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Emergency Numbers : Police | Fire | Rescue | Hospitals | Towing
Administration | Fire Department | Parks and Recreation | Planning and Zoning Department
Police Department | Public Works Department | Treasurer's Office


EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Police:
   
Wise Police Department
Phone:  (276) 328-9369
       
Wise County Sheriff’s Office
Phone:  (276) 328-3566
       
Virginia State Police
Phone:  (276) 328-0198

Fire:

Wise Volunteer Fire Department
Rt 23 Norton, VA 24273
Phone:  (276) 328-6715
   
Rescue:

Wise Rescue Squad
Phone:  (276) 328-3037

Friendship Ambulance Service
119 W Main St Wise, VA 24293
Phone:  (276) 328-9111       

Lifecare Ambulance Service
1728 Norton Rd SW Wise, VA 24293
Phone:  (276) 679-4375
   
Hospitals:

Mountain View Regional Medical Center – Norton
3rd Street NE Norton, VA 24273
Phone:  (276) 679-6287
       
Norton Community Hospital – Norton
100 Fifteenth Street NW Norton, VA 24273
Phone:  (276) 679-9600
       
Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital – Big Stone Gap
1990 Holton Avenue East Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
Phone:  (276) 523-3111

Wrecker/Towing Services:

Big Bertha’s Towing – Coeburn
Phone:  (276) 395-2358
       
Liberty Towing Service – Coeburn
201 Front St Coeburn, VA 24230
Phone:  (276) 395-7559

Norton Service Center, Inc. – Norton
878 Park Av NW Norton, VA 24273
Phone:  (276) 679-0064
       
Quality Service Center – Norton
605 Trent St NE Norton, VA 24273
Phone:  (276) 679-7480
       
Super Service Garage, Inc. – Norton
445 Hawthorne Dr Norton, VA 24273
Phone:  (276) 679-2134
 

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ADMINISTRATION

The Administrative Department provides management of the department heads and human resources services for the employees, develops a recommended budget for consideration by the governing body, researches projects and program requirements and administers special projects for the Town.  The Town’s chief administrative officer, the Town Manager, is directly responsible to the Town Council for carrying out its policies and for enforcement of Town regulations and ordinances.  The manager also makes recommendations to the governing body concerning Town affairs and keeps it advised of the Town’s financial condition and future needs.  All departmental functions within the Town are supervised by the Town Manager.   The Town Manager is appointed for an indefinite term by a majority vote of Town Council and works at their pleasure. 

Town of Wise
501 West Main Street
P.O. Box 1100
Wise, VA  24293

Telephone:  276-328-6013
Fax:  276-328-2519
Business Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Beverly C. Owens
Town Manager
276-328-6187
mgr@townofwise.org

Anna Maness
Administrative Office Assistant
276-328-6187
amaness@townofwise.org

 

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 FIRE DEPARTMENT

Fire protection for the Town is provided by the Wise Volunteer Fire Department.
Consisting of approximately thirty-two trained volunteers, the Department serves a 65 square mile area of over 10,000 residents.  In addition to responding to emergency calls, the Department also provides fire prevention education programs and enforces state fire codes.  

The Department is proud to sponsor an Explorer’s Post whereby young adults are educated about fire service through organized training in the basic skills required to function safely and effectively at a fire scene.

In order to equip the Department, members conduct Bingo games every Thursday night and the second Sunday of every month.

Wise Volunteer Fire Department
307 Norton Road
P.O. Box 1100
Wise, VA  24293

Telephone/fax:  276-328-6715
EMERGENCIES: PHONE 911

Business Office Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Conley Holbrook
Fire Chief
276-328-6715
wisefd@naxs.net

Steve Smith
President

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PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT

The Parks & Recreation Department provides a system of parks, recreational programs, and open spaces which all enhance the quality of life for Wise residents.  The Department operates and maintains the following recreation facilities:

Arrowhead Park
Yellow Creek Road

Veldon D. Dotson Recreation Park
Airport Road

Wise Municipal Swimming Pool
346 Varner Street
 

To inquire about use of these facilities, contact:

Town of Wise
501 West Main Street
P.O. Box 1100
Wise, VA  24293

Telephone:  276-328-6013
Fax:  276-328-2519

Business Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Laura Mullins
Director
276-328-6013
planner@townofwise.org

Tim Dotson
Assistant Director
276-328-6013
wrs951@yahoo.com
 

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PLANNING/ZONING DEPARTMENT

The Planning Department promotes the orderly growth and development of the Town through the enforcement of various ordinances. 

