Don’t miss your chance to vote – Planning to be away from James City County on Election Day on business or vacation? Are you unable to go to the polls because of illness or disability? You may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot.
A registered and qualified voter can vote an absentee ballot by mail or in-person at the Voter Registrar’s Office as early as 45 days before a November General Election. For a complete list of qualifications, go online or call 757-253-6868.
Grants available for water quality restoration – County neighborhoods, homeowners associations, businesses, clubs and stormwater management facility owners have until Nov. 30, 2012 to apply for the Protecting Resources in Delicate Environments (JCCPRIDE) Grant Program.
The program, sponsored by the Stormwater Program Advisory Committee, provides financial support to volunteer water quality restoration and protection projects. The grant awards range from $500 to $2,000 per project. More information and application materials are available online or by calling 757-259-1446. The grant awards will be announced in January 2013.
Remove the opportunity - In order for a crime to be committed, the criminal must have the desire, ability and opportunity. By removing the opportunity, you greatly reduce your chances of becoming a victim of crime.
The Police Department and Communications Office have produced two new videos, Home Security and Lock Your Car!, to demonstrate how residents can remove that opportunity and keep their families, homes and property safe.
JCC TV shows can be found on the County’s YouTube channel and on Cox Cable Channel 48.
County receives awards – The Freedom Park Interpretive Center and the Jamestown Beach Park Shoreline Restoration Initiative recently received top honors from the Virginia Recreation and Park Society.
The Freedom Park Interpretive Center was named Best New Facility/Bricks and Mortar and the Jamestown Beach Park Shoreline Restoration initiative won for Best New Renovation/Addition for Parks, Playgrounds, Blueways or Trails. The projects won in their respective categories for populations of 50,000-100,000.
Can’t get to DMV? – DMV is coming to you! On Oct. 10, the Division of Motor Vehicles’ (DMV) mobile customer service center will set up shop from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Satellite Services.
The handicapped-accessible full service office-on-wheels is equipped to process all DMV transactions including driver’s license and identification card applications and renewals, written and driving vehicle skills tests, boat titling, transcripts and disabled parking placards and plates. For more information, visit the website or call 757-564-2160.
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