April 24 Status Update: The Latest from York County
This email is part of an ongoing WEEKLY status update from York County.
Board of Supervisors Approves Waiving of Online Payment Fees and Other Temporary Tax Relief
- The Board of Supervisors held its meeting on Tuesday, April 21, during which an emergency session was held where the Board considered items related to the COVID-19 pandemic response. The Board approved all items including certain temporary forms of tax relief: waiving credit card convenience fees; reduction in penalties and interest on late tax and utility billing payments until September 30; and eliminating the bad check fees for payments made by electronic transfer due to account number entry errors.
Of these measures, Treasurer Candice Kelley said "This is a challenging time for many of our residents and I am pleased the Board of Supervisors adopted this ordinance with various forms of relief. I hope the temporary elimination of credit card fees starting May 1, 2020 will encourage residents to make payments online." The Treasurer's Office website is available at www.yorkcounty.gov/treasurer
Also at the meeting, the Board held four public hearings related to the Fiscal Year 2021 proposed budget. The Board of Supervisors meeting is available to view on WYCG-TV (Cox 46, Verizon 38) and online at www.yorkcounty.gov/tv
. Commissioner of the Revenue
- Citizens are asked to conduct business via telephone, email, and website. Visit www.yorkcounty.gov/revenue for contact information and the Forms portal. The Commissioner of the Revenue has installed a drop-box in the vestibule of the Finance Building, 120 Alexander Hamilton Boulevard, for citizens to use when dropping off forms.
- The Supreme Court of Virginia issued an Order EXTENDING the declaration of a Judicial Emergency in response to COVID-19 wherein it is ordered that Non-Essential, Non-Emergency court proceedings in all circuit and general district courts be in effect May 17, 2020. Read the Declaration here.
- York County has added a link to its "COVID Connections" page on its website - www.yorkcounty.gov - that connects site visitors to the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission's Hampton Roads COVID-19 Impact Planning Hub. The site provides information, maps/data, and resources concerning the COVID-19 pandemic impact on the York County and Hampton Roads area. The site provides information, maps/data, and resources concerning the COVID-19 pandemic impact on the Hampton Roads area.
Other resources on the County's COVID Connections page include links to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Virginia Hospital COVID-19 Dashboard, information on coronavirus scams, and more. The closures/cancellations listing is regularly updated on the County's website - www.yorkcounty.gov - and is being shared on the County's Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/yorkcountyva/. For a listing of York County phone numbers, visit www.yorkcounty.gov/directory.