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James City County Events – Oct 2014

Oct 7, 2014   //   by resident   //   Uncategorized  //  Comments Off on James City County Events – Oct 2014

Neighborhood Leaders Forum- Tomorrow!

One last reminder: James City County residents are invited to attend the next Neighborhood Leaders Forum (NLF) on Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Rd. The NLF is a series of education and dialogue sessions for County residents. The October meeting will give participants an opportunity to meet the new County Administrator, Bryan Hill. The agenda also includes an update by County Police, a Q&A on stormwater management facilities (BMPs), and a networking break in which participants can meet and greet with other neighborhood representatives. Please contact me by replying to this email or calling 757-259-4986 if you have any questions.



Shred-a-Thon- Oct. 11

The Shred-a-thon will be October 11  from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the parking lot of the Williamsburg /James City County Courthouse, 5201 Monticello Ave. The first “grocery” size bag is free and $5 for each additional bag. The event is designed to “Fight identity theft” and to fund the “Shop with a Cop” program. For more information, call Officer Todd Dill at 757-603-6025.



Mooretown Road Corridor Study- Oct. 20

James City County will host a public meeting on Oct. 20 from 7-9 p.m. to launch the Mooretown Road Corridor Study. The meeting will be held at Norge Elementary School, 7311 Richmond Rd. The consultant team will present information about potential alternative alignments and road features for the Mooretown Road Extension, as well as analysis of future traffic conditions, land use, and real estate market potential for the study area. Attendees will have the opportunity to comment on the alternative alignments and road design concepts and the overall project in an interactive work session following the presentation.



New JCC Alert

JCC Alert is now part of the CodeRED network. Subscribers receive critical information needed to protect family and property during local emergencies. Landline, cell and VOIP telephones and email addresses can all receive important emergency alerts and notifications from County officials. Registering for JCC Alert is quick and voluntary and data collected will only be used for emergency notification purposes. Registered for JCC Alert before Sept. 30?  You will need to update your account. For more information, call 757-564-2140.



Trick-or-Treat Hours

Trick-or-treat hours in James City County are from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31 for children 12 and under. County Police would like to remind anyone who will be out driving to watch for children trick-or-treating as they might forget to watch out for you. A few more safety reminders:


  • Costumes should be easy to walk in and short enough to avoid tripping, non-flammable, and visible in the dark. Reflective tape works well.


  • Makeup helps trick-or-treaters see and breathe easier than masks and offers better visibility.


  • Plan your route ahead of time, picking streets that are in familiar neighborhoods and well lit.


  • Young children should never trick-or-treat without an adult or older sibling. Older children who trick-or-treat without an adult should do so in a group with the route and return time approved by the caretaker.


  • Carry a flashlight or glow stick, and only go to homes with the porch light on.


  • Trick-or-treaters should cross only at corners, never between parked cars or in the middle of the block. Stay on the sidewalk or as far left of the roadway as possible and walk facing traffic.


  • Candy should not be eaten until after it has been checked out by an adult. Treats not in their original packaging should be thrown away. Any suspicious candy should be reported to the Police Department as soon as possible.