County Operations Updates

Phase One Reopening - A Message from Neil Morgan

Phase One Reopening Video

Look what our York County Library is doing!

York County Public Library - Stay Connected

Peninsula Biz Buzz with Neil Morgan

Peninsula Biz Buzz

Thank you to our York County School Division

We appreciate our School Division

May 22, 2020 - Phase One Reopening

Board of Supervisors May 19 Meeting 

The Board of Supervisors May 19 meeting was held remotely. All items on the agenda were approved including four public hearings.  Meeting details are available here.  Meeting replays are always available to view online. The next meeting is June 2 and is a work session with no public comment period. Individuals wishing to contact the Board members may send an email to bos@yorkcounty.gov or locate individual contact information on the Board of Supervisors website.   

Commemorating Memorial Day

The County’s annual Memorial Day ceremony is not being held this year. York County’s WYCG TV (Cox 46, Verizon 38) is currently airing last year’s moving tribute to those who served and continue to serve our nation. The program is available to view online.  Happy Memorial Day! 

County Offices Not Staffed on Memorial Day

York County offices remain closed to the public, although staff have been continuing to provide services to the community.  In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, all offices and courts will not be staffed.  Citizens are reminded that many services are available online.  Read the press release here. 

Court Office Taking Appointments

Beginning Tuesday, May 26, the Clerk of Circuit Court’s office will be taking appointments for the following:

Marriage Licenses - York Co. or Poquoson residents only

Concealed Handgun Permit Applications - NEW applications only; Renewals can be submitted via mail/drop box

Notary Qualifications

Criminal (Cash) Payments - CASH only; all other payments must be made via drop-box, mail, or online.

Persons needing to transact any business with the Clerk’s Office should utilize the Court’s website or the telephone numbers below:

Deed /Land Records Division 757-890-4103

Criminal / Traffic Division 757-890-4104

Civil Division 757-890-4105

Fiduciary/Probate Division 757-890-4106

Any other Miscellaneous Transactions 757-890-3360

Library Launches YouTube Channel

The York County Public Library has launched its own YouTube channel!  Visit YouTube and search for “York County VA Public Library” or click here and go right to the page.  Be sure to subscribe.  You’ll find videos on the Library’s digital offerings, Story Time, Songs & Rhymes, Poetry Readings, and so much more is being planned.  Look for this logo among search results to be sure you connect with the York County VA Public Library.

Tourism Development

Several of our most popular special events at the Waterfront have new dates, including the following:  Pirate Invasion Market (August 15), Go Green Market (September 12), and Sister Cities French Market (September 19); Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival (August 9); and Sounds of Summer Concerts (beginning July 9).  Complete details, on the revised schedule are available in our press release.

Waste Management

  • Reminder:  Recycling will not be collected on Memorial Day – Monday, May 25.  Collections will be delayed one day until all routes are serviced by Saturday, May 30.  Garbage collection is not affected by the holiday. For more information, visit the Waste Management website or call (757) 890-3780. 

Online Services

It has been brought to our attention that some citizens are experiencing browser issues when connecting to the County’s Payment Portal. If you are having difficulty accessing this or any of our online services, please try a different browser such as Chrome or Firefox. Due to security requirements, older versions of Windows may not work in conjunction with certain browsers.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

May 20, 2020 - Phase One Reopening

As Virginia enters the first full week in Phase One of re-opening the state, Riverwalk Landing Piers continue to welcome transient and recreational boaters looking to dock and shop, pick up to-go food orders, and exercise at the waterfront. The Yorktown Fishing Pier is also open but remains limited to no more than 10 people at a time with at least six feet of physical distance.

Many Riverwalk Landing businesses are also slowly beginning to unlock their doors as well - each with enhanced health and safety measures for employees and customers. Lodging facilities are once again taking reservations. In addition to new takeout and patio dining options for restaurants, outdoor recreation rentals have begun as well, including paddle board, bicycle, and kayak rentals. The Riverwalk is also open to walking, bicycling, and jogging, as long as visitors maintain appropriate space between themselves and others.

