What we do
Montgomery County's seven supervisors select a chair and vice chair
at the first meeting of the year. The chair and vice are voting members of the governing body.
Meetings are held the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:15 p.m. at the County Government
Center, 755 Roanoke St., in Christiansburg. Special meetings may be held when necessary. All meetings are open to the public. Citizens are invited to speak on relevant issues or concerns during public address
at each meeting.
For any action agreed to in a closed meeting to become effective, the Board of Supervisors must reconvene in an open meeting and take a vote of its membership on the particular action, the substance of which must be reasonably identified in the open
2020 Vision Statement
The Board of Supervisors' vision statement describes its aspirations for Montgomery County:
Montgomery County is a friendly, caring community distinguished by its vibrancy and diversity. Our strong workforce is known for its skills and intellectual capital, while our community is grounded by its deep roots in traditional values and beautiful farmlands, mountains and greenspaces. We foster a high quality of life by offering quality citizen services, including educational and recreational opportunities.
Administrative and legislative responsibilities
- Preparing the county budget and appropriating funds
- Levying County taxes
- Appointing members of various boards and committees
- Pre-auditing claims against the county and issuing warrants for their settlement
- Constructing and maintaining County buildings
- Adopting the county's comprehensive land use plan and approving and enforcing related ordinances
- Adopting and enforcing ordinances for police, sanitation, health and other regulations permitted by state laws
Resolutions and ordinances
Resolutions and ordinances are formal actions used for county business that is essentially administrative, such as making appointments and appropriating funds.
A public hearing is required before the Board of Supervisors can adopt an ordinance. The public hearing must be advertised for two consecutive weeks prior to the hearing. Emergency ordinances may be adopted without notice, but may not be enforced
for more than 60 days unless readopted in the required manner. Land use control ordinances are an exception to this general procedure, requiring individual notice to certain affected property owners and other more stringent procedural requirements.