Citizen News Weekly

March 17, 2023

Proposed Budget Presentation, Sheriff's Office Creates Magnets, 
and Pirate Tales at the Park

County Administrator to Present Proposed FY2024 Budget Budget Cover - 2024 _Proposed Budget

The Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday (3/21) at 6 p.m. in York Hall (301 Main Street). The first item on the agenda is the presentation of the Proposed Fiscal Year 2024 Budget by County Administrator Neil Morgan.  The meeting is open to the public and televised live on WYCG-TV (Cox 46, Verizon 38) and livestreamed on the County’s website. The proposed budget will be posted on the website Wednesday (3/22).  Citizens wishing to comment on the budget may do so at the Public Hearing on Tuesday, April 18, by email to, or leave a message at 757-890-3220. 

Shop for Special Treats at the St. Patrick’s Day Market

You’re in luck…there’s one more Winter Market in the queue and it’s a real pot of gold! Approximately 60 vendors will line Riverwalk Landing tomorrow (3/18) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to sell products from soups, pastries, and hot sauce to jewelry, stained glass, and wooden carvings. Bring your little leprechauns, too. They’ll be able to collect treasure like candy and toys at eight shops across Historic Yorktown. Don’t forget their bags or buckets! The Yorktown Trolley will be running during this event, so hop on board and take a ride to the market or sit back and enjoy seeing the sites.  

Winter Market

Speaking of the trolley, it’s back in full service next Friday (3/24) for the season!  Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through May 25 when hours change to 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Labor Day. Click over to the press release for the full schedule and read more about the trolley service. 

Sheriff’s Office Offers “Autism Acceptance” Magnets for Safe Interactions with Local Law Enforcement

Autism AcceptanceThe York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the Autism Society of Tidewater to provide specialized training to deputies on how to safely interact with citizens diagnosed with autism. In addition, the Sheriff’s Office recently created magnets that can be placed on vehicles alerting deputies that someone riding inside may have special needs. Magnets are available to residents of York County and Poquoson upon request to  

Enjoy Stories by the Fire at New Quarter Park 

Head over to New Quarter Park (1000 Lakeshead Drive, near Queens Lake neighborhood) next Saturday (3/25) for s’mores and pirate tales!  Gather around the Fire Circle at 7 p.m. to make (and eat!) the delicious treats, and then sit back and enjoy stories of swashbucklers and scallywags.  Seating is limited, so register early. Cost is $3 for residents and $5 for non-residents.   

YMCA Victory at Yorktown Races April 1

The 8th annual Victory at Yorktown Races are Saturday, April 1, with a 10K, 5K, and 1-mile Fun Run.  Races begin at the Yorktown Waterfront and pass landmarks such as the Victory Monument, Cornwallis’ Cave, and Surrender Field.  Registration is available online. All proceeds help strengthen the community and keep families healthy. For runner and spectator safety, several roads in Yorktown will be temporarily closed.  See this week’s press release for a list of closures and race routes.  

Additional Notes for the Week…The Yorktown Library reopens Monday (3/20). Be sure to stop by and see the newly expanded and renovated facility.   There is still time to volunteer for the Great American Cleanup next week (3/24 & 3/25). Transform your neighborhood and community by collecting and properly disposing of litter.  More info is available here.   Women’s History Month presentation Sunday (3/19) at 3 p.m. in York Hall:  “The Songs of Suffragists – The Music and Stories of the Women’s Suffrage Movement.” This free event is sponsored by the York County Historical Committee.  Details can be found online.PickleballCitizen News Weekly is compiled and published by York County Public Affairs each Friday to share news and events ­­with our citizens and neighbors. This weekly newsletter is placed on our website and delivered directly to your inbox. Questions? Contact Gail Whittaker, Public Information Officer: 757-890-3310 or