Per the Governor’s order, beaches – including our Yorktown Beach – remain closed. While many localities allow the beaches to be used for exercise and fishing, Yorktown Beach’s small size makes the required social distancing difficult, if not impossible.

Rescheduled Events 

Yorktown Market Days

Customers can once again enjoy spectacular views of the York River as they shop an array of vendors and artists at Riverwalk Landing, scheduled to return to the waterfront on Saturday, June 13 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The market has been operating under a drive-thru model for pick-up of pre-orders Saturday mornings at the McReynolds Athletic Complex and will continue through June 6. Three themed markets originally scheduled in the spring have been postponed to later in the year as outlined below.

Pirate Invasion Market: Step back into the Golden Age of Piracy as Riverwalk Landing and the Watermen’s Museum are invaded by seafaring marauders on August 15 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Explore a pirate encampment, sing along with sea shanties, take part in a digital treasure hunt with participating Yorktown businesses, and don’t miss exciting cannon demonstrations. Young visitors can actually sail the “stormy seas” of the York River with Captain Mayhem aboard the Schooner Alliance. While most of the family-friendly fun is free, Pirate Adventure Cruises do require a paid ticket which can be purchased at www.sailyorktown.com. 

Go Green Market In collaboration with York County’s Department of Public Works and the York County Beautification Committee, the market begins at 8 a.m. and there will be free family activities from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on September 12 to help promote environmental sustainability. Educational exhibits will be on site as well as free children’s crafts, activities and games. Call (757) 890-5900 for more information. 

Sister Cities French Market: Modeled after the market in Yorktown’s sister city Port-Vendres France, shop for French favorites on September 19 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Riverwalk Landing. Shoppers will find fresh-baked bread, croissants and pastries; chocolates & macarons; wine; soaps and more! Enjoy a Wine Garden featuring French wines, a silent auction and student exchange raffle. Call (757) 877-2933 for more information. 

Grace Church Virtual Memorial Day Ceremony

Grace Church announced it will be holding a virtual Memorial Day ceremony this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. The event will be streamed on the church’s YouTube Channel to commemorate the end of World War II and will take place Monday, May 25 starting at 10 a.m. - https://bit.ly/2YUNYOA. Opening remarks will include the history and meaning of Memorial Day and the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II, followed by prayers offered by Grace Church Parishioners. A reading of the names and service of the 102 known Veterans buried in the Grace Church Cemetery will be followed with the playing of taps and ringing of the Historic Church Bell (ca 1725). A copy of the Commemorative Program and listing of veterans will be also be available online. For more information, please contact Al Crane LtCol USAF (Ret) at (757) 867-8643. 

Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival

Sample dozens of craft beers, dig into some amazing BBQ and listen as some of the best blues musicians in Hampton Roads take the stage at Riverwalk Landing on the new date of Sunday, August 9. Back by popular demand is a Wine Garden, included in admission. Call (757) 877-2933 for more information.

Sounds of Summer Concert Series

Yorktown’s Sounds of Summer concert series has a new anticipated start date of July 9. There will be no concerts at the waterfront during the month of June. The series will run through August 27 on Thursday nights from 7 to 9:30. Tentative line-up below. More details to come in future release.

July 9: The Uptown Band

July 16: Strictly Bizzness

July 23: The Main Event Band

July 30: SlapNation

August 6: Woah

August 13: Soul Expressions

August 20: Bachelor Boys Band

August 27: Band of Oz

Canceled Events 

Canceled in June: 1775 Yorktown Muster (June 6) & Yorktown’s Military Appreciation Weekend (June 13 &14) 

Canceled in July: As previously released—the health crisis, along with the severity of the financial impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, have forced the County to continue making operational reductions now and into the next fiscal year. This includes the difficult decision to cancel the July 4th fireworks and parade. While public restrictions on large gatherings may very well be relaxed before July 4, financial commitments needed for these events must be made far in advance. The savings to the County budget is very important and necessary at this time.

