York County Update 08/14/2020
Citizen News Online; Pirates Invade Yorktown Market; Virtual Safety Town; Fire Station Earns LEED Silver Certification; Tropical Storm Debris Collection Begins
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Shiver Me Timbers! Pirates Set to Invade Yorktown Market Days
- The fall edition of York County's quarterly newsletter is now available exclusively online. This is the second issue of the newsletter to be placed on the website and contains up-to-date information about County programs and upcoming events/activities. Inside this issue: Business Grant Programs, School Division, Special Events like Art Stroll and Rhythms on the Riverwalk, Fire & Life Safety Tips, and so much more!
Safety Town is Another York County Tradition Made Virtual
- Yorktown Market Days joined hundreds of other markets across the country last Saturday to celebrate National Farmers Market Week. Hundreds of customers came out to show their support for these small businesses! The life-sized LOVE letters on loan from the Virginia Tourism Corporation were on display the week leading up to NFMW. The LOVE letters will remain on display through this Saturday's Pirate Invasion Market which is the first extended market of the season (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) - allowing the community to shop an additional three hours for seasonal produce; poultry and seafood; jams, honey, and sauces; fresh flowers; baked goods and more. The Fifes and Drums of York Town will play at 9 a.m. with live music from Phil Poteat beginning at 10. A town-wide virtual Treasure Hunt will extend from Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters up on Main Street down to the Watermen's Museum. In the spirit of the pirate market, several restaurants will offer themed specials and other kid-friendly menu options for the day. The Schooner Alliance will also have tickets available for its morning Pirate Adventure Cruise.
York County Fire Station #1 Earns LEED Silver Certification
- Virtual Safety Town materials are now available online. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, this summer's program for rising Kindergarteners was cancelled, the first time in over 25 years. To help ensure families have those important conversations together, the topics of each week's lessons are posted according to theme and day. Look for parent resources including videos you can watch together with your children, printable materials on every topic, and many hands-on activities for your child to learn from and enjoy.
Tropical Storm Isaias Yard Debris Collections Begin
- With a mission to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), has recognized York County Fire Station #1 as being built and operated to enable an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life. Projects pursuing LEED certification earn points for various green building strategies across several categories based on the number of points achieved. Our new Fire Station #1 was just certified Silver. A LEED credential denotes proficiency in today's sustainable design, construction and operations and is the standard for green buildings and communities worldwide.
- Yard debris collections have started for materials brought down during Tropical Storm Isaias last week. Residents were given one week in which to sign up for a curbside collection of storm debris. Over 1,000 residents requested storm debris pickup. As a reminder, by this time all debris should be placed at the roadside for collection. Also:
- Acceptable material size for curbside collection is 8 inches in diameter and 10 feet in length
- Loose yard debris, grass, leaves, and straw must be placed in clear bags
- Stumps, dirt or debris with dirt, construction debris and other materials cannot be collected
Citizens may deliver materials to the VPPSA Compost Facility, 145 Goodwin Neck Road, Yorktown, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residential and commercial yard debris deliveries of materials up to 24 inches in diameter and 10 feet in length are accepted. Board of Supervisors August 18 Agenda Online
- The Board of Supervisors' next meeting is Tuesday, August 18. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. and will be broadcast live on WYCG-TV (Cox 46, Verizon 38) and live streaming at www.yorkcounty.gov/tv. This is an electronic remote meeting. There are five public hearing items on the agenda and citizen phone lines have been established for each public hearing and the meeting's citizen comment period. You can view the agenda and phone-in instructions here.