27.2 F
Front Royal
Saturday, December 16, 2017

Urban Forestry Advisory Commission Vacancy

0

The Town Council is searching for citizens interested in assisting the community by serving on the Urban Forestry Advisory Commission (UFAC) to fill an unexpired term expiring December 20, 2021.

UFAC is a 6-member panel appointed by Council and they are 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.

Those interested must be citizens living within Front Royal or Warren County.

If you are interested in serving on this Board, please complete an application form and/or resume with a cover letter by mail or in person to:

Clerk of Council
P.O. Box 1560
102 E. Main Street
Front Royal, Virginia 22630

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

Smoke testing sewer lines

0

The Town of Front Royal Water & Sewer Department will be smoke testing sewer lines, Monday, September 18 — Friday, September 22, 2017. You will see smoke outside in the air, with a possibility of smoke inside your residence. If you see smoke inside your residence/building, it is due to your trap not working properly. This is the resident’s responsibility to correct. Door hangers have been hung in your area if you will be affected. If any questions, please contact Public Works Department at 540-635-7819.

The streets for smoke testing are below:

  • Stadium Drive
  • Warren Ave
  • Virginia Ave
  • E 8th St
  • W 8th St
  • N Royal Ave
  • N Commerce Ave
  • E 7th Ave
  • Kibler St
  • E 6th St
  • W 6th St
  • Villa Ave
  • W 5th St
  • E 5th St
  • W 4th St
  • E 4th St
  • Academy Dr

Rotary Club of Front Royal welcomes guest speaker

0

On Friday, August 25th, The Rotary Club of Front Royal will welcome Vicki Davies as its speaker. Vickie is the Executive Director of Saint Luke Community Clinic. The Rotary Club of Front Royal meets at noon on Fridays. This week’s meeting will be held at the Warren County Community Center located at 538 Villa Avenue. The cost of lunch is $12 and the public is invited to attend.

At the meeting the Club will also be awarding its annual Bob Miller award. Dr. Robert E. “Bob” Miller served the Front Royal community as a dentist for 67 years. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Front Royal for 75 years. His dedication to his patients, clubs, and community were always in the forefront of what he did. It is with the memory of Bob and his Service and Dedication to the community that the Rotary Club of Front Royal established the “Robert E. “Bob” Miller Community Service Award”. It is the objective of the Rotary Club of Front Royal to recognize individuals within the Front Royal-Warren County Community for contributions that improve the quality of life of its citizens. The award is named after Robert E. “Bob” Miller in recognition of his 75 years of membership in the Rotary Club of Front Royal, and his Service to the Front Royal-Warren County Community. Recipients of the award shall have demonstrated a commitment of service and dedication to the community through their vocation, public service, philanthropy or civic service to the community to make a lasting impression on the community.

Doug Stanley PH+1, Chairman
Public Information Committee
Rotary Club of Front Royal


Bio – Vicki Davies


Professional:
Vicki Davies has a BS in nursing and is the Executive Director of Saint Luke Community Clinic as of July 2016. Prior to her employment at St. Luke she was employed by Valley Health since moving to this area in 1992. During her employment at VH she worked as a staff nurse in various departments, a charge nurse, a nurse educator.

Personal:
Vicki moved to the Shenandoah Valley area from Nashville, Tennessee, and lived in Memphis for 33 years prior to that. She is a mother of a grown daughter who teaches Braille in Frederick, MD and at WVU who has 5 children. Vicki lives with 4 dogs and a cat in Stephens City. Her oldest dog just turned 20 on August 21st.

Community Service Ties:

  • A member of the Warren County Rotary Club.
  • A member of the Stephens City Lions Club, serves as lifetime secretary and officers training for the district.
  • Board member of Winchester Rescue Mission and rescue mission nurse.
  • On fundraising committee at House of Hope.
  • Takes blood pressures once a week at Samuels Public Library.
  • For the past 6 years has gone on a mission trip to Wise County VA with Remote Area Medical to serve over 2000 people in the Appalachian area of VA.
  • Volunteers with Habit for Humanity.
  • Faith Community Nurse.

Hobbies:
Include quilting, sewing, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.

Back to school on Tuesday, August 15

0

Chief Bruce E. Hite wishes to remind the motoring public that children will be returning back to school on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, and to exercise caution and adhere to the rules of the road governing the school buses and pedestrians that will be more prevalent in using the roadways.  The police department’s crossing guards will be directing traffic at designated crosswalks on N. Royal Avenue and E. Criser Road for the safe crossing of children going and returning from school and officers will be monitoring the new crosswalk area of Leaches Run Parkway leading to the new Warren County Middle School.

