October 23, 2020
York County Operations Update Is Now Citizen News Weekly
Board Seeks Applicants for District 4 Vacancy
- Beginning today, the Friday press release/status update becomes “Citizen News Weekly.” York County Public Affairs is dedicated to keeping our residents informed with updates on County operations, programs, and events. Gail Whittaker, PIO explains “These weekly updates are proving to be very effective in communicating the most up-to-date information from across the County departments and we will continue producing them indefinitely.” During the pandemic, the quarterly Citizen News has been published online and will continue to be, with the last issue for 2020 due out mid-November. All Citizen News Weekly updates will be posted on the website and emailed to anyone who signs up at notify me. For daily news and messaging be sure to follow us on Facebook. As we move into 2021, we are already thinking about new opportunities to deliver more of the information you need to know.
Reminder: Drug Take Back/Shred Event Tomorrow (10/24)
- At Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Chairman Chad Green reviewed the process for citizens interested in applying for appointment to the district 4 seat. The application form and instructions are available online and in the press release issued Tuesday evening. See how the Board voted on the three public hearing items that were on Tuesday’s agenda here. There is no meeting on the first Tuesday in November. The Board’s next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 17.
Last Day to Vote Early In Person is Saturday, October 31
- Bring your expired/unused prescription medicines and personal paperwork to the Drug Take Back/Shred Event tomorrow, Saturday, October 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the York County Public Works Complex, 105 Service Drive, for safe and confidential disposal. This service is free and a great way to protect yourself and your family from drug misuse and identity theft. Complete details, including what drug items are not accepted, are available online.
Monday Operating Hours Resume at Libraries Beginning November 2
- The last day for citizens to vote early in person at one of the Voter’s Registrar’s Office locations is Saturday, October 31 at 5 p.m. The Registrar’s Offices are located in Washington Square Shopping Center and Victory Village Shopping Center. Offices will be open Saturday, October 24 and Saturday October 31, for early voting and to accept voted absentee ballots that had been mailed to voters. Saturday h of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit the Registrar’s Office website or call (757) 890-3440.
- Beginning Monday, November 2, the Tabb and Yorktown branches of the York County Public Library will be open to the public. Effective November 2, hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Both libraries will be closed on Sunday. The first hour of each day (10-11 a.m.) will be reserved for senior citizens and at-risk individuals.
Temporary Closure of Colonial Parkway Williamsburg Tunnel
- 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.
- The National Park Service has announced the temporary closure of the Williamsburg Tunnel on the Colonial Parkway from 9 am on Monday, October 26, 2020 through 5 pm on Friday, October 30, 2020 for an in-depth assessment of the lighting system. Detours will provide a through route in both directions during the closure. Further details are available on their website.