Status Update 06/19/2020 - The Latest from York County
Citizen Reminder: Taxes Are Due June 25
Economic Development Offers Free Cloth Masks to Businesses
- Real Estate and Personal Property tax payments are due by Thursday, June 25. The Treasurer's Office recommends citizens pay taxes online or utilize the drop-box located on the outside of the Finance Building at 120 Alexander Hamilton Boulevard. Online payments can be made at no cost - including credit cards due to the Board of Supervisors' waiving credit card transaction fees earlier this year. For more information, visit the website or call (757) 890-3420.
Yorktown Trolley Service Returns Celebrating its 20th Anniversary; Visit Yorktown Programs/Services Resume
- A limited supply of cloth masks is available to distribute to local businesses on a first-come, first-served basis. Up to 25 masks are available per business and can be picked up between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. June 23 through June 25 at Fire Station No. 1 (118 Dare Road) and Fire Station No. 3 (114 Hubbard Lane). When picking up masks, please go to the front door of the station, and provide a business card or copy of your current business license. If you have questions, please contact Economic Development at (757) 890-3317 or by email.
Board of Supervisors June 16 Meeting Online, TV
- The Yorktown Trolley resumed service this week with enhanced safety precautions for passengers including required masks and limited capacity. We've also contracted with a company to perform weekly hydrostatic disinfection of all interior surfaces, which keeps the Trolley disinfected for up to one week and eliminates disruption of service for manual cleaning between routes. This is the 20th anniversary of the complimentary service to tourists and our local community! The trolley runs daily through Labor Day. More details are available in the press release.
- Waterfront Amenities are now in full swing!
- Piers: Since the re-opening of the piers to boater traffic, 29 vessels have docked at the waterfront. This weekend, the first mega yacht of the season will dock, along with a dozen other boats from the BYC Yacht Club. It's going to be a full house! We're very close to having a full marina on July Fourth as well.
- Guest Service Programs: Parking attendants continue to monitor the parking garage on the weekend to alert when the levels are full, direct visitors to other parking lots and to remind visitors that the lower level is for patrons of our businesses and restaurants. Waterfront ambassadors are out Friday through Sunday to monitor crowds, report any increases in trash, and to act as roving information centers when it comes to visitor questions about restrooms, restaurants, and attractions. They also encourage social distancing and remind guests of the state's re-opening guidelines.
- Yorktown Market Days: The market returned Saturday to beautiful weather! Customers did a good job of social distancing while shopping the vendors and artists. The farms stayed extremely busy - selling fresh fruits and vegetables. Creative signage developed by Virginia Cooperative Extension promoted COVID-19 safety measures. They were printed and displayed throughout the market.
- Blues, Brews and BBQ has a new date! Join us at Riverwalk Landing on August 9 for a great event where ticketholders can sample 30 craft beers, dig into delicious BBQ, and enjoy some of the best local Blues musicians in the area. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. The press release contains all the details!
Libraries Reopening July 7; Summer Reading Program Begins June 22
- The Board of Supervisors June 16 meeting was held remotely. The Board tabled a proposed ordinance that would prohibit or restrict parking of certain large vehicles on Moore's Creek Drive. This item will appear on the July 21 meeting agenda. All remaining agenda items were approved. Meeting details are available here. Meeting replays are always available to view online and are shown on WYCG-TV (Cox 46, Verizon 38). The Board does not hold a meeting on the first Tuesday in July. The next meeting is July 21. The meeting agenda will be posted online during the previous week.
Registration Now Open Rescheduled for Soccer and Volleyball Summer Sports Camps!
- York County Public Libraries will reopen Tuesday, July 7. Hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday. The libraries will be closed Sunday and Monday. Certain safety modifications have been made. For details, read this week's press release.
- The Summer Reading program - always a hit for readers of all ages - begins Monday, June 22 and continues through July 31. Visit the Library's website for complete details and to register.
- Camps begin July 6 and are for ages 6-17. There are half-day, full-day, and evening options available. For complete details, read the press release or visit Parks and Recreation's website.