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        DISASTER NEWS
                                                               Loans for Businesses of all Sizes, Homeowners and Renters
                                                                            SBA Disaster Assistance – Field Operations Center- East – 101 Marietta Street, NW, Suite 700, Atlanta, GA  3
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Release Date:  April 30, 2015                                                                            Contact:  Michael Lampton
Release Number: 15-202 VA 14291/14292                                                    Email: Michael.Lampton@sba.gov
                                                                                                                                            Phone:  (404) 331-0333

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Residents of Virginia
Affected by the Severe Storms and Flooding

WASHINGTON – Virginia businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and flooding on February 14, 2015 through March 8, 2015, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced today.

Administrator Contreras-Sweet made the loans available in response to a letter from
Gov. Terence R. McAuliffe on April 20, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA.
The declaration covers Wise County and the adjacent counties of Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott and the City of Norton in Virginia; and Harlan, Letcher and Pike in Kentucky.

“The SBA is strongly committed to providing the people of Virginia with the most effective and customer-focused response possible to assist businesses of all sizes, homeowners and renters with federal disaster loans,” said Administrator Contreras-Sweet. “Getting businesses and communities up and running after a disaster is our highest priority at SBA.”

SBA’s customer service representatives will be available at the Disaster Loan Outreach Center to answer questions about the disaster loan program and help individuals complete their applications.  The Center is located in the following community and is open as indicated:

Wise County
Wise County Sheriff Office
5605 Patriot Drive
Wise, VA 24293

Opens:        Friday, May 1 at 9 a.m.
Hours:         9 a.m. to 6 p.m., weekdays
         9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday
         (closed Sunday)

Closes:        Friday, May 8 at close of business

“Businesses of any size and nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets,” said Carl Knoblock, SBA’s district director in Virginia.

For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and most private nonprofit organizations, the SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster.  EIDL assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage.

“Loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East in Atlanta.

Applicants may be eligible for a loan amount increase up to 20 percent of their physical damages, as verified by the SBA, to make improvements that help prevent the risk of future property damage caused by a similar disaster.

Interest rates are as low as 4 percent for businesses, 2.625 percent for nonprofit organizations, and 1.813 percent for homeowners and renters with terms up to 30 years.  Loan amount and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

Businesses and individuals may also obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and            hard-of-hearing), or by emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Loan applications can also be downloaded at www.sba.gov/disaster. Completed applications should be returned to the center or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is June 29, 2015.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is January 28, 2016.

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For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at www.sba.gov/disaster.

Click here to read the VA 14291 Fact Sheet.


 DISASTER NEWS
                                                               Loans for Businesses of all Sizes, Homeowners and Renters
                                                                            SBA Disaster Assistance – Field Operations Center- East – 101 Marietta Street, NW, Suite 700, Atlanta, GA  30303
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Release Date:  May 5, 2015                                                                               Contact:  Michael Lampton
Release Number: 15-217 VA 14291/14292                                                    Email: Michael.Lampton@sba.gov
                                                                                                                                            Phone:  (404) 331-0333

SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center
To Open Saturday in Lee County

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration will open a Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Lee County on Saturday to assist local residents affected by the severe storms and flooding from February 14 through March 8, 2015.

SBA’s customer service representatives will be available at the Disaster Loan Outreach Center to answer questions about the disaster loan program and help individuals complete their applications.  The Center is located in the following community and will open as indicated:

Lee County
Lee County Court House
Lee County Sheriff Office
(1ST Floor Conference Room)
33640 Main St.
Jonesville, VA 24263

Opens:        Saturday, May 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hours:         Monday to Wednesday, May 11-13, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closes:        Wednesday, May 13 at close of business

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is June 29, 2015.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is January 28, 2016.

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For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at www.sba.gov/disaster.
 


 

 


 
 

***ATTENTION***

TOWN OF WISE
DOG OWNERS
 

Effective July 1, 2013 the Town of Wise will no longer be issuing dog tags.  All dogs should be licensed and tagged through the Wise County Treasurer’s Office located at the Wise County Courthouse.  If you licensed your dog at the Town of Wise Treasurer’s Office, that tag will be honored by Wise County until the tag expires, at which time you will need to obtain a new county dog tag at the Wise County Treasurer’s Office.


 

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Know the rules before your yard sale

YARD SALES

The Town Council of the Town of Wise, Virginia adopted Ordinance No. 11, 2012 on August 28, 2012 which amends the rules and regulations for Yard Sales in the Town of Wise.    
The following outlines the current regulations for Yard Sales in the Town of Wise:
-    You must obtain a Yard Sale Permit from the Zoning Administrator before you have a yard sale, garage sale, rummage sale, moving sale or the like.  There is no charge for a Yard Sale Permit; however, it must be available for inspection upon request during your yard sale.  
-    If you do not have a yard sale permit, you will be in violation of the Town of Wise Zoning Ordinance and subject to penalties as prescribed in said ordinance.
-    You may have two yard sales (garage sales, rummage sales, moving sales or the like) per year on a parcel of property.  Each yard sale (garage sale, rummage sale, moving sale or the like) cannot last more than three consecutive days.
-    You may have a yard sale (garage sale, rummage sale, moving sale or the like) on Residentially Zoned, Commercially/Business Zoned, or Industrially Zoned property provided you have written permission from the property owner.
-    If you have a Yard Sale (garage sale, rummage sale, moving sale or the like) on someone else’s property, the sale counts toward the property owner’s maximum number of two sales per year.
-    Yard Sales, Garage Sales, Rummage Sales, Moving Sales and the like are to be comprised of only used household items, used clothing, used furniture, used household equipment and the like.
-     No misplaced signs. It’s good to get the word out about your sale, but if you put your signs in a spot where laws don’t allow it, they may be taken down. Save your posterboard and your valuable time by knowing where signs can’t go: In public right-of-way, including on power poles, stop signs or other street signs.
-    Who’s in charge. The town’s rules about yard sales are enforced by the Wise Police Department and the Wise Planning Department, located in town hall. They are carrying out rules and regulations that can be found within the town’s zoning ordinance. If you have any questions about how to hold a yard sale properly, call Town Planner Laura Mullins at 276/328-6013, extension 223.

 

DOWNLOAD YARD SALE PERMIT APPLICATION HERE!

 

 

 


 

 


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