As a result of the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic—all York County sponsored and partner community events are subject to postponement or cancellation. This includes changes to dates, times, and locations.

May 15, 2020 - Phase One Reopening

County Administrator Neil Morgan spoke about the reopening in a video message to the public.

Yorktown Beach

Following state and federal guidelines, all beaches – including our Yorktown Beach – remain closed. While many localities are able to allow the beaches to be used for exercise and fishing, the Yorktown Beach’s small size makes the required social distancing difficult, if not impossible. In addition, when open, our beach is frequented by guests from neighboring localities, which increases the chance of the spread.

Waterfront Operations 

  • Riverwalk Landing piers are now open for transient and recreational boaters; piers are closed to the general public. 
  • Yorktown Fishing Pier is open, but limited to no more than 10 people at a time and social distancing rules must be followed.
  • Beach Picnic area is open for passive recreation of groups no larger than 10. The adjacent parking area remains closed. 
  • Grassy areas of Riverwalk Landing are open for passive recreation such as reading, playing Frisbee, etc.  Social distancing and group size applies.
  • Many Riverwalk Landing businesses are opening with enhanced health and safety measures in place for employees and customers. Currently, restaurants with carry-out options and those with limited patio and outdoor seating include: Water Street Grille, Riverwalk Restaurant, Ben & Jerry’s, and Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters.  Patriot Tours & Provisions offers outdoor recreation, including paddle board and kayak rentals, bicycle rentals, and guided Segway tours. 

Library Services

Beginning Monday, May 18, the book drop will be open at the Tabb and Yorktown Libraries from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday. The physical buildings will not be open to the public. Returned books will be quarantined for three days. Items will be removed from your account on the fourth day after drop off. No fines will be assessed. Please maintain social distancing when returning items to the book drop.

Parks and Fields 

  • County and School Division green areas are open for recreation by groups of no more than 10, but not for organized sports. Basketball courts and playgrounds remain closed. 

Citizen News – York County’s Quarterly Newsletter – Now Online

The summer edition of York County’s quarterly newsletter is now available exclusively online. The newsletter, usually mailed quarterly to all homes in York County, was instead produced as an online publication due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Readers will find inside the publication their familiar favorites:  School Division, Special Events such as Market Days and Concerts, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Recycling Update, and so much more! 

Tourism Development

Drive-thru Mother’s Day Farmers Market: Despite an unseasonably cold and windy morning, the Mother’s Day Drive-thru Market at McReynolds Athletic Complex was the busiest one yet! Of course, that’s mainly due to the fact that it’s strictly for pickup of pre-orders, most of which have already been paid for… and the fact that customers can stay in their cars! In all, an estimated 300 vehicles came through the MAC, and with two more vendors this week, sales surpassed 600. The addition of grab-and-go options helped with sales and gave customers a way to explore new businesses while waiting. The farms continue to report fantastic numbers. 127 for one and 83 for another. The biggest success story was Raders Quarter Farm who sold out of fresh pork within hours of posting their inventory as well as their remaining beef. With talks of a national shortage due to COVID-19, it was a wonderful opportunity for the community to get fresh meat for their families. Last weekend, three EBT customers took advantage of the Fresh Match Program where they receive a dollar-for-dollar match on fruits and vegetables. Overall, the farms sold $190 in produce to these more vulnerable citizens.

National Travel & Tourism Week: As a part of this nationally-recognized campaign, Yorktown joined hundreds of destinations across the state in celebrating an outline set forth by the VTC. This year, the focus was really to try to stay connected to and supportive of visitors by meeting them where they are now and still embracing the #spiritoftravel. In particular, we tapped into themes of supporting local restaurants offering takeout, purchasing gift cards from small businesses to shop at a later date, booking hotel and B&B reservations for future vacations, and showcasing the amazing history that surrounds us. We wholeheartedly believe the tourism industry will be integral to our nation’s recovery when this is over—for both the Greater Williamsburg economy, and American jobs. After months of isolation, travel will be a way to help heal the country’s morale. 

