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NOTICE: Road closure – 6th Street – Crosby Road to Manassas Avenue, August 13-17

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The Town of Front Royal has approved Bushong Contracting to have 6th Street closed to complete water line tie in for Belair Avenue.

Water will be shut off from Belair Avenue to Midland Avenue. Residents in this area will be without water.

NIGHTWORK is scheduled for August 13th-17th from 10pm to 6am.

6th Street will be CLOSED from Crosby Road to Manassas Avenue.

DETOUR SIGNS will be in place.

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

If any questions, contact Public Works, Monday-Friday 7am-3:30pm. If any issues after hours, contact Police Department-Non Emergency at 540-635-2111.

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TOWN NOTICE: Yard waste and chipper collection

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The Town will begin collecting yard waste Wednesday, March 27, 2019 through January 17, 2020.

Collection is every Wednesday except any week that the Town offices are closed due to a holiday. Please note the following rules and regulations for collection:

  • Please have Yard Waste set out at the curb prior to 7:00 a.m. on Wednesdays.
  • Place all grass clippings, weeds, and leaves in reusable containers (such as Rubbermaid type bins or cardboard boxes), biodegradable bags, or plastic bags. ALL BAGS ARE TO BE UNTIED.
  • Do not use Town roll-out carts.
  • Do not mix trash, dirt, rocks, or other debris with yard waste.
  • Root balls, stumps, and firewood logs will not be collected.
  • Bushes and hedges pulled out by their roots will not be collected.
  • Brush must be bundled with rope or heavy twine, cut shorter than 5 ft in length, and weighs less than 50 lbs.
  • The chipper will only take limbs longer than 5 ft in length and up to 8 inches in diameter. The limbs should be stacked and facing the same direction with the cut ends facing the road.
  • The chipper cannot take vines, weeping willow branches, or bamboo.
  • To schedule the chipper, a call must be placed to Public Works at 540-635-7819.

The Town does not collect contractor work. All contractors must purchase a dump ticket at the Finance Office located at 102 E Main St to dispose of the items at the Manassas Ave extended site.

Department of Public Works (540) 635-7819, Monday-Friday 7am-3:30pm

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TOWN NOTICE: 6th street will be closed from Belair Avenue to Crosby Road for water main repairs

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The Town of Front Royal Water & Sewer Department have scheduled NIGHT WORK for Thursday, March 28 through Friday, March 29 beginning at 10pm and ending Friday morning at 6 am. 6th street will be closed from Belair Avenue to Crosby Road for Water Main Repairs.

Traffic will be detoured. Signs will be in place. Residents in this area may experience no water or lower water pressure while repairs are being made. Please be aware of crews working and use caution while traveling in this area.

Once water and water pressure are restored, residents should run faucets to clear any discoloration and air in the lines. We apologize for any inconvenience, however that is why it is being scheduled at night.

f you have any questions or concerns, please contact Public Works Monday-Friday 7am-3:30pm or Non-Emergency Police Department at 540-635-2111. Public Works, 540-635-7819

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TOWN NOTICE: Planting Season – Utilities

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Properly placed and maintained trees and shrubs are a valuable resource for both homes and communities. However, without careful planning and proper plant selection prior to planting, trees and shrubs can cause a nuisance and become a dangerous and costly problem for both homeowners and the Town of Front Royal’s Energy Services Department.

When planted too closely to electric meters, transformers and other utilities, they can create access problems for utility workers who need to read or service equipment. By carefully planning and using proper plant selection, you can reduce the risks and costs associated with these problems.

We ask that residents who will be planting near electric transformers or other electrical equipment make sure to comply with the following clearance guidelines: maintain a three-foot clearance along the sides and back and a six-foot clearance along the front of equipment once plants reach maturity, allow adequate space for future growth, avoid planting shrubs or setting posts directly over cables and make sure to call “Miss Utility” at 811 before digging.

Thank you for your help in keeping our community safe and beautiful.

If you would like more information about planting guidelines, please feel free to contact the Energy Services Department at (540) 635-3027

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Town scholarship applications deadline March 15th

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The Town of Front Royal Scholarship Applications are due to the Town Manager’s Office on Friday, March 15, 2019 by 5:00 PM.

Graduating high school seniors living in the Town limits can apply for a scholarships to pursue continued undergraduate or trade education at an accredited university, community college, or trade school.

Council will review and award two $500.00 scholarships in April at a regular Town Council meeting. Click here for Application and mail or email to the Town Manager below:

Joseph E. Waltz, Town Manager
P.O. Box 1560
Front Royal, Virginia 22630

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Email: jwaltz@frontroyalva.com

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Town Manager’s Office
102 E. Main Street
Front Royal, Virginia 22630
(540) 635-8007
8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday

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TOWN NOTICE: Q&A Forum concerning proposed utility rates increases and PCA

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The Town of Front Royal will hold a Q&A FORUM on Monday, March 11, 2019 from 6:00 PM – 7:00PM in the Warren County Government Center Board Room, 220 N. Commerce Avenue, Front Royal, Virginia.

The Directors of Energy Services and Finance will be available to answer questions from concerned electric utility customers regarding the proposed electric rate increase and the Power Cost Adjustment (PCA).

If you cannot attend this meeting but have questions or concerns please contact Finance Director B.J. Wilson at (540) 635-7799, bwilson@frontroyalva.com or Energy Services Director David W. Jenkins at (540) 635.3027, dwjenkins@frontroyalva.com.

Royal Examiner’s camera will be there to record the forum.

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TOWN NOTICE: What is the Power Cost Adjustment?

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What is the Power Cost Adjustment on my electric bill?

The Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) is a separate line item on each Town of Front Royal Electric Bill statement which reflects the increases/decreases in the Towns cost of purchased wholesale power. The PCA is a per kilowatt hour charge that covers the varying monthly costs for generating electricity. Things like fuel costs, electric load, and weather all impact the cost of producing energy.

Because the electric rate we charge our customers for energy is fixed, but the rate we pay for that same energy varies, we can “true-up” the cost with the PCA. Think about it like this – when you fuel up your car, the price of gasoline can change from day to day. Those same fluctuations affect the price of creating and delivering electricity.

These increases prompted the Town to reach out to GDS Associates, a third-party organization, to perform a “Cost of Service Study.” The Study was used to determine an electric rate structure that will recover the cost of serving our customers. With the proposed rate adjustments, the customer charge and energy charge will increase while the PCA will decrease.

Computing the Power Cost Adjustment.

The Power Cost Adjustment on an electric bill statement is computed by multiplying the amount charged by the number of kilowatt hours used. For example, if the amount charged is .02323, and 1,000 kilowatt hours were used during the billing period, the Power Cost Adjustment would be $23.23.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Energy Services Department at (540) 635-3027 or the Finance Department at (540) 635-7799.

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