The Front Royal Police Department encourages everyone to practice the Town of Front Royal’s S.T.O.P.S (Smart Towns Observe Pedestrian Safety) campaign message below, when utilizing the public roadways in hopes that we all work together in keeping our streets safe.

PEDESTRIANS

  • Wear light colors and reflective clothing at night
  • Cross at crosswalks, whenever possible. Mid-block crossing in NOT recommended
  • Look LEFT-RIGHT-LEFT and over the shoulder for turning traffic before crossing

MOTORISTS/BICYCLISTS

  • STOP for pedestrians who have entered crosswalks (marked and unmarked) while awaiting signal changes and at non-signal areas.  Look LEFT-RIGHT-LEFT before crossing.
  • DO NOT BLOCK CROSSWALKS when awaiting a signal change

Road Closure 7/20

0

The Town of Front Royal’s Street Department will have Hill Street closed, between Midway Ave to South Street, for asphalt repairs.

Motorists are asked to use caution while traveling in this area and be aware of crews working. If you have any questions, please call Public Works at 540-635-7819.

Road Closure 7/17

0

Monday, July 17, 2017 – The Town of Front Royal’s Street Department will have Kerfoot Avenue closed today, from Brown Avenue and Salem Avenue, for asphalt repairs.

Motorists are asked to use caution while traveling in this area and be aware of crews working. If you have any questions, please call Public Works 540-635-7819.

Road Closure 7/14

0

Friday, July 14, 2017 – The Town of Front Royal’s Street Department will have Wine Street closed between Braxton Rd. and N. Easterly St today for street repairs. Motorists are asked to use caution while traveling in this area and be aware of crews working.

If you have any questions, please call Public Works at 540-635-7819.

Planning Commission Citizen Appointment

0

The Front Royal Town Council is accepting resumes or applications from citizens who are interested in serving on the Front Royal Planning Commission. To be eligible for appointment to the Planning Commission, applicants must be freeholders of land and reside within the Town limits of Front Royal. The Planning Commission meets formally once a month and in work sessions as needed.

If you are interested in serving on the Planning Commission, please complete an application or send a resume with a cover letter to Clerk of Council Jennifer Berry at jberry@frontroyalva.com or mail to Mayor & Town Council, P.O. Box 1560, Front Royal, VA 22630.

Application forms are available at the Town Hall located at 102 E Main Street or ONLINE

Jennifer E. Berry, CMC, Clerk of Council
Office of the Mayor and Town Council

North Shenandoah Avenue Lane Closure Scheduled

0

The Town’s Water & Sewer Department have scheduled NIGHT WORK for Wednesday, May 31 through Friday, June 2 beginning at 10 pm and ending Friday morning at 6 am.

May 31 lane will be closed from 10 pm to 1 am.

June 1 lane will be closed from 10 pm to 6 am (or until repairs completed)

One Northbound lane will be shut down on N. Shenandoah Avenue from 15th Street to 17th Street for Water Line Maintenance

Motorists are asked to use caution while driving through this area and to be aware of crews working.

For more information call the Department of Environmental Services at (540)635-7819

Here’s the next public hearing agenda from Town Council

0

The Front Royal Town Council will hold the following public hearings on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Warren County Government Center’s Board Meeting Room, to consider:

* An Ordinance to amend and re-enact Front Royal Town Code Section 158-6 pertaining to Adoption by Reference of the State Motor Vehicular Laws.

* An Ordinance to amend and re-enact Front Royal Town Code Chapter 12-2; 12-5 and 12-6 pertaining to increase and removal of fees as indicated:
after-hours shut-off calls for water from $25.00 to $30.00
tires without rims, not to exceed 16.5 inches from $1.50 to $2.00 per tire
tires on rim, not to exceed 16.5 inches from $2.50 to $4.00 per tire
tires over 16.5 inches with or without rim from $3.00 to $5.00 per tire (Environmental Services Fees;
Removal of Police Department Fees (Minor Accident Report) since there are no fees collected at the Police Department.
Removal of Miscellaneous Fees (update Town Code, Hard copy) since hard copy updates are no longer being printed

* An Ordinance to amend and re-enact Front Royal Town Code Section 70-23 (A) and (B) to increase existing electric utility base rates for residential and commercial customers; and to amend and re-enact 70-23 (C) power cost adjustment (PCA) charge.

* FY 2018 Annual Appropriation Ordinance

Copies of the above ordinance amendments are available in the Town Manager’s Office located in the Town Hall, 102 E Main Street.

All interested citizens are invited to attend these hearings to express their views.