York County Update 8/7/2020:
Storm Debris Pickup; Virtual Sounds of Summer Concerts;
Libraries Now Open; Master Gardener Plant Sale with
COVID-19 Safety Measures; BOS Meeting Reminder
August 7, 2020
County Offers Storm Debris Pickup Following Tropical Storm Isaias
Tourism Development Hosts Virtual Sounds of Summer Concerts
- After Tropical Storm Isaias passed through our region on Tuesday, many residents found their yards littered with tree limbs, leaves, pine needles, and other vegetative debris. As a result, York County is offering a free storm debris pick-up to residents registering by close of business Tuesday, August 11. Individuals may request a storm debris collection online or by calling our Waste Management Center at (757) 890-3780.
York County Public Libraries Now Open
- Tourism held the first real-time virtual Sounds of Summer concert last Thursday, July 30, with local favorite Slapnation and things went great. We had more than 2,700 viewers tune in through Facebook live and another 397 through the York County YouTube channel. Tourism live-streamed the Thursday, August 6 concert featuring WOAH and will be live streaming one other popular band on Thursday, August 13 featuring Tidewater Drive Band. This creative approach helps serve our customers and keep our brand alive until we can return to the outdoor concerts at the Waterfront. This series is a collaborative effort between York County Tourism Development, WYCG-TV, and Department of Information Technology. A special thank you to James River Audio Visual for their support and services.
Master Gardener Plant Sale Saturday, August 15
- The planned reopening of the York County Public Libraries was delayed one day due to Tropical Storm Isaias. The doors opened on the morning of Wednesday, August 5 and staff was happy to welcome patrons back into the facilities. As a reminder, library hours of operation are: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Both libraries will be closed on Sunday and Monday. The first hour of each day (10-11 a.m.) will be reserved for senior citizens and at-risk individuals.
- Patrons are required to wear a face covering or mask and practice social distancing guidelines while in the library.
- All returned items will continue to be quarantined for 72 hours.
- Book drops will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- In-house programs, study rooms and meeting rooms will not be available at this time.
- Curbside pickup remains available to those who are not able to enter the building.
Board of Supervisors August Work Session Cancelled
- The York-Poquoson Master Gardeners Plant Sale is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, August 15. This is an extremely popular event that typically sees hundreds of people attend to purchase trees, shrubs, perennials, and more. The event next Saturday will incorporate COVID-19 safety measures, including the requirement that all patrons wear a mask, practice safe social distancing, and follow a one-way path through the sale before exiting at a holding/loading area. Complete details are available in the press release.
- The August 4 Board of Supervisors work session was cancelled due to Tropical Storm Isaias. All items requiring Board action will appear on the August 18 meeting agenda, which will be posted here when it is finalized.