What’s that sound? – At approximately 11:10 a.m., on December 8, State and local officials will test the early warning siren system for the Surry Power Station. The quarterly test consists of a steady three-minute tone that is sounded by sirens located in a 10-mile radius of the plant.
On December 9-10, extra tests will be conducted on selected sirens in the County. These tests are part of sound studies that are required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Selected sirens will be tested twice to document sound levels, and residents will hear a one minute tone each time the location is tested.For more information, visit Dominion Power or the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.
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Leaves must be in clear bags no larger than lawn or leaf-size (40 gallons or less). Bagged leaves must be left curbside by 8 a.m. on the first day of collection in each district. Each street will be collected one time only. Bulky materials such as brush and tree limbs cannot be accepted.
Make plans with Destination Recreation – The Winter/Spring 2011 Parks and Recreation Destination Recreation Brochure will be available online Wednesday, December 15! The brochure details classes, events and activities occurring through May.
The brochure is available exclusively online, supporting the County’s ongoing efforts to reduce paper use and printing and distribution costs. If you need Internet access, computers are available at the Williamsburg Library, 515 Scotland Street and the James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road. A self-service computer kiosk is also available at the James City/Williamsburg Community Center. Questions? Call 259-3200.
Check out our progress – The County has launched a new online Implementation Schedule for the 2009 Comprehensive Plan. The interactive program tracks the County’s progress in meeting a series of goals, strategies and actions (GSAs) that were adopted by the Board of Supervisors during the recent Comprehensive Plan update.
The Implementation Schedule includes a listing of priorities and stakeholders and identifies a timeline for each GSA. It helps County staff develop work programs and link budget requests to the Comprehensive Plan. The public and the Planning Commission will get yearly progress updates through the Planning Commission’s Annual Report.
How do I…apply to serve on a board, committee or commission? – Most appointments are made by the Board of Supervisors for three or four year terms. A complete list of boards, committees and commissions can be found online. County citizens interested in serving can fill out an application and return it by
e-mail, mail or fax.
Applicants will be notified when their applications are received and if they are appointed to a board. Applications stay on file for two years; however, if an appointment is not made within that time period, a new application is needed to keep the database up-to-date. Questions? Call 253-6609.
Just a reminder! – Personal Property and Real Estate tax bills are due Monday, December 6. If you did not receive your tax bill, please call the Treasurer’s Office at 253-6705.Want to pay your bill online? The County offers electronic bill payment through the ePayment service. It’s an easy way to save time and protect the environment.
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