Cutting the ribbon are: Roanoke Co. Supervisor Charlotte Moore, Roanoke Co. Administrator Clay Goodman, Roanoke Co. General Services Director Anne Marie Green, Roanoke Co. Supervisor Richard Flora, Roanoke Co. Board of Supervisors Chairman Mike Altizer, Director of WVWA Field Operations Phil Martin, Executive Director of WVWA Wastewater Services Michael McEvoy, Roanoke Co. Supervisor Butch Church, and Roanoke Co. Fleet Manager David Anderson.
Roanoke County dedicated a new Fleet Service Center today as part of a cooperative agreement with the Western Virginia Water Authority. The 23,600-square foot facility on Hollins Road sits on a nine-acre site and features eight heavy equipment truck bays, six bays for cars and light-duty trucks, a parts room, tire storage, bulk fluids, administrative offices, and customer waiting area.
Roanoke County and the authority have more than 800 vehicles. The new center replaces the existing four-bay garage. The facility cost $7.7 million and is Roanoke County’s first LEED-certified building. It features extensive natural lighting, computerized light and HVAC control, water efficient landscaping, a white roof for reduced heat island effect, and recycled content building materials.
All of the vehicle waste oil will be recycled on site for use in heating the building, reducing utility costs. The project is being funded through a combination of capital contributions from Roanoke County and the Water Authority; bonds will be repaid through fees charged to user departments.