Retreat recap – On January 22, 2011, the Board of Supervisors held its annual Budget Retreat to discuss the second year of the FY11/12 biennial budget and important issues including Economic Development and Capital Improvements. View the full agenda here. Additional public hearings and work sessions will be held on the budget in the upcoming months before its anticipated adoption in April.
Stormwater Management Workshop scheduled – To help Homeowners Associations (HOA), local developers, contractors and management companies learn about stormwater management and required facilities, James City County is offering a Stormwater Management Workshop, February 9, 6 - 8 p.m. at the James City/Williamsburg Community Center, Room B, 5301 Longhill Road. Management of stormwater runoff affects neighborhoods and homes but it’s also a major source of pollution in County creeks and local rivers that feed the Chesapeake Bay.
Anyone interested in attending should e-mail or call Pat Menichino, County Stormwater Specialist at (757) 259-1443 by February 7, as seating is limited.
Do you REC Connect? – REC Connect is the summer camp and before- and after-school program for school age children offered by Parks and Recreation. Registration forms for the 2011-12 Program are now available online and at the community centers and the Satellite Services Office in Toano.
James City County and Williamsburg residents can return their forms by mail beginning February 4. Non-residents can send in their forms beginning February 11. Dropped-off forms will not be accepted.
Registrations are still being taken for the current REC Connect 2010-11 program. Visit the website for more information.
Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) forum planned –
Do you just want to learn more about the concept of Transfer of Development Rights (TDR)? Come to a public forum, Thursday, February 10, 7 p.m. located at Warhill High School (4615 Opportunity Way), to discuss the TDR feasibility study and to let us know what you think!
James City County is considering the TDR program which could shift potential development in Rural Lands (‘sending areas’) to areas that are already planned for development (‘receiving areas’). Visit www.jccplans.org for more information.
If you can’t attend the forum but still want to provide feedback, fill out the online survey or call JCC Planning at
253-6685 for additional information.
My Place recognized – The County’s My Place playground was recently featured in “Parks & Rec Business,” a national magazine read by more than 30,000 parks and recreation professionals. The magazine recognizes innovative practices, facilities and products for the parks and recreation profession.
My Place, an all-inclusive playground adjacent to the James City Williamsburg Community Center, opened in December 2009 as a project of the Leadership Historic Triangle Class of 2009. The playground includes all of the features of a traditional playground – swings, a merry-go-round and climbing equipment, but in a barrier-free environment.
Go green! – There is a new one-stop site for news about all of the environment-friendly programs underway here in James City County and in Hampton Roads – HR Green.
The blog is filled with information on water conservation, recycling, stormwater and proper grease disposal. Be sure to add a bookmark or subscribe to receive timely updates about how you can go green!
While there, you can also follow the development of the new HR Green initiative—an exciting regional awareness campaign set to launch in the summer of 2011. Stay tuned!
How can I…avoid the line at the DMV? – Go to the DMV Select at the County’s Satellite Services Office in Toano. At DMV Select you can complete many projects on your to-do list including getting new or replacement titles, registering vehicles and applying for handicap parking placards. However, if you need to do something with a driver’s license or identification card, you will still need to go to a full-service DMV.
Don’t forget that while you are at Satellite Services, you can also register for Parks and Recreation activities, purchase convenience center coupons, pay taxes and more. That to-do list is getting shorter and shorter!
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