Get to know the new County Administrator – With almost two months under his belt, Robert “Bob” Middaugh is ready to hit the road to meet and listen to you in a series of meetings sponsored by the Board of Supervisors. Come out and meet with Middaugh and your Board member and talk about the County’s overall direction, value of services and openness to citizen participation. The meetings are open to all and begin at 6:30 p.m.
Why do we need stormwater management projects? – On November 2, County voters will be asked to vote on the proposed bond referendum to finance a portion of the cost of stormwater management projects.
The need comes from: aging facilities; erosion; and increased stormwater runoff plus State and Federal requirements to protect local rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. Stormwater from pavement and buildings erodes stream banks and sends pollution downstream. Some neighborhoods have no stormwater facilities or failing facilities and others have become prone to flooding from large storms. County citizens have expressed their desire to protect streams, wildlife, and the natural environment for themselves and future generations. Stormwater management projects provide that protection and contribute to our high quality of life.
Pictured to the right is an example of a successful stormwater management project.
Before: Increased runoff damaged the stream banks on Powhatan Creek, carrying tons of sediment downstream.
After: Now rainwater can safely overtop the stream banks and the new floodplain helps minimize downstream flooding.
For more information on the referendum, visit the website.
Dust off the rake – Between November 8-21, 2010, 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
January 3-16, 2011. Details can be found online or in an upcoming issue of e-FYI.
And the winner of the Captain John Smith Award is… – La Tienda! The Board of Supervisors and Economic Development Authority (EDA) recognized the Spanish foods and products distributor at the 17th annual Celebration of Business.
The annual award is given by the County’s economic development team to a business, organization or individual for exemplary contributions in the County’s business community.
Checking in at the Library – The latest episode is all about crime fiction from European countries. If you’re one of the many people caught up in the Millennium Trilogy that includes The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, you’ll find some great books to enjoy!
Get ready! Trick or treat hours in James City County are set for
Sunday, October 31 from 6-8 p.m. for children 12 and under.
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