Get the facts about the Stormwater Bond Referendum – visit the website or call 259-1440.For general election information including directions to your polling place, visit the Virginia State Board of Elections’ website.
An update on the Ordinance update – Thanks to everyone who participated in the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance Update Planning Commission Forums. We received lots of valuable input that you can read on the website. If you didn’t make a forum, you can still send in your comments online.
The Policy Committee will talk about the Economic Opportunity district on November 22 at 6 p.m. in Building A of the County Government Center. If you want to stay up-to-date on future meetings, sign up for the JCC Planning and Development
Growing green thumbs – Now showing on JCC TV: Over the past year, a group of local teens came together to learn how to grow and harvest food from their very own garden. Working under the guidance of the Master Gardeners and the Community Action Agency, the brand-new gardeners harvested a variety of tasty vegetables and donated the food to a local shelter.
Only rain in the drain! – Did you know that the road ditch or curb gutter in front of your house is actually a stormwater management facility?
Ditches and gutters are there to move stormwater runoff away from homes and businesses quickly and safely. When leaves and trash are raked into the ditch or gutter, they can no longer carry the needed amount of runoff and flooding may occur.
Speaking of leaves – Between 11/8 - 11/21, County residents may drop off leaves for free at the Jolly Pond Convenience Center – 1204 Jolly Pond Road – daily between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Leaves will only be accepted in clear bags 40 gallons or less. Leaves from commercial lawn service companies will be accepted with a letter from the resident containing the resident’s name, address and telephone number.The County’s only round of curbside leaf collection begins December 1. A second free drop off period will be available
Helping Virginia families stay warm – Applications for Fuel Assistance from the Virginia Department of Social Services’ Energy Assistance Program are being accepted through November 12. Families and individuals must apply at their local department of social services.
Fuel Assistance is a supplemental program intended to help households pay for heating costs. To qualify for Fuel Assistance, a one-person household’s maximum gross monthly income cannot exceed $1,174. For a household of four, the maximum gross monthly income level is $2,389. For more information visit the website.
Did you know? The County is divided into five election districts. Members of the Board of Supervisors are elected by the voters in each district and serve for four years. Terms are staggered with representatives from Roberts, Stonehouse, and Berkeley Districts being elected one year and representatives from Powhatan and Jamestown Districts being elected two years later.
The Board of Supervisors considers County resolutions and ordinances and adopts County policies. The Board appoints the County Administrator, the County Attorney, and members of most boards and commissions. They approve the County budget and generally oversee all County functions.
November 11 is Veterans Day – Visit the County’s website for the complete list of closings.
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