Welcome! – In a unanimous vote, the Board of Supervisors has hired Robert C. Middaugh, Jr. as the next County Administrator. Middaugh has been an Assistant City Manager for the City of Miami Beach, Florida since 2001 and will bring over 34 years of public service, local government leadership and fiscal management experience to the County. He will succeed County Administrator Sandy Wanner who retires August 1.
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Check out the County’s new Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance update website to learn about the ordinance update process and timeline, learn how to participate, and get answers to the most frequently asked questions.
$1.4 Million Awarded – The County’s Office of Housing and Community Development has been awarded a $1.4 million Community Development Block Grant for the Forest Heights Neighborhood Improvement Project.
The money will be used to develop paved roads, improve drainage facilities, rehabilitate homes, preserve open space and re-subdivide property within the 68-acre area along Forest Heights Road, Neighbors Drive and Richmond Road. Maps and additional information can be found online with the March 23 Board of Supervisors Agenda (Board Considerations, item I-2.) (view video in larger format)
Get Ready for National Night Out – On Tuesday, August 3, join forces with over 15,000 communities nationwide for the
“27th Annual National Night Out.”
Many neighborhoods are already making plans for block parties, cookouts and visits from JCC Police and McGruff the Crime Dog. To arrange for Police and McGruff to attend your event, call
253-2058 or e-mail by July 28. (view video in larger format)
Park Trivia, Round 3 – What connects all three capitals of Virginia’s history? Check out the video to see if you are right! (view video in larger format)
The correct answer to the June 15 question “Which park has higher attendance than all of the other parks combined?” is Warhill Sports Complex!
Want to master the mosquito? – Did you know there are over 3,000 different kinds of mosquitoes? Do you feel like they all live in your backyard?
Most female mosquitoes lay their eggs on standing water. Stagnant ponds, ditches and fresh or saltwater wetlands are favorites. But even a few tablespoonfuls of water in a flower pot or old auto tire will do. Help reduce the mosquito population in the County. For more information, visit the County’s website or call 259-4080. (view video in larger format)
Water Regulations – The annual outdoor water use regulations for James City Service Authority (JCSA) customers are now in effect through September 30. Under the ordinance, customers may use water outdoors for any purpose, at any time, on any day, as long as it is with a container or a hose with an automatic shutoff nozzle. Any other method of outdoor water use must follow the Outdoor Water Use Schedule, which is based on street address. For more information, visit the website or call 259-4152 or 253-6800.
A New Name, Same Services – The Colonial Services Board is now Colonial Behavioral Health (CBH). CBH provides services to children, adults and seniors in the areas of mental health, intellectual disabilities and substance use disorders. The Board of Directors is made up of representatives from James City County, Poquoson, Williamsburg and York County. For more information, visit the website or call 220-3200.
Happy Independence Day! – Visit the County’s website for the complete list of closings.
Fireworks reminder – In the County, the possession, display, sale and storage of fireworks is prohibited – this includes fireworks legally purchased elsewhere. Fireworks include any device the produces sparks or flame which would include sparklers. Violations are class 1 misdemeanors and are punishable by confinement in jail for not more than twelve months and/or a fine of not more than $2,500. If you have fireworks, you can turn them in at any County Fire Station or call the Fire Marshal’s Office at 220-0626 without being charged. Fireworks displays conducted with a permit issued by the JCC Fire Marshal's Office are exempt.
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