Manage finances wisely and encourage a balanced economy

 

  • extension of water and sewer lines through Freedom Park

    Construction of J. Blaine Blayton Elementary and Lois Hornsby Middle Schools.

    FY09 was one of the most challenging economic environments encountered in recent decades. Although weakened Federal, State and local economies resulted in revenue reductions, the County continued to offer services with limited citizen impact. More>>

 

 

  • Construction began on J. Blaine Blayton Elementary and Lois Hornsby Middle schools. The Board of Supervisors approved the extension of water and sewer lines through Freedom Park to provide utilities to the schools’ site and the Park. More>>

 

 

  • T he County continued to support and encourage local tourism initiatives through participation on the Marketing Resource Task Force. The Task Force is comprised of marketing staff from the area’s attractions, the Williamsburg Hotel Motel Association, a representative from the Chamber and Tourism Alliance and representatives from James City County, York County and the City of Williamsburg. As a result, the County was highlighted in several national magazines and TV programs including:
    Renovations began at the James City Williamsburg Community Center

    Renovations at the James City / Williamsburg Community Center.

    USAirways Magazine, Scholastic Magazine and PBS Travelscope. In addition, the County continued to provide funds to local venues such as Historic Jamestowne/APVA and the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.

 

 

  • Renovations began at the James City / Williamsburg Community Center with the replacement of the whirlpool. Work continues with the refurbishment of the locker rooms, pool deck and other areas.  The project is scheduled to be completed in fall 2009.

 

  • A new heavy fire rescue truck was purchased

    The new heavy fire rescue truck.

     

    A new heavy fire rescue truck was purchased with funds provided from a citizen bequest. The truck carries equipment needed by the County’s Technical Rescue Team and includes extrication equipment used for vehicle accidents. More>>

 

 

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    Every 30 Minutes

    A fictional fatality from the Every 30 Minutes program at Warhill High School.

    ounty businesses Nicewood Enterprises and Owens-Illinois announced expansions to their existing operations in the County. The expansions resulted in the retention of 300 primary jobs and added nearly $22 million in new taxable capital investment.

 

  • Federal, State and local grants totaling nearly $3.5 million helped offset the County’s costs for criminal justice, public safety, housing assistance and more. Programs offered as a result of grant funding include:

 

  • Every 30 Minutes – A powerful two-day event at local high schools that depicts the ramifications of a student’s decision to drink and drive.

 

 

  • Indoor Plumbing Assistance – Funds loans and grants for qualified low and moderate income homeowners to install indoor plumbing, connect to public water and sewer and repair failed wells and septic systems.  

 

 

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