Budget update – The Board of Supervisors is expected to vote on the proposed FY2013/2014 budget at their regular meeting on May 8.
The FY2013 budget is $165.6 million or 1.1 percent more than last year’s budget. The FY2014 plan increases to $167.9 million or a 1.4 percent increase. The budget does not include a real estate tax increase in either FY2013 or FY2014.
Before you hook up that sprinkler – Annual outdoor water use regulations for James City Service Authority (JCSA) customers begin on May 1 and are in effect through Sept. 30.
Under the Ordinances, customers may use water outdoors for any purpose, at any time, on any day, as long as it is with a container or hose with an automatic shutoff nozzle. Any other method of outdoor water use must follow the Outdoor Water Use Schedule, which is based on street address. For more information, visit the website or call 757-259-4152 or 757-253-6800.
It’s time to Go Ape! – Visitors can now fly on zip lines and traverse rope ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels at Freedom Park.
Go Ape is a private business operation that leases space in the park. The County benefits by offering another family-friendly outlet that welcomes more visitors to Freedom Park while generating additional revenue.
The eco-educational outdoor experience typically lasts 2-3 hours and caters to all skill levels. The course is ideal for family outings, corporate team building and school, scout and church groups.
Make your reservation at goape.com, or call 1-888-520-7322.
Need Convenience Center Coupons? – Beginning June 1, Convenience Center Coupons will no longer be available for purchase at County Fire Stations.
High marks received – The County’s Erosion and Sediment Control program recently received a successful review from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board.
The County scored 395 out of a possible 400 points in the areas of program administration, plan of development reviews, compliance inspection and enforcement.
The County was commended for successfully improving the program to become fully consistent with the requirements of the Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Law and Regulations, thereby providing better protection for Virginia’s soil and water resources.
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