The Sussex Service Authority is a political subdivision formed by The Town Councils of the Towns of Stony Creek, Wakefield and Waverly, Virginia and the Board of Supervisors of Sussex County, Virginia (each a “Governing Body” and collectively, the “Governing Bodies”), desired to create an Authority pursuant to the Virginia Water and Waste Authorities Act, Chapter 51, Title 15.2 of the Code of Virginia of 1950, as amended, which Authority shall be a public body, politic and corporate. The State Corporation Commission approved the creation of the Sussex Service Authority on November 24, 1997.
The purposes for which the Authority was created were to acquire, finance, construct, improve, operate and maintain wastewater treatment and water systems.
The powers of the Authority are exercised by a board consisting of five members: one member to be appointed by the respective Governing Body of each Incorporating Subdivision and the fifth member be appointed by the Board of Supervisors of Sussex County Virginia. The Governing Bodies may appoint only non-elected public citizens to the Board, with the exception that one of the two members appointed by the Board of Supervisors of Sussex County, Virginia, shall be an elected official of such County. The Governing Bodies also appoint five alternates in the same manner as they appoint members.
Regular monthly meetings are generally held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Authority’s conference room located at 4385 Beef Steak Road, Waverly, Va. The meetings are open to the public.