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Posted on: July 2, 2020

James City County Policy Committee Meeting Canceled

Policy Committee Meeting Canceled

The James City County Policy Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 9, 2020 has been canceled.For more information, please contact the Planning Division at 757-253-6685 or planning@jamescitycountyva.gov. Media Contact:Paul Holt, Director of Commun...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

County Administrator Scott Stevens Joins the Podcast to Talk About Fireworks, COVID-19 and More

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Scott Stevens, County Administrator for James City County, is our guest on the podcast this week. We talk about fireworks, COVID-19, the budget and more. Check it out and let us know what you think! AudioVideo This Week in James City County covers upcomin...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

James City County Independence Day Closures

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James City County offices, facilities and services will observe the following schedule for Independence Day:

  • County offices will be closed on Friday, July 3 for the Independence Day holiday.
  • The James City County Recreation Center and Abram Frink Jr. Commun...
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Posted on: July 1, 2020

VDH Urges Virginians to Engage with Legitimate Contact Tracers, Avoid Scams

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(Richmond, Va.) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) encourages all Virginians to respond and engage with legitimate contact tracing calls and emails while remaining vigilant against scams. Caller ID will read “V...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Governor Northam Prohibits Congregating in Bars, Stresses Caution As Virginia Moves to Phase Three

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**This information was released by Governor Northam’s Office on June 30** RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that bar seating will remain prohibited in restaurants as the Commonwealth moves into Phase Three at midnight ton...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Historical Commission Meeting Scheduled for July 7

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The Historical Commission will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 7 p.m. to discuss the donation of oral history materials to William & Mary. The meeting will be held electronically pursuant to the Continuity of Government Ordinance ad...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Rent and Mortgage Assistance Available

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In partnership with the Greater Virginia Peninsula Homelessness Consortium (GVPHC), Hampton Roads Community Action Program (HRCAP), and Virginia’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), United Way will administer the state&r...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Fire Marshal Discusses Fireworks on This Week in James City County

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Kenny Lamm, James City County’s new Fire Marshal, joins the podcast this week to talk about fireworks. Check it out and let us know what you think! https://jamescitycountyva.gov/podcast This Week in James City County covers upcoming mee...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Full Closure Scheduled on Portion of Devon Road for Longhill Road Widening Project

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JAMES CITY COUNTY – Starting as early as June 29, following the morning rush hour, contractor crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will begin the installation of sewer line beneath Devon Road, as part of the Longhill Road ...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Let’s Talk Turf

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A quick question for James City County homeowners:What do you know about your lawn?

  • I have warm season grass.
  • I have cool season grass.
  • I only have weeds.
  • There’s more than one type of grass?

Do you want to learn how to produce healthy turf while red...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Actualización para el 25 de junio, 4 p.m.

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COVID-19 Actualizaciones y Recordatorios PruebasPara ayudar a los funcionarios de salud pública a contener la propagación de COVID-19 en comunidades pasadas de alto, subprobados, desatendidas y/o sin seguro, los lí...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

June 25 4 p.m. Update - COVID-19 Testing Scheduled; Independence Day Holiday Closure

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COVID-19 Updates and Reminders TestingTo assist public health officials contain the spread of COVID-19 in overlooked, under-tested, underserved and/or uninsured communities, Faith Based Leaders and the Peninsula Health Department are partnering w...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Start Peninsula Changes Event Format to Multiple Smaller Competitions

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Start Peninsula is pleased to announce that it will return for its ninth annual year in 2020. Beginning next month, Start Peninsula will begin a series of three micropitch competitions held on July 14, Sept. 22 and Oct. 13. At each micropitch event, there...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Busch Gardens Discussion at June 23 Board of Supervisors Work Session

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During the June 23 work session, James City County’s Board of Supervisors held a discussion with Kevin Lembke, president of Busch Gardens Williamsburg, to discuss the theme park’s proposed comprehensive safety plan for reopening. Phase...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Police Remind Citizens to Lock Vehicle Doors

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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: June 23, 2020

Faith-Based Leaders, VDH and Sentara to Offer Free COVID-19 Testing for Eligible Community Members

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To assist public health officials contain the spread of COVID-19 in overlooked, under-tested, underserved and/or uninsured communities, Faith Based Leaders and the Peninsula Health Department are partnering with Sentara Healthcare in offering free testing...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Governor Northam Outlines Phase Three Guidelines to Lift Additional Public Health Restrictions

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FAIRFAX—Governor Ralph Northam today presented the third phase of the “Forward Virginia” plan to continue easing public health restrictions while mitigating the spread of COVID-19. The Commonwealth does not yet have a targete...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Programs Reopened to All Eligible Small Businesses and Non-Profits

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To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

New EZ and Revised Full Forgiveness Applications for the Paycheck Protection Program Available

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Yesterday, the U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, posted a revised, borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application implementing the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020, signed...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

New EZ and Revised Full Forgiveness Applications for the Paycheck Protection Program Available

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Yesterday, the U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, posted a revised, borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application implementing the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020, signed...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Police Seek Larceny and Credit Card Fraud Suspect

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On June 11 around noon, a victim had left her purse in her parked, locked vehicle at the Greensprings Interpretive Trail (behind Jamestown High School) when an unknown person shattered the passenger side window of the vehicle and stole her purse. At 12:15...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Parks & Recreation Summer Camps, Classes & Activities Online

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Summer Offerings Now Available OnlineJune 8, 2020 

We look forward to welcoming you back to James City County Parks & Recreation and all that we have to offer! Programs are set to resume June 29; however, these are uncertain times with changin...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Statement of the Commonwealth’s Attorney on the Killing of George Floyd

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Statement of the Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Williamsburg and James City County on the Killing of George FloydAs the elected Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Williamsburg and the County of James City, I stand with th...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Nonresident Parking Fees Return to Jamestown Beach Event Park

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Parking fees for nonresidents are charged at Jamestown Beach Event Park through Labor Day. The fee is charged Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and on weekends and holidays 8 a.m.-6 p.m. There is no parking fee for James Ci...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Messages from the Chief of Police and the Board of Supervisors on the Death of George Floyd

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A Message from Chief Rinehimer:As human beings, we should all be shocked and saddened by the senseless death of George Floyd last week in Minneapolis. As a member of law enforcement, I cannot express enough the deep feelings of disappointment, anger and f...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Colonial Parkway Emergency Stabilization Orientation Map Pullout Closed for 60-90 Days

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Williamsburg, Va. – Blue Construction Services, under contract with the National Park Service, will begin emergency stabilization of the James River shoreline adjacent to the Orientation Map pullout (near kilometer marker 27) along the Colonial ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

James City County Parks

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County Parks, Centers & Facilities UpdateJuly 2, 2020 Before heading out to County parks, please check the complete list of park amenity openings and closings, listed below. Please follow the links for updates on the Recreation Centers. Help ...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Have You Lost Your Job or Had Your Hours Reduced Due to COVID-19?

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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. The following programs are available:Medicaid- to assist with the cost of medical bills, doctor visits, hospita...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

New Call-in Option for Public Meetings

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Beginning with the April 14 meeting of the James City County Board of Supervisors, citizens now have a call-in option for public comment and public hearings. To participate, call 757-253-6762 to record a comment that will be played during the meeting. Rec...

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