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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Agricultural & Forestal District Advisory Committee Meeting Scheduled for Jan. 21, 2021

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The Agricultural & Forestal District (AFD) Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 at 4 p.m. Pursuant to the Continuity of Government Ordinance adopted by the Board of Supervisors on Apr. 14, 2020 and readopted on Sept. 8, 2020, the Organ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Planning Commission Working Group Meeting Scheduled for Jan. 20

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The Planning Commission Working Group (PCWG) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. to continue its work on Engage 2045, the process to update the 2015 Comprehensive Plan entitled Toward 2035: Leading the Way. The PCWG’s agenda for...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Development Review Committee Meeting Scheduled for Jan. 20

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The Development Review Committee (DRC) will meet Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 at 3 p.m. Pursuant to the Continuity of Government Ordinance adopted by the Board of Supervisors on Apr. 14, 2020 and readopted on Sept. 8, 2020, the meeting will be held electronic...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

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County Administrators, City Managers and Emergency Managers from the Peninsula are working with the Virginia Department of Health to ensure vaccinations are available to our residents as soon as possible.This is a monumental task for our community. As can...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Police Seek Suspect in Tampering With Vehicles Incidents in Village of Candle Station

Tampering with vehicles suspect

Between midnight and 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 5, an unknown person(s) tampered with multiple unlocked vehicles and attempted entry into other locked vehicles in Village of Candle Station. The following video was obtained from a residential security system captu...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Police Seek Suspect in Tampering With Vehicles Incidents in Fenwick Hills

Tampering with vehicles suspect

In the early morning hours of Dec. 19, an unknown person(s) tampered with multiple unlocked vehicles and attempted entry into other locked vehicles in Fenwick Hills. At approximately 4:40 a.m., the following video was obtained from a residential security ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Engage 2045: Comprehensive Plan Update Community Chats and Questionnaires

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James City County invites community members to participate in Community Chats and Questionnaires beginning on Monday, Jan. 11 through Sunday, Feb. 21. The Comprehensive Plan update process, Engage 2045, has now entered the “Deciding and Affirmin...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Holiday Closings Announced

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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. 18James City County Recreation Center and Abram Frink Jr. Community Center:&nbs...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Historical Commission Sponsors Student Essay Contest

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The mission of the James City County Historical Commission is to further the efforts of the County to document, commemorate, preserve, protect, and promote the rich historical heritage of James City County.  The Commission is responsible for docu...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Charges Filed Related to Multi-Vehicle Crash on Merrimac Trail

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On Jan. 6 at 3:53 p.m., officers responded to a four-vehicle crash in the intersection of Merrimac Tail and Penniman Road. The preliminary investigation would reveal that Carrie Ann Yates, 41-year-old female of Quinton, had been at the Speedway convenienc...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Re-Opening; Issue New Guidance

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of Jan. 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

Governor Northam Announces New Steps to Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced new actions to support the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution program and accelerate the pace of vaccinations across Virginia.

Governor Northam is taking the following steps to help providers increa...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

HRSD, HRUBS Bill Payment Due Dates for November & December Bills Extended to Jan 31 Without Penalty

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(VIRGINIA BEACH) –The HRSD ransomware attack  that occurred in November 2020 disrupted billing across the service region for several weeks, affecting November and December bills, as well as access to customer accounts. Once business oper...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Board of Supervisors Organizes for 2021

Michael Hipple and Sue Sadler

The James City County Board of Supervisors met on Jan. 4 for their annual organizational meeting to elect a Chairman and Vice Chairman. Michael Hipple was elected Chairman. Sue Sadler was elected Vice Chairman.Hipple represents the Powhatan District and w...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

JCSA Board of Directors Organizes for 2021

Ruth Larson and John McGlennon

The James City Service Authority Board of Directors met on Jan. 4 for their annual organizational meeting to elect a Chairman and Vice Chairman. Ruth Larson was elected Chairman. John McGlennon was elected Vice Chairman.Larson represents the Berkeley Dist...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Has Begun in James City County

Fire Chief Ryan Ashe gets COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 vaccine distribution, which is being coordinated by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), has begun in James City County.

As part of phase 1a, vaccination for James City County’s emergency medical services (EMS) employees began on Jan. 4 and wi...

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

January Events

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January Events 

As the impacts of COVID-19 continue to be felt, we ask for your patience, flexibility and support. We depend on you, our patrons, to follow safety and social distancing guidelines as regularly released by the Governor of Virginia, ...

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

Rinehimer Selected for New Assistant County Administrator Position

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Brad Rinehimer, James City County Police Chief, has been promoted to the newly-created Assistant County Administrator position effective Jan.16, 2021.

Rinehimer holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminology from St. Leo University and a master&rsq...

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

Governor Northam Commits Additional $20 Million to Rebuild VA Economic Recovery Fund

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Governor Ralph Northam today allocated an additional $20 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to the Rebuild VA economic recovery fund to meet demand for the program and fulfill pending grant applications. T...

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

Virginia Department of Health Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Data Dashboard

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(Richmond, Va.) — Today, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) added COVID-19 vaccine data to the COVID-19 Daily Dashboard on two new tabs, Vaccine Summary and Vaccine Demographics. This new information will keep the public informed about the...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Virginia Now Planning for 370,650 Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine By December 2020

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(Richmond, Va.) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) was informed late yesterday by Operation Warp Speed that, like other states, Virginia’s estimated allocation of COVID-19 vaccine doses will be less than initially planned for th...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

News from the Economic Development Authority

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The Economic Development Authority (EDA) of James City County approved their 2021 meeting calendar at its December meeting. The monthly EDA meetings will occur on the third Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. except for the December 2021 meeting, which will b...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

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 10, 2020

Governor Northam Announces New Mitigation Measures to Slow COVID-19 Spread

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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced new, targeted measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 as new cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in all areas of the Commonwealth. Executive Order Seventy-Two directs Virginians to stay at ...

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Posted on: December 7, 2020

VDH Announces New Contact Tracing Prioritization and Reduced Quarantine Guidelines

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Richmond, Va. — Today, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced because of substantial levels of COVID-19 community transmission, local health departments may need to prioritize  contact tracing efforts for ke...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Park Improvement Project Underway at James City County Marina

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To keep pace with the popularity of James City County parks, Phase I improvements are underway at the James City County Marina.Starting Nov. 25, the main entrance to the Marina will close for the duration of the improvement project. Billsburg Brewery and ...

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Surry Evacuation Assembly Center for JCC Residents Moves to Warhill High on Jan. 1, 2021

New EAC Location

Beginning Jan. 1, 2021, James City County residents living or working in the Surry Nuclear Power Plant’s Protective Action Zones (PAZ) will have a shorter drive to their Evacuation Assembly Center (EAC) when it moves to Warhill High School, 4615 Opportuni...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Police Remind Citizens to Lock Vehicle Doors

Lock Your Car Doors

Larcenies from unlocked motor vehicles are one of the most prevalent crimes in James City County. Residents are encouraged to always lock their car doors even when they are at home. Residents should also always remove valuables (especially electronics and...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

James City County Parks & Facilities

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James City County Parks & Facilities

County Parks, Centers & Facilities Update

December 14, 2020 Due to the continued impacts of COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, some programs and park/facility amenities remain closed. Thank you f...

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