Get Ready for the Fair – Mark your calendars! The 33rd Annual James City County Fair will be June 24, 25 and 26 at Chickahominy Riverfront Park. This year’s event promises to be filled with lawn mower racing, live music, camel rides, bingo and more. Admission to the Fair is free, daily parking is $5 and ride tickets will be available for purchase at the Fair. See you there! (view video in larger format)
Is Your Pool Safe? – Drowning is one of the leading causes of death for children under the age of 5. Virginia requires barriers (fences) around all swimming pools over 24 inches deep. Barriers must be at least 48 inches high and comply with Section AG105 of the residential building code. Openings in the barrier must be small enough to prevent a 4 inch diameter sphere from passing through. Access gates must open outward, away from the pool, and must be self-closing and self-latching. If a dwelling is part of the barrier, the doors that go to the pool must be equipped with an audible alarm. For more information, call Code Compliance 253-6684.
CaseTrak Receives National Award – James City County’s CaseTrak program received the 2010 Outstanding Achievement in Local Government Innovation Award from The Alliance for Innovation on June 3. With CaseTrak, you can check on the status of development proposals; learn about projects close to your house or favorite landmarks; view comment letters from County agencies online in real time; and find out about upcoming public hearing dates. For more information, call the Planning Division at 253-6685.
Park Trivia, Round 2 – Which park has higher attendance than all of the other parks combined? Check out the video to see if you are right! (view video in larger format)
The correct answer to the June 1 question “Which County park boasts a 3.5 mile mountain bike trail and a sand volleyball court?” is Upper County Park!
2009 Progress Report Honored – The 2009 Progress Report has received a National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) Award of Excellence. 2009 was the second year that the County has produced an online only version of the annual report. Readers are encouraged to interact with the information by watching video clips and following links imbedded throughout the seven page report. The 2010 Progress Report will also be available exclusively online later this summer.
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