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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Planning Commission Development Review Committee Meeting Scheduled for Jan. 23

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The Planning Commission Development Review Committee will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 4 p.m. to discuss the following:

o    C-18-0118, 4704 Lady Slipper Fence

o    C-18-0124, 3889 News Road, The Village at Ford’s Colony...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Adult Coed Soccer League Begins March 3

Adult Soccer League

Parks & Recreation's adult coed soccer league is geared towards having fun and recreational play, but there are also countless social and health benefits too! Grab your friends - the league is open to women age 18+ and men 30+. We’ll play using 11 peo...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Police Attempt to Identify Suspect in Larceny and Fraud Incident

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On Jan. 6, the victim reported to police a fraudulent charge on her credit card for $4,000 made at the Target at 4630 Monticello Avenue. The victim believes that the credit card may have been taken from her wallet on Jan. 4 while she was at a local restau...

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

Winter Sports Classes for Youth begin Feb. 2!

Winter Sport Classes Flash

Register by Jan. 28….four-week and six-week sessions are being held at the James City County Recreation Center and the Abram Frink Jr. Community Center. These Saturday sports classes are for youth ages 2-9 and teach a variety of skills in soccer, basketba...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Tasha’s Own Locates to Farm in Toano and Offers New Class

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Tasha’s Own has located to a new historical farm property in Toano that was built in 1889. The property was originally built by H. U. Stephenson, one of historic Toano’s leading citizens. Maureen Anderson founded Tasha’s Own in 2004. Anderson is skilled i...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Holiday Closings Announced

MLK Jr Day

James City County offices, facilities, services, libraries and courts will observe the following schedule for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.County offices:

Closed Monday, Jan. 21James City County Recreation Center and Abram Frink Jr. Community Center:

Open reg...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Preventing Frozen Pipes and Fires on the Newest Episode of This Week in James City County

Podcast

James City Service Authority General Manager Doug Powell and Fire Marshall Kenny Driscoll join the podcast this week to talk about preventing frozen pipes and winter fires. As always, we take a few minutes at the end to get to know our guests a little bit...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Fire Crews Respond to Fire in Governor's Land

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On Jan.14 at 8 p.m., units from the James City County Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in the 1500 block of Harbor Road in the Governor’s Land subdivision. Neighbors saw flames and called 911. The home was unoccupied and...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

EDA Real Estate Committee Approves 2019 Meeting Calendar

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The Economic Development Authority (EDA) of James City County’s Real Estate Committee has approved its 2019 meeting calendar. The meeting will occur on the first Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. beginning on Feb. 7. The meetings will be held in the con...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

JCC, Williamsburg CERT and CART Teams Host Emergency Companion Pet Sheltering Course

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Interested in helping animals during a disaster? James City County and Williamsburg Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) and Community Animal Response Teams (CART) are hosting a regional Emergency Companion Pet Sheltering training Feb. 9-10.The two d...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2019

Fire Crews Respond to Fire on Diascund Road

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On Jan. 13 at approximately 3:06 a.m., units from the James City Bruton Volunteer and James City County Fire Departments responded to a residential structure fire in the 8700 block of Diascund Road in Toano. The homeowner was awakened by smoke an...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Supervisor Larson to Host Community Forum to Discuss Rt. 5 / Rt. 614 Intersections

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If you have an interest in sharing your concerns about the intersections of Route 5 and Greensprings Road and Route 5 and Centerville Road, James City County and VDOT want to hear from you. Ruth Larson, the Representative for the Berkeley District on the ...

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

Agricultural and Forestal Districts Advisory (AFD) Committee Seeking Applications for New Members

Agricultural and Forestal Dsitricts Committee Seeks Members

The James City County Agricultural and Forestal Districts Advisory (AFD) Committee is currently seeking applications for new members. Interested County residents can submit an application online.The AFD Committee advises the Planning Commission and the Bo...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2019

What happened at the Jan. 8 Board of Supervisors Meeting?

