Get ready – Hurricane season runs June 1 through Nov. 30. What does that mean for us in James City County?
All summer long, e-FYI will feature tips on how you can prepare your family and property. In the meantime, be sure to monitor local news and weather, sign up for JCCAlert and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
And the honor goes to… – Master Officer Sterling Perry was recently named James City County Police Officer of the Year.
Officer Perry was selected for performing his duties in a manner which demonstrated continued exemplary performance to the department and our community. He is a 12-year veteran of the department and currently serves on the Traffic Unit. He also serves on the SWAT Team and Motorcycle Unit.
Gold! – The Fire Administration Building has received Gold certification in the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program. Located at 5077 John Tyler Hwy., the facility houses Fire Administration, Fire Support Services, EMS Training, Fire Training and the Fire Marshal's office.
LEED certified buildings have lower operating costs and reduced waste sent to landfills. They also conserve water and energy, are healthier and safer, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Guernsey Tingle Architects and David A. Nice Builders, Inc. completed the design and renovation. As a result of the Board of Supervisor's 2010 Sustainable Building Policy, all County buildings and renovations must seek LEED certification.
The pools are open on weekends through June 16 and daily June 17 through Sept. 2. Children ages 5 and younger swim free. Resident youth and seniors (age 55 and older) swim for $2 and resident adults swim for $3. Season passes are available and may be used at both parks. For more information, visit the website or call 757-259-5360.
What's that sound? – At approximately 11:10 a.m. on June 12, State and local officials will test the early warning siren system for the Surry Power Station. The quarterly test consists of a steady three-minute tone that is sounded by sirens located in a 10-mile radius of the plant.
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