Budget update – The Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on the FY2014 proposed budget during their April 9 regular meeting.
Citizens are encouraged to continue to provide comments on the proposed budget. Comments may be sent via email or by mail to James City County Administration-Budget, P.O. Box 8784, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8784.
The final two budget work sessions are scheduled for April 17 and 23 (if needed) at 4 p.m. The budget is expected to be adopted on April 23.
C.O.P.s Camp – Looking for a fun and rewarding summer camp for your child? JCC Police will host a C.O.P.s (Community Outreach Program) Camp July 8-12 for children aged 10-13. Participants will work in a team environment with a police officer as a group mentor. They will learn about effective communication, peer pressure and anger management and have the opportunity to test their knowledge by competing in various challenges.
Registration is $100 per child but scholarships may be available to those who need financial assistance. For more information, call Officer Reed at 757-603-1236.
What do you do with unused medication? – The Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for the Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the James City County Recreation Center.
Disposing of unused and unwanted medications helps eliminate the opportunity for prescription drug abuse. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. For more information, visit the DEA's website or call Sgt. Humphries with the James City County Police Department at 757-603-6022.
Community cleanup – Join volunteers from James City County, the James River Association and Eco Discovery Park at the 2nd Annual James RiverFest on Saturday, April 20 from 9-11 a.m. The cleanup effort will focus on litter along roadway ditches that empty into Powhatan Creek.
Volunteers will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the Eco Discovery Park parking lot located at the Jamestown Marina, 2054 Jamestown Rd. Sturdy shoes and clothes that can get dirty are encouraged. All supplies will be provided. Volunteers will be recognized at the awards ceremony at noon. Pre-registration is required by contacting Amber Ellis at email@example.com Call 757-259-5375 for more information.
New historic highway marker – Members of the County's Historical Commission recently unveiled a new historic highway marker for Argall Town. The marker honors the 300 acre settlement established by Samuel Argall around 1617.
Argall Town was incorporated into the larger Governor's Land tract but settlers petitioned to leave the settlement by 1627 due to exhausted soil, decayed houses and difficulty in defending the settlement from attacks. The highway marker is located at the end of Jamestown Road near the Jamestown Settlement and the entrance to the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry. For more information, contact the Planning Division at 757-253-6685 or by email.
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