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Oct 17

Citizen Boards & Commissions in Need of Interested Residents

Posted on October 17, 2022 at 5:48 PM by Percy Ashcraft

Citizen Boards & Commissions in Need of Interested Residents

The Board of Supervisors is looking for interested residents to fill vacancies on various Boards and Commissions.

Key vacancies currently include:

  1. Board of Equalization. This is a very important Board which will address appeals to the upcoming real property reassessment. The Board of Supervisors recommends appointments to the Circuit Court. These appointments need to be made by November 28. Please note, there is a separate application form for this Board.

 

  1. Social Services Advisory Board. When the Board of Supervisors changed the governance model for Social Services earlier this year, it replaced a governing board for Social Services to an Advisory Board.

 

  1. Farmers Market. The King William Economic Development Authority (EDA) is looking for a citizens’ board to organize and operate the Farmers Market for the future. EDA members voted unanimously to turn the operation over to interested citizens and provide advice and guidance as necessary. If you are interested in helping to keep the Farmers Market active in the central region of the County, please email deputyclerk@kingwilliamcounty.us. No application is necessary.

 

Williamsburg Recognized Again on List of Best Historical Cities

Everyone who has visited the City of Williamsburg knows it is a fantastic tourist destination. Now, USA Wanders has placed the city among the 11 “Best Historical Cities to visit in the US.”

According to an article penned by Wilford Kale of the Virginia Gazette, “the travel website is designed to offer travelers a number of destination topics from which to choose and also an avenue to express their own views on a variety of travel-related subjects.”

Earlier this year, according to Kale, Williamsburg ranked in the list of the nation’s top “Best Places to Visit” compiled by U.S. News & World Report.

The city’s best attraction is listed as Colonial Williamsburg, with the Governor’s Palace, Raleigh Tavern, and the Capitol building the most popular sites.

 

Recreation Survey Results Will Be Tabulated After November 1

Almost 500 people have responded to the Recreation Survey on the King William County website regarding recreation and future opportunities.

This information will be important to the Board of Supervisors in making decisions regarding the future of recreation.

The results will be officially tabulated after November 1. If you haven’t had the chance to share your thoughts on existing and potential recreational opportunities in King William County, please complete the survey before midnight on November 1.

The Hill Group has been retained to develop a comprehensive plan for recreation.

 

Early Voting Active for November General Election

Just over 680 King William County voters have participated in early voting for the November 8 General Election, according to Registrar Alison Fox.

Fox confirmed on October 17 that 292 have voted in-person at the Administration Building and 389 have voted by mail after receiving an absentee ballot.

For more information, please visit the Election News page of the County website. Early voting ends on Saturday, November 5.

 

Health Department Officials Expect Flu Season to be Worse in 2022-23

Officials at the Three Rivers Health Department announced in a briefing October 17 that “flu in 2022-23 is expected to be worse than the last several years.”

The Health District strongly recommends individuals protect themselves with a flu vaccination. For more information, visit the Virginia Department of Health website. Find vaccines available near you by visiting vaccines.gov.