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Here’s a quick summary of actions taken by the Board of Supervisors during the Jan. 8, 2019 meeting:

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

Toano Commercial Historic District Added to Virginia Landmarks Register

Toano Commercial Historic District boundary map

In December, the Board of Historic Resources and the State Review Board approved the addition of 13 sites to the Virginia Landmarks Register including the Toano Commercial Historic District located in James City County. This is the first historic district...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Scott Stevens Talks Debris Collection and More on Newest Episode of This Week in James City County

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James City County’s County Administrator, Scott Stevens, is our guest on the podcast this week.  We talk debris collection, budget, military and more. Check it out and let us know what you think!AudioVideoThis Week in James City County ...

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

Police Offer Firearm Safety Courses

Firearm Safety Class

The James City County Police Department will be offering free firearm safety classes to the public in January. Each one-session class will cover basic safety, handling, storage and laws related to carrying a concealed handgun in the Commonwealth of Virgin...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Police Recognized for National Night Out

National Night Out 2018 award

James City County Police Department was recently recognized by the National Association of Town Watch for its outstanding participation in 2018 National Night Out. The Department was ranked 27 out of 139 applying jurisdictions of the same size (population...

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Hot Tubs at Recreation Center Temporarily Closed

Center News Flash

The two hot tubs located within the James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Road have been closed for unexpected maintenance and repairs. No reopening schedule can be confirmed until the basic assessment is completed, and the assessment may tak...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Attention Business Owners

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Beginning this year, both your completed business license renewal form and full payment are due March 1. Renewal forms will be mailed on Jan. 7. To learn how to calculate your tax, click here and look for “2019 Business License Renewal Instructi...

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Posted on: January 2, 2019

Board of Supervisors Organizes for 2019

Icenhour Hipple

The James City County Board of Supervisors met on Jan. 2 for their annual organizational meeting to elect a Chairman and Vice Chairman. Jim Icenhour was elected Chairman. Michael Hipple was elected Vice Chairman. Icenhour represents the Jamestown...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 26, 2018

Parks & Recreation Program and Facility Discounts Available to Qualified Residents

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James City County Parks & Recreation offers a Discount Assistance Program to James City County and Williamsburg residents who meet the program qualifications and submit an application. The program allows citizens who qualify to benefit from many of th...

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Posted on: December 26, 2018

January Events

January Flash

Aquatics

Learn to Swim, Free Swim EvaluationsThere are individual registration periods before each swim lesson session. Registration for February classes is open until Feb. 1. Registration is accepted at the James City County Recreation Center and online a...

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Posted on: December 26, 2018

Free Christmas Tree and Leaf Disposal Available for Residents

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Through Jan. 31, James City County residents can recycle Christmas trees free of charge at any County Convenience Center during normal operating hours. The Centers are located at 117 Tewning Road, 1204 Jolly Pond Road and 185 Industrial Boulevard. All dec...

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

Board of Supervisors Tentatively Schedules Oakland Pointe Public Hearing for Feb. 12

James City County Board of Supervisors

The Oakland Pointe REZONING-18-0004/HEIGHT LIMITATION WAIVER-18-0002 public hearing will be held at the James City County Board of Supervisor's first regular meeting in February, in order to give ample opportunity to review the materials and public commen...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2018

News from the Economic Development Authority

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The Economic Development Authority (EDA) of James City County approved their 2019 meeting calendar at its December organizational meeting. The calendar includes a date change. The monthly EDA meetings will now occur on the third Tuesday of each month at 4...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Police and Fire to Offer Active Shooter and Stop the Bleed Training

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James City County’s Police and Fire Departments are hosting two CRASE (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events)/Stop the Bleed training sessions:Feb. 23, 5-9 p.m., Fire Training Center, 2077 John Tyler Highway February Session Registration Mar...

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

Social Services Offers Foster/Adoptive Parent Orientation and Training

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Would you or someone you know be interested in becoming a foster/adoptive parent in James City County? Social Services offers training that gives families the information they need to make an informed decision about whether fostering/adopting is the right...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Police Remind Citizens to Lock Vehicle Doors

Lock Your Car Doors

Residents are reminded to protect their property by removing valuables (especially electronics, firearms, purses/wallets and shopping bags) from vehicles and always locking doors, keeping windows and doors locked at night and when not at home and keeping ...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2018

2019 Dog Licenses Available

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Dog owners in James City County can purchase 2019 dog licenses through the Treasurer’s Office beginning Nov. 1. The renewal period runs through Jan. 31 every year and tags must be on dogs by Jan. 31. Add a new dog to your household after Jan. 31? Dog tags...

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