Miss the Thinking Rural - Discussion Sessions? – The deadline to submit a questionnaire is Aug. 14 at 5 p.m. The questionnaire will help define rural lands; identify community preferences for rural land use; and gather feedback on policies, programs and procedures. The questionnaire can be found on the website or by calling 757-253-6685.
Also, visit the What Rural Means to Me album at facebook.com/jamescitycounty and let us know the top five photos that most represent 'rural' to you by sending us a Facebook message. The photos are also posted in 101-A Mounts Bay Rd. in the County Government Center if you prefer to vote in person.
Stay home, stay safe – While we are still in the early days of hurricane season, have you done everything that you need to do to get ready?
Check out the County produced video Stay Home. Stay Safe. Hurricane Preparedness that highlights the top 10 things that you should do to prepare your family and your home for hurricanes.
Check it out and let us know what you think. Send us an email or call 757-253-6864.
Learn more about the JCCPD – The next Citizens Police Academy begins Sept. 4. Topics covered in the free 15-session program include polygraphs, traffic stops, DUI enforcement, firearms, crime scene investigations and officer survival. The Academy is open to adults living or working in the County. Most classes are held on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. at the Law Enforcement Center.
Anyone interested must complete an application and undergo a criminal background check before being admitted to the program. Applications are due Aug. 15. For more information, email or call 757-253-1800.
Chemical collection moves – Due to construction at Lafayette High School, the Aug. 10 Household Chemical Collection and Computer and Electronics Recycling Event will be held in the back parking lot of the Sanford B. Wanner Stadium, 4725 Stadium Rd., from 8 a.m.-noon.
Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority (VPPSA) holds 16 Household Chemical Collection and Computer and Electronics Recycling events per year. A variety of paints, fuels, solvents, pesticides, automotive products and other chemicals are accepted from residents of James City County, Williamsburg, York County, Hampton and Poquoson.
For a list of acceptable materials, visit the website or call 757-259-9850.
Jones to speak at Freedom Park – Come experience 18th century life more than 60 years before the Emancipation Proclamation. Join Lafayette Jones Jr., a descendent of those that lived on the Free Black Settlement at Freedom Park, for a presentation and book signing on Aug. 10 from 2-4 p.m.
Freedom Park is located at 5537 Centerville Rd. The park features three period dwellings furnished with items authentic to the period and an interpretive center with exhibits of artifacts recovered during the construction of the park. Freedom Park is also home to two miles of hiking trails, more than 20 miles of mountain bike trails and Go Ape!.
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