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Posted on: April 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] April 13, 5 p.m. Update - Proposed Budget

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Proposed Budget
The Board of Supervisors meets tomorrow, April 14 at 5 p.m. in the Board Room at 101 Mounts Bay Road, Building F. The agenda includes a public hearing for the FY 2021-22 Proposed Budget. The budget is available for review at https://jamescitycountyva.gov/598/Budget-Financial-Reports. Have comments? We want to hear from you!

The meeting is open to the public, however we have a new call-in option that can help you stay home and stay safe but still have your comments heard. To participate, call 757-253-6762 to record a comment that will be played during the meeting. Recorded comments must be submitted no later than noon on the day of the meeting. Please give your name and address for the public record and limit comments to five minutes or less. Questions? Call 757-253-6609.

You can also send comments to scott.stevens@jamescitycountyva.gov or call 757-272-3337 and leave a message.

For more information about the budget process, watch the newest episode of This Week in James City County: https://youtu.be/fcNMcuJwpug.

COVID-19 Updates and Reminders
Social Services
Have you lost your job or had your hours reduced due to COVID-19? You may be eligible for assistance through the Department of Social Services. https://jamescitycountyva.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=3822 

Need help? Know someone who does?
If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others
- Call 911
- Visit the Disaster Distress Helpline, call 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746
- Visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline or call 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224

Parks & Recreation
James City County has a variety of opportunities available in our parks to maintain your mental wellness and connect to nature during these challenging times. Visit https://jamescitycountyva.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=3804 to learn what’s open and closed.

Parks & Recreation wants to help you keep your spirits high and your mind and body well during these challenging times. Check out our new Virtual Programming page where you’ll find fun activities for all ages to do at home, in your yard, or in our parks. Look for more activities and how-to videos each week! https://jamescitycountyva.gov/3765/Virtual-Programming.

Scams
Remember that the IRS will not call you requesting personal or bank account information. https://jamescitycountyva.gov/3761/COVID-19-Scams

Business Updates
SCORE is requesting business owners take a quick survey. They will use the results of this survey to better understand business experiences during COVID-19, and will they use this information to create response resources. Please respond by Thursday, April 16. https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5533763/Coronavirus-Small-Business-Impact-Study-April-2020

The Small Business Administration Richmond District Office is offering a webinar on Wednesday, April 15 about financing options for small businesses.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-lender-match-and-other-financing-options-for-your-small-business-tickets-100183557718

Business owners are encouraged to sign up for the Economic Development Emergency Information newsletter. Subscribe online: https://jamescitycountyva.gov/list.aspx?ListID=356. You can view the April 13 news online: https://jamescitycountyva.gov/CivicSend/ViewMessage/message/109747.

For more information for businesses, please visit https://www.yesjamescitycountyva.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3751.

Cancellations
April 13 Planning Commission Working Group meeting
April 16 Policy Committee meeting
April 23 Agricultural and Forestal District Advisory Committee meeting

For more information
Hotline: 757-564-2140
- https://jamescitycountyva.gov/covid
- www.facebook.com/jamescitycounty
- www.twitter.com/jamescitycounty

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information:
- Virginia Department of Health (VDH): www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus, Phone: 1-877-ASK-VDH3 or Peninsula Health District Call Center: 757-564-7069, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/ 
- FEMA Rumor Control: www.fema.gov/coronavirus-rumor-control 

Media Contact:
Renee Dallman, Public Information Officer
757-272-3337; renee.dallman@jamescitycountyva.gov

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