Town Notices

Town Notices
No yard waste collection on January 17, 2018
January 16, 2018
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Yard waste collection was originally scheduled to stop on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Due to the holiday week, there will be no yard waste collection on January 17, 2018.

The Town of Front Royal has extended yard waste collection and will end on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

Christmas Tree Collection will still end Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Public Works 540-635-7819

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Voluntary Water Conservation of the Town’s Municipal Water System
January 8, 2018
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The Town of Front Royal has observed that as of December 17, 2017, the 14-day rolling average stream flow rate of the South Fork of the Shenandoah River has dropped below 400 cubic feet per second (cfs), or approximately 260 million gallons per day.

The Town’s permit for water withdrawal from the river issued by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality stipulates certain river flow rates require various conservation measures. As a result of this reduced river flow and in compliance with the issued withdrawal permit, all users of the Town of Front Royal’s municipal water system are requested to observe voluntary water conservation efforts.

Voluntary water conservation practices include the following:

Watering shrubbery, trees, lawns, grass, plants, or any other vegetation from Town water supplies (except indoor plantings, greenhouse and commercial nursery stocks, and new plantings less than one year old) before 9:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m.

Limit washing automobiles, trucks, trailers, boats, airplanes, or other types of mobile equipment to only once a week and only before 9:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m. Use of a commercial vehicle wash facility does not need to follow these time restrictions.

Washing of private streets, driveways, parking lots, service station grounds, or other paved outdoor surfaces before 9:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m.

Limiting the operation of any ornamental fountains, unless the water is recycled.

Limit filling of swimming and/or wading pools, except that filled pools may be topped off to maintain the appropriate levels for use.

Serving drinking water in restaurants only upon patron request.

Thank you for your assistance in conserving our water resources during this low river flow time period.

Please monitor your local media (Royal Examiner) sources for future reports of water conservation efforts in the Town of Front Royal.

If you have any questions about this voluntary water restriction, please contact the Department of Public Works at (540) 635-7819.

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Town Office Closed on MLK Day
January 8, 2018
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The Town Business Offices will be CLOSED Monday, January 15, 2018 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

The Town Hall Drive-Thru will be CLOSED Saturday, January 13, 2018.

Trash/Recycling will be collected Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

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Town Council searching to fill vacancies
January 4, 2018
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The Front Royal Town Council will accept resumes from citizens who are interested in serving on the Urban Forestry Advisory Commission (UFAC) or the Front Royal Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) to fill unexpired terms. Please read information below for each committee:

UFAC is a 6-member panel appointed by Council and is responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of an Urban Forestry Management Program; for the education of the general public about proper tree care practices; and to support the efforts of other groups interested in urban forestry in the Town. The panel meets once a month in the Town Hall. Citizens must be a resident of the Town of Front Royal or the County of Warren. The vacancy is to serve an unexpired term ending December 20, 2021.

BZA is a 5-member board appointed by the judge of the Warren County Circuit Court to hear and decide appeals from any order, requirement, decision and determination made by an administrative officer. Town Council makes the recommendation to the judge. The board meets once a month (as needed) in the Town Hall. Citizens must be a resident of the Town of Front Royal. The vacancy is to serve an unexpired term ending May 1, 2022. Members on the BZA are compensated in an amount determined by Town Council.

If you are interested on serving on either of these boards please complete an application and/or send a resume with a cover letter to:

Jennifer Berry, Clerk of Council
P.O. Box 1560
102 E Main Street
Front Royal, Virginia 22630
[email protected]
(540)635-8007

Applications are available at https://frontroyalva.com/DocumentCenter/View/129

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Christmas Tree Collection
January 2, 2018
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Christmas Trees will be collected on Wednesday, January 3, 10, 17. All trees must be placed at the curb. Town employees will not collect on private property.

All decorations and stands must be removed.

Trees with root balls and artificial trees will not be collected.

More Information: Public Works Department at (540)635-7819.

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ALERT: Peak Shaving Friday Dec 29th
December 28, 2017
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Due to the very cold weather,the Energy Services Dept. will do peak shaving tomorrow, Dec. 29th from 7am until 9am. You can help by putting off heavy electrical usage until later in the day.