Waste Management

  • Recycling will not be collected on Memorial Day – Monday, May 25.  Collections will be delayed one day until all routes are serviced by Saturday, May 30.  Garbage collection is not affected by the holiday. For more information, visit the Waste Management website or call (757) 890-3780.

Wetlands Board Vacancy

The Board of Supervisors is seeking applications from citizens to fill vacancies on the Wetlands Board. The Wetlands Board is charged with issuing permits for the use and development of tidal wetlands while balancing the needs of the property owners with the protection of wetlands. More information and the online application are available here.

May 13, 2020

Governor Northam issued Executive Order Sixty-Two, allowing specific localities in Northern Virginia to delay entering Phase One until midnight on Thursday, May 28.  The full text of Executive Order 62 can be found here

May 8, 2020 - 3:00 pm

Bills for Taxes Mailed; Due Date is June 25

The Treasurer has mailed tax bills for the first half of 2020 and several citizens have already paid them online at www.yorkcounty.gov/treasurer. To encourage taxpayers to pay online, the Board of Supervisors waived credit card convenience fees at its April 21 meeting. Also available online are “how to” guides for creating a pin/password and bill pay. To assist taxpayers during this difficult time, reduced penalties and interest on late tax and utility billing payments until September 30 were also approved by the Board. If you have any questions, please email the Treasurer’s office at treas@yorkcounty.gov. 

Board of Supervisors Meeting 

The Board of Supervisors May 5 meeting was held remotely. This meeting was a work session. The Board approved the proposed FY2021 budget, Calendar Year 2020 tax rates, FY2021-FY2026 Capital Improvement Program, Designation of Real Property Tax for School Purposes, and County Code Amendment re: Ambulance Transport Fees. Meeting details are available here. The recorded meeting is available to view at www.yorkcounty.gov/tv. The next meeting is May 19 and this will also be held remotely with phone lines available to record citizen comments.

Businesses Closed Due to COVID-19 are Urged to Flush Water Pipes

Directors of Hampton Roads’ water utilities and health department officials advise business owners and operators who closed or evacuated buildings due to COVID-19 to thoroughly flush their establishment’s plumbing systems before reopening. These practices are recommended for schools, daycares, lodging, offices, places of worship, event venues, retail, libraries, museums, restaurants, gyms, healthcare and other facilities which have remained closed during the COVID-19 shutdown.

When water is not used, the disinfectant in the water dissipates over time. Without chlorinated water flowing through the pipes for an extended period, microorganisms can grow in water pipes, fixtures and tanks. Prolonged water stagnation also can diminish the normal, protective scale on interior pipe walls. Without the protective scale, metal from the piping may dissolve into the water. During the flushing process, stagnant, existing water is replaced with fresh water, which has been continually treated and monitored by the region’s water utilities throughout the COVID pandemic. Instructions are available at www.yorkcounty.gov/pw.

County Launching Customer Service Request Portal

Beginning Monday, May 11, York County’s enhanced Customer Service Request Portal will be active and able to accept inspection requests from builders/contractors and provide a more user-friendly online system for citizens to request assistance and to track the status of those requests. For more information, read the press release here. 

Election Information

There is no May election in York County.

The deadline to register to vote in the June 23 primary—or to update your address or other registration information—is Tuesday, May 26. Absentee voting for the election began on May 8. Absentee voting is available for those who are concerned about going to their polling place because of COVID-19, will be out of their precinct on June 23, are unable to go to their polling place because of an illness or disability, and those who otherwise qualify to vote an absentee ballot. The deadline to apply to vote absentee online or by mail or email is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16. The deadline to apply to vote absentee in person is 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 20. In order to accommodate those who wish to vote absentee in person, the Registrar’s Office will be open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, June 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information about absentee voting, including whether a witness is required, visit www.yorkcounty.gov/voting. 

