Hurricane Irene – The initial assessment for damage to private property in James City County is approximately $21 million and the damage to public property is approximately $750,000. Numbers are expected to increase as damage assessments continue.
Trucks will collect vegetative and storm-related construction materials beginning September 6 on all public streets and private streets in gated communities in the County. There will be two collection passes to all affected areas – the September 6 pick up and a second pick up to be announced at a later time.
For details on debris collection, County updates on recovery and more, visit the website.
Changes to real estate tax exemptions – The Board of Supervisors recently amended the County Code pertaining to the income qualifications for the real estate tax exemption for elderly and disabled homeowners.
Qualifying household income remains at $45,000. Non-taxable sources of income, such as some disability pensions and workman’s compensation, are no longer counted as part of the household income. All income from household members must now be counted in full.
Since the amendments could affect current year applications, there is a special application period open through September 30, 2011.
Applications are available online; at the County Government Center, 101-B Mounts Bay Road; or by calling 757-253-6695.
Confident in what goes into your recycling bin? – Take this quick quiz and check your answers at end of this issue of e-FYI!
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Ordinance update entering final stages – The Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance update process is now entering Stage 3 for priority items, including Economic Opportunity, commercial districts and development standards. This is the final stage of the Ordinance update and includes consideration by the Planning Commission and adoption by the Board of Supervisors. Other non-priority topics, including cell towers, signage, residential redevelopment and submittal requirements, are entering Stage 2 where the feedback we’ve received is included in draft ordinance text.
Want to stay in the loop? Explore the website for information about the Ordinance update, meeting schedules and draft ordinance language.
It’s coming! – The Fall 2011/Winter 2012 edition of Parks and Recreation’s Destination Recreation activity brochure will be available September 14. The brochure will highlight events, classes and activities through February.
Download the brochure online or pick up copies at the Community Centers, the Satellite Services Office in Toano and at the libraries. Brochures are also distributed through the Williamsburg/ James City County Schools to youth in grades K-8.
Free bike registration – JCC Police now offers free bike registration for County citizens. Registering can help deter theft and help police return recovered bikes.
Registration forms are available online and at:
Labor Day is September 5. Visit the County’s website for the complete list of closings.
Recycling quiz answers: 1. False; 2. True; 3. True; 4. False
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