals.

The comments are presented without an editorializing by us.  They are presented as a public service by this web site.  Please let us know if you think this is worth the effort.

The next Supervisors meeting is Thursday, January 24, at 7 p.m. at the County Administration Building on Oxford Street in Floyd.  A public hearing on the proposed ordinance banning ridge line development is scheduled for January 31 at Floyd County High School Auditorium at 7 p.m.

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4 thoughts on “New feature: Voice of the people”

  1. This is worth the effort. I hope people will take the time to see their County at work. Thank you Blue Ridge Muse.

  2. Thanks for doing this, it allows me to go back and listen to the comments again. Sometimes I forget what someone says during the meeting and this allows me to sit back in the silence of my office and really understand what the citizens are saying.

  3. Doug,
    Thank you for your services you are providing our county and its residents. I travel for a living and can’t always stay informed on local issues.
    Thank you

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