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Posted on: December 5, 2014

[ARCHIVED] UPDATE: No Remaining Surplus Items at old William Byrd - Sunday Giveaway Canceled

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UPDATE: December 12, 2014 - No Remaining Items at Surplus Giveaway - Sunday Giveaway at Old William Byrd High School Canceled

ROANOKE COUNTY, VA (December 13, 2014) – Due to a large and early turnout at Roanoke County’s surplus item giveaway, all items stored in the industrial shop building at the Old William Byrd High School were been removed within the first hour. The giveaway event scheduled for the remainder of today and Sunday, December 14 has been canceled, as there are no remaining items at that location.

Currently, plans have not been developed for the removal of items from elsewhere in the Old William Byrd complex, including the large school building on the site. Future action is pending direction from the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors.

This weekend’s giveaway was been the first step in the process of readying the building for commercial or residential development. Items given away include youth school chairs, adult school chairs, tables, student desks, wood cabinets, drafting tables and metal filing cabinets.


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UPDATE: December 10, 2014—Due to limited parking capacities and the anticipation of citizen interest, we want to expedite loading and exiting of the site by our citizens; therefore, NO tractor trailers or box trucks will be allowed onsite.

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(Roanoke County, VA) December 4, 2014 –The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors has created a unique opportunity for citizens to take home surplus County property free of charge. Items are being removed from the former William Byrd High School industrial shop building at 100 Highland Road in Vinton, to make room for future economic development opportunities. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December 14, rain or shine.

Examples of items that will be available include youth
school chairs, adult school chairs, tables, student desks, wood cabinets, drafting tables and metal filing cabinets. All items will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. While County staff members will be on-hand to facilitate this event, citizens picking up items are responsible for loading and securing their own vehicles. The public is encouraged to bring their own hand-trucks, gloves and fastening devices to make their time as productive as possible.

Established parking areas for the event will be the baseball and football field below the school, just off Washington Avenue. Visitors will need to walk up a set of stairs from the parking area to view the surplus items. Limited handicap parking will be available. Once items are selected, staff will use a numbering system to help citizens with the orderly moving of vehicles to the loading area.

This event is the first step in the process of readying the building for commercial or residential development. Items available will include surplus from the industrial shop building only. Additional surplus items within the school will be available to the public at a later date to be announced. Surplus property stored throughout the former William Byrd school complex was transferred to the County several years ago from Roanoke County Public Schools.

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