Be prepared and stay connected – Winter has arrived with a vengeance in James City County. What can you do to get ready for any storms that may come our way?
Looking for a new cookbook? – Family coming over for the holidays and you don’t know what to make for dinner? You’re in luck. Genevieve Owens reviews cookbooks and reveals which ones are filled with tasty treats on the latest episode of “Checking in at the Library”.
Last call on leaves – Your final opportunity to drop off leaves for free is January 3 - 16. County residents may drop off leaves at the Jolly Pond Convenience Center – 1204 Jolly Pond Road – daily between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Leaves will only be accepted in clear bags 40 gallons or less. Leaves from commercial lawn service companies will be accepted with a letter from the resident containing the resident’s name, address and telephone number.Before January 3 and after January 16, leaves may be dropped off by using coupons available for purchase online or at the Treasurer’s Office, Satellite Office, and all County fire stations. One coupon per four lawn and leaf-sized bags is required.
Sign up for CERT – Be more involved in your community and help your neighbors - join the James City County Community Emergency Response Team (JCC CERT).
JCC CERT volunteers are trained in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. In the case of an emergency, they are ready to assist their neighbors until professional emergency responders and critical resources arrive.
JCC CERT courses begin in February, June and September. Information and registration forms are available online or by calling 564-2142.
Recycle your Christmas tree! – Drop off your tree free of charge December 26 - January 31 at any of the County Convenience Centers during normal operating hours.
Be sure to remove the tree stand, tinsel and all decorations. For hours of operation visit the website or call 565-0971.
How do I…find out which election district I live in? – Several James City County services such as leaf collection and recycling are scheduled by election district. As a result, we get this question a lot.
If you own real estate in the County, visit the Real Estate Assessments Mapping Site and enter your name or street address. While there, you will find information on your election district, polling place, school zoning and more. If you do not own property or if you would prefer to talk with someone, you can call the Voter Registrar’s office at 253-6868.
If you have a question that you would like to see answered in the next e-FYI, send us an email or call 253-6864.
What’s open and what’s closed December 24, 25 and January 1?
Find the complete schedule for County offices, Community Centers, Libraries and more online.
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