Town of Wise
501 West Main Street
P.O. Box 1100
Wise, VA  24293

Telephone:  276-328-6013

Fax:  276-328-2519

Business Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Laura Mullins
Director
276-328-6013
planner@townofwise.org

 

Zoning Permit for Town of Wise

 

The Town's Planner oversees all the events that take place in the Town of Wise, along with Downtown Revitalization and Economic Development efforts.

Town of Wise
501 West Main Street
P.O. Box 1100
Wise, VA  24293

Telephone:  276-328-6013 Ext. 223

Fax:  276-328-2519

Business Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

Laura Mullins
Town Planner
276-328-6013
planner@townofwise.org
 

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POLICE DEPARTMENT

The Wise Police Department (WPD) has thirteen sworn officers and one civilian clerical position.  The mission of the WPD is to preserve the peace and maintain order, protect people and property, prevent crime, and promote traffic safety.  The Department offers training to the business community on loss prevention techniques and fraud schemes and routinely patrols commercial areas insuring that all facilities are secured.  Services to the public include firearms training, crime prevention programs, instruction in proper use of vehicle restraint devices and child safety seats, bicycle safety rodeos, vacant house checks for those out of town, alcohol and drug abuse awareness seminars, and personal safety training. 

The Department is proud to sponsor an Explorer’s Post whereby young adults are educated about the law enforcement profession through organized training in the basic skills required to function safely and effectively at a police scene.

Wise Police Department
501 West Main Street
P.O. Box 1100
Wise, VA  24293

Telephone:  276-328-9369
EMERGENCIES: PHONE 911

Fax:  276-328-2468

Business Office Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Tony Bates
Chief of Police
276-328-9046
chief@wisepd.com

Danny French
Lieutenant
276-328-9046
lt@wisepd.com

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PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

The Wise Public Works Department is responsible for all the Town’s infrastructure.  Department personnel are involved in engineering, water and sewer utilities, snow removal, leaf collection, street and sidewalk construction and maintenance, street lighting, vehicle maintenance, refuse collection, recycling, storm water management, and buildings and grounds maintenance. 

Wise Public Works Department
540 Yellow Creek Road
P.O. Box 1100
Wise, VA  24293

Telephone:  276-328-6119
EMERGENCIES AFTER 4:30 and on weekends:  PHONE 276-328-3756

Fax:  276-328-6118

Business Office Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 
Jerry Kilgore
Utilities Superintendent (water & sewer)
276-328-6119
townofwiseutilities@yahoo.com
 
Danny Stidham
Public Works Superintendent
276-328-6119
dstidham1@live.com
 
Paul Dandy
Acting Purchasing Agent/Dispatcher
276-328-6119
townofwise@hotmail.com
 

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TREASURER’S OFFICE

The Treasurer’s Office establishes and maintains an accounting and reporting system in accordance with the Virginia Statutes, federal laws, and generally accepted accounting principles set forth by the Auditor of Public Accounts.  The Department provides financial information for strategic and operational planning, records receipts of revenues, and provides for timely disbursement of municipal funds. For any further information go to website:  www.townofwise.org

Town of Wise
501 West Main Street
P.O. Box 1100
Wise, VA  24293

Telephone:  276-328-6013

Fax:  276-328-2519

Business Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Robin M. Bryant
Town Treasurer
276-328-6013
treasurer@townofwise.org

Janet Carico
Assistant Treasurer
276-328-6013
dataprocessing@townofwise.org

Sarina Collins
Accounts Specialist
276-328-6013
scollins@townofwise.org

Stacey Pennington
Cashier/Clerk
276-328-6013
spennington@townofwise.org

Glenda Asbury
Cashier/Clerk
276-328-6013
gasbury@townofwise.org
 

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