Peak shaving is a technique that is used to reduce electrical power consumption during periods of maximum demand on the power utility. Thus saving substantial amounts of money due to peaking charges.

Peak shaving also helps the utility provide maximum base load power without starting an expensive to operate peaking generator. In the long-term peak shaving lets the utility reduce its investment in costly new power plants. Their customers who install on-site generating equipment share in those savings, by receiving reduced power rates year round.

Peak demand typically occurs between 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM during the months of July and August, which is the same time non-industrial consumers typically demand the maximum power for family activities and air conditioning.

For Front Royal, the peak demand in during the winter months. The Town Energy Dept will use several techniques to reduce the peak demand on our electric grid.

Typically power companies have a tiered rate structure which involves not only the amount of electricity consumed, but also takes into account when the electricity is consumed. It is common for a facility participating in peak shaving to experience a net energy savings of between 10% and 30% of their electricity bill.

Peak shaving systems use generators and paralleling equipment which allows the generator to monitor the electric grid, startup as necessary and synchronize frequencies with the grid. An added benefit of this equipment would be backup power in case of rolling backups and grid outages.

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NOTICE: Town Offices will be closed for observance of New Years Day
December 26, 2017
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The Town of Front Royal Business Offices will be closed Monday, January 1, 2018 in observance of New Years Day. The Drive Thru located at Town Hall will be CLOSED on Saturday, December 30, 2017.

Trash and recycling for Monday, January 1 will be collected Wednesday, January 3.

There will be No Yard Waste or Leaf Collection this week.

Christmas Trees will be collected Wednesdays January 3, 10, 17. They must be free of ornaments, tinsel and stands. Those with root balls will not be collected. They must be placed at the curb.

More Information: Public Works Department at (540)635-7819

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NOTICE: Voluntary water conservation of the Town’s municipal water system
December 18, 2017
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As of 12/17/17 the 14-Day average has dropped below 400 CFS (cubic feet per second). The Town’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) water withdraw permit requires the Town to observe VOLUNTARY WATER CONSERVATION when the 14-Day rolling average of the South Fork Shenandoah River drops below 400 CFS. To stay in compliance with the issued withdrawal permit, all users of the Front Royal Municipal Water System are requested to cease the following:

1. The watering of shrubbery, trees, lawns, grass, plants, or any other vegetation from Town water supplies (except indoor plantings, greenhouse and commercial nursery stocks, and new plantings less than one year old) between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.

2. The outdoor washing of automobiles, trucks, trailers, boats, airplanes, or other types of mobile equipment between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M, except from a bucket or other container not exceeding three (3) gallons or at a commercial vehicle wash facility.

3. The washing of private streets, driveways, parking lots, service station grounds, or other paved outdoor surfaces between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.

4. The operation of any ornamental fountain, unless the water is recycled.

5. The filling of swimming and/or wading pools, except that filled pools may be topped off to maintain the appropriate levels for use.

6. Serving drinking water in restaurants, except upon request.

Thank you for your assistance in conserving our water resources during this low river flow time period. Please monitor your local media sources for future reports of water conservation efforts in the Town of Front Royal.

If you have any questions about this voluntary water restriction, please contact the Public Works Department (540) 635-7819.

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Town business office hours for holidays
December 18, 2017
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The Town of Front Royal Business Offices will be closed Friday, December 22 and Monday, December 25 in observance of Chirstmas. The Drive Thru located at Town Hall and the Manassas Avenue Collection Site will be CLOSED on Saturday, December 23, 2017.

Trash and recycling for Friday, December 22 will be collected Wednesday, December 20.

Trash and recycling for Monday, December 25 will be collected Wednesday, December 27.

There will be No Yard Waste or Leaf Collection this week.

Christmas Trees will be collected Wednesdays January 3, 10, 17. They must be free of ornaments, tinsel and stands. Those with root balls will not be collected. They must be placed at the curb.

More Information: Public Works Department at (540)635-7819

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East Criser Road, lane closed, for repairs
December 18, 2017
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12/26/17 through 1/3/18 – Due to the construction of the Criser Road Trail, the eastbound lane, of East Criser Road, from South Royal Avenue to Remount Road, will be closed from Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 to Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. Please use caution when driving in this area and expect delays. If you have any concerns or questions, please call Public Works at 540-635-7819.