July 4th Decisions Made in Light of Impacts from COVID-19

  • The health crisis, along with the severity of the financial impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, have forced the County to continue making operational reductions now and into the next fiscal year. This includes the difficult decision to cancel the July 4th fireworks and parade. While public restrictions on large gatherings may very well be relaxed before July 4, financial commitments needed for these events must be made far in advance. The savings to the County budget is very important and necessary at this time. 

Public Works

In a joint effort between the Department of Public Works and the Division of Tourism Development, three hand sanitizing stations have been placed in the Riverwalk Landing area. These stations offer four hand sanitizer dispensers in each and are located in the Riverwalk Landing area, near the Freight Shed, restaurants and between the parking garage restrooms.

Reminder: The Household Chemical Collection and Computer Recycling event is Saturday, May 9, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Operations Drive (just off Goodwin Neck Road). Additional details are available in the press release and at www.yorkcounty.gov/wastemanagement.

Tourism Development

The second Yorktown Market Days Drive-thru market was another huge success. In celebration of Virginia Farmers Market Weeksocial media features on the individual farms and businesses were promoted daily on Visit Yorktown’s Facebook page, which was to make personal connections even without walk-up shopping/chatting. Two samples: https://bit.ly/35CAg4i and https://bit.ly/2WbyX97. One of the farms came close to tripling its orders week over week and had 127 bags and boxes of fresh produce ready to load up in people’s cars! Overall, there were 125 more orders and 20 additional cars that pulled through McReynolds Athletic Complex from 8 to 11 a.m.

With Riverwalk Landing restaurants beginning to open up for takeout/pickup orders, York County Department of Community Services began providing short term parking for restaurant customers on the lower level of the parking terrace. Customers who have placed orders may park while they wait for their order to be filled. Parking attendants are onsite to monitor the lower level parking terrace as well as to answer any questions visitors may have. This takeout/pickup parking is available daily from 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. As a reminder, the upper level of the parking terrace remains closed.

May 1, 2020 - 3:30 pm

Board Meeting Agenda Online; Compost Facility Reopening; Household Chemical Collection May 9; Market Days Drive-Thru, Art at the River Event Online

Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda

The Board of Supervisors’ next meeting is Tuesday, May 5. 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. The agenda can be viewed here. This is an electronic remote meeting.  

Public Works

The VPPSA Compost Facility reopens to the public on Monday, May 4. Credit cards and commercial accounts will be accepted for payment. The facility is located at the York County Waste Management Center, 145 Goodwin Neck Road, and is open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Details are available in the press release and at www.yorkcounty.gov/wastemanagement.


The Household Chemical Collection and Computer Recycling event is being held Saturday, May 9, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Operations Drive (just off Goodwin Neck Road). Additional details are available in the press release and at www.yorkcounty.gov/wastemanagement.


Tourism Development

In partnership with the Art at the River Committee, Tourism Development launched the Art at the River Virtual Art Show Facebook event, which runs through Sunday, May 3. The Facebook event includes images of the artists’ work as well as contact information for purchases. Twenty-five of the thirty-nine artists chosen earlier this year for the Art at the River Juried Art Show, scheduled to be held at Riverwalk Landing before the event was cancelled due to COVID-19, are participating in this online event.

Of the online event, participating artist Russ Turnage said, “Some really nice work! We shared it to my Facebook page. The customer I had today had never seen my work before and found me through the Visit Yorktown site. She made a significant purchase, very welcome during these difficult days.”

The Art at the River Virtual Art Show Facebook event is available at https://www.facebook.com/events/1572593099555977/.

The temporary drive-thru version of Yorktown Market Days at McReynolds Athletic Complex (MAC) kicked off Saturday, April 25. It was extremely successful with overwhelmingly positive feedback from the community! Overall, 220 cars passed through the MAC to pick up more than 350 pre-orders. This is primarily a Facebook Event (Yorktown Market Days) where vendors are individually sharing products, pricing, and pre-order information. The vast majority of our vendors do not have websites where they can list their inventory. For citizens without access to social media, we have also listed the vendors’ email addresses and phone numbers online under the “This Week at the Market” page so customers may reach out to them directly to see what they offer. This Saturday, May 2, is Virginia Farmers Market Week. We are part of a special campaign run by the Virginia Tourism Corporation to shine light on markets across the state that have modified operations to provide families with access to locally sourced, fresh, healthy food during the pandemic. 

One of our vendors, Birch Knoll Farm, stated: “I wanted to thank you for the marketing post. Yesterday was our best sales day, nearly doubling all other days. Thank you so much!”

April 24, 2020 - 4:00 pm

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.

Courts

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.

COVID-19 Resources

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.

April 17, 2020 - 3:30 pm

New Information re: County Programs/Services 

Board of Supervisors

The agenda for the Board of Supervisors April 21 meeting is available online at https://www.yorkcounty.gov/1526/Agenda. An emergency meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. where items related to the COVID-19 pandemic will be addressed. At 6:15 p.m., the Board’s regular meeting will commence with presentations by County Administrator Neil Morgan followed by the scheduled and advertised budget public hearings. There are four public hearing items on the agenda – Fiscal Year 2021 Budget, Notice of Real Property Tax Relief, Calendar Year 2020 Tax Rates, and Proposed County Code Amendment--Ambulance Transport Fees – and each has been assigned a telephone number for use by citizens wishing to provide a comment. 

All phone lines open at 6:00 p.m. and remain open until the close of the public hearing. Those who provide their name and address along with their comments will have their remarks read to the Board and included in the meeting minutes. The meeting is televised live on WYCG-TV (Cox 46, Verizon 38) and available live and on demand at www.yorkcounty.gov/tv. As is the case with all Board of Supervisors meetings, citizens may email comments to bos@yorkcounty.gov, which are received by all five Board members.

Emergency Communications

The York-Poquoson-Williamsburg 911 Center this week celebrates National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (April 12-18). During this pandemic, and in any emergency affecting an individual or an entire community, our Dispatchers provide calm and compassionate assistance to those in need. Our Dispatchers work in four shifts and all are utilizing masks and following facility sanitation procedures as they continue to provide excellent service to the community.

Recap of this Week’s Status Updates

County Administration

  • County Administrator Neil Morgan’s proposed fiscal year 2021 budget was presented to the Board of Supervisors at the March 17 meeting. However, due to the anticipated economic impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic, revisions to the budget have been proposed. A summary of revisions is available for review at www.yorkcounty.gov/budget. These changes will be presented to the Board at its April 21 meeting and budget public hearing. The Board’s meeting agenda is available at www.yorkcounty.gov/bos.
  • The County Administrator was interviewed on the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce’s “Peninsula Biz Buzz” program. Mr. Morgan talks about the upcoming Board of Supervisors meeting and budget process, as well as thoughts about how the region will emerge from this crisis. The program is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ci8VxLgbans&feature=youtu.be. 

Election Information

The deadline to register to vote in the June 23 primary—or to update your address or other registration information—is Monday, May 18. Absentee voting for the election will begin on May 8. Absentee voting is available for those who are concerned about going to their polling place because of COVID-19, will be out of their precinct on June 23, are unable to go to their polling place because of an illness or disability, and those who otherwise qualify to vote an absentee ballot. The deadline to apply to vote absentee online or by mail or email is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16. The deadline to apply to vote absentee in person is 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 20. In order to accommodate those who wish to vote absentee in person, the Registrar’s Office will be open Saturday, June 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For details, view the press release.